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Hop Centric Black - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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92
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 12
Gots: 13 | FT: 3
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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coffygrinder

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

03-07-2013 02:16:37 | More by coffygrinder
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3agle87

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

10-12-2012 03:32:19 | More by 3agle87
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-13-2013 05:19:02 | More by IPAdams
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-08-2013 15:33:49 | More by PopnLoads
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 16 oz snifter.

A- Pours pitch black, no light shows through at all. Nice tan head with good lacing on the glass.

S- Roasted malts, some vanilla, and pine hops.

T- Chocolate malt with, hint of coffee and vanilla. Nice blend of citrus and pine flavors from the hops.

M- Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Beer trickles down your throat after the finish.

O- Great beer! Combines the quality of a good stout with a magnificent blend of citrus and pine hop flavors. Abv is hidden well. The 2 bottles I have left will not tide me over until next Hop Juice Fest!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 02:17:57 | More by kawilliams81
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-27-2014 13:29:48 | More by JuniperJesus
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mjc3151

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

03-08-2014 01:32:59 | More by beersdmf17
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-09-2012 21:15:43 | More by tomserio
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Samjuan12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-04-2012 00:10:55 | More by Samjuan12
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-17-2013 04:02:21 | More by Alyssat_
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-29-2013 02:42:15 | More by ArtieSox
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-17-2012 04:42:55 | More by CorneliusBunker
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Kempski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-30-2013 21:05:21 | More by Kempski
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-08-2012 16:33:05 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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mrsp1107

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-06-2012 23:16:27 | More by mrsp1107
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-03-2012 01:03:30 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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sixthglass

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep deep deep brown color with a fantastic head that fades into a one finger head. Wonderful lacing.

S- Malts, Hops, Citrus, Pine, Burnt/Char.

T- Malt, Citrus/pine hoppy flavor, with some burnt sugar.

M- Good mouthfeel, coats and sticks, leaving a good after taste.

O- Grreat brew, lucky to have tried it. Would buy bulk amounts if I could find it in my area. Two brothers Hop Juice taken to a fantastic new level ! Would highly recommend to anyone !

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 23:40:19 | More by sixthglass
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tear drop glass.

A - Well the name says it all...black. A nice off-white, almost mocha but not quite head. The head is pretty thick and leaves lacing as it disappears.

S - Rye, hops, and a hint of coffee almost though I'm pretty sure that's not in here. Those piney hops really come through as it warms.

T - A smooth rye taste rounded with some hops. A dark almost mocha feel to this beer. But at times has that hint of the citrus flavors from the Hop Juice creeping in. The hops along with that dark mocha feel linger giving this beer a lasting finish. Very enjoyable taste that accentuates the black flavors and leaves the hops of the Hop Juice to compliment those and make those flavors pop.

M - Medium bodied and borders on the heavy at times. Carbonation is good, and still quite drinkable.

O - Probably one of Two Brothers best offerings since Red Eye Porter (bring it back!). They really nailed the dark flavors in this beer and made it quite delicious overall. Hoping they have this again next year because I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 06:38:29 | More by Scrumtralecent
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bomber, many thanks to EdwardFortyHands! Poured into Hunahpu snifter. Fairly fresh, I believe Hop Juice Fest was earlier this month.

A- Pours a mostly opaque dark purplish, brown black that lets a little bit but hardly any light through. About a quarter finger of light creamy mocha brown head that fades fairly fast leaving very little head and spotty lacing around the sides of the glass. About average carbonation, definitely more then the regular Hop Juice.

S- Complex and fruity (orange, pineapple, mango- similar to regular Hop Juice) with roasted malts. Not the most aromatic, but I definitely loved the complexity between the fruit and roasted malts- what a black IPA should be like. Nice balance between the two.

T- Similar taste to the regular Hop Juice- pineapple, orange, mango, bannana, etc. mixed with darker tastes of roasted malts and a little bit of cocoa mix. Definitely not as bitter on the finish as Hop Juice, but still has a sweet fruity aftertaste mixed with a little bit of sweet cocoa. Again a little bit lacking on aroma and sweetness, but pleasant.

M- Very smooth and drinkable, alcohol very well hidden, well balanced, medium bodied, not too much carbonation. Overall a very nice feel.

O- This was a very well done Black IPA, one of the better ones I've had. I definitely enjoyed this one a little bit more then the regular Hop Juice. I loved the increased complexity between the well-balanced fruity flavors and hops and the darker qualities of the cocoa and roasted malts. The more I drink it the more I appreciate it. Thank you again EdwardFortyHands for adding this, I wish I had more bottles!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 01:20:47 | More by jaasen64
Hop Centric Black from Two Brothers Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.