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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

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82
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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 16
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oberon on 09-13-2012

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Ratings: 545 | Reviews: 104
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
2.84/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is a very "whatever" kind of beer. I'd never bother getting it again. Frankly, Evil Twin has disappointed me far more than it has made me say "mmm...beer."

Photo of mick303
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into stem glass , light/med gold with a good initial head and quite solid lacing, nice retention, looks good.

S - aromas of grapefruit, dry somewhat overripe citrus, limes, a dank floral character, mixed with chewy malt character, hoppy, but wet, and not overly crisp. It isn't fresh/bright but its enticing enough to want to drink.

T - mainly orange, grapefruit, citrus hops with grassy notes, again don't really pop on the palate, state bitterness and some sharpness, slight acidity to it, bready malts. Quite drinkable, with a dry stale citrus character, decently flavourful and hoppy, but without a fresh intensity or complexity.

M - fairly light and refreshing actually, has a nice feel with the carbonation, slight acidic tinge and overall it drinks well, the finish is a bit heavy with the hoppy bitterness.

Nothing wrong with this, and I would have little issue with a few on a warm day. Just not an amazing pale ale, and lacks the extra push that would elevate it.

Photo of tsandler
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Has a bit of a strange off taste. It's okay but wouldn't drink again.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of Evil Twin's Hipster Ale a few days ago for $2.39 at Holiday Market. I've been meaning to try this one and this is the first time I've seen it when it wasn't overpriced and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. Canned 8/21/2014. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks good, it's got a nice design to it and it's eye catching. It poured a hazy orange color that took on more of a darker orange color when held to the light with a little over two fingers worth of fluffy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some sticky and patchy lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, but it was pretty hazy for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a earthy grassy, slightly floral and soapy hop aromas with the soapy hops sticking out the most. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that lead right in to the malts with some sweet malts, pale malts and cracker malts aromas showing up. This beer had a nice aroma, but I thought it was a little heavy on the soapy hops.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same mixture of hoppy aspects that I got in the aroma with no single one sticking out the most this time. Up next comes a little bit of that doughy yeast that goes right into the malts which impart the exact same aspects that it did in the aroma with no single aspect sticking out the most. On the finish there's a pretty light amount of medium bitterness that lingers just a little into the aftertaste along with some hoppy flavors. This is a nice tasting Pale Ale, but I wish the hop profile was just a little more interesting.

M- Smooth, crisp, fairly clean, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in an American Pale Ale and there were no off flavors or anything like that, but in the end I thought the hop profile was just a little bland. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, crisp, fairly clean, not too filling and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, I could drink a couple of these, but I think that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer was the mouthfeel, it was pretty nice and just what I expect from the style. What I like the least about this beer was the hop profile, it was a little heavy with the soapy hops and I just wish it was a little brighter. I would buy this beer again if i can find it fresh and I would recommend giving it a try if you like Pale Ales. All in all I liked this beer and even though it was much older than I would like I still think it held up well and I would really like to give it another try if I can find it fresh one. It's not a favorite beer from Evil Twin and it's a little above average for the style. Nice work guys, I'll have to try and track down a couple fresh cans.

Photo of Justindemino
2.76/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was expecting a lot more from this.

Photo of NilocRellim
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Hazy gold colour, with bitter citrus hop aromas and a hint of malt. Tasted like a refreshing pale ale; clean, light-bodied, and balanced. Plenty of citrus hop throughout and quite bitter at the end. Sessionable.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a golden tint; the head builds atop the liquid, squatting nicely and lining the side of the glass with lacing; excellent retention

Smell: Toasted bread, slightly herbal with a modest pine tone

Taste: Bready, up front, with a touch of caramel; fruity and piney tones build, in the middle, though the finish is somewhat muddled and grainy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Rather insipid, but maybe that is the intention given the name

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%

Looks decent - so far so good.

Smells like coachella - AFTER the festival is over.

Taste isn't too bad, but it's not like it really tastes good, Ya feel me?

It's ok...but not? I don't know. Like a 5 at 2 AM when the bar closes you will take it, but when you wake up, well, that ine is on you.

Photo of teromous
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a can.

Appearance: It is a light hazy golden color with a very thick and fluffy white head. The head stands on its own for a very long time and leaves great lacing.

Aroma: It has a very fresh hop aroma. It is spicy and oddly has a scent of squash. It smells like bay leaves.

Taste: It has a very unique flavor about it. It is a bit dank up front, then some of the spice comes to the front and it stays in the foreground for the rest of the drinking session. It has a very earthy bay leaf and spruce flavor to it.

Mouthfeel: It's decent. It has pretty good bitterness and it finishes up dry enough but there is a chalky sensation in my mouth. Overall the mouthfeel is decent enough.

Overall: It's a pretty good pale ale. It's not my favorite of flavor combinations but it's like having grilled chicken instead of BBQ chicken. You might want a different flavor but in the end if the chicken is cooked well it's still good. That's this beer. It's a good beer, but the spicy and earthy character of the hops might not be for everyone. I would recommend grabbing a can at least and trying it out.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Light copper colored brew with a white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is floral and very piney. The taste has more pine, earthy bitterness, earth and wood. Solid notes from the hops and balances the beer well. Some citrus rind also shows up in the finish. Full bodied, well carbonated brew. Above average for a pale ale, I would buy sixers of this without thinking if I could.

Photo of dcmchew
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy golden, foamy white head that lingers for a while and turns into a thin cap, plus lots of traces.
Smell balanced with biscuity malts and hops, with some low lemon, peach, bit of pine resin, some grass, sweet, fruity and probably bitter.
Lemon, tangerine and grapefruit first in the taste, some peach and apricot, then only herbal notes till the end. Grassy hops mostly, a touch of pine, faint floral notes, very mineral. Malts are pretty low, some straw, very faint biscuits and caramel.
Light bodied, almost watery, medium to low carbonation. Goes down very easy. Aftertaste a bit too green and rough.
Nothing incredible, but nice hops and huge drinkability. I guess one should've tried it before it was cool.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chill-hazed dark gold with a pocked carpet of white that's gone fast but trails.
Surprising musty grain sack nose with some mouldy grapefruit skin.
Lemon biscuit with a big whack of grapefruit and lemon hard candy.
Lemon honey herb cough drop end and long bitter linger.
Crisp, salty, oily, a bit thin.

Simple plan, but it's a good one. Like a dumbed down Punk IPA, and that's not a hugely ambitious beer to begin with. Hoppy enough (citrus and IBUs both) to let the hipsters know they're drinking hops, and sessionable like that, but a real beer geek will think this is, like, sooo 2010.

Photo of wedge
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

PCKG 05/07/2014

Hazy orange under a loose, sticky white head. Lightly hoppy aroma..leafy, peppery citrus, hay, and earthy pine sap. Flavor is bitter grapefruit, lemon - very "rindy" - spicy and earthy, sort of dirty and dank, with some cereal grain and yeast. Medium bodied and snappy. Very drinkable despite the not-necessarily-ideal blend of hops. Not what I was expecting, but interesting and worth a try.

Photo of CHickman
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold color with a lovely foamy 2 finger white head that was full of bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving great sticky lacing coating the sides, foamy rings as it goes down and a pretty thick layer on top.

Smells of malt, lightly toasted grains, caramel, light grapefruit, citrus hops, biscuit, herbs , wheat bread, grass or hay, and cardboard funk; it really lacks the hops and fruity aroma I expected from Evil Twin and was mostly grainy smelling to me.

Taste also lacks the hops and fruity aroma as it’s more malty and grainy like a hearty wheat bread, with cracker, toasted grains, wheat or yeast funk, toffee, pine cone, citrus hop bitterness, mild grapefruit, tea leaf, spices like pepper, coriander and light dry grassy herbs. English pale ale seems to be my impression of this malt forward brew that has hop balance, but tasted like a toasted grainy pale ale.

Mouthfeel is average to smooth, with a medium body, average zesty carbonation and a toasted grain finish that is slightly bitter leaving a bready taste that was on the dry and yeasty side.

Overall it was decent, but I love the Evil Twin stouts and how bold and flavorful they are so this was a change of pace and much more basic tasting beer, which was a let down as I always expect an assault on my tongue when purchasing an Evil Twin brew. Decent and easy to drink, but I wanted great and bordering on extreme craft beer from this can. Oh well, on to the next Evil Twin experiment.

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from the can, it has a golden color body with a small fizzy head. The aroma has a crisp hoppy and citrus smell to it. The taste is hoppy and citrus. It also has a maltyness on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is smooth and overall a good pale ale.

Photo of KYGunner
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured with a light yellow hue and I fizzy thick head. Smells like piney resins, oily and sappy, with some lemon and hop lupilin. The flavors are resiny pine, hop oils, herbal and tart. I got little to no malt flavor in this. The feel sucks the very moisture from your entire mouth and is painfully astringent. Not my favorite.

Photo of mrfrancis
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, glowing gold with a fluffy white head.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, minerals, grass, lemon, lime, white peach, apricot, and tangerine take a little time to express themselves on the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, biscuit, minerals, crackers, grass, lemon, lime, apricot, white peach, bitter orange, and tangerine fill the mouth. The finish is hoppy, yet pleasant with subdued flavors of lemon, lime, bitter orange, tangerine, and apricot underscored by notes of biscuit and minerals.

M: On the lighter side of medium and dry. Carbonation is crisp, firm, and prickly. I could see this ale being very easy to drink on a hot day.

O: A near great APA. Very unique for the style, this ale displays some serious hop aromas and flavors. Recommended.

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apparently Evil Twin has been brewing Hipster Ales neighborhoods around the world they deem hipster enough. Some of them are different than the original – Sønderho, Denmark’s Sønderho Hipster Ale was dry-hopped and barrel-aged, for instance – so I’m not sure if this generic variant is different. I’m guessing they just slap on the “[City Name] Hipster Ale” label for some of their releases in certain areas, but just to be sure, here’s Evil Twin’s canned, geographically-indistinct Hipster Ale. Cheers!

A: Pours soft, a pillowy head of pure white stretching out over the body like foamed milk. Lacing sticks to the glass in sheets. Slightly hazy golden body.

S: Mild saison-like nose: phenolic, doughy yeast, black pepper hops, and a hint of wildflower. Twirl it a bit and dough comes to the forefront, laced with Band-Aid, chalk, and white wine notes. Interesting.

T&M: Laying flat over the tongue with noticeable heft and a dense, frothy carbonation, the body fills out with flavors similar to the nose: a creamy, doughy bread character, biscuit, flint, slightly medicinal yeast, buttered roll. If I were brewing a pale ale, this is the base I’d want; it’s satisfying all on its own. Crisp hops soon after, sprinkling in grapefruit and lemon rind flavors before coming to a peppery snap of a conclusion. That’s the aftertaste, a dry crispness with a spiciness that sits on the tongue for quite some time.

O: This is everything I want from a pale ale: a malt and yeast backbone with great flavor (i.e., a grain bill that’s not just a bed of residual sugar and body to balance the hops and yeast that has anything but a neutral taste) and an interesting hop character that adds a spice that’s both flavorful and drinkable. I didn’t see how much a six-pack was, but if it’s less than $11, I’ll be buying this until it runs out. I love this beer.

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.37/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden, slight copper

S: Beautiful, citrusy, pasionfruity awesome smell

T: Same in the flavour, big citrusy hops almost get some apricot as well

M: On the thinner side but for an APA it is quite pleasing

O: Really don't see why this is rated so low, such a great drop on tap. Never had it out of a can so might have to do a comparison, but on-tap it's a cracker imo.

Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a tall pint glass. Canned on 01/29/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A juicy, earthy, and crisp balanced aroma with good hints of citrus, grass, and grains. Earthy, floral, and herbal hop scent with hints of grass and slight pine. Citrus hop hints of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and mango. Bready pale malt backing with hints of grains, straw, cracker, yeast, and biscuit. Some sweet honey like hints as well. A pretty solid APA style aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, an earthy, juicy, and nicely grainy and crisp balanced Pale Ale taste with notes of citrus, grass, and grains. Upfront mix of floral and earthy hop notes along with some grass and pine. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, and mango. Solid balance of bready malt with notes of grains, cracker, straw, biscuit, and yeast along with some light honey like sweetness. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and smooth. Finishes dry.

Overall: A very solid take on the American Pale Ale style. Good balance of earthy and citrus hops with some sweet malt.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Paid about 3 bucks for the single. Poured into a pint glass.
A - Great head a nice 1/2 inch that takes forever to settle. Color is good a light bright yellow with an orange tint. A pretty looking beer.
S - Not overwhelming but balanced has a distinct orange peel and citrus rind smell, some bready malts and just a touch of grapefruit hops. Very decent.
T - Its good and simple a typical pale full of sweet malts, bready backbone and yet this one does have some grapefruit hops throughout which makes it very easy to drink.
M - Light to medium easy to session or pound.

Overall I am not sure what makes it a "hipster" beer but this is a very good APA. Still for 3 bucks a pop I could not see getting it again its from Connecticut why are their beers so expensive?

Photo of dar482
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It comes in a hazy amber color with a frothy white head.

The aroma has grapefruit, a grainy quality, floral, grass, a bready sweetness.

The flavor follows with that grapefruit peel throughout. In the front orange peel and some bready sweetness with a nice bready malt in the middle. There's also this grainy quality along with a strong floral, slight pine, and grassy quality on the finish.

A good beer to introduce non craft beer drinkers into because of the easy drinking and familiar easy drinking qualities, but it still has some good strong bitterness with some sweetness and fruit qualities.

Photo of gonzo000
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. Rich golden color with a one finger head that lasts. The body is evident in the cloudy middle cylinder.

s. Honey, citrus, yeast - sweet smells that the hipster will enjoy

t. Citrus, honey, bread, wheat - if you like sweet tastes, as I do, this is a good match for you.

m. A bit too much carbonation brings the alcohol in the finish.

o. Outstanding beer. My beer was dated best by 12/2013, so it was 4 months past expire. Maybe it ages well.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A clean golden amber in color with 2 fingers of bright white head, excellent lacing and slow dissipation. Smells citrusy, grapefruit, caramel and bready. Flavor is fresh as hell.. Tastes like you're sucking on a hoppy bread .. Crisp mouthfeel with higher carbonation and a refreshing lighter medium body. Overall this is a wonderful pale ale.. Wish we got it here in nj, I'd make this a summer staple.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/27/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, floral, grass, bread, cracker, light caramel, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/earthy hops and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, bread, cracker, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/earthy hop and pale malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale ale. Good balance and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.