Two Tun IPA | Mac and Jack's Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mac and Jack's Brewery
Washington, United States
macandjacks.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by henrysunset on 07-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
19.7%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tyjudd
3.89/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Duck Brand in Winthrop. Poured a hazy orange with little head. Moderate lacking. The nose was not as hoppy as I thought perhaps even overwhelmed by the sweet maltiness. The taste was also not the hop bomb as others had said. Malt forward with the hops kicking in about halfway. Not enough bitterness in the finish for my taste.

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Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrojanRB
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Mac and Jack's brewery tour.

Pours a dark yellow amber. Two finger head very crisp. Smell has a lot going on with this one. Pine, grapefruit, malty toast. West coast style to the tee. Piney earthy citrus fruits dry honey malt and bitterness not juicy at all. Mouthfeel has a mild amount of carbonation. Coats the mouth with Yukon Valley hops Mt. hood, Cascade, Simcoe. Sam worked the tour and was very informative and great tour guide.

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Photo of tastymug
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Beerriver
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Hopinion
2.4/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I am not one to turn a beer down, but could not finish this beer from Mac and Jack's in Redmond. The alcohol was not hidden very well, the nose was floral, but the malt backbone was nonexistent. I felt like I was drinking a hop squeeze after a home brew. This experience turned me off from drinking anything else that night. Maybe I was drinking a bad tap from a local pizza joint.

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of DMB
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Hobbit
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of adkieffer
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of woemad
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Smurf2055
1.98/5  rDev -40%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Wing Central on the Ave in the U district. Aroma was strong, citrus and hops galore. Appearance was orange to dark yellow with about a centimeter of off-white head. Tastes like a typical hop bomb. I am pretty sure there’s Simcoe hops in this one. Bitter with a strong bite. Palate was nicely carbonated. Very bitter. Goes down easy enough. Overall, I would classify it with the rest of the typical North West hop bombs. It’s a shame because I’m a big fan of their Amber. Not for me.

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Photo of kevinglin
3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden with little head retention. Didn't get a huge hop aroma I'd expect in an IPA though did get some citrus notes. Fairly bitter with a pronounced lingering bitterness, which is heightened by semi-dry finish. Overall refreshing - a decent brew while waiting to catch a flight out of SeaTac.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.21/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a light amber color, hazy, some bubbles and a dirty white cap

S: Simple. Caramel and some floral notes.

T: Like a mix of caramel, lightly toasted grains, citrus and floral notes. This beer tasted rather muddy and not so fresh.

M: Lighter to medium body, not crisp and nothing really above average

O: Pretty mundayne and unappealing and that is being polite

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Photo of bensiff
1.28/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Mac and Jacks reformulated their IPA from what was once a nice super hoppy version of thier African Amber. Now it resembles a slightly darker version of Budweiser which should be a clue as hoppy beers are rarely nice and clear like that. I first had the reformulation at a Red Robins and sent it back because it had horrible diacetyl issues. I even talked to the manager about how bad it was. Go forward a few months later and I decided to give it another go at yet another Red Robins. Again, it was a diacetyl nightmare of buttered popcorn crap. I'm really surprised that as long as Mac and Jack's has been in business they would let kegs this horribly messed up go out their doors. The diacetyl virtually destroyed the hops so I cannot even comment on the the flavor in the slightest other than gross ass artificial butter. The smell was also horribly flawed with the diacetyl. The only thing it had going for it was it looked nice in a glass. This second beer I too sent back for an African Amber which was as good as usual.

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2.85/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Mac & Jack's Brewery--Redmond, WA--IPA. 7.00% ABV. 70 IBU's. Foamy lacy off white head. Clear bright rich pretty gold color. Earthy floral hop malt front. Malty creamy mellow sweet caramel doughy hint body. Clean bitter hop spice end. (4.0 / 5.0) Sampled 5 oz. Taster @ Seattle, Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/26/2010. Tasty hoppy flavor even dead taste buds!

Mac & Jack's Brewery 2011 Two Tun IPA. 4 oz. Taster @ Fremont, Seattle Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival on 4/2/2011. 7.00% ABV. 70 IBU's. Foamy lacy white head. Clear bright rich amber color. Big herbal floral hop front. Dry sweet thin textured toasted caramel hop resin rich piney body. Dry bitter hop spice end. Hoppy, but totally unbalanced with missing malt. (2.0 / 5.0)

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Photo of sprucetip
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes. On tap at Sea-Tac, and way too cold when it was poured. Pours amber with some copper highlights, hazy (chill), moderate head with some retention and thick lacing. SMELL got better at as it warmed. Piny and citrusy hops, solid backing malty base balances well. A slight sourness that reminds me of Anchor's "our holiday ale." TASTE is hope dominated but not wickedly out of balance. Fairly aggressive piny/citrusy hop profile up front. never quite sweet, but strong maltyness balances. FEEL medium body, fairly benign. Finish pretty clean, but with some lingering bitterness. OVERALL drinks easy. Solid representation of NW IPA, and found in an airport!

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Two Tun IPA from Mac and Jack's Brewery
3.3 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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