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Evil Twin Disco Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Disco Beer is a vinous IPA thoughtfully blended with 10 % Chardonnay white wine. This Champagne of beer is a real party starter, no more shy beer geek. Drink it and you will own the dance floor.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011)
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Reviews by Agent1:
Photo of Agent1
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - First off, this beer is virtually impossible to pour. Not that this is a bad thing per se, but the yeast is extremely intense. The head is volatile and it takes a number of pours in small stints to get it all into the glass. Small bubbles with and beige white. Unattractive lacing. A deep ruby brown/ orange. Opaque with a little sediment residing at the bottom.

Smell - After letting the head settle down, one can definitely pick up more aroma when not trying to get through a thick layer. A nice, sharp yeast smell with citrus fruits and orange peel. A tiny amount of toffee and wood.

Taste - A slightly sour finish, but tasty. Lemon, grapes, grapefruit, brown sugar and a strong use of Nothern hops. Mild woody falvor, but it is barely noticeable. Having a hard time picking up the used Chardonnay barrels in this. Nicely balanced beer, though. Not sure if there is Citra hops in this. Nice malts, too.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated, this beer is intense on the tongue. Aside from the carbonation, the malts, sugars, and bittering creates a decent feel but nothing too amazing, in my opinion.

Overall - Perhaps a little too hoppy for me, I find it doesn't allow for the sugars and malts to shine through enough. But everything is here! Very impressive indeed. Not one of my favorite DIPAs, but I would buy this again for sure.

Agent1, Nov 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

JonnyBeers, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, something about 'owning the dance floor' on the label blurb. I thought we got past that shit long ago when we moved away from beer tub girls and Stella Artois.

This beer pours, and I use that term loosely - it generates a crazy amount of tumultuous, airy, puffy, rising beige head, on the order of 20:1 foam/liquid - a hazy dark apricot hue, and settles way too slowly, eventually leaving some chunky swaths of lace around the glass.

In the meantime, it smells of grapefruit cocktail, bready caramel malt, a bit of dessert wine sweetness, and a slight acrid woodiness. The taste is bitter pine needle and citrus rind, a slight tart white wine fruitiness, and some subtle second-hand barrel-aged woodiness. Pretty decent no-show by the booze, I gotta say.

The bubbles, well the bubbles are a pain in the ass up front, and once they deign to settle, it's only temporary, but you get a frothy, faintly fizzy mouthfeel, which fights at middleweight, and is somehow, more or less smooth. It finishes with an uptick in the hop oil bitterness, though the caramel malt and woody notes hold steady.

An interesting, and tasty enough big ABV DIPA, the barrel characteristics coming through in their predictably low-key manner. Too bad about the beginning to end carbonation debacle - there's no indication of any bottle refermentation on the label, but it sure seems like it plays out that way.

biboergosum, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Palate cleanser. Hoppy citrus and floral aroma. Citrus, honey dew and melon flavours. Drying finish. In your face hops hits the style. Big and boozy, more abv than 2 standard deviations of the style. Not complex tasty as I had anticipated. Bottle at Ginger Man NYC shared with George.

Sammy, May 19, 2011
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Ciocanelu, May 18, 2014
Photo of sjones5045
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

sjones5045, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this last year on tap at a local beer bar, but it was a hazy night so glad to have the opportunity to try it again
A - ridiculous carbonation make this impossible to pour, or a least requiring a lot of patience, but finally appears to be a mildly cloudy cedar colour
S - peppery and sweet with touches of caramel and dark toast
T - significant caramel and nutty maltiness quickly backed up by peppery earthy hops
M - crazy how the alcohol is masked here, relatively lights and easy drinking, slight bitter, leaves your insides warm and toasty
O - the anticipation of the slow staged pour was worth it, very big and balanced while remaining easy drinking and complex, bravo

joemcgrath27, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle cost split with funkydelic and beeruser for one of our weekly tastings. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, and caramel. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, fruit hop, wood, caramel, and slight peat on the followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was really surprised by the complexity of the flavor going on in this one. Just so much stuff going on for the style. The aroma was quite good as well on this one. My only gripe is that the mouthfeel was kind of thin based on my preference for the style, but that is just me being picky. Definitely worth trying without a doubt.

thagr81us, Jun 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

GRG1313, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip:

A: When I popped the cap there was a big woosh, but no gush. It poured a deep copper color with mahogany hues when held up to the light. The whoosh was foreshadowing to the billowing foamy head that ensued. Huge rocky white caps, quite cloud-like, with tons of sticky lacing coating the glass. It was slightly over-carbed so pour gently.

S: It smells of resinous hops, pine cones and citrus, with some hints of peaches and grapes thrown in for good measure. The chardonnay barrels come through in a toasty nutty way, there is no mistaking the oak. For this beer clocking in at 10% there is no hint of alcohol anywhere to be found.

T: The hops hit the palate first with a graceful burst of citrus and pine. As the brew warms some more the hops become more pronounced revealing a pleasant peach jammy-ness. It is really a smooth brew for being a double, not overly bitter or boozy. The chardonnay barrels are distinctly present, but refrain from being overpowering. It finishes pretty dry with some toasted oak.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

O: I enjoyed this beer immensely. It does not fall in line with what I tend to look for in a DIPA, but interesting non the less.

Neffbeer, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy burnt orange/brown color with about an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention is very good, and there's a lot of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is mostly pine and citrusy (grapefruit) hops, along with some wood, grapes/Chardonnay and caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some herbal flavors and peppery spice noticable. Also, all the flavors seem to mesh well together, with no one flavor really overpowering the others. There's both hops and grapes/wine noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with good carbonation. I think this is an interesting brew, I liked it a lot.

bluejacket74, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of n2185
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing

S: Lots and lots of sweet citrus--lemon, orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. It has a candy-like aroma and smells absolutely great.

T: Similar to the aroma, though not quite as sweet and with a strong grassy hop presence to go with the citrus. Only lightly bitter.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, clean, and dry.

O: A very good DIPA, and definitely the best I've had from outside of the States. Hell, it's better than most from the States. It's a tasty citrus bomb that I could smell for hours.

n2185, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy dark orange with darker amber hues in the middle. Two fingers of light, bubbly cream coloured head formed and slowly receded to a thin layer.

S - Grassy hops up front with a fairly sweet caramel presence. Light oak notes in the backgroung. 3.5

T - Grassy hops up front with a good but not overwhelming bitterness. Some white wine flavours are introduced in the middle with a sweet malt backbone coming through. Some lighter oak flavours are also present.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle picked up today at Brewforia.... Paid $11ish... damn. Poured into my small Cigar City snifter.... The brew is a very hazed orange... with a very nice small bubble head that leaves drapes of lacing.

Aromas are thick .... nose hair coating resinous citrus hops pummel the ample malty sweetness.

Not as bitter as I was expecting, still a great hop presence... citrus zest and a bit of tropical fruits... a fair amount of malt sweetness, but it is still balanced heavily to the hops... The barrel presence leans more toward the oak than the wine... sorta tannic grape skins.

A bit on the heavier side of medium with plentiful carbonation.. small bubble and never abrasive.

Surprised about this one for sure.... not worth the pricetag IMO, but still cool to try relatively fresh.

3.5/4/4/4/3.5

JohnGalt1, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a dark, cloudy chestnut brown-amber. Bottle was a slow gusher, leaving a massive, coarse off-white head that dissipated quickly to a thin, uneven head with lots of chunky lacing. Intriguing, but confusing aroma of vinous grape juice, caramel malt, oak, hints of vanilla and hops. Flavor is rather subdued compared to the aroma, with mild vinous grape juice and must, bready and light caramel malt; earthy with hints of oak. Finishes with bittering hops and residual vanilla, dark malt and oak. Medium bodied with a pleasant mouth feel. I'm not normally a big fan of wine barrel aged beers, but the vinous influence on this one was nicely balanced with interesting oaky malt and hops. Very little herbal hop flavor, but this find of a lone bottle could have sat on a shelf for a while. This barreled beer is otherwise none the worse for the further aging. An off-beat and interesting aged ale that is at the outer fringes of the American IIPA category.

LiquidAmber, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poired a deep dark orange amber with a nice average size white head, Very quick fade left behind adecent film ontop and a really awesome lace. Very gooey and thick on the sides of the glass.

Nice clean smell and hop character here, very citrus profile, lots of oranges, tangerine and pineapple..Nice slightly grain back trying to poke out and balances it very nicely not letting the hop character overtake it. Very lean and sweet. Extremely smooth, but with a slight tingling from the alcohol, and a tiny burn on the lips, but it faded away nicely as it warmed up. Bigtime hop bomb kool aid with sugar type of taste. This was a damn strong brew!

overall this was very nice and definatly my type of brew. Would love to try one again, as I really thought this was a fine ale.

mikesgroove, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that never died down.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste has citrusy flavors of grapefruit.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is relatively easy to drink because there is a good balance between the malts and the hops.

metter98, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of CookstLiquor
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orangey red colour with a little thin, off-white head. The nose is pretty distinctive. There's lots of big citrus hop notes as well as a strong scent of fresh squeezed fruit juice. For a hopped-up, high ABV brew, this beer is very drinkable. There's definitely a grapey flavour in there. but it blends remarkably well with whatever hop varieties were used to make this. There's also a nice persistent bitterness on the palate. For such a unique beer, it is surprisingly cohesive and coherent.

CookstLiquor, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml brown bottle. Pours out deep cloudy amber hue, massive loose spongy light beige head that forced me half a dozen attempts in order to empty the bottle into the glass.

Earthy notes on the nose, along with some woody and vinous character, all of which are eventually parted by a hoppy grapefruit element. Brown sugar and some caramelized malt develop as it warms.

Flavour is rather intense and for the most part comes as one long cohesive rush from sip to swallow, no particular character seems to stand out beyond another. Still, let's try to pick it apart.... Toasty, grainy malt up front with some caramel highlights, with earthy, woody notes quick to follow in the middle, accompanied by a dry vinous character and even a hint of Bretts, finishing with earthy, spicy, grapefruit pith hops. That's the slo-mo rendition, since the actual delivery to my palate gives the impression of being quite seamless.

Lighter end of medium-bodied mouthfeel, texture is effervescent from the carbonation.

Finally a barrel-aged IPA that works, and one aged in Chardonnay barrels of all things. To be honest this whole experience leaves me with the impression of sampling a well put-together Saison, with the woody earthiness subbing in for peppery phenols. This is definitely one to experience, I'll be seeking out more for sure.

IronDjinn, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +27.9%

cestlavie, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BayouBengal1537, Apr 03, 2014
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Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.