RateBeer
overall
97
88
style
Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Her er den ene halvdel af en ‘Black and Tan’ øl. Ikke hvilken som helst Black and Tan, men den hvor en opblæst, tyktflydende stodder og en tilbagelænet, humlet fyr mødes, og perfekt øl-balance opstår. Bland Yang med Yin, eller nyd denne flabede gode Imperial IPA solo.


TheHOFF43's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle shared by adnielsen. Pours a cloudy dark orange with some head. Herbal hops is all I’m getting. Not bad, surprised its 10%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2699) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Hazy copper/amber with a small mostly lasting off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is of sweetness, piney hops, some spiciness, caramel, alcohol and light fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet and quite boozy with spices, caramel, piney hops and light fruitiness. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Warming finish. Sticky resinous aftertaste. Not horrible, but another way too boozy and to sweet Imperial IPA that lack balance and isn’t easily drinkable by any mean.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (78) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from Clapton Craft. Yang. Where is Yin. That is my question. I hope all is well with Yin. I miss him..

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (793) - HONG KONG - AUG 9, 2014


355 ml bottle bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Looks: Translucent dark amber honey colour with thin traces of yeast sediments; Half finger head and light-beige foam which fades in 40 seconds. Excellent sticky lacing with quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with grapefruit, light passion fruits, berries, light plums, raisins, floral nectar, orange, molasses, strong honey, light pine, yeast and very light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet Ale male, with grapefruit flesh and zest, strong alcohol, molasses, very strong pine, resin, earth, spices, strong yeast, biscuits, very strong lime, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Slick and quite oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in moderate body. Strong citrusy hops with strong grapefruit and very bitter lime. Sweetness is not too strong. Strong pine but lesser resin. Good earthy spices, very yeasty. Solid but not spectacular.

Booze: The 10% abv is quite prominent in taste but not hard-hitting to the senses. Very good!

Hoppiness: Fragrant citrus, dark fruits, floral nectar and pine in aroma. Monotone strong grapefruit, strong lime, strong pine, resin, earthy spices and grass in taste. Strong bitterness, very astringent for a lasting, good strong bitter and sweet finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Very limey and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: So this is supposed to be mixed with the Yin, but as a standalone IIPA, this is pretty solid, with hops aroma a lot nicer than the rather simple citrusy and bitter taste. Well-managed 10% booze is its strong suit. A middle-of-the-road pack.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SNL (222) - - AUG 9, 2014
On tap. Clear caramel color, minimal White head. Grainy Nose, hoppy taste. Not much fruit. Medium body, long average bitter finish: Average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (430) - POLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Barwa: bursztynowa, wyraźnie zmętniona (choć w dużej mierze to moja wina, bowiem przed nalaniem niechcący poruszyłem butelkę). Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. [5/5] Aromat: lekko słodowy, słodki oraz alkoholowy i jakby lekko anyżowy. Do tego - na szczęście - chmiele amerykańskie cytrusowo- żywiczne. Smak: zdecydowanie pełny, raczej wytrawny, ze zdecydowaną chmielową kontrą. Goryczka grapefruitowa, z pewnością powyżej średniej, dość przyjemna, w małym stopniu zalegająca. Do tego alkoholowy, nieco rozgrzewający finisz. Tym razem nieco ciekawsza propozycja z Evil Twin, także zakupiona w Żywcu. Nazwa wywodzi się z taoistycznej koncepcji, w której dwie przeciwstawne, ale i uzupełniające się siły są obecne w całym wszechświecie (Yin tj. RIS niebawem będzie degustowany). Na etykiecie mamy informację, iż jest to Taiji IPA czyli "najwyższa ostateczność," w której doszło do podziału na dwie w/w siły. Yang jest przyzwoitym imperialem, choć zabrakło mi tu nieco więcej aromatu chmielowego. Mimo tego pijalność tego piwa jest dość wysoka, a trzeba wziąć pod uwagę dużą dawkę alkoholu. Z tego względu dość szybko uderza do głowy. Warto spróbować, choć dostępność raczej ograniczona.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giorgos_gtc (81) - GREECE - AUG 8, 2014
Extremely enjoyable beer. Good taste with a combination of an aged wine. Coffee or caramel I am not sure to be honest.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (725) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
On tap @ BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Dark amber or light brown: take your pick. Whisky/port aroma, blackberries and plastic. Taste is not particularly great I am afraid. A plasticy bitter/sour with an unfortunate aftertaste. This is not Evil Twin’s finest hour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dliberto (153) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a murky copper with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, licorice, dark fruits, and citrus. Taste is sweet on the tongue with the fruits, hops are not overbearing, and a taste of Belgian yeast is present. I also detect an oyster like presence. Thin and oily mouth feel with moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness on the end. It is an interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2061) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber clear. Piney resinous hoppy nose with maillardized caramels (sort of cola- like). Full body, sweet caramels, but bitter nuff to clean the palate. Some citrus, bit sharp, grapefruity. Pretty good drinkability, reminds me of bd’s hardcore ipa in that respect. Some berries in the finish. Nice easy (considering the insane abv!) dipa.

-- bb

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 23 July. Poured a hazy amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of mango, toffee and floral hops. Malty flavours, with some caramel and grapefruit. Finish was bitter resin, tart fruit and dry grain.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 58


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50