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RATINGS: 516   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)

2013 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties
3 different Centennial Iterations

2014 Heavy Handed Hop Varieties
Chinook
Centennial
Cascade

Chinook Wet Hop
Editorís 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 wonít know this information without researching it.


Louipa's rating

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
Pretty good I think. Iíll have to drink 6 to be sure.....hoppy....malty too. Its up to par.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3343) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
On tap at Capones, pours amber with small white head, nice lacing. Aroma of resinous hops, sweet malt, and syrup. Flavor is sticky malt, orange booze, sugar, and mismanaged hops. Way too sweet and boozey with an ugly look as far as Iím concerned. Lowlight of the day.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SotallyTober (8) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
Has a dark amber pour, with light off white head. A mellow citrus, and pine aroma. There is a citrus, grapefruit, caramel, and a roasted malt taste with a mildly bitter finish. Bottle was dated CASCADE2014, and overall not to bad of a brew.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (272) - Redford, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Mild fruity and floral aroma, sweet cereal. Appears copper, some foam and lace. Tastes of bitter hopping that is balanced very well with sweet but crisp roast malt and sweet unroasted cereal. Palate is foamy. Overall, very balanced for a wet hopped beer, the was done quite well.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (466) - Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle. Bubbly amber. Spotty lacing. Cereal grain nose. Yeasty body, almost raisin like notes. Bitter without being a palate wrecker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (580) - Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Draft at The Keg Stand. Pours murky brown with some off white head. Not very attractive. Lots of grain and little hops in the nose. Some bitterness in the taste but tastes a lot like a barleywine.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (319) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
2014 centennial edition. Canít find a date but I know it was bottled less than 2 weeks ago. Served in a pub glass. The beer pours a clear amber orange with a thick, off white head that shrinks down and leaves great lacing. Aromas are fresh pine and some citric fruits. Not very strong. Taste is very juicy up front and throughout. Immediately I taste piney bitterness mixed with tropical fruit flavors and a nice caramel back. Overall it is quenching, no alcohol present, and I want more. Oven of the best I have had from Two Brothers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (117) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a county fair drinking jar. The back of the bottle is stamped "CASCADE" with a 2010 copyright. Beer pours dark orange & really foamy and lacy like a root beer float. I taste hints of good beer, with highlights of really good beer. This "lot" goes down like water and hits every taste bud on itís way down. Little bitter, little sweet, a very agreeable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1439) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Tipples with no date, just says "Cascade" where the date goes. Poured 8/17/14. Pours murky bronze with a big off white head. Aroma of straight malt juice, not a hop to be found here. Seriously straight bready malts, toffee, and some caramel. Flavor follows that closely making this a decent barleywine, but nothing close to resembling an IPA. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Honestly this is good the way it is, just wasn't looking for a barleywine, which is exactly what this is really. One of the better non-BA American style barleywines I have had though. I guess ill rate it as it tastes but it's lower because it was supposed to be an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1792) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle tag indicated cascade hops. Cool how they do this with many hop varieties. Begs the question as to how all the variations are listed under one and Mikellerís single hop beers are not. Donít care, but curious. Pours an amber with off white head. Smell is of a beer that is slightly past its prime, but some nice bright citrus with strong caramel malts. Taste is boastful caramel, fruity redness, touch citrus. I wish instead of the word cascade they would put a date as I think I would have been informed better on this selection. Either way good to ok ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2269) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Deep amber color. Big off white head. Plenty of lacing. Nice malt aroma with notes if bread and slight hops. Nice malty flavor with a bitter punch in the back.


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