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Hop Centric Black - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WoodBrew on 06-19-2011)
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

cjacobsen, Nov 14, 2011
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Photo of weatherdog
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz snifter served on tap at Two Brothers Roundhouse

Pours pitch black with an off white head that sticks around for a whole. Sticky lacing covers a good amount of the glass.

The nose is assertive in its hoppiness but not pungent. Grassy hops dominate, with just a hint of orange. Not much roastiness at all

The roast comes out in the

weatherdog, Jul 07, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

dmheinz57, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

JuniperJesus, Mar 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

JasonFromLA, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

weonfire, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of joeseppy
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black pearl with a one inch mocha merengue head. Lacing throughout.

Coffee roasted hop aroma with a bit-o-mint patch. A mildly sweet malt flora bouquet.

A bright roasty hop flavor with a citrusy back. Malt balances superbly.

Creamy mouthfeel with just enough hop potency to numb the tongue.

The past three years nothing has changed in this brew. I look forward patiently to this once a year limited release. Since this is the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Chicago Blackhawks I have to say this brew is a hat trick.

joeseppy, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was at the Hop Juice Festival yesterday when the release of the Black version of the Hop Juice occured. A significant sized crowd was present prior to the opening in anticipation of the release. I am guessing at this time that this is a limited release, but it may be popular enough to make the rotation as the original HOP JUICE did. The appearance is quite nice....dark and opaque, cannot see through it. The nose is dominated by hop, pine, and some citrus. Not a lot of roast present in the aroma that I could pick up. There was a slight breeze that made smelling a bit difficult. The taste was very similar to the original HOP JUICE at the start, full bodied, pine and citrus undertones that mask the abv. As the beer clinges to the pallate a nice roastiness comes forth as hangs giving the beer a nice complexity. The mouthfeel is good, it would be tough to session a beer of this magnitude, but boy is it a good one!

WoodBrew, Jun 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Gonzoillini, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

hooliganlife, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

mjc3151, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

zonker17, Apr 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Chrixsus, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Jaycase
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: dark, dark, dark brown. crazy thick mocha colored head

s: piney hops, very slight touch of citrus. roasty malts. caramel

t: starts off with very mildly bitter piney hops and finishes with a nice chocolatey, slightly coffee tinged malted flavor.

m: creamy. low carbonation.

o: This was quite enjoyable and from what I've had from Two Brothers, my clear favorite. It's not mind blowing certainly but a very solid offering nonetheless. Mouthfeel is great and the roasty chocolate/coffee finish is well done. Will pick this up again next year.

Jaycase, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

birchholz, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

beersdmf17, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

coffygrinder, Mar 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

leprakhan, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

dcisco44, Dec 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

trstar87, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

eorwar, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of CHickman
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle-N-Hum in NYC on 9/30/2011: pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head that left very good lacing as it went down.

Aroma was sweet and hoppy with floral hops, piney hops, sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, light grains and light grapefruit; smells real sweet and juicy, on par for an IPA or black ale.

Tastes like it smells with floral hops, piney hops, sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, light grains or biscuit, grapefruit, orange peel, a hint of toffee and light spices; this was smooth and balanced, with a medium body, creamy mouthfeel and enough citrus and piney hop flavor to hide the ABV.

Too bad I had several beers before this that night, as I would have liked to given it a better and more thorough review, but I did really enjoy it and thought that it was highly drinkable and very enjoyable.

CHickman, Oct 12, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

jhillwastaken, Aug 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Spamsammich, Feb 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

3agle87, Oct 12, 2012
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Hop Centric Black from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.