Starting a new beer blog, this is the first beer from Two Brothers Brewery that I am blogging about and the beer is Outlaw IPA. Two Brothers was founded in 1996 in Warrenville, IL by Jim and Jason Ebel. They brew several different beer styles and some of them they do a twist to some of the classic beer styles. Let us get into the beer.
This beer has a copper color without a head on it. The smell is of earthly to piney. The taste of this IPA is earthly to piney with dry hoppy aftertaste. It is not really a drinkable beer.
Here is a descripation from the beer can:
As bold as the name suggests but as friendly as the masked man, comes our first world of cans. This IPA is full of citrus and pine hop character and aroma. The hop flavors play off the pleasant malt complexity like a good sidekick. Giddy-up. 60 IBU 6.3% ALC/VOL
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In closing, one of many new breweries being opened in Chicago area and this is one of the newer ones. Two Brothers are growing at a rapid rate and I believe it is taking away from quality of the beer. When I moved to Chicago, I was excited to try all the breweries at that time in 2005. Two Brothers was on that list and I loved their beers back then. I just feel their beers have loss something. It could be passion or rushing the beers through the brewing process to keep up with demand. Outlaw IPA does not have enough malty backbone to my taste buds as a hop head. It is all bitterest and that does not make this hop head happy. It kills the hop taste for me. This beer is a huge let down and I love my craft beer in a can. This beer is selling pretty good and I believe it is because it is local brew. General Chicago Craft Beer Drinkers’ pallets are still growing and I hope these local beer companies realize and step up to make some good beer. I am not saying this the worse India Pale Ale. I believe it is average India Pale Ale and this brewery could do better. Just believe, I say this before. It does not mean you might not like this beer. Please, go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser