Twin Sisters Double IPA | Left Hand Brewing Company

very good
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Twin Sisters Double IPATwin Sisters Double IPA

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark, hazy orance, with a modest white head, which fades fairly quickly. Thin, scattered lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Substantial medicinal hop notes in the aroma, as well as lots of caramel, and sweet alcohol.

Taste: Opens with a strong wave of citric and medicinal hops. Against this, there is a strong backbone of very sweet caramel malt. As the taste develops, the hops and the malt play off against each other, with the hops ultimately triumphant. At the end of the taste, there is a lingering medicinal bitterness, which vanquishes any remnant of the malt.

Mouthfeel: Very soft and full, quite pleasant, with a dry finish.

Drinkability/notes: A nice example of the style. It would be interesting to pair with barbeque.

Presentation: Packaged in a twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber, served in a Chimay chalice.

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Bomber poured into a tulip glass
The bottle I have has different label art. No date.

A- Pours super hazy orange. A very small head, only a quarter finger and it was gone very quickly.

S- Very hoppy as you may expect. Mine seems to smell a bit older. The hop profile I got consists of grapefruit, pineapple and some darker fruit. The fruit profile seems a bit over ripened which I dont mind but I think its because this brew isn't too fresh, I prefer fresh IPA's. Tiny touch of alcohol and some nice roasted malts.

T- A little bit of bitterness washed over first along with a big wave of those overly ripened fruits. Finishes bitter and with a nice unique maltiness that seems somewhat roasted and reminiscent of rye. The hop flavor has likely faded with age but is quite strong and flavorful; consisting of grapefruit figs and other bitter fruits.

M- A slight burning and little alcohol taste going down. Bitter, very bitter but not the most bitter I have tasted, A moderately dry aftertaste. not too heavy and a little actually pretty refreshing.

O- This is a nice IPA, nothing I haven't had before but very well done and nicely balanced. I cant help but thinking I would have given this a much higher score had this been a fresh bottle.

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Poured from bomber to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a translucent copper color with a 1/2 finger slightly off-white color. Some retention and lacing.

S - So much malt it's biscuity, similar to the Warrior IPA. There is a bit of floral aroma and earthy hops, but dominated by malty boozy sweetness.

T/M - The beer starts off with a medium earthy bitterness. The beer develops into a sweet malt character along with a somewhat fruity tone: citrus, honey, biscuit. Not as bitter as it seemed at first. The beer finishes syrupy and hot. Too much alcohol in my opinion. Medium carbonation and medium bodied.

D - Meh.

Overall, this wasn't what I as expecting for the style, which seems to be synonymous with Left Hand's beers. Not a fan.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-07-2011 14:47:33

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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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