Breaking The Waves | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#4,355
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
74
pDev:
5.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of zimm421
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
4.16/5  rDev +1%
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 -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -1.7%
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 +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Almost clear yellow color with white head. Aroma is really floral with linden and elderflower notes but also some dank hops. Taste has a light sweetness with floral honey flavor, almost no bitterness overall. Light body with medium carbonation. Alcohol is integrated really well.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

During a recent visit to a local bottle shop (is that now a misnomer?), I discovered a whole buncha new Evil Twin CANs for inclusion in The CANQuest (tm)! Happy, happy, joy, joy!

From the CAN: "Double dry-hopped Imperial Pale Ale brewed with Lactose".

I Crack!ed open the vent & CANmenced a slow, gentle Glug, but as soon as I realized that it was a hazebro with no hope of achieving clarity, I kicked it up a notch or two. This raised just over a finger of dense, foamy, tawny head with excellent retention, leaving behind lots of sticky lacing. Color was a downright cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose had a pronounced citrus presence, more towards tangerine than anything else, but with orange, lemon & grapefruit lurking in the background. Mouthfeel was creamy full, undoubtedly a product of the lactose addition. The taste was quite citrusy, but not overly bitter. It was like a juice blend of orange, tangerine & grapefruit with a hint of lemon. but sans the acidity. It was almost as though this could be good for me! Ha. I have no illusions in that regard. This one was dangerously drinkable, going down very easily with its lack of inherent bitterness. Phew. Finish was dry, on the cusp of semi-dry, but really not bitter while evincing a citrusiness throughout. I am never going to be a fan of these NE-style AIPAs & DIPAs, but this was pleasant.

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Photo of SebastianOwl
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoffePuck
4.86/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I liked it. Especially with the lactose. The lactose balanced out the bitterness of the hops. I'd get this IPA again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A very hazy golden color with a moderate white head. It looked viscous on the pour like an Albino RIS. Good retention with some splotchy laces in the glass. Good but somewhat muted aroma for the style with tangerine, pineapple, and berries. The same fruity notes were there on the palate. Moderately bitter for such a big beer, and there was some boozyness on the finish. Plenty of bitter citrus on the finish as well. A nice bready malt backbone that kept it from being too sweet. The lactose certainly gave it some heft and kept it from drying out too much, but this was not a "soft" beer. Overall I enjoyed this one, but it was too old school for the style.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Somewhat hazy and golden with a thinning white head. No piney notes on the nose but instead pineapple and other tropical flavors. Interesting tropical fruity flavor without the normal bitterness on the end. I guess the lactose cuts it down. After one other Imperial, it’s hard to pick out much alcohol on this considering 10% that’s got to be a nod to the feel of this beer. Not my favorite on the flavor but very drinkable for the high ABV.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Funk Teku glass canned on 2/21/18. Pours a fairly hazy orange with a nice 2 finger white head that leaves nice thin patches of lace behind.

Smell is apricot, papaya, hard candy, guava, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows apricot, papaya, guava, tangerine, and very balanced grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is big, soft mouthfeel but considering the 10% ABV perfect, not dry but a little sticky from all the fresh hops, and this comes across NEDIPA and drinks so easy and so well for a brew this size.

Overall this is one of the best 10% ABV in this style, still juicy and alcohol is so well hidden.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dental
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justintcoons
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into an Imperial nonic.

Appearance
Hazed out blonde. Short white head.

Nose
Mango, papaya, pineapple, dank, wintergreen, oats, and candy sugar.

Taste
Mango juice, papaya, and slight pineapple. Dank and wintergreen. Oats, candy sugar, and vanilla.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, oily, silky, and semi-sweet with a touch of bitterness.

Overall
Lotsa juice with a sweet milky balance. Hides the 10% abv extremely well.

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Photo of TijuanaTovar
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Incredible! Even at 10%. Drinks more like 6%. Lactose helps but I’d rather keep milk sugar out of my beers, especially IPAs. Otherwise this is spot on. Def on the sweeter side but given the abv, it’s understandable. Anyone that says this is boozy or bitter is kidding themselves. Solodome.

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Photo of jhlosito75
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a medium golden color, with a slight haze and 1 finger of white head----------------- the aromas are of dank weed, berries, citrus and nectarine------------ the flavors are of berries, Mellon, citrus, bubblegum, nectarine and peach, the beer has a full mouthfeel with a lingering bitter finish---------------- overall this beer was nice, it taste like a peach and nectarine milkshake

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Breaking The Waves from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 74 ratings