Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1904) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Hazy old gold pour that turns to a nice, peach and bright amber when held to light, with a thin off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, burnt sugar and sweet citrus, some tropical and pine, toast and sweet malt, just a hint of toffee. Flavor is caramel, toast, muted biscuit and fruity esters quickly blown out of the water by sweet malt and sweet and bitter citrus, something very much citrus rind-like, probably hops, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find grapefruit or orange rind in the recipe, syrupy floral notes and sweet hay. This thing is really just full of sweet and bitter malt, fruit and hop notes fighting it out in a tug of war that has a different winner every second. Palate is medium to heavy body, with a slick and chewy entry, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation and dry, slightly puckering but still somewhat slick and sticky finish. Good stuff, but pretty boozy and a little astringent in the finish, the all over the place, extreme sweet to bitter and back balance grows fatiguing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique December 2013. An explosion off goodness in your mouth that leaves you feeling dazed and confused, Molotov cocktail indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1565) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
A dark orange beer with a medium and blond head. The nose is strongly malty, caramell, rainy pine forest, some fruits, peaches. Taste is strongly caramelly but also lots of bitterness to balance, alcohol can be noticed, peaches, pine needles. Full bodied, low carbonation, still nice to drink and not heavy at all. Simple but interesting monster DIPA. Good balance against the sweetness and bitterness and there are both of them a huge amount. Surprisingly easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cupofJoe (3) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Good head and aroma. Malty floral hop smell up front with some bitter undertones. The alcohol is hidden well for being 13%. I would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (592) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Oklar, djup orange med ett ljust skum. Doft: Humle, blommor, kåda, frukt kola, väl sockrat te. Smak: Humle, frukt kola, barr, sött svart te, sockrat citrus skal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Draught at Craft, Clerkenwell on 29 December 2012. Poured a clear copper colour, with a dense white head. Big fruity hop aroma of grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Sweet flavours of caramel, syrup and biscuity malt, mixed with some more fruits. Finish was chewy grain, toffee and warming booziness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 14, 2014
Orange to amber bodied, cleaner than I expected. Strong sweetness, powerful malt base, caramel, concentrated. Even a small sip will burst into aromatic goodness on your tongue. Sweet, barley wine like, yet enough hops too. Dangerously well hidden alcohol. (33cl bottle shared with Flavia, from Bière comme à la bière)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (565) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours a hazy pale gold with thick white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet Walla Walls onions with a little garlic, a little sweet malts, and noticeable booze. To be honest, if a pizza arrived and smelled like this, it would be a good thing. The taste starts out with just more sweet onion, but I think this results as a combination of the huge malt bill required for this insanely high ABV, matched with an attempt to balance with bitter, drying hops. The malts win in the sense that this stays mouth-coating and sticky, and the hops give it their best with a moderate drying bitterness. Strong and boozy overall, and in the end it’s not much more than a liquid onion. Taste on its own is not great, but it’s an interesting venture outside the box.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnomungus (41) - - JUL 13, 2014
Ripe, fruity smell. There’s an intense, resinous body full of light brown sugar that gets walloped, as promised, by a numbing quantity of hops. A bit too much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours amber with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruits, caramel, and strawberries. Taste is sweet, strawberries, pine, caramel, some bitterness and alcohol. Finish is long pine bitter. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (229) - - JUL 12, 2014
Strong & sweet with plenty of hops to balance it off. Caramel, pine & wood flow over the tongue. Despite the intense taste, this beer does not taste like 13%. Rated by BrewTom

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