Twin Sisters Double IPA - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Twin Sisters Double IPATwin Sisters Double IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

232 Reviews
THE BROS
83
good

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Reviews: 232
Hads: 426
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 33
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Todd on 05-21-2006

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours light amber with small foamy head. Mild retention and moderate lacing. Citrus, piney and caramel aroma. A little on the weak side. Mild bready taste with good piney hop. Citrus and caramel at the end. Somewhat astringent. Heavy bodied with medium carbonation. (273 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not the most distinct double ipa on the planet, but a pretty darn good one i think. its very west coast in the way the hops present themselves, oily and sweet, loaded with resin and texture as well as the compounds that make hoppy beer awesome. its hardly bitter, and hardly boozy in its taste, and thats uncommon in the style, especially for a beer pushing up against 10% abv. there is a nice honey sweetness running through this beer that plays really well the hops. not a ton of grain flavor here, they must use some dextrose or something to boost the abv up, because i dont get it from grain. its also not really heavy feeling for how big it is, kind of cool. i wish they pulled the same elements from more exciting hop varietals, this seems like a C hop thing, hints of grapefruit and orange in it, but im not getting any real unique hop flavors, more generic than distinct. the quality of the beer overall though is very high, and i like that its not so bitter, i think its a big ipa for those who have been slow to come around on the style. broad appeal here. a very solid B+ from me. (1,091 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, amber, color with a 2 finger high foam that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
ABV: 9.6 % and Left Hand managed to hide that quite well!

Nose: Orange marmelade, vanilla, green tea, toffee, tropical fruit and pine.
Taste: Dried fruit, hops, tropical fruit, citrus and toffee. A great bitterness. (307 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by: 10/26/15.

Pours a clear dark golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, black tea, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild 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 with a nice mix of citrus and earthy hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle. (651 characters)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard, straight sided pint glass.

A - 4.75 - I really like the color of this. Very clear, but with a unique honey and orange gold color. Weak head potential. A hard pour formed about a half finger of slightly yellowed, white colored head. Decent head retention, nice solid rings of lacing left behind.
S - 3.75 - A decently good aroma to this. Has some of the more savory, west coast styled smells I like such as pine, resinous wood sap, grapefruit rind, earthiness and rain water, but also some of my not so favorite smells like sweeter tropical fruits, peaches and oranges. Not to the syrupy sweet levels of a barleywine though.
T - 3.75 - Good. A good balance between the two previously stated aromas, but in taste. The bitterness balances the sweetness fine, so I can't complain too much. But I still would have liked a touch more bitterness.
F - 4.5 - Very silky and oily. Good medium/full bodied mouthfeel.
O - 3.75 - A decently good, standard double IPA. (979 characters)

Photo of madelfonatree
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look - Clear orange. Ivory bubbly head. It is thick. Globular lacing.

Smell - Very malty. Bread. Caramel. Lemon. Piny

Taste - Malt and alcohol up front. Citrus in the middle. Malt and alcohol finish. Pine aftertaste.

Feel - Little carbonation. Chewy. Smooth. I like it!

Overall - Had to pick up this Left Hand. Warrior and Homefront are good IPAs as well. Malty, as advertised. (381 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours peachy amber under a 2” white foam cap that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Fresh cut grass with some citrus rind, resin and light caramel.
T: Malt and caramel lead the attack with light fruit and orange in the background followed by citrus rind bitterness that lingers delightfully.
F: Creamy, fine soft carbonation, medium body.
O: A big beer with a decent balance between the malt, hops and alcohol. (417 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
3.09/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: White bubbly head quickly dissipates. Light carbonation. Clear pale dark orangish.

Smell: Fresh peeled orange. Light pineyness. Slightly floral. Pleasent

Taste: Strong on the Pine. Not to much citrus. Really well balanced for a dipa. Not as complex as I was hoping. Alcohol is a little hot and is really lingers with the aftertaste

Feel: Lighter body than I was expecting. A little creamy.

Overall: Meh. I love Left Hand. One of my favorite breweries. This one falls a little flat. Not bad, not great. Pretty average. (529 characters)

Photo of lochef81
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first experience with Left Hand and it was a solid one but not anything worth pursuing. This offering pours a hazy copper amber color with a short lasting slightly off white head. The nose of this ale is subtle with notes of piney hops and malty sweet. The taste follows the nose with elements of Floral and some citrus hops. This is balanced by a generous amount of malt that supplies the sweetness needed to balance this ale. (438 characters)

Photo of rand
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 22 oz bottle to nonic pint glass

It's nice to try some "big" IPA's off the West Coast...Left Hand tries to blaze their own trail with this one ignoring the punchy, citrusy profiles that are popular right now, opting for more floral and dank (to use the 'term de jour' for brewers right now) flavors. Not the best DIPA I've had, but it works for what it's trying to do.

A: Deep copper-tan in color, opaque and lightly carbonated. A small head quickly dissipates and leaves little lacing.

S: Honey and floral notes, reminding of honeyed tea. A crackery backdrop lingers.

T/M: The flavors largely follow the nose, with the floral aspects at the front of the palate. Subtle notes of orange rind play against a good dose of honey-sweet malts. Viscous, almost chewy, the brew could use a little more carbonation to rinse the bold concoction. Alcohol is noted toward the finish, which is long and leans sweet. (911 characters)

Photo of CHickman
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very cloudy orange gold color with a 2 finger off white foamy head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving a layer on top and good spotty lacing as it went down, leaving rings; there was a ton of yeast particles floating in this murky looking brew that also had bubbles racing up it and looked more like a Belgian than an IPA after the head dissipated.

Smells of malt, orange peel, citrus hops and light caramel; the nose was very faint and it took effort to pull the notes out which is quite unusual for an IPA/DIPA…the nose was kind of lame.

Tastes of sweet malt and citrus hops up front, with brown sugar, toasted grains, orange, mango, grapefruit, cinnamon, piney hops, biscuit, grass, tea leaf, spices like pepper and coriander, and some more bready notes like yeast or graham cracker; it seemed like the hops were going to smash ashore with a huge wave of flavor but when it hit the beach the malty sweetness washed over the palate and left a grainy/buttery coating. The hops are present, but for a DIPA are on the weak side. English IPA style more than DIPA, but pretty tasty none the less.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and slick, with a buttery feel as it slides down and hides the 9.6% ABV quite well; medium to heavy body that was chewy and on the thick side, with light to average carbonation and a sweet overall flavor that showcases the malts and bready notes more than the hops. Finish is sweet with a slightly bitter touch that trails off sweet and grainy, like drinking an IPA with a piece of buttered toast in your mouth.

Overall it was a good beer, tasty enough and easy to drink considering the ABV; however, this was made and labeled as a DIPA and it was weak for the style and a tad pricey as well. I would have this again as it was good, but I doubt I’d pick up another bomber if there were other options at the same place. (1,867 characters)

Photo of Jadjunk
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"For as long as people have inhabited Colorado's front range, the twin sisters peaks have had a strong impact on our sensibilities. Make the trek up the 11,428' peaks for breathtaking views, or enjoy them from afar here at the brewery as an expression of admiration we crafted Twin Sisters Double IPA. This is no Ale of singular dimension, for double doesn't just mean double the hops, but double the malt in our book. The balance between these two siblings brings a complexity and depth far too often overlooked." Brewed in the style of an American Double IPA. Released annually in 22 oz. bottles.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a medium thick fizzy golden white head over a clear orange body. There is no haze nor cloudiness, but sediment is plentiful, with pulpy matter in suspension. Retention is above average, lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Hop aromas of tropical fruits and herbal notes keep the light caramel and peppery rye malt bill in check. Potency is medium- this is a rather tame DIPA with an aromatic preference for sweeter malt undertones. Altogether, it's an enjoyable, if not too ordinary aroma. 3.75

(Taste) Malt characters of caramel syrup with a mellow herbal and fruit hop background. The beer finishes with a peppery, boozy and big bitter finish. There wasn't much hop flavor in this Double IPA, although the bitterness certainly did a good job at countering the malt build. The beer also has a bit more difficulty concealing the alcohol than most Double IPAs, thus making it a gracious sipper. It's not a Double IPA for everybody. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth and slick, relatively light with a mild stickiness. Carbonation adds some zip to the texture and a bit of creaminess. Body is light/medium amongst Double IPAs, medium+ overall. Finishes dry with a very noticeable ethanol presence- alcohol presence is medium/high. I'm curious if the off notes were intentional or just a by product of a lighter-bodied Double IPA. 3.25

(Overall) Amongst a country of world-class Double IPAs, this beer doesn't stack up quite as well. Expect a light and simple malt base with a very faint hop flavor, a substantial hop bitterness and some strong boozy esters and faint phenols. It leaves a bit more to be desired. 3.5

Left Hand Brewing Company's
Twin Sisters Double IPA
3.55/5.00 (2,379 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ever so strong, classy and true to taste, the Left Hand Brewing Company comes to the table with an aggressively fortified IPA that supports its zesty bitterness with ample caramel sweetness. Though out of the West, its taste strikes me as more of a Midwest stab at the style.

Its appearance is quintessential high gravity Pale Ale. Deep in copper and amber, it cast a ned of haze across its aesthetics and gives it a denser-than actual appearance. A dense and creamy cap of foam rises to garnish its surface with strong retention and broken lace.

Its bold hop aromas start off sharply of grapefruit, orange peel and fresh sawn pine. Not to be outdone, a quick rebuttal from malt reveals high caramel, husky grain, and a bit whiff of bread crust. With a spicy note of alcohol, Twin Sister's aromas are quite complex but simplistically strong. Even a hint of pepper and licorice rise as the beer warms.

Its taste is malt driven at first- especially as the caramel, grain, bread crust and starch gives the beer a rounded, smooth and sweet start. Heading into the middle palate, the taste of hops begin to counteract the malt with elements of citrus peels and pulp. Fruit juice-like, its taste develops into an earthy grass, pine and certain botanical flavor. Yet to finish, it trails with a bitter tilt of resinous woods and herbs and never completely releases its caramel sweetness. Its final taste is salty and spicy with fennel and grain.

Medium-full in body, the beer's residual sweetness is evident early and often. Its high level of creaminess is attributed to the beer's residual sweetness and embedded carbonation to give it a bready-sweet texture. And it takes the beer a while to turn to a bitter-dry feel with spicy warmth to give final impressions.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that the beer had employed rye as part of their grist as the spicy grain-like character reminds me of pumpernickle bread (sans caraway seed). Better-still, the ale seems to strive for a more even-keel balance than is typical for the trendy IPA- making it much more like a Dogfish Head 90 Minute type beer than a Stone IPA variety. (2,126 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

We crack a bomber, pouring a brew of glowing golden amber into our Founders snifters. It holds a two finger head of thick cream colored bubbles, showing excellent retention. Lacing is patterned and spotty. A chill haze cuts clarity, while chunks of sediment are suspended throughout. Carbonation appears to be mild. The aroma gives big floral and nectary hops, freshly sliced mango, pale and lightly caramel malts, fusel booziness, toffee, tannic teas, whole white peppercorn, tart candy sugars, meaty protein airs, honey, and pine sap. With warmth comes more booze, butters, dark cherry fruitiness, honey, barnyard grassiness, and a pseudo-cedar woodiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring showcases big booze, deep malts, and bright, syrupy fruity inclusions, with decent drinkability. As we sip, the taste opens with raw honey, chilling booze, butterscotch sugars, caramel and pale maltiness, light adjuncty grain, cinnamon and black pepper spice, pineapple, apricot, and mango fruitiness, and nectary and earthy hops. The middle comes to a peak with more of a floral hoppiness, with continued earthy bite, light dust and musk, stark alcohols, black pepper, caramel maltiness, lactic creaminess, and aluminum. Mixing through the finish are notes of vinyl plastics, caramel and cleaner pale maltiness, nail polish remover, harsh and hot booze, star fruit and pineapple flesh, floral hops, light vanillas, and faint buttery diacetyls. The aftertaste breathes of black pepper, mango and pear flesh fruitiness, adjuncty pales, vegetal bitterness, bittered orange rind, millet, soured lemon juiciness, soapy, herbal, and floral hoppiness, watery honeys, and sweet candied cherries. The body is medium to full, and carbonation is moderate. Each sip gives okay slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with thin finishing pop. The mouth is thickly coated at first, giving way to boozy pucker, and a decently strong fusel astringency reaching across the hard palate. The abv is appropriate, but heavily noticeable, and the beer sips decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. Here we were given notes of happily mixed grain of varying depth and clarity, with a beautiful floral hop. These blended nicely, affording an inviting start to the tasting. The taste, however, showed something that was overly boozy and a bit hot, without much of the overlying balance of hoppiness, or cleanliness of malts. The malts themselves were also a bit too much to the side of the rich and caramel, again forcing the hops to the outskirts. This is a hearty beer that is certainly worth sharing with a friend or two, but don’t expect anything wildly consistent or exciting. (2,683 characters)

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: deep orange. couple fingers of a foamy head that leaves a lacing. good clarity but some sediment

Smell: strong hops and barley

Taste: strong hops right off the bat. turns into a malt strong beer with a spicy rye and barley

Mouthfeel: fairly warm. pretty sticky

Overall: a good take and tasty. well crafted. but the tastes don't work well enough together to be great (381 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/4/2013. Pours fairly hazy pale orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, grapefruit, peach, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, with a moderate malt balance that isn’t overpowering. Taste of orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Excellent complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, sticky, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent DIPA! Great balance and complexity of hop flavors, with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9.8%. A highly enjoyable offering. (1,376 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear amber-yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Faint hints of citrusy hops and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has initial hints of sweet malts followed by light flavors of orange citrus and piney hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems rather sweet for an IPA but still packs in enough hops and bitterness to keep it true to the style. (642 characters)

Photo of BelgiumBill
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. A nice 1/2 inch off-white foamy head formed from a gentle pour. A beautifully mysterious hazy amber color filled the glass. As it receded it left sticky foam about the side of the glass.
First whiff produced sweet ripe tropical fruits and subdued hops taking a backseat to the fruit.
Flavors were consistent with the nose...tropical fruit forward and less pronounced hops than i would have expected. not a defect by any means. In fact, I enjoyed not having my taste buds blown out by a 100 IBU monster. The rich fruit was ever present and well balanced surrounded by the hop frame. Well balanced.
The alcohol was well concealed and integrated as this DIPA coated the mouth with a luscious feel but not cloying either. Not particularly carbonated and provides a lingering finish.
I'd buy this again. (850 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Nice aroma of piney and lightly herbal hops and bready malt. Flavor of extremely well melded pine and citrus hops with sweet caramel malt and stone fruit. The flavors are so well balanced that the hops do not seem very dominant until the finish, which is long lasting piney hops and a mixture of caramel and biscuit malt. Extremely creamy and mouth soothing texture. I was a bit taken aback on my first sip, because the hops seemed very subdued, but as the initial malt subsided, the hops revealed themselves nicely. This is not a hop bomb, but instead a well balanced, very malty imperial IPA. Nicely done and different. Not for those who don't like malty IPAs, but I really like it. (824 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Finishing my fill of the Left Hand tap takeover here at Firkin with their double IPA. It pours a lightly-hazy sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, mild sweet caramel, earthy and spicy greens, and a twinge of mandarin orange. The taste brings in more of the same, with rindier fruit, some candied orange peel, some extra mixed greens, and some sharp grass. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice DIPA, nothing really special, but one I could see drinking again without a grimace of unhappiness. (636 characters)

Photo of peabody
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours out a slight amber color with lots of effervescence but only slight foam. Some lacing around the glass.
Smell is pine resin and sugar malts. As it warms you get a little bit of grapefruit. Not a lot of nose here.
Taste is bitter dark hop and a sugary malt that taste like two row smells when it is cooking.
Mouthfeel is very clean and there is just a tad of bitter aftertaste that soon leaves the palate.
Good beer for a juicy rare steak. Otherwise this one is a little plane for a double IPA. (499 characters)

Photo of jondeelee
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twin Sisters opens to a bright, hoppy nose, with pink grapefruit, lemon, sugary rosewater, and pine resin dominating, with lesser touches of grapefruit rind and mint. The aromas are very sweet, everything about this beer—even the hops—geared toward sugary, fruity, citrusy aromas. There’s also a nice bed of fruit esters, including orange, apricot, cherry, berry, and peach, all of which mingle with candi sugar, brown sugar, and dashed of super sweet confectioner’s sugar, and provide a nice bolstering effect to the citrusy hops. Grape Nuts cereal, biscuit, and light floury baguette add earthiness. As a whole, the nose is very nice, and while it is not at all the hop blast that often comes from Double IPAs, it’s still obviously hop-centered, being quite fruity and citrusy, and immediately notable in this sense as excellent summer fare.

On the tongue, the beer proves to be sweet and lightly hoppy, the hops bringing pink grapefruit, sugary rosewater, and very light touches of pine and lemon. More noticeable, however, are the massive levels of sugar and fruit esters, with orange, apricot, cherry, berry, and peach mixing with heavy doses of brown sugar and candi sugar to produce a sweetness more reminiscent of syrup than beer. There’s just enough pine and grapefruit rind to somewhat reign in this sweetness, and the biscuit/floury baguette/Grape Nuts cereal grain base adds further weak pulls back to earth. A bit more hop bitterness does come out late in the mouthful as the sugars die off, and the aftertaste also boasts a bit more hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a surprisingly heavily sugared Double IPA, and in fact in many ways doesn’t feel like a Double IPA at all. Yes, the 9.6% ABV is well hidden beneath the heavy sugars, but for its 77 IBUs, this still comes across more like a sweet, fruity, citrusy cocktail than a beer, and needed a bit more dandelion stem or pine resin hop bite to balance this sweetness. It’s still good beer, mind you—but not quite what is expected. (2,065 characters)

Photo of watsonmd
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh as I can find...(best by 09/05/13) kept at 34 degrees, into snifter.

A: Golden amber, slight head, dissipates quickly, and there is a fine lacing during the session.

S: Hops, but not overpowering. Floral, citrus, maybe lavender?

T: Balanced, citrus forward hop, nice taste, but not as "grab you by the tongue" as most DIPA/IIPA beers are.

M: Nice, lingering, hop and sweet, with a minimal carbonation.

O: Nice offering, but not one I am rushing out to stock-pile, especially in the 22 oz format. (506 characters)

Photo of Tone
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight floral hops, alcohol, and a hint of earthy malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, floral hops, sweet malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of earthy malt. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, decent feel, and decent body. (467 characters)

Photo of godlessape
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one on tap, poured into a tulip. It has a nice cloudy copper color to it but not much head to speak of, which I found surprising.



As far as aroma goes there was nothing jumping out of the glass and yanking on my nose. I did pick up some grapefruit, and a little sweet malt, but I had to try hard to get that.



The taste is thick and kind of sweet like syrupy malt and fruit cup juice, with a little hop bitterness on the tail-end. The high ABV is most certainly present here.



The mouthfeel is heavy with little carbonation.



Overall, a crashing disappointment. (584 characters)

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Twin Sisters Double IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.