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Heavy Handed IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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3.82/5
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876 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Heavy Handed IPA is brewed to celebrate the harvesting of the hops every year. Within moments of harvest we add freshly picked "Wet Hops" to this IPA. Since the hops have not been dried before use, they add a wonderful character found in no other beer. A hop lovers dream. (Available September through December) Each batch is "single hopped" with a different hop variety.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,220
Reviews:
402
Ratings:
876
pDev:
11.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 876 |  Reviews: 402
Photo of Tarheel219
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A darker appearance than your average ipa, hopefully not a ton of crystal malt. Good c hop notes in the aroma, not necessarily the best aroma choice hops, but still enjoyable.

Taste was nice, one of the older yet substantial ipas in the midwest at the time. Plenty of grapefruit bitterness and darker, caramel malt impressions. Thankfully finished drier than I would have thought. Good price, good format, I dig this beer for sure.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Since this beer is on tap I've no idea of which version this is. The beer is served in a shaker pint glass and is a dark, hazy, reddish brown color with a thin off white head and ring of foam. Sipping leaves a few small patches of lacing here and there. By the end of the glass there's little to no foam left.

The aroma includes some very light pine and citrus character along with some faint malt.

The flavors follow pretty much from the nose except that it becomes clear the citrus also has a bit of orange sweetness to it as well. Little or no bitterness showing here.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth since the carbonation is quite light. The finish is on the short side of medium as the orange sweetness just slowly fades from the scene but there is little or no dryness in the end to invite another sip.

This was an interesting beer to try but I'll not be seeking out a second one as I tend to prefer my IPAs with a bit more hop bitterness in the finish. Also, since this is intended to be a wet hop IPA I was expecting a bit more hop resin character to the beer.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/21....pours dark blackened copper, thin bubbles white foam with a thicker ring. Spring meadow nose, floral. Juicy fruity oily bitter, sweeps the base of the beer. Crisp with a toffee tipped bitter. Clever.

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Photo of UBrew1984
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dradair
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle received from ex-cousin-in-law.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head. Once it died off, there was some light clingy lacing here and there.
The smell had some light pine and citrus with a nice resinous orange flavoring running into a nice maltiness.
The taste was basically the same with a light malty sweet aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation runs nice for the beer.
Overall, years ago when he was my cousin-in-law and he traded this to me, I thought it was the bees knees of AIPA's, now I look at it and think hmmm....what changed me or the beer? Hmmmm...I'm not sure, I used to like this more but now just think its okay.

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Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loubrew
2.69/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Chinook variety 2015. Not much nose, bitter and leaves a chalky aftertaste. Not impressive for a wet hop, or ipa for that matter. Was hoping for more hop flavor & aroma.

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Photo of MikeThumel
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bufleraj
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoosier222002
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EuellGophar
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 773-F-I-B
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heavy Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 876 ratings
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