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Evil Twin Mad Dog Pale Ale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: metter98 on 07-03-2012

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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 15
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of dcanderson345
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of avalon07
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of acevenom
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a coppery-colored brew, clear but leaning darker with some red-brown to it, lots of yeast floating around in there unlike almost anything I've seen before. The head is a fluffy foam one finger tall that lies somewhere between tan and light brown. It keeps up, falling slowly and laying down some hard and heavy lace as it goes.
The smell is doughy, almost nutty, with some fruity esters and added balance as well as bitterness of mostly citrus notes. A "twiggy" (?) sort of earthiness develops strongly.
It's likewise sweet and malty with honey and fruits up front, but bitterness comes in with more strength than the nose. This has an earthy and citric element, but strong pine and pith notes as well. It's moderately spicy to add another element to its unusual character.
It's fluffy and just reaches medium, maybe a bit too soft with a crispness that persists nicely and a lingering finish mingling sweet and bitter on the palate.

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jk3
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Tafyob41
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Martyrob
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of rarbring
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bark
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of stakem
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Evil Twin Mad Dog Pale Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
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