That’s The Kind Of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French
Evil Twin Brewing

That’s The Kind Of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little FrenchThat’s The Kind Of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,301
ABV:
11%
Score:
90
Ranked #17,515
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 3.67%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
That’s The Kind Of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little FrenchThat’s The Kind Of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French
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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice IPA, great flavors and dankness and balance. No date printed on can. Pours a great hazy yellow-orange color with some fluffy white head and small sheets and rings of lingering lacing. Smells of ripe tangerine, mango, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and melon citrus zest. Also vanilla, malt, bread and weaker floral and herbal hops. Taste follows the nose, great balance and good hit of bitter hoppiness. Juicy and delicious. Smooth, slightly creamy and soft, mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. High ABV was very well hidden. Very enjoyable!

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Stronger even than your average Imperial IPA, Evil Twin's eleven percenter of a hop bomb might make you do some uncommon things; speaking French might not be one of them, but after two or three of these, making out like that French might be a strong possibility.

Leading with a hazy goldenrod pour, That's The Kind Of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French carries a creamy white froth that's nearly as long lasting as the beer's title. Rife citrus aromatics roll in the tangy succulent scents of tropical fruit, the juiciness of orchard fruit and an element of spicy dankness to the nose. But sweetness strikes with the first sip of agave, cereal and pastry tastes and textures.

But as the ale spreads across the middle palate, the malts loose their grip and the hops flood the tastebuds with the bold fruit flavors red grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, apricot and nectarine; all stemming from hops. But as the ale turns spicy, resinous and bitter, the finish is just piquant of smooth, allowing a botanical gin bite and an herbal finish of black tea, hemp and chive.

Full bodied and creamy through most of the session, the finish invites a spicy dryness and a hop filled resiny dryness to sheer the bulk of cereal textures from the sweetness. A long linger of spruce, cedar and herbaceous grasses trail into a fruity gin taste lean and late on the after palate.

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That’s The Kind Of IPA That Makes You Wish You Spoke A Little French from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 12 ratings