Twin Sisters Double IPA | Left Hand Brewing Company

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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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Photo of MisterGrizz
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of dumptruck81
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a hazy orange, good initial amount of head but quickly decreased, heavy lacing

S - very aromatic, not as hoppy as i imagined for a double ipa

T - heavy on the malt, bitter after taste

M - heavy on the mouth, sticky on the lips

O - not bad at all, nothing above average though aside from its very aromatic smell

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Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
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 niceonebro
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of gratefuld
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

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

Pours gold with white head.

Smells strongly of hops. Lots of citrus.

Taste is caramel up front, with loads of citrus hops that finish up strong. Light body with medium carbonation.

This is an average DIPA. This is my favorite beer style, and while I can appreciate the taste of this beer there are several DIPA's that I would reach for before even thinking about this beer.

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Photo of claytong
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2008 vintage

appearance - golden orange in color, with a good sized head and good lacing, nice sticking. gushed a bit upon opening.

smell - citrus, orange, hops, wow amazed hops made it, caramel malt

taste - follows with the citrus on the end and caramel malt up front

mouthfeel - smooth, good body, good carbonation. very nice for autumn. aged dipa time.

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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
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 tobelerone
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a bit of an older bottle so take this review with a grain of salt, I suppose. The lacing and head were modest. Nice aroma of malt with some citrus behind it. Taste is strongly alcoholic but actually fairly balanced...time may have mellowed the hops a bit, leaving them even with the malt underneath. Definitely boozy. Long bitter finish that stays on a bit too long for my taste. Funny that the hops sit back a bit upon first drinking but really linger on the tongue after you swallow. As another reviewer said, could be dryer.

Not bad..I will probably return if I can find a fresher bottle.

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Photo of chocosushi
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A ~ Pours dark orange with great lacing.

S ~ Sticky orange slices, wet leaves, graham crackers...Malt-forward for sure. Very full aromas.

T ~ Malt! Earthy, Slightly sweet, & heavy on the Barley, lending biscuits & burnt caramel. Notes of Tangerine pith, orange zest, & apricot...there is a bit of Basil-like herbyness that was off putting on the finish. Hops are citric, but buried beneath dopey amounts of malt. Not feelin' it.

M ~ Sticky, sweet, & prickly. Should be more dry than it currently stands. Not very balanced.

D ~ One & done. Probably would not buy again or reccomend, but I am very glad I tried this one as I have wanted to for a long time. I prefer the Warrior much more.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a pint glass; although there is a place on the label for a "bottled on" date, it is blank, so no information. Pours a hazy golden colored body with a nice three-finger ecru head. Good retention and rings of lacing.

Uh oh...malty aroma. Not my favorite way to start a DIPA. Caramel malt dominates the aroma with some light citrus hops in the background.

Unfortunately the taste does not improve much over the aroma. The malt flavor is actually very rich, but it overpowers the hops. I get only a shadow of fruity hop flavor in the background which makes for a sweet beer overall.

A medium mouthfeel that borders on cloyingly sweet. Definitely needs a better hop flavor to compete with the best.

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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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