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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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Reviews:
34
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122
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
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Photo of whatthehull
4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
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 -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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 +11.3%
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 +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
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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Photo of heddar33
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium-gold with a faint haze under a coupla fingers of white foam... An honest hybrid of the saison and IPA styles, so if either of those turn you off, then so might this... Brewed with cedar boughs and Balsam fir tips; dry hopped with unspecified hops from Vermont and Connecticut... Grassy, herbal, and woody, with softer, sweeter pale fruit undercurrents and rounded off with a musky funk of yeasty tack... Moderate carbonation, very mild sweetness, mild bitterness... 6/8/18 canning...

Overall, neither a great IPA nor a great saison, but enjoyable as a unique entity, even though I'd not go back for more...

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rudzud
2.41/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can of this. Canned in June 2018.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice barely, barely hazy golden hue with a rocky almost three finger head that fades slowly to leave very little side lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of farmhouse funk and esters, bubblegum, little bananas. Certainly doesn't smell remotely like an IPA. Saison, certainly...but an IPA no way.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Excellent saison characteristics here, fruity esters, funk, bubblegum with just a slight flash of bitterness on the finish. No real IPA characteristics though other than the subtle bitterness at the end.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is a little on the thinner side.

O - Overall this beer suffers from collaboration execution issues. May sound good on paper but execution wise is just a fail. Doesn't remotely drink like any IPA brewed in the area over the last 20 years. Marketed as a saison/farmhouse this would be pretty damn close to a home run as it's just spot on, but try and get in on a fad and cash in on the new england IPA craze in just name alone...epic failure. So while the beer is really good, stylistically it's an absolute travesty.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcG
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tucquan
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2018-08-18 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz canned on 2018-06-08

A - Pretty-hazy golden-orange with a 1-finger white head that dissipates in a minute, leaving mild lacing.

S - Perfumy Belgian yeast, clove, wheat bread, mild grass and a hint of orange, cracker. The clove/perfume aromas dominate.

T - Mmm, I like the flavor more than the aroma. Orange flesh, rye bread with honey, spruce/pine, herbal spice, milder clove than the aroma. Finish is just mildly bitter and complimentary to the rest of the flavors.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Soft and refreshing. Finishes reasonably dry but the residual sweetness is welcome since it helps enhance the fruit flavors.

O - An interesting brew. I'm not a big fan of the perfumy Belgian yeast aromas but thankfully, this didn't carry too much into the taste. The IPA aspects of this brew balanced well with the Farmhouse aspects, which together; worked well for me. I enjoyed this brew from first sip to last.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 6/8/2018 so just over two months old. Poured from 16 oz. can into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a cloudy, golden color with orange hues, and a huge, fluffy, bright white head and lots of lacing. The nose is rather subdued but provides aromas of sweet malt, clove, Belgian yeast, and whiffs of banana and oak. The taste is sweeter than the smell with banana and vanilla up front followed by the Belgian funky flavors an a hint of spruce deep in the background. It finishes with a touch of pepper and a slight hop bitterness. The flavors are delicate but compliment each other well. The feel is crisp and clean with lively carbonation, and the 6.5% ABV doesn't distract from its drinkability. Overall, there is nothing wrong with this offering but there are better IPA's and better Saisons out there. I guess I'm not a big fan of combining these styles.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RodSmith
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lembeh
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you're looking for a beer to pair with cheese look no further. Usually the Farmhouse style ales and some IPAs (non juicy) can go very well with most cheeses but the blend of those beers is the sweet spot in my opinion.

I paired this with a Vermont Apline Tarentaise cheese for a beer tasting event and the combo was a home run. The beer tends to be closer to a Farmhouse ale (nom tart version) than a India Pale Ale. Really enjoyed this collab.

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Photo of TheTinDoor
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anyjdoe3713
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two Roads Brewing Company "Typecast"
1 Pint can, "PKG 08JUN18 13:30" ans sampled on 08JUL18
$4.49 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Great label. "Brewed with white cedar boughs and Balsam fir tips. Dry hopped with both Connecticut and Vermont grown hops." - interesting! It's poured a very hazy yellow gold body beneath a full head of bright white that's receded to about an inch or so while I was filling in the above information. The aroma expresses Belgian yeast with some clove and light spice, and there's some woodiness to it but I'm not sure if that's from the yeast or from the cedar boughs and fir tips. Some sweetish malt comes through as well, and it's pleasant and welcoming. On to the flavor... it's similar, everything I've noted remains, but there's definitely more woody and piney notes - keep in mind this is a subtle IPA, not a brash IPA, so when I say there's definitely more it doesn't mean it's right in your face - and it's fruity with apple and citrus, mainly orange and grapefruit. It's not that bitter but the finish is dry and woody with some cedar and pine as well as some soft herbal notes. Oh, and some orange, it's a very nice, pleasant, long-lingering finish. It's interesting. It's a nice twist to the usually "juicy" or "dank" New England IPA. It's very smooth and slick in everything about it, and thus very drinkable. I feel I could enjoy a few of these in a row, even at 6.5% abv. As it warms I'm getting more of a floral note in the aroma, which I think is actually coming from the added wood and pine. Again, it's very interesting, but it's also superbly balanced and smooth. The wood additions are not overdone, and that's generally the way Belgians do it, using their "spices" just to give a hint of additional character so that quite often you can't even pinpoint exactly what's in there. In the mouth it's medium-light in body with a light caress on the tongue from its fine-bubbled carbonation. Overall I'm quite pleased with it but I seem to be in the minority based on its scores here on BeerAdvocate. Maybe it would have scored better if it was simply labeled as a farmhouse ale rather than an IPA, or maybe people are looking for more of a punch than it delivers but I personally love its delicate layers. Worth trying in my opinion.
Review# 6,187

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Two Roads / Lawson Finest Liquids - Typecast Farmhouse IPA from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 122 ratings