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IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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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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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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

California

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Manzanita Brewing Company

A: The pour is quite dark for an IPA, leaning toward the brown side of dark amber with a finger's worth of off-white head.

S: The nose isn't all that hoppy, but I guess we're looking at an English IPA here so it's a bit different. The citrus component is light and the majority of the aroma is bready malt.

T: Despite a rather bland nose, there's a pretty decent citrus flavor along with some light pine to provide bitterness. There's also a nutty quality to the flavor, likely from the toasted malts.

M: The body is good, we'll call it medium, with a slightly prickling carbonation.

D: It's interesting that they would opt for an English IPA, but I suppose the market in SD for brutally hoppy American IPAs is quite saturated. A disappointing nose, but a decent enough flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2010 00:23:45 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.9%

04-23-2012 22:03:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-24-2013 19:04:13 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a nice, balanced mix of orange with some bready malt. The flavor is bread, orange and grassy hops. The bitterness is fairly low for the style. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 02:30:51 | More by Mora2000
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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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mactrail

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is interesting for being malty but dry. A flinty taste with some sharpness. Just not sweet at all. A brambly flavor in the back of the throat. Attractive dark amber color with plenty of foam. Bitterness comes on eventually but doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. Kind of a leather aroma. A little bit hot with the sharp fruity hops.

So it's different hops and some different flavors from the American head-banging style. More murky and fruity with a less pronounced bitterness. This is like no other IPA I've had but I think it makes up with drinkability and an continuing intrigue with the flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 06:36:59 | More by mactrail
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +20.1%

07-07-2014 21:58:07 | More by GClarkage
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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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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, pineapple citrus and a small pine hop. In the taste, pine like dryness with notes of pineapple and orange citrus. A small hop bite with a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry pine and citrus hop in the aftertaste. Big pine with a nice west coast citrus.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 21:20:06 | More by OWSLEY069
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Gobzilla

California

3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a amber brown with a half finger of head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass. the nose was mainly malty with a touck of pine, grass, and hops that were quite hidden. The flavor was just like the nose pretty much malts with slight citrus notes but did have grassy pine and hops to add to the overall taste of this mild IPA. the brew was quite light in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a slight citric malty finish. it actually drank very easy due to the lack of bitterness and flavor but it seemes like they are in the primary stages of really making something happen.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2010 05:48:05 | More by Gobzilla
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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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Exiled

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

11-25-2011 01:35:48 | More by Exiled
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srandycarter

California

4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours murky orange with incredible, creamy, sticky head. Lots of cling lace. This is a growler, too!

S - Light citrus, suggestive sweet malt.

T - Light middle caramel, bittered to good balance at finish.

M - Creamy, well carbed, good coating and nice balance.

D - Just visited Jeff at these new SD digs. I will be back.

Serving type: growler

10-02-2010 02:29:24 | More by srandycarter
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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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emmasdad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at a liquor store in San Diego while vacationing a month or so back. Poured a cloudy dark golden color with a good sized white head. Aromas of dried pineapple, biscuit and piney hops. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, with juicy citrus, pine and light malt.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 23:34:12 | More by emmasdad
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Arbitrator

California

1.95/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. From Sideswipe. Thanks, John.

A: Pours a copper-orange body with mild haziness to it. Short-lived beige head.

S: Aromas of pineapple, biscuit, mild pine. This has a strong "stale hop" aroma reminiscent of wood and biscuits.

T: I can see how this is an English IPA; that stale hop and old towel aroma I hated in Stone 14th is present here. The tantalizing pineapple aroma fails to manifest in the flavor, though there is some pine and plenty of biscuit. Boring.

M: This is fine, though there is a small alcohol burn.

O: This didn't make me angry or anything, but I got bored and didn't finish it.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 05:56:34 | More by Arbitrator
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber bottle poured into DFH signature glass. No bottle dating is present on this one.

A: Pours a murky deep amber color. 1 finger white head. Some lacing.

S: Hop astringency. Not a lot of citrus notes. I guess more piney notes, but I don't know if I would say that. Good maltiness too.

T: I don't have that same terrible reviews as others. Not the best IPA or DIPA around but by no means an F beer. No extreme bitterness or Hoppiness. Pretty balanced.

M: Medium bodied

O: OK beer. Again, this is not an F or D beer. It's a run of the mill west coast IPA. Decent and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 18:20:51 | More by inlimbo77
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HalfFull

California

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a pint glass. This, an American IPA as per their website, pours a bit dark and with a touch of murk. Offers a light cap of foam with a somewhat brief retention. Does keep its carbonation and leaves some lace.

Taste is similar. Lots of rusty caramel on the nose and flavor. Lots of malt, crystal and almost buttery with a cascade influence. Not unlike many an average IPA, yet very much unlike a San Diego IPA. Bit rancid and overkill. ABV is somewhat hidden, yet behind what?? As there is not much to back it up. Hops are oddly absent or too muddled by the malts. A bit inconspicuous and somewhat of a wanderer in flavor. Feel is full but muted given the lack of clarity to the pour.

Not impressed with this one. Drink the Blond instead. Below average in quality yet above average in price. The murky pour muddles the details and pushes the beer out of balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 06:57:58 | More by HalfFull
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -9.9%

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

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

California

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an almost rose color with one finger white head.

The smell wasn't dry hopped to hell but you could pick up some piney scent to it.

The taste was piney and straight bitter. The alcohol was present and added to the bitter and dryness.

The mouth feel was good and not super carbonated and thank god because it would have been insane with that much bitter and alcohol flavor.

Not a bad IPA. Nothing special but for their first IPA its a good start.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 17:14:57 | More by Eriktheipaman
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IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
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