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Chaotic Double IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | 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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Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly strong and boozy.

UCLABrewN84, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

aquazr1, Dec 08, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


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.

ehammond1, Nov 29, 2011
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sjones5045, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

A pint from Phil's BBQ, also in Santee, CA. First sip was an alcohol bomb. Temperature related issue assumed, so I let it rest. Deep gold with not much of a nose beyond the alcohol. Pine came forward as it warmed, which was validated with later tastes. Solid pine and floral with big alcohol in the finish. Then again it is a 10ABV, so I was expecting...? Proper stickiness for a DIPA.

With rest, it proved to be a nice counter to the rich, smoky, spicy BBQ. Will definitely try again under more controlled circumstances.

MisterGone, Sep 20, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

HalfFull, Dec 16, 2011
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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
84 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.