Evil Twin Brewing The Art of Mixing a Beer: Blood Orange Margarita – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV

Evil Twin Brewing The Art of Mixing a Beer: Blood Orange Margarita – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8% ABV (C$7.56 at Collective, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 13-Feb-2020, reviewed 14-Feb-2020)

Appearance: hazy particulate-laden medium gold with two fingers of fluffy pale ivory head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: orange juice and peel, tropical fruit, caramel, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, juicy moderate bitter mildly warming finish. (4/5)

No date code, unless “ETBOM1-A1” follows some obscure pattern I’ve not encountered before. Why, oh why, do brewers not want you to know how old a beer is? I’m assuming the particulate is blood orange pulp, given the emphatic orange character, but I suppose it wouldn’t be the first chunky-style beer I’ve seen… or drunk… I’m a bit confused by the name, too, because there’s no margarita character I can discern – more like an industrial-strength Radler. All in all, it seems to be flailing about in all directions at once. Not bad, but not great. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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