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Evil Twin Disco Beer | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.92/5
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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:
#8,611
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
116
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 48
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 jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a foamy 1 inch orange-white head that lasts. Thick streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus and berry aromas. Taste is slightly sour with citrus and berry flavors along with some citrus zest. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it doesn't really seem like an IPA to me.

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew rocks! The pour needs patience because the head is very lively here. The beer looks to be a murky brown color and the head is a tan or light brown. The smell is wonderfully hoppy with some aged wood in the mix. The taste is hoppy too of course, but with the addition of the barrel aging it adds a whole new element to the beer. The aging and the hops work very well together. The mouthfeel is a bit bitey and yet has a smooth oily texture to it. The lacing is very nice on here too. Overall well worth trying for sure. Really enjoyed this one alot.

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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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3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, something about 'owning the dance floor' on the label blurb. I thought we got past that shit long ago when we moved away from beer tub girls and Stella Artois.

This beer pours, and I use that term loosely - it generates a crazy amount of tumultuous, airy, puffy, and rising beige head, on the order of 20:1 foam/liquid - a hazy dark apricot hue, and settles way too slowly, eventually leaving some chunky swaths of lace around the glass.

In the meantime, it smells of grapefruit cocktail, bready caramel malt, a bit of dessert wine sweetness, and a slight acrid woodiness. The taste is bitter pine needle and citrus rind, a slight tart white wine fruitiness, and some subtle second-hand barrel-aged woodiness. Pretty decent no-show by the booze, I gotta say.

The bubbles, well the bubbles are a pain in the ass up front, and once they deign to settle, it's only temporary, but you get a frothy, faintly fizzy mouthfeel, which fights for middleweight, and is somehow, more or less smooth. It finishes with an uptick in the hop oil bitterness, though the caramel malt and woody notes hold steady.

An interesting, and tasty enough big ABV DIPA, the barrel characteristics coming through in their predictably low-key manner. Too bad about the beginning to end carbonation debacle - there's no indication of any bottle refermentation on the label, but it sure seems like it plays out that way.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poired a deep dark orange amber with a nice average size white head, Very quick fade left behind adecent film ontop and a really awesome lace. Very gooey and thick on the sides of the glass.

Nice clean smell and hop character here, very citrus profile, lots of oranges, tangerine and pineapple..Nice slightly grain back trying to poke out and balances it very nicely not letting the hop character overtake it. Very lean and sweet. Extremely smooth, but with a slight tingling from the alcohol, and a tiny burn on the lips, but it faded away nicely as it warmed up. Bigtime hop bomb kool aid with sugar type of taste. This was a damn strong brew!

overall this was very nice and definatly my type of brew. Would love to try one again, as I really thought this was a fine ale.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

Pours an amber color with a thick off-white head. The hop profile is very citric. The wine barrel comes through and there is a little bit of melon and vanilla to it. Slight pine and maybe even booze. The flavor is very grassy, but also quite bland. There isn't a ton of hop flavor. Maybe some melon and sweet citrus notes in there as well. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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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4/5  rDev +2%

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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Derek
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great beer that, IMHO, is miscategorized.

10.5%, chestnut Amber with a light tan head that's got legs, 10% Chardonnay and very vinous (special malt?).

Call it a barley wine!

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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.

3.5/4/4/4/3.5

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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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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 wordemupg
3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into tulip 13/9/12

A umm, hmmm, there's a little foam with this one, oh no wait that little bits the liquid, seriously though I'm having issues getting this one in my glass. Nearly a glass of light tan foam with some murky dark amber liquid sitting at the bottom, very soapy head and a few patches of lace

S earthy woody vinous notes are strong and I get some faint fruit cake here and there, baking apples and baked pear I'm not sure If I should drink this or eat it for desert. floral and citric hops come out here and there but I'd never think this was a DIPA if tasted blind

T more of the same really but has some caramel to drizzle over my desert and a little funk, not bad but not I'm not really sure why you would age a DIPA in Chard casks, I'm drinking it easily enough but its not all that close to a DIPA

M its overly foamy, I don't even really get a chance to feel the weight before it turns too foam, no heat is impressive for 10.5% but the stuff just turns to air in the mouth

O a strange brew too say the least, it just falls short of what I was hoping for, perhaps I'm just disappointed because I was expecting a hop bomb

I'm not sure if the little bit of funk I could taste was intended, perhaps the onset of an infection? I wouldn't drop the money on this one again and perhaps if Ihad read the label I wouldn't have bought it in the first place. Not the best first impression but still quite drinkable for the strength, I just broke the bank on Evil Twin and I hope the other I grabbed are worth the price tag.

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