Twisted Manzanita Chaotic Double IPA

 
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Chaotic is the seasonal release we just couldnt let go of. A hop aficionado’s dream with so many additions that we had to redesign our brew logs to fit them all in. The light gold pour has a slight haze that betrays the extensive dry-hopping in each batch. This onslaught tags the entire spectrum of hop aromatics with an especially notable citrus medley including grapefruit and tangelo. Brewed by San Diego hopheads for San Diego hopheads, Chaotic is captivatingly so. Double dry-hopped for a huge hop aroma that includes Pine, Tangerine and Grapefruit. Great beer for first time IPA drinkers and seasoned hop heads. Medium-full body and a balancing sweetness help keep the high ABV in line. Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, Centennial. Malt: 2-Row Barley, Dextrin Malt.

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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gruvmunkey (5) - - APR 21, 2013
We really did not like this beer compared to other Manzanita offerings. Cloying in a bad way, unbalanced , some hoppy beers leave a qualitative lingering taste, this leave a lingering taste that is not qualitative. Could have been a bad batch because Manzanita usually does a great job.


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rumore (708) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 3, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours loaded gold with fine white foam. Aroma is a lot of caramel, resin. Body is very dense and sticky, with quite an alcoholic feeling. Taste has definitely some sweetness, as observed by the density, but most of all an intense bitterness. Finish is very long and very bitter. Still pleasant enough.

4.1
UFleku (55) - SOUTH KOREA - OCT 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 Appearance : deep orange with a white head good retention Aroma : light caramel grapefruit orange peel Taste : Bitter grapefruit orange hoppy light sweetness mandarine Palate : medium high body good carbonationfinishing with an alcohol burnvery striking Double Ipa

3.7
hayduke (5616) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the tasting glass was orange with a white head. Nose if citrus. Medium plus body. Flavor is grapefruit and some tropical fruit. Finishes bitter. Very nice.

3.8
Christos (5885) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
(Twisted Manzanita Chaotic Double IPA) Tap at BeerTemple, 250 ml into a chalice, again. I’d prefer a different glass every now and then, anyway. Deep orange colour on the body, mostly clear, with two fingers of thick white head on top, very good retention. Aroma has light caramel malts, grapefruit and orange peel, light biscuit. Taste is nicely bitter, nothing too uch, with grapefruit, hints of caramel, oranges, biscuit, tangerine, pine. Medium body, good carbonation. Pretty damn good.

3.6
ElDesmadre (3630) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Can. Filled to the brim with citrus notes - lemon, mandarine, grapefruit. Also some pineapple. Nicely hopped flavour, balanced by a full body and a light sweetness. Finishing with an alcohol burn, but staying away from alcoholic flavour. Excellent.

3.7
luttonm (6661) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Orange-brown, lacing cream. Funky rotting fruit aroma, dank body. Medium+ weight. Good balance for heavier abv. Nice stinky cheese, relatively clean, medium to bitter. Pretty solid find in NL.

3.2
zoucrew102 (2061) - - APR 3, 2016
Bomber, thanks Christina! Caramel malt aroma with light notes of tropical fruit and pine resiny hops. Pours cloudy caramel colored with one finger of tan head that has excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with a lot of caramel malty sweetness with very little hop backbone. Finishes smooth with slight notes of tropical fruit hops and pine resiny hop bitterness but not as much as you'd expect from an IPA. Decent and I always appreciate receiving a beer I would normally have, but I believe this one day on the shelf too long.

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androman (2778) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
On tap at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Nose is citric. Body is opalescent orange, head is big, white, creamy, fully lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, grass, steamed vegetables, soap. Medium sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bittersweet. Full body, soapy texture, soft carbonation. Quite easy, very tasty, great IPA.

3.8
Iznogud (4125) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
Canned, 355 ml from pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours dark golden to orange with solid white head. Quite sweet, great aroma from the can less from the glass. Caramel malty, ripe fruit, peach. Lasting bitter finish.

3.6
markoijelena (3147) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - MAR 16, 2016
Draft 0.15l at The Beer Temple Amsterdam Netherlands.28.02.2016.Taste with bro luttonm.Pour it hazy dark orange color with medium white head.Aroma of stinky cheese,honey.Taste of honey,sweet rotten fruits,pine,some spice candy,alcohol present,quite dry finish and after taste.


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