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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 ColForbinBC
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%

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 VWBuggirl
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

A: This brew has a nice hazy caramel color, with a tan foamy head.

S: This has a piney smell, with hints of raisins.

T: This is weird as it doesn't have a biting bitterness, but the hops are very present and flavorful. I don't pick out any individual flavors here. The wood flavors imparted by the barrel aging have run roughshod over the delicate flavors of the hops. I expect a fair amount of alcohol flavor to be present in such a high gravity beer. In this particular example, the alcohol isn't as obvious in the first sip, but becomes more and more present and overwhelming as the sips go on.

M: Appropriate carbonation to the style. It isn't overly thick from the sugars, giving it a medium body.

O: I really enjoy the flavors of this, but unless sipped slowly, the alcohol flavor can be a bit overpowering. This is a very different take on a DIPA and I enjoy that about it most.

VWBuggirl, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Agent1
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +2.3%

bigred89, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of MrRockstar
4/5  rDev +2.3%

MrRockstar, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of durlta
3/5  rDev -23.3%

durlta, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Reagan1984, Oct 14, 2012
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 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 roadies
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

roadies, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

ILiveOffHops, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

sbanacho, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +2.3%

twelveinches, Aug 12, 2012
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 brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%

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 Hefe
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Hefe, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

JohneHoodlum, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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 bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +2.3%

bsuedekum, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of DersOne
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.

DersOne, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of davey101
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Best Before 2015. 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A - Dark amber hazy body with a massive khaki foam. Very dirty and soapy and it took forever to settle down to a three finger high head. Crazy amounts of lacing and retention.

S - Piney resinous hops and smooth oak. A touch of caramel malts and some spice.

T - 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.

M - Creamy with a medium to full body with a nice level of carbonation. This has to be bottle conditioned. Alcohol is really well hidden.

O - I'm really digging oak aged IPA's, and the fact that its a white wine barrel really plays well with the base beer. It may be a few months old but the hops are still present and the bitterness really offsets the smoothness of the oak notes. Reminds me a lot of DFH Burton Baton. Superb beer!

davey101, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

JohnK17, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

csustar001, Mar 10, 2012
Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.