Calypso Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager
Evil Twin Brewing

Calypso Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat LagerCalypso Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Imperial Pilsner
3.76 | pDev: 8.78%
May 22, 2017
Jul 15, 2015
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Rated: 3.04 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

May 22, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by robebo44 from Virginia

Feb 14, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jan 21, 2017
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Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by cwd from Kentucky

Jul 09, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by Jeromedepot from New York

Apr 23, 2016
Rated: 3.89 by crow from Illinois

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by OrestesMethuon from Montana

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great burnished golden-brown color; excellent limpid shine, crowned by thin but persistent ecru swirls of head. Big, dry-sticky aromatics follow, first asserting wheaty sugars and mild, blanched breadiness; there are some difficult-to-place herbal qualities lying behind those carbohydrate plumes, however, with notes of cilantro, pickled tea-leaf, dill-weed, and some slightly-bitter forest-floor-rot, akin that one note sometimes expressed by the more dankly-herbal Pinots. The flavor, meanwhile, is not quite as expansive or expressive, with the Calypso's bitter marjoram components predominating. There is, nonetheless, a presiding and refreshing dryness, thanks to the wheat-base and lager yeast—as well as a bit of that expected grain-fruit attendant to lagering—and this dryness nicely cuts the aforementioned bitter majoram and grass-jelly taste-elements, at least to a degree. The textures aid in this endeavor, too, with excellent buoyancy and bubbliness, a medium-thin viscosity, and a touch of lager-bite all elevating the cleanliness and keeping the "Imperial" bent from becoming imperious.

Tasty experiment—and a nice litmus of Calypso's complexities—but also lacking that balance, and smack of a little something else, that would render it truly great. Even amongst hoppy Imperial Lagers—one of my favorite styles—this Evil Twin effort is a minor cut below.
Apr 01, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by westyrun from New York

Mar 20, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle - so this is another overt 'meeting of styles', an IPA blended with an AWL (FWIW). Fuck - poor decisions all around, eh?

This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber colour, with a near teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and sort of creamy dirty white head, which leaves some sudsy layered lace around the glass as things eventually subside.

It smells of zingy mixed domestic citrus rind, gritty and grainy pale and wheaty malt, a touch of earthy yeast, and further leafy, herbal, and weedy hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a separated wheaty graininess, more muddled orchard fruitiness (pear, orange, and underripe red apple), hovering malevolent yeast, and a consistent earthy, piney, and leafy hoppiness.

The bubbles are quite active in their probing and game-setting frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and so-so smooth, as both of the titular inputs' typical astringencies put down their unwelcome roots here. It finishes off-dry, the grainy and now somewhat biscuity mutt-ish malt combining with the big hoppy citrus and green forest floor essences to fend off the encroaching inherent booziness.

Overall, this is a veritable kitchen sink of kitschy brewing, um 'character', as there is just too much going on here to really define anything in or of itself. Yeah - ok, this is indeed a hopped-up, boozy wheat lager (hah, almost got ya there, didn't they?), which ain't no great thing in concept, but in reality, I could easily drink up the rest of this bomber, if I could simply forgo using my words - all righty then!
Mar 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Jmamay22 from New York

3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a cloudy amber with a full fluffy ecru colored head. Faint scent featuring grassy citrus hops and a candy sweet caramel to balance it out. Maybe a hint of sulfur that is very fleeting.

Flavor is malt forward initially. Some caramel sweetness gives way to a fairly strong hop bitterness. Sharp nearly astringent finish. Hop flavor comes across as grassy with citrus overtones. Mouthfeel is medium plus. Lingering sweetness.

Overall an interesting amalgam of a beer. I'm not sure what the lager qualities added to the beer as it seemed under attenuated. The wheat seemed to reduce clarity and increase head stability, but I had difficulty picking it up in the flavor. Enjoyable.
Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by jjd315 from Pennsylvania

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.4 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by kguard from Iowa

Nov 19, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by JandJMD from Maryland

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 29, 2015
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Reviewed by TjMosby from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
What a silly over ambitious style of beer! ... is what you might think until you try it.
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into snifter.

Look - What an imperial american wheat ipa single hop ... fuck it this beer is golden wheat and beautiful!
Smell - has a sweet grain /. hop smell to it. Maybe slight more booze should be expected.
Taste- I mean it is spot on for every single descriptor in is name ! Has a great wheat taste, a nice hop bitter, and a super smooth finish that you'd expect from the combo.
Feel - feels like a slightly more hoppy wheat beer. Which ends up being spectacular (especially in that finish) . I don't know for certain but I feel like they hit the perfect carbonation on this one.

Overall. It's a damn good beer. I've read some of the lesser reviews, and I hate to say it , but you're wrong.
This is true to whatever style it decided to go after with all those styles in the name. And for that it has to be noted job well done.
Oct 23, 2015
Calypso Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 43 ratings