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Chaotic Double IPA | Twisted Manzanita Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales
California, United States
twistedmanzanita.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
148
pDev:
14.56%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tap into a pint glass at San Diego Brewing Company in San Diego, Calif. Color was orange amber. Maybe an inch of head. Light lacing on the top. Plenty of film, that lasted circular throughout the pour.

Smell was hoppy pine. Also some light citrus pineapple in there.

Initial taste was sharp and a crisp floral, hoppy pine taste. Very smooth.

Medium body. Mild carbonation. Smooth led the way.

I liked this beer a lot. Just a nice and smooth double IPA that doesn’t feel as strong as it is.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of notchucknorris
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy gold color with a thin white head.

S: Overripe mango, heavy citrus hops and a lot of malt.

T: For me, the malt was way heavy and never really let the hops shine. A heavy, sticky citrus hop flavor upfront with a good amount of booziness through the finish. Super heavy on the palate and it wears on you quickly. Not a fan.

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Photo of DudMan
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of DrStiffington
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheDudeRules
1.71/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Generously hooked up from Randy. They don't bottle this but it just so happens I got two!

Poured into a Surly pint glass.

A very pale yellow liquid begins to fill my glass. Huh? This is an ipa right? The way the off white head foams up mixed with the color you would think this is a light beer, adjunct style.

The smell... Major disappointment. Slight hop up front followed by heavy clove. Yeah, that's right, clove. Awful.

You'd think the smell would be the worst part of the experience. Wrong. It's the taste. A chewy IPA that tastes like black licorice then ends extremely bitter. Mouth drying even. The taste never seems to go away. I found myself wanting to lick the cat's ass to get the awful taste out of my mouth.

Sorry Randy, this is one of the more awful things I've encountered in an IPA ever. I may find someone with a deathwish and send them the other bottle I have.

AVOID.

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Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Everman
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

While it is a double IPA, the hops presence is not "double", more like your typical IPA. My bottle must be pretty fresh since I got it from a company rep just a few miles from the brewery.
High in ABV at 9.7%, just what I need today.
Clarity is great.
Flavor is crisp, citrusy from the hops. Very drinkable.
I like it, would drink again.

I like the level of "hopiness" here, it's not very high, just like a typical ipa, and flavors are nice. Color is almost like copper, interesting but I don't really care about that. Clarity is very good, not like my home-brew. Overall it's a great beer when you want that Double IPA kick. Lots of ABV value I suppose, well, not really when a bottle of Gin is $20 at 50% abv, but that's not an IPA either.
Yes, I reviewed this After drinking a bottle so I may be bias.

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Photo of bschinelli
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kaydogg
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sjones5045
3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nugganooch
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Now in 22oz bottle format
- Notes from 09/26/11
*pint glass

A: Chaotic pours a hazy light golden straw color with some caramel hues and a big 3 finger egg white foam cap. Some patchy lace.

S: Juicy herbal and citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit flesh. Little bit of spice and a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Big citrus-grapefruit flavors. Resinous pine cones. A honey graham cracker sweet malt base. This one def has a bit of heat on it! Alcohol is bit harsh at first but seemed to mellow out some. Bitterness starts soft and increases across the palate as the ABV's fade out but a chest warmer for sure.

M: Real light mouthfeel and body for a big DIPA. Thin. Creamy texture with an oily slickness to the tongue. Crisp finish.

D: Nice hop flavors and big bitterness factor but with a bit of a harsh alcohol burn.

Could use a a little better balance but this one definitely grew on me as the alcohol seemed to mellow a bit after sitting.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 148 ratings