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

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of isaiahcutright
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber with good head, about one and a half fingers. Smells of intense hop aroma but there is also a nice malt aroma very interesting, I was looking for some cirtus aroma not there. I'm a little confused I'm getting a lot of malt, but some hops are prevalent could be an old bottle not too sure, not very familiar with this brewery, no bottle date. Besides that it still has a nice mouthfeel and I like the overall flavor, would try this one again.

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Photo of rmcnealy
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled in a traditional pint glass.

Poured a light amber gold that was rather translucent, very slight, slight sediment. Poured an energetic small bright white head that fleeted to a miniscule layer and a consistent lace ring around the glass. Smells are of slight hop, roast, caramel and little malt. The tastes are not extremely robust. The hoppiness is there, but we need more hops! (in a Christopher Walken voice) Very potent tastes of caramel and roast. Leaves a slight bitterness which is appreciated. Overall a decent beer. The almost 10% abv is not too obvious. Two Brothers is one of my favorite Chicagoland brews and they create some wonders with hops. I'd suggest trying Heavy Hand which is a great regular production IPA.


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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of PerHops
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Very beautiful golden orange. Looks like a fantastic IPA

S- Not a whole lot of hops evident here. I smell a lot of caramel and alcohol

T- Follows the nose. A little disappointing, but not shocking considering the nearly 10 percent ABV. I would say it is a pretty average tasting double IPA

M- Nice carbonation and a good malty well rounded mouthfeel

O- I would like to try this again when it is a little fresher in hopes that the hops would be more evident. For me, the jury is still out on this one

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poures out a slightly cloudy orange color. half inch of off white head sits atop, leaves little to no lacing. smell and taste go together fairly well. big on citrus and tropical fruit, very sweet smelling and a little too sweet tasting. has a full mouthfeel with good carbonation. not as bitter as the 100 ibu's would suggest, but this did get lost in my cellar for the past couple of months. my major problem with this beer is that it is way too sweet, it was like drinking a glass of sugar water with citrus added.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a fresh bottle and thought that I had uploaded my review...oh well...

Poured from a 22oz bomber; split into two tulips.

A: Pours honey-colored with an off-white head.

S: Sweet citrus hops are jumping out of the glass when its still sitting on the table. Pineapple, guava, honeydew. There is a bit of sweetness perceptible in the aroma.

T: Again with the tropical fruit hops. This sure doesn't taste like the 100 IBUs it claims. The hops are there, but its more aromatic late-additions than bittering bombs. Maltiness is brown sugar and honey, nice balance. It finishes spicy and rich.

D: There is the slightest bit of heat, but it isn't overwhelming. Complexity makes this fun to drink and its gone far too soon.

Overall: This is a great No-coast DIPA full of tropical and fruity notes, its a DIPA in the vein of Apocalypse Cow or Lagunitas Sucks. Tasty, rich, refreshing and strong...what more could you want?

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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Hop Centric Double India Pale Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 1,047 ratings.
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