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Chaotic Double IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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94 Ratings
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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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5/5  rDev +34.4%

ZX6Chris, Dec 13, 2011
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kinopio, Dec 05, 2011
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4.54/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

While it is a double IPA, the hops presence is not "double", more like your typical IPA. My bottle must be pretty fresh since I got it from a company rep just a few miles from the brewery.
High in ABV at 9.7%, just what I need today.
Clarity is great.
Flavor is crisp, citrusy from the hops. Very drinkable.
I like it, would drink again.

I like the level of "hopiness" here, it's not very high, just like a typical ipa, and flavors are nice. Color is almost like copper, interesting but I don't really care about that. Clarity is very good, not like my home-brew. Overall it's a great beer when you want that Double IPA kick. Lots of ABV value I suppose, well, not really when a bottle of Gin is $20 at 50% abv, but that's not an IPA either.
Yes, I reviewed this After drinking a bottle so I may be bias.

Everman, Apr 13, 2014
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4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-rated from 3.5-4.5-4.5-4.5-4.5 on Sept. 30, 2011 to 4.0-4.0-4.5-4.5-4.5 on May 26, 2012.

Poured from a tap into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, Calif. Color was orange amber. Maybe an inch of head. Light lacing on the top. Plenty of film, that lasted circular throughout the pour.

Smell was hoppy pine. Also some light citrus pineapple in there.

Initial taste was sharp and a crisp floral, hoppy pine taste. Very smooth.

Medium body. Mild carbonation. Smooth led the way.

I liked this beer a lot. Just a nice and smooth double IPA that doesn’t feel as strong as it is.

BucannonXC5, Sep 30, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy copperish-gold with a massive head of three inches. After the settling an upheaval dome of foam on the surface remained with tattered sheets of lacing for the duration.

Aromatics are pungent, resinous, and tropical. Grapefruit, mango, peach fuzz, and some pine sap to boot.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Grapefruit pulp, crushed tangerine seeds, and peach pits start the palate. A pummeling bitterness quickly comes down like a hammer with more grapefruit and pithy citrus. Light malt in the classic SoCal style.

Finishes with a lingering, drying bitterness, grapefruit rind, and warming alcohol.

Hell yea, very nice IIPA and a bit of a bruiser. Uber-fresh bottle courtesy of Olive Tree Marketplace.

brewandbbq, Oct 20, 2011
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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
84 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.