Evil Twin Disco Beer | Evil Twin Brewing

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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
Ratings:
116
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
15
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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 bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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 rfgetz
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
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 bylerteck
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
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 ColForbinBC
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap, served in a pint glass

A hazy amber body with a firm, bubbly cap that sits at two fingers and falls slowly to a thin collar. Some clingy lace here and there.

Notes of earth, caramel, citrus, white wine, and a touch of oak underneath. Interesting combination of aromas.

Sweet malts up front--caramel and biscuit--before a mild citrus bitterness of grapefruit, lemon, move in. Grapes and oak mix with a mild earthy bitterness in the finish. A touch of resiny, earthy spice lingers.

Medium body, a bit chewy, with a dry finish.

A balanced DIPA with an added layer of complexity from the white wine addition. This beer didn't wow me, but it was fairly tasty.

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Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear orange with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing

S: Lots and lots of sweet citrus--lemon, orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. It has a candy-like aroma and smells absolutely great.

T: Similar to the aroma, though not quite as sweet and with a strong grassy hop presence to go with the citrus. Only lightly bitter.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is light, clean, and dry.

O: A very good DIPA, and definitely the best I've had from outside of the States. Hell, it's better than most from the States. It's a tasty citrus bomb that I could smell for hours.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.17/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a huge light tan head that rises three quarters of the glass, great retention and lace, a dark cloudy orange, a bit of wait but looks good... subdued light smooth hops, a little sweet oak but its the only vinous note I get... this is one weird and unique tasting beer, I’m attacked with so many different notes I’m almost at a lose for words, lots of dipa qualities of alcohol and liquid resin, a weird smokey quality to it, again I don’t get much of the wine, I’m assuming the Chardonnay gives it the smoke character, but I find it distracting... this is something worth trying because its so different, but its not something that I would have again

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
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 Cyberkedi
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
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 bsuedekum
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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 leitmotif
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of WanderingFool
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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 joemcgrath27
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
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 nrbw23
2.35/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a hazy dark amberish orange color with a huge head of foam. Foam had great retention and left some layered lacing. This brew looks nothing like a DIPA thus far.

S- Quite a bit of wood, wine, a bit of sweeter malts and a touch of spicy hops. Very odd so far.

T- The oddness continues into the taste. I'm picking up quite a bit of sweetness. Quite a bit of a bready type malt. Followed up by some spice from the hops. Then there was a really odd taste. Apparently that was the wine and oak coming through. I had no idea and couldn't put my finger on it until I read the description of this beer on this site.

M- Medium in body and quite a bit of carbonation here.

O- Very different for sure and I'm glad I tried this one, but I'm just not really digging this one.

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Photo of durlta
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-copper with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Oak, vanilla, chardonnay, pine, grassy, and earthy hops, sweet caramelized malts, a touch of brown sugar, and some booze.

T - Oak, vanilla, buttery chardonnay, pine, grassy, earthy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and lightly caramelized malts, touch of tart and sourness, a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with dry, warming, lightly bitter finish.

D - Interesting blend of flavors. Barrel flavor a bit strong, but overall it works fairly well.

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Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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