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Twister Creek IPA - Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant

Twister Creek IPATwister Creek IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.17%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 9 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by drinkAK:
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drinkAK

Alaska

5/5  rDev +23.8%

09-22-2013 05:15:24 | More by drinkAK
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

04-08-2014 12:56:31 | More by Mikexw
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tabhill

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

03-30-2014 02:19:32 | More by tabhill
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rand

California

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 12 oz can to pint glass

A: A yellowish tan in color, clear, a gentle pour forms a relatively sudsy head, leaving patchy lacing.

S: The nose if fairly subdued with hints at husky grain and honey sweetness, followed by a touch of lemony citrus and a floral aspect. Relatively malt-forward.

T/M: A little more hop-forward on the palate, the lemon and honey notes hit up front. A bready complexion carries a fairly straight-forward balance of flavors, simple yet refreshing. Slightly vinous hop tones work toward a dry finish, with lingering bitter residue.

A simple and refreshing IPA, with malty aspects and a flavor balance along the lines of IPA's you'd find in the northwest (not literally the northwest, but beer-region-wise)

Serving type: can

02-26-2014 06:54:18 | More by rand
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

01-31-2014 07:12:41 | More by redfox405
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flagmantho

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Not too bad.

Smell: sweet malt with a big, floral hop aroma. Fragrant and enticing!

Taste: lightly toasty malt with more of those same hops; kind of reminds me of Canadian floral gum candy. I like IPAs in this vein, and this is a nice, balanced one.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent, well-integrated carbonation and a surprisingly fulfilling creaminess. Dig it!

Overall: a tasty and drinkable IPA. I like light, floral IPAs like this one; they really go down easy.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 01:55:06 | More by flagmantho
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bcm75

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-24-2013 22:19:52 | More by bcm75
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-31-2013 09:52:06 | More by williamjbauer
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

10-29-2013 00:30:41 | More by ethanmc12
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid three finger head from a very turbulent pour. Pure, snow-white head with good retention. Brew is a cloudy, translucent golden straw color with lots of slow-moving bubbles. Very nice lacing, coming through in webbed layers.

Citrus and pine notes, with some wheat malt, and possibly some caramel malt. Hints of orange peel and honey. Balanced, subtle aroma.

Bright and refreshing flavor: sharp and dry hops, just a hint of citrus peel with some pine. Really follows the nose, but very nicely. Malts come through in the balance, and a bit on the backend, as slightly flat honey.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery and bright. Refreshing, a little dry, but not overly so.

This is a tasty IPA, very straight forward. I'm sadly reviewing it not particularly fresh, but I had one about two months ago, and I recall the hops were brighter and tastier. If you can get local Alaskan brews, this is definitely an IPA to try out. I would consider this a pretty good every-day IPA if available.

Thanks to blackcloud for the trade!

Serving type: can

10-23-2013 20:52:12 | More by Roguer
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MAUEX_MFA

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-16-2013 01:49:08 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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Reswald

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-04-2013 23:10:02 | More by Reswald
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1%

10-02-2013 22:57:08 | More by itracy63
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-23-2013 19:16:14 | More by milkbone_underwear
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dnbnb

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-19-2013 22:21:34 | More by dnbnb
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

08-29-2013 01:36:03 | More by DrunkinYogi
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powdersoldier

Washington

4/5  rDev -1%

08-18-2013 15:20:56 | More by powdersoldier
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

08-13-2013 13:05:17 | More by DrinkSlurm
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oceanman907

Alaska

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- I have only poured this beer out of the can once, but it has a typical IPA hazy yellow/ orange color, lighter than most of the other NW IPAs that i drink frequently (Inversion, Torpedo, Bridgeport IPA, etc.) With the typical large head with a delicate amount of lacing.

S- This is what sets apart Twister Creek from many of the other NWIPAs... A very strong fruitiness that is reminiscent of sweet citrus (tangerine, blood orange) rather than the typical grapefruitiness that come with citra hops.

T- Really wonderful fresh summer beer, as bright in flavor as an IPA can get, super fruity and almost juicy with a wonderfully light hop bitterness at the finish for a beer rated at 71 IBUs easy to drink a few of these guys.

M-Light and crisp with very little puckering bitterness that would be expected with your typical NWIPA.

O- A very interesting version of the style, even tastes lighter and smoother on tap, a nice departure from your standard NWIPA that has flooded the alaskan market in the last five years. Denali has chosen to put their own stamp on the style that at least more distinctive than Broken Tooth's Fairweather IPA, or Kenai River's Sunken Island.

Serving type: can

08-02-2013 22:28:04 | More by oceanman907
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valleytrash

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2013 08:04:38 | More by valleytrash
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: hazy golden yellow/orange body with a one finger white foamy head that dies almost immediately, lotsa foamy clingy white lacing all over the place in no sort of pattern (all 6 cans were this way)

S: strong dank but piney hops barreling through barely letting any other sort of smell come out (all 6 cans were this way)

T: strong bitter hops in all 6 cans, mellow maltiness comes just a tad, light citrus aftertaste, dry bitter finish

M: light to medium, sessionable, carbonation is just right for the style and for me

O: this is a very well done AIPA that I would have again and also am looking to try more offerings from this brewery, I'll gladly look forward to sending some of this East to see what my East coast friends think

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 04:06:38 | More by BeerKangaroo
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-13-2013 04:46:36 | More by rab53
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2013 05:42:35 | More by strongaf
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-25-2013 20:24:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a slightly hazy orange amber supporting a nice firm head leaving spotty lace. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, piney hops and grapefruit citrus. Taste leans toward the grapefruit citrus having the sweetness of the malt following. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Not a bad IPA, leads me to want to try their other beers.

Serving type: can

06-22-2013 00:32:24 | More by Bookseeb
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Twister Creek IPA from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
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