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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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by mfrogs:
Photo of mfrogs
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious. From the can at nyc craft beer fest. Pours a dark purple fruit color with short head. Smell is purple berry fruit with hoppy character. Great balance, sour ale taste, sooo quaffable. Great brew!!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BEERchitect
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With a kaleidoscope of flavor the brewers of Omnipollo and Evil Twin take their collaborative efforts two steps further. The acclaim of their lemonade IPA has them now adding generous portions of grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, raspberry and blueberry to the mix for a full and fruity bitter beer.

Rusty mauve to the eye, a foamy off white head build onto the beer and entices the nose with a full fruit punch character. Leading with raspberry, a berry mix with wine couples with a gently tart scent for a strong sangria impression. Sweet to taste, the early palate is laden with fruit juiciness, light honey and a mild cobbler-like maltiness.

A gradual change across the middle palate leads to the malt sweetness and breadiness to slowly retract and for the fruit flavors to garner strength. Without the bulk of sweetness, the true radiant character of fruit carries the hierarchy of raspberry and blueberry first with the gooseberry and grapefruit having a balancing influence with their tart and bitter fusion. Trending bittersweet on the late palate, the beer can't help but to seem wine cooler-ish, but in a good way.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer's robust fruit character and bolder fructose linger has the flavors seeming fuller. But its fruit acids and bitter hop resins lightens the body considerably in finish. Bitterness eventually wins out with a medium long grip on the throat laced with the spicy warmth of vodka.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
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 MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can - made with the specified fruit, yes, but what the hell are they talking about in the marketing blurb?

This beer pours a murky, medium salmon amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly creamy pale pink head, which leaves some sudsy gear chain lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells initially of warm fruit salad, until the raspberry and mixed tropical esters emerge from the scrum, and very little else. The taste is gritty and grainy cereal malt, a still muddled exotic fruitiness, raspberry, grapefruit, and blueberry juice, and some some hard to pinpoint earthy, leafy, and piney green hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back in its insouciant-seeming frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with the acerbity of the different fruits causing a very minor chink in the metaphorical armour here. It finishes off-dry, the malt still awash in a now mostly citrusy fruitiness.

Overall - while this is certainly flavourful and refreshing, it also loses almost all of its beer-ness, for lack of a better word. And with a small booze warming as things proceed, I'm much more reminded of a frooty mixed drink than an IPA. Ah well, it's sunny and warm outside, so who am I to complain?

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

Photo of Dpotter1991
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like pink lemonade, light head and no lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit, orange and sweet hard candy. Taste is very sweet with touches of grapefruit, jolly ranchers and other assorted overripe fruit. Good and refreshing with a sweet grapefruit feel at the end

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TijuanaTovar
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is fantastic! No lactose or vanilla necessary. It’s hoppy and fruity, but soft and low bitterness. I would say this is venturing more into being a fruited ale than in the class of an IPA, but it works. Intensely crushable. Perfectly balanced. My one small flaw in this beer is the ever so slight astringency/windex taste on the tip the tongue and lips. Is this a PH issue or an astringency issue due to oversparging or hopping rates/timing?? It’s an A beer for me.

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Photo of Mozman14
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sour but refreshing.

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

Photo of drunkenmess
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of PicoPapa
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Pours a dirty purplish brown with an inch of frothy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is sour and pretty fruity, as expected. Blueberry, passionfruit, raspberry, grapefruit and Starbursts. The taste is sour and sweet. Big blend of fruits. Blueberry, raspberry, grapefruit, blackberries, mango and strawberry. Some light floral hop notes mixed in there but this one is all about the added fruits. Almost had a blueberry lemonade taste to it. Light to medium body with low carbonation. This balances out the fruit flavors while still making it taste like a beer and not some Mike’s Hard Lemonade flavored drink. An odd beer worth trying at least once.

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Photo of jpd026
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky medium to dark amber-ish pink (very similar in color to Ocean Spray Mauna La'i) in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate purplish pink + ruby red colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy pale pink head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/tangerine hops and blueberry, raspberry, tropical/mango, tropical/passionfruit, and citrus grapefruit juices. There are light aromas of wheat + biscuit malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of wheat + biscuit malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of blueberry, raspberry, tropical/mango, tropical/passionfruit, and citrus grapefruit juices. Finally there are light to moderate flavors of citrus/tangerine hops which impart a hint of bitterness before fading away quickly leaving lingering fruit juicy flavors in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable and easy to drink but probably not something that I would reach for often - well hidden alcohol and pleasant fruit juice flavors.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As New Evil Twin Beer Sunday (Week 692) CANtiniues, I am beginning to delve back into IPAs after a short departure.

From the CAN: "A refreshing drink when associated with childhood nostalgia to others a pop cultural symbol of female emancipation. Whatever the association, we teamed up with two Swedes, Henok and Karl of Omnipollo to squeeze out a tasty, tempting and deceivingly well balanced IPA with sweet and sour notes of old-fashioned memories."; "India Pale Ale with Grapefruit, Passion Fruit, Mango, Raspberry and Blueberry added".

I Crack!ed open the vent & having no idea of what to expect, began a slow, gentle Glug. My jaw dropped when I saw that it was both a reddish violet color & cloudy to boot! I let the rest free-flow into the glass, forming just over a finger of dense, rocky, foamy, pinkish head that looked like fresh-spun cotton candy. Wow! Color was a cloudy Reddish-Violet (SRM = N/A). Nose smelled like fruit salad, especially of grapefruit and mango/passion fruit (very tropical). Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was bitter with the grapefruit leading the charge, but the raspberry and blueberry lent it a piquant tartness as the tropical fruits brought up the rear. It was definitely very fruity, which is not what is expected in this style, but the grapefruit made it plenty bitter, which is in keeping with the style. Finish was dry and refreshing, but I did not feel like I had just drank an AIPA. Gotta rate to style, not to taste. Sorry.

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

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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