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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Wet hops are added for the right amount of flavor. 62 IBUs.

2006 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties (list from http://www.twobrosbrew.com/)
Lot 2556 Willamette; Lot 2706 Galena; Lot 2806 Baby Cascade; Lot 3006 Cluster

2007 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties (list from http://www.twobrosbrew.com/)
Lot 2547 Willamette; Lot 2617 Cluster; Lot 2687 Centennial; Lot 2847 Baby Cascade

2008 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties (list from http://www.twobrosbrew.com/) Lot 2528 US Tettenang; Lot 2678 Baby Cascade; Lot 2748 Columbus-West Field; Lot 2798 Galena; Lot 2908 Centennial; Lot 2928 Columbus-East Field

2009 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties (list from http://www.twobrosbrew.com/) Lot 2549 Willamette-Field 1; Lot 2619 Willamette-Field 2; Lot 2719 Cascade; Lot 2819 Super Galena; Lot 3069 Columbus

2011 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties
Lot #2521 - Centennial
Lot #2591 - Columbus

2012 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties
Lot #2521 - Willamette
Lot #2552 - Centennial
Lot #2612 - Cluster (Field 1)
Lot #2642 - Crystal
Lot #2672 - Cluster (Field 2)


Editor’s Note: All Two Brothers Hop Varietal releases of Heavy Handed are kept seperate due to a lack of ability for the average consumer to distinguish these brands. We encourage users to note the vintage and varietal in their rating, but more often than not, most raters won’t know this information without researching it.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4633) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Lot #2612 (Cluster - Field #1): Slightly hazy copper coloured body with an amber glow and a light ruby shine and a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pine, resin and a bit of pineapple with some good malt note and a hint of nuts. Medium-bodied; Assertive resinous and syrupy feel with a lot of pine, pineapple, honey and a bit of earthy flavours. Aftertaste shows some nice hoppy flavours with a bit of syrup and honey, a little earth and a good balance of hops and malt - more like a traditional IPA and not like a West Coast IPA at all. Overall, a nice beer and definitely worth trying if you can find it - not overloaded with hops, but a good balance for sure and nice to sample. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 26-December-2012 for US$2.79 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 19-January-2013.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Very flavorful and fruity ipa. Good amount of hops to make it bitter. Really like this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (229) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. This was the 2012 Lot 2512 Willamette Wet Hopped IPA. In the glass it was a slightly hazy or,ange amber colored beer with a decent off white 1 finger head. The nose was a slightly generic hop nose with a definite distinct freshness to it. Hop hits right at the front of the tongues, moves into the middle of the palate. Comes with a definite Spicy, Hoppy crispness with the bitter hop flavor hitting in the middle of the tongue finishing with a nice earthy hop/sweet malt flavor. Decent balance to this beer. The wet hop almost seems to become part of the mouthfeel, almost like it makes it more syrupy, very interesting. This was a 6.4% ABV beer. It came with a nice cap, label and packaging. I had it earlier this fall. I am just now transcribing my tasting notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESBob (343) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On Tap. 2012 Varietal. Pours a deeper amber with frothy white head. Hops and grapefruit aroma. Taste is more of the same with a nice mixture of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Orange pour with medium light tan head. Aroma is rather sweet, caramel and biscuit with citrus. Taste leans more toward bitter hoppiness. An average IPA, but not one of my favorites.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Lot # 2642 - Crystal. On tap at Pony with James, Streets, Andy & Jenn 10/31/2012. Sweet wet hop aroma, grainy malt upfront and sweeter hops going down - fresh finish. Not very bitter at all. Doesn’t stand out but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1046) - Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 Lot#2552-Centennial. Almost ruby like orange maybe more of a copper/light amber. Short head,some lacing. Aroma of hops is pretty mild next to nothing,maybe some slight floral fruit slight pine but you really gotta look for it but with warming some dank resin and fruity hops come out a bit, and Im getting more malt light carmel/vanilla and yeast mineral water instead . Maybe this sat around for a bit. Taste is carmel malt smooth,a little spice some mild citrus fruit but more citrus fruit/spice more noticable in the finish. Some yeast taste and at first I got a hit of yeast funk/old yeast that was shortlived but off putting at first-turned out ok with that though.Very smooth bitter /has a piney linger and fairly mild hop flavor maybe even more malt /carmel maltpresence really overall. Ive had this before but havent gotten around to rating it,but like before I still like the Resistance IPA alot more.Since they have different hop/lots I guess it is almost like rating a different beer each lot. Still a decent malty Ipa.Seems a bit aged. Nice beer but I like more of their others better,looking forward to a heavier handed soon for the first time.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Kasey’s Tavern, Chicago - 03/11/12. No info on the vintage/variety. Clear golden/amber with a thin off white head. Good lacing develops. Hops and pines shoot straight up your hooter with tropical fruit tones as back up. Tastes of bitter grapefruit, mango, hops, pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation leading to a bitter finish. Absoulte belter of an IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (312) - Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a hazy copper with white head. Aroma is grainy malts and piney hops. Caramel malts, some spiciness, almost tastes like rye. Piney hops with a little floral in there. Slight metallic taste, I think its a little past its prime but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1190) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Bomber. 2012. Not marked for Lot#. Doesnt taste like centennial. Clear copper color. Slight head. Dominated by floral aroma and taste. bitter but smooth. the bitter builds on the finish and lingers for a while. Not overly impressed. Lots of IPAs out there, this is average and not very memorable.


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