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
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
Ratings:
1,041
Reviews:
474
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
99
For Trade:
1
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Photo of gmcsierra91
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jiggidy
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve78
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of harsley
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcsbeer
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfalls
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vlaminck
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-spiegelau ipa 100 ibu. Lot#1735.

A: Dark coppery coloring in the vessel with a good moderate rate of carbonation. Foamy two inch head is dull white with yellowish tints and an amazing retention. Glass smothering lace coverage concludes things here for a very good visual.

S: Candied orange and grapefruit with lots of sticky pine resins. Perfumy hop aroma that fades rather quickly to toasted bread crust. Duration is very short, strength was average at best.

T: Flavor was dry bittering hops with a grapefruit tang, with some slightly soured lemon and a big dry toasted helping of malt. Wet, juicy pine oils come in flashes with some herbal tea, grape skins and juicy herbaceous hop finish. The alcohol is moderate at 9.1% combining with a lingering citrus bitterness and warming of raw hop flowers.

M: Sticky, warming citrus oils make up the mouthful, along with a gentle glow from the alcohol on the inner cheeks. Bittering, some juicy hop oils increase after the swallow with quick flash of wetness and a long standing bittering rate there-after.

O: Very bittering, deep malty lush body, flashes of hop juices and a warming of alcohol and hop flowers. The flavor was nothing outstanding, just very bittering forward and toasty for those interested. Good one standing beer, you're not going to down to many multiples here.

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Photo of N1Nkasi
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foundersfan1
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Taybeh
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a single into a tulip. Pours a deep dark copper with a reddish tint and a big 2 finger khaki foamy head with good retention and very good lacing. Some pine on the nose, earthy juicy citrus, caramel and sweet bread, but for a big double iPa something about these notes...I don't know. Taste has what the nose promises; pine and caramel are big...this seems pretty old school, but it is a bit too sweet and it doesn't entirely come
together for me. Also lacks a good bite and doesn't come off as bitter as I expected for the 100 ibus. Something extra sweet and different from the caramel and citrus at the end that I can't place. This isn't bad, but I don't know...there are so many great iipas out there, I don't foresee a desire to revisit this.

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Photo of aussiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Beerds
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Super dark almost like an amber. All I can smell is the alcohol yet it doesn't have a lot of kick to it. Not sure what the main flavor is, almost like a syrup feel to it like some other DIPAs. Very smooth and little aftertaste, doesn't drink like a damn near 10% ABV.

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Photo of JandJMD
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shopk
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,041 ratings.
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