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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

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 36
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
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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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
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-03-2013 17:31:16 | More by sunofneurot
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-03-2013 16:45:20 | More by WoodBrew
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-02-2013 00:14:37 | More by Damian74Shensky
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bcerv-ca

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-01-2013 03:09:40 | More by bcerv-ca
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-30-2013 22:32:47 | More by aszatk01
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server222

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-28-2013 21:04:24 | More by server222
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stewart124

Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful copper color with just a touch of lacing that is developing into a nice spiderweb.

Some caramel and citrus in the nose that leans towards orange. Toffee and some vanilla that I suspect is from the oak.

I don't get as much oak as I would have thought. There is some drier notes in the mouthfeel but I get a pleasing amount of light caramel, citrus and a touch of fruity esters. Just a tad bigger then the heavy handed and this one dries out in the finish. Big enough on the hops without being too overpowering. I would guess the super galena if I was pressed to choose.

This bomber does pack a punch. A very nice tweener here. Great for the price.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 21:39:35 | More by stewart124
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-20-2013 02:52:39 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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NateMac13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-19-2013 00:39:53 | More by NateMac13
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tstigz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-18-2013 23:46:53 | More by tstigz
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-16-2013 22:40:47 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-13-2013 18:51:09 | More by waddellc2
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-12-2013 21:25:45 | More by zekeman17
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Lipsntoes

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-12-2013 13:16:06 | More by Lipsntoes
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-10-2013 23:27:51 | More by Hanselpb
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.9%

10-10-2013 17:13:43 | More by Rimbimhoot
Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.