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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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 32
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3.15/5  rDev -13.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Steam Haus Gastropub in Corona, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly strong and boozy.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by an inch or so of foam; a few strands of lacing linger

Smell: Sugary malt and alcohol dominate the aroma; onion and cedar tones underneath

Taste: Very sticky and hot, up front, with sugary malt and alcohol burn; in the middle, the beer gets very bitter, with the absolute bitterness overwhelming any of the citrus and pine I was looking for; a lot of onion, cedar and aspirin-like medicinal tones in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; alcohol burn in the gullet

Overall: Not the freshest (thanks, Total Wine) so that may have impacted this beer but it is hard to imagine I would have enjoyed a fresher example with this amount of stickiness and burn

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a Sierra Nevada glass.

Pours with a clear copper colored body topped by a decent off-white head.
Moderately strong hoppy aroma with a strong hop flavor favoring citrus notes -- lots of citrus. Ample malt here too, leaving the beer just moderately+ bitterness and adding some caramel and faint baked bread. Still, this is markedly hop dominant, as expected for style. Lingering, fairly strong, bitter grapefruit peel aftertaste.

Medium body with medium-high carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of mactrail
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright orangey amber in the glass. Modest head with some nice lacing. Pleasant nose of fruity hops with a whiff of resins.

Rather sweet, but tangy. A big mouthful of flavor. Bitter, but not to excess. A thoroughly pleasant big brew and one of my favorites in the DIPA catagory. It has the flowery and spicy taste that personally I prefer over the dank, weedy kind of hop flavor. This one is hard to pin down, but it's a mellow big malt beer.

There ought to be a law against serving this in pints, but it's a deal if you want to leave weaving. Only $6 at the Glass Door in Little Italy.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is amber in color with a white head. Citrus and pine are predominant on the nose. A little bit of tropical fruit and plenty of malt flavor and sweetness. The taste has a little bit of perfume to go along with the citrus and pine. Not as much in the way of tropical fruits, though. Mild bitterness and some sweet caramel malts.

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3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, malts. Taste is tropical fruits, alcohol, resin, malts, a bit more alcohol, considerable bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer, but a touch on the boozy side.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Orange in color with a 1/2" head. Aroma is focused on citrus and piney tones. Caramel, pine, grapefruit, and some earthy qualities are the main flavors. Alcohol is barely noticebale here. Crisp to start, smoother towards the dry finish. Defintely a slower drinking beer that can last you a while but is enjoyable.

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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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3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.22/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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