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Chaotic Double IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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Reviews: 27
Hads: 133
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 33.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: srandycarter on 06-27-2011

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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 133
Reviews by travolta:
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3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: A decent head with decent retention and a bit of lacing. An opaque orange peach color.

Nose: Sweet orange peel.

Taste: A syrupy and thick mouthfeel. Nothing lingers around too much. The malt is well balanced. A little biscuity and sugar with some orange peel. It's well balanced, but nothing sticks out either.

Notes: Once again, the only "double" part of this IPA is the alcohol content.

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More User Reviews:
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3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #72 (Jan 2013):

The naming and brewers intention pretty much says it all, expect a beating. Not for the faint of palate and a beer you should probably prepare for or at best psyche yourself up for. An insane brew to say the least, devastates the palate for the duration so no doubt the brewers were serious when it came to the level of bitterness. Fun for a veteran hophead, perhaps more painful to others.

STYLE: American Double IPA
ABV: 10.1%

LOOK: Clear bronzed hue, sudsy lacing

SMELL: Passion fruit, apricot, minty, piney, tobacco, clementines, spicy, noticeable alcohol, grass, herbal

TASTE: Slick, malty, creamy, very bitter, breath of alcohol, peppery, semi-astringent hopping, dried grass, boozy figs, dried orange, biscuity, filbert skin, peppery dry finish

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

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3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


A: A pale apricot amber in the glass, not hazy but a little cloudy. Nice white head.

S: Dank! Earthy, piney, and resiny with some dankness. Underneath there is a good bit of malty sweet goodness.

T: Good bit of dank coming in, as well as some fine bitterness. Grapefruit and resin, lovely though not as assertive as I would have guessed.

M: Medium but on the thick side of it. Carbonation is tasty.

O: Overall tasty. I wish there was a little more uumph in the flavor department, but overall very tasty.

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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
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