Evil Twin Disco Beer - Evil Twin Brewing
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!
A - Poured a cloudy orange hue with a thin white head. Nice nice retention here.
S - Aroma has lots of nice orange and grapefruit, gentle chardonnay barrel notes as well. Very pleasant and inviting.
T - Taste is right up there with the nose, though the hops are a bit fainter. Getting flashes of stone fruit though oddly enough, must be from the barrel. Good vinous notes too.
M - Mouthfeel was just over carbonated. Really a shame.
O - Overall, a nice beer. Like the white wine notes here and how it interplays with the hops. Really solid.
06-14-2013 02:18:56 | More by rudzud
4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
04-27-2013 02:30:59 | More by LiquidAmber
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
12oz bottle, with a best before date of 2015.
A - pours a very cloudy peachy white. Good amount of white foam.
S - lots of fruity citrus, with the wine barrel character coming though quite a bit. Peaches, lemony citrus.
T - interesting. No hops (not necessarily a bad thing, but its a IPA, so unusual). Lots of peach. Wine barrel character comes through with more white wine notes than barrel notes. Some white wine sourness almost, refreshing, interesting.
M - a little bit on the medium thickness to almost creamy side. Medium carbonation.
O - a very interesting beer. A buddy opened this to share. I have to say, although I didnt pay for it, the price tag on this bad boy is ridiculous. Glad I got to try it and, overall, its a solid beer. However, its definitely an odd ball of an IPA. I dont know what exactly I would call it. Worth a try, if you dont mind the price.
04-23-2013 07:16:27 | More by Beerandboards
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
A: Pours a murky deep copper to amber in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Upfront there are some earthy notes over the smell of the malts with some light to moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops. The hop aromas become more pronounced as the beer warms.
T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of grainy malty sweetness with some lighter notes of caramel and toffee. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind hops and slightly lighter pine hops. Light amounts of bitterness towards the finish that fade quickly.
M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.
O: This beer is fairly easy to drink considering how big the ABV is (10.50 %), the alcohol is fairly well hidden and there is a good balance between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness from the hops. Definitely enjoyable.
04-17-2013 23:30:46 | More by dbrauneis
4.21/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
04-07-2013 09:33:25 | More by IronDjinn
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
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
4/5 rDev +2.3%
A - Hazy amber-copper with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Oak, vanilla, chardonnay, pine, grassy, and earthy hops, sweet caramelized malts, a touch of brown sugar, and some booze.
T - Oak, vanilla, buttery chardonnay, pine, grassy, earthy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and lightly caramelized malts, touch of tart and sourness, a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with dry, warming, lightly bitter finish.
D - Interesting blend of flavors. Barrel flavor a bit strong, but overall it works fairly well.
12-23-2012 03:45:44 | More by ngeunit1
Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.