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Chaotic Double IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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84
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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ETurchick

California

1/5  rDev -73.2%

01-07-2012 22:58:50 | More by ETurchick
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

1.65/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Generously hooked up from Randy. They don't bottle this but it just so happens I got two!

Poured into a Surly pint glass.

A very pale yellow liquid begins to fill my glass. Huh? This is an ipa right? The way the off white head foams up mixed with the color you would think this is a light beer, adjunct style.

The smell... Major disappointment. Slight hop up front followed by heavy clove. Yeah, that's right, clove. Awful.

You'd think the smell would be the worst part of the experience. Wrong. It's the taste. A chewy IPA that tastes like black licorice then ends extremely bitter. Mouth drying even. The taste never seems to go away. I found myself wanting to lick the cat's ass to get the awful taste out of my mouth.

Sorry Randy, this is one of the more awful things I've encountered in an IPA ever. I may find someone with a deathwish and send them the other bottle I have.

AVOID.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 18:39:32 | More by TheDudeRules
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-19-2014 21:12:35 | More by GRG1313
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jlisuk

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-18-2014 08:22:35 | More by jlisuk
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wakeuptothesun

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

01-12-2014 05:23:48 | More by wakeuptothesun
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-31-2012 15:34:09 | More by drewone
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-29-2013 05:11:07 | More by jenray
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ALBuff

Hawaii

3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I wanted to like this more than I did. It has a nice aroma of citrus and floral hops, but those hops all but disappeared into a moderately slick and syrupy liquid that somewhat resembled a decent DIPA. Of all the double IPAs in the greater San Diego area, I wouldn't make the trip out to the tasting room a second time for this one.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2013 06:26:46 | More by ALBuff
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HopHead84

California

3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

7/29/2011

On tap at San Diego Brewing Company.

A: Cloudy orange with one finger of white foam. No transparency. Lots of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Aromatic orange with mango, peach, and grapefruit. Malt is reminiscent of caramel. A little alcohol is noticeable. Nice hop profile.

T: Sweet Orange and tangerine up front with peach and grapefruit flesh. It's initially smooth and mildly bitter. Malt is sweet and a little sugary, with a little caramel. Midpalate reminds me of a sweet mango. Bitterness increases to an upper medium level and alcohol becomes apparent approaching the finish. The sweet end has a lot of hop flavor with a somewhat distracting level of alcohol taste. The beer gets boozier and boozier as I drink it. This is actually pretty alcoholic.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Overall: If not for the alcohol flavor this would be good stuff. The boozy finish is really detracting to the flavor and drinkability. I had no desire to finish my 10oz pour.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2011 01:56:41 | More by HopHead84
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notchucknorris

California

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy gold color with a thin white head.

S: Overripe mango, heavy citrus hops and a lot of malt.

T: For me, the malt was way heavy and never really let the hops shine. A heavy, sticky citrus hop flavor upfront with a good amount of booziness through the finish. Super heavy on the palate and it wears on you quickly. Not a fan.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2012 20:57:48 | More by notchucknorris
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danwho

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-12-2012 21:59:17 | More by danwho
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johnnye1981

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-19-2014 00:02:45 | More by johnnye1981
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JDJTEXAS

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-07-2013 21:44:00 | More by JDJTEXAS
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HalfFull

California

3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 04:34:13 | More by HalfFull
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- hazy yellow body with white wispy head.

S-nice hopiness to it. My phone changed it to happiness. Same thing right?

T-not a whole lot of hops here. Kind of disappointing. Maybe its a little old.

M-medium body and smooth

O- disappointing. Maybe because its old but I don't really see anything worth trying

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 01:42:36 | More by brew3crew
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Steve for this bottle. A long day today, needing a beverage. Let's hop this hits the spot.

No indication of freshness

A - hazy straw-golden body with a nice pillow of white foam on top. A good look, i should say.

S - Some grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, and a touch of earthy stuff. Not too bad, but it's not very intense.

T - Astringent bitterness is complimented by alcohol flavor, With some intense pine and...i dont know. This is kind of missing the mark. Not awful, but theres definitely a few things gone wrong.

M - Nice and smooth with appropriate carbonation. A bit thin, but not bad.

O - A decent beer, some good things about it. i feel like it's pretty close. Just dial back the acidity and balance the alcohol, and you've got a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 02:14:01 | More by ColdPoncho
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-08-2013 02:40:28 | More by aquazr1
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-06-2013 22:10:35 | More by ryser2k
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-16-2014 17:35:37 | More by dvmin98
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-12-2014 03:46:01 | More by jaydoc
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-07-2013 05:05:44 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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djaeon

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-06-2013 02:43:30 | More by djaeon
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drunkheathen

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-24-2013 21:01:42 | More by drunkheathen
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bcerv-ca

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-29-2013 22:59:13 | More by bcerv-ca
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fox227

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-12-2014 00:30:03 | More by fox227
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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
84 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.