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Evil Twin Mad Dog Pale Ale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: metter98 on 07-03-2012)
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Photo of eriktoyra
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Amber colored liquid with some haze. Next to no head at all and very little lacings.

S: Smells of biscuit malts, honey sweet cookies and oatmeal.

T: Tastes some grapefruit. It is a bit sour and earthy with stale tones at the end.

M: Very thin body. Feels watery.

O: A disappointment. For a beer with this kind of name I expected it to have some attitude. But this one is just boring. Not worth the money.

eriktoyra, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -16.7%

sneth019, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, deep copper body with a couple inches of faintly yellowed suds. Little smattering of lace.

Smell: Biscuit tops, slight honeyish, toffee vibe but no promising sweet-scented accents to it. Mild citrus, spice, and woodsy hop notes.

Taste: Mild-toned biscuits with a thin veneer of honey and little incorporated sweetness. Bitter orange peel, slight spiciness, and a faint woodsiness to it. Moderate bitterness. Slight citric quality alongside the bitterness in the light finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Acceptable, fair, so-so -- all adjectives you don't want coming from a five dollar pale ale.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Zakk
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Zakk, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

aztraz, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

sendbeer, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of mwgroove23
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

mwgroove23, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

thagr81us, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Knapp85, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

sonofliberty2, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DrBier, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of MrBeige
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MrBeige, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Kahlerbock, May 15, 2014
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

UltimateLivewire, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of SortaAmbivalent
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

SortaAmbivalent, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

FrankShirley, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

kmos27, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

stakem, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of bark
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

bark, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of rarbring
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

rarbring, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Griffith, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of jk3
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jk3, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

rolltide8425, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

JAHMUR, Jul 20, 2012
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Evil Twin Mad Dog Pale Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
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