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Evil Twin Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

462 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


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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Durtdiggler

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark amber, orange pour from bottle into sniffer glass. Big 3 finger head with alot of retention looks great.

Aroma a bit muted of hop profile, more fruit, bready and sweet.

Taste starts great with a huge malt profile, caramel and dried pineapple but there is not enough hop profile for a DIPA. It could have been a home run.

Mouth feel is excellent, smooth, creamy, rich clean finish.

Beer is overpriced. Better options for this style. the hop profile was non existent.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 01:06:35 | More by Durtdiggler
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A real nice creamy off caramel yellow colored head sits with a really nice cloudy amber orange. Quite nice looking.

Nose is juicy orange citrus, airy apricot, sense of fresh squeezed orange juice. Real nice.

Taste on the palate is really bringing the nose notes nicely. Orange juicy hop, mellow bitterness on the finish. A real nice caramel creamy malty action in the mid palate. Body is big and bold but not an alcohol bomb or syrupy sweet.

Overall really also in control and enjoyable. A great controlled and sweet density between juicy hop citrus and malt sugar rush. Really liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 21:16:51 | More by smakawhat
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beertunes

Washington

3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I split a bottle of this with a friend who is a brewer and our opinions were drastically different. He thought it was a hop bomb and a pretty good beer, I found this brew to be good and tasty, but lacking in much of a hop profile.

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a light mahogany color with just a thin ring of off-white head that very low (almost non-existent) retention and lacing. The aroma was very sweet for the style, and the hops seemed almost an after thought.

The flavors suffered the same fate, malty and sweet, with very subtle hops. The taste reminded me most of a several year old Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, a Barleywine that is over-hopped to start but after a few years starts to taste like a BW.

The body was fairly typical, but sweeter and stickier than most ImpIPAs. Drinkability was very nice, the beer went down smooth and easy. Overall, a good, tasty beer that just didn't meet the expectations of the style for me. Still, a good brew that's worth trying if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 17:52:55 | More by beertunes
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Rhynes2

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Im a total hop head and this beer is one of the best DIPA's i have had the chance to try. Pours a deep golden color with al alright head. Smell is very centered around pine with some nice malt sweetness on the nose. Very nice caramel flavor and it probably wins as best caramel flavor in a beer i have ever had. I will be returning for this beer for sure if i can get my hands on it.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:52:49 | More by Rhynes2
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served On tap.Oversized glass.Enjoyed on jun´11.Pours orangish amber in color.Chill haze.Off white small bubbled froth.Crown is creamy & lasting.Large lacings on sides.Mildy malty aroma,sweet malt hues,estery notes -ripe plums & strawberries- & resiny hops to the nose.Sweet bitter flavor with an slightly fruity touch masking hops. Creamy & buttery mouthfeel.Flavorful body, moderate carbonation.Piney & woody aftertaste.High ABV not warming at all remains well hidden.Two great partners in conjuction to create a big one!

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 21:40:49 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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oberon

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 22:19:23 | More by oberon
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark coppery orange amber. Half finger medium to fine white head that dissipates quickly to a ring, leaving spotty light lacing. Aroma of light fruit, citrus, sweet malt and herbal hops. Smells like a barleywine. Taste follows the aroma; light fruit, sweet malt followed by an herbal and citrus hop kick. Somewhat lighter flavored than the nose indicates, again like a somewhat tamed barley wine. Medium bodied. Nicely integrated and nice flavor progression. High ABV well covered. A nice hoppy IPA with decent malt, which I like in an IPA.

See my review of Evil Twin Yin for a review of a Evil Twin black and tan with the Yin

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 04:46:59 | More by LiquidAmber
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kojevergas

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California, and served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angeles, California. I purchased three of these bottles; one to try now/fresh, one to try aged, and one to try aged as part of a so-called "black and tan" (though please never go about using that term in the auld country). Reviewed live.

Best before date: 2015. No bottled on date.

I loved the Evil Twin Yin when I had it on draught in Rome, so my expectations are very high for this beer even though it's in a style that I find is often brewed without regard for balance.

Not paired with food. Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm during consumption.

A: Pours a half finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and bad retention - though the high ABV makes this excusable, particularly out of a snifter. Colour is a nontransparent (but not opaque) caramel-amber. Looks a bit like a quad actually; that's unexpected. Very appealing for the style. Not the usual bright yellow fare.

Sm: Quite hoppy, but not overly so. The bitterness doesn't come through anywhere near as much as the floral quality does. Chestnut. Amber hops. Fruit esters (mostly bright, but some dark). Maybe cherrywood. Raspberry and cherry. Some cream. A very pleasant, inviting, live aroma. I think this is going to be something special. Mild to moderate in strength.

T: Nowhere near as much hop character as expected, through it is present from the midpoint through the finish, and particularly on the climax. The chestnut and berry esters come through quite a bit, complemented by cream and perhaps cherrywood. Structurally quite imbalanced, with the bulk of the flavour after the 1st act (and much of it delayed until beyond the midpoint). The open is quite empty, with maybe a very light hint of vinegar. The open is also quite brief, and zips by straight to the second act. The effect is bit jarring. I like it, but it doesn't fulfill the promise of the aroma. Built quite strangely for the style, but nicely nonetheless. No real layering.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours generally. It's a bit too wet and slick, allowing the flavours to slide down too quickly. I want more of a chance to enjoy them. Too thin. More coarseness would be ideal. A bit undercarbonated actually - which doesn't bode well for aging. Maybe I'll handwax it.

Dr: Very drinkable for the style. Nowhere near as hoppy as you might expect - especially for an IPA that can purportedly age well for three years. It pales in comparison to the yin; I'd like to try the black and tan however. I'd definitely try this on draught; I imagine it'd be best that way. My expectations weren't met, but it's still an enjoyable little brew. Fans of the style should definitely give this one a go. The alcohol is extraordinarily well hidden; I'd say it's 6.5-7.0% tops in terms of feel.

She drank just grand out of me snifter. I'd say a snifter or tumbler is probably ideal for this beer. I wouldn't go with an oversized wine glass. A tulip would do in a pinch just grand like.

B-

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:20:28 | More by kojevergas
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into tulip.
Golden amber honey color.
Smells of piney honey malts.
Sweet hop pine malty taste. Very sweet malty actuially.
Thick and chewey...really heavy.
Overall, full of flavor. This is probably the heaviest DIPA I have ever had. Worth trying for sure. But also worth splitting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2012 01:49:15 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Cask, Pimlico, Feb '12 into a half pint tulip style glass. Note - followed on from a half pint of ET Yin with this here Yang !

Pours a hazy dark orange verging on copper with a thin khaki coloured head.

On the Nose rich caramel aroma's come to the fore along with piney resin and citrus hop notes, but not as hoppy a smelling beer as I had anticipated!

On the palate, pineapple, peaches, pine, grass notes, sweet sugars, caramel infused malt, wood and alcohol.

Mouthfeel was OK - a little over carbonated for my liking though.

In summary a decent enough DIPA but a little too sweet for my liking and as mentioned a little over carbonated. Not well balanced enough to place itself in the premier league of DIPA's !

BTW - Yin won the contest - better balanced!

Do I attempt the black and tan ?!?

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 19:03:29 | More by Ruds
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A- Pours a medium brown color with very little light coming through that has a full finger of off-white head retaining decently enough before resting at an 1/8 inch ring around the glass, sticky lacing and nice-looking surface foam.

S- Smells very herbal, like strong tea. There's also a sweetness to go along with the pungent hop aroma.

T- Tastes like a lot of other European Breweries' IPAs I've had (Nogne, Mikkeller, Norrebro to name a few), only I think this is stronger than the ones I've imbibed before and can hardly tell. The hops have a quality of freshness and power that I love with a strong malt base to boot. Yes it has a kick to it, but doesn't deter one from continuing to drink.

M- Doesn't come off as dry as expected. Medium carbonation. Ample body.

O- I don't know if it's the hops they're using, but it's obvious the Northern European breweries are becoming forces to be reckoned with on the beer scene.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:14:20 | More by Immortale25
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metter98

New York

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 14:32:34 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden amber with minimal head - though the little head present is made up of very large bubbles and just off white. There is no visible carbonation in the beer.

S: Aromas of caramel malts and citrus hops, not as bold of a nose as I might have liked but quite pleasant.

T: Flavors of malty sweetness, caramel, grapefruit, slight amounts of alcohol, and a moderate bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with average amounts of carbonation and some crispness.

O: Not the easiest DIPA to drink, the beer tastes real strong.

Note: I did mix a black and tan with about the last third of the bottle, combining it with the Evil Twin Yin as recommended by the brewers. Once combined, the black and tan is very well balanced and better than either beer on it's own.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 14:19:10 | More by dbrauneis
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber-orange with almost no head.
Smelling the beer is misleading because it's not incredibly aromatic. However, once tasting...the fruity sweetness and hoppy bitterness are intense. There are flavors that remind me of ripe passionfruit, citrusy grapefruit and a light caramel that pulls everything together at the end.
The bitterness is like napalm and it clings to the palate
Intense fruits do actually linger along with the bitterness
Mouthfeel is syrupy and incredibly bitter, although there is decent carbonation to help separate the rich flavors
This is a decently priced for an IPA, but id probably opt to try another beer in it's place. Next I hope to try ying...

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 05:57:48 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the opportunity to buy this beer in Germany.

A - A brown orange haze is looking at me through the glass as a hat it wears an orange, white and yellow tainted foam. Or does this sound i had to many beer, :)

S - A lemon-grass field with some flowers andpine trees along the edges.

T - There is an unexpected mango and pineapple flavor in the taste, very nice and superbly done. Sweet and bitter too.

M - Medium carbonation, the bitter finish is a bit to strong and almost murky.

O - A superb imperial IPA, a truly lovely taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 11:47:16 | More by Mar02x
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oline73

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with a half finger of fluffy off white head that fades to a thin layer on top of the pour.

Smell: This is a very sweet smelling beer. Citrus hops with some apricot and grapefruit peel. There is a strong malt presence with some brown sugar and dark fruit. Mild warming alcohol in there as well.

Taste: Sweet malt hits you first. Some date/raisin notes as well as brown sugar. The hops show up shortly after and add citrus peel and fruit notes. There is a strong bitterness in the finish along with some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side and a bit syrupy. The carbonation is very smooth with a slick finish.

Overall: This is an intense beer. The finish is really bitter and biting. I still enjoyed it, but I'm not sure that I would want another.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 02:08:17 | More by oline73
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Pencible

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a cloudy copper with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like tons of resin and lemon zest, with some grapefruit and copper and a little floral hops.
T: It tasted like orange and lemon zest, with copper and grapefruit and some sweet caramel malt. It had a mostly clean aftertaste that was bitter with a little sweet.
M: It was fairly thick with moderate carbonation. Nice and fully body.
D: This was a nice IPA with lots of different hops. Better scent than taste. Good body and decently hidden alcohol, but not the cleanest finish, so somewhat not easy to drink. Enjoyable but nothing special. Not worth the cost.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 18:19:24 | More by Pencible
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Amalak

New York

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Extremely cloudy gold with some sediment. There's a nice foamy white head with some lacing. Very nice, strong hoppy and wheat scent to it.

Orange and lemon mixture. Very unique. There's almost like a floor cleaner taste to it...but in a good way. Some bitterness and a mild floral. It almost feels like there's rye in there. Extremely complex.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:24:51 | More by Amalak
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crnipeter

Slovenia

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thin yet well formed light tan head that sets at slow pace till it forms a collar atop of deep amber to reddish coppery, somewhat hazed body indicating unfiltered dry-hopped beer.
The nose is tropical-fruity and sweet and exhibits nice balance between supportive caramel-biscuity malt and various hop-derived aromas (citrus-like, woodsy and spicy).
Malty sweetness nicely blends with citrusy and surprisingly prominent spicy hop-flavor, while finish is medium with mild woodsy aftertaste that never gets harsh nor astringent, as it should be.
Somewhat viscous, medium body with moderate carbonation.
(330 ml into tulip, no bottling date indication.)

In short, a viscous, marmelaty-sweeet and fruity DIPA with citrusy, spicy and woodsy hops, lacking any harsh notes.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 01:02:48 | More by crnipeter
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a hazy caramel-orange color with two fingers of rich beige head.

Heavy aroma of sweet caramel malts along with grassy hops, tropical fruits and boozy notes.

Sweet caramel malts and toffee upfront followed by pineapple and grassy hops. The booze from the 10% alcohol is definitely present.

Medium bodied and syrupy with a light-to-moderate carbonation.

Sweet and malty and hoppy and boozy. It's nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 23:44:33 | More by Monkeyknife
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 20:07:41 | More by ChainGangGuy
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle to snifter. Produced and bottled by Evil Twin Brewing at Brewdog. This bottle is as fresh as one can be coming from the UK. Sampled 5/18/11.

A: Pours with a small off-white head that disappears quickly. Relatively speaking, the body is a dark shade of amber orange. Lacing is spare to none.

S: The malt foundation is very sturdy, presenting aromas of caramel and lightly toasted grain. Above average hop content with notes of wet grass, dried pine wood and an orange underneath. Slightly mossy.

T: Mimicking the nose with a sweet honey or light brown sugar inclusion. There is a nice backdrop of orange flavor although the taste comes across as slightly artificial. Small trace of alcohol with a mellow warming sensation for the belly up.

M: Full bodied with a thick and sticky texture. Well carbonated.

O: Nothing special...BUT a better than average attempt at an American DIPA by a European brewer. Still, my curiosity is what drives me to make purchases like this. Someday I'll learn to let these beers stay on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 18:33:09 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.28/5  rDev -40.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 12:28:42 | More by Jeffo
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep copper amber color with an off-white head that's big bubbled, and no carbonation.

S - Pungent tropical fruit, overripe pineapples, orange rind, sweet malt, and spices.

Very malt forward with caramel up front, followed by a wave of pungent tropical fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, mangos, and a peppery spice. On the fruit side, the taste is overripe tropical fruit that's almost on the dark side of the fruit flavor. Lingering grapefruit bitterness that's very dry and spicey.

M - Thick, syrupy, smooth, and heavy body with alcohol warming on the way down.

O - A fabulous beer that's dark, fruity, and potent.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 06:55:21 | More by jzeilinger
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished amber colour with lovely off-white-to-yellow head, fluffy and thick with a finger and a half remaining after a while. Lace is pretty special. Slow movement of bead. Looks pretty magical.

Smells lovely. Lots of floral hops giving rose and citrus characters. Nice, sweet nuttiness comes through as well, with marzipan notes. Maybe a slight metallic character but sweet and fresh.

Taste is a bit disappointing. Nice, but there's less to it. Quite malty with caramel and peanut brittle nuttiness to it. Nice hoppy notes come through midway with some rosewater character, maybe some citric twang and woody notes late. Mildly bitter, yeah definitely citric, and overall quite pleasant. Could definitely use more bitterness though, as it's ultimately a bit sweet.

Syrupy and thick mouthfeel, with a bit of a pull from the hops on the back. Not bad, can't say it's wonderful though.

Nice beer, great flavours and so forth, just lacking a bit in the synergy between sweet and bitter, sweet and dry.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 06:30:25 | More by laituegonflable
Evil Twin Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.