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Evil Twin Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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686 Ratings
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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 19
Gots: 79 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Brad007
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty copper with a thin head into my glass. More copper than I expected for the style. The bottle suggests making a "black and tan" with this and the Yin. I might just do that!

Lots of citrus, especially grapefruit from the hops. Otherwise, lots of alcohol and biscuity malt.

Boozy with a grapefruit kick. The malt underneath seems weak, barely registering on my scale.

Ditto for mouthfeel. Rather unflattering.

It seems to me like there are two different ways to do a DIPA: This way and the Heady Topper/Pliny/Double Sunshine way. This DIPA would lean more towards the English style of IPA than the American style. In a sense, it's accurate but not widely recognized by beer enthusiasts.

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Durtdiggler
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of EfilsGod
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of smakawhat
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of beertunes
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

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4.92/5  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.

4.65/5  rDev +22%
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!

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
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

Evil Twin Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.