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Evil Twin Disco Beer | Evil Twin Brewing

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116 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Disco Beer is a vinous IPA thoughtfully blended with 10 % Chardonnay white wine. This Champagne of beer is a real party starter, no more shy beer geek. Drink it and you will own the dance floor.

Added by rfgetz on 04-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,614
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
116
pDev:
10.46%
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this last year on tap at a local beer bar, but it was a hazy night so glad to have the opportunity to try it again
A - ridiculous carbonation make this impossible to pour, or a least requiring a lot of patience, but finally appears to be a mildly cloudy cedar colour
S - peppery and sweet with touches of caramel and dark toast
T - significant caramel and nutty maltiness quickly backed up by peppery earthy hops
M - crazy how the alcohol is masked here, relatively lights and easy drinking, slight bitter, leaves your insides warm and toasty
O - the anticipation of the slow staged pour was worth it, very big and balanced while remaining easy drinking and complex, bravo

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Photo of Casey10
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this one as it is very different from any other dipa's I have had aged on chardonay barrels this is one nice little beer.

I poured this into a nonic pint glass super head with hazy orange copper color body.

S - smell is like sticky candy like smell.

T - Can really taste some pine, but malt comes through a bit as well as the slight after taste of the chardonay barrel in the backgound really nice.

M - mouthfeel sticks with you and give it a slight resionous feel.

O - Again really liked this price a bit steep but for what you get well worth it.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Disco pours a hazy amber with a medium sized white head that dissolves slowly. As the foam fades a fair amount of spots and lines of lace remain on the glass.

The aroma is malty with notes of caramel malt, bread and a hint of orange peel.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is light on the palate with an effervescent fizz and dry finish. The flavor is fairly well balanced, but leans towards malty. It begins with caramel and toasted malt before the hops present themselves with flavors of orange citrus. It finishes with a touch of clove and yeast.

This is a tasty beer with malty flavors and citrus hops. It almost reminds me of a Belgian Dubbel.

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Photo of DersOne
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A-Pours a hazy copper color with a finger of malt ball colored head, big bubbles and a good amount of lacing and retention.

S-Malty sweetness, a bit of pine maybe, mellow hopping with hints of dark fruit and citrus.

T-Sweet malt and dark fruits washing away to mellow dry hops and citrus, minimal bitterness. The white wine adds a nice subtle sweetness to the blend that makes for easy drinking.

M-Low carbonation, an appropriate amount of dryness for my palate, some stickiness, rather light-bodied for the style.

Overall-4/5, an interesting variation of an IPA that will be frequenting my collection.

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Photo of IronDjinn
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 330 ml brown bottle. Pours out deep cloudy amber hue, massive loose spongy light beige head that forced me half a dozen attempts in order to empty the bottle into the glass.

Earthy notes on the nose, along with some woody and vinous character, all of which are eventually parted by a hoppy grapefruit element. Brown sugar and some caramelized malt develop as it warms.

Flavour is rather intense and for the most part comes as one long cohesive rush from sip to swallow, no particular character seems to stand out beyond another. Still, let's try to pick it apart.... Toasty, grainy malt up front with some caramel highlights, with earthy, woody notes quick to follow in the middle, accompanied by a dry vinous character and even a hint of Bretts, finishing with earthy, spicy, grapefruit pith hops. That's the slo-mo rendition, since the actual delivery to my palate gives the impression of being quite seamless.

Lighter end of medium-bodied mouthfeel, texture is effervescent from the carbonation.

Finally a barrel-aged IPA that works, and one aged in Chardonnay barrels of all things. To be honest this whole experience leaves me with the impression of sampling a well put-together Saison, with the woody earthiness subbing in for peppery phenols. This is definitely one to experience, I'll be seeking out more for sure.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Teku glass at the BrewDog bar in Edinburgh. Best before 2015. From notes. Reviewed 29 May 2011.

A: Huge head with good retention. A dull orange-brown, opaque brew.

S: White wine and HOPS. Vegetal, dry, interesting, and strong.

T: Super-good! Jarringly so. Light and dry, with lingeringly pleasant hops. A bit sour -- that must be the Chardonnay ageing coming through. The aftertaste is woody, dry, and brief.

M: Sparkly-good and spicy. Drying and delicious.

O: A really interesting, engaging beer. Tasty and recommended. Overpriced, but very, very fun.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The description read: "Disco Beer is a vinous IPA thoughtfully blended with 10 % Chardonnay white wine. This Champagne of beer is a real party starter, no more shy beer geek. Drink it and you will own the dance floor."

Pours a hazed and dulled gold color, cap of champagne like white head, moderate retention and lacing. Scent is of floral and herbal hops, the wine comes through with a kiss of alcohol, touches of pine and grapefruit, notes of wood with a lightly sweet carmely and nutty malt backbone. First taste again brings floral and herbal hops, the chardonay taste is very true and not just vinous notes with slcohol and is slightly buttery, notes of slightly musty oak before a moderate backbone of lightly sweet and nutty malt comes through, finishes very wine/champagne like in taste. Body is lighter side of medium, with some sprtizy carbonation keeping it in check, finnishes dry.

Adding actual chardonay to the blend gives it a completely different charachter than a few others which are aged in chardonay barrels. The wine truly does make itself present and obvious, and the IPA is formulated in a way to allow this to happen. Nice work.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a dark, cloudy chestnut brown-amber. Bottle was a slow gusher, leaving a massive, coarse off-white head that dissipated quickly to a thin, uneven head with lots of chunky lacing. Intriguing, but confusing aroma of vinous grape juice, caramel malt, oak, hints of vanilla and hops. Flavor is rather subdued compared to the aroma, with mild vinous grape juice and must, bready and light caramel malt; earthy with hints of oak. Finishes with bittering hops and residual vanilla, dark malt and oak. Medium bodied with a pleasant mouth feel. I'm not normally a big fan of wine barrel aged beers, but the vinous influence on this one was nicely balanced with interesting oaky malt and hops. Very little herbal hop flavor, but this find of a lone bottle could have sat on a shelf for a while. This barreled beer is otherwise none the worse for the further aging. An off-beat and interesting aged ale that is at the outer fringes of the American IIPA category.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Fonduevoodoo for CanBIF Spring 2014.

A - Pours a deep red, cloudy colour with good carbonation coming up. Three fingers of off white head on top. Good lace spatterings and a film of retention.

S - Super interesting. Grapey, winey, malty, some citrus. Very original. Yeasty as well as woody and some dark fruit. Super cool.

T - Vinous element is definitely there. Not much in the way of DIPA characteristics. Some citrus and serious malt.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body and a dark fruit/bitter finish.

O/D - This isn't exactly a DIPA. But it's a very curious and creative beer, which i respect. The vinous element really takes hold but plays well with the character of the beer. You also can't detect any alcohol, which is a bonus. All in all, a good experience, and a new way to look at beer.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle cost split with funkydelic and beeruser for one of our weekly tastings. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, and caramel. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, fruit, fruit hop, wood, caramel, and slight peat on the followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was really surprised by the complexity of the flavor going on in this one. Just so much stuff going on for the style. The aroma was quite good as well on this one. My only gripe is that the mouthfeel was kind of thin based on my preference for the style, but that is just me being picky. Definitely worth trying without a doubt.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is firm and hoppy with a yeasty undertone and a citrus hint. The sample I got fizzed like nobody's business, so be careful if you have this in a bottle! It pours a hazy dark honey-golden that is barely translucent and has a thick, frothy, rather persistent light golden tan head. Flavor is decently hoppy with a firm touch of evergreen, a subtle citrus undertone that mainly grapefruit plus a little sour orange, and a whisper of sweetness. Finish is hoppy, a little fruity and just slightly bitter. Texture is quite fizzy and lively, leaving a nice tingle. OK, maybe on the overpriced side, but still a more than adequate Imperial IPA.

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Photo of davey101
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Best Before 2015. 12 oz bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A - Dark amber hazy body with a massive khaki foam. Very dirty and soapy and it took forever to settle down to a three finger high head. Crazy amounts of lacing and retention.

S - Piney resinous hops and smooth oak. A touch of caramel malts and some spice.

T - Piney hops, sweet grapefruit, bready malts and strong oak notes. Some hints of apple, grapes, vanilla, and spice in the background. Lightly bitter finish but it remains very smooth and robust.

M - Creamy with a medium to full body with a nice level of carbonation. This has to be bottle conditioned. Alcohol is really well hidden.

O - I'm really digging oak aged IPA's, and the fact that its a white wine barrel really plays well with the base beer. It may be a few months old but the hops are still present and the bitterness really offsets the smoothness of the oak notes. Reminds me a lot of DFH Burton Baton. Superb beer!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy burnt orange/brown color with about an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention is very good, and there's a lot of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is mostly pine and citrusy (grapefruit) hops, along with some wood, grapes/Chardonnay and caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some herbal flavors and peppery spice noticable. Also, all the flavors seem to mesh well together, with no one flavor really overpowering the others. There's both hops and grapes/wine noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy with good carbonation. I think this is an interesting brew, I liked it a lot.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that never died down.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste has citrusy flavors of grapefruit.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is relatively easy to drink because there is a good balance between the malts and the hops.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Local Option in Chicago poured into a snifter glass. Pours a dark amber hazy body with a khaki head that lasted very nicely throughout. Armoas of piney resinous hops and smooth oak. A touch of caramel malts and some spice. Flavors of piney hops, sweet grapefruit, bready malts and strong oak notes. Some hints of apple, grapes, vanilla, and spice in the background. Lightly bitter finish but it remains very smooth and robust. Creamy with a medium to full body with a nice level of carbonation throughout. The alcohol was well hidden. Overall a nice brew.

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Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a dull orange color and a thick consistency. There was a comically huge amount of foamy, long-lasting head. Surprisingly average lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, citrus, and the advertised chardonnay.

T: Tasted of hops, though not as much as with American made DIPAs. Also had some citrus and a bit of malt. The chardonnay was there, but not obvious. Somewhat more subtle than other beers of the style. A generally well done flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a slightly different, yet drinkable DIPA.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JonnyBeers
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Neffbeer
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip:

A: When I popped the cap there was a big woosh, but no gush. It poured a deep copper color with mahogany hues when held up to the light. The whoosh was foreshadowing to the billowing foamy head that ensued. Huge rocky white caps, quite cloud-like, with tons of sticky lacing coating the glass. It was slightly over-carbed so pour gently.

S: It smells of resinous hops, pine cones and citrus, with some hints of peaches and grapes thrown in for good measure. The chardonnay barrels come through in a toasty nutty way, there is no mistaking the oak. For this beer clocking in at 10% there is no hint of alcohol anywhere to be found.

T: The hops hit the palate first with a graceful burst of citrus and pine. As the brew warms some more the hops become more pronounced revealing a pleasant peach jammy-ness. It is really a smooth brew for being a double, not overly bitter or boozy. The chardonnay barrels are distinctly present, but refrain from being overpowering. It finishes pretty dry with some toasted oak.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation.

O: I enjoyed this beer immensely. It does not fall in line with what I tend to look for in a DIPA, but interesting non the less.

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Photo of jdhilt
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Explodes out of bottle with a five+ finger off-white head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving chunks of lace. Cloudy amber color with some yeast left in bottle. Grapefruit hops and alcohol nose. Good carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Flavor has some caramel with grapefruit hops and alcohol. Expensive at $10.10 for a 330ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me. Best by 2015.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 116 ratings
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