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Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

302 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 35
Gots: 18 | 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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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Incredibly appropriate for a wet-hopped autumn seasonal, Heavier Handed! has a crisp orange complexion, chilly haze, as well as gossamer-like head and lacing. It blends right in with the fall foliage currently seen outside my window - heck, this would make a great Bob Ross painting!

The strong aromas of wet leaves and dewy grass are no surprise given this beer was made with locally sourced hops added the same day they were picked. The more concentrated and pungent bouquet, as well as the emphasis on herbalness (as opposed to, say, citrus), is likely a direct result of this technique. Good to know the effort wasn't wasted... this smells great!

And that duo of earthy and floral qualities continue on the palate with notes of strongly-steeped jasmine green tea. Far from astringent, however, the hops also provide ripe pineapple and subtle pine flavours too. It's a spell-binding blend of the Pacific North-West and the Tropics.

And while I know this is meant to be all about the hops, I'd be remiss not to mention the malts which, for their part, provide tastes of toffee biscuits, butterscotch, slivered almonds, and nougat. This humbled backdrop provides a nice cradle between bitter and sweet and soaks up much of the overly astringent leafiness left in the finish.

Heavier Handed! is not - contrary to its name and style - the kind of beer to smack you across the face with booze and bitterness. It's a very approachable offering for something of its specs (84 IBU and 8.1%) and is as drinkable as something half its size. Powerful and full-bodied, this nonetheless has the exquisite integration between malt and hop no one can say 'no' to. Great stuff!

biegaman, Nov 09, 2014
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Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.