DrnkMcDermott (2716) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery during a media event. Again, impression may be different than when it comes in cans. Body is darker than the Sidekick I just had. The nose is not as pronounced either, just a bit of fruity hop. More conflict here between the hops and malts, too. Both are in the forefront, seeming like an all-barley battle against an IPA level hop load. Definitely some Pacific region hops involved. No particular hop predominates, just a pronounced aftertaste.
574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange-amber golden with a thicker creamy khaki head that settles slowly. Nice nuanced nose of tropical fruit, pine, zesty spice, some crackery malt. Lightly sweet, pretty bitter, and a touch tart. Softer carb, medium-full body, oily, with a fruity bitter finish. Good brew, not super in your face, but plenty of nice hop and malt quality and very drinkable.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some kiwi, light bread, pine/pineapple. Medium body, light resin.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Joe and once again served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a deep golden nearly amber hue with a fading frothy head and good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, biscuity and fishy rainwater along with some resiny and piney hops esters. Faint juicy fruit and zest pithy notes as well. Well there is a good amount of malt sweetness the hops do try their best to balance it all out. The finish is where it shines with a minerally and resiny overtone, touch of hop spice notes too. The mouth feel is moderately aggressive and lively, dry finish. Overall it actually exceeds my low expectations from this brewer. Drinkable for sure but there are so many better IPA’s on the market.
mkgrenwel (498) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange, nearly amber pour. White head, good lacing. Aroma is oranges and tangerines. Malty and piney up front. Not too complex in the flavor. A bit of orange in the finish. Bitterness is solid. Tha palate is so soft, smooth and creamy that the bitterness can’t overwhelm. I really like the mouthfeel the Two Brothers beers have. This one is a drinkable bitter amber, but needs more depth. The flavor washes out a bit in the swallow. Not bad, but doesn’t hold a candle to Sidekick.
jsmerig (1032) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange in color. Aroma is orange citrus and pine. Taste is malt drenched with a citrus bitter bite. Good.
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bth122 (1031) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Poured a dark honey color. Aroma of nice floral hops. Medium bitter with big caramel malt. Average carbonation. Not bad. A maltier ipa.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. Amber with small head. Pretty run of the mill ipa. Wouldn’t go out of my way to have this again.
dutch23mp (245) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a massive head. Robust aroma and the hops are sweet and pure, very pronounced. Seems like extreme care was taken in getting quality ingredients. great IPA
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: 60 IBU, 6.3%
Pours cloudy dark amber with a thick tan head.
Aroma is caramel, bread heel, fruit.
Malty, caramel, citrus peel flavours.
Sweet, but a fairly decent bittering towards the end.