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Evil Twin Yin & Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 24
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 07-19-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

krl2112, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of champ103
2.64/5  rDev -34.5%

On tap at the Blind Pig in Champaign, IL

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a bit of red around the edges. A two finger white head forms, and recedes in a second.
S: Piny, resiny hops up front. Bitter grapefruit. The bitterness intermingles with the obvious roasted malt. Coffee and chocolate mixed with grapefruit aromas. Blah.
T: Similar to the nose. Piny, resiny hops up front. Bitter grapefruit. Then the hops mingles with roasted malt. Sticky, resinous pine and grapefruit. Assertive coffee and chocolate flavors with hops is not good. Also some soy sauce flavors. A mess.
M/D: A full, resinous, and sticky body. Moderate carbonation that is sticky, oily, and soapy. Not easy to drink at all. High alcohol and the hops and malt mix is not enjoyable at all.

This is a mess, and typical, not only of the dreaded and stupid Black IPA, but the "Imperial Black IPA." This was not enjoyable for me at all...

champ103, Apr 02, 2013
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2.92/5  rDev -27.5%

biergarten, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

CraftFan5, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

Guitars_and_beer, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

weeare138, Sep 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

MaxOhle, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

jupiterl, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

ryanpj, Nov 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

shredder83, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Mantooth, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

themathguy, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

KJabo, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

LumpkinBrews, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Kaveman, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

WindedIndian, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

AaronBurr, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Woodysbeard, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

target88, Dec 25, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -12.4%

Really? We're calling this a style now?

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Wally's Wine in West Hollywood, California, and served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I've had both the yin and the yang individually, and I loved the yin.

Served fairly warm. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and very good retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a dark solid black. Nontransparent / opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: A crudely appealing mixture of heavy floral hops with stout derived roast. Buttery creme brulee and vanilla mixed with light citrus. A strange mix, but nevertheless appealing. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Cream up front, with a dark malt/floral hop foundation. Vanilla is definitely present, along with some creme brulee on the climax. A bit buttery. A solid mixture of malty sweetness with mild hops. Surprisingly balanced. Notably, no alcohol comes through - nor does any yeast. It's certainly multidimensional, but the complexity and subtlety are not as impressive as they should be.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some coarseness emerging intermittently. Good carbonation and thickness. Suits the flavour profile relatively well.

Dr: Very drinkable for the high ABV, but I'd sooner have just the yin by itself. The ABV is well hidden. The beer isn't fantastic; perhaps the independent beers exceed their sum here. I'd have it on-draught, but it's hardly worth revisiting from the bottle. That said, it certainly stands out as a black n tan, but I consider the inclusion of this "style" repugnant. Can we have some fucking respect for Ireland? Please? Fuck's sake.

Low B

kojevergas, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

sabitu, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 19, 2014
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Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.