Monday, October 20, 2014

Evil Twin Yang Review

Name: Evil Twin Yang
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 10%

It's now time to look at the last beer in my fridge from Evil Twin Brewing. Tonight I have Yang, their Imperial Taiji IPA. It's the other half to Evil Twin's Yin, which its supposed to be mixed with. Maybe in another review perhaps?

Yang pours a hazy orange color with a thin off-white head. I'm not picking up on any visible carbonation but the lacing retention is pretty good.

The nose is fairly caramel malt forward with some pungent piney hop and grapefruit notes with some bitter hoppiness on the back end. For what it is, the smell is pretty vibrant and robust.

Flavor-wise, it's pretty similar to the aroma. You've got a fairly strong caramel maltiness upfront that is followed by some piney hops, apricot fruitiness and some grapefruits. The aftertaste is mainly bitter hops, grapefruits and some light caramel maltiness.

The body is fairly heavy in terms of weight and has some thickness to it. The carbonation is light but there's enough there to give the flavor some dimension.

I was expecting Yang to be the same outcome of Yin, which I thought was an okay Imperial Stout so I assumed Yang would be an okay Imperial IPA. To my surprise, this is actually a very good Imperial IPA that manages to stand on its own two feet. If you so happen to come across this, it's definitely worth checking out.

Evil Twin Yang - 8.5/10

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