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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Hop Centric Double India Pale AleHop Centric Double India Pale Ale
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3.96/5
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Hop Centric Double India Pale AleHop Centric Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Hop Juice.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,911
Reviews:
484
Ratings:
1,056
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
101
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,056 |  Reviews: 484
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky dark orange hue.

White head; Nice lace.

Orange, with a spicy edge on the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange flavor with a hint of metal.

Deep but slightly disappointing.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Clear Orange with a decent egg shell head. Smells of hop oil, slight touch of mint and caramel malts. Classic taste with a slightly bitter finish. Pretty balanced and drinkable for such a high ABV. Not a standout but still rather enjoyable.

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Photo of SB2017
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

What a beautiful looking beer. Deep amber almost red, wonderful lace, a medium lasting finger of off-white foam. Its super nondescript on the nose, smells very very sweet. Despite its hoppyness the taste of the beer is quite sweet as well. Very strong malts in there. Almost as though someone mixed a bunch of hops into a 40 of Olde English 800. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. This beer looks and feels great, but it's just not super strong in flavor. It's bright, clear, and sweet, but the overall maltiness of it renders it a little weak, since while the hops here are delicious, the grains do it no favors.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has all the look of a great double IPA. It lacks in aromatic hops, more in malt smell, bready and a bit stank. Tastes balanced and not heavy or overly sweet, nice clean hop bitters. Pine resin mostly without a sticky linger. No alcohol burn for the abv level. I miss depth in flavors. Mouth feel is clean and medium carbonation. Overall it's very good but nothing stands out to bring me back to it, the flavor is just not compelling for me.

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Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear orange-brown body with fine streams of carbonation, fizzy/fine off-white head and an intricate web of lace. The nose is pure hop essential oil and faint caramelly-malt; bitter orange concentrate, pine oil, and biscuit/bread crust malt. Pure and intense. The taste is orange/grapefruit bitter to the point of being chemically, plus pine resin, a touch of alcohol and spice, and a moderate amount of malty sweetness. The body is full, sticky, moderate carbonation.
Intense and straightforward but balanced focused. Big flavor, varied but withing a tight range, a hint of the strength behind this, and palatable but harsh for the unprepared. I liked it, there was definitely skill behind this guy but I think it still left something in the still.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ocelot2500
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, dark copper color with a tight, white head that leaves plenty of lacing.

Smells of big pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of the big hops layered over and equally big malt backbone. Hops lead off with notes of pine, grapefruit, and flowers. This gives way to caramel and toffee malt notes. Plenty of sweetness to back up the hops. More hops come towards the end with some herbal and mint notes. Finishes with some lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty DIPA.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdilauro
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours that nice orange hue we all come o expect from a high hopped brew. The ivory laced head lasted just a few but it still looked awesome on top of the orange. The pine tar resin grapefruit tropical banana nose was as present as I was expecting.
The initial taste was big and soft. Not what I was expecting. I was looking for that crisp, dry clean taste. Seems that I might have reached my limits on DIPAs
Hard to believe this one had a 100 IBU rating an 9.9% abv. Neither value came across that hard. Perhaps because this was a big soft beer, 100 IBUs were well contained. If I was to have guessed, around 75-80IBU and a 7%abv.

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Photo of oldvines
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbone2131
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of markjarema11
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of themegamancave
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

UPDATE 9/2018: This holds up well after a couple of years, morphing into a reasonably nice barleywine with plenty of bite.

Globe, 12oz bottle. 'Lot#1476'

This is a damn good double IPA, even at 9+ months old.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle purchased as part of a 6 pack at a Whole Paycheck in NYC. Brief impressions below:

Piney flavours join with big bold tropical fruit flavours for a heavy wallop of hops and concomitant bitterness, but the pale malt/caramalt backbone doesn't quite quell the bitterness and bring this brew into balance...and it does have some undisguised alcohol warmth. Fans of cleanly citrusy or oily and resinous hop profiles will find nothing for them in this aggressively hopped bitter brew, but it's not bad by any means. Built for fans of new world tropical fruit-emphatic imperial IPAs, offering nothing in terms of classic floral, citrusy, resinous, or (non-tropical) fruit hops.

Chalk it up to personal preference, but this one doesn't offer much to my tastes. The mouthfeel is fine - your usual slightly overcarbonated, aptly medium-bodied, smooth, wet texture - but not special. Depth of flavour is limited, as is flavour duration. Flavour intensity is moderately high.

It's drinkable fare and I'll enjoy the six pack I bought, but I can't see anyone justifying picking this up over better priced and higher quality expressions of the style from the likes of Lagunitas, Deschutes, Victory, et al....let alone slightly higher priced style paragons from breweries like Ballast Point, Alpine, Bell's, and the like. Pretty unremarkable overall, but I'm glad I tried it once.

C (2.85) / AVERAGE

***
08.07.17 2nd impression on-draught at Jake Melnicks, Chicago, IL.

Pretty malty. A scintilla of juniper.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,056 ratings