I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People
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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
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #610
Ranked #3,499
4.17 | pDev: 6.47%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To PeopleI Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People
Notes: 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.
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metter98 from New York

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color—just a little too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that slowly died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of gooseberry and lime citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of grapefruit and hints of piney hops towards the finish. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a heavy dose of hops, which is particularly noticeable in the taste, but it is remarkably drinkable considering its strength and hides any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

Apr 02, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, grapefruit, mango and caramel. So much citrus, grapefruit, mango and pineapple. Nice toasted caramel finish.

Nov 25, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Sep 16, 2018
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Aug 14, 2018
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RockAZ from Arizona

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Jun 25, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +7%
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.

May 28, 2018
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Mar 22, 2018
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Mar 17, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.1%
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...

Mar 15, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Mar 11, 2018
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Feb 20, 2018
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qrazvan from Romania

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy orange-yellow colour, medium head, sufficient carbonation.
Smells of dried fruits and honey.
The taste is initially sweet and dominated by the honey and dried fruits, with some exotic aromas also, then the really herbal hops come in play, making it more bitter and dank. The final notes have some new American IPA feel, which is a strong point (strong as the high alcohol content, observed only on the can label).
Great overall. Recommended!

Feb 09, 2018
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Brewing "I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People"
16 fl. oz. can

Look: Hazy golden body beneath a bright white head that holds quite well and leaves some nice lacing behind.

Smell: Pineapple, sweetish malt, hop resins, pine.

Taste: Follows the flavor.

Feel: Medium bodied and crisp.

Overall: Quite charming and highly drinkable.

Feb 08, 2018
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RyanK252 from California

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer that hangs around and laces beautifully.

S: Nice mix of tropical fruit and citrus, faintly grassy, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, maybe guava, a hint of melon, cantaloupe and watermelon candy, citrus, tangerine and a hint of grapefruit and lemon, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, soft on the palate.

O: I think I like the name a little more than the beer right now, but it is solid. Seems like it could be towards the end of its shelf life. They did pack a lot of hops into this one.

Jan 30, 2018
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is sweet fruit/citrus and hops. The flavor is sweet citrus, malts, fruit bubblegum/berry candy and a mix of complex hops and slight sugar in the finish.

Jan 19, 2018
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dertyd from California

4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a full on hazy golden yellow color with moderate sediment and 2 fingers of white head----------------- the aromas are of tart citrus, lemon lime, over ripe fruit, citrus zest, dank weed, candied citrus and candied tropical fruit---------------- the flavors are of tart citrus, citrus zest, dank weed, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and mango, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a light bitterness on the finish---------------- overall this beer was delicious, so much tropical and citrus fruit floating on top of this creamy mouthfeel

Jan 18, 2018
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tangerine, grapefruit rind and mango.

T - The taste is tangerine, mango, pineapple, orange peel, caramel malts and some light dank hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a very well done DIPA. The flavors are bright and juicy. Really enjoyable DIPA.

Jan 12, 2018
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


A: Ripe pulpy citrus and light tropical fruit hop aromas.

A: Bright orange/yellow, opaque, with a dense uniform white head.

T: Ripe citrus fruit, light tropical notes, light acidity, slightly dank, with a light malt sweetness and mild hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and smooth mouth-feel.

O: Solid; the beer has a great pulpy citrus aroma and flavor with light tropical notes. The beer hides it's strength well, but the hops taste almost overripe from the malt sweetness.

Dec 31, 2017
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putonyourwalkingshoes from California

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another solid IPA from Evil Twin. Really like what they are pulling off and surprisingly Evil Twin has always been a pricey brewer to me but their takes on NE IPAs are working.

This stuff rivals a lot of what we see in San Diego for $20 a 4 pack and this is much less.. well done

Dec 26, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Casting a spell on the senses with a blend of Citra, Galaxy, Amarillo and Simcoe hops, Evil Twin comes at us hopheads with an imperial IPA that's double dry hopped and employing the techniques of New England IPA makers for a session that's better with alone time than with people.

I Always Felt Closer To IPAs Than I Did To People might be a long name but it leaves an even longer impression on the mind as the ale opens with a perfumy blend of citrus, tropical and herbal fragrances. Beyond its strong haze and deep golden color, the frothy ale leads into a creamy flavor of honey, cashew and spongecake.

But then the hops simply blossom on the middle palate, especially as the malt sweetness begins to lessen its grip. Juicy favors of mango, pineapple, papaya and passionfruit pull from the tropical fruit flavors that lead the way. But a backdrop of citrus brings a decidedly orange flavor with pink grapefruit, lemon and lime adding a touch of citrusy zest. Cantaloup and a hint of peaches rise before the ale beings to favor hop bitterness with its fresh taste of pine shavings, grass clippings and a subtle suggestion of geranium.

Medium bodied and smooth in its finish, the long winded IPA drinks more crisp, clean and refreshing than is usual for imperial status ale. A creamy underpinning keeps the bitterness supported and balanced deep into a medium long after palate of tropical fruit peel and a pep of hemp.

Dec 18, 2017
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Mineo from New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

solid offering that reminds me of Tasmanian IPA, though with a bit more juice. mango and papaya flavors and a fairly minimal malt backbone. balanced and drinkable.

Dec 16, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a slightly cloudy orange-gold body with frothy head. Floral, earthy, light tropical fruit aroma with a touch of dankness. A little bit of tropical fruit sweetness that is balanced with an earthy juiciness. Beer is slick and easy drinking (could be described as oily) while maintaining a bitter, orange-like acidity with clean, dry finish.

Dec 14, 2017
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schoolboy from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent AIPA for several reasons: it is unique and over the top; it is truly beautiful in the glass; and it is very good at disguising the alcohol.

It pours to a gorgeous bright yellow with perfect head and lacing. The aroma is a first rate funkiness from hops and who knows what going bad (ass). The taste is somewhat subdued - subtle and light (almost, but not really). There is no boozy aftertaste or heaviness or malty overtone. Truly a nice, pleasant, not-too-hard-to-drink treat.

Highly recommended.

Dec 09, 2017
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Kendo from New York

4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly-hazed golden yellow with a small white head on top. Small splotches of lace.

S: Not a big fan of the nose - chives and garlic come to mind readily, over a touch of tropical fruit and earthy hops.

T: First impression: surprised by the sweetness. There's a big DIPA malt foundation of honey and sweet caramel malt. It's followed by sweeter tropical fruit (papaya, mango) and a touch of ripe oranges. Finishes with notable booziness, and lingering sweetness on the palate.

M: A bit slick and syrupy in feel; medium-to-heavy in heft.

O: Meh. Was expecting better. It's good, but compared to some (similarly high-priced) beers I've had lately, this one comes up short.

Dec 06, 2017
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mikebeerz80 from New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is amazing. A must for hop-loving NEIPA geeks like me. For those of you saying it's too "boozy" you are embarrassing yourself on this site. It's beer, if you don't want to catch a buzz after a few then go drink some Tropicana.

Dec 03, 2017
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