Evil Twin Yang | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rfgetz on 04-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
888
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
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38
Gots:
156
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Ratings: 888 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of jdhilt
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit hop nose and flavor has enough caramel to offset the grapefruit hops. Decent Imp IPA. High ABV is hidden. Could have waited until 2015 for this but its very good now. $7.70 for a 330ml bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

Update 9/2013 12oz bottle brewed in Stratford, CT, seems to have more grapefruit and less caramel. and it is $4.99 from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

another high alcohol hop bomb from the evil twin crew. this its a monster of an ipa, pours a thick sticky honey color with not much head, patchy lacing is really all, despite a rather aggressive pour. the nose is dank and in the west coast style, with more oily sticky hop presence. I smell some sweetness too, but somehow its a hoppy sweetness. the flavor is real bold and heavy hops, but they don't seem particularly unique to me. not sure the varietals here, but nothing stands out as fruity or piney or any other common hop family descriptor. some honey type sugars in the finish, and of course quite a bit of booze, especially once it hits room temp. a four pack provides about two appropriate servings. this stands out to me as an art form than some of the other evil twin beers, perhaps because of how heavy it is, thick almost, and a bit laborious to consume. still, excellent mix of flavors and a worthy buy for the lover of big hop beers.

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Photo of rkarimi
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Axnjxn
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle 5/8/13 bottling date into a snifter.

pours a copper color with a nice head. appropriate and typical ipa pour. the smell is of grapefruit / citrus fruits with a good amount of hops, but not overwhelmingly so. taste is also full of grapefruit and citrus, ends dry and quite bitter. no sweetness at all to this IPA. drinkability is alright, real bitter so you know what youre getting into to. full bodied.

overall a good IPA, not great.

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Photo of Sunn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of scxcrunner
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of schoolboy
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

OK, I bought a bottle of Yin and one of Yang. I will try them separately and then together, but I am thinking separate will be the better.

It's a huge brew, but not too thick. It pours like it knows that it has a ton of ingredients in it. Hops, of course, but tons of malt too. The color is typical as is the aroma for a huge double (triple?).

The taste is right where it should be. It is over the top hoppy yet full of malts to "balance" it. It can handle the malt nicely. You will not forget that you are drinking a monster brew. The booze is prominent in the taste and the aftertaste.

This is worth buying again.

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Photo of RyanGoodman
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Slight hazy body due to the heavy bubbles comin off amber with a white head riding I maybe 1/2" off the body.

Smell: floral scent that is very pleasing. It's strong but leaves you hanging a bit wanting a little more.

Taste: Oh so bitter, strong woody and piney feel with a mess hops that is very very strong. As I get towards the end of the glass and the beer warms up that is when you will really like it at its best.

Mouth: Without a doubt heavy carbonation. I do give this brew respect with its subtle stickiness.

Overall: I took chance on this brewery and beer and there is definitely room for improvement. I mean it was good but there is so much out there considering how you're paying per bottle or 4-pack that you buy. I will give some of Eviltwin's other DIPAs a shot, because I know there's potential. Salud!

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Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of KVNBGRY
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pecokid
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dhmxray
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of smcolw
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Good head from the bar pour (into a tulip glass). Great ring lace that leaves a blanket in many areas. Cloudy liquid with a dark amber/light brown color (light passes through easily).

Very well-balanced for the style. The use of crystal malt is evident in the nose. While the hop is certainly present, it does not dominate.

Quite sweet but still holds true to its IPA roots. It is not sugary; it's just that the malt really stands out. The bitterness comes through late--well after the swallow. The aftertaste certainly demonstrates the hop presence, lasting a very long time. In a word: Complex. The body and carbonation are true to what one would expect.

This could easily be one of my "desert island" beers.

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Photo of r0nyn
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of C_S
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gregafree
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of wpqx
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of MrBoh
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sleazo
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Torst

A_hazy orange brown with an off white fluffy head. Lacing is very good

S_Orange peels and pine cones coming in strong

T_Sweet caramel malt is the first sensation upon sipping followed by an intense wave of piney bitterness. This lingers for quite a bit and also leaves a bit of citrus on the tongue. The sweetness up front is a good counterpoint to the very intense hop bitterness

M_viscous body as can be expected by the abv and style but with a very aggressive carbonation to avoid leaving the stickyness in the mouth.

O_Very hoppy, well balanced and good overall. I haven't been drinking double iPas much recently but this is a well constructed one

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Evil Twin Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 888 ratings.
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