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Evil Twin Disco Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
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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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-03-2012 22:37:26 | More by bigred89
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-26-2012 14:31:07 | More by Envelopes
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-22-2012 23:04:04 | More by MrRockstar
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durlta

Iowa

3/5  rDev -23.3%

10-19-2012 23:40:02 | More by durlta
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-14-2012 20:21:02 | More by Reagan1984
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 12:12:32 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 23:51:19 | More by wordemupg
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roadies


4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

08-27-2012 21:08:36 | More by roadies
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

08-26-2012 17:54:14 | More by ILiveOffHops
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sbanacho

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-17-2012 17:27:32 | More by sbanacho
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-12-2012 05:58:24 | More by twelveinches
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 00:13:19 | More by biboergosum
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 00:47:29 | More by brewcrew76
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Hefe

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-17-2012 16:14:24 | More by Hefe
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-30-2012 20:53:40 | More by JohneHoodlum
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 21:09:22 | More by CuriousMonk
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-23-2012 07:05:13 | More by bsuedekum
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 13:53:25 | More by DersOne
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-18-2012 20:35:06 | More by Brewsed
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davey101

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 00:17:28 | More by davey101
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-16-2012 18:32:14 | More by JohnK17
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csustar001

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-10-2012 13:38:54 | More by csustar001
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.3%

02-18-2012 18:03:57 | More by chrispoint
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womencantsail

California

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2012 06:41:04 | More by womencantsail
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.45/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 21:30:39 | More by UCLABrewN84
Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.