Ceci N'Est Pas A NE Style IPA | Evil Twin Brewing

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Ceci N'Est Pas A NE Style IPACeci N'Est Pas A NE Style IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double dry-hopped Double IPA. Translated to “This is NOT and NE-Style IPA.”

Added by superspak on 11-22-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
93
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of BCB76
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treyliff
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that has great retention after the pour

S- juicy citrus hops on the nose; plenty of grapefruit, tangerine, as well as some tropical notes of mango, pineapple and passionfruit. Clean underlying malt

T- zesty citrus hops dominate up front, with notes of grapefruit and tangerine, followed by a big mango note, as well as ripe melon. The finish gives more citrus zest with a hint of grass on the linger

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- solid NE style IPA with juicy citrus throughout

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Photo of Knapp85
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Esworthya
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RDW
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This IPA (call it what you want, this is pretty close to a neipa) show itself very hazy and pale yellow.
The aroma is very floral with orange blossom notes. Some stone fruits notes are present too.
Oops I already drank it all

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Photo of HughKelly
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanex
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skunkera
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a world of "what is" isn't and "what isn't" is... anyone in the craft beer world will say anything in marketing to get you to buy their stuff. Say what you want, Evil Twin's Citra heavy imperial IPA insists that this is not a hazy IPA. But it is.

With a rich haze that's off of turbid, Ceci N'EstPas A NE Style IPA (say that three times real fast) crowns with a dense and tarnish froth. Its aromas blossom with a lavish citronella scent and hints of tropical fruit. Modestly herbal, a suggestion of orange laden candies lay on the nose. Light pastry splashes the tongue with a tight bread sweetness of pastry, graham cracker, light caramel and honey.

Richly textured, the firm maltiness is slow to recede on the middle palate while the citrusy hop aromas translate to an equally citrusy taste. Tangerine, mandarin orange, nectarine and kumquat bring a juicy, radiant and vibrant taste with complementary flavors of mango, papaya and apricot not far behind. Pleasantly grassy, a sense of lemon verbena, green tea and fresh grass clippings decorate a moderately but smoothly bittered late palate.

Medium full on the palate, the resilient maltiness continues to add balance and texture in finish, all the while a gin-like spice aids in a malty dry texture that extends on the after palate with freshly zested oranges, sherbet and lemon. This beer may not be designed as a New England styled IPA, but it flirts with it quite a bit.

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Photo of Lerxst
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichieRich1812
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NCSapiens
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HPC
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer! Cloudy light yellow look. Nice citrus smell and taste. Exceptional finish with bold non bitter citrus! 8.5% VOL for a good effect. For you collectors it comes in a 16 oz silver can with a sticker type label.

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Photo of matcris
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: Five Alive juice with a finger + of white head that sticks around.
AROMA: OJ, peach, and pineapple.
TASTE: Same, and fairly low bitterness. Tastes great.
FEEL: Soft, but has a full carbonation level which I like. Medium body.
OVERALL: Smooth and tasty with enough bittering hops to know that they are there.

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Photo of cheer4beer_
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can from Savy Cellar June 2018

Holy cow.. the nose... it hits you like a Mack truck of grass clippings, citrus, weed, and female unmentionables. Dank and stank. Pours a hazy yellow with a tinge of orange. Heavy lacing froths down the side. Super refreshing, pungent, resiny hop oils on the pallet. Would appeal to seasoned hop forward beer fan and a newbie. What a cool beer, combining the NE style and old school west coast IPA. Love it.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of papayas and tangerines are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell has has lots of flavors of tropical fruits—mangos and papayas stand out in particular—along with notes of tangerines. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: The beer feels just about medium-bodied and somewhat juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Despite the name on the label, this is a classic example of a New England-style IPA. I really liked the juicy mouthfeel and aromas and flavors of tropical fruits.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of darktronica
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I will continue to buy any beer that references Rene Magritte's The Treachery of Images (kudos to Pipeworks and Forbidden Root for my first one). Anyhoo, this artsy-labeled can contains a somewhat standard NEIPA, golden- orange with moderate haziness. Heavy in the tangerine and apricot direction, with less complexity than some of the heavy hitters in this game. Pretty solid, though, for what I presume is a much more widely distributed NEIPA than most of the local producers I'm more familiar with.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Ceci N'Est Pas A NE Style IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 93 ratings