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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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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

csustar001, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -23.5%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

womencantsail, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -12%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

EyePeeAyBryan, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 SPRichard
4/5  rDev +2%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +27.6%

cestlavie, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of MareInfinitus
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

MareInfinitus, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

HopStoopid120, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of WarnerJC8
4/5  rDev +2%

WarnerJC8, Dec 09, 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
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4/5  rDev +2%

BDeibs, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

GRG1313, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the pleasure of trying this on tap. The beer arrived in a snifter-like glass with minimal foam. The reddish brown color prepares the mind for a strongly flavored, high ABV beer. The aroma is distinctive: grapefruit rind, fruit, sweet malt, and white grapes--vinous as it were. The flavors meld into an unusual combination. The fruit and citrus and sweet malt some how mix with chardonnay to produce a pleasantly tasting brew. Unlike anything I have tasted before.

BeardedBoffin, Nov 27, 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
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 16, 2011
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 TheHoppiest
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 333 ml bottle into a tulip glass. I'm curious what a "Danish Ale" is. The label describes it as a "vinous IPA, thoughtfully aged on Chardonay wine barrels." It also bears a statement that it is best enjoyed before 2015, so I hope I am not enjoying it too early.

This Disco Beer certainly must like to party, because it pours with almost five inches of head, even with a gentle pour, and keeps rocking that foam until the break of dawn. Foam so sticky and thick, it would pass for 80's mousse. The foam is a light coffee-brown color, and sits atop some very dark, silty beer. The casking must have been extensive, because this looks a lot more like an olde ale rather than an IPA.

It is difficult at first to get a good whiff of this beer, given the two inches of dense soapy fluff between my nose and the beer. A good swirl helps break down some of the cap, revealing an earthy, yeasty, oaky smelling brew, with notes of burnt sugar, sweet grapefruit, and tar. And yes, a vinous aroma is clearly present.

Whoah, this is definitely not your father's IPA. Tangy, hoppy, sweet and yeasty, think barleywine meets olde ale with a bit'o'wine added for flavor. Starts with a tart grape tang (these must have been pretty fresh Chardonay barrels), mellowing to a malty middle before cranking up some sweet citrus hops to finish. A bit resinous and buttery to finish, the Chardonay tang never truly leaves this one as you sip it down.

Medium bodied, this will curl your tongue and leave your gums tingling.

This is a hard one to peg. The varying tastes are intense and very present, almost too much so; I think it could have done with another year or two of aging before cracking it open. Still, I'm loving the vibrancy of the casking, which rather than simply mellow this IPA, added another dimension to it. Further, it clearly had some aging, as there is a yeasty quality you'll get in an IPA only after it has had a while to stew in itself. Still, this is a unique brew in a crowded field. If you can find it, snag it and try it.

TheHoppiest, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 jdhilt
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 KickInTheChalice
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: This is a gusher. Immediately upon opening, I saw the foam bursting out and started pouring immediately. It took four attempts to get the beer in the glass without it overflowing. The color is cranberry brown with copper edges and very hazy.

Smell: Some caramel malt, with a subdued floral and citrus hop presence. Chardonnay.

Taste: The flavor starts fairly sweet, with a generous amount of caramel and biscuity malt. The flavor turns bitter and dry, with some oak and pepper before the hops come in. Spicy pine and some citrus create the hop profile. White grape comes in at the end, adding a little more fruit depth. The finish is bitter with some oaky wine flavors mixed in.

Mouthfeel: It starts out sweet and finishes quite dry. The barrel aging clearly has a big impact on the mouthfeel. Very bubbly carbonation and a fuller than medium body. There is a tingly hoppiness and alcohol bite.

Overall: I am kind of disappointed in this. It is just a decent DIPA and the Chardonnay barrels did not do anything amazing to it either.

KickInTheChalice, Aug 26, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz brown glass pry-top bottle brewed at De Molen. "Best Before 2015."

Pours a deep, clear amber with 2 inches of thick, foamy light tan head. The bubbles are huge, but it has killer retention, never quite going away.

Woah, too cold. Needs to warm up a bit and loose some carbonation. (It feels like champagne yeast...explosive!)

Ok, now 15 mins in the glass. Nose is opening up with some caramel, tropical fruits and toasted oak.

Palate is crisp and closed up still. There's tons of hop bitterness up front, which fades out to what I could call a chardonnay-like buttery-ness, but that might be reaching a bit. Finish is short and somewhat lacking.

Notes: I was really hoping to like this beer more. I traded for it and the guy drove it up from NYC to VT. The description sounds AMAZING...the beer is decent. Maybe it needs time in the bottle? Maybe I need another one to lay down. (Beermail me!)

SFLpunk, Jul 06, 2011
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 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
Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.