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Evil Twin Disco Beer (Red Cap) - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Disco Beer (Red Cap)Evil Twin Disco Beer (Red Cap)

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91
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Special version of our infamous Disco Beer, this time brewed with a slight darker malt profile and aged on Chardonnay red wine barrels instead of the usual white wine barrels.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-30-2012)
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-24-2012 07:35:26 | More by schopenhauerale
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

04-16-2014 17:54:06 | More by rogerdandy
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-15-2014 01:52:16 | More by Beervana
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-11-2014 03:17:01 | More by Azeotrope
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-16-2014 11:47:19 | More by HoppyBastard2
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jspaner

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 02:01:53 | More by jspaner
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well I bought this bottle without much thought (a few months ago) and didn't even pay attention to what style it was until I was opening it tonight. I think that ended up being a wise choice, as I see that many hop-heads have been disappointed by it. I mean, a 10.5% ABV "IPA" has to be a BIG IPA, no?

A: The ruby red body is beautiful though not what you'd expect from anything calling itself an IPA. The head is cream in both colour and texture, thick and healthy. Reduces to a thin coat after a little while.

S: A fruit bowl of sweet, red fruits like plum, cherry, and raspberry. Still an earthy character remains as well a vinous acidity but it is overall quite sweet.

T: Caramel sweetness combined with the cherry and plum that overtakes but doesn't erase the oak, pine, and earthy bitterness that the muted but obviously notable hops presence brings. It's on the sweet side but not at all cloying. Also, this beer's alcohol is ridiculously well hidden and if I am not deliberate about spacing out my sips, the bottle will disappear real quick.

M: Full bodied for what calls itself an IPA and the carbonation is great. Slightly acidic and slightly dry towards the finish.

O: Between this and Burton Baton I've come to realize that wine barrel aged IPA's are very much up my alley. Maybe not for everyone, and yes it's like a baby barleywine, but it's a damn good style in itself if you ask me.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 05:23:00 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

09-29-2013 06:27:01 | More by Caudalie
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

09-25-2013 18:52:35 | More by jklecko2
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Tørst in Brooklyn.

Pours a dark ruby red color with plum edges and a one finger, off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Splotchy lacing left behind.  

Sweet vinous aroma with a strong grape-like presence likely resulting from the combination of piney/citrusy hops, sweet malt and red wine barrel.  Subtle dry oak with a very prominent vinous grape/red wine flavor but still has some sweet malt and a surprising hop presence.  Resinous and piney with tropical and citrus fruit notes along with caramel, biscuit, toffee, grape, plum and currant.  Smells really good.

Medium bodies and really complex with nice balance of bitter, earthy hops, tropical fruit, sweet malt, dry oak and vinous dark fruit notes.   Aggressively hoppy wih resinous pine needle and grass countered by sweet citrus grapefruit and pineapple. Sweet malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and a nice barrel presence giving off hints of subtle toasted oak and a strong vinous red wine character.   Lots of grape, dark cherry, plum, raisin and currant.  Really well balanced with great barrel flavor but you can still tell it's an IPA.  Goes down way to smooth for 10.5.  Abv perfectly masked.  

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 01:54:09 | More by corby112
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

06-21-2013 01:14:21 | More by hilgart1
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a ruby copper colour with 1-2 fingers of bone white head leaving minimal lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: Wood, red grape skins, tannins with slight notes of herbs and pine.

T: Follows the smell together with dark fruit of plums and grapes. Finishes with a fair amount of alcohol esters.

M: Medium bodied and dry, finishes like a dry red wine, quite a bit of tannins.

O: This tastes more like an american barleywine then an IPA to me. The red wine tannins are a bit too strong for me, and I would prefer the white chardonnay version.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 05:43:11 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-01-2013 23:39:09 | More by Rihup
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-05-2013 23:01:58 | More by DRBiser
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-22-2013 05:15:43 | More by taospowder
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The label says Chardonnay barrels, but it has a red cap so I'm not entirely sure what I'm drinking. Right off the bat the color screams barleywine to me. It's hazy with a decent head. The aroma is moderately dark, fruity malt, leaning much more towards malt than hops. The alcohol is apparent in the aroma, as is a hint of oak. Vinous is a good discription in the flavor, with tons more dark fruit, a bit of caramel and more oak. There is an odd, complex and maybe a little bit sour flavor in the finish, with a lingering sweetness that overpowers the hops. The bitterness is moderate for the strength.

Overall, as an Imperial IPA this beer falls flat. If judged as a barleywine, it's good but not great. The hops are lacking and the best before date of 2015 should have been a clue that this might be the case. I'm glad I dropped $5 on the 12 ounce and not even more on a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 03:26:37 | More by ericj551
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-21-2013 16:34:44 | More by Googs
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-13-2013 19:04:42 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-09-2013 01:42:55 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-09-2013 01:21:47 | More by kjkinsey
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digita7693

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-03-2013 01:04:27 | More by digita7693
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a murky chestnut brown with an orange hue, thick beige head. Really unique colors and wonderful appearance.

Wow this smells like red grape juice. Thick, syrupy grape juice, and maybe tomato juice too? Like V8. Hints of brown sugary Barleywine type malts too. I've really never smelled anything like this in a beer, pretty wild, smells really good though.

Taste is similar but less pure fruit and more malty Barleywine character. Very complex, and again just a very unusual but very good beer. Finishes fairly bitter but otherwise bares little resemblance to an IPA.

Mouthfeel is super rich, thick and syrupy but also very well carbonated. Excellent.

Strange beer but I love it!

8.1/10

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 03:07:32 | More by AlexFields
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tzolandz

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-14-2013 16:39:35 | More by tzolandz
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy ruby, 2 fingers off white head, great lacing.

S - Mango, funky pineapple, white grapes, yeast, cherry.

T - Juicy hops, peach, white grapes, mango, strawberry, caramel, funk, slightly bitter/grainy finish.

M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Very complex, very drinkable, a must try!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 21:44:09 | More by Rickythejeweler
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-12-2013 20:10:11 | More by spycow
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Evil Twin Disco Beer (Red Cap) from Evil Twin Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.