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Laughing Panda - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Laughing PandaLaughing Panda

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BA SCORE
86
very good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.13%


Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Laughing Panda takes his beer with green tea. This brilliant golden IPA has a fruity tropical aroma and a pleasant astringency from the genmaicha green tea. All finished with a light malt backbone with a small touch of hilarity on the tongue.

(Beer added by: jjanega08 on 06-03-2013)
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match1112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-06-2013 03:05:43 | More by match1112
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Laughing Panda is a decent IPA....different than most and worth a try. The beer poured a clear (I was careful with the pour) orangish golden color with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The scent has some sweetness, hints of pine and I guess a flare of tea. The taste is on the sweeter side to start then a nice bitter enters which brings some citrus and pine. There is a twang in there that I guess would be from the green tea. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a decent beer and I am glad to have had the chance to taste it.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 04:41:49 | More by WoodBrew
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mfnmbvp

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Ahh yes, after a couple of months I am finally getting around to trying this brew, a new green tea IPA from the local Two Brothers Brewing Company. Haven't had a new beer from these guys in a while, and the idea sounds intriguing, so I'm excited.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours two fingers of soft soapy off-white head on top of a light golden-orange colored body. Some nice fluffy strands of lace. Looks pretty enticing.

S - Smell is pretty fresh and inviting, also. Fresh squeezed oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, piney hop resins, lots of dank hop bitterness, a hint of soapiness, & some light bready biscuit malt in the background. Some herbal lemongrass imparted from the green tea.

T - Oh yeah, this is pretty good. Not nearly as biting and bitter as the aroma leads you to believe. Lots of light lemony citrus and herbal grassiness, some cucumber, authentic brewed green tea leaf flavor & sweetness, white sugar, slight graininess, and lots of bready maltiness on the finish. As I let it sit a little, a sort of white peppery taste seems to creep out.

M - Smooth, wet, and oily. Sticky, bitter, and dry on the finish.

Overall, I thought it was a great take on the same old boring everyday IPA, and I definitely wouldn't mind seeing this beer entering Two Brothers Brewing's regular line-up of beers. Would definitely have again; recommended.

Two Brothers Laughing Panda Green Tea IPA ---4/5.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 21:51:10 | More by mfnmbvp
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Gmann

New York

3.04/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden color with a short off white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is quite sweet. There is a candied tropical fruit note that mixes with a sweet bready malt. Some apricot notes. Too sweet.

The taste is similar to the aroma. Quite tropical with candied apricot. I don't really taste any of the green tea due to the candied notes. Some pepper spice. Overall not very pleasant flavor. Tastes like an old IPA.

Moderate feel with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate.

Disappointed that I don't pick up any green tea. Tastes like a sweet old IPA.

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09-19-2013 03:02:18 | More by Gmann
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GreesyFizeek

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4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear light amber, with a one inch head and a lot of lacing towards the top of the glass.

Smells like piney/leafy hops mixed with some sweet green tea aromas.

The tastes follows pretty similarly. The green tea is a good a mix with the piney and leafy hop flavors. Some sweetness from either the green tea or the malts- probably the malts, as the sweetness is a bit caramelly. Sticky sweet finish to this one.

Medium bodied, sticky mouthfeel, good crisp carbonation. Very drinkable.

Green tea is a great adjunct for IPAs, and should be explored further. Really liked this one.

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09-15-2013 06:29:16 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Laughing Panda from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.