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 Double / 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:
#2,790
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
90
pDev:
6.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Wizzle32
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JostVonDyke
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
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 +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
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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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brureview
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like this one a lot better than some of the other recent twin cans of hoppy beer. this is super clean looking from them, golden in color and hardly hazy at all, with a short but persistent white head and a gorgeous aroma from all these hops, honeydew melon and pineapple and white peach, definitely some amarillo in here, citra too, with something a little more old school and piney as well. i like the flavor here too, complex in a hoppy sense, lots of oils and essences in the mix here, i even get blueberry and passion fruit and green grape, tons of character, but the grain element is really pretty minimal for the strength here, and there is also not much bitterness in this for how hoppy it is overall. intense fruitiness all the way through, a slightly candied sweetness for a moment, and then the grassy freshness at the end. a really well made beer and one that i hope isnt just a one off, its probably the only one of this recent slew of canned ipas they have done that i would buy again...

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Photo of Boccu
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Lark, it pours hazy gold color with 1-2 finger foamy off white head that faded slowly and left good foamy lacing with rings as it went down.

Smells of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, tangerine, biscuit, graham crackers, melon, toasted grains and light caramel.

Tastes of tart citrus fruit up front with grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, honeydew melon, coriander, orange peel, biscuit, toasted grains, light brown sugar, peppery spices and floral notes, sweet malt, light caramel and piney notes as it trails. Nice balance but not super hoppy.

Overall it’s a very good DIPA, but a little big of a letdown flavor wise for an Evil Twin product.

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Photo of Cooker_stp
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whistler55
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afroskully
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Deep golden body with great lacing around the glass. Big nose of hoppy aromas. Citrusy, a little floral. Fresh and crisp flavor profile with a hoppy punch. Plenty of citrusy hops here.

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Photo of Vader444
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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