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Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPA | Evil Twin Brewing

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Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPAEvery Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPA

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double dry-hopped Imperial IPA brewed with lactose and vanilla beans

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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by DamienArk:
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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Every day, once a day, give yourself a smoothie IPA" -that's that the title should be as the Evil Twin team folds copious amounts of vanilla and lactose into an already doubly fruity IPA of the imperial status. Rich, rife and smooth, this hop bomb is a dessert that'll have hop heads salivating near and far.

So, Every Day Once A Day Give Yourself An IPA (whew!) pours a backlit burnish gold with orange and honey amber hues breaming dimly through its translucence. A radiant hop perfume wafts over the senses with tropical, citrus and orchard fruit that fills the room with a single pop of the can. Hints of sweet cream follow as the taste comes with a heighten sense of fructose, simple syrup, vanilla cream and honey.

As the ale rolls across the middle palate, the sweetness retreats slightly and allows the hop flavors to mimic those of the nose with the full and juicy flavor of blood orange, red grapefruit and lime; followed by a more tropical splash of pineapple, passionfruit and mango. Trending moderately herbal, the late palate turns bitter with lemon pepper, green tea, cedar and an overall potpourri woodsiness.

Spicy and smooth, the medium bodied but boldly flavored IPA is softened by the effects of milk sugars and vanilla for that true fruit smoothie character to win out in the end. A spicy jolt of juniper, fresh spruce and gin brings the taste back into the IPA world in a long and fruity after current.

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Photo of Roguer
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Decent head production and retention. Body is light yellow with an orange tinge, nearly opaque but not murky or turbid.

Major notes on the nose are sharp herbs: pepper, oregano, grass, and basil. Accompanying, there's plenty of fruit, both tropical and citrus, with notes of grapefruit, kumquat, tangerine, mango, lemon, pineapple, and passionfruit. Definitely leans more toward the herbal notes than fruit.

Much juicier and sweeter on the palate - incredibly juicy, in fact! The vanilla makes itself known with an added smooth sweetness to the hop profile, really bringing out the fruity tones without adding any actual fruit. Mango, papaya, ruby red grapefruit, peach, berries, lemon; just waves and waves of fruity tones, with bright herbal notes at the edges.

Smooth and slick on the palate, but quite lively and active. Medium bodied at most, with a wonderfully live feel for a 9% ABV brew.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018 Draught

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Photo of woodychandler
3.13/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

New Evil Twin CANned Beer Sunday (Week 692) may be closed, but I am not done! Not by a little bit, anyway. I got up early to attend our city's annual Memorial Day ceremony at the square & now, I am ready for a beer. The name is sound advice, but I would amend it to read: "Every Day, [At Least] Once A Day ..."

From the CAN: "Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale brewed with Lactose and Vanilla Extract added".

The fun began with the Crack!ing open of the vent, followed by a heavy-handed Glug into the awaiting glass. The mention of "Lactose" signaled that it was going to be yet another hazebro AIPA & I was not pleased by the prospect. It foamed up nicely to form a finger of dense, foamy, bone-white head that rather quickly fizzled into wisps, leaving behind modest lacing. Color was a lightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Sigh. Nose was VERY tropical and VERY vanilla! It was so far out of spec for the style that it should be the poster child for a new style designation. Mouthfeel was medium, but kind of light for a DIPA. The taste was terrifyingly sweet! Loads of tropical fruit, massive amounts of powdered milk and an abundance of vanilla. They must have had a vanilla surplus recently as it was also used in their Rhubarb Compote Sour, although I enjoyed it a little more in that instance. Here, it was sweet on top of sweet piled high with more sweet. Ugh. Stop this playing around & futzing with styles! I could be accused of rating to taste here, but I am thinking of it in terms of its style. I am not enjoying it personally because it does not measure up to the style descriptors. I want & expect bitterness, NOT CANdy-like sweetness! 8={} Finish remained sweet & I was left shaking my head. I generally like what Evil Twin Brewing is doing, but this was not one of those instances.

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Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed and effervescent & cloudy gold with 2+ fingers of rocky pearl colored head.

S: Mango, citrus, vanilla, fades a bit as it warms. Good lacing & average head retetion

T: Vanilla, mango, sweet oranges up front. a touch of pomelo as well, slight dryness too. I really pick up the the lactose & vanilla as this warms, along with a little cream sicle,with just a little grapefruiit pith. Finishes juicy, a little dry with citrussy & a little woody hops

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, good balance

Easy to drink, hard to believe this is 9.0% ABV

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Photo of meatyard
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Poured out a hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of grapefruit, orange and vanilla. Sweet tropical fruit flavor with hints of vanilla and a toasted caramel backbone.

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Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy, pale orange brew. Tons of lactose, orange, orange zest, and other tropical fruits to the nose. Tastes as expected based on the aroma with plenty of orange, melon and tangerine mixed in with a good dose of lactose, some bubble gum and finishes off with a lingering zestiness. A bit of alcohol heat is noticed in the aftertaste, but only enhances the overall experience.

What a tasty beauty.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can - I should be the poster child for this one's marketing shtick.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves a bit of random soapscum lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of dank pine resin, gritty and grainy cereal malt, some blood orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, an indistinct lactic creaminess, and more leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is melted vanilla ice cream, bready and doughy caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus peel, a further generic tropical fruitiness, and more earthy, weedy, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its structurally sound frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, as the hops appear to keep their arms inside the proverbial windows at all times. It finishes off-dry, the lacto and mixed frooty essences not losing any steam in their lingering poses.

Overall - it was a strange idea to add milk and vanilla to a big IPA, but it seems to have worked. Kind of like a boozy Creamsicle, one where you don't detect the well-integrated, 18-proof wowee sauce quotient until it's too late. Great stuff.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange-gold body with two-finger head with lace that sticks around. Aroma is clean, some citric hops and hints of vanilla. Clean, smooth, slightly citric with a touch of bitterness and tropical fruits on the finish and a fuller mouthfeel. Not necessarily any vanilla or lactic qualities but it's less bitter and still as tasty as your usual NE-style DIPA.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a pale orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, citrus and tropical fruits, vanilla, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (barely noticeable), a good amount of citrus (lemon, orange), a lot of vanilla extract, a hint of lactose, a good shot of hops, and some tropical fruit (mango). This is a sweet, zesty, light, and enjoyable flavor. The inclusion of vanilla adds a dynamic element. Quite delicious.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Light-bodied.

O: An extremely well done DIPA. Light, easy to drink, and well worth a try.

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Photo of babaracas
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber, thin fizzy white head, not much left on the glass. Smell: apricot, caramelized pineapple, a bit of mango; very sweet. Taste: upfront is mango juice with a little orange and lemon, then a rush of vanilla-led sweetness. After a few sips it all starts to meld, but stays very sweet. Creamsicle finish. Full bodied, sugary feel, pillowy carbonation kicks in mid-sip. This is too sweet for me and the vanilla flavor ends up taking over. Maybe there's a lemon custard pie thing going on here, but the cats on Twin Peaks ate berry pies and the quote is about coffee, so what year is this?

(Worth a single)

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Photo of jwalters
2.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy bright gold color with a 2+ finger thick foamy head that faded very slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells super tropical with apricot, Razzles candy, melon, pineapple, lemon, orange peel, tangerine, orange juice, biscuit, brown sugar, citrus fruit and a malty sweetness that resembles syrup over a fruit salad.

Tastes like it sells with pineapple, mango, graham cracker, tropical fruit like apricot, melon, pineapple and papaya, then like the nose comes the Razzles candy, lemon, orange peel, tangerine, orange juice, biscuit, brown sugar, a grapefruit bitterness and sweet malt. It states dry hopped on the can but it tastes wet hopped, it's quite dank and very tasty, hiding the 9% ABV masterfully. Dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of BellsFan
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of pants678
2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Orange, not really hazy. White foam.

Smells great, like one of the C hops.

Lactose is very apparent, maybe more so because of vanilla extract. Hops aren't front and center, dunno what hops actually. Seems like a bitter WC IPA w/ adjuncts. Was hoping for NE style.


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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a moderately hazy golden amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of mildly caramel malt, citrus hops, lemon, orange, mixed tropical fruit and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is lightly caramel malt, citrus hops, concentrated mixed fruit flavors with orange and pineapple somewhat dominating (but with an overall fruit punch profile), vanilla. Quite sweet. Finishes with moderate grassy and citrus hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Fortunately I kinda like sweet ales every once in a while, because this one skates on the edge of cloying. I'd 100% nail lactose in this one in a blind taste. The good part of the fruit flavors are that they are intense, but more like a fruit concentrate than fresh fruit and well mixed. I found this quite drinkable, and probably more interesting than most of this style, likely due to the ABV and strong fruit flavors overwhelming my resistance. For me this was the IPA equivalent of one of those fruit mixed drinks served on the beach: enjoyable, but too mundane to have in any other context. This was the more enjoyable of hazies I've had lately, but now I'm cutting back.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with thick, fine foam.

Smell is very tropical, with lots of mango accompanied by some grass and a hint of vanilla.

Taste is like a boozy juice of orange and mango with a bit of vanilla. Good balanced bitterness.

Mouthfeel is great, soft and pillowy with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall, a very nice NE IPA. I've found Evil Twin to be very much hit and miss in this style, but this was very good.

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Every Day, Once A Day, Give Yourself An IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
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