IPA Kolata | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.92/5
Very Good
112 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IPA with lactose, pineapple and coconut.

Added by superspak on 08-26-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,359
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
112
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of chiefz1
3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KMcGrath
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoofImDrunkWoof
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Jmar25
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrIPA21
2.59/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Sauced4life
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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IPA Kolata from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 112 ratings