I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People | Evil Twin Brewing

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I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To PeopleI Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
DDH 9% IIPA is by far the most hopped beer we have ever done. 5.6 lbs/bbl of mostly Galaxy and Citra with a touch of Amarillo and Simcoe.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-07-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,855
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
100
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
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1
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Photo of csmrx7
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not as good as I had hoped. Total lemonade bomb which I get is popular but comes off quite adjunct and artificial tasting. Base beer seems to be pretty good when you cut through it all though.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a hazy, golden color and is topped with a few inches of fluffy, beige head that leaves decent lacing.

The aroma is tropical fruit, melon, and pear.

The taste is tropical fruit with some pear and a medicinal taste.

Medium mouthfeel

It is pretty good, but there is just something about it that doesn't sit right with my untutored palate.

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Photo of Tennisballa07
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow, hazy color. Pineapple on the front and minimal bitterness. No malt, but is it even necessary?

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Photo of jkirk546
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good IPA

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Photo of BabyGoat
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kier
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RockAZ
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Reading the other reviews make me think for sure this batch I am having today on draft is a completely different beer. For example, it is so hazy it looks like some blend of milk and beer. Smell is IPA, Simcoe sneaks the odd note in. Very smooth mouthfeel but almost an oily vegetables taste to the hops. Very interesting beer, this iteration on draft is very different from what has come before in cans.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JostVonDyke
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

As New Evil Twin Beer Sunday (Week 692) CANtiniues, I am delving into IPAs after a short departure.

From the CAN: "Yes it's double-dry hopped with tons of tasty Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe and Falconer's Flight. Better be ready for this close to perfect India Pale Ale."

I Crack!ed open the vent & began a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass, holding my breath in bated CANticipation. Why? I got burned by two CANsecutive hazebro AIPAs that were not clearly marked on the CAN as being such. Grr. It puffed up beautifully, creating just over a finger of dense, fluffy, bone-white head with good retention, leaving loads of lacing in its wake. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity & the kitchen door banged open as The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus arrived for a long-awaited taste. Nose was marvelous - loads of sticky pine resin, fresh-squeezed grapefruit, orange peel, and Simcoe the Kitty peeking her catty nose out from where she was doing her thing! OMFG! I CAN remember someone scoffing that this type of DIPA was becoming old hat. Well, if the NE IPA is the alternative, then I will stick with this. Mouthfeel was medium, a little thin for this style. The taste was like chest CANpressions were being performed on yours truly! I sat bolt upright, having been revived & brought back to life. All of my old friends were in attendance, ranging from a woody pine tar mintiness to the bold citrusiness of oranges & grapefruits to Simcoe and her naughty cattiness as well as a slight pineapple sweetness. 8=O I would definitely prefer this over a LOT of people! Finish was dry and bitter, but just the way that I like it. Bitterness is a hallmark of the style & this left turn into the insanity of NE IPAs is utter barking madness.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottspencer
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated 16 ounce can. Batch 004. Pours an almost clear only slightly cloudy yellow with a billowing white head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits. Flavor is muted, no clue how fresh this is, pineapple, mango, orange with just a hint of pine. The feel is soft and low in carbonation. Overall I'm not as impressed with this beer as some of the other Evil Twin beers I've had lately. Okay but wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of loganburgh
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brureview
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden color with a 3F head.

Floral, sweet, lemon aroma.

Very carbonated. Excellent hoppy bitterness.

Grapefruit and earthy taste.

I would have liked more of the aroma flavor in the taste. Otherwise, an excellent IPA.

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Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 100 ratings