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Evil Twin Disco Beer | Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
116 Ratings
Evil Twin Disco BeerEvil Twin Disco Beer
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:
#8,585
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 DudMan
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of NorCalYeti
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of acevenom
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. Pours copper with an immense white head that dissipates very slowly, leaving lacing on the side of the glass as it recedes. I recommend using a large tulip glass or large snifter because it will take a long time to pour this into a small tulip glass or a small snifter glass due to the fact that the slowly dissipating head is so massive. There are many tiny bubbles visible in the beer. The aroma is of citrus and piney hops, white grapes, and sweet and bready malt. The barrel aging lends a great white grape aroma to this beer. The taste is of bready and sweet malts with the citrus and piney hop notes playing with the white grape flavor in the mouth. The Chardonnay the beer picked up from the barrel aging doesn't overpower the other flavors. As it stands, the flavor is pretty balanced for a DIPA. The body is full with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and this beer is dangerously drinkable. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of CookstLiquor
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orangey red colour with a little thin, off-white head. The nose is pretty distinctive. There's lots of big citrus hop notes as well as a strong scent of fresh squeezed fruit juice. For a hopped-up, high ABV brew, this beer is very drinkable. There's definitely a grapey flavour in there. but it blends remarkably well with whatever hop varieties were used to make this. There's also a nice persistent bitterness on the palate. For such a unique beer, it is surprisingly cohesive and coherent.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +2%
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 ColForbinBC
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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 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 bigred89
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Envelopes
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of MrRockstar
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of durlta
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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 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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Photo of roadies
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of biboergosum
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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Photo of brewcrew76
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark hazy amber with a big tan head leaving a few patches of lace behind.

S - Sweet malts, caramel and a light citrus hop.

T - Sweet malt, caramel and some citrus hops. Maybe a little extra fruitiness from the Chardonnay but it wasn't obvious.

M - Medium body and well carbonated.

D - I have been really enjoying wine aged type beers lately but was somewhat disappointed with this one. Too malty and maybe a touch oxidized even though it just arrived this week at the store.

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Photo of Hefe
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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 bsuedekum
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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