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Chaotic Double IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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Chaotic Double IPAChaotic Double IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: srandycarter on 06-27-2011)
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Bottle

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.

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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.

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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
84 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.