Evil Twin / Omnipollo - Rainbownade | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin / Omnipollo - RainbownadeEvil Twin / Omnipollo - Rainbownade

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Omnipollo collaboration. IPA brewed with grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry.

Added by superspak on 02-20-2018

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Photo of Wasatch
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice cloudy pinkish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger light pink head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, raspberry, blueberry). The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, raspberry, blueberry), nice little sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Aurascoper
4.86/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerthulhu
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-IPA brewed with grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, raspberry, and blueberry.

A: A dense and rustic-pink grapefruit colored pour is dense and juicy in the vessel. Looks like pulpy breakfast juice, particularly pink grapefruit juice. A quickly diminishing head doesn't last long enough to get a description.

S: Sweet and sugary peaches and mangoes open the nose, with a burst of fruity juices along with fresh grapefruit. A nice backing of fresh berries, particularly the blueberries, certainly do not go unnoticed with a nice representation. Sweet guava, wet citrus with a great balance between all the additives provide a good strength and lasting impression.

T: Pink grapefruit juice, sugary grains and citrus are forefront to back notes of fresh berries on the flavor. Passion fruit adds tropical notes, along with some sweet peaches and mangoes. Damp citrus, both sweet and sour along with some stemmy berries and greens. Very flavor forward and fruit juice like.

M: Thick mouthful, is almost pulpy breakfast juice like. Juicy, creamy and full with little to no carbonation.

O: Overall the addition of the grapefruit, mangoes, passion fruit and berries all provide a flavorful experience with an equal balance and nice full creamy malting that provides a great mouthful and drinking experience. Tropical and fruity breakfast juice like, berries. Love the innovation of Evil twin that pushes the boundaries. Also who can resist a can with Will Wheaton on it.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very refreshing, easy-to-drink, flavorful IPA that actually reminded me a little of a mildly tart sour. Hazy orange-amber color with a little lingering head and spotty lacing. Smells of loads of fruit - passionfruit, orange, tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, mango, blueberry, raspberry. Tastes similarly, along with some piney and herbal hops, vanilla, caramel and a big punch of malt. Definitely more sweet and tart than the usual IPA, but not overly imbalanced. Nice clean mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. I would compare it more to the Odd Side Ales' series of fruity ales.

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

Photo of beergorrilla
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DangerDawg
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
2.72/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

No date on can, yolo.

A- Pours from the 12oz can into a narrow, tall mug with a chalky pink-amber body with a very fizzy and slightly frothy half cm head. The small cap does not stay along for all that long and lacing is very rare.

S- As one might expect the aroma is a huge fruit bomb and the always prominent passionfruit is massive alongside the raspberries and to a lesser degree the grapefruit. Hints at a lot of tartness at this stage. Sour stone and tropical fruits with a hint of berries.

T- Hmm, all of the things added really kind of clash when brought together and the overall effect is the flavor of a melted berry popsicle with some astringent tropical and citrus flavors from the hops and their bitterness. To be honest the flavor, at least of this can, is really just a mess and you kind of get stray passionfruit, raspberry, blueberry and grapefruit notes that really don't balance and work well together. Somewhat astringent bitterness throughout. From things added grapefruit, raspberry and passion are big and mango and blueberry are kind of hard to pick up.

MF- Medium bodied overall with a slickness throughout and it ends with a harsh bitterness. A fluffy and ever so slightly creamy texture and a moderate level of carbonation.

A lot of added fruits to an IPA and in the end the flavors meld together to just taste like a fruit punch mess. The bitterness of the brew compounds with the fruits and it comes off as astringent between the grapefruit and hop components.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish orange, very murky, with some fine foam.

Smell is fruit salad, basically, with raspberries, blueberries and passionfruit being the main culprits.

Taste keeps the fruit theme going, with a slighttartness and just a conference of fruits and berries like raspberries, blueberries, passionfruit and mango crowding your palate. There is also a slight whiff of bitterness in there, but it ain't powerful...

Mouthfeeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall. Well, this really is not an IPA, and anyone buying this as an IPA will be at least mildly confused. What it is though is a very tasty fruit beer, and in that context, it's excellent, with good balance of tartness and sweetness.

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

fruit salad ipa here, i cant believe i bought another beer in this series after that coffee one, oh my gosh that was bad! alas though, i am a sucker for evil twin, and the curiosity gets me more often than not with them, i just dont want to miss any of the crazy experiments they try, and they cant all be good. i know this has been out a little while now, which probably is responsible for some of its messiness here, more decomposed than unrefined, past its prime. the pour is a deep pink color but there are an absurd amount of floaties, big pieces that stay in suspension. they probably werent there when this was brand new, but it isnt anymore, and its gross. the shade is also kind of muted and murky, not visually very nice even though the color is cool from all the fruit. i get blueberry and raspberry tannins and tartness above the other fruits, especially with the hops seemingly faded a bit, some grapefruit acidity is there too, this almost has a lactic thing going on. all the fruits sort of melt into each other, a little mosaic cat pee thing here too, and a strange and sludgy texture. i mean, maybe i am being too negative, but this doesnt do a whole lot for me. who in their right mind would call this an ipa? no matter how much it may have faded, its not that old, and this is nothing of the sort. this series was a let down, but this one i didnt get in its best light...

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Photo of REVZEB
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All the fruit! The smell is full of grapefruit, mango, orange, passion fruit, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and a floral lemonade. The taste is a multi-fruit, slightly tart, lemonade, with light hops to finish. No this is not a hoppy ipa, rather it is innovative and imaginative, and it pulled off this fruity lemonade vision wonderfully. Very drinkable at 7 perfect too.

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Photo of kitch
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12 fl. oz. can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: Strange colour… a hazy reddish, orange pink colour (like a dark grapefruit juice) with a two finger, very lightly pink colour head that had pretty good retention but left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Berry notes of that hard candy kind, berry smoothie, and touches of grapefruit here and there.

Taste: Lightly sweet, sour, bitter and tangy. Mixed berries, passionfruit, strawberry, orange, grapefruit, citrus zest and pine.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: It’s quite nice, its almost there. The aroma was great, but there was just something in the taste that couldn’t quite pull all the fruit together to make it mesh. While not perfect, it still drinks easy and was refreshing.

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Photo of Cliffy21
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Ristaccia
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ok, an "IPA" that has a bunch of fruit added...

There is a nice underlying grapefruit pithy bitterness, but the added fruit juices play the main role up front, and lay atop the bitterness in a conflicting battle for my palate. The opening notes of berry has a little tartness from the passion fruit. There's a fairly sweet aspect as well, and at this point, it's a nice, juicy fruit beer. The feel is medium full, and somewhat smooth.

The grapefruit, specifically the more bitter rind, come in mid-taste and before the end, there is even a little minty evergreen note. This is where the battle sort of turns my enjoyment down a notch (from a decent fruit beer to a mix that doesn't work so well). So overall, given the ingredients they tried to throw atop an IPA style, it's not too bad. Even with the mix I don't like, I could work through it easily enough. In the end, though, to me it's more of a fruit beer (with a bitter component) than an IPA with some fruit added.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on June 15, 2018. IPA brewed with grapefruit passion fruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry. Recommended if you like this style.

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