Beer Table - Table Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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86
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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dbrauneis on 03-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 15
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Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -18%

A cloudy, ugly body capped by a frothy durable head. Slightly bitter flavor with hints of soft ripe fruits, yeast and light bread. Near medium body and medium carbonation.

Photo of tastybeer
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden straw colored nice tight bubbly white head that fades to a soapy ring and patchy sheet on the surface. Some wet shifting lace makes its casual appearance throughout. Aroma is clean with fruit; dark pitted fruits, grassy citrus, cranberry, grape skins, wild flowers, warm farm field aromas, slight wood musk and decomposing leafiness. Quite the aroma array here. Funky, sweet, nice and smooth bread grain malt, flowers and fruit. Taste is where the tartness makes its first appearance. I knew it was coming, but not from the smell... Perky bitterness mixed with prune, citrus rind, dates, maybe fig, brisk grassiness, lemon pointiness, and general hoppy sourness. Now that I've found the sour in the flavor I can smell its there... This overall is pretty nice, fun, festive, and happy to consume.

Photo of wedge
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky yellow color under a nicely creamy white head. Strings of drippy lacing. Muted aroma of funky tropical fruit, hay, spicy resin, crackers, and muskiness. Hoppier flavor with increased grassiness over oily pine resin and grapefruit bitterness. There is something in there that has that distinct, green Simcoe quality, but it's quickly cut off by a dry, musty funk and notes of pepper and hay. Pretty light, crisp, and refreshing, finishing dry and bitter. Big, fairly aggressive flavor for such a low ABV beer.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a quite hazy light straw with gold tints and a big four finger white head with good retention and lots of pillowy lacing. Aroma of saison yeast, brett, light biscuit malt, citrus and light tropical fruit. Flavor is light bready and biscuit malt, grassy and citrus hops, apple and citrus juice; finishes with a nice grassy, citrus hop bitterness mixed with light funk from the brett. Medium bodied with active peppery carbonation. One of the better hybrids between a light American style IPA and saison/brett styles. The yeast in the flavor tastes more like a traditional American IPA yeast, but the brett is clearly present throughout. Not one of my go-to styles, but farily remarkable complexity and depth of flavors for a low ABV ale. Refreshing and nicely made.

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of funk are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of funk from the brett with light amounts of citrusy hops and hints of sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is perfectly sessionable and has a nice amount of funky flavors despite its lighter bodied nature.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass rapidly and golden yellow + straw yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy (and almost pillowy) off-white head that very slowly reduces to a very thick half finger layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of brett and the simcoe hops - contributing tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, pine, and grassy. Very light aromas of grainy and caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy malts with a light amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, and very light pine hops. The finish has a lot of barnyard funkiness and hay from the brett. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers, but not for too long.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness towards the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink and enjoyable - the presence of the brett and simcoe hops really combine well to produce a wonderful session beer. I would be happy if this was the one beer that I get to drink for the rest of my life. Tastes extremely fresh.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy lemon yellow with one finger of rich white head.

Earthy funk aroma with onion, fresh-cut grass, whiter pepper and table salt.

Tasted of earthy yeast, floral notes, table salt, lemon, light onion and white pepper notes.

Light-to-medium bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

Not great, but an enjoyable Wild from Evil Twin.

Photo of ONUMello
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip
A: Hazy light orange, almost milky, with a 1/2-finger head that lingers
S: Orange peel, wheat, coriander, grassy/herbal
T: Bone dry with the grass/herb notes in the foreground. Some citrus peel on the midpalate then an earthy bitter finish
M: Light to medium-bodied, crisp but bitter
O: Worth a try though I'd prefer more fruit-forward flavors in lieu of some of the bitterness. Definitely different animals on the nose vs palate

Photo of ta_hagen
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the better hybrids between a light American style IPA and saison/brett styles. The yeast in the flavor tastes more like a traditional American IPA yeast, but the brett is clearly present throughou

Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Super clear. Pale golden in color. Pours with a huge head that settles into a solid 1/2 inch over the course of drinking.

Smell: Simcoe hops take center stage on first whiff. Lots of grass, pepper, and citrus/tropical fruit. Minor hints of funk and earthiness.

Taste: Opens with a big of malty graininess and then some juicy Simcoe flavors emerge with more citrus and pine. Finishes quite dry with lingering grass and pine bitterness and more funk than the nose lead on. Would be curious to see what happened to this beer with 6 months or so of proper cellaring.

Feel: Light to medium body with medium carb. The body works really nicely with the lover ABV on this beer. Between the lower ABV and the brett, the beer comes across quite dry and a little wet.

Overall: Nicely done low ABV brett beer. Not sure it's the beer I'd want to drink every day for the rest of my life, but I'm enjoying it right now.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, funk, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, tropical fruit, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of beergoot
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The body appears with a strong yellow body, lots of lively carbonation, and topped with a very thick, rocky, white head. The aroma combines elements of grass and old, stale citrus fruits with touches of pine. The flavor comes across with a combination of lemon and stale bread with a prominent hop bitterness that lingers long into the finish. Medium bodied; crisp and dry finish.

Table beer - an excellent name for a session ale. I could care less about the 4.5% ABV (it's not always about the alcohol punch), but his is one tasty (if slightly erratic) IPA. Hop bitterness dominates it all, and that is not a bad thing. There is enough light malt presence to somewhat balance things out, and a slight juiciness adds another dimension to the flavor profile. I'd do another bottle, without a doubt...

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it on tap at the Westbrook Brewery. In a few simple words- it was forgettable. But not a bad taste.

Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy lemon with a frothy white head that leaves sheets of lacing.

Straw, fresh cut grass, resin, onion, and sour notes form the aroma. Fairly dank old basement.

Flavor follows suit, with a very dank, earthy backbone, finishing very bitter. Lightly sour notes pale in comparison to hops. The finish is very bitter, and the body is decidedly early and dank. The sourness counters nicely, but I need more.

Body is on the light side, with moderate carbonation, and a very astringent finish.

This beer bites back. I'm more of a fan of sour than dank, earthy, farmhouse wild ales, and the bitterness is way too much, but there's definitely a lot going on. I like the flavor upfront, but the finish...not so much.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

brett fermented and single hopped with simcoe, should be better than it is really, and while its not bad at all, its a far cry from the westbrook version, which stands as one of the best czech type pilseners I've ever had. this one has a similar pale yellow straw color with a lot of cloudiness and a thick inch of lasting white head. its too new for the brett to add much, especially in the nose, where it really just adds a dusty or even fishy element. pilsener and pale malts make up the base, and the simcoe is subtle. its only a little bitter in the finish, and doesn't bring as much of the woodiness and pine resin vibe that it usually does. the whole thing is very light, even though it has a little bit more body than the westbrook one. its feel is great, but the flavors i don't think are developed enough yet with the brett, and i will have to shelve a bottle of this for the future. its all too new i think. not bad, but not as impressive as the other one and not quite up to its potential (yet) i don't think.

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