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Chicagoist's Beer of the Week: Two Brothers Wobble IPA

By Jason Baldacci in Food on Oct 10, 2014 8:30PM

2014_10_10_wobble.jpgThis week, we're taking a look at a brand new beer from one of the Chicago area's oldest craft breweries.

Wobble is an India Pale Ale from the good gents at Two Brothers Brewing Co. of Warrenville. It pours a deep golden to light orange-amber hue in the glass and we're met with classic American hop aromas of citrus and pine right off the bat. On the palate, the notes of pine hit us immediately with a punch of sticky, resiny bitterness. The citrus does shine through on the mid-palate, along with some tropical hints of mango and pineapple. There's a touch of malty sweetness in there to balance the bitterness, but the finish is quite dry. At 6.3 percent alcohol content, Wobble is medium-bodied and a pleasantly drinkable IPA.

Two Brothers has always been known to make very balanced, malt-driven beers, which is something we've always appreciated. Their other year-round IPA, Outlaw, is incredibly malty and darker in color when compared to other representations of the style, and even their harvest ale, Heavy Handed, tends to have more present malt character than most others. With Wobble, they've tipped the scales a bit, toned down the malts and really let the hops take center stage. Lucky for the beer drinking public, the end result is still incredibly balanced in true Two Brothers fashion.

Wobble is available on draft and in six packs all over town. Check to see where you can score some this weekend.