Chaotic Double IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales
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3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
Thanks for sharing this, Josh!
Hazy and cloudy burnt orange with a pillowy eggshell colored head that eventually leaves lots of sticky lace down the glass.
The aroma is probably this beer's best quality. There's quite a bit of melon and citrus elements leaping from the glass, as well as a somewhat sweet and bready malt presence.
Moderately bitter with a touch of citrus and a warming alcohol presence make up the flavor of this beer. While certainly hoppy, the caramel and pale malts also play a large role in the makeup of this beer's flavor.
Medium to full mouthfeel with a bit of an alcoholic bite.
Going in with no expectations, this beer really impressed me.
11-29-2011 04:09:56 | More by ehammond1
3.3/5 rDev -11.3%
Pours a lightly hazed golden orange into a large wine glass from a 22 oz. bomber. This offering promises to be more of a 'San Diego' style IPA than thier standard offering. Half inch of porous foam offers standard retention and a bit of creamy lace.
Pleasant hop nose with orange citrus and some tropical fruit notes and a light grainy character. Decent profile without any weak points yet a bit light for the style as for depth. Does expand somewhat with warming yielding a slightly more resinous angle.
Flavor follows the nose with an orangey malt character being dominant, with a moderate clean bready character, perhaps with a touch of lemon bread. Body is a bit thin and juicy and somewhat slick. Finishes with a light citric bitterness which doesn't linger too much, yet becoming a bit vinous with notable alcohol after the swallow. An interesting beer though more of an imperial pils than an IPA for me as it lacks a deep grainy character as well as a notable bitterness. Enjoyable for what it is none the same, and much preferred over the standard IPA.
12-16-2011 04:34:13 | More by HalfFull
Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
84 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.