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Hop Centric Black - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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92
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 13.19%
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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cjacobsen

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.1%

11-14-2011 20:01:47 | More by cjacobsen
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weatherdog

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%

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

07-07-2011 00:33:51 | More by weatherdog
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dmheinz57

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-12-2012 22:56:37 | More by dmheinz57
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-27-2014 13:29:48 | More by JuniperJesus
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JasonFromLA

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-04-2013 01:22:15 | More by JasonFromLA
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weonfire

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-01-2013 02:47:48 | More by weonfire
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

06-24-2013 01:54:20 | More by joeseppy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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!

06-19-2011 12:25:03 | More by WoodBrew
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-09-2013 04:04:22 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-16-2014 12:50:31 | More by hooliganlife
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mjc3151

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-27-2014 19:07:10 | More by mjc3151
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2013 04:23:41 | More by zonker17
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Chrixsus

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

08-13-2012 14:03:19 | More by Chrixsus
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

07-20-2013 02:13:01 | More by Jaycase
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birchholz

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

12-11-2011 03:33:09 | More by birchholz
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-08-2014 01:32:59 | More by beersdmf17
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coffygrinder

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-07-2013 02:16:37 | More by coffygrinder
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-07-2011 08:06:49 | More by leprakhan
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-27-2013 23:06:40 | More by dcisco44
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trstar87

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

06-04-2012 00:07:17 | More by trstar87
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

09-17-2012 10:13:59 | More by eorwar
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CHickman

New York

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

10-12-2011 03:52:58 | More by CHickman
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

08-24-2013 03:25:33 | More by jhillwastaken
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Spamsammich

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

02-12-2012 16:31:59 | More by Spamsammich
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3agle87

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

10-12-2012 03:32:19 | More by 3agle87
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Hop Centric Black from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.