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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

249 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 249
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: 249 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-26-2014 21:31:38 | More by JIMTRK16
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CSO

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-05-2014 01:49:26 | More by CSO
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

01-22-2014 04:01:04 | More by Hallertau
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jscheuf

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

01-08-2014 15:45:06 | More by jscheuf
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-29-2013 04:38:36 | More by ZEB89
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-28-2013 12:35:43 | More by Oakenator
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oldvines

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-22-2013 13:06:37 | More by oldvines
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-13-2013 03:39:44 | More by BarrytheBear
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BeerGreg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-09-2013 20:24:52 | More by BeerGreg
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jpjayp

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-08-2013 20:19:33 | More by jpjayp
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baklo

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-01-2013 02:49:42 | More by baklo
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-24-2013 23:46:01 | More by Chugs13
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a couple of inches of foam; very nice retention and a pretty god job in the lacing department, too

Smell: Powerful wet hop aromatics; rather piney with both melon and fusel alcohol underneath

Taste: A dose of caramel on the front end is massacred by the piney hops with the 84.3 IBUs blasting the taste buds at mid-palate; the bitterness remains intense, after the swallow, though there is a melon tone that sneaks in underneath; the sweetness from the malts builds somewhat into the finish; rather boozy aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Not sure whether this is still oak-aged - neither the bottle nor the website mentions it and if it is, the treatment is very subtle; the website description of the beer seems out of date, too, as it doesn't mention the use of local hops grown on an Illinois farm and harvested by the brewery; all that aside, the beer is a bit too boozy and lacks some balance to be among the best in the style

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 19:19:17 | More by brentk56
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mds1101

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-23-2013 15:47:04 | More by mds1101
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2013 07:10:45 | More by BKBassist
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-22-2013 04:43:50 | More by mpayne5
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-19-2013 16:47:09 | More by Kevin_Young
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-16-2013 21:36:22 | More by dcisco44
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YogiBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

11-11-2013 22:06:03 | More by YogiBeer
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: A slight haze to a beautiful amber body. Sees a little darker on the surface with a slight off-white head rising thick at first to maybe 1/3" off the body.

Smell: Citrus scent with a hit of light flowers.

Taste: Has a slight sweet feel that makes you think oranges were infused with the brew process when this brew was created. It's a smooth bitter feel, tangy if you ask me and very addicting.

Mouth: Medium bodied, sticky but not overwhelming.

Overall: Good brew but i would search the end of the world for it. It's a solid brew but being a hardcore DIPA I can think of better options out there. I don't think I paid too much for it so maybe I would consider it again but for the meantime I hope you all enjoy. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 06:51:34 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Troville1990

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-10-2013 20:16:02 | More by Troville1990
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-10-2013 02:20:28 | More by freewill35
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-09-2013 21:54:26 | More by bcm75
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jimmygord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-04-2013 14:06:43 | More by jimmygord
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Clear, amber to orange colored body with a three-finger eggshell white head. Excellent retention on the head with nice scattered lacing along the glass.

I had to do a double take on the aroma, until I realized it was oak aged. Only a little oak, but sweet, citrus hops blending with caramel malt are the dominant themes here. The double take is that I expected a very hoppy DIPA aroma, but not disappointed.

The flavor is little better than I would have expected from the aroma. The hops give enough citrus punch with light bitterness to balance the sweet caramel malt. The oak hangs in the background enough not to be over bearing and lets a light piney hop flavor finish off the flavor mix.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel with a light hop oiliness. Overall, I really like this as a nice variant on the typical hop or malt-bomb DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 22:19:35 | More by FanofHefe
Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.