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
For Trade:
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of DersOne
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
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 Brewsed
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of davey101
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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 JohnK17
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of womencantsail
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
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 UCLABrewN84
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
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 EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
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 SPRichard
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of MareInfinitus
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of WarnerJC8
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 BDeibs
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.97/5  rDev +1%
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 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 JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rarbring
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
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 TheHoppiest
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 333 ml bottle into a tulip glass. I'm curious what a "Danish Ale" is. The label describes it as a "vinous IPA, thoughtfully aged on Chardonay wine barrels." It also bears a statement that it is best enjoyed before 2015, so I hope I am not enjoying it too early.

This Disco Beer certainly must like to party, because it pours with almost five inches of head, even with a gentle pour, and keeps rocking that foam until the break of dawn. Foam so sticky and thick, it would pass for 80's mousse. The foam is a light coffee-brown color, and sits atop some very dark, silty beer. The casking must have been extensive, because this looks a lot more like an olde ale rather than an IPA.

It is difficult at first to get a good whiff of this beer, given the two inches of dense soapy fluff between my nose and the beer. A good swirl helps break down some of the cap, revealing an earthy, yeasty, oaky smelling brew, with notes of burnt sugar, sweet grapefruit, and tar. And yes, a vinous aroma is clearly present.

Whoah, this is definitely not your father's IPA. Tangy, hoppy, sweet and yeasty, think barleywine meets olde ale with a bit'o'wine added for flavor. Starts with a tart grape tang (these must have been pretty fresh Chardonay barrels), mellowing to a malty middle before cranking up some sweet citrus hops to finish. A bit resinous and buttery to finish, the Chardonay tang never truly leaves this one as you sip it down.

Medium bodied, this will curl your tongue and leave your gums tingling.

This is a hard one to peg. The varying tastes are intense and very present, almost too much so; I think it could have done with another year or two of aging before cracking it open. Still, I'm loving the vibrancy of the casking, which rather than simply mellow this IPA, added another dimension to it. Further, it clearly had some aging, as there is a yeasty quality you'll get in an IPA only after it has had a while to stew in itself. Still, this is a unique brew in a crowded field. If you can find it, snag it and try it.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
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 jdhilt
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Evil Twin Disco Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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