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Twin Sisters Double IPA - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Twin Sisters Double IPATwin Sisters Double IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

384 Ratings

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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 28
Gots: 10 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 05-21-2006

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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.

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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

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Twin Sisters Double IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.