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Twister Creek IPA - Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant

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Twister Creek IPATwister Creek IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
71 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-23-2011)
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Photo of Kuaff
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A little chilled, decanted into my imperial pint glass. Brewed in Talkeetna! That's cool.

We have a beautiful beer here. A *slightly* hazy, light golden-orange color that shines like gold, and a nice little one finger cap of white froth.

An aromatic success as well. A really substantial IPA aroma that unpacks all the goods I want with good potency. Tropical fruit like mango and pineapple, bright lime, lemon and orange, pine, honey, bread, and of course, sweet, DANK hops. Exceedingly lovely to sniff.

The flavor doesn't quite match the fruitiness of the aroma, but comes through big time on the astringent pine and citrus rind. Plus it has a STRONG, lingering bite of bitterness, dank hops, and bread in the finish. An IPA made for fans of bitterness for sure. And I happen to be a total sucker for bitterness. Bring on the IBU abuse!

Its body is just a little on the thin side, which doesn't lend to a very fortyfying or substantial feel, but rather a very quaffable and refreshing one. I believe this would make an excellent thirst-quenching, post exercise ale for sure.

This is really an outstanding and astounding IPA. Once my palate adjusts to the bitterness, I get a little more of the tropical fruit nuances in the flavor profile. But what really impresses me is that this delivers IMPERIAL IPA-level bitterness and dankness. It's made a memorable impression on me.

Kuaff, Yesterday at 06:19 AM
Photo of n2185
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

n2185, Monday at 03:05 AM
Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

77apm, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Donkster46, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of slader
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

slader, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Alex_k47
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

Alex_k47, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Ballington_Brewer
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Ballington_Brewer, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of ChrisCBeets
4/5  rDev -1.7%

ChrisCBeets, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of fergchri
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

fergchri, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of VitoFerrante
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer really deserves a higher rating. For a beer geek in Alaska, this beer is an oasis. These guys are doing everything right. Cans. Big hop flavor. Alaska! What more could you ask for. Now, the beer. Big hop kick In the front that just does not quit. The finish is just as big. Very chewy. It leaves and almost "I just ate something fantastic" feel in your mouth. Minds out the gutters! I would drink this beer if it was available in PA.

VitoFerrante, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of guezarka
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

guezarka, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Jeysun23
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Jeysun23, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of wrentmore
4/5  rDev -1.7%

wrentmore, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of J_Dub
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

J_Dub, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Michael23
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Michael23, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of banksw86
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

banksw86, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

jaswilson2, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

ZachT, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -14%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
Photo of SitkaSteve
3.5/5  rDev -14%

I had this in a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy glossy orange color with q one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing graced the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice bittersweet conglomeration of pine to citrus hops with a light caramel backing of malts.
The taste was pretty much the same as the smell.
The mouthfeel had a nice penetrating harshness of bitter over my tongue. However, it left a fairly nice smooth sweetness as well to roll over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA I could down again.

SitkaSteve, May 19, 2014
Photo of Iowacraft
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Iowacraft, May 19, 2014
Photo of snohojimbo
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

snohojimbo, May 10, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Sammy, May 08, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quite a nice-looking golden amber blonde color with adequate foam in the Stella Artois goblet. Delightful flora, pineapple aroma. Plenty of spritz on the tongue.

Some malt sweetness. Pleasant malty mouthfeel. Deeply resiny with a piney edge and moderately bitter. Beery in all the right ways. Crisp like a Pale Ale.

Quite a drinkable lighter variety of IPA, but plenty of hops to distinguish it from anything else. A pleasant quaff. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

mactrail, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Mikexw
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Mikexw, Apr 08, 2014
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Twister Creek IPA from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
90 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.