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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.

Treebs' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Wild Monk. Not sure of the hop varietal, but I’d guess Willamette. Served in a shaker pint. A: Pours a darker amber color with a fluffy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin film and it leaves some nice sticky lace down the glass. S: Light caramel malt body, some mild citrus, and a little spiciness as well. T: Fuller caramel malt body with a some light citrus and a nice resinous hop bite. There is a touch of woody spice on the finish with malts coming back adding some sweetness. M: Medium bodied with a nice bubbly carbonation and a light resinous finish. O: Pretty solid overall. Definitely enjoyed this variety of Heavy Handed more so than the other I’ve tried. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-14-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (577) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (315) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2014
2014 centennial edition. Can’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (111) - 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 it’s way down. Little bitter, little sweet, a very agreeable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1434) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1788) - 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 Mikeller’s single hop beers are not. Don’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2266) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (685) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
I believe this was lot 2552, label said Centennial #2. Deep amber pour with beige head that settled to a thin layer quickly. Strong aroma with lots of biscuity malts and citrus hops that mix to a somewhat astringent tropical scent of papaya, pineapple, mango, etc. Fairly low carbonation, finish is surprisingly mellow. Taste matches the nose: tropical fruit punch blend of pineapple, citrus, cream, banana, etc. Really awesome IPA, tropical flavors from a wet hopped ale are very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nakedwhendrunk (2198) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. She pours a nice cloudy burnt orange color and leaves the same colored body with a nice one finger white foamy head that leaves super nice spotty spider web lacing. The way the head dies is enthralling as it lingers a bit, turns lumpy, picks up the pace and then slows down, not sure how else to describe this, but what a show! The body is clear yet there is no carbonation seen rising. The smell has a magical earthy, bitter hoppy and malty, aroma that wants to pierce my olfactory senses but maintains a super nice balance between all. Its practically almost perfect. The taste brings back the earthy, hoppy, maltiness and gives a good citrus back-up that I really like. On the palate, she sits about a medium, with a superb creaminess, nothing harsh on the tongue. Though the ABV is fairly high, this is a fairly drinkable IPA. Overall, for a long time I didn’t like IPA’s and then I learned to distinguish between English and American and thought I liked the English more, this one really changed my mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9833) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at home, Centennial #1. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white to light beige head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is citrus, herbal, and grassy hops, biscuit and meal malt with peach and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light supporting crisp malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2283) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, Centennial #3, thanks to Clownoisseur. Pours amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is caramel malts, citrus hop notes, slight pine, there are some notes of oxidization. The flavor is minty, lemon rind, caramel malts, notes of cardboard. This bottle is slightly oxidized, but it still a tasty beer. Would love this fresher.

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