I picked this beer up from Sainsbury's and had it on a not particularly warm bank holiday Sunday at a friends house, outside, and socially distanced obviously. Just saying. This is only my second Badger Brewery beer and I loved the first one so fingers crossed it goes well. I should just pause to say that Badger Brewery in Dorset is a proper old independent brewery which has been going for a pretty impressive 245 years at the time of writing so they must be doing something right.
Unfortunately I can't really comment on how the beer pours as I had to drink it straight from a bottle, but I can tell you it's a nice clear amber colour if that helps. The beer is described by the brewer as having 'Crystal and Munich malts for subtle biscuit and lightly roasted notes with a hint of toffee, with Amarillo and Centennial hops for a grapefruit twist and lemon hop aroma.' Twice Tangled is double hopped and contains 5.2% alcohol so there should be a bit going on inside this very red 500ml bottle.
The Twice Tangled aroma is full of fruity hops as you'd expect given the brewers description but it's not as strong as I expected a beer with twice the usual amount of hops to be. The beers texture is somewhere between light and medium bodied making it a decent option for a reasonably warm day, and it's mildly refreshing which is always nice. As with the aroma the taste isn't as hoppy as I'd expected, which I count as a good thing as I've never been a huge fan of overly hopped beers.
I think the reason the fruity hops are manageable is decent amount of malts and faint toffee flavours which just about manage to balance the beer out. All in all I don't think Twice Tangled from Badger Brewery does anything particularly exceptional as an IPA, but it's a pleasant enough beer on a mildly warm spring afternoon. I'm going to give Twice Tangled 6.5 out of 10. Despite the promise of so many hops it doesn't really stand out, but it's a perfectly drinkable IPA so it's worth trying at least once.