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Evil Twin Williamsburg Hipster Ale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: timtim on 12-06-2011)
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Apathetiq, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

HopGrazer, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a nice cloud-deck of off-white foam.
Aroma-Subtle citrus hop note
Taste-Toasted malt, citrus hops, finishing in a rather soft metallic, soapy finish. Not bad, just not great.

hosehead83, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

vermilcj, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Luweezy, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

travishardy929, Jun 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

beernads, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

illy0sis, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jklecko2, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Phillyz, Mar 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

match1112, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

vicsju1991, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank straight from the can in a coozie...the way god intended.

A: Unknown. The can is nice. Poured a splash into a wineglass. Lots of head. Hazy auburn.

S: Amazing fruity rich hops. Loads of pineapple. Still noticeably bitter.

T/M: Creamy and delicious. Goshdarn this amazing. Aftertaste is lingering and bitter, the mouthfeel is out of this world, and the main body is full of fruit and spritely hops. Complex, rewarding, and amazing.

O: WOW. INCREDIBLY impressed. Highly recommended. Would drink this everyday. Will seek out.

AgentMunky, Feb 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

GRG1313, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Markito, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-amber with a big finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, lemon hops, bit of grassy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit and citrus hops, bit of pine hop, some bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, lemon peel, honey.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced APA. Good hop and malt balance.

ngeunit1, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

RyanAU, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Listers, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Evan47, Dec 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

HevvyMetalHippie, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of JRed
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale orange in body with slick white head with lacing. Aroma of hop resin, light citrus, grass, and malty caramel. Tastes of citrus juice, mild bitterness, pine, some wet grass. Clean and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Rather big on the palate. Juicy and bitter.

JRed, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

lupercmda, Nov 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

lmmccurd, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Where a major segment of the market seems to appeal heavily to the earthy, emotional, and neuvo hippie types, but Evil Twin doesn't beat around the bush- they put their target audience right on the label "Hipster Ale". Everything about the beer captures the essence of what it is to be today's hipster, except for the taste.

The Mikkeller influence in nearly instant as the rich pale ale casts a heavy haze and darker than usual copper saturation. Firmly headed, the beer is capped by a dense off white blanket of foam. Retention is persistent and lacing is overt. Aside from its dark haze, the beer looks fantastic.

A very strong hop presence strikes the nose, but does so with many of the hops that are commonly relegated to bitterness. Dull earthy notes of crushed grass, woodish twigs, pine needles, hemp, and white grapefruit. It's biscuity bready support props up the hops but don't rival for attention, past the hops.

A rich, malty draw brings caramel and biscuit sweetness to the forefront of the mouth. Shortbread, light honey, and animal crackers deliver the underpinnings for the hop onslaught to come. The hop resins build shortly after the early taste, bringing with it the flavors of citrus pith, pine sap, grassy chlorophyll, onion, cannabis stems, and pungent fresh-sawn wood at mid palate. But the march into finish turns decidedly bitter with sharp bitterness of boiled tea leaves, and woody tannin. It's resinous bitterness pushes past smooth and grips the gullet with force.

Full bodied early because of its strong malt presence and tightly woven creamy carbonation, but the bubbles cautiously release and allow the hop dominance to ensue. The balance tilts heavy toward bitterness and easily dwarfs the moderate malt textures. This exposes not only the pleasant bitterness from lupulin, but also brings light to a lot of bracing, biting hop-derived astringency that's stemmy, tannin-riddled, simply harsh to the back of the mouth and throat.

Williamsburg Hipster Ale might be moderate in alcohol but that doesn't make it a pale ale. Its balance clearly sings the tone of IPA, both of American and British influence. But the mis-served use of inferior hops for flavor and aromatic purposes makes this beer appealing to the most aggressive hop heads, not to hipsters. Wouldn't that be PBR?

BEERchitect, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

deapokid, Sep 08, 2012
Evil Twin Williamsburg Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.