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Evil Twin Hop Flood - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Hop FloodEvil Twin Hop Flood

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%

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Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brown IPA

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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Photo of russpowell


3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent & slightly hazed caramel/orange with a pinky of cream colored head. Never clears up, very good lacing & head retention

S: Pineapple, leafy hops & grapefruit

T: Follows the nose, plus breadyness, some pineyness & a little bit of caramel & boozeyness up front. More leafy & woody hops as this warms & just a little bit of brown sugar dryness/sweetness, plus boozeyness. Finishes dry with woody hops, boozeyness & a little pineapple

MF: Medium bodied, creamy carbonation, some sticky notes

A nice hoppy brown, bordering on amber

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 07:06:12 | More by russpowell
Photo of Tone


3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, slight citrus, roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of biscuit. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of citrus hops, slight roasted malt, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, great appearance, good aroma, and blend.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2014 13:28:00 | More by Tone
Photo of Mikeluzzjr


3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours darker than I expected. Maybe I just don't know what anything is supposed to look like anymore with black-browns and brown-ambers and whatever else. Anyway. Very citrusy-piney and somewhat sweet aroma. Very hoppy, again with the pine and citrus flavors, some caramel-malt sweetness, some coppery hints. Good amount of lingering bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 02:15:39 | More by Mikeluzzjr
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear dark amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and strong copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a very large patch of thin film covering almost the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of hops - citrus/orange, citrus/orange zest, herbal, and very light hints of pine. There is also a light amount of caramel and toasted malts underneath the hop aromas.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavors of slightly toasted and caramel malts with barely any hints of sweetness. There are aggressive slightly stronger than moderate flavors of hops - citrus/orange, herbal, and some light hints of pine. Moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: As I would expect in a beer named Hop Flood, there is a very nice presence of hops in this beer which are slightly aggressive - really enjoyable from my perspective. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is enjoyable though not the easiest drinker with the aggressive hops and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:38:52 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/18/14.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grapefruit juice, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with earth and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but has a fairly assertive bitterness that lingers after each sip.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 03:44:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of smcolw


3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Caramel amber-brown color. Light haze. Good bar-pour head. Nice lace on the glass. Blanketing initially.

Some brown malt smells. Very little hop nose although there's a bit of prickliness too.

The taste is far more bitter than the smell suggests. Good Brown Ale base though. The hop is unusual because it reminds me of grapefruit rind which typically I only pick up in the smell. Good body and low carbonation. A bit harsh.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2014 19:07:11 | More by smcolw
Photo of VelvetExtract


3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a dark brown. Head is a fairly dense layer of tan, sudsy matter. It leaves sticky, patchy lacing marks.

S-Aroma is heavy on the pine. A lot like a Black IPA. Definitely toasty and lightly chocolatey. I can tell this one is going to be pretty bitter.

T-Intense bitterness is born from a mix of piney hops and charred and roasty mealtimes. The hoppiness is bitter without much actual hop flavor besides said bitterness. Some nuttiness.

M-Very, very bitter. Took me a while to drink it. Body isn't even that heavy but the bitterness slows me down,

O/D-It wasn't bad but it was definitely an overpriced 4 pack. I think I dropped around $13 for what is essentially a Brown IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 17:09:37 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a murky brown (with an amber hue), finger of white head which dissipated rather quickly but left behind nice creamy lacing. smells malty sweet, toffee, caramel, barleywine-like. an earthy/toasty bitterness, lots of dark grain flavor - tobacco, dirt, burnt coffee. an herbal/bitter lingering hop profile stands out. medium in body with low carbonation, this gets a bit nicer when it warms up.

overall, not a bad brown ale by any means - pretty thick for the style, which i appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:39:37 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of DrDemento456


3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - A nice bouquet of head well over an inch with excellent lacing. A dark hazy amber brown with some sediment on the bottom so I am not sure of the age.
S - Smell is rather hoppy with a strong malt base. Not too sweet or skunky so hopefully it taste good.
T - Not bad very malt forward so I assume I got an old bottle. Says best by 2015 so I think by then it would be flavorless. Very little actual hop or citrus hop taste. Just taste like an average IPA.
M - Light to medium not overly smooth but not terrible.

Overall I guess this is why my bottle shop marked it down from 15 bucks, to 8 bucks, then put it on the 5 dollar shelf. Over 6 months old doesn't make for a good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 01:35:09 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of cvm4


3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep amber, almost brown. Has a tan two finger head with good lacing.

S - Pine hops, caramel malts, brown sugar and a bit of nuttiness.

T - To me, the taste really mimics the aroma except there's a bit of citrus involved.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking.

O - The name on the bottle and what comes out of the bottle is really different. Miss leading label with more maltiness than hops. It's an easy drinking beer, but not one that really excites.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 22:22:13 | More by cvm4
Photo of utopiajane

New York

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured cloudy, dark caramel brown with a super tall head that would not fall. Left craggy rocky lace. Frothy and sticky. Nose is pine and grapefruit, deep caramel malt, brown sugar and as it warms some nuts and pear. Nose is delightfully sweet and tempting. Taste is piney, nutty, caramel, dry toast. Pear and fruits all sensualize the perfect toasted sugar and bitter that caress the palate in the finish. A little alcohol and char. Ends dry with a touch of oily resin and a lasting sweetness that stays right under the bitter. This was a real treat.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 11:48:09 | More by utopiajane
Photo of EvanJohnson


3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was expecting a much different beer. Not the crisp hoppyness I enjoy normally. Lots of malt flavor reduce the true character of the hops. That said there is still a well rounded flavor that is different and kept me sipping through the whole bottle. Not a bad beer, but not in my personal style wheelhouse.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 23:16:10 | More by EvanJohnson
Photo of ngeunit1


4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy amber-brown, finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Pine and grapefruit hops, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, nuttiness, a touch of fruity yeast.

T - Grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and lightly bready malts, brown sugar.

M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth, dry, bitter, sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced. Good hoppy brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 07:46:39 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of BeerKangaroo


3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a nonic glass:

A: dark cloudy brown colored body leaving a foamy one finger tan/white head forms and slowly dies to a film coating the top of the pint. Beautiful sticky lacing clings very nicely around the sides of the nonic

S: hops up front very powerfully with some light caramel and nuts coming more so in as the beer warms. Some pears come in too as it warms

T: all of the previously mentioned flavors and adds a nice clean sweetness with a tinge of alcohol, but an acceptable amount for the strength of this beas

M: medium with a nice smooth creaminess surrounding the mouth and tongue. Since the ABV is fairly high for a brown, this is moderately drinkable

O: I like this and would come back to it. Though different for its style, its still good.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 19:08:34 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of MadScientist

New York

2.88/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: A very cloudy, medium copper. An average pour produces three fingers of thick, rocky foam. the head is long lasting and sticky.

S: A moderate citrus hops that is kind of flat quickly followed by a medicinal note that blends with a grassy dry hopped aroma. A bit of tropical fruit comes though in the hops aroma after it warms. There isn't much malt aroma what little is there smells of clean sweetness. There is light fruitiness and moderately-light alcohol aroma.

T: The moderately-strong tropical fruit hops flavor and strong hops bitterness are front and center on this beer although they are muted showing signs of age. The malt provides enough malt to support the hops and brings a light caramel flavor. There is a little bit of an herbaceous note and a light alcohol sweetness. The balance is fairly bitter and the aftertaste is of citrus hops and lingering bitterness. A slight bit of phenols come through in the flavor as well a slight vinegar flavor.

M: medium bodied with a moderately-strong carbonation. There is a light hops rerived astringency.

O: Well even after the flaws that could be from an infected bottle I might try and find a fresh bottle of this in the future because the underling beer is still pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 23:47:00 | More by MadScientist
Photo of AgentMunky


3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: Opaque, ruddy amber. Light head, gentle lacing.

S: Doesn't smell like a brown ale. This one's full of astringent, citrusy hops.

T: Hrm, tasty! I think I like it. It's super-hoppy with touch of toasty malt. Actually, I don't really like it. The brown ale nuttiness and light sweetness of the malt conflict with the aggressive hopping. Aftertaste is murky-hoppy.

M: Great! Carbonated, smooth, and pleasant.

O: An interesting beer, but not a success. I didn't really enjoy it, and I would neither recommend it nor drink another.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 07:13:28 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of zeff80


3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, dark, dark brown color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam that left thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate, roasted malt and a touch of toffee.

T - Good chocolate flavor with a roasted malt backbone. There was a nice piney bitterness that added balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is really tasty brown ale. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 21:27:09 | More by zeff80
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve, 650ml into a tulip.

Burgundy brown, with a tan head. Light bubbles serve as retention - minimal lacing. Nose of toffee, caramel and a whole bunch of malt. Citrusy hops are peripheral, some dank pine character in the background as well. Taste has some toasty, almost lightly burnt malts, toffee/tootsie-like character and bitter citrus and pine in the back. Lighter body than the nose suggested (which is a relief), medium carbonation. A nice hoppy brown ale, light and relatively flavourful.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 17:55:42 | More by liamt07
Photo of Monkeyknife


3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a cloudy, raisin color with a small tan head.

Aroma of brown sugar and caramel malts..

The taste was malty and a coffee bite, and a boozy note.

Medium bodied and creamy with a lighter carbonation.

I liked this one but didn't love it. It is called Hop Flood...I really expected more from the hops side.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 22:45:35 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of BEERchitect


4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the name like "Hop Flood", why should anyone expect anything other than a tidal wave of pungent, dripping, resinous hop to wash over the palate? Maybe it's because that doesn't happen! Instead, the chocolaty foreground of flavor begins the shape the impressions of a brown ale. But that's not to say that hops aren't a big part of the game.

Pouring a dark, bark brown color with complete opaqueness, Its high effervescence builds a serious rocky heat that caps the beer much like the meringue on chocolate pie. With retention and lace on bold display, the beer sells the notion of American brown ale as well as any can.

Charred woods, burnt oranges, cocoa nibs, heavy toast and campfire"ish" char are just a few of the strong aromatics that shape the beer's nose. Clean and concise, other grassy, hay-like aromas bring up the rear, and do so as the beer warms. Hiding beneath is the presence of malted milk that pulls all the sharper toasted elements together.

Dry toast and bittersweet chocolates coat the palate with a broad earthen flavor. But then the sprite hop aromas of freshly peeled oranges awaken the taste buds and offer a highly drinkable taste to the savory overtones. Synged flavors of grass, pine, and stems offer a toasty flavor that's bold but doesn't extend into char, roast, or smoke flavor. Though the cocoa flavors offer a savory taste to accompany the starchy milkshake-like maltiness, they instead provide a very dry taste of toast that turns woody and mid palate and then grassy to close. This procession coincides with its hoppy orange-like start turn pithy, turn cleanly bitter in the finish.

Creamy and medium bodied to start, but the beer quickly sheds its carbonated creaminess and starchy malt textures in favor of dry toast mouthfeel. Nearly powdery late, the beer's dryness is aided by the fleeting malt presence, rising hop resins, and warming alcohols. Though it dries out wonderfully, there's an aftertaste of toast, cocoa, and charred wood.

Delicious as it is, there's few on the market that celebrate such hop character atop a stern brown ale base. Hop flood fits into the conversation with Dogfish Head's India Brown Ale and 8 Wired Rewired.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 03:49:01 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of Viciousknishs


3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a murky brown with a light tan head.

S- leafy herbal hops on the nose with a toasty bread malt character with notes of pecan like nuttiness. Chaulky yeast character on the finish with a noticeable alcohol.

T- toasty bready malt with more nut flavors. Aspriny and herbal hop flavors with a decent amount of bitterness. Astringent alcohol flavor with a chaulky yeast on the finish.

MF- dusty astringent mouthfeel with a medium body. Average carbonation.

D- ok drinkability

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 21:55:42 | More by Viciousknishs
Photo of FanofHefe


3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber with no apparent freshness dating. Pours a cola-like brown color in the body with a two-finger tan head. Good lacing.

The aroma is very light, with only a slight hint of pine hops and toasted malt.

The flavor is a mixed bag of pine resin hops with only a light amount of toasted and slightly caramel malt. The hop flavor dominates but it is very one-dimensional.

The mouthfeel is relatively thin. Not an IPA, not a brown ale, but a reasonable mix of the two. Not a repeater for me, but interesting enough for a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 22:50:34 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of Amalak

New York

4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Beer Street in Williamsburg, BK.

A. Looks like brown/caramel mud. Thick in its opaqueness with sediment. Nice foamy tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

S. Fantastic malty dark fruit scent, with a hint of charcoal in the back.

T. Very flavorful. It has a bit of caramel and a bit of bitterness. Some fruitiness like a watermelon. Malty and thick, with mild carbonation. Has a coffee taste at the end.

M. The aftertaste is a bit off, a bit sour. But not enough to detract from the brew as a whole.

O. This is one of those interesting beers that changes as it rolls over the palate. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 01:44:41 | More by Amalak
Photo of GRG1313


4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a thick, full and rich light khaki head.

Nose is pure sweet dark chocolate with undertones of cherry and light pineapple. Really nice.

Mouthfeel is rich, full and bold and well balanced.

Flavor profile is a giant blast of bitter hop that goes to an assertive burnt toast and burnt chocolate that quiets down for a second and then goes to a big bitter pine/bitter lemon skin finish.

This is probably one of the best Evil Twin I've had. Big, big all around. I want this one with BBQ, grilled meats rich dishes. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 06:56:53 | More by GRG1313
Photo of jsanford


3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased as a recommendation from Scott at CBX. Poured into a Tulip Glass.

Pours a dark mahogany with a dense mocha head that fades to a craggy haze, leaving lots of soapy lacing. Intense hop aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple with a solidly sweet coffee and roasted nut malt backbone. More resinous hops with a nice caramel, amber, roasted nut, and chocolate malt profile. Very fresh, pungent hops. Balanced and delicious, right up there with Sublimely Self-Righteous. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit creamy, with a medium body and good carbonation. Overall an incredibly delicious Black/Brown IPA, this was a nice suggestion. Thanks Scott!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 04:09:49 | More by jsanford
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Evil Twin Hop Flood from Evil Twin Brewing
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