ABV: 6.3 IBU: 69
Two Brothers Brewing Company Wobble IPA
What the brewers say
“Once in a while we feel a need to ‘wobble’ on the edge of really hoppy. Wobble IPA is golden in color with subtle malt character, big complex citrus and piney hops notes throughout.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A mix of fruity and herbal/ earthy hops notes. Initially, some spearmint character stands out, but slowly fades. Slight biscuit malt notes smooth out the aromas. Orangey citrus, powerfully fruity, mild pine.”
Flavor: “Clean malt and yeast flavors provide a nice base for some tasty hops avors with restrained bitterness. There are the expected strong citrus notes, but light pine and dank avors add a nice depth. Nice citrus up front, followed by forest floor and musty (but pleasant) notes. Subtle caramel rounds out the middle and gives way to a long, pleasing bitter finish.”
Overall: “This beer expertly balances some very interesting hops flavors to create a fun tasting experience. An IPA that leans on fruity hops character and performs admirably. Bitterness is nice, though just a touch assertive compared to the juicy fruitiness.”
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