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Chaotic Double IPA | Twisted Manzanita Ales

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Chaotic Double IPAChaotic Double IPA

Brewed by:
Twisted Manzanita Ales
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by srandycarter on 06-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Oakenator
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschinelli
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Straycorn
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Matonika
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:copper clear
S: more malt than hops
T: it's a double ipa at a above average level it is more malt than hops in taste. Which is weird . There is some left over pine resin taste on back of tongue. That's about it.
F: medium high body not water at all.
O: it is good, not great

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


A: A pale apricot amber in the glass, not hazy but a little cloudy. Nice white head.

S: Dank! Earthy, piney, and resiny with some dankness. Underneath there is a good bit of malty sweet goodness.

T: Good bit of dank coming in, as well as some fine bitterness. Grapefruit and resin, lovely though not as assertive as I would have guessed.

M: Medium but on the thick side of it. Carbonation is tasty.

O: Overall tasty. I wish there was a little more uumph in the flavor department, but overall very tasty.

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Photo of brentk56
3.46/5  rDev -7%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #72 (Jan 2013):

The naming and brewers intention pretty much says it all, expect a beating. Not for the faint of palate and a beer you should probably prepare for or at best psyche yourself up for. An insane brew to say the least, devastates the palate for the duration so no doubt the brewers were serious when it came to the level of bitterness. Fun for a veteran hophead, perhaps more painful to others.

STYLE: American Double IPA
ABV: 10.1%

LOOK: Clear bronzed hue, sudsy lacing

SMELL: Passion fruit, apricot, minty, piney, tobacco, clementines, spicy, noticeable alcohol, grass, herbal

TASTE: Slick, malty, creamy, very bitter, breath of alcohol, peppery, semi-astringent hopping, dried grass, boozy figs, dried orange, biscuity, filbert skin, peppery dry finish

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Photo of heymikew
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rawfish
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ego
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

if I read the label right this is 6/20/14 bottled which might account for it not slamming me with hops, so keep that in mind ya buckaroo bonsais...

slightly orange and bright clean hue, one finger of singing white cap, head construction is really nice and holds up well showing off some impressive lacing all around, a medium frenzy or carbonation swirls up from the nether regions, a nice looking beer.

milder hops, some honey, definite bready malt, smells more like a regular pale ale, I did pick this bottle out of the refrigerated section figuring it would have fared better than the dry shelf product

taste etc...
this drinks like a hyped up ESB with brighter carbonation, the alcohol is definitely sensed here both somewhat in the flavor and definitely in the stomach burn, the mouth feel is hard to describe... it resides somewhere between light and bright but then almost syrupy, the alcohol
is really kicking up here to almost distraction, I can't imagine that a mere six months has taken the bitterness out of this because it is pretty lacking in that department (and I hear there is some brewery in san diego that might make some pretty bitter beers...)

this beer reminds me somewhat of Exit 16 but not done as well, that may be due to the age on this bottle and I will revisit this next summer as it did show some potential, I didn't love it but something about it does make it intriguing to revisit.

I was hoping it would have a huge head so I could make some dumb lake snow effect reference about buffalo, ny... but alas I was thwarted and have to reside to this aside...

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Photo of gillagorilla
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of BmoreBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Charles_Moran
5/5  rDev +34.4%

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2.48/5  rDev -33.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of DudMan
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of sjones5045
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gavage
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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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3.72/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Chaotic Double IPA from Twisted Manzanita Ales
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 147 ratings
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