Twin Sisters Double IPA | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Twin Sisters Double IPATwin Sisters Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
465
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
14.59%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
51
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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Maple Sugar. I like rye, it added to the edgy bitterness in this DIPA. Dark orange colour, lacey. Average mouthfeel. Surprisingly no aroma. Good hop mix Cascade, Glacier, Tomahawk, Liberty and Crystal. Big IBU. Not the Best of the style, far from the worst, good drinkability.Sipper however.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by: 10/26/15.

Pours a clear dark golden-orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, black tea, and earthy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of citrus and earthy hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange amber with a nice white head that is not long lasting.

Nose is ultra sweet ripe pineapple with heavy perfume; Mouthfeel is medium to full, creamy and rich with a very nice balance though heavy on the bitter hops.

Flavors are sweet on the very front palate and then go to big bitter grapefruit/pine bitter hops that carry over to a big bitter grapefruit/pine finish.

This is a big bodied beer that is all about the hops but with a delightful sweetness in the very front. Well made and bold. A hop-head's delight.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not the most distinct double ipa on the planet, but a pretty darn good one i think. its very west coast in the way the hops present themselves, oily and sweet, loaded with resin and texture as well as the compounds that make hoppy beer awesome. its hardly bitter, and hardly boozy in its taste, and thats uncommon in the style, especially for a beer pushing up against 10% abv. there is a nice honey sweetness running through this beer that plays really well the hops. not a ton of grain flavor here, they must use some dextrose or something to boost the abv up, because i dont get it from grain. its also not really heavy feeling for how big it is, kind of cool. i wish they pulled the same elements from more exciting hop varietals, this seems like a C hop thing, hints of grapefruit and orange in it, but im not getting any real unique hop flavors, more generic than distinct. the quality of the beer overall though is very high, and i like that its not so bitter, i think its a big ipa for those who have been slow to come around on the style. broad appeal here. a very solid B+ from me.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a murky looking copper color with a white head on top. the smell of the beer was earthy with some light citrus notes. The taste of the beer was more earthy than anything. It was bitter and it dried my mouth out but I was hoping for a little more of a West Coast style instead. The mouthfeel was a little bit on the thick side which I didn't mind. The beer dries the mouth out pretty fast. Overall this beer wasn't too bad it just depends on what IPA style you prefer.

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Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is clear amber-yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Faint hints of citrusy hops and sweet malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has initial hints of sweet malts followed by light flavors of orange citrus and piney hops. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems rather sweet for an IPA but still packs in enough hops and bitterness to keep it true to the style.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ever so strong, classy and true to taste, the Left Hand Brewing Company comes to the table with an aggressively fortified IPA that supports its zesty bitterness with ample caramel sweetness. Though out of the West, its taste strikes me as more of a Midwest stab at the style.

Its appearance is quintessential high gravity Pale Ale. Deep in copper and amber, it cast a ned of haze across its aesthetics and gives it a denser-than actual appearance. A dense and creamy cap of foam rises to garnish its surface with strong retention and broken lace.

Its bold hop aromas start off sharply of grapefruit, orange peel and fresh sawn pine. Not to be outdone, a quick rebuttal from malt reveals high caramel, husky grain, and a bit whiff of bread crust. With a spicy note of alcohol, Twin Sister's aromas are quite complex but simplistically strong. Even a hint of pepper and licorice rise as the beer warms.

Its taste is malt driven at first- especially as the caramel, grain, bread crust and starch gives the beer a rounded, smooth and sweet start. Heading into the middle palate, the taste of hops begin to counteract the malt with elements of citrus peels and pulp. Fruit juice-like, its taste develops into an earthy grass, pine and certain botanical flavor. Yet to finish, it trails with a bitter tilt of resinous woods and herbs and never completely releases its caramel sweetness. Its final taste is salty and spicy with fennel and grain.

Medium-full in body, the beer's residual sweetness is evident early and often. Its high level of creaminess is attributed to the beer's residual sweetness and embedded carbonation to give it a bready-sweet texture. And it takes the beer a while to turn to a bitter-dry feel with spicy warmth to give final impressions.

It wouldn't surprise me to learn that the beer had employed rye as part of their grist as the spicy grain-like character reminds me of pumpernickle bread (sans caraway seed). Better-still, the ale seems to strive for a more even-keel balance than is typical for the trendy IPA- making it much more like a Dogfish Head 90 Minute type beer than a Stone IPA variety.

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Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very hazy amber color with a bounteous head (watch out!) that leaves plenty of lace

Aroma: Filled with caramel malt and very little hops

Taste: Big and malty but the hops just don't come through

Mouthfeel: Moderately thick and well carbonated

Drinkability: For a Double IPA, I expect a lot more on the hops front; this beer was all about the yeast and the malt but surely not about the hops; a real disappointment for the money, although not a bad beer, if you understand what I am saying

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Photo of emerge077
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Due to it's retirement on BA, and the dustiness of the shelf, i'm guessing this bottle is a year old. First review was 14 months ago... "2006 bottle conditioned"

Pours with a huge fluffy head, soufflé-esque with rings of lace in the 3F imp. pint. A deep, sexy caramel amber tone. Low, even clarity. Tiny visible streams of carbonation.

Aroma is vaguely sweet and malty, muted in the hop department. I'll chalk that up to the age of the bottle. Grain and earthy herbs.

Very nice hop profile, low bitterness, but still juicy and full. Average level of maltiness, some fruit, mild sweetness.

Medium bodied, not as beefy or viscous as some DIPAs. This increases the drinkability quite a bit, especially since the 9% is barely detected.

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Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color (lighter than most DIPAs). It had a small, white head that left soay lace.

S - Grapefruit and grasses are the main aromas. There is also a touch of caramel.

T - This one really brings a powerful bitterness from the hops. Fairly dry, too. The caramel malt flavor is understated compared to the citrus and hop taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium bodied beer.

D - This is pretty good. Definately a hop-forward DIPA.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hoppedup for the bottle,poured a deep hazy orange with a big blooming white head that formed nicely into a 1/2 finger creamy-like mass.Big citrus aromas lemon rind and grapefruit with lighter caramel notes,not as is your face hop wise as most of the style but there is plenty of hops to go around very citrusy and some resiny notes come more as I drink more with some herbal/grass showing thru as well its quite yeasty as well the malt base is on the dryer side and holds up well.I think this is a fine beer not as big and brash as others of the style but quite nice,I would reccomend it.

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Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a small, white head on a slightly hazy, orange-copper body. Decent retention and lace.

S - Fruity hops with some orange and pineapple notes and a hint of pine. Toast and bready malt notes in the background.

T - Fruity, spicy hops up front with sweet, toasty malt. More pine notes develop towards the finish with moderate pithy bitterness. Grapefruit and a hint of tobacco linger on the palate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Quite drinkable, nice fruity hops and plenty of bitterness are balanced by light, sweet malt. I just happened to come across this the other day and while I wouldn't have necessarily expected much from a Lefthand double IPA, I was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Softly glowing coppery orange as the slanting rays of the setting sun diffuse through the liquid. The beer is chock full of tiny yeast flecks and languidly rising bubbles that are nearly as small. Up above, the pale tangerine cap looks tremendous (due to its incredible stickiness) and has already begun to slather the glass with thick, soon to be crusty, sheets of lace.

The nose doesn't leap out of the glass as I'd hoped it might. It's a good one, but it takes quite a bit of effort to discern that. I'm not exactly sure what some members of the hop bill smell like other than the first and the last (Cascade, Glacier, Tomahawk, Liberty and Crystal). Caramel coated grapefruit dominates.

Twin Sisters is a solid DIPA that, nevertheless, doesn't make me want to sing its praises from the highest mountaintop. It's fairly well-malted (pale, rye, Left Hand 'custom') without being overly sweet. Actually, a little more malty sweetness might be a good thing. Although I'm not sure that I could have identified it without a program, I can appreciate the spicy zestiness of the rye malt.

I'm less and less impressed as the ounces go by. The biggest reason is that there isn't much of a hop presence; never a good thing in what is supposed to be a hop-centric style. Those little green cones are throwing off plenty of alpha acids, but are a bit stingy when it comes to hop flavor. Perhaps I'm not thrilled with the varieties chosen, but I think it's more than that.This is still a relatively fresh beer, so age surely isn't a factor.

Alcohol is too prominent as well. I wouldn't mind quite so much if the flavor profile was full to bursting with resinous hoppiness. More months in the bottle will undoubtedly help, but then the hops will have faded even more. Ah, the classic double-edged sword of an incompletely masked, high alcohol DIPA.

I'm fairly satisfied with the mouthfeel. It's medium-full for the style, probably favoring medium. Again, more malt would seem to be the obvious solution (assuming that a medium-bodied DIPA is a problem). The fine-bubbled nature of the mouthfeel mirrors the fine-bubbled look of the beer. It's still a tad on the fizzy for me.

Twin Sisters Double IPA started off on my good side. As I got deeper into the bottle though, its flaws became all too obvious. Did I really pay $13.99 for this beer? There are too many phenomenal DIPAs out there for me to give this one another go, even if it was only half that much.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Left Hand's Twin Sisters Double IPA is named after the Twin Sisters peaks in the Rocky mountains.

The bottle I have is not painted, and has a metallic glued-on body label but no neck label.

Here's my review...

A: Clear golden body beneath a 2 to 3 finger thick head. Excellent retention. Brilliant lacing... initial wide rings of creamy lace eventually fade, but at the end of the glass it's entirely coated with residual rings, streaks, spots and splatters! Oddly, the label reads "2008 bottle conditioned but I don't detect any yeast at all.
S: The aroma is more malty than hoppy, which is an interesting twist. There's a light bit of spiciness, which may be alcohol, or may be the rye. It's also a bit fruity from the yeast. Oddly, I also got a quick note of popcorn (but don't think butter! - think more the corn of popcorn... it's a grainy note). Surprisingly, it's not really hoppy, but VERY enticing!
T: Remarkably well-balanced between lightly sweet, directly grainy, and just slightly caramelish malt with a hint of yeasty fruitiness, and floral and grassy hops. The rye adds a touch of residual spiciness to the finish. The hops, however, are kind of elusive - not that they're not there - it's just that they're not clear as to what variety they are. Which is OK with me, and in fact, I kind of like that. I could hazard a guess at Crystal being included, but really who knows or cares, it's a good blend!!! (This year's version is probably different that the previous years due to the unavailability of hops this time around).
M: Medium bodied, but fairly well dried out. Some medium bodied beers can have a dextrinous edge to them, but this does not, it's just straight-on 'medium'. Fine-bubbled carbonation. Mildly zesty on the tongue, which works well with the malt and hops.
D: Very drinkable beer. As in VERY DRINKABLE BEER! And especially for a double IPA!!! If this is actually 9% I'm shocked. It doesn't taste it at all. Superbly done! Well worth trying!!!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, mahogany body with a thick, off-white head that simply lasts and lasts.

Smell: Strong, sweet aroma of toffee and caramel followed by a richly resinous pine and grapefruit undertone.

Taste: An upfront, overflowing maltiness strikes the tongue. The flavor is honey sweet and filled with vanilla notes. Tangerine and pineapple fruitiness in the middle. Hop bitterness mixes with a bite of alcohol to make for an astringent finish.

Mouthfeel: Just barely medium-bodied and well carbonated. I'm sorry to say the mouthfeel was a bit too insubstantial for me.

Drinkability: Decent, but you know what, I think the brew just isn't worth the $11 price tag. It Exceeded the Worthwhile Threshold (also an upcoming Tom Clancy title).

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

another new one thanks to david. i hadnt had much left hand in a while so a nice welcome change

The pour was very nice with a rich light golden amber. Smooth and very cloudy, this thing looked like it was about to kick my ass, and as I was about to find out, it was defintley going to. Lots of ripe grapefruit and pineapple hops that just tore through the air as soon as I leaned in to it. Huge notes of hops dominated the entire flavor as well. Sharp flavor here as the resin like hops took all the moisture out of my mouth and left me parched, dry and looking for more. One of the best finishes I have had in a big IPA in a very, very long time. I would love to try this one again and will defitely be on the lookout to try it again.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/4/2013. Pours fairly hazy pale orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, grapefruit, peach, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, with a moderate malt balance that isn’t overpowering. Taste of orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus peel, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Excellent complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, sticky, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent DIPA! Great balance and complexity of hop flavors, with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 9.8%. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Review based on notes

Pours an effervescent apricot with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Sheets of lacing circle the the glass, good head retention as well.

S: Some piney hops & apricot

T: Piney hops, breadyness, a touch of honey malt, & leafy hops up front. Pineapple & grapefruit hops on the roof of the mouth, as this warms. Finishes piney with a touch of breadyness

MF: Creamy, perfect carbonation, good balance, skews fruitty

Drinks alright for a DIPA, a bit over priced @ $8.99 a bomber IMO

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

Finishing my fill of the Left Hand tap takeover here at Firkin with their double IPA. It pours a lightly-hazy sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, mild sweet caramel, earthy and spicy greens, and a twinge of mandarin orange. The taste brings in more of the same, with rindier fruit, some candied orange peel, some extra mixed greens, and some sharp grass. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice DIPA, nothing really special, but one I could see drinking again without a grimace of unhappiness.

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Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Modest and lasting tight-bubbled head. Nice blanketing lace on the glass. The liquid is very cloudy with an orange hue to the darker amber color.

Mild, but distinctly piney hop to the nose. Decent malt base to start off.

Excellent dry malt start to the taste. This DIPA is not a hop bomb like most. It is bitter, but balanced. The hop is peppery with a grapefruit accent. The body is full and modestly oily. The carbonation is at the midpoint, but feels lower because of the richness. Interestingly, the alcohol does not show up in the usual way (warmth in the swallow). Overall, a very nice balance of many elements.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant bright clear orange copper body with a bright off white head forming thick, lacing is fine and intricate evenly spread. Aroma has earthy/pine/citrus hop character in the nose with an underlying sugar coated malt balance. Flavor is wrapped with booze and malt sweetness a very sharp caramel/sugar coated hop character rolls across the palate. Sharp citrus peels dominates the palate along with evident hot alcohol, sweet yes but even in the sweetness it's like citrus peel bitterness amongst the sweet sugar coated malts. Mouthfeel coats the palate with hop oils/alcohol/and malts a bit of residual sugars this one could get cloying but it's definitely tasty. Drinkability overall this is a solid flavorful DIPA, I didn't know what to expect from Left Hand's super hoppy category I've only really been exposed to their standard lineup. Needless to say a solid offering, just a bit booze ridden compared to some of the more balanced versions of the DIPA.

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Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, poured into snifter:

Pours hazed golden amber with a thin head that becomes a swirl, leaving some trailing, vanishing, lace.

The smell is bitter - piney and grapefruity with a bit of aspirin. Estery alcohol comes through, giving a flash of polish remover in my mind.

The taste is bitter at first - more of a bitterness than a taste of something bitter - though there is some grapefruit/pine and some aspirin. At first sweetness seems to come more from alcohol - which is noticeable, but not too sharp than from maltiness. But, as it progresses, it develops a caramel/toffee character. It has a drying finish.

It has a firm medium body that grows to medium-full. Alcohol has a cleansing affect on the palate.

It maintains a certain drinkability, and it's a pretty interesting brew. I'm assuming that the brewery meant for the "twins" to represent a double - in this case "ipa". And, they succeeded pretty well. But, to me, as I drank it, it seemed more like the twins were the sweet and bitter - both assertively present, but seemingly at different times - had these met and rounded each other out more, I think I would have enjoyed it more. Also the bitterness, especially at the first, seemed a bit too aspriny. Still, it is assertive without being overbearing and has some interesting malt character and a noticeable bitterness and alcohol warmth, fitting the bill of the style well enough!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely auburn color, pale amber, near crimson, fluffy head, staying, nice, big carbonation...like it...

Beautiful hops greet the nose at the front, citric, grapefruity, a bit of banana and pineapple also...quite pleasing in the olfactory.

Full flush phalanx of hops blast on the tongue, a treat for the senses. Delicious. Bright fruity flavor, lush malt, well-balanced, not too bitter, but hoppy all the way. Strength isn't felt all the way, until,... whoa, there it is...

Dangittydang, very tasty and sweet, not too bitter, as I said...soft, rather easy-going, despite the high hoppiness and booze-isity.

I'm still not sure that it's worth $11 for the 750ml bottle, but now the choice is up to you, dear reader, act on your own, buy or no buy, but it is an enjoyable DIPA, so take that to your money changer.

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/18/07- Purchased at Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa, AZ.

Presentation- 750ml bottle, both caged and corked. Vintage 2006 per silk screened label. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance- Slightly murky rust orange colored pour. 3/4 inch pour which settles at a nice frothy rim. Lace streaks are present, but evaporate fairly quickly.

Smell- Very nice blend of caramel malt and grapefruit hops.Maybe a touch of lemon and orange as well.

Taste- Rounds out very well in the taste catagory as well. Nice rich caramel malted flavor with an equally potent grapefruit-lemon peel hoppy flavor. A bit more on the malty side, but quite nice.

Mouthfeel- About the perfect carbonation for a DIPA, with just a slight touch of a watery ending. Aftertaste is just a touch of silky caramel and a bit of hoppy bitterness.

Drinkability- A. Was excited when I saw a DIPA that I hadn't tried.
B. Was really excited when I saw it was a very cool silk screened bottle and made by Left Hand who makes one of my favorite IPA's (Warrior IPA). BUT, C. Was disappointed when I saw the $11.99 price tag, and D. Was really disappointed when I saw it was rated at a subpar score. BUT...again, you have to try it before you can judge it. Overall it's better than I expected after reading some reviews (especially since I had an aged bottle), and I thought it was quite good, well balanced and a pleasure to drink. It, however, was not worthy of a $11.99 price tag (one worthy of only Pliny the Younger if they had bottled it). So far Left Hand has my business, they are two for two with this and Warrior. I have a Ten Pin Porter to try soon. Impressed. Ethan, you might like this. I'll see if they have another to snag for you.

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Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a very nice malt character, which boasts of pale, bisquit, and rye malts. It's bready with a bit of spice. The hops provide a balanced aroma with an excellent bitterness. The taste is good as well. The flavor is just like the aroma suggests. It has a very bitter hop bite along with a complex malt taste. It's bisquity with a lingering rye spiciness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good DIPA. It's different than most, because it's got such a complex malt profile and the hops are more piney than citrus.

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Twin Sisters Double IPA from Left Hand Brewing Company
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