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Evil Twin Before, During And After Christmas Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"The first batch made of this was in fact 10% abv. That batch was made last winter and only sold in europe. I then changed the recipe to 8% to lighten it and make it easier to drink. That is what the beer will be from now on and the bottles in the US are the 8% version."

(Beer added by: baggio on 12-25-2010)
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

smithj4, Sep 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

jwat, Sep 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

KimenTshom, Aug 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

freduardo, Aug 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

SFC21, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice retention and lace on a white head. Mixed bubble structure. Opaque body with chunky sediment even after giving it a few days to rest.

S - Smooth pine, spruce, thyme, and floral hops with an apricot sweetness.

T - Orange and apricot open for a bright bitter center of herbal and woody hops. Sweet honey finish with a lingering bitter character.

M - Full to style with nice carbonation.

O - Aggressively bitter with a profile that complements it beautifully.

vfgccp, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

Slipmthgoose, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of nimrod979
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a tulip glass. There was a bottled on date perhaps but it was mostly rubbed off.

Appearance: Poured a slighty hazy and glowing orange with a big two finger white foamy head. Excellent retention and lacing all the way down.

Aroma: Grapefruit citrusy hops. Some piney resin. Mostly dominated by the tropical fruit aromas.

Taste: Grapefruit-y and tropical hops bitterness. Slight sweetness. A touch of pine resin. Some biscuit malts for a little balance. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Lingering grapefruit citrus bitterness. Easy and tasty. Would be enjoyed by any hop head.

nimrod979, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

mjtiernan, May 12, 2012
Photo of Rhynes2
4.93/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer here. Had this on tap at the local Craft Beer bar. Listed as a double IPA but it has a name like a Christmas Ale. 8% abv makes this one a good sipper. Great Orangish red color with a dense thick head with plenty of retention. This brew leaves some great notches down the glass with every sip. Fruity aroma with notes of citrus and pine needles are very pleasant. Matches the flavor very well, tastes like it smells and has an awesome pine/grapefruit hop profile. The malts balance the bitterness perfectly with notes of caramel and grass. I'm in love with this one and Evil Twin is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

Rhynes2, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of McNealc31
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Don't let the name fool you, Evil Twin Before, During and After Christmas is not a winter warmer full of cinnamon and nutmeg, it's a monster Double IPA.

You'll know before the first sip from the hazy orange color, creamy white head, and huge hops aromas. Hops dominate the flavor, too. Lots of pine and citrus. A hint of caramel and bread. Outstanding lacing. Fantastically bitter, too. I wasn't able to find an IBU rating, but it would not surprise me if this is 100+.

If you like bruising IPAs, seek this one out!

McNealc31, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JohnK17, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of jono311
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-slightly orange straw color with a thin but solid head

S-grapefruit upfront with some faint pine resin in the background.

T-no doubt its an IPA, nice combination of citrus hop with pine like hops and a good does of caramel maltiness to retain balance.

M-a good rich mouthfeel with good balance especially for an IPA, solid drying from the hop bitterness and a lingering aftertaste that is downright awesome.

O-A great IPA, not over the top hops but definitely not lacking a quality representation of the style.

jono311, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

alalvarez75, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

polishkaz, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jan 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

swolfe81, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of akorsak
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 mL bottle from The Wine Source. In a mini tulip.

A: The DIPA is a hazy orange, glowing a bit at the base of the glass. Looks like a golden barleywine, meaty, in my glass. The ale generates a white head, over two fingers, that laces nicely. Plenty of legs left behind in my glass.

S: Soft citrusy hops, resiny but not too strong. Grapefruiit, lemons, and pineapple are strong, matched with pepper and oranges. The tropical fruits get wrapped up with the alcohol, a formidable pairing. As an IPA, I really dig it.

T: Caramel and biscuit malts, resiny sweet hops, mild alcohol (notwithstanding the nose). The hops drip with citrus: grapefruit and lemons, tropical from mid-sip through to the end. The sweetness of the hops is deceiving, not bitter in the least. Instead, sugary sweetness, a little something extra no doubt, takes the edge off of the hoppiness. Lush citrus is a lasting flavor, bitter but not blindingly so. The sediment-laiden last sips are rich with caramel, biscuit and hops.

M: A deceptively mild double IPA. Citrus is plentiful but never too strong. Damn, I'm really digging this one.

akorsak, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

homebruontap, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

MareInfinitus, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1%

PthPndr, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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1/5  rDev -74.7%

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Evil Twin Before, During And After Christmas Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.