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:
680
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
96
For Trade:
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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of FLima
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber color with a huge thick off-white fluffy head with good retention and leaving laces.
Predominant aroma of pine with toasted malts and a hop citrusy with pepper.
Flavor of toasted biscuit malts, pine, caramels, earthy and citrusy hops, grass and spices. Hints of grapefruits and rye. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with medium carbonation
Interesting IPA, quite unique taste. Very malty, earthy and spicy.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear amber orange, not much carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last.

S-Not much of anything, not a real strong hop presence.

T-Very malty (it is fresh). Earth and dirt notes. Not much in the way of bitterness. Not sure how this is classified as an IPA. Some pine and balance is off.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation, tad watery as well.

O-An avoidable IPA. Really lacking in a hop presence. Was expecting better from Two Brothers.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of xnicknj
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2B tap takeover at Swig on 7/11/12. First beer.

This is a clouded amber-copper brew. The nearly white head on top is impressive, particularly on tap, not for its size (since it's cut down anyway), but for that fact that the inch or so of head on it sticks around for a while and especially how it clings to the glass as the beer falls.
The aroma is a beauty, offering a balanced hoppiness that's complex, with citrus, tropical fruits, floral and pine notes and an even malts presence that lets it stand out complemented by that sometimes-mentioned sweet, candied orange (marmalade) note that just works in this beer. The flavor is interesting in that it's not as potent or as enticing as what's on the nose, ending up being a good-tasting beer that needs as much flavor as it has aroma.
The feel offers a rolling smoothness from a light crispness underneath in a medium body and is fairly creamy.

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Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a slight haze. Two fingers of head form and had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Lacing coats the glass as well as a thick ring left at the top of the glass.

Aroma reminds me of orange juice because of the sweet malt and citrus hops combination. There is a bit of alcohol as well.

The brewers definately went with the sweeter IPA as their choice. The hops give citrus flavor but I am missing the pine that the can label claims. Plenty of caramel malt that I do not really like in my IPAs. A little alcohol flavor and warmth in the finish. Fairly balanced.

Good body and smooth texture. Could of used a little more carbonation to liven things up a bit at the expense of the smoothness.

A bit surprised that the brewers did not go wild west with this Outlaw. Maybe it is outlaw now to buck the West Coast trend.

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Photo of Durge
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear yellow amber color with a solid off-white head and respectable lacing. The aroma offers nutty pine with a slight citrus kiss. There's a bit of sweet vegetable going on and it's generally a very "edible" smell. The flavor brings a more grassy hop bite that dissolves into an evergreen vegetable/herbal hop mix. There's an almond nuttiness but it settles mostly to a mild pine hop sweetness. It's medium bodied with a gentle but frothy carbonation for a somewhat luscious feel. A very balanced blend of bitter grass and sweet pine. An agreeable IPA that might suit the session seekers.

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Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of thegerm87
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of stortore
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, a mellow orange citrus rind. In the taste, dry orange citrus, quite mellow, with a small malt backing. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus and small gingerbread like malt in the aftertaste. A nice hop, big citrus, on the verge of an English beer with the malt, but decent nonetheless.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass, swirl by 9/28/15

A- pours a clear amber color with a one finger creamy white head that retains nicely after the pour, eventually leaving a bit of lacing behind

S- sweet doughy malt up front mixes with hop aromas of citrus and pine, sweet caramel on the close

T- big bready malt flavors follow the aroma up front with notes of caramel, underlying piney & citrus hop barely pokes through, sweet and malty finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a chewy creamy finish

O- way too malty for an IPA, it drinks more like a malt forward pale ale or an amber ale. It isn't a bad beer at all, but they should market it as a pale ale

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of pillowy off-white head. Retention is good and glass covering lacing is left.

4.0 S: Heavy tropical citrus with earthy hop undertones. Mango and papaya lead the pack with pineapple and orange to follow. Earthiness and flowers give complexity. Clean maltiness underneath that is slightly grainy and slightly bready. Light crystal maltiness.

4.0 T: The taste is much, much, much, much maltier than the nose. I dare say the malts stand out more than the hops. Bready overall with a ton of caramel and a "peachy maltiness." Hops are again mainly of the tropical nature, but they don't stand out as much. Same fruits though. Low bitterness. Tasty.

4.0 M: Medium to slightly heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess going on here and super smooth.

4.0 D: Solid, malty IPA. Good balance and plenty of flavor.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Outlaw India Pale Ale has a thick, soapy, off-white head and a clear, orange-gold appearance with some splotchy lacing left around the glass. The aroma is citrus, pine resin, malt, and sugar. The flavor is of hops up front, with bitterness and pine. There is a malt backbone to it and also some sweetness. Mouthfeel is rather light, but it has some ale softness. Outlaw IPA finishes mostly dry and easily drinkable. Overall, this is an excellent beer, and I hope you’re able to sample it.

RJT

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Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, with bottom of the can reading best by 05/13/2013. Excited to try this again, drank a couple of these straight from the can last summer, and I'm a fan of what Two Brothers does.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a pretty clear dark orange copper color with two fingers of thin doughy bubbly white head on top. Thin, scattered lacing.

S - Pale biscuity malt smell, with the vaguest hint toward piney hops. Not terribly attractive smelling.

T - The taste is comprised of a pleasantly subdued resinous pine hoppiness, paired with some good toasted bready malt backbone. Remarkably well-balanced. I remember thinking this beer extremely bitter with all the hops last summer, but a year later I find it to be more tame. Light, fruity, and somewhat sweet in the finish. Approaching more into APA territory, as some others have noted.

M - Sweet, resinous hops. Some green apple sugars leftover. A clean, pleasant feeling beer.

Overall, not breaking any spectacular new ground here, but it is a nice addition to the Two Brothers portfolio, and a nice change from their hop bombs like Two Brothers Hop Juice or Two Brothers Heavy Handed, with the Two Brothers Outlaw IPA offering a more tame and malty IPA. Better than I remembered it being, so I am definitely glad I gave it another shot! Moderate 6.30% abv, so you could definitely throw a few of these back.

Two Brothers Outlaw IPA ---3.5/5

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Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of garymuchow
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm only a couple of days past the best by date on the can. And as I pour this into my mug a wonderfully fresh sweet fruity aroma abounds. Yum. It's more complex as I approach it, with some more traditional Am. hop background, but the fruitiness remains. There is also an almost perfumey quality too.
Slightly cloudy dark golden amber with a smallish but firm and determined head.
More hops than malt upfront, but the middle shows the grain before being shoved aside again by the bitterness for the long long visit that is the finish. The flavors aren't as wonderful as the aroma, with a push of bitterness to excess, and not holding the fruitiness. No particular malt sweetness noted.
Mouthfeel is right for style with a very fine and satisfying carbonation.
Solid drinking IPA. The bitterness is pretty darn big.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Outlaw IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 680 ratings.
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