Two Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPA | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Two Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPATwo Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPA
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Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with white cedar boughs and spruce tips. Dry-hopped with both Connecticut and Vermont grown hops

Added by bobv on 06-05-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
40
Ratings:
141
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
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Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
4.58/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sdm9465
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pinkylives
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

A - Light lemon gold color with frothy lacing and vibrant carbonation. Foam is incredibly sticky on the glass.

S - Funk, citrus tang, lemon, some earthiness, aroma is sweet and dry.

T - Very earthy citrus some citrus tangy sweetness poking through. Lemon and earth.

M - Big and thick body.

O - Glad to have tried, would not buy again.

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Photo of deonreds
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love 2 roads, brewer collaborations, and local ingredients. Also love innovative twists on standards, in this case a woody, farmhouse IPA.
a) Pours into a snifter with energetic head, a hazed golden, burnt amber body (cedar sap), and laces branches.
s) Lovely floral, the juniper and wood come through surrounded by flowers and perfume. Shellac.
t) Dominant juniper with bubble gum and banana flair. White tea, herbal tea, flowers. finishes peppery and clean.
f) Semi-sticky, yeasty, belgian in nature, clean scrubbing carb and finish.
o) Green wood, hops, cedar and juniper dominate but do not deflate - so far my favorite cedar beer.

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Photo of rktrat
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single Roadie absolutely fantastic

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy--though not opaque--gold with a small white head. Good retention. Streaky lacing.

S: Banana, white grape, honeydew melon, vanilla, clove, hay, pineapple, lemon.

T: Green banana, white bread, green apple skin, tart pineapple, and some lemon. A hint of white peach. Pink bubblegum. Medium-dry with some hay. A touch of lingering pine, though no real bitterness.

F: Medium-light, moderately carbonated, smooth and crisp.

O: A nice easy drinking beer that more resembles a hefeweizen than either a farmhouse ale or an IPA, but it's pretty pleasant tasting.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can dated Jun 07:
Definitely a mix of styles, which lean more towards the farmhouse after 3+ months.

Dry, grassy to hay bitter, peppery taste/feel come together nicely in this beer. Almost a dry, bitter saison at this point. There is some melon to tropical fruit notes in the background that I could see being more prominent on a younger beer. The spruce still has a say, but folds into the beer nicely. The cedar is noted only after seeing its part of the process, but obvious afterwards - if in the background.

I quite enjoyed this dry beer that leans more saison, but could be seen as almost near a brut IPA with the spruce and lingering fruit notes.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 6/8/18 into pint glass. Pours a hazy straw color with a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is banana, spruce, vanilla, cloves, and pine resin, with an overtone of semi-sweet malts and Belgian yeast. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but not objectionably so. Finish is pine and banana, with the pine bitterness lingering.
I was a little leery about an IPA this old, but it still has a lot of flavor. I'm not a fan of Belgians, but this had enough IPA-ness to give it a decent rating.

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Photo of avalon07
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Had this on-tap at Capital Ale House - Midlothian, poured into a snifter glass. Had a orange-yellow color and a mostly clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Not much lacing.

S: A a very muted aroma of hops, wood, malt, citrus, grass, and wheat.

T: Tasted of a mild bit of funky yeast (barely noticeable), a tinge of malt, light wheat overtones (not overly there), a hint of citrus (orange), a little hops, and a woody quality. Like the aroma, the flavor was decidedly underpowered. There's just an overwhelming watery blandness to it all. Nothing special.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: For some reason, this beer seems like a failed experiment. Pass.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a hybrid glass from a 16oz can

A - A hazy golden orange, with a nice one finger white head and some lacing

S - Lots of banana, citrus (mostly orange, maybe a hint of grapefruit), sweet flowers, malt and hop and a nice earthy dry finish

T - Belgian style yeast for sure, very fruity, nice sweet and dry malts/grain, green earth hops, fruity flowers and more yeast.

M - Full bodied, nicely balanced, decent complexity, medium acidity and medium minus to medium carbonation.

D/O - A really easy to drink brew, for sure. the sweet is pretty unique and mixed with the Belgian style yeast it is really interesting in the best way. Went really well with the sausage cheese ravioli with red sauce tonight. My favorite part may be the can and that isn't a dis cause the ale is really neat.

Final thoughts - not sure of the price (gift) and the ABV is eh, at 6.5. Really would love to dry this week of brewing or on tap to see if anything changes.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can .... PKG01JUN18 .... stamped on the bottom

Medium hazed pour, medium khaki mini head, leaving some strands of lacing on the glass.

Wheaty/yeasty nose.

Tasty enough hybrid/collab brew, more wheat, more yeastyness, some lime and assorted fruits in the semi dry finish...interesting, different, worth a try

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Photo of jlindros
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 6/01/18, def older than I wanted it but I literally bought this in the store a few days ago

Pours a decent foamy bubbly 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, super hazy golden tan orange color

Nose comes on like a nice farmhouse saison, big fruity esters, bubblegum esters, mild phenol spices, bready cracker doughy saison and farmhouse like funk, a touch of citrus and fruity hops, as well as a mild earthy woody note, touch of melon, tons of bubblegum

Taste more of the same but a bit more on the hops, loads of bubblegum out front, probably combination of fruity hops (maybe Amarillo), and fruity esters, mild citrus and stone fruit hops and a touch of melon, more doughy cracker malt wheat, a bit gristy, grassy malt and lemongrass notes, more fruity esters, little tree fruit, mild peppery phenols and more farmhouse saison funk, a bit juicy, very mild bitterness, hint of woody notes late and mild spruce tip almost fruity pine note, drier but sticky finish, touch of perfumey phenols, citrus, and more bubblegum

MOuth is med bod, a bit soft creamy but gritty as well, nice fizzy carb like a good saison

Overall an interesting beer for sure, very very unique and a style I think could work well when done right. Hops in this were def muted more so the farmhouse saison really shined, which isn't a bad thing at all, but for the potential style I would like more hops

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This hazy golden can pour has a 1 cm fine foam cap and a light aroma of lemon, camomile and Brett funk. This tastes like a floral, farmhouse saison. There is a back-of-the-tongue tartness is persists pleasantly. The hop bitterness is minimal. This is a unique brew.

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Two Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 141 ratings