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This Must Be Where IPAs Go When They Die | Evil Twin Brewing

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This Must Be Where IPAs Go When They DieThis Must Be Where IPAs Go When They Die
BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hopped with citra, wai-iti, and amarillo.

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Ranking:
#3,686
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
42
pDev:
6.4%
 
 
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by DamienArk:
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4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its quite obvious that Evil Twin's hoppy goals are to bring the juicy, succulent and teeth churning brightness of hops to the forefront of taste, but supply a bitter, resinous and assertive bitterness, dryness and crispness; seemingly to fuse the New England styled IPA with the West Coast versions for a taste that would allow any hop head to die happy.

This Must Be Where IPAs Go when They Die may be long winded in name but its floral perfume entices the senses with tropical, citrus and herbacious aromas that are strongly suggestive of sherbet, pushups and geranium. A strong cloud laces the beer's deep golden hues together and brings a sediment heavy appearance. A creamy white head floats the beer and draws in the first taste that's moderately malty sweet with graham cracker, honeysuckle and light caramel.

The middle palate explodes with hop flavors capturing the strong essence of Citra, Wai-iti and Amarillo hops with the juicy succulence of kiwi, pineapple, mango and passionfruit to frame the tropical side of taste. Mandarin orange, lemon and lime follow with the tangy brightness of citrus before trailing towards a strong but smooth bitterness that's full of fresh grass clippings, sassafras, torn pinecone and bitter citrus peels.

Medium bodied but seeming drier, crisper and highly refreshing. Gullet gripping in bitterness but without the common abrasion that accompanies such dry textures and high hopping rates. A long aftertaste of fruit peels and simple pine resins out duel the more finesse nuances for a very drinkable and irresistible taste, that's to die for.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rather than an open mind, I thought I would give this brew the absolute highest ratings I could and reduce from there (it is an inexact science, this beer rating stuff). It's pretty damn good, though, so it deserves it.

It pours beautifully. Cloudy, yellow, foamy. Using that great Dogfish head glass helps the IPA head, but it would be nice in any glass. The aroma is not super strong, but it is sweet and uniquely hoppy. Nice.

The taste is a big, malty, hoppy mix. Again, unique is the operative word. The hops seem to mix with an unexpected sweetness. It tastes more malty than it is - there is a balance - but it does not really seem at all boozy.

Highly recommended. This is a world class AIPA.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Must Be Where IPA’s Go When They Die... Well, Raul knows one thing for sure: this IPA I am currently consuming is dying a slow death in my stomach. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. First things first, the damn thang pours and glows an ethereal yellow/gold hue that I’m sure Scrooge McDuck wouldn’t mind doing a few laps in. Wait, I pour the rest of the can out... Ah, yes, a beautiful, soft white head forms... Should I take a sip? It’s ok. Soft tropical fruits end on a really mild backbone. Think of your favorite Victoria Secret angel just giving you a slight pat on the ass.

Yeah, Raul likes that.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, orange-gold body with minimal head and lace patches down the glass. The aroma is almost like an orange creamiscle it's sweet and fruity; oranges/citric along with tropical fruits come out in the aroma. Fuller-bodied beer, filling yet smooth, a light sugary fruit sweetness at first struck me like crème de peach, wherein one gets a burst of sugary sweetness, fruit sweetness and some citric sharpness for balance all in one sip. A touch of malt goodness helps keep the beer grounded and it has a good finish.

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Photo of pants678
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque bright yellow, full single finger foam.

Tropical, citric -- yes!

Ripe fruit, not citric, but melon or peach. Reads like El Dorado and Citra. Reminds me of Fremont's Grove Stand but not quite as intense.

Not dry, full body but not marshmallow dense.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent local release. Pours opaquely hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, zesty, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Slight lingering resins/rinds near the end of the glass. Minimal warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an amazing NEIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Great soft feel, not overly drying. Awesome Citra, Wai-iti, and Amarillo profile. Amazingly juicy and lightly dank/earthy hop complexity; perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone, not overly sweet from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of OldeGolde
3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Whodat? Whodere?

It's me, EVIL TWIN! Here's a brew to screw yr nog up, pup. Flakey dandruff yeast floats through this golden translucent jewel in your glass. Lemonhead candy scent greets your nose holes. Piney 'notes' bounce into the mainframe. When you sip... a golden nougat center coated by oily citrus. What do we have? A successful juicy IPA! Not the celestial resting place of IPAs, but at the least a nice dream they had in the mid 2010s about being fruity and hazy. It's not the haziest sumbitch out there, but it'll satisfy the craving. BUT NOT WORTH THE PRICE. Is that the lesson with this brewery? But glad they can be found on shelves in the midatlantic.

KNOCK IT BACK, BOYZ!!!

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Photo of DVMin98
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

these guys are just coming fast and furious with new beers right now, all so similar, these long named hazy ipa types, i get it, but its hard to keep up with. this one is neat, kinda yucky from the can though, tons of snowflakey fish food looking sediment in the bottom half of the can, so despite its soft orange color and tall white head, it looks kind of unrefined and sloppy, i mean, there is a ton of sediment in this. the wai-iti hop is new to me, not sure i have even heard of it before, but it sounds and smells like a new zealand varietal. i kind of wish they had backed off the more familiar citra and amarillo hops in this one so that these new hops could be appreciated a little more clearly. the hops i know kind of take over, and its hard to assess the contribution of the wai-iti. that said, this is juicy and tropical, a little sort of crystalline sweet, oily, resinous, with orange and guava notes, a little bit of herbal intensity too. the base beer is sturdy, probably a little maltier and stronger than it needs to be to showcase these hops in a dry hopping context, but i like the beer a lot overall, and the sediment doesnt prevent this from being well structured and super bubbly and satisfying going down. if they keep making them, i guess ill keep buying them...

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Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can dated 9/8

Hops: Citra, Wai-iti, Amarillo

Ugly beer. I haven't seen this many floaties in a beer in a long time. Luckily, it tastes great. Very smooth, tons of orange citrus notes. For shelf NE IPAs, this one is good.

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Photo of Roguer
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque, nearly pulpy orange brew. Head production is impressive, growing upon itself to 3 full fingers of marshmallow-hued foam. Retention is very good, and lacing is phenomenal.

Strong hoppy aroma: very juicy and herbal. Mildly dank. Fruit notes are about 60-40 in favor of tropical over citrus. Melon, mango, oregano, mandarin orange, peach, berries, lemon, ruby red grapefruit, pepper, honey, and wheat.

Similarly juicy and herbal on the palate. Juicy-sweet, with tons of hop flavor. Really, really juicy: mango, pineapple, honey, vanilla, with pepper and oregano accents, and a touch of leafy green dankness - very restrained, however, in particular for Citra and Amarillo (which could be a function of the beer's age which, while very fresh, is unknown for an exact date). Finishes with a bit of citrus peel bite, with low bitterness overall.

Very, very, very smooth mouthfeel. Somehow still lively, despite coming across almost like a smoothie or a very thin milkshake. Very few non-NE breweries succeed at capturing that feel when making a NE-style IPA, but this one is, stylistically, dialed in - not to say it quite matches the velvety smoothness of the best.

This is an excellent IPA, through and through.

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Photo of Bustersuess
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mike22ne
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Overshores Brewery.

Looks pretty good, a bit cloudy golden copper with a thin white head.
Smells nice, good and hoppy with citrus, some floral sweetness.
Tastes great, lots of citrus, pithy rind, and tropical fruit layers.
Good feel, well balanced body, very drinkable.

Nice tasty beer, and a great name! It's nothing crazy overpowering, just a real nice IPA.

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