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Evil Twin Sønderho Hipster Ale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Sønderho Hipster AleEvil Twin Sønderho Hipster Ale

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87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wine Barrel Aged Istedgade Hipster Ale

Brewed at Fanø Bryghus, Denmark.

(Beer added by: bark on 08-05-2011)
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

09-17-2012 02:53:51 | More by stmgl01
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

07-07-2014 11:09:26 | More by ConradKenney
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-28-2014 06:47:50 | More by KevMo84
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-17-2014 23:50:52 | More by Beervana
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BierJager89

California

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Yellow/orange and opaque with a white head.

S: Lots of funk, lemon, and various light fruits in the nose.

T: Funk, orange, lemon (citrus comes late, especially lemon and some citrus peel).

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: A bit odd for a pale ale but very good. A bit bretty, perhaps, though not what I'd call tart.

Serving type: can

01-24-2014 05:33:43 | More by BierJager89
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Squidly

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-10-2013 22:32:44 | More by Squidly
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-28-2013 22:10:47 | More by djrn2
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PeterWeller

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

06-24-2013 15:50:25 | More by PeterWeller
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-23-2013 09:40:50 | More by Kirk
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

05-17-2013 14:14:28 | More by jklecko2
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, the first of these odes to (mostly) Danish hipster neighbourhoods to reach us here in remote-ass Alberta, though I'm confused by the Sønderho and Istedgade mentions on the label - are they not two different places? Aged in white wine barrels, and then given a hefty-sounding dose of PAC-NW hops.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of dense, puffy, foamy off-white head, which leaves a few Denmark-friendly swaths of peninsular lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells upfront of a brettanomyces-tinted funky fruity sourness, musty dry white wine, semi-sweet pale malt, aged citrus rind, and leafy, piney hops. The taste is tart, somewhat acrid generic citrus pith, sour musty funk, dry yeast, perfumed tropical fruit, underwhelming pale grainy malt, a further lemon bitterness, barrel-aged white wine, and a floral, soft perfumed booziness.

The bubbles are a tad edgy, but generally agreeable, the body medium-light in weight, and a little too astringent overall to be considered all that smooth. It finishes on the dry side, the fruit, funk, yeast, and hops all happy to collude as such.

I'm not quite certain why this isn't listed as an American Wild Ale, it's got all the markers, even though there's no mention of any yeast program on the label, so I guess there's that. At any rate, the funk and yeast are way more prevalent than any APA imbiber has any right to expect. Which is so very hipster, I could just shoot them. Really.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 04:26:24 | More by biboergosum
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a murky peachy-orange in color with a finger of white head (dissipated slowly). funky sour smell.. wine, bell pepper, jasmine perfume, honey. this tastes a bit different than i remember from when i had it on tap at torst bar in brooklyn. lots of flower petal flavor, funky brett flavor, white wine , lemon citrusy tartness. a very unique tasting sour.. almost like drinking a flower-like carbonated perfume.
medium body with medium carbonation, would work way better if it had higher carbonation.
it is decent in the bottle, but this beer was way better served on the torst tap system. perfect temperature/perfectly carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 01:13:25 | More by facundoCNB
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy amber with a fading head.
Nose shows brett, soft peach, passion fruit and lemon. Also some very soft light malt underneath. Lovely.
More brett and light fruit as a flavour, along with subtle white wine and woody notes. Some soft clean malt underneath again.
Too highly carbonated.
Pretty damn delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 05:01:52 | More by CrazyDavros
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bark

Sweden

2/5  rDev -49%

04-01-2013 15:19:51 | More by bark
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Farnswurth

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-20-2013 21:55:03 | More by Farnswurth
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AgentMunky

California

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. Stamped "MIT 01.18[?].2013"

A: Clearish and pale gold in colour.

S: Tart and fruity, with definite winey qualities and some funky yeast. Smells a bit like Russian River Temptation. I quite enjoy the rich sourness, but the Brett is a bit much for me.

T: Interesting. Light and heavily fruity. I think the Citra did a world of good, but it could also be the wine aging that makes it soft and nice. Aftertaste is dry and nice.

M: A bit lackluster.

O: Very interesting, and I really enjoyed it, but it's kinda...off. Not super-compelling, but still worth trying, if overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 06:46:58 | More by AgentMunky
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ADZA

Australia

4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After hearing so much about this it's time I cracked it and it pours a hazy orange amber hue with a thick creamy two finger head that hangs around and similar lacing around the place,the smell is wow lots of Brett,vanilla,roses in bloom,tart funk,peaches,lon sherbet and a slight hint of Chardonnay it's definitely a very interesting aroma,the mouthfeel is creamy,medium bodied with moderate carbonation and the tastes start off exactly where the smell ended with lemon sherbet,Brett,tart barnhouse funk and then right towards the finish I get the bitter citrus hops mixed with pineapple,peach and mandarin which lets you know its not all about the Brett and overall I love it and my eyes it's a perfect example of pale ale meeting wild ale I think the 4months on barrels was perfect amount of time to influence this brew while still allowing the brew to shine and yes I'll be buying a lot more of this cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 09:47:45 | More by ADZA
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-04-2013 19:54:37 | More by GeoffreyM
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danieelol

Australia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice gold with good head and lacing. Some sediment.

Smell is huge pineapple and Brett. Serious pineapple/pineapple chunk flavours. Some nice hops show intermittently. Glacé cherries. Moss. Flanders Red (vinegar) character.

Taste is pineapple syrup with more glacé cherries.

Pretty thick, syrupy mouthfeel.

Good beer. I'm not in quite as much of a hurry to go crazy over it as some others but it's interesting and unique.

Pretty much a Wild Ale, btw.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 13:40:27 | More by danieelol
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. I'd tried the Williamsburg Hipster Ale, and was keen to continue my experience with the series.

Pours a lazily hazed deep golden colour, with a pocked head of fine off-white. It looks quite refined, languorous and sophisticated in the glass. Fine carbonation, and a relatively silky body. Some speckled lace. Overall, it looks pretty damn good.

Nose is smooth and fine with a solid basis in American-hopped pale ale territory. But here the wine barrels give it a smooth and woody richness: plenty of oak, some sharp, vinous acidity, and even a fleshed-out leafy character. It works very nicely.

Taste is clean and crisp, but always with a solid rounded basis. Big vinous character from the wine barrels, but this mingles nicely with the hop bitterness, to create a sour/bitter amalgam. This is genuinely significantly different from the other in the series I've tried: the wine barrel takes over, meaning it tastes like licking oak, with a hint of beer in the background. Not that that's a bad thing.

Feel is very smooth, but lightened by the mild acidity, and with a evanescent crispness.

Overall, this is a pretty impressive beer. I like how much the oak has taken over, and yet, it remains an easily approachable and reasonably familiar brew. Another great addition to Evil Twin's already impressive range.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 08:52:13 | More by lacqueredmouse
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irs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-28-2013 02:18:01 | More by irs
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy amber-orange, finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Wine, oak, grapefruit, citrus, floral, and pine hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit, citrus, floral, and pine hops, some bitterness, wine, oak, a touch of sourness and funkiness, caramel and biscuit malts, some tart grape and lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and light sour finish.

D - Great balance and complexity. Wine barrel character is spot on.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 06:43:42 | More by ngeunit1
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this last night with Jeppe at the Max's Baltimore Beer Week event. Jeppe says Sonderho is not actually that much of a hipster place, so not sure why he chose this name.

One of the top 3 best smelling beers I have had. A little bit floral, bready, and smoky smell combined perfectly. I was a little bit afraid to taste it because I knew the taste would not compare.

Definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 20:26:22 | More by mendvicdog
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kdown

California

4/5  rDev +2%

08-26-2012 01:19:01 | More by kdown
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head that doesn't stick around for too long. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrusy hops (grapefruit, orange peel) and white wine/grapes. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some mango, lemon peel and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew. I wouldn't pay $9.99 a bottle for this again, but I liked it and would certainly try it again if the price was better.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 23:57:43 | More by bluejacket74
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Evil Twin Sønderho Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
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