Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA
Evil Twin Brewing

Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPAHalf & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
American IPA
3.66 | pDev: 12.02%
Apr 03, 2019
Dec 05, 2017
Collaboration with Omnipollo

India Pale Ale with lemon and tea added
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Rated: 3.39 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Honestly, I have skipped over this beer a dozen time. The label on the beer is just plain creepy. That person (dunno if it is a man or woman) has the weirdest looking face ever. I am not sure why I decided to this beer, maybe the novelty. I enjoy tea, but in beer, the jury has not reached a verdict. I do not care for the label. A generous pour into a pint glass gave a two finger head. The head has stellar retention and left lacing. The beer is a warm amber yellow color with a touch of orange hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy. The beer looks beautiful.

The aromas in the beer are lemonade, tea, citrus, herbal, toasted malt, and sugar.

The flavors in the beer are lemons, oranges, black tea, herbal, toasted malt, biscuit, cane sugar, and yeast.

The mouthfeel of the beer is fizzy and dry.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-plus carbonation, and a medium finish.

This beer as a novelty is hitting on all cylinders; however, this beer is just too weird for me. I cannot get over the half and half flavor with the IPA. The lemonade and tea flavors overpower the IPA flavors. I never thought such a feat was possible, but I learned today it was. The beer for me was Meh.
Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Aug 14, 2018
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A- A hazy pour from the can into a small chalice with a murky body and a one finger frothy white head. Fairly good head retention and spotty lace around the glass.

S- Well, Arnold Palmer indeed. The lemonade and the iced tea are very prominent off the top and it very much resembles the classic half and half. Very suggestive of a medium-strong lactic lemony tartness. Passionfruit, citrus and a hint of tropical hops with that.

T- Shifts a bit but the herbal aspects of the tea stay strong suggesting black tea and the lemonade is like a bitter lemon oil flavor which results in a flavor just like an Arnold Palmer. The other hops are less noticeable but grapefruit, floral, bitter herbal, orange and pineapple hints come to mind. Mostly about the tea and lemonade. Just a hint of tartness not as the aroma suggested.

MF- Fluffy and puffy texture to the light-medium body. The bubbles come in at a moderate level and it ends with a somewhat awkward bitter, too much like lemon peel, feeling.

The aroma is straight up Arnie half and half lemonade and black tea. The flavor follows that up nicely with just a bit too much bitterness but all in all it is a fun and tasty IPA.
Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 3.16 by DruC4 from Michigan

Jun 21, 2018
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours an unclear yellow and very little foam.

Smell is very lemony, smells just like Fox candy with some lemon curd and lime.

Taste is sweet and tart lemonade with some lemon curd and a faint bitterness. Refreshing!

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, this is a tough beer to review. It really isn't an IPA, nor is it a sour. A radler? Yeah, kinda. Tasty and refreshing for what it is.
Jun 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Wer34truh from Minnesota

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
This is a funky experiment of a beer. A more critical review than my own accused this of being a radler, which I think is a) a similarily inaccurately description of a fruity 7% beer as calling it an IPA, and b) downplayed the merits of the radler's very enjoyable characteristics.

With that said, this is a more interesting beer than it's a great one. The heavy and juicy citrus-laden sweetness of many contemporary IPA's is definitely present, as is (more concernedly) the over-carbonation of most modern sodas. The combination is like Bark said not ideal as it is both too sweet (or if nothing else, not balanced enough) and yet not particularly drinkable due to its high carbonation.

3.24 - but a fun 3.24 at that!
Jun 04, 2018
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

2.77/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
The colour is gold-orange; the liquid is hazy. The two fingers head is white and compact. It sinks down leaving no lacing.

The strong smell is loaded with sweet lemons/lemonade, lemon acid and bitter orange jam. Some bitter herbs, too.

The taste is artificially sweet with lemons, lime and tangerines. Quickly passing bitterness. Hints of lime coordinal and perfume. Light to medium body. The aftertaste got more natural lemon flavours and tea. it is also less sweet. Some alcohol heat and lemon throat drop in the sticky finish.

The carbonation is strong, the large bubbles fresh and long-lived. The liquid is sticky like a soda.

A beer mixed with lemonade? That isn’t an IPA, it is a radler.
May 14, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by aztraz from Sweden

May 11, 2018
Rated: 1.89 by JoeyJellico from Kentucky

May 06, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by Goofster from Sweden

May 04, 2018
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Picked up this very interesting brew from Vintage Estate in Ohio.
A - Ow dear sediment chunks in the glass makes for a older brew for sure but carbonation is pretty good a 1/4 inch of froth that sticks around. Looks hazy like pineapple juice.
S - Well I am getting the IPA part with hoppy bright bitter and some lemon peel/juice from the lemonade but it doesn't really smell like tea.
T - Sweet lemonade and IPA bright citrus hops with a mild bitterness in the finish is what I taste. If it was brewed with tea it's very mild coming off sort of herbal in the finish.
M - Quite smooth and easy to drink

Overall a good experimental which to me its not terrible. As I sip though I do get some mild peppermint flavor its not off putting but it is strange.
May 01, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by cherche from Washington

Apr 10, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
this series has been a major disappointment. it makes such good sense on paper, all of them, but the execution has been off pretty much across the board. the normal lemonade and the pink lemonade were both decent, but the coffee one was appalling, and this one wasnt much better. hazy and bright in the glass, very little color influence from the tea, heady from the can and bubbly all the way through. the nose is sharply acidic and cheap lemonade made from powder, not real lemons. there is a strange sweetness too, and a sort of concentrated black tea bitterness but not a fresh brewed iced tea character at all, its forced and weird. the flavor is tart and plastic to me, more lemon than needed and its not even real. the tea is really bitter with the hops at the end, and its not a great match of flavors. i could see a nice tea ipa with some real lemon working pretty well, but in this recipe it just doesnt work. far from being refreshing this was a chore to get through for me, and drips with artificiality. i wont be fooled by a beer in this series again, although i cant even imagine what they will come up with for it next, all the good ideas seem used up now. like the rest of the series, this is a real missed opportunity. evil twin is losing me a bit...
Mar 31, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Mar 20, 2018
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Looks like a bright, unfiltered IPA on pour. Nose reminds me of a handful of mint dental floss. Flavor is overpowering lemon that drowns the tea. Finish doesn't linger.
Mar 04, 2018
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Reviewed by i4ourgot from California

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Different. A little bit on the sweet side with a hint of lemon. I didn’t really get the tea flavor but the beer seemed to be pretty light in body. Nice color very little head.
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by GravityKills from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.12/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz can served in a snifter. Not quite poured completed, I stopped when it started looking cloudy. Batch ETH-H1-AG 5790, whatever that means.

Pours slightly hazy, light yellow color, with a medium sized head and a medium amount of carbonation. Smell is lemonade and iced tea.

Taste is bitter, unsweetened lemonade and iced tea with hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Overall, it's not terrible. I'll drink it. But I'll never have it again.
Feb 15, 2018
Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 43 ratings