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IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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77
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 09-13-2010)
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searsclone

Arizona

3.7/5  rDev +11.1%

Bottle into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. Copper colored, really clear, thick tan head that sticks around for a while and leaves a nice lace

Smell is sweet juicy fruit with a bit of toast. Really great.

Taste is malty upfront with a hoppy bitterness to balance it nicely. A little bit toasty

Very creamy mouth feel with enough carbonation to make it a little weird. Almost like a nitro up front, then unexpected sharpness

Overall not bad. I had high hopes considering the smell and appearance, but unfortunately it didn't live up to them. Not bad at all, but not great.

07-08-2014 03:20:33 | More by searsclone
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-07-2014 21:58:07 | More by GClarkage
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utfiero

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

Color- mildly hazy amber. Medium head.

Aroma- mildly spiced with hoppiness.

Taste- Starts hoppy with a very dry middle finishing with a lingering bitter finish. Nothing memorable here.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 12/31/12.

06-23-2014 21:53:28 | More by utfiero
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

06-06-2014 07:42:23 | More by largadeer
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mattknueven

Indiana

3/5  rDev -9.9%

03-24-2014 00:12:27 | More by mattknueven
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McStagger

California

3.24/5  rDev -2.7%

Yet another San Diego IPA. A single that clocks in at 8%, no less. 88 Ibu's on the label.

A: Fairly dark amber color on the pour. Splash over a finger of light tan head. Bubbles are a mix of large and small. Retention is pretty good. Lacing is also nice. Bubbles rise to the surface fairly lazily, so this one is going to have some body.

S: Malt dominant in the smell. Caramel, toffee, nutty. Hops are fairly muted. Some tropical flavor, virtually no citrus.

T: Meh. Immediately, from the get go, this is forgettable. Plenty of bitterness in the finish, but little to no hop flavor. Front of the tongue is more of the nutty caramel, but even this is pretty weak. Mid palate is stone fruit, but very muddled, along with green apple skin. Again, very light citrus. Finish is a hit of astringent bitterness with very little redeeming character. Still, this doesn't taste like 88 IBU's. Wonder what the hop bill is on this...

M: No surprise here at 8%, but this one drinks more like a double, which I love. Body is slightly creamy, and the alcohol helps to glide things along.

O: Not impressed, especially at that price. Yes, it's huge and bitter and has a great mouthfeel. But it lacks almost any semblance of IPA flavor. Many people have stated that this is more in line with an English IPA. I would agree with that. This beer is pretty mediocre and I will not be seeking it out again.

02-07-2014 07:22:34 | More by McStagger
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111213forlife

California

4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

01-29-2014 04:42:22 | More by 111213forlife
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aquazr1

California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

01-08-2014 02:45:44 | More by aquazr1
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jenray

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

12-29-2013 05:11:37 | More by jenray
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-18-2013 21:33:01 | More by ste5venla
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wooddogg922

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-04-2013 17:05:15 | More by wooddogg922
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jakecattleco

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

10-27-2013 18:42:51 | More by jakecattleco
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-24-2013 19:04:13 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-30-2013 19:57:26 | More by GraduatedCashew
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JDJTEXAS

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

09-07-2013 21:44:50 | More by JDJTEXAS
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

09-04-2013 01:32:07 | More by Bnoise11
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drunkheathen

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-24-2013 21:04:01 | More by drunkheathen
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tbeq00

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-27-2013 02:43:08 | More by tbeq00
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apf

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

04-16-2013 01:51:01 | More by apf
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pocat91619

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

01-28-2013 06:10:16 | More by pocat91619
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-06-2013 04:03:14 | More by eawolff99
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-02-2012 23:34:50 | More by djaeon
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-11-2012 14:16:52 | More by tbone1384
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

10-25-2012 01:33:27 | More by t0rin0
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2012 04:24:09 | More by SocalKicks
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IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
77 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.