Twin Sisters Double IPA | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
469 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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Twin Sisters Double IPATwin Sisters Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 05-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
469
Reviews:
241
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a pretty nice yellowish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy/foamy white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some nice citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy, pine. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johlac66
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mhenehan7
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Darker copper color with a wafer thin head of 1/6" and off white. Aroma was lacking hops and imparting caramel.

Taste has a bitterness jolt, then a floral/herbal component to the taste. Some pine like notions. Still plenty of crystal malt. Not boozy thankfully.

Decent beer, its main strength is its ability to not reveal its strength.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ER527
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spike
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a massive, 650ml bottle into a spiegelau IPA glass.

Dark, hazy amber. A lot of suspended proteins. Large head recedes rapidly to a cap but leaves plenty of lacing. Negligible carbonation visible.

Resin, dank, some spice. Another west coast IPA with a sack load of Amarillo perchance? Some biscuit malts if you care to look for them.

Woodsy, dark, pine. Sweet malts. In abundance! Good, strong bitterness.

Thick body. Chewy. Alcohol is obvious.

This isn't a bad beer as such. But it seems entirely unnecessary. Overwhelming. Too much alcohol. Too much everything.

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Photo of TLWalsh
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into tulip glass a deep amber with a foamy vanilla head. Not a lot of obvious aroma except a hint of citrus tang. Taste is malty with a hoppy bite and a little grapefruit. You can sense the alcohol with some warmth in your chest and the mouthfeel is almost sticky with density. Finishes crisp enough, I think I want some more.

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Photo of yikesjames
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured it from a 22oz. bottle into a tulip glass. It came out hazy to a deep orange with just a bit of head at the top.

It is towards the end of the night, but i don't really get much of a smell. Slight citrus and pine,I also get a bit of sweetness, but bad nose.

The taste has slight malt and hops with a bitterness tinge to the tongue, and a slight piney after taste. Also, end of the night.

This is definitely a drinkable beer. Doesn't really taste like a double. It's not overly hopping or danky. It's clean. Feels session-able. also, end of the night.

Overall, In a sea of IPAs and DIPAs I would search for one that punches me in the gut and makes me take notice, but I would definitely think of this beer if I was hanging out with some who "doesn't like beer."

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Photo of dradair
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lucasj82
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of firkingroovin
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hand and Foot in Corning, NY.

COMES in a clear amber color with a thin white head. Not much of a nose, but I can smell grapefruit, biscuits, caramel, and alcohol. Tastes pretty nice, though. Grapefruit. Orange. Biscuits, caramel, and toast. Very piney. Some alcohol warmth on the finish with a lingering aftertaste of pine resin, dankness, and grapefruit peel.

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Photo of direwolf00
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan33iowa
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of burtonryan
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Unbelievable amount of lace.

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Photo of Jsonta
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gilgar
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Twin Sisters Double IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 469 ratings.
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