Evil Twin Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

664 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 17
Gots: 68 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011)
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

Photo of Jeffo
2.28/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got these ones at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a snifter.

Note: Part of the Yin-Yang pair, which are meant to be mixed. Decided to drink a bit of each separately first.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium looking, off-white head with very good retention. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. Hazy burnt orange in color with medium carbonation evident. A nice wisp remains until the end and leaves some great lacing down the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Good nose as well. Pale malts, caramel malts, pineapple and lemon notes. Some grapefruit for sure and touches of orange peel. Very citrus and fruity. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Nasty. Some pale malts up front and notes of sweet caramel, then a harsh boozy middle and finish. Lots of alcohol, some pine, as well as an off-putting burst of cough syrup. Pretty rough. Bold and unappealing aftertaste of alcohol, bitter hops and cough syrup. Perhaps some fain fruity melon and pineapple, but hard to detect with all the booze and cough syrup.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A little rough on the palate, goes down alright but finishes quite harsh and hot. Slightly dry on the palate. This is pretty boozy and tough to get through.

OVERALL: This is like my favorite football team; a solid first half, then they fall apart in the second half. I had some high hopes for this one, but in really did suck. Lots of booze and cough syrup, and a harsh, hot feel to boot. Hopefully it’ll do better mixed with Yin.

EDIT: Mixed was actually pretty good. The hoppy nose from the DIPA still came through, which was probably the best part of the experience, and the cough syrup flavors were much more restrained. If I had to drink Yin and Yang again, I'd definitely mix them.

Photo of maximum12
2.48/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Evil Twin inexplicably showed up in the Twin Cities recently so hey! Let's try some. 12 oz. bottle with a smudged bottle date sometime in March 2014.

Pour is typical orange, hazed & confused, low level of carbonation. Nose isn't terribly appealing: orange juice that's had an extra three cups of sugar thrown in my a three-year old. No hint of hops.

Yang is a bitter orange to swallow. There seems to be a duality of tastes here: bitter hops & bitter oranges. Big taste of oranges infused with caramel is quickly overwhelmed by a harsh, scattershot bitterness, enough that it's clearing my allergy-ridden sinuses & scrubbing my papillae rather painfully. Light wildflower honey tries to balance the hops but fails. Drinkability? Now splitting with my wife, who seems to like it more than I do. Six ounces will be plenty, thanks.

Not impressed. Not bad, but completely out of whack. Too many aspirin-hops. Not a very good beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of John_M
2.53/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Max's.

The yang pours a solid amber color with fairly good head retention and lacing. The nose is disturbing and shows very little hop character. This beer smells very sweet/malty and boozy, with a hint of underlying citrus. The flavor profile confirms my suspicions; this is a very sweet and boozy DIPA. There's something of a sweet caramel and candy corn flavor to this beer, which completely dominates what little hoppy bitterness I get in the finish. This beer is hot, heavy and very sweet, and frankly is nothing like what I want in a DIPA. It sort of reminds me of Founders Devil Dancer, and I'm guessing that fans of that beer would like this as well. As I don't care for that beer either, I guess it's no surprise I didn't like this stuff. Thank God I only ordered a sample size of this beer (which neither my buddy or I could finish off).

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2.55/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On Tap at Kraftworks.

Evil Twin Yang pours a fairly amberish/orange with a small amount of haze to it, though that could of been the line. A small dense stryofoam white cap on top leaving small notches. Smell is way on the toasted malty side with some pine backing and a whiff of alcohol. Some bready essense with a bunch of warming. Taste is not to my liking. The citrus is there with just grapefruit along with some pine. The yeast is probably effing this one up. Some bready malt towards the end. I get some imperial ESB out of this. Feel is a steady medium with ample carb and a small crisp bite towards the end.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Helt ok, kraftfull och besk. Ingen jag skulle ta två av på samma kväll.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.78/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Decanted to a beer glass. A gorgeous clear orange-copper color with a one-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing. Very little hop aroma. The taste is overwhelming bitter citrus peel with a small amount of sweet malt returning on the finish. Under-ripe grapefruit dominates. The bitterness dissipates a little as the beer warms. Paired with a sweet food, it improved dramatically.

Photo of dgilks
2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clearish amber-red colour with no real head. Okay.

Sweet malty aroma with some citrussy hops. Mild acetaldehyde that accentuates the sweetness.

Malty sweetness with more acetaldehyde. Some bitterness and touches of tropical hops. Not amazing.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. A bit thick.

A disappoint DIPA. Okay I suppose but the acetaldehyde kills it.

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2.92/5  rDev -23.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Evil Twin Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
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