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Evil Twin Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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86
very good

647 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 16
Gots: 63 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011)
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Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasty DIPA worth trying. A great foamy head, lacey. Pine, Honey dew, fruit and complex tastes. Average mouthfeel, not a big malt bill.Well carbonated. Very good drinkability. A good introduction to this this "new brewer".Liam's bottle from NYC.

Sammy, May 06, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/14/13.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with caramel and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a high amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good that is tasty but strong and very bitter.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

djrn2, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to krkearney. Served in a Mikasa tulip side-by-side with Yin, and also blended into a black and tan.

Pours a fairly-hazy copper-orange color with an insignificant white head and a thin collar. The nose brings some malty sweetness and alcohol plus some citrus hops. The flavor isn't quite as malty, but the hops still aren't quite there; it's more booze and malt. Bitterness is higher than would be expected from the flavor, but still not enough to counteract the sweetness. No real discernible alcohol presence. Decent enough, but I liked the stout portion better.

Thorpe429, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is a deep shade of amber in color and clear with no visible carbonation. It poured with a thick ring of beige bubbles and some delicate lacing covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of caramel malts and citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness and flavors of grapefruit to the taste, which also has some hints of malty sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is quite malty and tastes strong, but most of the alcohol is well hidden. There’s nothing overly special about the beer when it is tasted individually but it pairs very well when mixed in with the Evil Twin Yang, adding a nice amount of bitterness to the stout.

metter98, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If IPA's are supposed to the beer most lopsided type of beer where balance is concerned, then this beer does its part by propelling hop bitterness and suppressing malt sweetness like very few have. Evil Twin really knows how to make a hoppy beer.

Yang pours with a dense visual texture- coppery-amber hues are heavily hazed and is a testament to the beer's unadulterated, unfiltered character. A thick blanket of foam rises to top the beer like meringue. Ivory white in its color, the beer shows tremendous staying power and laces with well defined rings with each sip.

Deep aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and botanical herbs create a highly floral bouquet that dances upon a caramelly, biscuity, malty stage. A tinge of alcohol tickles the nose and then fades back into the sharp hop notes.

Malt sweetness rushes onto the tongue to buffer it from the massive hop flavors to come. Understated firmness of biscuit malt, honey, and caramel provides the supple support for more aggressive flavors of grapefruit peels, orange zest, fresh cut grass, chives, and light cannabis to pierce the malts and gain command of the overall flavors. More mellow pineapple and melon flavors follow along with the growing bitterness that leads to a heavy pith and resin intensity that grips the back of the throat. Alcohol flavors hide behind the hops and sparsely shows its strength- dangerous for the beer's drinkability.

Again, the firm malt underpinnings show a stern creamy weight in mouthfeel as well. But like in taste, the malt structures soon quiver and fall apart- leaving the strong drying compounds of hops to refresh the palate and provide a high rate of drinkability. Warm but not hot, the beer concludes with mild leaf astringency and an echo of caramel and bread.

The long lingering bitterness begins to showcase the hops more like classic American IPA, but with its elevated strength, this hoppy side of karma is ideal for an Imperial Black & Tan.

BEERchitect, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jaydoc, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: minimal head to speak of on a hazy amber with crimson hues body.

S: malty but very boozy with mild hops.

T: fairly malty with caramel and toasted malts. Hops are mostly candied fruits and sOme floral notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: malt forward IPA. fairly sweet. Not too memorable.

kylehay2004, May 23, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The beer pours a fairly dark color for an IPA. I'll call it copper. There's a short lived off-white head.

S: A sweet nose with a lot of toffee and caramel, and even a bit of candied citrus peel. Some decent hop character to it. Sort of woody and piney, slightly herbal. A little bit of alcohol heat is noticeable.

T: Very resinous and piney with an almost rosemary-like herbal quality. Candied orange peel along with some brown sugar and pineapple. A moderate to high bitterness is present.

M: Medium to full in terms of the body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Despite being a bit sweet, I liked the flavors a fair amount. I don't know if this is a repeat drinker, but not bad.

womencantsail, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this one right before having the Yang. The pour was a murky copper color with a really good head on it. The lacing was very sticky and coated the glass really well with each sip. The smell was pretty hoppy and had some sweetness to it also. The taste was very good in my opinion. Lots of hops and some other flavors going on in there that i wasn't really sure of. I felt that it worked together though. The mouthfeel was on the thicker side and had a pretty nice oily feel to it. This beer was more enjoyable than the Yang in my opinion. I found that mixing them together is pretty good but I'd rather just have this IPA on its own.

Knapp85, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle - $6.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Best before 2015.

Appearance: Pours out a seriously hazed, caramel colored body with a finger's worth of slightly yellowed froth.

Smell: A blend of pale, biscuity, bready, and caramel maltiness with fair degree of intensity implying a beer with a dense maltiness, but it's cut by notes of tropical fruits, citrus, and a wafting shot of liquor.

Taste: Biscuity, bready malts sweetened with touches of caramel and toffee fold into tastes of honeydew, orange marmalade, pineapple, and a drizzle of peach schnapps. Robustly bitter. The gentler marmalade quality joins the bitterness for an altered taste of fresh-cut bitter orange peel. Being relatively lightly carbonated, the bitterness and warming alcohol presence just sorta sits on the tongue beyond the fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-light carbonation. Has a viscous, almost oily texture to it.

Overall: A big, sweet, slow-sipping DIPA that holds together well enough for a 10% brew.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small tulip glass a deep copper/bronze with a nicely formed 1/2 finger head that left a few broken chunks of lace as it settled.Big pine notes in the nose,quite resiny,sweet honey and sweet alcohol stand out as well.A big sweet DIPA like way to many out there on the palate,brown sugar,alcohol, and drunken fruit mixed with underlying resiny hops,the alcohol really hits after the beer warms.It's a DIPA like many it's sweet and alcoholic,par for the course.

oberon, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

largadeer, May 09, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass.

Well if you're gonna have the Yin, you've gotta follow it up with the Yang, right? It pours a mostly clear amber-straw topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises pine, grapefruit peel, light leek, and buttery toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, though the leek is a bit stronger, and some spicy mint and light menthol notes find their ways in as well. A general sweetness falls across the tongue, coating everything thereupon like mosquitoes in amber. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a syrupy feel, and a kinda dry finish. Overall, a fairly solid DIPA, but one that's too viscous and 120 Minute-esque for its own good.

TMoney2591, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

JAHMUR, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle - still have no idea what the hell 'taiji' is.

This beer pours a rather hazy, muddled bronzed amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and ebulliently bubbly off-white head, which leaves some pleasant randomly webbed lace around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of sweet, sugary caramel and toffee malt, almost equally saccharine citrusy orange, grapefruit, and pineapple fruit, a twinge of biscuity breadiness, a touch of white pepper, and further herbal, leafy hops. The taste is acrid citrus fruit pith - the usual suspects, bereft of their sugary fruitiness at first, gritty, grainy, and bready caramel malt, a weirdly subsequent Belgian candi sugar sweetness, some middling earthy honey notes, the ironic recently-cut green onions of my still simmering Kung Pao dinner, and further musty, dank herbal hops.

The bubbles are rather understated, and barely perceptible after a wee spell, the body medium-light in weight, and surprisingly smooth, in an undisturbed by the expected alcohol and hops dirge manner. It finishes actually off-dry, the complexly sugared malt still generally in charge, but at the behest of the sassy citrusy, herbal hops.

A pleasantly quaffable DIPA, the hops heady and worthy, no doubt, but restrained enough to allow for circumspection without immediate overbearance. I didn't actually have this with the Yin - that one was many moons ago - but given recent introspection on the matter, that may not be the best of ideas. At any rate, a stellar strong IPA, the hops and malt duly present, and quite flavourful.

biboergosum, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

zeff80, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

another high alcohol hop bomb from the evil twin crew. this its a monster of an ipa, pours a thick sticky honey color with not much head, patchy lacing is really all, despite a rather aggressive pour. the nose is dank and in the west coast style, with more oily sticky hop presence. I smell some sweetness too, but somehow its a hoppy sweetness. the flavor is real bold and heavy hops, but they don't seem particularly unique to me. not sure the varietals here, but nothing stands out as fruity or piney or any other common hop family descriptor. some honey type sugars in the finish, and of course quite a bit of booze, especially once it hits room temp. a four pack provides about two appropriate servings. this stands out to me as an art form than some of the other evil twin beers, perhaps because of how heavy it is, thick almost, and a bit laborious to consume. still, excellent mix of flavors and a worthy buy for the lover of big hop beers.

StonedTrippin, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jason, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

nickfl, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 03/12/12

Pours an effervescent copper/orange with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Crazy lacing & nice head retention

S: Doughy with leafy hops, pears & toffee

T: Doughy, leafy & piney hops, some tea like tannin & a touch or orange rind up front. Some pear notes once warm, more pineyness & woody hops, a bit of toffee sweetness, loads of pineyness too. Finishes oaky dry, with sweet maltyness, faint cherry, slight booze heat, woody hops that really brings puckery bitterness

MF: Chewy, fairly lively carbonation, good balance, sticky, some booze warmth

An interesting DIPA with an English slant, but no game changer. Would've love to try this about 3-4 months fresher

russpowell, Aug 01, 2013
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Evil Twin Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.