Chaotic Double IPA | Twisted Manzanita Ales

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83
good
147 Ratings
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Chaotic Double IPAChaotic Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by srandycarter on 06-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
147
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
14.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chaotic Double IPA is a Double Imperial from Twisted Manzanita Ales. It froth level is medium to thick on scale of light/medium/thick. The froth is a nice usual froth color mixed with a brown sugary color. The smell is flavorful, and well spiced. The body is medium to thick on the medium side or half way between, on a scale of light/medium/thick. The color is of a nice rich amber color. Darker in the center of the glass, and lighter around its edges.

Chaotic Double IPA is a sort of Double's Double if one will. It has that rich hop flavor, somewhat thicker texture than your usual beer, and a nice darkish color that Imperials/Doubles sometimes have. The taste gets stretched out per se, as one drinks it more slowly, and one can hence in such a way get a better sense of the layers of hop flavor that enhance this beer's drinking experience.

When one holds the beer in the front of ones mouth one can sort of sense that sort of pillar of tasty hop richness at the base of ones tongue, but one gets the sense of their being sort of a lighter hop flavor on top of it, sort of like warm water sitting on top of cool in the ocean. As one takes the beer back into the mouth, along the edges of one's tongue, one gets to see the sparkle of different hoppy flavors that were hiding in that sort of veil of lighter hops on top, and the richness of those lighter hop flavor sort of come to life, and enrich the sort of swallowing per se of the beer.

The aftertaste is light, and almost reminds me of a hoppy flavor tinged with a little bit of rose-water or something like that, its quite nice and definitely unique.

Chaotic Double IPA is a really good double, it has a unique sort of flavor profile, but still sits in the Double IPA sphere per se, with a sort of integrity to the type of beer per se. Overall a really good beer, very rich in flavor, even if some of the flavors are subtle, and ultimately very drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of Everman
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
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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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.44/5  rDev +21.6%
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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4.39/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of brewandbbq
4.32/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours hazy copperish-gold with a massive head of three inches. After the settling an upheaval dome of foam on the surface remained with tattered sheets of lacing for the duration.

Aromatics are pungent, resinous, and tropical. Grapefruit, mango, peach fuzz, and some pine sap to boot.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Grapefruit pulp, crushed tangerine seeds, and peach pits start the palate. A pummeling bitterness quickly comes down like a hammer with more grapefruit and pithy citrus. Light malt in the classic SoCal style.

Finishes with a lingering, drying bitterness, grapefruit rind, and warming alcohol.

Hell yea, very nice IIPA and a bit of a bruiser. Uber-fresh bottle courtesy of Olive Tree Marketplace.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can into glass

Clear dark golden in color,, big white head. Minimal lacing. Nice earthy hop aroma and a little bit of boozy malt. Taste is well balanced, not too bitter, good flavor. Sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of Tone
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, strong citrus hops, strong piney hops, slight sweet malt, and hop resin. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness and slight dryness. Tastes of alcohol, strong hop resin, slight piney hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, and a decent body and feel.

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4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Kenai4
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
3.65 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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