Outlaw IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Florida9 on 05-16-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
679
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
96
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Beer21
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Taste was strong cardboard, mouthfeel was quite watery. Not my fave..

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Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick and fluffy white head. There was a moderate lacing involved.

A good balance of a bready malt and floral hoppiness, just about what I expected.

Same on the taste. The malt balance plays a huge part in the smell and taste of the beer, but is not overdone and plays well in a tug of war against the hop bitterness.

Medium body and carbonation, with a barely dry bitter finish.

It drinks very well. Alcohol is not detectable and it's an all around enjoyable brew.

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Photo of ldhughes3
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of spointon
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap on 7/16/2009 at the Two Brothers Tap Room in Warrenville, IL.

A= This ale poured a clear, deep copper color with a 1/2" off-white head. The head quickly dropped to a thin cap and left big sheets of lace down the glass.

S= I found lots of fresh smelling citrus and piney hop notes as well as a caramel malt sweetness and some fruity esters.

T= Flavor was just how I like it, with a lot of fresh hop flavor but without a crushing base bitterness. The malt back bone was carmelly sweet and stood up to the significant hop presence well. Hops produced lots of citrus and a lesser but still significant pine character. Finish was dry and had a nice lingering hop character.

MF= Medium bodied with a fairly crisp carbonation feel that stopped just short of being too sharp.

D= This was easily my favorite Two Brothers IPA to date as I definitely liked it better than their regular Heavy Handed IPA. I could session a few of these for sure (and soon will)!

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Ryan011235
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Bell's tulip on 8/15/12

Best by: 11/30/12

Dense amber and scorched orange in color with a good deal of cloudiness. The head is massive, billowing up to over three fingers. However, the lofty foam doesn't last long, eventually dropping to 1/8th inch clump of bubbles. Scattered lace is left up top, but I would have hoped for better.

The aroma showcases a pretty nice hop display: pine, lemon, tangerine, peach and herbal hops. Sweet cracker malts make a formidable balance. The aroma isn't overly potent; it has density, but it seems stunted to me, lacking expressiveness.

The taste is right in line with the aroma, if tilted more toward lemony hops and citric tones. Pine is in a supporting role, adding an unassuming bitterness. Dry bread and crackers make up the malt backdrop. Fairly dry with modest juicy sweetness.

The body is medium and fairly juicy, though it seems more robust than it is, what with resin and oily hops. Carbonation is on the high cusp of average, but it's appropriate for the beer. Sticky resin and hop residuals build on the finish.

Considering I haven't been very impressed with Two Brothers' IPAs in the past, I figured I'd give them the benefit of the doubt with Outlaw. All told, this is probably their best IPA. That said, it doesn't stand out in the crowd. I reckon it's a contender for trips where cans are essential.

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Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of xdtfx
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber orange with a thin layer of carbonation.

Pine, citrus, slightly resinous, some sweetness on the back end.

Piney, grassy, citrusy. Pretty straightforward.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry finish.

Overall, wanted more out of this but a overall well balanced IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can into nonic pint.

A slow but rough pour (read: I didn't tilt the glass) yielded a big fluffy 3 finger head atop an orange clear body. The retention seems solid but the lacing is weak.

Smells like biscuity and bready malt, just a touch of sweetness, and some hops-- a light refreshing citrus note with some floral character too.
The flavor is EXACTLY as I expected from the nose but adds a slight tropical fruity note... I think this beer is too malty. Make this drier, go easier on the floral hops, and kick up the citrus notes and we would have a winner. In fact, try to make this beer EXACTLY like Zombie Dust, only in cans. That would be awesome.

As it stands, this isn't too bad. It is certainly the best hoppy offering from 2Bros... Though the field of competitors is pretty weak.

The body is a bit light, but I can live with it as is.

Overall-- if I find this on tap I'll try it again, and I'm not opposed to buying more cans either. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come from the Warrenville crew.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look- hazel yellow cloudy color with a great sticky white head
Smell - floral citrus hop smell
Taste - similar to taste but with faint fruit taste and odd bitter aftertaste
Feel - medium heavy carb with pretty big body
Overall - ok but nothing special

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 679 ratings.
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