Description: Originally from Denmark but currently headquartered in Brooklyn, the Evil Twin Brewery is a gypsy operation that produces limited-edition and one-off beers as well as a series of seasonal and year-round beers available internationally. This all-season Imperial IPA hails from the Fanø Bryghus microbrewery of Denmark, and is faithfully brewed to create a heavily- hopped beer with a heavy malt character.
Tasting Notes: This is my first time trying anything by Evil Twin and their Imperial IPA can definitely stand alongside anything I’ve tried here on the West Coast. Employing rich and coarse malt base, it also has some serious hop content. This comes in the form of the usual strong citrus and tropical notes, but which are decidedly English in character (i.e. more subtle). The brewery is definitely worth further investigating!
Appearance: Dark orange/amber, very cloudy, sediment, good foam and carbonation
Nose: Rich malt, good notes of floral hops, citrus and tropical fruit
Taste: Sweet and coarse malt, citrus and alcoholic bite, passion fruit and pineapple
Aftertaste: Lingering hop and malt bitterness, citrus rind and alcohol