Evil Twin Hop Flood | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

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
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
413
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
27.03%
 
 
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10
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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 413
Reviews by TequilaTom:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/14/14.Pours into a becker a hazed and murky amber/brown with chunkies and floaties swirling all about,a sticky off white head atop.Grass and pine stand out in the nose along with a touch of grapefruit rind,it's hop forward for sure.some caramel gives off some sweetness.Very earthy at the onset of the palate with like "others have noted"some orange/citrus giving off some mild sweet hop notes,some caramel and alcohol in the finish.I gotta say I like this beer alot although Iam partial to a hoppy red.A damn good beer,to me a ...hop flood.

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Photo of MadScientist
2.81/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: A very cloudy, medium copper. An average pour produces three fingers of thick, rocky foam. the head is long lasting and sticky.

S: A moderate citrus hops that is kind of flat quickly followed by a medicinal note that blends with a grassy dry hopped aroma. A bit of tropical fruit comes though in the hops aroma after it warms. There isn't much malt aroma what little is there smells of clean sweetness. There is light fruitiness and moderately-light alcohol aroma.

T: The moderately-strong tropical fruit hops flavor and strong hops bitterness are front and center on this beer although they are muted showing signs of age. The malt provides enough malt to support the hops and brings a light caramel flavor. There is a little bit of an herbaceous note and a light alcohol sweetness. The balance is fairly bitter and the aftertaste is of citrus hops and lingering bitterness. A slight bit of phenols come through in the flavor as well a slight vinegar flavor.

M: medium bodied with a moderately-strong carbonation. There is a light hops rerived astringency.

O: Well even after the flaws that could be from an infected bottle I might try and find a fresh bottle of this in the future because the underling beer is still pretty good.

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Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of marvin213
1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of TTripp725
2.33/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Photo of innominat
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

I purchased this today - it was bottled five months ago.
Light herbal notes announce a muted hop nose.
Big rocky finely bubbled lightly tan tinted off-white head tops a hazy dark amber to light brown column of beer.
The palate offers some dark sugars, dark caramel, with some malt notes seasoned by citrus rind and fresh cut grass from the hops that grow slightly astringent in the finish to end in a long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.
The body is medium full with medium carbonation. the carbonation is soft.
The beer is very good but 5 months is a little old for a big hop beer.

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Photo of stephenlee
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Mantooth
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWatters
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into DFH footed pint glass; ruddy chestnut brown with a massive fluffy tan head that sticks around for a long time, and leaves great piebald lacing as it descends into a thick puck of foam topping.
Smells of crisp bitter piney and herbal hops, some citrus rind, and dry bread malt.
Taste follows nose very well; crisp pine and citrus rind hops mix very well with dry brown malt, bit of nuttiness.
Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and crisp, semi-dry finish with lots of lingering bitterness.
Overall, this is definitely a surprise. I usually avoid brown ales because I find them boring and generally lacking in flavor, but this one is different. Lots of hop flavor that works very well with the malt.

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Photo of Beersilio
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Adkins1203
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of tappangordo
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of kneary13
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of RDW
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sara
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - this is an apparent ode to certain stocks of Danish beer that failed to survive a typical regional flood.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with three fat fingers of densely puffy, rocky, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a decent array of sudsy spray pattern lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bready, crackery caramel malt, a pleasant oily nuttiness, and rather acrid pine and citrus rind hops, if somewhat muddled in their origin stories. The taste is more nicely supportive caramel and toffee-flecked malt, wet brown bread, flaky bar-top nuts, and still perky pine resin, orange and grapefruit pith citrus, and leafy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are pretty tight in their rendering, and way beyond yer basic frothiness, the body a decently solid medium weight, and so-so in the smoothness department. It finishes off-dry, sure, the bready caramel malt keeping my attention via various palate-grabs, while the heady west coast American hops seem incapable of finding another venue to display their youthful vigour - s'alright by me.

A pleasantly hopful and hopeful IPA disguised as a brown/red/amber ale, whatever, this just seems to work, all the furor and sturm und drang of the hops well met by the bigger than expected malt contingent. If you're a fan of fair and balanced IPAs, and the general aiding of beer in need, give this one a go.

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Evil Twin Hop Flood from Evil Twin Brewing
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