All Occasions IPA - Evil Twin Brewing
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3.08/5 rDev -21%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into ma Mad Fox glass. It poured hazy pale amber color with a thin, sticky white head covering the top. Decent head retention and a little lacing as I drank it.
The aroma has some notes of orange zest and citrus rind flavor to the hops. It's got a pretty big malt base to it as well with some grainy and slight caramel flavors. The hops are pretty decent in it, but they don't stand out enough for me given the style. The aroma seemed relatively balanced, almost APA like to me at least in the aroma. If I didn't know this was a new beer I'd assume it was old and the hops have faded, at least from the aroma.
The taste shows more of the bitter, resiny, citrus rind hoppiness to it. I get a little bit of a citrus zest to it in the taste, but for the most part it's lacking any kind of a bright, juicy hoppiness I'd expect. Again the base malts play a pretty big role and almost make it seem balanced beside the dry bitter finish.
The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being below average. Overall, I didn't really think it was that good of a beer for the style. It almost tasted like it had been aged and the brighter, juicy hops all faded away and the dry, citrus rind bitterness and malts took over. Not a bad beer, but it just didn't have that hoppy punch I expect in the style.
11-16-2012 23:43:53 | More by billab914
3.43/5 rDev -12.1%
Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (semi-proper!). Poured fluorescent yellow-orange with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, grain, medicinal, and metallic. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, pine, spice, spicy hop, fruit hop, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. This brew was another case of first inspecting the nose and not liking what I found really that much. The flavor was actually fairly decent though as it brought a decent bit of complexity to the party. This made it fairly easy to drink, but didn’t really make it stand out too much from other brews in the style. I wouldn’t mind having this one again, but it wouldn’t be my number one pick if other brews from the style were available.
12-31-2012 13:12:02 | More by thagr81us
District of Columbia
3.51/5 rDev -10%
A: cloudy burnt yellow. When I hold it away from the light, the color reminds me of an overripe banana. Up to the light there might be a tinge of orange. The head sustained quite well, with some lacing.
S: mid-to-low strength wet cardboard with some herb notes (rosemary?) and a caramel-like sweetness behind it.
T: sort of balanced beginning. I note the bitterness a little more (lemon-grass earthiness), but there is a hint of a more honey (than caramel) sweetness as well. The flavors meld well in the end, but then slowly fade.
M: carbonation is decent throughout, but there isn't much of an impact on the mouth in my mind, a light lingering bitterness.
O: although I am not impressed with the beer hitting the style as I'd like (needs a little more hops punch), I did enjoy drinking the beer. The lighter overall taste reminded me of session IPAs I've had, but with more depth, and better than pretty much all of the beers I've had in that style.
01-13-2014 02:54:59 | More by cjgiant
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacy webbing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with some hints of citrusy and pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of caramel malts along with citrus and pine resin hops as well as some hints of earthy yeast. While there are some initial hints of malty sweetness, a light to moderate amount of bitterness is present throughout the taste. Hints of alcohol are also present towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol contributes some hints of warming.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hops. It's not that difficult to drink, although it is hind of heavy on the palate to have more than one in a single sitting.
05-17-2013 18:26:14 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
A: Pours a hazy golden amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some dark orange highlights. The beer has finger tall foamy/sudsy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with slightly lesser aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine/resin hops.
T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate amounts of caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by some light amounts of earthy yeast and moderate flavors of pine/resin hops and citrus/grapefruit rind. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.
O: Slightly heavier than I expected for the style which makes it a little tougher to drink - not quite as easy as some others. Also, the bitterness is a little stronger than I prefer and the hop flavors are a little too dank for me.
05-23-2013 22:57:17 | More by dbrauneis
3.86/5 rDev -1%
A - All occasion is hazy, somewhere between copper and honey in color. Head is cream colored with decent retention.
S - The aroma is an up front smack of hoppiness, in the form of piney American hops and a more English woodsiness. Beneath that caramel and fresh baked bread lend structure. Finish is a combination of honey and gently floral spiciness.
T - Everything I found in the nose blend together well on the tongue. The flavor begins honeyed and bready before moving into a mildly caramel center. Carbonation builds a bit across the tongue, leading the palate to a bracing, whipcrack of bitterness. Hoppy finish starts out with pine before moving into a decent, woodsy bitterness.
O - This IPA is delicate and assertive all at once. The IPA boasts some gentle sweetness, caramel malts giving support and structure. The bitterness is assertive and dominating as it should be in an IPA.
10-08-2013 02:11:27 | More by Brianhophead
3.9/5 rDev 0%
deep copper color pour with 2 fingers of foamy thick head, leaving behind some nice lacing (great head retention/slow dissipation). smells of light citrus hops, pineapple, caramel, brown sugar - not your typical aroma for an ipa really, but i'm digging it.
the flavor is very sweet, lots of sugary sweetness, caramel, honey, barley, a biscuity/nutty profile with a touch of woodsy bitterness. honestly, a really nice and complex grain bill is something i'd like to see more of in ipa styles. medium in body with a low amount of carbonation..
overal it's a decent dipa, but for such a small portion (11oz) and a high price ($7), i'm not going to bother picking this one up again - considering they have better beers in bigger sizes for only a few bucks more.
10-26-2013 14:53:33 | More by facundoCNB
All Occasions IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
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