Chaotic Double IPA | Twisted Manzanita Ales

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83
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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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1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of TheDudeRules
1.71/5  rDev -53.2%
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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2.48/5  rDev -32.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I wanted to like this more than I did. It has a nice aroma of citrus and floral hops, but those hops all but disappeared into a moderately slick and syrupy liquid that somewhat resembled a decent DIPA. Of all the double IPAs in the greater San Diego area, I wouldn't make the trip out to the tasting room a second time for this one.

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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overly bitter

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3.18/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

7/29/2011

On tap at San Diego Brewing Company.

A: Cloudy orange with one finger of white foam. No transparency. Lots of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Aromatic orange with mango, peach, and grapefruit. Malt is reminiscent of caramel. A little alcohol is noticeable. Nice hop profile.

T: Sweet Orange and tangerine up front with peach and grapefruit flesh. It's initially smooth and mildly bitter. Malt is sweet and a little sugary, with a little caramel. Midpalate reminds me of a sweet mango. Bitterness increases to an upper medium level and alcohol becomes apparent approaching the finish. The sweet end has a lot of hop flavor with a somewhat distracting level of alcohol taste. The beer gets boozier and boozier as I drink it. This is actually pretty alcoholic.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky.

Overall: If not for the alcohol flavor this would be good stuff. The boozy finish is really detracting to the flavor and drinkability. I had no desire to finish my 10oz pour.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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