Evil Twin Hop Flood - Evil Twin Brewing
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2.88/5 rDev -23.4%
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.
12-15-2012 23:47:00 | More by MadScientist
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Poured into DFH footed pint glass; ruddy chestnut brown with a massive fluffy tan head that sticks around for a long time, and leaves great piebald lacing as it descends into a thick puck of foam topping.
Smells of crisp bitter piney and herbal hops, some citrus rind, and dry bread malt.
Taste follows nose very well; crisp pine and citrus rind hops mix very well with dry brown malt, bit of nuttiness.
Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and crisp, semi-dry finish with lots of lingering bitterness.
Overall, this is definitely a surprise. I usually avoid brown ales because I find them boring and generally lacking in flavor, but this one is different. Lots of hop flavor that works very well with the malt.
06-12-2014 00:45:36 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
12oz bottle - this is an apparent ode to certain stocks of Danish beer that failed to survive a typical regional flood.
This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with three fat fingers of densely puffy, rocky, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of sudsy spray pattern lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.
It smells of bready, crackery caramel malt, a pleasant oily nuttiness, and rather acrid pine and citrus rind hops, if somewhat muddled in their origin stories. The taste is more nicely supportive caramel and toffee-flecked malt, wet brown bread, flaky bar-top nuts, and still perky pine resin, orange and grapefruit pith citrus, and leafy, weedy hops.
The bubbles are pretty tight in their rendering, and way beyond yer basic frothiness, the body a decently solid medium weight, and so-so in the smoothness department. It finishes off-dry, sure, the bready caramel malt keeping my attention via various palate-grabs, while the heady west coast American hops seem incapable of finding another venue to display their youthful vigour - s'alright by me.
A pleasantly hopful and hopeful IPA disguised as a brown/red/amber ale, whatever, this just seems to work, all the furor and sturm und drang of the hops well met by the bigger than expected malt contingent. If you're a fan of fair and balanced IPAs, and the general aiding of beer in need, give this one a go.
05-20-2014 05:02:52 | More by biboergosum
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Recent bottle from Lakeview Liquor, Chicago. A Danish style ale, also well hopped by American style citrus orange hops. Not too bitter, but the balance is leaning that way, with juicy orange ipa on the finish that contains some sweetness. Decent drinkability, but still overpriced. Cloudy. A tad above average mouthfeel.
05-29-2012 05:12:53 | More by Sammy
3.16/5 rDev -16%
On tap at Specialty Beer Cellar. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance - Deep brown. Murky. Medium off white head. Great lacing. Well retained.
Smell - Very piney and grassy. Lots of deep caramel. Almost chocolatey.
Taste - Aggressive grassy hops. Intense caramel body. Grassy hops come back aggrwssively. Extremely bitter.
Mouthfeel - Heavy body. Excessively bitter. Difficult to drink.
Overall - Tastes ok, but this pint will take me forever.
07-18-2014 22:42:32 | More by Alieniloquium
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
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
04-16-2014 07:06:12 | More by russpowell
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
Served from bottle into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Poured a massively murky red-brown with a two finger khaki colored head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, dark chocolate, caramel, and caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, citrus, citrus hop, and pine resin. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. If I am completely honest the dark chocolate aspect on this one was really quite a pleasant surprise. It really added a nice layer to the complexity going on in this one and tied the citrus aspect into the roastiness going on here. I’ve been trying to tick as many Evil Twin brews as possible and so far have been fairly impressed. This one is not an exception. I suggest you give this one a shot for yourself if you get the chance.
05-15-2012 11:45:53 | More by thagr81us
Evil Twin Hop Flood from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.