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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Heavier Handed is one of a series of special limited-run beers in the styles that are more extreme or unusual. This Artisan Beer is in celebration of our new French oak tanks, called "Foudres". Tons of fresh, wet hops from Washington State power through this stepped up version of our seasonal IPA.

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3.6
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Hazy yellow/gold pour. Citrus hops, oak, bready malts, grapefruit peel, grass. Flavor seems to have lost some of the fresh hop essence by being in barrels...but it tastes nice.

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timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Not nearly as vibrant as I was expecting. I'm curious about oak aging an IPA... as the hops, wet especially, are best when fresh. Very light, flat, confused pine grapefruit, slight oak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
BeerSquare (117) - - OCT 26, 2012
I like this more than I remember likeing heavy handed, or anything else hoppy from Two Bros-- I tend to prefer their maltier offerings. But this one is exactly what I like in a bigger IPA-- not quite in the DIPA/IIPA range of many other breweries in terms of overall gravity and eat it with a forkedness, but with most of that hop profile, still a substantial malt backbone to balance it, and not overly heavy. I especially like the very lively carbonation, and its interplay with a relatively complex mix of hops-- starts off with a good burn, but ends much later with a nice banana style sweetness.

3.6
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
A solid Double IPA. I liked the doughy / caramel malt, grapefruit, oak and grass blend. The oak added to the dry / poping fresh finish.

3.9
Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 16, 2012
Pours amber with white head. Big piny grapefruit aroma with hint of caramel sweetness. Ful of pin hops..good malt biterness balance..

3.4
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pour is a deep orange color with a tiny white head. Nose is of hops, though not as strong as a traditional IIPA. Taste is very light for a IIPA almost resembling a straight IPA.

3.7
anders37 (26216) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of oak and caramel. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy grapefruit flavor with oak hints and hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with oak in the aftertaste.

4.5
paulwastaken (17) - - APR 15, 2011
Fantastic beer. Bought the over sized bottle from a local Costco. Extremely smooth and great taste.

4
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
The beer pours a dark orangy brown with a very light tan head that disappointly rises only half a finger and is gone immediately. The lacing is light. The aroma is light for a dipa, there is a light sweet citrus to start then you get some hops, alcohol, and soap. The taste is spot on with the aroma a little sweetness on the front, in the middle you get a lot of alcohol mixed with some hops and it finishes with a light hoppiness. The mouthfeel is real viscous and lasting. This beer is drinkable but you probably wouldn’t drink more than a bottle yourself.

3.7
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice moderate amber color with a tiny bit of haze. White head and some lacing. The nose is pine and citrus. Good amounts of those without much malt in the background. What is there counts toward the caramel tally board as well as some slight bread dough. The mouthfeel is good and bitter, while still a bit sweet. Drinks quite well and is a nice brew from the folks in Warrenville. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-2010


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