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Cane And Ebel | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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1,715 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry, but with a creamy touch of Thai Palm Sugar and the spicy tang of Rye, all balanced by loads of the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on. Yep, it’s an Orignal. And that’s no Sin.

IBU: 68

Added by murphysbleachers on 05-14-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,343
Reviews:
643
Ratings:
1,715
pDev:
10.78%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
180
Gots:
245
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,715 |  Reviews: 643
Photo of thecow117
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"Best by 2/29/16"; drank 1/13/16 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

See-through orange/red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big khaki head; a frothy curtain of tree-rung lace.

Blood orange, brown sugar & faint baking soda notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Caramel & baking soda flavors up front; brown sugar notes on the finish. Unique, certainly, and a bit odd. I'd have another...

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Photo of dsshuck
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bfranck871
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good rye IPA! Extremely enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best by date of 3/12/17 so still got a little over 3 months prior so should be relatively fresh. Appearance isn't much to look at. Sort of a really dark ruby / slight brown clear beer with small head that quickly disappeard. Has a really nice bright, sweet aroma. Hoppy but not in a citrus. Is it piney? Not sure but its really aromatic and can't quite put my finger on it. Taste is chewy, bitter hopped and very west coast IPA. Not sure if it bitter from the rye malts, hops used or combo. Very rich mouthfeel. A good well made IPA for the old school IPA drinkers.

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Photo of CypherAnt
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of APMietelka
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby chestnut color with good clarity. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. I'm impressed by both the retention and the soft, frothy texture. Some streaks of lacing stick to the glass.

There's more to this beer's aroma than just one-note caramel malts and rye. Some touches of piny yet subtly tropical hops appear (doing a decent job of balancing the big caramel, toffee, and rye qualities), but the most impressive feature are the ale esters. Rich red and dark fruits absolutely explode, aided by a gentle hint of vanilla. This really showcases a delicate sense of subtlety too few craft beers have these days, and I'm impressed.

There's more tropical fruit flavor on the opening than expected. It's bordering on IPA-levels, yet it doesn't finish with overt bitterness - I'd even call it vaguely juicy. Near the middle, notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee, and sugar cookie show up. It finishes with rye malt and a mild bitter bite. Key word being mild. While it's not endlessly deep, it's balanced impeccably - and ultimately very enjoyable.

There's really little about the mouthfeel I don't like. For one, it doesn't have the sharpness a rye beer can have. And despite the medium body and malt sweetness, it finishes with the right level of dryness. Carbonation is perhaps a bit mild, but

I approve! This is a damn tasty offering. It doesn't just feel like some half-hearted rye IPA: it shows off both elements with equal aplomb. I'm so happy to have Two Brothers in MD now...

4.05/5: A rye IPA done right

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Photo of Ryan1159
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cole-Arnholt
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New style for me.

Poured from 12oz bottle.

Pours a clear, ruby red color, very nice color to this beer.

Smells of sweet malt, a little caramel as well. You also get the earthy hops, maybe a hint of citrus but I might be reaching.

Taste is initially sweet and malty which is quickly overtaken by the spice from the rye and hops, it tapers off into a nice bitter finish, the sweet bready malt returns as well, very pleasant lingering taste without being cloying.

Overall impressively balanced for what is a decently complex beer. The peak of spicy bitterness is well accentuated by sweetness and richness on the finish. Very much enjoyed.

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sappyjoker
3.17/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruschuk
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Killer Rye Beer.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vixie
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice looking red beer with maybe an inch of a tan head. It takes several minutes for the head to reduce down to some lacing along the glass sides and across the top.

Subtle sweetness is the first thing I smell, maybe caramel or toffee like. I can also smell the rye and a hint of spice.

Little sweet up front, like a mild caramel. The rye kicks in, followed by spice and a decent hop kick that is mainly bitter. It all kind of blends together, but in a nicely balanced way.

Pretty smooth going down, nothing to complain about here.

Normally I am not a fan of beers at this level of IBU, but this one is so balanced, it doesn't overwhelm. It is nicely complex, a lot of flavor here. I have yet to be disappointed by this brewery, and this is yet another really nice beer by them.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qbdoo
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark brick red with nice creamy head. Scent is sweet caramel, spicy rye, and a touch of orange from the hops. Taste is nearly identical to smell. The texture is smooth and creamy and the spiciness of the the rye lingers in a rather pleasant way. A very nice beer and the best I've had from Two Brothers.

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Photo of Commandophile
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dinkel
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cane And Ebel from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,715 ratings
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