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Evil Twin Disco Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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88
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 Cyberkedi
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of tbeckett
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Fonduevoodoo for CanBIF Spring 2014.

A - Pours a deep red, cloudy colour with good carbonation coming up. Three fingers of off white head on top. Good lace spatterings and a film of retention.

S - Super interesting. Grapey, winey, malty, some citrus. Very original. Yeasty as well as woody and some dark fruit. Super cool.

T - Vinous element is definitely there. Not much in the way of DIPA characteristics. Some citrus and serious malt.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body and a dark fruit/bitter finish.

O/D - This isn't exactly a DIPA. But it's a very curious and creative beer, which i respect. The vinous element really takes hold but plays well with the character of the beer. You also can't detect any alcohol, which is a bonus. All in all, a good experience, and a new way to look at beer.

tbeckett, May 29, 2014
Photo of rudzud
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

rudzud, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The description read: "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."

Pours a hazed and dulled gold color, cap of champagne like white head, moderate retention and lacing. Scent is of floral and herbal hops, the wine comes through with a kiss of alcohol, touches of pine and grapefruit, notes of wood with a lightly sweet carmely and nutty malt backbone. First taste again brings floral and herbal hops, the chardonay taste is very true and not just vinous notes with slcohol and is slightly buttery, notes of slightly musty oak before a moderate backbone of lightly sweet and nutty malt comes through, finishes very wine/champagne like in taste. Body is lighter side of medium, with some sprtizy carbonation keeping it in check, finnishes dry.

Adding actual chardonay to the blend gives it a completely different charachter than a few others which are aged in chardonay barrels. The wine truly does make itself present and obvious, and the IPA is formulated in a way to allow this to happen. Nice work.

rfgetz, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap, served in a pint glass

A hazy amber body with a firm, bubbly cap that sits at two fingers and falls slowly to a thin collar. Some clingy lace here and there.

Notes of earth, caramel, citrus, white wine, and a touch of oak underneath. Interesting combination of aromas.

Sweet malts up front--caramel and biscuit--before a mild citrus bitterness of grapefruit, lemon, move in. Grapes and oak mix with a mild earthy bitterness in the finish. A touch of resiny, earthy spice lingers.

Medium body, a bit chewy, with a dry finish.

A balanced DIPA with an added layer of complexity from the white wine addition. This beer didn't wow me, but it was fairly tasty.

ColForbinBC, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Reagan1984, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +2%

twelveinches, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Teku glass at the BrewDog bar in Edinburgh. Best before 2015. From notes. Reviewed 29 May 2011.

A: Huge head with good retention. A dull orange-brown, opaque brew.

S: White wine and HOPS. Vegetal, dry, interesting, and strong.

T: Super-good! Jarringly so. Light and dry, with lingeringly pleasant hops. A bit sour -- that must be the Chardonnay ageing coming through. The aftertaste is woody, dry, and brief.

M: Sparkly-good and spicy. Drying and delicious.

O: A really interesting, engaging beer. Tasty and recommended. Overpriced, but very, very fun.

AgentMunky, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +2%

bigred89, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Ciocanelu, May 18, 2014
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

JohnK17, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
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 rarbring
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is foggy red amber, an off-white head with little lacing but god curtains.

Smelling vinous, tropical fruits, goose-berries, carambole. Mineral and metals..

Sweet, tropical fruit soup, white vine marmalade and grape-fruit peel.

Medium carbonation, oily with a smooth and soft texture, a long mild dryness.

A well balanced, fruity brew with a smooth dryness.

rarbring, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of nrbw23
2.33/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a hazy dark amberish orange color with a huge head of foam. Foam had great retention and left some layered lacing. This brew looks nothing like a DIPA thus far.

S- Quite a bit of wood, wine, a bit of sweeter malts and a touch of spicy hops. Very odd so far.

T- The oddness continues into the taste. I'm picking up quite a bit of sweetness. Quite a bit of a bready type malt. Followed up by some spice from the hops. Then there was a really odd taste. Apparently that was the wine and oak coming through. I had no idea and couldn't put my finger on it until I read the description of this beer on this site.

M- Medium in body and quite a bit of carbonation here.

O- Very different for sure and I'm glad I tried this one, but I'm just not really digging this one.

nrbw23, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Local Option in Chicago poured into a snifter glass. Pours a dark amber hazy body with a khaki head that lasted very nicely throughout. Armoas of piney resinous hops and smooth oak. A touch of caramel malts and some spice. Flavors of piney hops, sweet grapefruit, bready malts and strong oak notes. Some hints of apple, grapes, vanilla, and spice in the background. Lightly bitter finish but it remains very smooth and robust. Creamy with a medium to full body with a nice level of carbonation throughout. The alcohol was well hidden. Overall a nice brew.

CuriousMonk, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

JohneHoodlum, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of WanderingFool
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disco pours a hazy amber with a medium sized white head that dissolves slowly. As the foam fades a fair amount of spots and lines of lace remain on the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of caramel malt, bread and a hint of orange peel.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is light on the palate with an effervescent fizz and dry finish. The flavor is fairly well balanced, but leans towards malty. It begins with caramel and toasted malt before the hops present themselves with flavors of orange citrus. It finishes with a touch of clove and yeast.

This is a tasty beer with malty flavors and citrus hops. It almost reminds me of a Belgian Dubbel.

WanderingFool, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

schnarr84, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +2%

HopStoopid120, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of n2185
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
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 joemcgrath27
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
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 Kmat10
4/5  rDev +2%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark hazy amber with a big tan head leaving a few patches of lace behind.

S - Sweet malts, caramel and a light citrus hop.

T - Sweet malt, caramel and some citrus hops. Maybe a little extra fruitiness from the Chardonnay but it wasn't obvious.

M - Medium body and well carbonated.

D - I have been really enjoying wine aged type beers lately but was somewhat disappointed with this one. Too malty and maybe a touch oxidized even though it just arrived this week at the store.

brewcrew76, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -23.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.