The strong smells of lemons and fresh cut oranges take over your nose as you raise your glass of Evil Twin’s Imperial IPA called Before, During & After Christmas – an homage to holiday beers but this one is meant to be enjoyed all year long.
It pours a lovely hazy orange with a fair amount of yeast floating at the bottom. Immediately you know you’re about to enjoy a DIPA, as the bitter smells and taste of hops hit you right away – lots of pine and citrus to coat your tongue here. While the hops are forward, there are small hints of malt that make this Imperial balanced, a true sign of a great beer. We also loved that it went against the traditional DIPA style, having less carbonation and was on the light side. It worked well from first to last sip.