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Evil Twin Disco Beer | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Disco BeerEvil Twin Disco Beer

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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

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Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Palate cleanser. Hoppy citrus and floral aroma. Citrus, honey dew and melon flavours. Drying finish. In your face hops hits the style. Big and boozy, more abv than 2 standard deviations of the style. Not complex tasty as I had anticipated. Bottle at Ginger Man NYC shared with George.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Anatole
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of supermeniscus
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mmsimmons
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bigorange
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: This is a gusher. Immediately upon opening, I saw the foam bursting out and started pouring immediately. It took four attempts to get the beer in the glass without it overflowing. The color is cranberry brown with copper edges and very hazy.

Smell: Some caramel malt, with a subdued floral and citrus hop presence. Chardonnay.

Taste: The flavor starts fairly sweet, with a generous amount of caramel and biscuity malt. The flavor turns bitter and dry, with some oak and pepper before the hops come in. Spicy pine and some citrus create the hop profile. White grape comes in at the end, adding a little more fruit depth. The finish is bitter with some oaky wine flavors mixed in.

Mouthfeel: It starts out sweet and finishes quite dry. The barrel aging clearly has a big impact on the mouthfeel. Very bubbly carbonation and a fuller than medium body. There is a tingly hoppiness and alcohol bite.

Overall: I am kind of disappointed in this. It is just a decent DIPA and the Chardonnay barrels did not do anything amazing to it either.

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Photo of VWBuggirl
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This brew has a nice hazy caramel color, with a tan foamy head.

S: This has a piney smell, with hints of raisins.

T: This is weird as it doesn't have a biting bitterness, but the hops are very present and flavorful. I don't pick out any individual flavors here. The wood flavors imparted by the barrel aging have run roughshod over the delicate flavors of the hops. I expect a fair amount of alcohol flavor to be present in such a high gravity beer. In this particular example, the alcohol isn't as obvious in the first sip, but becomes more and more present and overwhelming as the sips go on.

M: Appropriate carbonation to the style. It isn't overly thick from the sugars, giving it a medium body.

O: I really enjoy the flavors of this, but unless sipped slowly, the alcohol flavor can be a bit overpowering. This is a very different take on a DIPA and I enjoy that about it most.

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Photo of Agent1
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - First off, this beer is virtually impossible to pour. Not that this is a bad thing per se, but the yeast is extremely intense. The head is volatile and it takes a number of pours in small stints to get it all into the glass. Small bubbles with and beige white. Unattractive lacing. A deep ruby brown/ orange. Opaque with a little sediment residing at the bottom.

Smell - After letting the head settle down, one can definitely pick up more aroma when not trying to get through a thick layer. A nice, sharp yeast smell with citrus fruits and orange peel. A tiny amount of toffee and wood.

Taste - A slightly sour finish, but tasty. Lemon, grapes, grapefruit, brown sugar and a strong use of Nothern hops. Mild woody falvor, but it is barely noticeable. Having a hard time picking up the used Chardonnay barrels in this. Nicely balanced beer, though. Not sure if there is Citra hops in this. Nice malts, too.

Mouthfeel - Highly carbonated, this beer is intense on the tongue. Aside from the carbonation, the malts, sugars, and bittering creates a decent feel but nothing too amazing, in my opinion.

Overall - Perhaps a little too hoppy for me, I find it doesn't allow for the sugars and malts to shine through enough. But everything is here! Very impressive indeed. Not one of my favorite DIPAs, but I would buy this again for sure.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy dark orange with darker amber hues in the middle. Two fingers of light, bubbly cream coloured head formed and slowly receded to a thin layer.

S - Grassy hops up front with a fairly sweet caramel presence. Light oak notes in the backgroung. 3.5

T - Grassy hops up front with a good but not overwhelming bitterness. Some white wine flavours are introduced in the middle with a sweet malt backbone coming through. Some lighter oak flavours are also present.

M - Medium body. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle picked up today at Brewforia.... Paid $11ish... damn. Poured into my small Cigar City snifter.... The brew is a very hazed orange... with a very nice small bubble head that leaves drapes of lacing.

Aromas are thick .... nose hair coating resinous citrus hops pummel the ample malty sweetness.

Not as bitter as I was expecting, still a great hop presence... citrus zest and a bit of tropical fruits... a fair amount of malt sweetness, but it is still balanced heavily to the hops... The barrel presence leans more toward the oak than the wine... sorta tannic grape skins.

A bit on the heavier side of medium with plentiful carbonation.. small bubble and never abrasive.

Surprised about this one for sure.... not worth the pricetag IMO, but still cool to try relatively fresh.


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Photo of rarbring
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is foggy red amber, an off-white head with little lacing but god curtains.

Smelling vinous, tropical fruits, goose-berries, carambole. Mineral and metals..

Sweet, tropical fruit soup, white vine marmalade and grape-fruit peel.

Medium carbonation, oily with a smooth and soft texture, a long mild dryness.

A well balanced, fruity brew with a smooth dryness.

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Photo of rudzud
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a cloudy orange hue with a thin white head. Nice nice retention here.

S - Aroma has lots of nice orange and grapefruit, gentle chardonnay barrel notes as well. Very pleasant and inviting.

T - Taste is right up there with the nose, though the hops are a bit fainter. Getting flashes of stone fruit though oddly enough, must be from the barrel. Good vinous notes too.

M - Mouthfeel was just over carbonated. Really a shame.

O - Overall, a nice beer. Like the white wine notes here and how it interplays with the hops. Really solid.

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Photo of Beerandboards
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, with a best before date of 2015.

A - pours a very cloudy peachy white. Good amount of white foam.

S - lots of fruity citrus, with the wine barrel character coming though quite a bit. Peaches, lemony citrus.

T - interesting. No hops (not necessarily a bad thing, but its a IPA, so unusual). Lots of peach. Wine barrel character comes through with more white wine notes than barrel notes. Some white wine sourness almost, refreshing, interesting.

M - a little bit on the medium thickness to almost creamy side. Medium carbonation.

O - a very interesting beer. A buddy opened this to share. I have to say, although I didnt pay for it, the price tag on this bad boy is ridiculous. Glad I got to try it and, overall, its a solid beer. However, its definitely an odd ball of an IPA. I dont know what exactly I would call it. Worth a try, if you dont mind the price.

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3.96/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the pleasure of trying this on tap. The beer arrived in a snifter-like glass with minimal foam. The reddish brown color prepares the mind for a strongly flavored, high ABV beer. The aroma is distinctive: grapefruit rind, fruit, sweet malt, and white grapes--vinous as it were. The flavors meld into an unusual combination. The fruit and citrus and sweet malt some how mix with chardonnay to produce a pleasantly tasting brew. Unlike anything I have tasted before.

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

A: Pours a murky deep copper to amber in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Upfront there are some earthy notes over the smell of the malts with some light to moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops. The hop aromas become more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: Upfront there is a moderate amount of grainy malty sweetness with some lighter notes of caramel and toffee. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind hops and slightly lighter pine hops. Light amounts of bitterness towards the finish that fade quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is fairly easy to drink considering how big the ABV is (10.50 %), the alcohol is fairly well hidden and there is a good balance between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness from the hops. Definitely enjoyable.

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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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