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Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 34
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wet hopped IPA aged in new French oak tanks.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 11-14-2009)
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

leprakhan, Dec 07, 2011
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Chrisbracken420, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter at the Two Brothers Tap House.

This is my first reviewed 5/5 beer. (pliny is next)

Pours a nice orange/tangerine color with a small long lasting head.

Smells of grapefruit and pineapples. Best smelling IPA I have had.

Having had this in years past, I was not impressed. Something changed this year as this was outstanding. TONS of citrus fruits, grapefruit, orange, lemon. Not overly bitter. A thick malty backbone gives this beer an awesome mouthfeel. Highly drinkable. High five to two brothers. Do me a favor and put it in bombers next year.

oreo, Jan 08, 2011
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4.88/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This the third or fourth time I have had an IPA with the 'wet hops'. The fresh hops adds a little something that really works for me. Good stuff. Got a nice little kick to it. Looked good in the glass. Got a nice bitter grapefruit peel bite. Working my second bomber now. Am going back for more tomorrow!

beerme52, Jan 09, 2010
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4.72/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much a hazed beefier version of the Heavy Handed IPA aged on their new French Oak cellaring vessels. Appears a slightly clouded caramel amber glowing hue with a large frothing head that is the same color as a frothy whipped egg. Big chunks of glorious sporadic lacing presents itself extremely well from the glass, this one was poured into my Gulden Draak chalice.

Aroma is chalk full of hops including pine needles, floral accents, and citrus peels. A whopping blend of hops with a bit of malt and booze. The dominant tones come off as an oak aged dry gin with citrus squeezed into it. The brilliant oak tones come off very much like fresh cut wood giving an earthy outdoorsy experience to pair with the fresh hops.

This one is dangerous weighing in in the 8th percentile with the alcohol this brew throws huge complex hop and malt combinations at the imbiber. I'm loving the caramel booze with the citrus and earthy notes that could remind someone of some weed. Dry yet slightly tart and boozed hop candy in a glass, my mustache is coated in hops and I can honestly say this isn't an issue.

Mouthfeel is oily with hops dry with a slight oak finish boozed with a slight tone of burning sensation in both the nares and palate. Warming alcohol fuller bodied DIPA, this beer needs to be enjoyed slowly so it doesn't wreck your palate or your car. Hop oils surge with citrus peel and herbal floral hop accents.

Drinkability is killer one of the most enjoyable well represented oak aged beers I've come across this one is focused on the wood rather than iself, the hops, or it's alcohol content. Okay children sit down and surround us while we take on a thrilling twisted and turned navigation. Well represented oak brew in front of me way better than other run ins with Oak barreled DIPAs namingly both the New Holland, Southern Tier, and other Bell's offering Founds did something well original.

WVbeergeek, Dec 26, 2009
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Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.