Twisted Meniscus IPA
McKenzie Brewing Company

Twisted Meniscus IPATwisted Meniscus IPA
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McKenzie Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,471
Ranked #23,905
3.62 | pDev: 11.6%
Dec 13, 2020
May 19, 2011
Twisted Meniscus IPATwisted Meniscus IPA
Notes: A bronze tinted, unfiltered Northwest IPA. This beer is brewed with several varieties of malted barley and hops producing a decidedly hop forward India Pale Ale while not being shy about its toasted malt profile. Our take on this style interweaves German caramalt, American toasted malt, and more than a handful of Northwest hop varieties imparting floral, citrus, and stone fruit aromas.

63 IBU
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3.97 by MobBarley from Oregon on Dec 13, 2020
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3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mactrail from Washington

Poured in the champagne glass, color is a clear golden dark amber. Plenty of foam and nicely carbonated. Aromas of grapefruit, leaf mold, pineapple, wet weeds. Quite sweet. Orange peel is the first flavor with a deep herbal taste that lingers not entirely pleasantly. You could call it dank but the sugar content puts it into another realm.

Aftertaste makes me think of seaweed plus a dose of astringent bitterness. However, the whole thing is kind of interesting and I keep reaching for another small sip. A lumbering Labrador of a beer, smelly and insistent, but somehow likeable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice in Eugene.

Sep 12, 2019
3.64 by BirdieBoy76 from Oregon on Dec 10, 2017
3.46 by Dschamp from Oregon on Dec 10, 2017
3.5 by kkenagy from Oregon on Aug 09, 2017
3.33 by CMC73 from Oregon on Dec 27, 2016
4 by CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia on Dec 19, 2015
2.96 by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati on Jul 21, 2015
3.5 by Harvest06 from Oregon on Jan 12, 2015
4 by Derek from Canada (BC) on Oct 11, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Reidrover from Oregon

22 oz bought at JCs Thriftway in Newport OR. $4.99. Under the name of McKenzie Brewing. Pours a slightly darker burnt orange than the usual IPA, with a nice sized,creamy,frothy off white head. Woah great aroma to this one! Great wafts of herbal,floral hops with equally appealing honey caramel malts..really like this! Taste is nice too but quite balanced between the honey malts and hops..very pleasant drinking. Good mouth feel its lowish carbonation and smooth on the tongue. Did not think this would amount to much but this is a really nice PNW style IPA

Jun 13, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Hoptometrist from Ohio

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a clear dark orange color with white fluffy head that left webbed lacing.

S- Very light aroma of mild fruity fruity notes and soapy.

T- Dominant flavors are soapy and indistinct fruity notes, light citrus hop notes, and moderate bitterness.

M- Some warming, medium body, pretty dry, and prickly carbonation.

O- A pretty average to mediocre IPA that is overly malty.

Apr 23, 2014
3.25 by comrade_tony from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by ccrida from Oregon

Appearance is auburn with an off-white head leaving light, sticky lace.

Smell is sugary sweet, orange and tobacco, really leafy, off-putting.

Taste is heavily candied citrus hops, orange marmalade, the malt sugars really amplify it. Modest bitterness. Not as leafy as the taste, but still to raw.

Mouthfeel is oily, medium light bodied.

Drinkability isn't too high, the, flavor profile just isn't working for me.

Jul 26, 2013
4.25 by LXIXME from New Mexico on May 11, 2013
3.75 by chugamugofsud from Oregon on Feb 21, 2013
3.75 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon on Jul 01, 2012
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3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by dgilks from Australia

Cloudy dark amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Fair head retention.

Light piney hop aroma with a touch of earthy character. Mild but noticeable caramel malts.

Slightly syrupy malt with a piney hop kick. A bit muddy and unfocussed.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. A little syrupy.

Not bad but there's too much maltiness for the hop character.

Aug 18, 2011
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4.42/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Redrover from Wisconsin

This was one of three seasonal offerings. It was served in a standard pint. The beer is a hazy burnt orange with a thick cream colored head.

Sweet hops in the nose. 7 varieties of hops add some pine, tangerine and grapefruit.

The beer is hop forward but is balanced by a decent malt bill. I see they use honey and caramel malts and these add balance and caramel undertones. More juicy hops at mid-glass, but the beer never loses its malt core.

It has a slick, oily mouth. It is a tongue coater. In case you can't tell, I really liked this one. Could have been gimmicky with 7 hop varieties, but the brewer has pulled off an enjoyable beer.

May 19, 2011
Twisted Meniscus IPA from McKenzie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 19 ratings