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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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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

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 UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%

On tap at The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy 1 inch orange-white head that lasts. Thick streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus and berry aromas. Taste is slightly sour with citrus and berry flavors along with some citrus zest. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it doesn't really seem like an IPA to me.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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 mikesgroove
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%

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 13, 2011
Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

Pours an amber color with a thick off-white head. The hop profile is very citric. The wine barrel comes through and there is a little bit of melon and vanilla to it. Slight pine and maybe even booze. The flavor is very grassy, but also quite bland. There isn't a ton of hop flavor. Maybe some melon and sweet citrus notes in there as well. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

womencantsail, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.3%

GRG1313, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
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.

Knapp85, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

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 JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Georgiabeer, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Explodes out of bottle with a five+ finger off-white head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving chunks of lace. Cloudy amber color with some yeast left in bottle. Grapefruit hops and alcohol nose. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Flavor has some caramel with grapefruit hops and alcohol. Expensive at $10.10 for a 330ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me. Best by 2015.

jdhilt, Sep 27, 2011
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

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 wordemupg
3/5  rDev -23.3%

330ml bottle poured into tulip 13/9/12

A umm, hmmm, there's a little foam with this one, oh no wait that little bits the liquid, seriously though I'm having issues getting this one in my glass. Nearly a glass of light tan foam with some murky dark amber liquid sitting at the bottom, very soapy head and a few patches of lace

S earthy woody vinous notes are strong and I get some faint fruit cake here and there, baking apples and baked pear I'm not sure If I should drink this or eat it for desert. floral and citric hops come out here and there but I'd never think this was a DIPA if tasted blind

T more of the same really but has some caramel to drizzle over my desert and a little funk, not bad but not I'm not really sure why you would age a DIPA in Chard casks, I'm drinking it easily enough but its not all that close to a DIPA

M its overly foamy, I don't even really get a chance to feel the weight before it turns too foam, no heat is impressive for 10.5% but the stuff just turns to air in the mouth

O a strange brew too say the least, it just falls short of what I was hoping for, perhaps I'm just disappointed because I was expecting a hop bomb

I'm not sure if the little bit of funk I could taste was intended, perhaps the onset of an infection? I wouldn't drop the money on this one again and perhaps if Ihad read the label I wouldn't have bought it in the first place. Not the best first impression but still quite drinkable for the strength, I just broke the bank on Evil Twin and I hope the other I grabbed are worth the price tag.

wordemupg, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

LiquidAmber, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of jrallen34
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%

a huge light tan head that rises three quarters of the glass, great retention and lace, a dark cloudy orange, a bit of wait but looks good... subdued light smooth hops, a little sweet oak but its the only vinous note I get... this is one weird and unique tasting beer, I’m attacked with so many different notes I’m almost at a lose for words, lots of dipa qualities of alcohol and liquid resin, a weird smokey quality to it, again I don’t get much of the wine, I’m assuming the Chardonnay gives it the smoke character, but I find it distracting... this is something worth trying because its so different, but its not something that I would have again

jrallen34, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

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 avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dull orange color and a thick consistency. There was a comically huge amount of foamy, long-lasting head. Surprisingly average lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, citrus, and the advertised chardonnay.

T: Tasted of hops, though not as much as with American made DIPAs. Also had some citrus and a bit of malt. The chardonnay was there, but not obvious. Somewhat more subtle than other beers of the style. A generally well done flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a slightly different, yet drinkable DIPA.

avalon07, May 25, 2011
Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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 thagr81us
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%

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
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Aroma is firm and hoppy with a yeasty undertone and a citrus hint. The sample I got fizzed like nobody's business, so be careful if you have this in a bottle! It pours a hazy dark honey-golden that is barely translucent and has a thick, frothy, rather persistent light golden tan head. Flavor is decently hoppy with a firm touch of evergreen, a subtle citrus undertone that mainly grapefruit plus a little sour orange, and a whisper of sweetness. Finish is hoppy, a little fruity and just slightly bitter. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a nice tingle. OK, maybe on the overpriced side, but still a more than adequate Imperial IPA.

Cyberkedi, Jun 04, 2011
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Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.