Evil Twin Disco Beer - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.6/5 rDev +17.6%
Poured into a tulip. Pours copper with an immense white head that dissipates very slowly, leaving lacing on the side of the glass as it recedes. I recommend using a large tulip glass or large snifter because it will take a long time to pour this into a small tulip glass or a small snifter glass due to the fact that the slowly dissipating head is so massive. There are many tiny bubbles visible in the beer. The aroma is of citrus and piney hops, white grapes, and sweet and bready malt. The barrel aging lends a great white grape aroma to this beer. The taste is of bready and sweet malts with the citrus and piney hop notes playing with the white grape flavor in the mouth. The Chardonnay the beer picked up from the barrel aging doesn't overpower the other flavors. As it stands, the flavor is pretty balanced for a DIPA. The body is full with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and this beer is dangerously drinkable. This is an excellent beer.
01-14-2013 23:02:41 | More by acevenom
4.5/5 rDev +15.1%
This brew rocks! The pour needs patience because the head is very lively here. The beer looks to be a murky brown color and the head is a tan or light brown. The smell is wonderfully hoppy with some aged wood in the mix. The taste is hoppy too of course, but with the addition of the barrel aging it adds a whole new element to the beer. The aging and the hops work very well together. The mouthfeel is a bit bitey and yet has a smooth oily texture to it. The lacing is very nice on here too. Overall well worth trying for sure. Really enjoyed this on alot.
06-02-2011 22:35:05 | More by Knapp85
4.38/5 rDev +12%
Poured from a 333 ml bottle into a tulip glass. I'm curious what a "Danish Ale" is. The label describes it as a "vinous IPA, thoughtfully aged on Chardonay wine barrels." It also bears a statement that it is best enjoyed before 2015, so I hope I am not enjoying it too early.
This Disco Beer certainly must like to party, because it pours with almost five inches of head, even with a gentle pour, and keeps rocking that foam until the break of dawn. Foam so sticky and thick, it would pass for 80's mousse. The foam is a light coffee-brown color, and sits atop some very dark, silty beer. The casking must have been extensive, because this looks a lot more like an olde ale rather than an IPA.
It is difficult at first to get a good whiff of this beer, given the two inches of dense soapy fluff between my nose and the beer. A good swirl helps break down some of the cap, revealing an earthy, yeasty, oaky smelling brew, with notes of burnt sugar, sweet grapefruit, and tar. And yes, a vinous aroma is clearly present.
Whoah, this is definitely not your father's IPA. Tangy, hoppy, sweet and yeasty, think barleywine meets olde ale with a bit'o'wine added for flavor. Starts with a tart grape tang (these must have been pretty fresh Chardonay barrels), mellowing to a malty middle before cranking up some sweet citrus hops to finish. A bit resinous and buttery to finish, the Chardonay tang never truly leaves this one as you sip it down.
Medium bodied, this will curl your tongue and leave your gums tingling.
This is a hard one to peg. The varying tastes are intense and very present, almost too much so; I think it could have done with another year or two of aging before cracking it open. Still, I'm loving the vibrancy of the casking, which rather than simply mellow this IPA, added another dimension to it. Further, it clearly had some aging, as there is a yeasty quality you'll get in an IPA only after it has had a while to stew in itself. Still, this is a unique brew in a crowded field. If you can find it, snag it and try it.
11-02-2011 00:52:40 | More by TheHoppiest
British Columbia (Canada)
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
12-27-2012 22:38:51 | More by CookstLiquor
4.24/5 rDev +8.4%
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
08-02-2013 03:56:38 | More by joemcgrath27
4.23/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A-Pours a hazy copper color with a finger of malt ball colored head, big bubbles and a good amount of lacing and retention.
S-Malty sweetness, a bit of pine maybe, mellow hopping with hints of dark fruit and citrus.
T-Sweet malt and dark fruits washing away to mellow dry hops and citrus, minimal bitterness. The white wine adds a nice subtle sweetness to the blend that makes for easy drinking.
M-Low carbonation, an appropriate amount of dryness for my palate, some stickiness, rather light-bodied for the style.
Overall-4/5, an interesting variation of an IPA that will be frequenting my collection.
06-12-2012 13:53:25 | More by DersOne
Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
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