Two Brothers Brewing Company Hop Juice (365 Day 257)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, August 15th, 2011

Two Brothers Hop Juice

Consistency is what every brewer shoots for with their beers. When you make a beer annually, how easy is that? Especially when it comes to an IIPA or similar that if you taste it a year later will be no where near what it was originally.

This years batch of Hop Juice seemed different to me than in the past. In a good way actually: I couldn’t put it down. Two Brothers Brewing Company puts out this Imperial IPA each June.

Of course hops are a big part of this beer and the blend that I noticed was very inviting and pleasant. Mostly citrus and of the grapefruit persuasion, there is a slight bitterness but it doesn’t linger. Wonderfully balanced for a big beer. Caramel malt seems to stand out from the malt backbone but only to balance the hops.

Of course I only purchased one this year. I will have to wait for more unless I can find it on tap somewhere. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.0

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