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Evil Twin Hop Flood | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.81/5  rDev -25.3%
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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Been picking up a bottle of Evil Twin here & there since they randomly began showing up & I've been a bit underwhelmed to date. But hey, I like hops, let's try another. My glass is half-full. 12 oz. bottle.

Pour is a ruby orange with active carbonation & enough floaties to warrant a fine particle filter. The nose is, well, not there. Really. I can barely distinguish the air in the glass from the air floating all around me. Srs.

Hop Flood would be a great first beer when you got out of prison, or came out of a coma. Hop bitterness does indeed flatten the palate, but there's not much to back up that flattering first impression. Leafy hops, lingering aspirin, harsh bitterness. Took half of this small bottle from my wife & that's plenty.

A very one-note beer. The arms race that is ever-increasing IBUs has to have something to back it up, otherwise you may as well go lick a lemon, without the taste. Mediocre.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good at hiding the alcohol content, but I feel like a lot of the cedar notes mask the rest of the flavors this could have.

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3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Attention Brewers: please put best by dates on your hop-forward beers. My intuition tells me I picked up a way too old bottle (if I know that for a fact, I won't review the IPA) but since I have no way of knowing when it was produced, I'll go ahead and review.

Pours a dark amber with just a thin lacing on my tulip. Aroma is mainly crystal type malts with some faint hop citrus in the background. Taste is like a barleywine-light, if such a thing exists. Almost 0 hop character, difficult to finish. Man, when IPA's are fresh they're unreal but when they start to age they fade like no other style. I'm going to say this debacle of a beer that I tasted was just an old bottle, as Evil Twin would not be around if their IPAs consistently tasted this bad. You've been warned so if you must buy this please ask how long its been deteriorating on the shelf.

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3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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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