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Evil Twin Breaking The Waves | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 10-18-2017

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light, cloudy orange body with sharp carbonation and minor head. Slightly tropical fruit and earthy aroma with some acidic notes as well. Smooth, tasty, grapefruit like sweetness with a fuller body thanks to lactic edge and has a clean, slick finish. The beer is basically a quality DIPA, nothing amazing, but I will say the ABV and bitterness are well-hidden so it's real easy to drink.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

L: About a 1/4" white head that stays around. Beer is golden with sediment floating around as small bubbles rise.
S: Could be more impressive. Don't get too much from it. A little bit of fruitiness.
T: About like the nose, I'm not getting too much from it. But it does have a sweetness from the lactose and small hints of fruit.
F: Smooth and has a creaminess that sticks around the whole way through.
O: Not a bad beer at all but just think I was expecting more from it as far as the flavor. But loved the body and mouthfeel of it.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Brewed for Evil Twin by Dorchester Brewing in Boston... 10% abv double dry hopped DIPA featuring Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe, with lactose... Based on their Instagram page, looks like an 11/13/17 canning... Medium gold and hazy with fine sediment visible, contributing to a hazy look; tall white head left lace lines behind... Lotsa juicy fruit, especially tropical, with thick mango, papaya, orange and pineapple impressions, as well as hints of brighter berry notes and something danker and pithy beneath... Medium-weight body has some heft, smooth and sweet, mildly bitter... Interestingly enough, I thought the feel was it's least attractive feature - felt a little thick for something so sweet and pale...

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high white head. The head gradually died down, leaving a layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: The beer starts off with flavors of orange citrus hops, but there are underlying notes of lactose that seem to mask just about all of the bitterness that you would expect from the hops. No alcohol is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The use of lactose in this Imperial IPA makes this rather unique as the beer hardly has any bitterness and is rather smooth (instead of crisp) on the palate. Given its strength, the beer is deceptively very drinkable; any traces of alcohol are very well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Bier82
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look, beer has a lot of floating sediment in it, while rinsing out the can a huge chunk of something cam out of the bottom (looked quite gross), pale urine yellow.

Smell, the strongest aspect of this beer, fruity and citrus, and even sweet.

Taste, surprisingly sour on the front, fruity in the mid, and sweet down the back. Could do without the sourness.

Feel, very carbonated, sourness tingles the tongue.

Overall, expecting a lot more from this. Turned off by the look of the beer, and the what washed out of the can. Worth a try if you like sweet and sour beer, but I would only buy a single if I were you.

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Photo of BB1313
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy brunt golden with some sediment/floaties; nice creamy white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and nice lacing. The aromas are floral. Some bread and crackers are there. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. More floral notes along with some hints of citrus. It's pretty sticky. The lactose is noticeable. It's bittersweet. More bread and crackers as well. Finishes with a subtle warmth. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly creamy.

This is an alright DIPA. I'm personally not really feeling it. The hop profile isn't anything crazy and I'm not a big fan of the addition of lactose. It's a solid big brew though.

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Photo of CHickman
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy gold orange color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head that faded very slowly and left minimal excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Evil Twin pumping out a classic NE style IPA.

The hops hit my nose a few inches from the glass as this brought pineapple, guava, oranges, grapefruit, fresh citrus hops, kind bud, tropical fruit, caramel, fruit candy like Razzles and earthy or leafy notes kind of like mint or tea leaf.

Flavor is all tropical fruit , with the aforementioned combo of pineapple, guava, oranges, grapefruit, juicy citrus hops, kind bud, tropical fruit, caramel, fruit candy like Razzles or even Fruity Pebbles cereal, and then some tangerine, lemon and coriander. More malt in the taste with biscuit and toasted grains coming through along with peppery spices, piney hops/pine cone, earthy accents and floral notes which must be from the double dry hopping. All good, the balance is nice and this is creamy and smooth from the lactose while hiding the 10% ABV masterfully. I hope ET makes this on a regular basis as this was a great beer.

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Photo of djrn2
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a goblet, in halfs. Subtle tropical fruit notes present in the nose and aftertaste. Lightly sweet as well, but not overpowering. Alcohol was very well hidden for 10% until this beer really warmed up. Would drink again.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Evil Twin Breaking The Waves from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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