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Heavier Handed IPA - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Heavier Handed IPAHeavier Handed IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 36
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 250 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
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McCranky

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-07-2012 04:18:42 | More by McCranky
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-16-2012 21:07:02 | More by KingBiscuit
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-26-2012 14:11:53 | More by IPx
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2012 13:58:36 | More by polopaul20
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-21-2012 05:06:34 | More by imperialking
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Beezee

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.9%

02-19-2012 05:16:34 | More by Beezee
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-12-2012 15:54:55 | More by Tyrawlings
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mpdrago

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-06-2012 05:04:16 | More by mpdrago
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2012 00:52:13 | More by hilgart1
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-14-2012 20:55:25 | More by whartontallboy
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LornaLee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-29-2011 05:33:35 | More by LornaLee
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-12-2011 02:05:55 | More by jenray
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-07-2011 08:09:14 | More by leprakhan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-25-2011 16:50:14 | More by nmann08
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-22-2011 22:22:07 | More by brandoman63
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-21-2011 19:44:29 | More by thewimperoo
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-17-2011 02:52:43 | More by virinow
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phichifiji00

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Golden amber, somewhat hazy, pours 1 finger of thick white head that fades quickly. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Citrus, hops, a bit piney, a bit boozy.

Taste: lemon, pine resin, hoppy, a bit malty towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, crisp.

Overall: A very tasty IPA. Good hop level. Drinkability is very high.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 17:39:12 | More by phichifiji00
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Chrisbracken420

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-16-2011 03:20:58 | More by Chrisbracken420
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-14-2011 15:48:55 | More by sbricker
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark orange amber color and a huge head of white coming up and over the top. Majestic looking would be the right word here. Thick lacing up and down the sides of the glass throughout. Most pungent aroma I have come across in as long as I can remember. Thick dose of grapefruit and orange right up front. Huge sticky hops just dripping off of this one. Rich and sweet as I take the first sip. Grapefruit and sugar dipped orange just coating the tongue. Soo fresh it almost hurts. Even warming it brings no relief as the hops are soo thick and omnipresent that you are just taken a back and completely blown away. Long dry finish is coated with soo many flavors, again I am blown away.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 02:25:38 | More by mikesgroove
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claspada

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Last bottle in the store from my new favorite place New Beer Distributors in the Bowery of Manhattan.
Aromas of thick caramel malts, toffee, butterscotch, with some earthy/herbal and light citrus/grapefruit hoppiness. Lesser notes of woody/cider smells.
The tastes follow the nose with sweet caramel and brown sugar maltiness which quickly lends itself to a substantial but not overwhelming earthy and grapefruit hops bitterness. The finish is dry from the oak aging. Slight hints of vanilla and apple throughout. The mouthfeel is quite full and sticky; hops and oak linger ever-so-slightly on the palate. Overall this is a great offering from Two Brothers. I am glad that I have an older bottle as a fresh one I feel would have been too hoppy and the wood characteristics may have been overlooked/overshadowed.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 00:40:53 | More by claspada
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oreo

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2011 20:28:30 | More by oreo
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MillRat

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at the Tap House in Oswego. Nice tangerine orange color with an persistent off-white head. Aroma of bicuity malts topped by a bouquet of American hops, I figure Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade. A malt-forward body typical of 2Bros, with a nicely layered hop presentation from bittering through to a final flame-out addition. Keeps the malt-hops balance better than some other DIPAs. Even with a heavier body, the complexity of the flavors and the palate-clearing of the hop bitterness keeps inviting you back for more. Recommended to hop-heads and to those who want more from a beer than just a hop-puckered grin.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2010 19:35:31 | More by MillRat
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 12/20/2009. Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of piney hops, sweet citrus, tropical fruits, and caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt initially with light citrus hops in the finish. Pretty good IIPA with strong malt overtones.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 16:30:24 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.