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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
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
1,051 Ratings
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 Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Hop Juice.

Added by orbitalr0x on 03-12-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,912
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,051
pDev:
11.62%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle (1 pint) poured into my Winnie The Pooh pint glass. No bottled on date present.

The guys at my local beer store have told me that this beer is subject to lawsuit regarding it's name or some sh*t like that, so this could very well be my very last Two Brother's Hop Juice Double IPA ever. It was definitely the last one in the store.

A - Pours an extremely hazy orange, honey looking color, with a nice bunch of sediment floating around, leaving a nice creamy root beer looking head and nice ring of lacing around the top of the glass.

S - Smells of a hop & malt assault, with a very prominent warm oaked booze smell in the foreground.

T - Extreme amounts of bitter, dry hops present themselves. This beer is definitely tasting a bit on the old side, but that doesn't stop the hops from performing a raging assault on your palate, although some hop potency has been noticeably lost. There is a faint oaked flavor buried in there somewhere, but maybe that is just my imagination. In the beginning I also tasted something that resembled a fresh brewed lemon iced tea flavor, but that could also be attributed to the beer's age. Either way, there is definitely a sweetness present in this beer, and it definitely doesn't taste like it has a 9.9% abv.

M - Pleasant, sticky, sweet mouthfeel. Not too watery, definitely not too thick or heavy. This was definitely a good brew, although eerily similar to many of Two Brothers's other beers like the Heavy Handed IPA or the Heavier Handed Double IPA.

Overall, this was surely a beer worth drinking, and if it truly is done for and none of us will ever have the pleasure of drinking it again, we will all decidedly miss it. I'm glad I was able to enjoy it.

Two Brother's Hop Juice Double IPA ---4/5.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a caramel/ruby gold color with a very thick lacing ring and delicate, almost transparent creamy layer, mild carbonation.

S - Aroma comes off as balanced with biscuity, lightly doughy caramel malt and an evenly balanced citrus nose with no alcohol presence and for an almost 10% beer that's really impressive.

T - Caramel biscuity malt with lemons, grapefruit, and some orange. Not one flavor dominates and everything blends evenly.

M - Thick medium body, viscous, slick, velvet carbonation.

O - Balance all the way and most impressive is the lack of alcohol presence for such a big beer. I prefer my D-IPA's much more in your face, this beer is not that. The most impressive feature of this beer is not the balance but the full control of alcohol presence.

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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,051 ratings
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