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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company

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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, - AUG 26, 2011
(Bottle) Pours hazy hazy copper with small head. The aroma holds woodsy, resinous and citric hop tones up front with undertones of plastic, milk, ripe yellow fruit (mango), tea, light black currant, bready, light almond paste, and caramelly malt. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic. Tones of wood, resin, citrus, bread and caramel. Light floral, herbal and fruity. Tha mouthfeel is fat and round with light carbonation. Light astringent, citric and resinous finish. Medium to full bodied.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (253) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
Weak aroma. Maybe no so fresh? The taste is much better. Several dufferent tropical fruits. Dry and not so bitter finish without being sweet or cloying. Except for the aroma, great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (621) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malty and hoppy domination with caramel notes and some alcohol presence and a little bit spicy. Taste: really sweet and good balance of malt. Caramel and sugar canoe domination. Aftertaste: alcohol taste with a wet sensation. High bitterness. No really subtile taste domination of bitterness and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Appearance: clear amber pour, near white head of creamy bubbles, with average lacing. Aroma: juicy with fruit (apricot, mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, mandarin orange), solid malt backbone (graham crackers with honey), light resin. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: bitter and slightly dry, but with a light toasty malt undertone to balance out the lingering fruity hops. Notes: As a standalone IPA it’s quite good. The alcohol is deceptively concealed. Mixed with what I found to be a very disappointing ’Yin’ resulted in a black double IPA that was actually better than the sum of its parts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6314) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at Torst. Lovely tropical fruit nose, like candied mandarin oranges, peaches. Amber-orange color. Sweet flavor of candied fruits, orange, tropical. A bit heavy but tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalfaro86 (254) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a cloudy light orange brew with , aroma is moderate to heavy bitter and moderate sweet with grapefruit, caramel, orange and pine, medium bodied, flavor is heavy bitter and moderate sweet with a bitter finish and a long aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2716) - 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 (79) - 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 (800) - 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 (226) - - 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 (444) - 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.


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