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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
English: Did you like Before During and after Christmas? Maybe thought it pored brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amount of hops numbed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscure amount of hops that went down this explosive fella – it’s a tour de force in hoppyness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin – but not the last.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 1, 2014
Pours a golden orange color. Tastes juicy and sweet. Very hoppy. Tingles the tongue

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (4340) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2016
Super strong IIPA by Evil Twin, brewed at Two Roads. Creamy, irregularly lacing, egg-white, densely structured head slowly dissipating in the middle, warm golden-hued light orange robe, lightly hazy with a suspension of pale, tiny yeast particles throughout, merging into one cloudy, peachy orange whole with the sediment added. Aroma of candied orange, Grand Marnier, wormwood, amaro liqueur, old dried ginger, biscuit, honey liqueur, pink grapefruit flesh, cognac, dried mango, old cake, almond, lightly toasted bread, varnish and other solvent-like odors which probably cause a headache if you sniff too long... Sweet onset of candied orange, baked banana and dried fig, deep sourish edge somewhere, softish carbonation, very smooth and thick, oily, resinous mouthfeel, thick honeyish and caramelly malt sweetness carrying the candied sweetness above until it clashes into the hops, providing an intense, tonic water- and grapefruit-like, very long lasting, drying, almost abrasive bitterness - a blast on the palate for sure. Retronasal grapefruit and, again, candied orange aromas testify this confrontation of flavors while in the back of the mouth, this caramelly and candied sweetness somehow manages to survive the wall of hop bitterness, going down bittersweet but still way more hop bitter than sweet. Already before the actual finish, alcohol comes in, warming and brandy-like at first, but becoming ever more astringent and intrusive towards the end, like some raw moonshine, somewhat messing up the fragile balance of sweet and bitter. This one intense beer even for an imperial IPA... Reminds me a bit of Dogfish Head’s 120 Minute, just a tad less alcoholic and in that sense more enjoyable to my personal palate - yet still very alcoholic, too much so in fact, if you ask me. Strangely, the alcohol in this one bothered me more than in the Heavy version, which is notably stronger. Ends too harsh, too solvent-like and too alcoholic for me, but I must admit that monsters like this fascinate me and it was an interesting experience to struggle my way through it - have a point for keeping my mind alert in trying to figure out whether I like this or not... Polarizing beer, fascinating and rich on the one hand, harsh and unforgiving on the other hand - making my rating land somewhere in the middle. Evil Twin is determined to attract craft beer lovers’ attention no matter what, that much is clear.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2663) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2016
Apr. ’16. A 0.33 l bottle that poured a hazy orange body with a small head. Aroma of sugar, alcohol, rubber and some orange hops. Flavor was sweet, strong sugary and ripe fruit attack on shy herbal bitterness. Full body, cloying with alcoholic and lightly more bitter finish, but still very sugary. No real complexity, far too sweet, different opinions here puzzle me now. A big disappointment from otherwise lovable brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4155) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Style et résumé: Imperial IPA puissante.
Comment: En fût au Saint-Bock finale Euro 2016.
Portrait: Une bière dorée foncée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez intense où l’alcool transporte des effluves d’oranges. Une bouche tout aussi intense, chaude piquante par un alcool qui est loin d’être doux. Presque un barley wine sans le caramel tant c’est puissant. Pour amateur avisé.
Note: 7+/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Golden pour with some haze. Some pine trees in the aromas, but mostly lemon/citrus hop. Taste is sweet fruits, probably intensified by the high ABV, with a nice balance from the slightly bitter hops. It has a very thick mouthfeel to it, finish is a bit more on the bitter side, alcohol plays a bigger and bigger role.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Clear golden with a medium white soapy head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite bitter with a lot of fruity sweetness. Pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel and malts. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (874) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail. Tasted almost two years ago,before using ratebeer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Medium opaque gold color, medium frothy white head. Medium sweet hops aroma. Medium body with a sweet pine oil flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
An aroma of fermented fruit, apricots and hops. Pours a clear gold color with a short lasting frothy head. A delicious fruit flavor, with notes of caramel and apricot. Medium body with a mildly bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
serjaymz (165) - Istanbul, TURKEY - JUN 10, 2016
10.06.2016 İstanbul, şişe. Görüntü: bulanık biraz koyu portakal renginde. Köpürmeyiz ancak kalıcı değil, zayıf. Biranın içinde tortular görülüyor, kenarlarda kabarcıklar ince ince yukarı çıkıyor Koku; tatlı malt, greyfurt.. Şerbetiçiotu çok yoğun ve aromatik karakteri ile önde.. Narenciye kokuları genelde tatlı tınılar ile belirgin Tadım: tatlı, greyfurt çok baskın, alkol iyi saklanmış, tatlılığın ardında kalmış.. Şerbetçiotu acılığı damakta hissediliyor. Oldukça gövdeli, yoğun bir bira. Yağlı bir içimi, acılık yönünde bir kalıcığı var.. Genel değerlendirme olarak çok yoğun, gövdeli, başarılı bir bira ancak kompleks değil.. Biraz tatlı..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, golden, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

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