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
1,053 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
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#5,115
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,053
pDev:
11.62%
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Photo of ImperialChi
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle now has a new look, different than the current Ba label.

A- Thick, cloudy copper color. Head faded after a bit, cream colored. Looks thick and slightly creamy.

S - Sweet, heady booze with a rush of resin and pine fades into heavy sweet malt. Haven't looked at the abv for this yet, guessing north of 9%. Smell is intense but fades quickly after pulling away from the glass.

T - Whoa. Beastly pine resin and bitters, definitely north of the 80 IBU IPA limit. Almost maple syrup with layers of citrus rinds, dark and sweet. Like brown sugar/syrup was used to make the beer, with some molasses poured in for good measure. The fruit is dark and candied, dried orange and pineapple, sticky sweet tropical notes that crush and wrap the senses on the palate with cameral and toffee-like notes. Smelled 9%, this could be 10%. I'm going to guess this was Simcoe dry-hopped? Seems to fit the profile, but I could be drunk after a few sips of this.

M- Heavy and thick. Cream gives way to a heavy, flat feeling on the palate.

O- I love double IPAs and this is a bombshell of a beer. I've had double IPAs though that better integrated the various extremes a double IPA has, some subtle rough edges that separate this from the very best. A very enjoyable, slow sipper that is fun to try.

*looks at bottle*

10% and 100 IBU. Sounds right.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Acuity
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RoyalT
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This big boy poured a thick, heavy copper in color with an easy, staying head. You can tell right away that this one means business.

Smell – The rich pine and orange are huge at the nose. There’s also a light spicing to this aroma but the hops are huge and respectfully balanced with candied malts. I don’t typically think of DIPAs as complex but this has a lot going on and is very fun to smell.

Taste – No disappointment at the taste. The resiny orange from the nose makes it’s way to the tongue and the substantial malt base provides ample support. This is a big beer.

Mouthfeel – In between medium and full-bodied with a good bitter character but not brutal, it actually goes down pretty easy.

Drinkability – It might be a bit troubling for the novice, but aficionados of big hoppy ales will enjoy this one to no end.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Misfit2209
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattM
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of gmcsierra91
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jiggidy
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow glass: color is copper, head is light tan and presents about 1 inch thick then lingers nicely, slowly dissipating while laces the glass.

Smell is big on piney and grapefruit aromas, some spicy hop notes as well, resinous qualities with some hints of caramel and toasted malts.

Taste is even more resinous in quality with more pronounced malt and piney hops: malt is a bit sweet and sticky, but could be the interplay of the hops that overtake and attempt to dry the beer out some. Hops are resinous, mainly pine, then some lighter spice (seen some reviews refer to a tea like quality which i get), then some lighter citrus rind flavors.

Mouthfeel is a bit cloying for my preference on DIPAs, i think the sweet and resionus malt do not counter balance as some dryer DIPAs do, a lot of lingering bitter and sweetness.

Overall, a BIG flavored DIPA, but does not execute well in the combination of flavors and finish

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Photo of Theogre83
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve78
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfalls
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - Dark copper with slight haze, off-white head fades fast

S - Caramel, honey, a little pine

T - Malty, floral, bitter, some sweetness, some dusty/earthy notes

F - Fairly thick for an IPA, medium carbonation, boozy

O - Maltier than I like, and not enough of the hop flavors other than bitter, but no real faults

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,053 ratings