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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Heavier Handed is one of a series of special limited-run beers in the styles that are more extreme or unusual. This Artisan Beer is in celebration of our new French oak tanks, called "Foudres". Tons of fresh, wet hops from Washington State power through this stepped up version of our seasonal IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Lightly hazed burnt orange color with a moderate, stable, tight bubbled, beige head. Hints of pale and caramelized malt, covered over with citric hops. Moderately sweet with an acidic hops bitterness to balance. Some dry wood in the finish. Feel is lightly oily. Heavy , or heavier as it is stated seems to be true with the flavors, albeit a bit unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus and a little bit of wood. Great citrus and bitter hop flavor, but well balanced as well. A very nice brew from Two Brothers. Worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours murky bright orange with some white foamy head that disappears quickly. Nose is juicy citrus fruit and some bready malt. Flavor is smooth, slick, juicy citrus hops, orange and grapefruit dominate with only a slight touch of pine if I concentrate real hard on it. A little dry and bitter in the finish, leading to the hint of oak used in this brew. Pretty good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Deep oily coppery-orange pour with moderate white head. Nose is oak, pine, alcoholic, and sweet. Flavors are syrupy sweet caramel malt, oak, hot and alcoholic, pine, and grapefruit. Wow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured hazy copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a smooth biitersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4805) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Nice amber coloured body with a thin tan head and a mellow copper tint - almost no head at all though. Aroma of very strong smelling caramel, toffee, grapefruit, alcohol and oh yeah - a ton of hops! Medium to Full-bodied; Assertive biting hops come out at first, then shows a good dose of malt tucked in with an astringent medicinal and herbal flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of hop bitterness, some caramel and even some floral tastes from the hops. Overall, a good, albeit strong IPA - definitely an Imperial IPA in my books, due to the weight and the alcoholic strength. Still, a good beer, but perhaps a bit too much - especially in the large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Half-Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on Black Friday, 27-November-2009, sampled two days later at home in Washington, at a very fresh state.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
allendodd (114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
This one pours a dense white head over a deep orange beer. There is no great-big hoppy nose, but, rather a subdued hop presence with the sourish wood/oak nose of wet wood.It is odd to have the hop bitterness offset by the oak/wood flavors and not have much of the normal malt sweetness doing the balancing. You don’t want to condemn someone for trying something different, but I don’t find much to like here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Beautiful clear copper with a beige head and superb lacing. Aroma of Citrus hops and sweet malt. Flavor is caramel malt with very nice hop flavor, although not overly bitter due to the amount of malt. I am a fan of regular Heavy handed, but most other Two Bros have left me wanting more, but not this one, very, very good. The finish is a sticky resinous hoppiness, with just a touch of residual sweetness. MMMMMMMMMM.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, deep ruby, amber-brown colored body with a creamy, finger-width, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is deeper grapefruit pines with a light, dry oak. An underlying caramel and toffee sweetness as well as a bit of an earthy resin. Flavor is similar, but packs a little more of a punch than the aroma. Sweet pines with a light resin greet the tongue before a malty caramel sweetness rounds out the big hop flavors. A subtle earthy oakiness throughout as well as some grapefruit and orange citrus. Finishes very dry with an assertive bitterness and leaves a heavy hop extract taste that lingers for a long duration. Medium body and very smooth with just a tickle of carbonation. Overall, a very tasty beer. Lots of sweet and piney hops, a solid malt balance, and a light oak made this quite enjoyable. Good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1181) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bomber rating. Pretty nice aroma of pine, citrus, and floral hops with just a touch of sweetness. Pour is copper red, with a nice pillowy white head. Great lacing and good legs. Flavor is citrus with just a touch of oak and caramel malts. Somewhat simple, but this is put together well. Not a beer that will blow you away, but good nonetheless.


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