Evil Twin Mad Dog Pale Ale - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by acevenom:
3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured into a glass mug. Poured hazy red-orange with a two-finger length white head. There are a few tiny bubbles visible in the beer. Some lacing is left behind as the head dissipates. The beer has a nice citrus aroma. There's some smell of bread, toffee and floral hops. The taste follows the nose. I get the bread and toffee in the flavor. There are citrus and floral flavors from the hops. There's some back end bitterness, but it isn't very strong and it's there to provide some balance. That's what this is: a well-balanced pale ale. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The drinkability of the beer is high because it goes down smoothly. This is a very good beer.
01-13-2013 23:49:27 | More by acevenom
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3.4/5 rDev -5.3%
Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (semi-proper!). Poured yellow-orange with a one finger slightly off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, spices, fruit, earth, and earth hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, earth hop, citrus, and fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The aroma on this one was a little bit of a letdown unfortunately as it was very faint as far as intensity goes. There were some nice notes going on, but I just wish it was a little more pronounced. The flavor was a little bit better with a nice touch of citrus which helped to balance things out nicely. This made it a lot more enjoyable than the aroma gave off for me initially. Worth trying if you get the chance, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so.
07-28-2012 15:01:46 | More by thagr81us
3.95/5 rDev +10%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium coppery orange amber. Nice one finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma of sweet malt and citrus hops, hint of light fruit. Reminiscent of an IPA. Flavor follows with biscuit malt, citrus and pine hops, finishing with nice malt and hoppy bitterness. Surprisingly flavorful for a pale ale of this ABV. Well made and great to drink.
07-05-2012 03:23:12 | More by LiquidAmber
3.78/5 rDev +5.3%
On-tap at Beer Street, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color. It poured with a thin off white head that left lacing on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of fruit yeast in the nose along with some hints of citrusy hops.
T: The tasted has flavors of fruity yeast with notes of pale malts and some hints of caramel malts and citrusy hops. A light amount of bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.
07-03-2012 01:02:13 | More by metter98
4.13/5 rDev +15%
Tried this at the Federal Taphouse in Lancaster PA. Good looking beer with an outstanding smell and taste. A lot going on that makes this an Interesting ale and one to try. Would pick it up again depending upon cost, good but not good enough if cost is high.
04-26-2014 22:49:28 | More by JamieDuncan
3.7/5 rDev +3.1%
A clear amber brew with an off-white head leaving little lacing and small curtains.
Smelling toffee, butter scotch, honey, pine needles, resin, grape-fruit.
A taste of loaf of bread, then citric, grape-fruit peel.
Medium low carbonation, fresh with a small body, a dry finish.
A fresh, nice, hoppy APA.
08-12-2012 09:31:46 | More by rarbring
3.89/5 rDev +8.4%
A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium thin patch along with a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts, fruity yeasts, and citrus/lemon rind hops. Much lighter notes of herbal hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste of this beer starts out with a moderate combination of pale and caramel malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are some light to moderate amounts of fruity yeast and moderate amounts of herbal and citrus/lemon rind hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that fade rather quickly.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: Very easy to drink with the lighter amount of bitterness and low ABV, this beer is sessionable. Refreshing and enjoyable, definitely one I would consider getting again with the low price point.
04-12-2013 22:16:47 | More by dbrauneis
3.98/5 rDev +10.9%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Good lacing.
S: A whole lot of pine and hops in the aroma, along with some citrus as well.
T: Like the smell, the taste had a good deal of pine, though it wasn't dominated by it. Also, there was a nice amount of hops, citrus and malt. Much more pine than you usually find in the usual APA, but a good flavor nonetheless.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
O: Not exactly a groundbreaking beer, but solid and drinkable.
07-26-2012 13:09:03 | More by avalon07
3.65/5 rDev +1.7%
The colour is orange-amber (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The low short-lived head is beige. Some lacing occurs.
The smell is citric; lime-pine-grapefruit. Robust bitterness and a fruity sweetness. Bitter orange peels. Pleasant.
Robust bitter flavours dominates the taste. Lots of citric flavours (orange peels, grapefruits) and a jam-like sweetness. Sweetness and bitterness in the aftertaste plus hints of caramel malt and mango. The rather short end got a fragile hint of smoked meat and a fine malt sweetness.
The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles are fresh, small and very many. The liquid is medium smooth and a little light.
This is a highly drinkable pale ale with a flavour if white orange peels that I recognise from other Evil Twin, To Øl and Omnipollo brews.
08-06-2012 14:42:58 | More by bark
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
11.2oz bottle into a Mikkeller teku glass. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a yellowish froth of silky topping sitting atop. Unfortunately some chunks of yeast stir up when the cap is cracked and they make their way into the glass and stick in suspension. A light swirl revives a finger back to the surface and some spots of lace stick to the glass.
The aroma of this brew is almost tea-like. It reminds me of an herbal sort of ESB more than anything but with a candy sweetness to the nose almost smelling like belgian candy sugar. It is a bit leafy and grassy with a hint of sulfites as the brew warms up. Once the brew goes beyond ideal, a bit of a pissy cat quality emerges.
The flavor includes the previously mentioned tea-like astringency with an herbal flavoring that is somewhat grassy to straw-like. Some toffee malt is present to contrast but doesn't quite provide any sweetness.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall it is light and easy drinking but it has more of an ESB feel to it than anything else. Not a bad brew but also not something I would get thirsty for and want to seek out again.
02-18-2013 00:55:48 | More by stakem
4/5 rDev +11.4%
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel malts, English fruity yeast, biscuit, citrus and light floral hops, bit of lemon zest.
T - Caramel and biscuit malts, fruity English yeast, citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops, very mild bitterness, bit of nuttiness.
M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and dry finish.
D - Nicely balanced. A bit of an English mix to it.
12-21-2012 06:18:39 | More by ngeunit1
3.43/5 rDev -4.5%
This beer poured out as a very fizzy looking amber color with a strange looking soapy head on top. The smell was actually quite surprising, It had a very nice fruity aroma that I was not expecting. The smell is sweet and malty. The taste of the beer is malty, it's got some nutty flavors in there. There is a bit of hops in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was decently carbonated with a pretty nice drinkability to it. Overall the beer was average in my opinion, I loved the aroma but everything else was moderate to me.
08-10-2012 03:16:02 | More by Knapp85
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