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Two Tun IPA - Mac and Jack's Brewery

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Two Tun IPA
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 20.72%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mac and Jack's Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: henrysunset on 07-01-2004)
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Photo of TrojanRB


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 02:38:57 | More by TrojanRB
Photo of NewGlarusFan


4/5  rDev +20.1%

Had on tap at Mac and Jack's brewery tour.

Pours a dark yellow amber. Two finger head very crisp. Smell has a lot going on with this one. Pine, grapefruit, malty toast. West coast style to the tee. Piney earthy citrus fruits dry honey malt and bitterness not juicy at all. Mouthfeel has a mild amount of carbonation. Coats the mouth with Yukon Valley hops Mt. hood, Cascade, Simcoe. Sam worked the tour and was very informative and great tour guide.

05-25-2014 02:37:02 | More by NewGlarusFan
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

05-24-2014 00:38:01 | More by tastymug
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

03-15-2014 00:21:13 | More by Beerriver
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2.35/5  rDev -29.4%

I am not one to turn a beer down, but could not finish this beer from Mac and Jack's in Redmond. The alcohol was not hidden very well, the nose was floral, but the malt backbone was nonexistent. I felt like I was drinking a hop squeeze after a home brew. This experience turned me off from drinking anything else that night. Maybe I was drinking a bad tap from a local pizza joint.

12-27-2013 20:06:54 | More by Hopinion
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-24-2013 20:13:14 | More by Zach122
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

09-12-2013 16:58:38 | More by powdersoldier
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

09-08-2013 18:54:45 | More by DMB
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-31-2013 02:53:30 | More by johnnyboy76
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

08-02-2013 02:33:55 | More by Hobbit
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-20-2012 21:35:22 | More by irishgreensoda
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-05-2012 22:51:50 | More by adkieffer
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-24-2012 05:20:42 | More by jmccraney
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-25-2012 05:14:06 | More by strongaf
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-09-2012 02:13:58 | More by woemad
Photo of Smurf2055


1.93/5  rDev -42%

On tap at Wing Central on the Ave in the U district. Aroma was strong, citrus and hops galore. Appearance was orange to dark yellow with about a centimeter of off-white head. Tastes like a typical hop bomb. I am pretty sure there’s Simcoe hops in this one. Bitter with a strong bite. Palate was nicely carbonated. Very bitter. Goes down easy enough. Overall, I would classify it with the rest of the typical North West hop bombs. It’s a shame because I’m a big fan of their Amber. Not for me.

01-29-2012 23:10:43 | More by Smurf2055
Photo of kevinglin


3.23/5  rDev -3%

Golden with little head retention. Didn't get a huge hop aroma I'd expect in an IPA though did get some citrus notes. Fairly bitter with a pronounced lingering bitterness, which is heightened by semi-dry finish. Overall refreshing - a decent brew while waiting to catch a flight out of SeaTac.

01-14-2012 22:29:33 | More by kevinglin
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

12-01-2011 22:23:40 | More by UpstateNYhophead
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2.17/5  rDev -34.8%

A: Poured a light amber color, hazy, some bubbles and a dirty white cap

S: Simple. Caramel and some floral notes.

T: Like a mix of caramel, lightly toasted grains, citrus and floral notes. This beer tasted rather muddy and not so fresh.

M: Lighter to medium body, not crisp and nothing really above average

O: Pretty mundayne and unappealing and that is being polite

06-02-2011 13:43:12 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of bensiff


1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

Mac and Jacks reformulated their IPA from what was once a nice super hoppy version of thier African Amber. Now it resembles a slightly darker version of Budweiser which should be a clue as hoppy beers are rarely nice and clear like that. I first had the reformulation at a Red Robins and sent it back because it had horrible diacetyl issues. I even talked to the manager about how bad it was. Go forward a few months later and I decided to give it another go at yet another Red Robins. Again, it was a diacetyl nightmare of buttered popcorn crap. I'm really surprised that as long as Mac and Jack's has been in business they would let kegs this horribly messed up go out their doors. The diacetyl virtually destroyed the hops so I cannot even comment on the the flavor in the slightest other than gross ass artificial butter. The smell was also horribly flawed with the diacetyl. The only thing it had going for it was it looked nice in a glass. This second beer I too sent back for an African Amber which was as good as usual.

04-12-2011 00:15:14 | More by bensiff
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2.78/5  rDev -16.5%

Mac & Jack's Brewery--Redmond, WA--IPA. 7.00% ABV. 70 IBU's. Foamy lacy off white head. Clear bright rich pretty gold color. Earthy floral hop malt front. Malty creamy mellow sweet caramel doughy hint body. Clean bitter hop spice end. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Seattle, Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/26/2010. Tasty hoppy flavor even dead taste buds!

Mac & Jack's Brewery 2011 Two Tun IPA. 4 oz. Taster @ Fremont, Seattle Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival on 4/2/2011. 7.00% ABV. 70 IBU's. Foamy lacy white head. Clear bright rich amber color. Big herbal floral hop front. Dry sweet thin textured toasted caramel hop resin rich piney body. Dry bitter hop spice end. Hoppy, but totally unbalanced with missing malt. (2.0 / 5.0)

10-19-2010 04:54:36 | More by philbertk
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3.73/5  rDev +12%

From notes. On tap at Sea-Tac, and way too cold when it was poured. Pours amber with some copper highlights, hazy (chill), moderate head with some retention and thick lacing. SMELL got better at as it warmed. Piny and citrusy hops, solid backing malty base balances well. A slight sourness that reminds me of Anchor's "our holiday ale." TASTE is hope dominated but not wickedly out of balance. Fairly aggressive piny/citrusy hop profile up front. never quite sweet, but strong maltyness balances. FEEL medium body, fairly benign. Finish pretty clean, but with some lingering bitterness. OVERALL drinks easy. Solid representation of NW IPA, and found in an airport!

10-01-2009 20:16:29 | More by sprucetip
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%

Sampled on tap at Mac & Jack's Africa Lounge in the Seattle airport.

A - Amber and hazy with a moderate beige head.

S - Caramel malts, floral hops and yeast.

T - A nice citrusy bitterness balanced with a toast and caramel flavor from the malts. A slight metallic flavor in the finish.

M - A thin to moderate consistency that was nothing special but had no major flaws. A nice low carbonation.

D - Nice flavors. Smooth and easy to drink.

06-06-2009 16:42:22 | More by GJ40
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4.08/5  rDev +22.5%

Mac & Jack's dry-hops this ale in every keg they produce - I believe with Cascade hops. My sample at the brewery captured this bright nose of herbaceous joy in all its glory though there was little left of it when I invaded my growler two days later.

Behind the hop aroma comes a wall of malt sugars on a warm, orange-amber body that's a touch darker than most IPAs. The white head is tall, abundant lace plasters the glass, and the mouthfeel is notably fluffy and relaxed - almost cottony. The taste delivers decisive bittering with a dry, graphite finish that works unexpectedly well. Hop flavor is initially abundant but passes without being defining. It's as though beyond the hops there's a pale ale in waiting, and beyond the pale... well, who knows what's beyond the pale?

No, this isn't an acrobat IPA. But it is a friendly one, especially as it warms. Though M&J brews very little of this beer, I certainly wouldn't turn one down if given the chance.

03-13-2009 03:52:58 | More by RedDiamond
Photo of John_M


3.53/5  rDev +6%

Had a glass of this at the African Lounge at Seatac airport.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. This is undoubtedly the darkest looking IPA I have ever seen. The nose is very sweet and malty, but with some underlying citrus as well. This smells like no IPA I've ever had before. The flavors replicate the nose, though I guess there's enough underlying citrus to call this an IPA. However, the sweet malt completely dominates this beer, which is something I generally don't like to see in an IPA. The beer comes across as moderately sweet, but thankfully dries out a bit on the finish. The beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel and alcohol seems to be pretty well disguised. There's some sort of odd flavor in the finish that I'm not entirely liking, but it's not too distracting.

This is an OK IPA, but certainly is nothing special. It's a bit hoppier then the african amber, but not very. Can't say I'm hugely impressed by this beer.

12-02-2008 17:51:07 | More by John_M
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Two Tun IPA from Mac and Jack's Brewery
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