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Evil Twin Williamsburg Hipster Ale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-14-2013 16:37:48 | More by jklecko2
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-14-2013 02:46:01 | More by Phillyz
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-09-2013 02:07:34 | More by match1112
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-02-2013 17:38:20 | More by vicsju1991
Photo of AgentMunky


4.41/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

Serving type: can

02-17-2013 03:54:52 | More by AgentMunky
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

02-09-2013 22:01:30 | More by GRG1313
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-25-2013 05:04:19 | More by Markito
Photo of ngeunit1


4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 05:59:37 | More by ngeunit1
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-15-2012 01:52:40 | More by RyanAU
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

12-13-2012 15:46:04 | More by Listers
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21%

12-12-2012 00:02:06 | More by Evan47
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-05-2012 02:47:06 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: can

11-18-2012 02:15:28 | More by JRed
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-04-2012 17:50:53 | More by lupercmda
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

10-26-2012 22:01:09 | More by lmmccurd
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3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
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?

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 02:44:11 | More by BEERchitect
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-08-2012 18:45:13 | More by deapokid
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South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had an orange-brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of fluffy, white, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A surprisingly hoppy aroma (more than I expected for an APA), with hints of citrus in it as well.

T: Like the smell, the taste had a good deal of hops in it, but also a bit of citrus and some malt in the finish. This beer is almost overhopped - it gets a little harsh at times - but is generally pretty solid. Tastes more like an IPA than an APA.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slightly harsh and bitter finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly a groundbreaking beer, but very enjoyable and easy to drink.

Serving type: can

09-08-2012 12:09:46 | More by avalon07
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

09-05-2012 23:08:17 | More by Avryle
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New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Very thick, opaque with sediment. Nice Bronze color to it. Big foamy white head with a ton of sediment.

S. Very strong hop scent. Quite sour smelling.

T. Has a soapy taste to it. Quite hoppy. Nice lemon undertone. It is smooth. It has almost a weed-type taste.

M. A mild sour bite in the back of the mouth.

O. It's a mild drink. Could use a bit more of a kick. Smooth but the weed taste tamps it down. Very good, perhaps aging could make better.

Serving type: can

09-03-2012 23:22:30 | More by Amalak
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy orange-copper amber. Thick off-white head with good retention and massive lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus hops, slight pineapple. Flavor is mild neutral malt and light fruit with intense hops developing into an extremely bitter citrus hop finish, quite astringent. Interesting flavors, but the the extreme hop bitterness in the finish is too stark and surprisingly unsupported by the substantial malt body. Medium bodied with pleasant creaminess. An interesting hoppy pale ale that is flawed by lack of balance in the finish. Sadly, the intense hops eventually numbed the tongue to the point that they were quite tolerable, but the other flavors were correspondingly reduced as well.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 04:31:27 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-03-2012 01:32:45 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Quebec (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light dirty yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of dry hops with light dry malt base. Taste is a mix between some dry hops which are almost astringent with a non-descript malt base that is also pretty dry itself. Body is about average with good carbonation. Interesting but hops profile is somewhat too astringent for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 15:10:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-13-2012 18:08:29 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of lacqueredmouse


4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a pleasant golden colour, with a slight hazing in the body. Head is full, foamy and shiny, forming excellent lacing as it subsides. Body is smooth but pleasantly full. Really, overall, it's a great looking pale ale.

Nose is light but sharp, with a really direct, clean citric hoppy character giving a piercing freshness to the aroma. Some smooth, grainy malt sits underneath, but it's light in volume and colour. Very pleasant overall.

Taste is similar, but perhaps veering to the more generic malt-hop APA balance. Some smooth light clean malt sits below a bright, slightly grassy, slightly citric hop bitterness that stays fresh and bright to the end, and cleans the palate out nicely, leaving only a hint of residual hop oil on the finish. Feel is very clean, but very smooth, with minimal aggression from the carbonation.

Overall, a really nicely balanced and extremely solid APA if not a groundbreaking one. Really happy with it—I hope I get to try the others in the series sometime.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 22:00:05 | More by lacqueredmouse
Evil Twin Williamsburg Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.