All Occasions IPA | Evil Twin Brewing

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All Occasions IPAAll Occasions IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LiquidAmber on 11-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
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1
Gots:
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mverity
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Coppery orange in color. Head dissipated quickly. Aroma is slightly vanilla, earthy/tangy hops. An uncommon sweetness, for a DIPA; but that's not what throws me off. The hops is appropriately bitter, but has a chrmical quality as well. Very boozy. Too much alcohol for the 8%. Mouthfeel is actually great though.

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Photo of timoteo833
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy golden amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some dark orange highlights. The beer has finger tall foamy/sudsy beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with slightly lesser aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine/resin hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate amounts of caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by some light amounts of earthy yeast and moderate flavors of pine/resin hops and citrus/grapefruit rind. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Slightly heavier than I expected for the style which makes it a little tougher to drink - not quite as easy as some others. Also, the bitterness is a little stronger than I prefer and the hop flavors are a little too dank for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacy webbing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with some hints of citrusy and pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of caramel malts along with citrus and pine resin hops as well as some hints of earthy yeast. While there are some initial hints of malty sweetness, a light to moderate amount of bitterness is present throughout the taste. Hints of alcohol are also present towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol contributes some hints of warming.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hops. It's not that difficult to drink, although it is hind of heavy on the palate to have more than one in a single sitting.

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Photo of juliusseizure
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of cgentzkow
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Phillyz
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of smcolw
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy, orange-dark amber color. Starts with a two-finger head. Settles slowly. Leaves some streaky web lace.

Smell: Very nice blend of alcohol, pale malt and mild citrus hop.

More bitter than the smell suggests. And the alcohol is more muted. The body is reasonably full and the carbonation is above average. The aftertaste is raw hop bitterness. Slightly warming. Not an over-the-top IPA, which I guess is why it's called "All Occasions".

I think this is a very good cross-over IPA to DIPA.

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Photo of Chrily
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Shama
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of MaseFace
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CHickman
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy orange gold color with a big foamy 2 finger off white head that was very thick and looked like a cloud, dissipating very slowly and barely moving as it went down. The head had a ton of bubbles in it and left a foamy layer on top and good spotty lacing.

Smells very herbal, like floral hops, tea leaf, mint, piney hops, grapefruit, pineapple, grapes, biscuit, wheat bread, caramel, malt and grains. The initial herbal hop aroma gives way to malt and grains, balancing out quite well and coming off as tame for a DIPA.

Tastes of floral hops and piney hops up front, followed by herbs like tea leaf, mint, grass, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, grapes, biscuit, wheat bread, caramel, strong malt, grains, and fruits like apple or pear. The hops start strong but then fade as the malt charges forward, and this ends up tasting like Razzles or Skittles were dropped into an American lager. This is not a hop bomb, but very tasty and interesting in its composition. The more I drank it and the warmer it got, the better it got. It masks the ABV almost to perfection.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a medium chewy body, average carbonation, and a bitter herbal finish that has a bready taste like a lot of yeast is in the mix.

Not your typical DIPA as the hops were not obnoxiously aggressive, but there was an element of fun and confusion which added to the overall experience of this beer as the flavors got better and expanded as it warmed up. I liked this and would definitely have it again (if I can find it) because it tasted good and was very easy to drink. It didn’t blow me away, but it was so smooth that it scores extra points for being an “All Occasions” beer.

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Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mississippi
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Durge
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chilled, from a DeCicco's growler, this DIPA shows a deep rusty amber
color with a modest collection of off-white bubbles on top and decent lacing.
The aroma offers a sort of peachy tropical fruit medley including apricot hop.
Very distinctive and includes a sort of lemon tea sweetness. Likeable for sure.
The flavor follows with more grain profile full of rye malt, grass hops and a
sort of Belgian yeast bite. There's more of the tropical fruit idea again but
it's very muted in the flavor and the theme turns more to the green bitterness
with wheat and grassy grain. It's medium bodied with very weak carbonation and a
slightly aqueous feel.

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Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle poured in FSW Tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden; 1 to 1.5 finger fluffy white head.

S: Bready, malty aroma mixed with some grapefruit and pine. Not the pine bomb that is typical of a West Coast IPA.

T: More malt forward, with some crisp pine flavor. Bready aroma comes into the taste as well. Well balanced but malty than IPAs I've been drinking lately. Welcomed change.

M: Medium bodied, crisp like I can crack it. Carbonation is evident, had to swirl it around in the glass a bit to release some of that and calm it down. Someone describe it as prickly dry finish, and I think that's spot on.

O: Very solid IPA, more an an example of the style leaning towards East Coast style than anything that really stands out. Would drink again.

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All Occasions IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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