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 dandaugherty1221
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of bigbeerfan
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, amber, color with a 2 finger high foam that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
ABV: 9.6 % and Left Hand managed to hide that quite well!

Nose: Orange marmelade, vanilla, green tea, toffee, tropical fruit and pine.
Taste: Dried fruit, hops, tropical fruit, citrus and toffee. A great bitterness.

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Photo of juicebox
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LoudRed
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MPSTARR
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenwatts
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MLDucky
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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 Modernrickk
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard, straight sided pint glass.

A - 4.75 - I really like the color of this. Very clear, but with a unique honey and orange gold color. Weak head potential. A hard pour formed about a half finger of slightly yellowed, white colored head. Decent head retention, nice solid rings of lacing left behind.
S - 3.75 - A decently good aroma to this. Has some of the more savory, west coast styled smells I like such as pine, resinous wood sap, grapefruit rind, earthiness and rain water, but also some of my not so favorite smells like sweeter tropical fruits, peaches and oranges. Not to the syrupy sweet levels of a barleywine though.
T - 3.75 - Good. A good balance between the two previously stated aromas, but in taste. The bitterness balances the sweetness fine, so I can't complain too much. But I still would have liked a touch more bitterness.
F - 4.5 - Very silky and oily. Good medium/full bodied mouthfeel.
O - 3.75 - A decently good, standard double IPA.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look - Clear orange. Ivory bubbly head. It is thick. Globular lacing.

Smell - Very malty. Bread. Caramel. Lemon. Piny

Taste - Malt and alcohol up front. Citrus in the middle. Malt and alcohol finish. Pine aftertaste.

Feel - Little carbonation. Chewy. Smooth. I like it!

Overall - Had to pick up this Left Hand. Warrior and Homefront are good IPAs as well. Malty, as advertised.

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

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

Photo of baklo
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | 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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