Heavier Handed IPA | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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362 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wet hopped IPA aged in new French oak tanks.

Added by emerge077 on 11-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
362
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.5%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Photo of maz
3.37/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours brilliant copper tinted gold under a 2.5” cauliflower gold tinted cream colored foam cap that takes 4 minutes to reduse to 1/3 its original size. S: Earthy and woodsy with a little graininess in the background bolstered by some light biscuit. Hop aromas are moderate to moderately low and malt aromas are moderately low. T: Light hop derived fruit flavors blended with some herbal notes. A moderately high, herbal hop bitterness is soft with rounded edges. The bitterness lingers supported by pleasant malt flavors and an herbal melony spiciness with light citrus notes. Hop flavors are moderately high, malt flavors moderate. Balance slightly to the hops. F: Very creamy with soft mouth filling carbonation, medium body and average to above average carbonation. O: A very tasty, well balanced beer with unique herbal, spicy, fresh flavors.

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Photo of peabody
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MissSmisje
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: amber
S: not overwhelming, resin, a hint of oak
T: sharp resin, malty
F: medium
O: too malty for my taste

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Warren2621
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ARoman
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

transferred from notes 1/5/2014
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Floral, grapefruit-citrus aromas kick off this one, and, once it mellows, some caramel malt and earthy aromas take over. There might also be some nuttiness buried in there as well - specifically walnut - but it seemed to come and go. A crystal clear amber-orange color is topped by a creamy white head leaving behind a light lacing as the drink progresses. A sharp hop bitterness greets the tongue on initial sipping, but this mellows to a more smooth bitterness complemented by a caramel malt sweetness with some citrus notes. This mellowing occurs both in the swallow and as the drink warms up. It’s a medium bodied beer with a light-low carbonation level. It’s not as sticky as I was expecting an Imperial, wet-hopped IPA to be, and in fact, is pretty dry and crisp. A not offensive, floral, spicy, citrus bittering is left behind in the aftertaste which sticks around for awhile

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Photo of BB1980
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RussBeercier
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trish
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phigg1102
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle in to a snifter glass.

L - Gold/orange and slightly hazy. Short white head after a vigorous pour that was gone quickly, little to no lacing on the glass.

S - Sharp aroma of hops hits you right away....citrus, grass, and pine notes.

T - Hop bite at first, then a strong malt backbone on the finish, very balanced.

F - Hop oils coat the tongue and gives this one a nice body.

O - No bottle on or best by date to be found so I'm not sure of the freshness. Other than that it's a pretty solid brew.

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Photo of BrandonSeal
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jruno
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Jimmys
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. I believe this is their wet hop brew, so with what I know about wet hops this might not be the freshest sample. however, being a consumer without any idea of that and no packaging date, what am I to do.

pours a slightly hazy amber hue. a slight oxidation, but pretty juicy too. besides the minor oxidation, the flavor is still great. bitterness is low, citrus flavor is high. really resinous. decent sized body. good shit overall.

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Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Beer4B
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Heavier Handed IPA from Two Brothers Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 362 ratings.
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