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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of kmanjohnson
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZakFaruki
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a dark amber with a thin white head, mild patches of lace occur

S: Mainly pine, followed by an grassy earth smell, not much from that other than some malt

T: Sweet hop upfront that fades into malt before finishing with some booze

F: As others have stated, has that west coast DIPA feel of a medium-heavy body with a nice creaminess that leave a bit of hop oil on the teeth

O: A rather meh DIPA, I understand that Left Hand was trying a different path, but its a rather one-dimensional beer that leaves the palette wanting a bit more.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nearengine
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John44
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really liked this one. I found it to be hoppy yet balanced, with a nice note of alcohol. Nose was nothing special, but I did enjoy the taste. Will definitely buy again, if I can find it.

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Photo of Decker
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of draftcoop
4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmcsierra91
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lynn
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SGerrard
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryannosaurus
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with onr fingrr off white head, slightly sticky

Aroma is tropicsl and floral. .. very nice

Flavor runs to resinous pine, fairly bitter with a light caramel sweetness mid palate, a little grassy on the back. Somewhat boozy as it warms

Mouthfeel is medium, fairly livrly carbonation.

Overall a well done effort, aroma made the biggest impression, but the flavor proved a little less interesting. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of SamuelR
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinSparks
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robinson31a
4.66/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours light amber with small foamy head. Mild retention and moderate lacing. Citrus, piney and caramel aroma. A little on the weak side. Mild bready taste with good piney hop. Citrus and caramel at the end. Somewhat astringent. Heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of lanciloti
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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 jkeefe1800
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fox227
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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