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Chaotic Double IPA - Twisted Manzanita Ales

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of brentk56
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by an inch or so of foam; a few strands of lacing linger

Smell: Sugary malt and alcohol dominate the aroma; onion and cedar tones underneath

Taste: Very sticky and hot, up front, with sugary malt and alcohol burn; in the middle, the beer gets very bitter, with the absolute bitterness overwhelming any of the citrus and pine I was looking for; a lot of onion, cedar and aspirin-like medicinal tones in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; alcohol burn in the gullet

Overall: Not the freshest (thanks, Total Wine) so that may have impacted this beer but it is hard to imagine I would have enjoyed a fresher example with this amount of stickiness and burn

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is amber in color with a white head. Citrus and pine are predominant on the nose. A little bit of tropical fruit and plenty of malt flavor and sweetness. The taste has a little bit of perfume to go along with the citrus and pine. Not as much in the way of tropical fruits, though. Mild bitterness and some sweet caramel malts.

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright orangey amber in the glass. Modest head with some nice lacing. Pleasant nose of fruity hops with a whiff of resins.

Rather sweet, but tangy. A big mouthful of flavor. Bitter, but not to excess. A thoroughly pleasant big brew and one of my favorites in the DIPA catagory. It has the flowery and spicy taste that personally I prefer over the dank, weedy kind of hop flavor. This one is hard to pin down, but it's a mellow big malt beer.

There ought to be a law against serving this in pints, but it's a deal if you want to leave weaving. Only $6 at the Glass Door in Little Italy.

Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Gavage
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Orange in color with a 1/2" head. Aroma is focused on citrus and piney tones. Caramel, pine, grapefruit, and some earthy qualities are the main flavors. Alcohol is barely noticebale here. Crisp to start, smoother towards the dry finish. Defintely a slower drinking beer that can last you a while but is enjoyable.

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of HopHead84
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ehammond1
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of srandycarter
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Murky apricot, nice white head leaves to disk fast. Lots of rim bubbles. Cascading bubbles evident. Not much upper lace.

S - Sweet malt, citrus and pine. Malt carries the day.

T - Malt rushes up and is attacked by both pine and citrus. The attack keeps on long after the malt is dead.

M - Medium body, good carb, pretty good balance.

D - My favorite thus far from this brewery.

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.