Breaking The Waves | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.09/5
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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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double dry-hopped imperial IPA brewed with lactose.

Added by superspak on 10-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,439
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
92
pDev:
8.56%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of bplogarbo
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can - another entrant in the unnecessary milkshake IPA marathon, it would appear.

This beer pours a hazy, medium banana yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather bubbly off-white head, which leaves some stellar latticework pattern lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, a lesser biscuity toffee thing, some orange, red grapefruit, and lemon citrus rind, a bit of hard water flintiness, ethereal milky notes, and further leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, treacle syrup, some generic lactic character, a muted domestic citrus fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more leafy, herbal, and gently soused-up floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its ennui-inducing frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and mostly smooth, with that lurking milkiness contributing to the cause here. It finishes off-dry, the malt actually kind of reeling it in, while the mixed hoppy essences flit about in their lingering chicanery.

Overall - yup, this is certainly made in that new-fangled, low-bitterness manner, with a soupcon of lactose to even things out even more. Add to that the virtually undetectable 10 points of the ol' wowee sauce, and what we have is one dangerous (but in the attractive sense) offering. Worth checking out, almost.

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Photo of Cythrawl
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cwd
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emincems
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abb610
1.8/5  rDev -56%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Bought this from a highly reputable local bottle shop that keeps FRESH beer. It tastes like a 2 year old IPA. No juicy dry hopped flavor. Hard to recognise the lactose because it is only sweetening a shitty flavor. Can code reads
ETBW3-AH
8361
I have no idea what the production date is based on that kind of stamp but Im guessing Evil Twin doesnt want people to know when their beer was produced because it sits around too long. I do not blame the bottle shop as this was the first time I have seen this beer. However i do believe this beer either sat on the distributor's floor or Evil Twin is cool with releasing shitty beer. Either way, drinking this beer reminds me of drinking non-local IPAS available 10 years ago.....past freshness, malty AF, antiquated hop profile and an overall flavor and smell that reminds me of what the IPA shelf at Total Wine would be like if liquefied.

Terrible beer.

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Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall silver can, has some info stamped on the bottom, but none of it makes any sense to me.

Ripe fruity sniff, with some bubblegum.

Yeasty, tasty, big, bold,heady and complex brew with more and more ripe fruity notes, again yummy bubblegum,and assorted yeasty goodness.

Dangerously easy drinking for a 10% brew.

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Photo of winehead247
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeckTheBeerGuy
3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eddiefl
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy peach colour with a very thin head.
The whole thing is about the tropical fruits: mango, papaya, passion fruit, the stone fruits like peach and some citrus are noted.
Soft mouthfeel due to the lactose.
Nice

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Photo of zimm421
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden colour with nice head, like a pilsner
Smells of exotic fruits and flowers.
The taste has some mellow sweetness with peaches, mango and passion fruit and very little bitterness.
Crisp feel, similar to a pilsner, some cereals and bread feel in the aftertaste.
Refreshing and flowery (linden) in the end. Invisible alcohol content.
Nicely made!

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow, not much of head. Aromas of tangerine, mango, citrus, vanilla and lactic acid. Medium body, medium sweetness, surprisingly low bitterness. Flavours of tropical fruit, citrus, and grapes. Absolutely hidden alcohol. Nice hoppy finish for that amount of malt.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden hued with a half inch of creamy off white on top. There's a light haziness present. The aroma is of pineapple and green apple. The taste is very much in line with the aroma. Plenty of overripe pineapple, pear, and a hint of green apple. This is more juicy than bitter. The mouth is dangerously quaffable and smooth and there's an odd cooling sensation.

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Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Breaking The Waves from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 92 ratings