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: American Double / Imperial 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:
#3,951
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
74
pDev:
6.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
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 +1.9%
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 -2.7%
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 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benjamincarter
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Single 16 oz can. A whopping $5.99 a can. This had better be good.

Pours a lemon drop hazy color, with a disturbingly tall head of 5 inches. Lots of broken lace as the head recedes at a snail's pace.

Aromas of tangerine peel, grapefruit, white bread, and some tropical fruits like mango and papaya.

Flavor starts with lemon and slight resins, tackles over into some ripe orange, papaya, and grapefruit. The white bread translates here too. White bread and resins continue into the finish.

Feel is crisp and juicy, with tons of acidity and lingering resins on the finish.

Overall, a decent NEIPA. At $6 a can it's not particularly worth it, but it's still pretty decent, I'd be buying it if it were $13 a 4 pack.

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Photo of Allurex
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This hazy yellow-orange can pour is capped by 1 cm of fluff. The aroma is light and citrusy. The flavor is tangerine juice and a bit of mango with some malt presence, but a medium hop bitterness dominates.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Is it or isn't it a New England IPA? It poured too clear. Aroma and flavor were fractionally there. A hazier IPA. It was decent but I was a little miffed by the concept.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Prince_Casual
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into stemless wine glass. Can bottom inked with:
"Batch ETCC1-AH
5765"

L: Pours a nice tangerine orange, slightly more carbed than the Aslin cans I'm used to. Tiny bit of floaties by the time I finished the can

S/T: Candied oranges, powder sugar, it's not sweet but very confectionary.

F: Lighter than I expected considering the abv. Fairly creamy, not particularly carbonated (lost all the bubbles on the pour, maybe).

All in all a pretty good beer. I'm inferring from this site and other that this is about 2 months old. Frankly at $20/ 4x16oz, we more than deserve a can date. Not sure I'd purchase again unless that's rectified.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have to admit to a bit of amusement when I saw this CAN for sale at one of my local bottle shops. The name is an homage to a famous Dadaist trompe l'oiel painting by Rene Magritte entitled, "Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe" which depicts ... a pipe! But it is not a pipe, just a rendition of one. Put that in your peace pipe & smoke it, as they used to exhort on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". As a teenager, I learned how to make a pipe from an empty CAN, whether pop or beer & it has proven to be a useful skill over the years. Now, since my spent CANQuest (tm) CANs go to Jeff Lebo in York Haven, PA, I keep them intact for his CANlection.

From the CAN: "Double dry-hopped Double India Pale Ale."; Translates to: “This is Not A NE-Style IPA”.

I Crack!ed open the vent & CANmenced a slow, gentle Glug, hoping for some truth in advertising. No such luck as it WAS a hazebro NE-style DIPA! Grrr. An in-glass swirl raised two fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head that resembled meringue above lemon custard, akin to a lemon meringue pie! Color was a cloudy, turbid Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) & if that is your thing, so be it. To me, it looked like an unfiltered mess. Nose was very citrusy with notes of grapefruit, lemon & orange/tangerine. Mmm. Mouthfeel was full & creamy, like a dollop scooped onto my tongue. The taste was likewise citrusy, but less bitter than the nose had led me to expect. Instead, the orange/tangerine flavor was at the forefront with the grapefruit & lemon flavors lurking in the background. I do not generally like these types of beers, but this one was well-done. Finish was dry, but not overly bitter or gasping, just kind of overall citrusy.

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Photo of DamienArk
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow body with great head and lace. The aroma is citric and floral with some acidity. Smooth, clean, light citric grapefruit taste and clean finish with no bitterness and even a touch of malty goodness as well.

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Photo of ppavlick
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vetbidder
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sure looks like a NE style IPA , hazy light golden with a nice fluffy white head. Lots of tropical orange citrus and pineapple on the nose yummy! Wow, actually love the flavor , nice mesh of sweetness and slight bitter. Crisp and low on carbonation with not much bite and no heat. Good beer here.

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

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