IPA Kolata
Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,137
Ranked #14,453
3.93 | pDev: 11.7%
Jun 17, 2020
Aug 26, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: IPA with lactose, pineapple and coconut.
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Photo of aes522
4.87/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by aes522 from New York

Dangerously delicious

Jun 17, 2020
4.74 by wescamp29 from Georgia on Nov 20, 2019
4.25 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Sep 30, 2019
3.57 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Aug 28, 2019
3.83 by heymikew from California on Jul 13, 2019
3.75 by scottiethebody from California on Apr 30, 2019
3.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Apr 29, 2019
3.93 by StevenMilligan from Florida on Feb 16, 2019
3.93 by Karibourgeois from Texas on Feb 06, 2019
3.94 by sisterofba from Maryland on Jan 23, 2019
3.35 by chiefz1 from New York on Jan 14, 2019
3.99 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus

Very refreshing and tropical IPA. It really does smell like Pina Kolkata so if Pineapple and/or Coconut is not your thing then avoid this. Tropical aromas and tastebof coconut, pineapple, and Mango with light to medium carbonation. Quite drinkable

Nov 03, 2018
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3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by WickedBeer from Alabama

Batch #003 20:22

This beer is past its prime, but I expect it to have held up okay.

It pours a golden yellow with a small head of frothy white foam that settles slowly and leaves some spotty lace behind.

The nose gives off that “past-its-prime” nose of malty predominance. That said, tropical fruit, pineapple, and hints of vanilla still come out pretty noticeably. I think the tropical influence this beer was intended to have has helped it hold up.

A lot of the pineapple and coconut has faded .. malt coming out, hops taking the forefront. Still some fruity subtleties, light vanilla and some very mild creaminess from what lingering lactose was left.

Still a good mouthfeel, soft carb and a lightly sticky finish.

Oct 23, 2018
3.74 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Oct 13, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Lucular from Maryland

It tastes exactly like a pina colada. Tons of fresh pineapple and coconut flavor with nice creaminess. How is this an IPA? I have no idea. At least it didn't have overwhelming vanilla sweetness like most milkshake IPAs.

Oct 08, 2018
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Oct 06, 2018
4.46 by WoofImDrunkWoof from New Jersey on Oct 01, 2018
4.2 by smithj4 from New York on Sep 24, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on September 10, 2018. India pale ale brewed with lactose, pinapple and coconut. Nice blend of flavors without being too sweet.

Sep 12, 2018
3.78 by Jmar25 from Ohio on Sep 10, 2018
2.59 by DrIPA21 from Arizona on Jul 27, 2018
4.05 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jul 08, 2018
3.98 by npachl from Wisconsin on Jul 06, 2018
3.8 by DaveCash from New York on Jul 04, 2018
Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours a cloudy bright lemon yellow with a thick white head that rapidly disappears and leaves no lacing. The aroma is basically a pina colada. Flavor is basically a pina colada with a slight hop bitterness in the finish. Feel is a little under carbonated for me. Overall a tasty beverage that drinks too easy for it's 8% AVB.

Jun 17, 2018
3.68 by Sauced4life from Michigan on Jun 16, 2018
4.1 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Jun 16, 2018
4.43 by MattyG85 from Minnesota on Jun 12, 2018
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3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by CNoj012 from New York

This beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a one finger, loose white head. Retention is well below average and there is sparse spotted lacing on the glass.

Smell is pineapple, sweet coconut, vanilla, milk sugar and citrus hops.

Taste is the same with some bitter pine on the finish attempting to keep the sweetness in check.

Feel is medium with moderate high carbonation, very creamy with a resinous, oily finish.

Overall I'm pretty impressed with this. It is definitely a bit too sweet, but a very unique take on a pina colada IPA.

Jun 11, 2018
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3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Can from Jeff, thanks for the opportunity!
Hazy deep yellow in color bubbly white head. Coconut tropical fruit and earthy grassy resinous hops with a touch of alcohol. Interesting at first but the more I drank the more it felt like hoppy suntan lotion.

Jun 07, 2018
3.94 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Jun 04, 2018
3.92 by juicebox from Kentucky on May 31, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an above average amount of time. Fantastic lacing.

S: A very good aroma of hops, coconut, tropical fruit, malt, and citrus.

T: Tasted of a good shot of tropical fruit (pineapple, mostly), a bit of citrus (orange, lemon), lots of hops (not too much), some malt, lots of coconut, and a hint of pine as well. This is one of those flavors that grew on me the more I drank it. The coconut adds an interesting dimension to. Delicious.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An unusual take on the IPA. Sweet and tasty. Well worth a try.

May 28, 2018
3.98 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on May 28, 2018
4.06 by cwd from Kentucky on May 26, 2018
2.32 by djrn2 from New Jersey on May 25, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to faint patches with no lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, coconut and pineapple, as advertised; I can't smell any identifiable hops. Flavor is caramel malt, coconut and pineapple with faint hop bitterness that is more like a mild astringency from an unknown source (aspirin in my drink?). Medium bodied with slight creaminess and good carbonation. I was not sure about getting this, but Evil Twin usually pulls off their weird ideas, so I pulled the trigger. To it's credit, this really does taste like a piña colada, albeit a watered down one, since the ABV is much lower than a mixed drink. It actually tastes more like a piña colada mixed with a nondescript ale. There is very little hop character, only hints of grassy hop bitterness that seems out of place in a fruity mixed drink. The level of lactose is well handled as well as the balance of coconut and pineapple, both strong flavors that can dominate. It is drinkable and the combination of pineapple and coconut is a great flavor treat, but it is not an IPA. It is a beer / piña colada hybrid, and I'll enjoy this one, but will not be revisiting it again.

May 22, 2018
4.36 by Mikecd234 from Michigan on May 20, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

Pours clearish gold with a thin white head

Smell is coconut and tropical fruits with some piney notes

Taste follows the nose. Sweeter than I expected but in a good way. Almost so sweet as to not seem like and IPA. Coconut, vanilla, pineapple and hoppy notes on the back end.

Mouthfeel is pretty crisp and carbonated.

Over all this is a tasty and tropical IPA that is great foe the summer.

May 19, 2018
IPA Kolata from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 122 ratings