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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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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

t0rin0, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

djrn2, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.15/5  rDev -15.3%

acurtis, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -19.4%

GRG1313, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jaydoc, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SocalKicks, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +7.5%

nickfl, May 03, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

mactrail, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +21%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -19.4%

drewone, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

HopHead84, Jul 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

ehammond1, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of srandycarter
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

srandycarter, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ste5venla, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

IdrinkGas, Jul 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Smarty_Pints, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of notchucknorris
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

notchucknorris, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
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
Photo of HalfFull
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
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
Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

djaeon, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 23, 2014
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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
84 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.