Scipio (595) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright golden with a robust, foamy white head. The aroma is slightly sweet, with grassy hops, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. The taste is a wonderful mixture of green tea and citrus fruit. The green tea flavor stands out the most. In addition, I get pine, grapefruit, and mango. There is some sweetness in here that is most prevalent at the end. Long aftertaste of green tea, mango, and pine. Altogether, everything is balanced very well. Medium in body, with a sticky texture, with some lively carbonation. It is quite refreshing to drink. I like green tea, and it really seems they brought out the best of that and a good IPA. The alcohol content is just enough to give it a nice crispness to drink. This is one very good IPA.
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Seriously great IPA. It tastes almost unlike anything else, but is still, first and foremost, a robust IPA. Just the right amount of alcohol helps compliment the kick of the green tea infused formula, this beer is rich in flavor but light on texture. In a word: remarkable.
bigirishphan (99) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at The Harvest Cafe... The green tea flavor adds some great freshness to this beer. Wonderful full flavored IPA that lacks a little of the bitterness I come to expect. Fresh, tasty, and great smear beer.
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574deadzone (763) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a proper golden with a thick eggshell head that settles to a thing ring and leaves substantial clingy soapy lace. Nose involves quite a bit of piney perfume along with herbal notes and resin. Fairly sweet with a big bitterness. Medium-full body, bright and hoppy, drying, with a long bitter finish. Really damn tasty. The herbal green tea rides below the hops and mostly contributes to the drying effect, making for an awesome palate. Really nicely done.
jmohno (967) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Short pour to a small snifter from a bomber. Nice froth with good lace,orange/gold color/clear.
NIce aroma of tropical fruits with some sweet breadiness.Pungent spicey sting or maybe pine like.Fresh juicy and somewhat bready.
Hoppy flavor with same notes as aroma,finish is piney/peppery.Juicy and somewhat bready.Pine and grapefruit in finish also.Im shure the green tea is in here somewhere but I couldnt find it,yet. Maybe its in some dry astringency behind all the hoppiness.Green tea maybe gets a bit more noticable with warming in the finish. Great ipa .
edwardbass (363) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been disappointed by a number of Two Brothersí efforts lately, but since theyíre a local brewery, I keep trying their new ones. This one is a standout. Nice citrus/floral hops aroma. Citrus/floral hops flavor along with a decent bit of malt - and yes, you can taste the green tea, which adds an herbal layer, but it also has that little bit of "bite" that tea adds - to add to the hops bite. Very nice. I only got one of these because I was unsure whether it would be worthy of sharing with my IPA buddies, but if I see it again, Iíll get two more - one for me and one for sharing.
kaser (1769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle at Lakehouse. Light orange color. Slight bitter ness. Good fruity lemon taste. Can't taste ginger. But love it
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Binnys (Bolingbrook, IL). Kinda excited for this one after Sidekick and with reviews. Pours a nice deeper golden orange hue, a bit dulled, mellow haze, more lively carbonation overall. A cakey whitish head atop sticks around as a decent layer, laces ok. Thicker pretty stick around. Dulled hues overall but still quite striking. Aromas offer a distinct citrusy lemon and florals, green tea elements of decent strength are a bit citrusy, a bit woody, grass and earth. Some cleaner bready malts, florals, a a touch of resiny elements. Nice, medium or decent strength tapers out a bit. Initial is lighter bodied, perhaps a bit thin or in the APA realm, clean bready malts secondary to some woody and earthy green tea, some lemon, faint lime. Florals, a touch of soap, green tea reaffirms. Middle is a bit woody and lemony, a touch soapy, some bread, clean malt bill is bready, crisp, grainy. Quickly moving back into a dry, woody green tea experience, lemon and floral earthy hops of decent strength as we round the corner. A touch oxidized, older hop elements at times. Decent to medium bitterness, clean malt body. A solid beer, the green tea element is certainly intriguing. Iíd prefer some upped bitterness as we round this bad boy out, but overall, itís ok. I do like green tea a lot though.
wlajwl (3334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, malts and fruit/herbal/mild sweetness element. The flavor is citrus, malts, herbal elements, mild sweetness and a tangy/mildly bitter finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampling at the brewery. I talked to one of the guys who came up with this, and he agreed itís hard to say what green tea should taste like in beer. Poured from a jockey box, itís pretty cloudy, with an amber-to-orange body and a thin head. Smell has some citrusy hops; I was told it involves Zythos from Australia. A lot more fruitiness in the first couple of sips. Really nice tropical fruit hops that help mitigate any astringency from the green tea. Makines it nice and sweet and malty, with a good fruit overtone. Only slightly bitter toward the end. I ended up rating the taste an "8" because it does grow on you.