Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA | Evil Twin Brewing

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Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPAHalf & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA
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3.69/5
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38 Ratings
Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPAHalf & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Omnipollo

India Pale Ale with lemon and tea added

Added by fosters9 on 12-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,741
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
38
pDev:
12.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of JamFuel
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
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!

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Photo of bark
2.77/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
1.89/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Goofster
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.69/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cherche
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.32/5  rDev -10%
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...

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IMFletcher
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of i4ourgot
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of GravityKills
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2018-02-14
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.

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Photo of Buffettman2018
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deonreds
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a mellow yellow color with shades of honey, and a head of 1 finger that dissipates to about 1 fingernail in 2 minutes.

Aroma is strong mint, followed by faint lemon and herb.

The mint/peppermint comes through in the flavor as well, though not as strong as the nose. Surrounding the mint is orange, and then lemon, some black tea-like action, and some earthy dankness, finishing on sour gummy worm.

Feel is creamy, but with a bite and medium resin, with a slightly oily finish.

Overall, this one is weird - but I kinda like it. They really went with the "mint leaves in the tea" angle, leading me to believe a good amount of Glacier and/or Pearle hops were incorporated into the brew. Or hell, they just threw mint leaves in there. After all, this is Omnipollo and Evil Twin we are talking about here - two breweries not afraid to experiment, and the former being hungry for it. My general scores are simply for originality. Buy it if you want something completely different, because this will do it.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours opaquely hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange peel, black tea, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, light pepper/pine, honey, wheat, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lemon, tea, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, orange peel, black tea, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, light pepper/pine, honey, wheat, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness; and lemon tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, orange peel, black tea, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berry, light pepper/pine, honey, wheat, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lemon, tea, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance; and zero pucker/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy/acidic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a very nice fruited IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lemon, tea, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/acidic/drying finish. Drinks like an NEIPA with added lemon acidity. Great balance of bright/juicy hop complexity, lemon, and tea flavors; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden pour with a small white head that fades quickly. Strong lemonade aroma with a hint of dry tea. Taste is more on the tea side with tart lemon coming in at the finish of the taste. Can also taste a hint of pine.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Half & Half Lemonade Iced Tea IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 38 ratings