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:
1
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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with over one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Medium lacing remains on the glass.

S: Grain is caramelized and husky, while hops are piney with some lesser semi-dark citrus. Other mixed fruit qualities reinforce heartiness of the malt.

T: Begins very off-dry, with chewy caramel malt and equally robust hop aromatics that match the smell well. Acidity is mild into the middle where citrus qualities darken before bitterness is quick to replace other hop-derived flavors. Bitterness becomes pronounced by the finish, where a mineral edge is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, resinous and slightly syrupy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer's qualities are intense for its strength--it's 6.3% abv (as listed on the package) is the only feature that clearly separates it from the majority of beers from Lagunitas or Oskar Blues. As an IPA it is rather unremarkable, although the smell and flavor are closely tied.

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2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by 11/28/12. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a beautiful transparent burnt orange, huge chunky white head that sticks around, great sticky lacing and great retention. The aromas are full of orange zest and orange peel. Pine needles are in the mix too. There's alot of caramel malts present in the nose as well. The flavors are dominated by fresh orange and pine resin. The caramel malts are there in a big way giving this a strong breadiness. The flavors are bittersweet. The bitterness lingers for a second, but fades quickly. The flavors are very one dimensional, and lacks true complexity. Mouthfeel is nice, somewhat lacks carbonation and feels thin, but it's smooth enough and actually enjoyable. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

Not really feeling this one. I've never been a fan of this hop profile to begin with, and this is really no exception.
Two Brothers' other IPAs like Resistance and Heavy Handed are WAY more enjoyable than this, in my opinion.

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2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Swirl by 6/20/14... OK. Pours a solid orange with fluffy offwhite colored head, decent retention and rings of lace for a few inches. Smell: faded apricot, vegetal, mild sweet citrus, steely. Really? It's in a can that's lived in a cooler since it got to the store... is it this badly faded a month before their best by date or is it starting from a bad place to begin with? Taste: too much caramel, metallic, peach tea, mild pine and citrus peel. I might retry a guaranteed fresh can, but this is pretty bad.

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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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2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18%

Poured a rich, slightly cloudy amber body with a thin cap of head. It looks very much like most other IPAs, pleasing but not amazing. Scents of orange flesh, sweet malt, very light levels of pine resin and hints of tropical fruit. Overall impression of aroma is of a very light and sweet aroma for an IPA. Not unpleasant, but lacking a full aroma profile that is key to the style. Flavor begins lightly bitter with notes of orange zest and a pleasantly sweet malt backbone and a light level of pine resin. This moves into a medium bitter middle with pine resin, orange zest and some spicy hop flavors with a lot caramel malt backbone. Finish is medium bitter with notes of pine resin, orange zest, light orange flesh and a caramel malt backbone. Aftertaste is medium bitter with notes of pine resin, caramel, and light indeterminate citrus peel. Overall impression of flavor is of a decent IPA flavor profile that is pleasant, but lacks the complexity of some other examples. It is simple and nice, but a bit standard. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with light carbonation and a smooth, slick, slightly resinous feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is very nice. A true to form IPA. Overall this is a fairly standard IPA. It doesn't do much to stand out in any way, but it is pleasant and rather well executed, if a bit simple. Good overall, but in a crowded IPA market it does little to stand out.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this 12 oz. can in a Sam Adams glass. Best by 9/28/12. The body was slightly hazy and apricot colored. The head was frothy and off white. It left a film on top and some lacing down the glass.

The smell was bready and then mild citrus.

The taste was big on caramel malts. Some grapefruit bitterness tries to muscle in without much success. I drank this one more than a month before the "best by date" but I think maybe its best days were behind it. This drinks more like an APA than and IPA. Very muted bitterness and a prominent sweetness. Rather dull overall.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with tight, zippy carbonation.

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