Evil Twin Hop Flood | Evil Twin Brewing

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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
Ratings:
418
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
53
For Trade:
1
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Photo of BenTherHppedThat
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Sara
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of TBRich
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of MisterHooks
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A red ale with a good hop edge. Great lingering taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of analienacorn
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Focusf111
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of WallyHop
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of brentblack1
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of beergoodtreepretty
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Amalak
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Beer Street in Williamsburg, BK.

A. Looks like brown/caramel mud. Thick in its opaqueness with sediment. Nice foamy tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

S. Fantastic malty dark fruit scent, with a hint of charcoal in the back.

T. Very flavorful. It has a bit of caramel and a bit of bitterness. Some fruitiness like a watermelon. Malty and thick, with mild carbonation. Has a coffee taste at the end.

M. The aftertaste is a bit off, a bit sour. But not enough to detract from the brew as a whole.

O. This is one of those interesting beers that changes as it rolls over the palate. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
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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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, but vibrant, red colour. Beige head - cream rather - small, fairly dense, but a bit lacklustre unfortunately. Lacing sticks around OK but not brilliantly. Still, I love the colour.

Smells very, very hoppy. Floral bouquet with a touch of rosewater, lots of tangy citrus though, plus passion and lychee. Touch of toffee malt underneath. Beautiful stuff.

Taste is fairly sticky at first. Has a note of burnt sugar before hops take a stranglehold. Yeah, lemon, grapefruit, notes of tangerine and passionfruit, then bitterness gets quite woody on the back with a dry cedar character. Really melts away at the end, astonishingly well since it seems headed for mega-alpha territory. Amazing, really. Tangy, bold, even brash, but ultimately amiable as anything.

Bit of pull from the hops but body is there to save the day. Not bad.

Really packs a powerful, knockout punch, yet holds back from delivering it and just lets you, too, savour that moment before the kill. Then the kill doesn't come, and relief comes flooding in. My kind of beer.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars. Shared with Sam and Chris on a brewday.

Pours a lovely reddish amber colour, with a very fine bead to it. Head is an extremely fine gauze of off-white, pocked in places that leaves fine, intricate streaky lacing. Body has a bit of heft to it as well. Looks great.

Nose is awesome. Big, powerful, but extremely fresh US hops that give wonderfully clinging resin and citrus characters, but pinned down by a robust almost meaty malt character that adds weight and gravitas. The confluence is something semi-savoury, but still extremely bright fresh and delicious—it's almost the perfect aroma for a hop-forward amber ale.

Taste is lovely and light for the most part, with a clean, strident hop bitterness right through the centre. The malt is certainly lacking a little, leaving the beer craving a touch of sweetness, but it does provide a robust grain-forward character that balances the hops nicely. Feel has a fichness to it, but it still manages to stay fairly light. Nice stuff.

Overall, this is an absolutely cracking brew, and one of the best beers I've had from Evil Twin. It's also possibly one of the best American Amber Ales I've had. And I've had some awesome beers from both categories.

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4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My bottle was labeled as an Amber Ale, not a brown, or brown IPA. Poured into a standard pint glass. It's dark reddish amber in color with about a finger of tight, nearly white head. Lots of floral and citrus hops on the nose with just a bit of dank. Flavor is also floral, citrus, dank and slightly bitter with gorgeous malt undertones. Smooth and full mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. I really liked this beer right down to the last drop. It was pricey at $3.69 for a single bottle, but I'd definitely buy it again.

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy amber-brown, finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Pine and grapefruit hops, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, nuttiness, a touch of fruity yeast.

T - Grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and lightly bready malts, brown sugar.

M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth, dry, bitter, sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced. Good hoppy brown ale.

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Evil Twin Hop Flood from Evil Twin Brewing
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