IPA Kolata | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.93/5
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108 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:
#12,050
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
108
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoofImDrunkWoof
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrIPA21
2.59/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -15.3%
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 +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cwd
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
2.32/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Mikecd234
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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IPA Kolata from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 108 ratings