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Evil Twin Hop Flood | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.76/5
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421 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber IPA

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,676
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
421
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 421 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Vader444
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giangio
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a dark cloudy brown .A foamy one inch off-white head forms and slowly dies to a film coating the top of the pint. Sticky lacing clings around the sides of the nonic. The smell has the hops up front with some light caramel and nuts coming more so in as the beer warms. The taste takes all of the previously mentioned flavors and adds a nice clean sweetness with a tinge of alcohol. The mouthfeel is about a medium with a nice smooth creaminess surrounding the mouth and tongue. This is moderately drinkable. Overall, I like this and would come back to it.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy deep chestnut amber hue with lots of sediment floating around, it tops with thick silky light brown head that very well retains itself with good retention before slowly subsiding to an everlasting fluffy crown and leaving some lacing on the glass-side.

Big maltiness in a nose with the array of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, molasses, brown sugar, and cracker. Hop provides its strength of tropical, citrus, grapefruit, herbal, and intense pine to balance.

The taste has good balance proportion between malt and hop. Malt takes the lead and acts as a base of the flavor structure with its caramel, toffee, toasted bread, molasses, brown sugar, and cracker while hop lends its strong pine, also citrus, grapefruit, herbal and solid bitterness through the taste buds. The end and aftertaste is pleasantly lingering with piney hop bitterness.

The body is medium to a bit full with some bold touch through the palate. The mouthfeel is quite smooth with some crisp and moderate lively carbonation, finish is dry.

Good amber ale with solid malt bill and plenty of hop character to make it crisp, tasty, and balance.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ppavlick
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toscanoigor
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Outstanding, original, euro old styled amber ale. Red Ale was my first craft and this one amplifies the style.

A: Pours a muddy dark brown/amber color with an unending foamy, finger tall foamy beige head that lasts and laces mightily.

S: Among the sweetest, pine sap aromas, woody, and old in tone that I have sniffed. What I like about Arrogant Bastard I like about this. Followed by hops - orange, orange zest, herbs, and more pine. Bounded by syrupy caramel and toasted malts alongside the hop aromas.

T: Upfront there is a burst of wood, cedar, pine, with toasted and caramel malts pouring over a lovely, syrupy sweetness. Then develop aggressive stronger hops - cedar, orange, herbal, and lots of pine. Bitterness balances the sweetness.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly crisp with bitter dryness in the finish.

O: Aggressive hops and bitterness. Reminds me of Arrogant Bastard and would like to blind taste against.

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

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gobuccos
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours with a cloudy, dark, rich caramel color with a creamy medium head. The aroma is light with a notable hop presence. I actually expected something more in this area. Tastes great though. It has a more raw, bitter hoppieness and a solid, sweet maltiness to balance it out. I quite like it as a beer to be sipped and savored. Mouth feel is medium with a moderate carbonation. It finishes a little bitter with malt flavors lingering longer than the hops.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shradical
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy unfilitered dark copper/amber color, sweet hop scent. Obviously pretty damn hoppy for an amber, almost tastes like an imperial IPA

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Elpadrino42069
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rex_4539
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Very dark amber color, one finger head, light carbonation.

S: Smells nice and sweet, kind of trademark of all Eviltwin beers I tried so far.

T: Really good taste. Hoppy, yet sweet. Heaven :)

F: Quite drinkable besides 7% ABV, could even session this one.

O: Once again, nicely surprised by Eviltwin Brewing. Great amber ale that I would more than happily drink on every occasion.

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Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NightINgale
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a hint of red. The head is creamy, thick and tan, with splotches of little red spots that look like the bitters in a Manhattan cocktail. This eventually dissipates; the lace not as thick but retains well.
The aroma initially has hints of dark fruit. This is followed up by darkly toasted malts and a strong raw cocoa aroma.
The taste is quite unique. The malt flavors give it a medium to full mouthfeel. The malts are darkly toasted and border on roasted as if it were a porter or stout. There is some chocolate and malty sweetness, however, the hops almost dominate the palate in this one. They are piny and resinous and provide a moderate to heavy bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. There is also the bitterness of raw cacao and dark chocolate.
I'm not an expert on the amber ale style, but this is certainly different from anything else I've had. Unlike other amber ales, this one, in keeping with Evil Twin's M.O., is slightly extreme, especially on the hops. Truly unique. I liked it a lot and cannot wait to have another one.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber ale.
Nothing special here.

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Evil Twin Hop Flood from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 421 ratings
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