bonk0076 (99) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy reddish/mahogany color with a sticky white head. Aroma is dominated by pine and grapefruit notes with of caramel underneath it. Taste is dominated by hop bitternesss but balanced nicely but not completely by caramel malt. Finishes very short but sweet, literally. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Poured hazy orange with a slightly off white head. Smelled of deep floral and piny hops with a slight oak character. Taste right up front is hops, and the oak aged fits in perfectly in the middle. Not quite the bitter ending I was expecting, but still a terrific beer. GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Bomber pours reddish with thick yellowish head. Aroma is complex initial hops citus and pine but swirl the glass and a musty wood surfaces that masks a soft sweetness. Taste is hop punch followed with smokey sweetness. The oak aged doesnt seem to soften the hop flavor like some of the other oak aged. Instead it adds some subtle charred flavors like charcoal to a steak. Finish is smooth at first and then bitter dry mouth tongue tingle. I like this a lot
JPDIPSO (6263) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Lightly hazed burnt orange color with a moderate, stable, tight bubbled, beige head. Hints of pale and caramelized malt, covered over with citric hops. Moderately sweet with an acidic hops bitterness to balance. Some dry wood in the finish. Feel is lightly oily. Heavy , or heavier as it is stated seems to be true with the flavors, albeit a bit unbalanced. User29624 (1683) - - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus and a little bit of wood. Great citrus and bitter hop flavor, but well balanced as well. A very nice brew from Two Brothers. Worth a try.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours murky bright orange with some white foamy head that disappears quickly. Nose is juicy citrus fruit and some bready malt. Flavor is smooth, slick, juicy citrus hops, orange and grapefruit dominate with only a slight touch of pine if I concentrate real hard on it. A little dry and bitter in the finish, leading to the hint of oak used in this brew. Pretty good IPA. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Deep oily coppery-orange pour with moderate white head. Nose is oak, pine, alcoholic, and sweet. Flavors are syrupy sweet caramel malt, oak, hot and alcoholic, pine, and grapefruit. Wow. Tmoney99 (14869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured hazy copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a smooth biitersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
jgb9348 (6441) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Nice amber coloured body with a thin tan head and a mellow copper tint - almost no head at all though. Aroma of very strong smelling caramel, toffee, grapefruit, alcohol and oh yeah - a ton of hops! Medium to Full-bodied; Assertive biting hops come out at first, then shows a good dose of malt tucked in with an astringent medicinal and herbal flavour. Aftertaste shows a lot of hop bitterness, some caramel and even some floral tastes from the hops. Overall, a good, albeit strong IPA - definitely an Imperial IPA in my books, due to the weight and the alcoholic strength. Still, a good beer, but perhaps a bit too much - especially in the large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Half-Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on Black Friday, 27-November-2009, sampled two days later at home in Washington, at a very fresh state. allendodd (117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2009
This one pours a dense white head over a deep orange beer. There is no great-big hoppy nose, but, rather a subdued hop presence with the sourish wood/oak nose of wet wood.It is odd to have the hop bitterness offset by the oak/wood flavors and not have much of the normal malt sweetness doing the balancing. You don’t want to condemn someone for trying something different, but I don’t find much to like here.