Outlaw 2.0
Two Brothers Brewing Company

Outlaw 2.0Outlaw 2.0
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,405
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,389
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 7.82%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
35
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Two Brothers Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 35
Photo of Act25
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I differ from BA'ers on this brew which I liked from first sip (before and after kayak).
a) Pours an energetic amber that sports a dense one finger head, that lasts and peppers the snifter with lace.
s) Orange hop dominant laid on a bread and pine bed. Fresh.
t) Fresher, orange, pine, and grassy hops that are abundant and juicy.More pear and pineapple in the mid and as it warms, good and complex, laid over a biscuity, caramel malt base. Finishes clean. Abundant.
F: Suitably juicy. Medium body, mid carbonation, nice see-saw balance
O: Not typical, worthy of the 2.0 moniker. Try 12 in cans.

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Photo of swenny916
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can dated to drink by 1/1/18.

Pours a light amber color with a thicker white head. Smell is light fruit and somewhat piney. Taste is very smooth and easy to drink. Nice and balanced. Overall a nice beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pine and citrus fruits. Sweet caramel & toffee flavors with a piney bitterness. Some citrus sweetness, too.

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Photo of jkrich
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. can: slightly hazy amber with a sustained, foamy off-white head. A unique look for an American IPA.

Fresh aromas of fruit and faint pine.

Now this is a balanced IPA with a nod toward the malt. That is not to say the hops don't shine. The hop profile includes mainly pine but there are some semisweet fruit as well; a faint woodsy flavor is evident which is surprising for the style. The malt profile really compliments the hops.

A very inviting and well-rounded and creamy mouthfeel really goes well with the medium body and lingering bittersweet flavor on the palate.

This is not what I was expecting when I purchased this, but I am very pleased with the overall profile and presentation.

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Photo of Gavage
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 2" fluffy head.

Smell: orange citrus is most noticeable.

Taste: grainy malt presence, caramel, orange, and a bit of tropical fruit. Bitterness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout.

Overall: an easy to drink and refreshing IPA. Nothing over the top just a nice brew.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orange body that produces a lasting fluffy head with webs of lace around the glass. The nose smells of bread crust and orange rind, which is not a good combination, and some herbal chalkiness to really sink this thing. The flavor is that timid monotone malt-hop combo that everyone and their mother is brewing nowadays. It's safe, but only because it blends in with every other IPA in the crowd, not because that's actually a good, appealing combination. It showcases neither the malt nor the hops, just raw grain and general citrus. I'm not sure why it's popular. The one redeeming factor is that the bitterness is moderate+, and along with the less than pleasant flavor it kinda gives you the bird, the way the heat from whiskey does. The body is slightly thick like it's oozing with alpha acids/resin, but it's overcarbonated.
At least they didn't try adding orange peel or ginger or some other BS. As it is, maybe some people like this kind of IPA, but even if I did it would be lost alongside all the others that taste just like it.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the Warrenville tap room. It poured a clear copper with white head that left some lacing. The scent had hints of bitter citrus peel. The taste was fairly well balance and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid offering.

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Photo of gopens44
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks simple enough. About a half inch of fizzy beige head on top a crystal clear reddish beer.

Nose is massively sweet with tangerine as the only kicker. Exit has Easter candy gum drop spice.

Taste follows along for the most part, save for the creek water entrance. Body is thin as all heck, and largely absent of any aftertaste.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Two Brothers Tap House - Warrenville, IL
A - deep golden colored ale is capped by a thinner ivory head
S - juicy hops, grain, light caramel malt
T - piny hops couple well with the caramely malt backbone; notes of citrus zest, toasted grain, and faint tropical fruit & white pepper round out the flavor
M - medium body, quite resinous, finishes modestly bitter with pine lingering on the palate
O - very approachable IPA that doesn't think outside the box, which I can appreciate but at the same time makes it lackluster and not worth buying again.

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Photo of BB1313
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best by 4/2/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours an orangish golden with nice clarity; fluffy white head that fades leaving nice retention and solid lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of fresh bread and cracker malts. Citrus is there along with some subtle hints of caramel. Lots of orange with some hints of grapefruit. Some floral notes as well. The flavors seem to follow the nose. There's a nice balance between the hops and malts. More orange and grapefruit with some hints of tangerine notes. Some pine and fresh grass is present. Mild caramel notes with a solid malt backbone. Solid hop flavor and hop bitterness as well, but everything is ultimately balanced. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy and very smooth.

This is a decent IPA, but it's nothing crazy. It does have some pale ale characteristics. I personally like this one more than their original Outlaw IPA, based off memory. Two Brothers is good with hops, so this one might not match up with some of their other hoppy brews, but it's still solid stuff.

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Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with one finger of cream colored head. Slightly above average head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, pine,

T: Breadyness, mango, pineapple & dryness up front. A little caramel, some grapefruit & pine, plus dryness as this warms, plus a little grassyness & pear. Finishes with grapefruit, breadyness & mango & pine & biscuitty malt

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, good balance

A good IPA, drinks easy, well worth a go

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Outlaw 2.0 from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 35 ratings