Two Brothers Brewing Company

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American IPA
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Ranked #9,409
3.95 | pDev: 8.86%
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Notes: Two Brothers set out to make a wide variety of creative and complex, yet balanced beers. But…once in a while we feel a need to “wobble” on the edge of really hoppy. Wobble IPA is golden in color with subtle malt character, big complex citrus and piney hop notes throughout.

69 IBU
Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 583 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"Best by 3/10/15"; drank 12/14/14 @ the Yarchives.

Hazy light orange hue.

White head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Orange citrus & pineapple nose; hints of fresh pine as well.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Pineapple & sweet honey flavors up front; a crisp pine needle finish.

Nicely balanced between sweet & bitter; well above average.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Gino’s east, draft in a pint glass

Clear golden beer, no cap , some scant lacings

Slight pine aroma

Pine hop taste, citrus hops

Good hop bite, lingers nicely , low sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of GreenDragonPurse
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

No head, light amber liquid, minimal carbonation. Fresh, cool, vegetal odor, a bit like newly-cut celery or zucchini, or maybe just a glacier. A citrusy bitterness that lingers during the taste and aftertaste, like the bitterest grapefruit ever.

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Photo of Act25
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Returned to this and even 1 month best best by, it's flavor-packed pine feast,
Chicagoan craft beers never disappoint.
a) Pours a bright amber, golden body with a fat finger head that laces and lasts.
s) It offers a pleasing tropical fruit salad nose (mango, guava, papaya, pineapple, tangerine) over light caramel candy core.
t) Fully realizes the offered aroma with juicy, tropical salad of mango, organge rind, pineapple, with some pine, over a backdrop of clean, crystal caramel malt.
f) Thinner than mid, finishes bitter, clean, and dry.
o) Straight ahead, well-made, fresh, candied, would return again.

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Photo of monkist
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An Illinois IPA, in an East Coast fashion, like I thought. I drank it only two months before the expiry date, not sure if that was why it was a bit reserved and subtle. Actually while being dry it had still some citrusy or rather piney hoppiness but with a lighter and again a drier body.
I wasn't disappointed by it by any means, nor were stunned, but it was definitely better than mediocre - it was quite nice to drink it to the end.

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Photo of matcris
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks in between a gold and an amber, in color. Half finger of white foam that settles to a ring; mild lacing. The aroma has a floral quality to it, like honeysuckle. And some citrus, as well. I'm not picking up on the pine they mention in the description. Smells mild, but, nice. A mild bitterness up front, and then it's totally gone. I get some sweet toasty malt/grain, and the sweetness lingers, but, isn't too much. Citrus for the main hop flavor. The bitterness sort of builds as you drink, as in, it's there all of a sudden, but, you don't notice it until you've set the glass down after 3 or 4 swallows. The feel is medium body, carbonation is full and pleasant, and the beer is medium dry. A slightly different take with this one, and I appreciate that.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Orange body, hazy, with a white head, with a lots of lacing.

S - Pine, a bit of lemon, orange, and pith.

T - Sharp resin and pine, lemon and orange pith, and moderate bite of bitterness.

M - A bit of sticky, quite thin, a moderate dry close.

O - Not a bad IPA, but decidedly uninspiring. The hop flavor is there, but the feel is way too thin.

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Photo of bwood06
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My wife and I went out with a couple friends of ours on a breweries tour a couple weekends ago. Our final stop was for dinner at the Two Brother brewery and since I'm on a bit of an IPA kick at the moment, I decided to order this one up.

This beer pours a clear, golden hue that showcases light carbonation and a thin, white, frothy head that dissipates quickly to a rocky layer with a neck. 3.75/5 The aroma is hop forward and leans more toward sharp than sweet with notes of pine and grapefruit (both rind and fruit) along with more citrus. The malt is fairly muted which causes the aroma to be dominated by the hops, especially as the beer warms. 3.75/5 The flavor is once again, hop forward, but does feature a nice malty sweetness with both caramel and white bread leading off. The transition to the hops flavors happens quite quickly and brings in both pine resin and citrus. Bitterness is moderate and lingers moderately long after swallowing, 3.75/5 This is a medium bodied IPA that is light in terms of carbonation but is moderate in terms of drying, with this drying lingering for quite some time after swallowing. 4/5 This is a very good IPA that is full of flavor and really pairs well with dinner. I could easily drink this on its own as well. Easily a hop forward beer, as it should be, but with just enough malt to even things out a bit. 3.75/5

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Photo of nausicaa-taos
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I love two brothers. I love IPAs. That being said, two brothers have an IPA problem. They really have yet to make a good one. Wobble gets some sort of job done, but is relentlessly underwhelming. Like if someone dropped loose change into a Rebel.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Tony!

Pours crystal with a nice yellow hue, and a tall, foamy head of 3 fingers that subsides to a finger after a moment's time. 30% opacity.

Fair balance of melons and pine notes, a slice of onion and a halved orange.

Ehhh. Fairly metallic with some dirty park drinking fountain water. Behind that a pathetic pine stab and some slightly overbaked bread top, and a finish of cantaloupe and metal. Pine breaths remain on the palate. As it warms more flavors start to occur.

Feel is quenching and rewarding, while still retaining some complexity and depth. Still, there's a creaminess missing that I'm used to with good IPA's. A wet and hot finish.

Overall, a major pass from me. Not impressed, won't return to it, I'm glad I got it free :-)

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle best by 01/23/18 poured into a wobble shows an old school hazy straw colored body briefly floating a 1/8in fluffy white head and leaving irregular lacing.

Aroma is piney hop bitterness and wet grass.

Flavor matches with an almost lemony-citrus finish.

Mouthfeel is a clean medium with a sticky finish.

Overall a classic IPA well done.

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Photo of mynie
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At last, the hip urban dance craze "the wobble" has taken beer form.

Pours a lightly hazy yellow. Decent head.

Smells like pine and citrus and a little bit of malt on the back end to provide some balance. Tastes the exact same: straightforward, easy to drink.

Described by the barkeep as "very very piney," this is pretty much a boilerplate midwest IPA. It was a sight for sore tastebuds after having spent most of the last two years in New England, but it still doesn't reach the top shelf of piney midwest IPAs. Still, not bad at all.

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Photo of DirtyDawg10
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear golden color. The smell is mostly piney and grassy with a slight bit of citrus. The taste is much the same as the smell. Piney and grassy with a bit of citrus thrown in. This is a fairly well balanced beer with a nice mouthfeel. Overall this is a slightly above average beer. I will drink more of this but do not plan to seek it out.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Of the 27 brews I've rated from Two Bros, only three are AIPAs. This shows a broad spectrum within which they can brew. But I also expect they are still looking for the IPA that penetrates the market. Wobble probably will not be it because it tastes common to me. Well-crafted, just common; and not in their mission of embellishing less favored styles.

But Wobble is a good-Looker (nice gold and lace.) Smells come mostly at me as tropical fruit, then some sweet malt and, finally, a shady pine. Tastes start the same, but the bitter hops (62 IBU!) come on too strong and dominate the finish. Calling it dry would be diplomatic. When that sensation happens, I look for spicy food and was able to slather some BBQ on a sandwich. It all worked out, but I do not need to Wobble again.

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Photo of BradMacMullin
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at some vegan restaurant at some neighborhood I forget the name of in Chicago. You can see why I don't go on Yelp.
Had this on tap, and a yellowish ...citrusy beer with mellow hop flavor. Have to say I was a bit indifferent to this beer. It was fine, but didn't do much for me - I would have again, but I wouldn't seek it out.
Perhaps it was penalized by the fact that I ate it along with an eggs benedict that seemed to be colored deep yellow with fake meat that looked like a hockey puck

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Photo of BSiegs
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-ish amber in color, fairly opaque. Bright white foam that leaves nice lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, orange, citrus, and grassy notes. The taste follows, citrus focused with grassy and earthy notes as well. Enough malt for balance, but definitely hop forward. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. A balanced, bitter finish. Enjoyable IPA!

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Photo of Jim_Benz
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not exceptional, but it's what I look for in a good IPA. Golden/orange with a nice white head and lace; bread and pine on the nose, with a little citrus; the same for flavor, but drier than most and nicely bitter; medium body. Over all? I like it and would definitely buy again.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.44/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Less than average, or maybe right in line with what's going on right now. But too bitter, catty, piney, pissy, sharp and harsh. Some grapefruit and orange rinds.

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- golden with a hint of orange, sudsy head and lace that retains well.
Smell- citric hops and biscuity malt.
Taste- piny and citrus hops taste, big but not overpowering. Malt backbone is subtle but there.
Feel- light bodied for an IPA, very easy to drink, feels like a session but more tasty.
Overall, I liked this one. It was simple but hit the spot.

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Photo of uwmgdman
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very fresh bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with a huge fluffy white head that lasts and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a fresh burst of pine and some citrus. Flavor is rather piney, some citrus rind. The beer is medium-highly bitter yet finishes smooth with a pleasant lingering piney bitterness. Beneath all the hops is a bit of bready malt, but hops are the main show. Overall a very nicely crafted IPA--glad I've got 5 more to enjoy.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden color. Not completely clear but not super hazy either. Pine, citrus, orange and floral on the nose. The taste follows. Floral notes, orange, piney/resinous, citrus. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Easy drinking / crushable.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty tasty IPA that actually reminds me quite a bit of Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi. It has a pretty significant malt profile to offset the hops. Pretty tasty stuff.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of jhartley
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured int a Cuvee glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Best by 10/21/15

Looks a nice cloudy golden orange body, small amount of lacing left behind from a 1/2 fingers worth of head.
Getting a piney astringent hop aroma, some bready malts. Not much else
Taste has some pine, and a sweeter malt finish.
Feel is bitterness and not much else. Not a lot of lingering anything after the bitterness subsides.
Overall, an OK beer from a brewery I've wanted to try beers from, but it seemed every time I would find it on the shelves it was way past it's best by date. Was really impressed by this beer, but a good middle of the road IPA.

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Photo of Tilly
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

P: Golden amber with one finger head which dissipates quickly leaving a nice lace on the glass and surface.
A: Pungent, bread, hops, slight hops, honey.
T: Flat tangerine, zesty, nutty, hops and some resin.
M: Pleasant carbonation not like many IPA'S, almost creamy like. Good amount of back tounge bitterness. Dry finish..
O: Very nice IPA. A little different from the rest. Not average but not exceptional. Good job 2 Brothers

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Photo of snaotheus
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle brought in a suitcase by my in-laws from Chicago. Served in a tulip. 5049 73W1220 is the code on the bottom. I have no idea if that means it's fresh or not. I'll contact the brewery and explain my experience. In the meantime, they get reviewed as is. Let's find out...

Pours almost clear golden with a small head. A little carbonation, but not much. Smell is mostly what I consider 'old hops' (kind of a stale hay aroma). Not much else.

Taste is a little bit of honey or honeysuckle sweetness, a strong vague bitterness, a little bit of something more grassy. Bitterness eventually resolves to pine, I think. Better than I was expecting, based on the smell.

Mouthfeel is a little watery, but not bad. Overall, it's an OK beer. Nothing special, nothing to be avoided.

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Wobble from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 583 ratings