Pink Lemonade IPA
Evil Twin Brewing

Pink Lemonade IPAPink Lemonade IPA
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 8.95%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
132
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Pink Lemonade IPAPink Lemonade IPA
Notes: Collaboration with Omnipollo
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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Four pack of 12oz cans purchased at Thriftway in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
Dating is too faint to decipher. Poured in to a Sam Smith imperial pint glass.

Look- Slightly hazy medium gold color, big floaties in the glass, modest off-white head that recedes fairly quickly to a thin cap, decent lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Sweet citrus (lemon/lime) and bright berries, some juicy melon and pineapple, caramel/bready malt, faint pine, floral/grassy notes.

Taste- Much like the aroma, explodes like a mouthful of Sweetarts, really juicy and tangy.

Feel- Medium bodied, pretty crisp, yet juicy sweet and average/light carbonation on the tongue, light bitterness in the finish.

O- Pretty much just a high octane radler, rather nice, but the floaties in there are a bit off putting. I could see killing quite a few of these on a summer day.

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Photo of ausonius
3.39/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pink Lemonade IPA 7%. This collab didn't quite work for me. Decent, but the malt, fruit & hops, while in balance, just didn't enhanced each other. The malt didn't seem much beyond pale (often my problem with combo brews similar to this), but #Meh+, despite the quality ingredients.

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Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a hazy, tan-amber with a gigantic head that stays the course. nose; sweet & tart berry puree, funky yeast, floral citrus rind, & grassy hops - a bit like a saison. taste; thick white bread malt, tart raspberry, lemon zest, white grape/wine, & slightly grassy hops. high carbonation & creamy mouthfeel. for a tart, not bad! not super complex, but the balancing is nice.

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Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the lunatic of lemonade, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very cloudy yellow color with a 1 inch head. Smell is strong of lemons, a bit of raspberry. Taste is sour, tart, lots of lemons, mild hops in the background. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall ain't bad, but it really doesn't feel like I drank an IPA.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a BrewDog snifter.

A: Body is orange and opaque and head is giant, 3 fingers thick and white. After a while the head vanishes to nothing.
S: The aroma is very cake-y, with the raspeberries on the front and the hint of lemon like it is marzipan. It's a very sweet aroma but still enjoyable.
T: Taste starts off with a vanilla like powered touch, then moves on to a raspberry touch and in the end there's just a small hint of lemon. After this there's still a touch of bitterness to still have a body of an IPA.
M: Body is medium. This beer is overcarbonated for sure. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is mild.
O: This is much better than the editions with collaborations with The Veil. It's still drinkable with a giant progressive touch.

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Photo of Suds
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew is a hazy, cloudy, orange-ish straw colored brew. It is very effervescent, and the head is slim. The aroma is incredibly fruity...raspberry is seriously present, along with a lot of citrus...orange and lemon. The taste is sweet...very fruity, and a little sugary. There is a nice bitter hoppiness as well, but that takes a backseat to the fruit. Very nice.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Raspberries, lemon and grapefruit. A wisp of a malt backbone. Sweet. There is a bit of a conflicting flavors within this brew. Somewhat artificial but it delivers on it's name.

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I am now backmapping my delving into my CANQuest (tm) backlog of Evil Twin CANs. For yesterday's CANtinuation of New Evil Twin Beer Sunday, I CANcentrated on Imperial Porters & Imperial Stouts, which was a marathon that I do not wish to repeat. Today, I will be CANcentrating on AIPAs with an eye towards finally getting caught up with this brewery.

From the CAN: "India Pale Ale with Lemon and Raspberry added"; "A refreshing drink often associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop-cultural symbol of emancipation. Whatever the association we teamed up with good old Swedes, Henok and Karl of Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old-fashioned memories. Perhaps you can taste the dishonesty, it's all over your breath - it's Lemonade."

It is a CANlaboration with Omnipollo & I had a glass of it on-tap before, so I know that clarity is not its object. I did a light in-CAN agitation before Crack!ing it open, followed by an inverted Glug. My agitation caused to spritz slightly, but the inverted Glug resulted in two fingers of dense, rocky, foamy, pinkish head that resembled freshly-spun pink cotton CANdy & which had very good retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a cloudy pinkish-Amber (SRM = N/A), very much akin to freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose smelled deeply of raspberries & lemons, but I would not have identified it as an AIPA. These innovative brews make it tough to quantify when it comes to a rating. We are to rate to style, not to (personal) taste, but this is really not within spec. Mouthfeel was medium. I loved the slightly sweet tartness of this one! It was not very hoppy or bitter, but the lemon and raspberry flavors were standouts on display! Pink Lemonade, indeed. 7% is a tad high, but relatively low, CANpared to yesterday & I would adore having at least one CAN of this in my summertime cooler. Finish was slightly tart, semi-dry & highly refreshing. Wow! I really did not expect to like this as much as I do.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Muddy/hazy orange with reddish pink tone and an irregular frothy dirty white head. Note somewhat unexpected sediment in bottom of glass. Aroma stands out as a fruity hoppy pine with lemon zest/citrus. Initial sip coughs me off guard - tart citrus hoppiness - some raspberry in back. Subsequently very enjoyable citrus, pine, under ripe raspberry with each sip finishing with a yeasty lemon tartness.

Overall a bit of an odd mixture which I would not go to regularly, but quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quite an opaque honey gold color with minimal head.

I'm getting C-hops aromas, but also Berliner Weiss aromas. Kind of like a over hopped Berliner. That being said, lots of mango and cantaloupe and orange, slight passionfruit, lactose, and gummy candy.

Flavor translates well, more like the rinds of everything above. Mango and cantaloupe are the loudest here. Slight lemon finish.

Feel is creamy, mildly carbonated, with a slightly resinous finish.

Overall, a very fruity yet kind of candylike IPA, with hints of lactose and lots of enjoyability. I would gladly have more.

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Photo of stakem
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A can into a teku appears hazy copper in color with a big white head composed of large bubbles that fades quick.

An aroma of minerals, lemon and seedy raspberry with some herbal hops.

The taste is kinda all over the place with a lemon merange sweetness and grassy tart raspberry thats also bitter and herbal.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Quite unique.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really hazy peach color with lots of foam at first, reducing to some big bubbles on the side of the glass. Aroma has some fruity yeast (maybe brett?) notes, some malt sweetness and fruity hops. Taste is sweet and lemony, slightly tart, like lemon hard candy. The brett notes are still there but in the background. Medium body and carbonation. I don't know if I got a bad can but overall it's not as enjoyable as expected.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Evil Twin and Omnipollo's Pink Lemonade IPA for $3.79 at The Lager Mill. This one peaked my interest and I thought it was worth taking a chance on, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into an IPA glass.

A- The label looks good, it's pretty typical for this brewery and it's a little eye catching. It poured a pretty hazy and slightly turbid orange color that took on more of a brighter orange and golden color when held to the light and it had a fingers worth of slightly creamy and slightly bubbly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left just a little bit of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, but it's a little on the turbid side.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with a big sour fruit aroma being the first to show up and it imparts some big lemon aromas with some citrus rinds and a little bit of raspberry with a little bit of candied like aroma that leads into a little bit doughy yeast. Up next comes the the hops which impart some citrus rind, floral, light piney and green hop like aromas. Towards the end comes the malts which are on the lighter side and impart some pale malt, sweet malt and bread crust like aromas. This beer has a good aroma, it lives up to it's name.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's a little more brighter and balanced and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the citrus fruits still being the first to show up with the lemon not being as sour and intense, but it's still the most noticeable aspect and the raspberry is just a little noticeable. Up next comes the hops which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but there's not green hops this time and it's not as piney. Up next comes some light doughy yeast which leads into the malts which imparts all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they show up just as much. On the finish there's a lighter of medium tartness with a light amount of bitterness with a citrus, lemon and sour aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, the flavors work well together, but I wish the hops and bitterness showed up a little more.

M- Fairly smooth, slightly mouth puckering, not too bitter, a little crisp, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, but I wish it was a little less sour.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I was looking for, I just wish the balance was a little better. This beer had nice drinkability, but I think one would be my limit, the sourness would prevent me from having more than one. What I like the most about this beer is the aroma, it's good and it's well balanced. What I like the least about this beer is that the sourness was a little too strong. I would buy this beer again, but I wouldn't stock up on it and i would recommend it to anyone looking for an IPA that's a little pink lemonade like. All in all I liked this beer, but I think with a little more work on the balance and this could be a very nice beer. It' snot a favorite Evil twin beer and it's a nice example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a tasty and unique IPA.

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Photo of argock
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty sweet but blends lemon and raspberry very artfully to result in a very comforting ale. I don't think the hop presence nor bitterness really put this in the IPA category for me -- American strong ale seems a better style. I enjoyed this beer and it is very easy to drink despite medium body and low carbonation.

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Photo of Phineasco
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Orange, some what hazy with big white, fluffy, pillowy head.
Smell: Pink lemonade, guava, pear, and grapes.
Taste: Pink lemonade, strawberry, guava, and pear.
Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing.
Overall: An ok IPA from Evil Twin and Omnipollo a little too artificial and sugary for me.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can - Evil Twin has certainly had some stupid side label ramblings in the past, but this one fucking takes the cake.

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and sort of bubbly off-white head, which leaves some concentrated sudsy island group lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of muddled grapefruit and lemon zest, a strange onion/garlic spiciness, gritty and grainy pale malt, further indistinct dark berry notes, and some zingy leafy, weedy, and resinous piney green hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet lemonade and grapefruit punch, bready and doughy caramel malt, a hint of estery yeastiness, some weird earthy spice, and more edgy weedy, herbal, and grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its plain-Jane frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, the sugary lemonade thing really going the long yard in keeping things on an even keel here. It finishes well off-dry, the lemon, grapefruit, and forest floor detritus combination lingering like a boss.

Overall - there is a lot of weird stuff going on in this brew, which is not particularly surprising given its (more than) twin origins. Yeah, there's a pink lemonade thread pervading, but it's sometimes masked by a bunch of other unnecessary bullshit. Meh.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a quite hazy golden amber with a caramel mixed in and a one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of pale malt, citrus hops, lemon and I think raspberry, although honestly the fruit component would be hard to parse if I didn't already know the ingredients; slightly floral. Flavor is similarly confusing, with pale malt, lemonade, blackberries and raspberries, but again hard to separate the individual flavors. Finshes with residual tart lemon, berry juice and lingering citrus hops. Medium bodied with sharp carbonation and light creaminess. I don't recall having a raspberry pink lemonade (the pink lemonade I've had was grapefruit juice added), so I can't tell for sure how true this is to the base drink, but there are definitely lemon and berry flavors dominating here. The lemon complements the citrus hops, much like last year's old fashioned lemonade, but the raspberry kind of muddles it a bit. Well done, as expected from these collaborators, but the fruit combination doesn't work as well for me. Refreshing and interesting but not a hit like the last one.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange with a pinkish hue, fine, white foam.

Smell is very citrusy, with plenty od yuzu and lime, and hints of mint and vegetables.

Taste is slightly tart and very, very citrusy. Hints of boiled veggies and just a little bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very tasty and refreshing beer. IPA? Not really, but still very good.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is pretty much a natural pink lemonade meets IPA. The flavor is pink lemonade, raspberries, citrus, and a hoppy/hop resin/spicy/slightly tart finish.

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Photo of teromous
3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "Batch FLIPA8-AG 18717"

Appearance: The head is thick with large cobweb-style lacing on the glass. The head is white and fluffy with good retention. The body is this orange grapefruit color that is opaque.

Aroma: It has a pretty strong aroma that is very catty with a lot of onion, grapefruit, and garlic. It is very pungent.

Taste: This odd hop bine, oily hop character mixes with this punchy raspberry flavor to create this odd fruity combination of flavors. It tastes a lot like fruit juice but the hop character really doesn't seem to add much to it. It is very interesting though.

Mouthfeel: It has a bit of tartness and a lighter bitterness than what will normally be found in an IPA.

Overall: The beer is a bit of an odd-ball. It's interesting but I wouldn't drink it very often. I would recommend giving it a shot but just buy a single can and try it out if you can.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy pinkish golden/orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart lemonade, lime, raspberry, grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon/orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of lemonade, raspberry, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart lemonade, lime, raspberry, grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon/orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemonade, lime, raspberry, grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of of lemonade, raspberry, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop/fruit flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness/tartness. medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly acidic/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited IPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of of lemonade, raspberry, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the modestly tart/bitter/drying finish. Awesome vibrant hop complexity with perfectly balanced lemonade flavors; and nice malt backing, without being sweet. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy pinkish orange with a two finger foamy white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving some light sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit, candied lemon and raspberry.

T - The taste lemon peel, grapefruit, raspberries and light piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a fun easy drinking IPA. Nice and refreshing. Great for summer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i get the trend, and i think its fine. matter of fact, if i were going to trust anyone on paper to make this beer, it would probably be these two, but this just isnt that good, and while its not straight countrytime lemonade powder like the lemonade one, its has a generic berry sweetness to it rather than an honest raspberry character, and its watery, lacking any grain body, at the same time, its not ipa, where the hops at?! i see the appeal, especially this time of year, and i even respect the attempt in some ways. if we lost the ipa moniker, scaled down the accompanying sweetness with the fruit, and bittered it up a little bit, i would be all about it, but in its current form, its more soda or juice than beer, and the beer elements here dont say ipa at all. im being too critical, some will love this, but for me, it doesnt seem a far cry away from one of those flavored leiny or shock top variants, pseudo craft, did anyone else get that vibe? i mean, its better than those, but what are we coming to here?! its fine, even good on some scale im sure, but this did very little for me. i like it being less overtly lemonade than the lemonade one, but the raspberry doesnt improve it much... several pegs below what i expect from these two breweries to be honest...

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden pour with a white head. Big juicy aroma of grapefruit and lemon. Taste is initially sour with lemon and candy flavors upfront. Raspberry flavor develops as the beer warms a bit. Can also taste some grassy hops. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Finishes with a light and tart lemon drop flavor that lingers very nicely.

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Photo of Spikester
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy pink orange with very small head. No lacing.
Smell is fruity with some hop oil resin.
Taste is fruity lemonade with a good amount of hop presence in the back end.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and balanced.
Overall a tasty pink lemonade IPA.

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