Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Durge:
3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
This pale ale from a can presents a classic amber color, slightly hazed with a substantial white foam on top and lacing to match. The nose instantly picks up tropical fruit and subdued fresh pine. Very nice while maintaining a pale ale restraint perhaps. The taste offers a unique blend of delicate citrus and pine along with a bit of a mineral grain idea that is very easy drinking while keeping the taste buds easily satisfied. Just a bit grassy but not as astringent as most grassy hops can present. The feel is also very pleasant. Medium bodied with a fairly heavy, creamy feel, without any sort of cloying or thickness. Very much a drinkable brew that I could see fitting any session. The flavor could use just a slight boost in sweetness perhaps, something to give it a little more distinction but as a pale ale, it delivers solid, tasty hop bitterness and is quite a good option for sure.
01-12-2013 04:18:32 | More by Durge
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +13.6%
The new canned Global" Hipster for us who are hip but don't live in a hip city.Hipsters annoy me to the core but this APA was pretty damn good.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep murky burnt orange with a sticky white 1/2 finger white head atop.Alot of grapefruit and pine resin in the nose over top of a caramel biscuit malt base,a tinge of honey comes into play as well.Again sharp grapefruit hops dominate the palate with a little grass as well,the malt base is got some caramel sweetness but drys out nicely in the finish.This is a pretty damn good and hopped up pale ale.I haven't had any of the other Hipster line but will seek them out.
09-13-2012 20:42:21 | More by oberon
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
This beer was a hazy orange color with a small white head that nevertheless produced a fair amount of lace.
More citrus aroma than anything else. There was a bit of pine, as well as some sweet malt.
Slightly bitter grapefruit and orange taste. Piney hops. Biscuit.
A hoppy beer, but not overly so. Certainly not what I was expecting from this brewery.
02-02-2013 15:24:09 | More by lordofthewiens
3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
Purchased at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY. 12 ounce can. No freshenss/bottleing info to be had
Pours heavily hazed almond amber, nice gauzy, thicker khaki head, that stays, then goes to a wild mix of tiny bubble film, lace and thick collar.
Bready dough all over the sniff.
nicely balanced APA, more smooth bready malts, then moderate citrus comes into the mix. Grapefruit finish. Soft and nicely rounded mouthfeel. Quality, worthy and highly enjoyable brew in a can.
11-18-2012 18:01:54 | More by Billolick
4.03/5 rDev +11.6%
12oz can at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness info.
pours out a very hazed deep burnt orange color with a very nice looking 2-3 fingers of off white head. great retention and tons of webby sticky lacing covers the glass.
the aroma consists of slightly dank hop resins, some woody pine and a hint of grapefruit citrus. some light caramel malt provides a nice backbone. takes on a slightly strange earthy aroma as it warms.
some juicy citrus fruits bordering on almost tropical fruit, but not quite, with some woody pine. again, a bit of caramel malt in there to provide a nice backbone. finishes with an ample, lingering bitterness.
medium bodied, and just the right amount of carbonation.
an exceptional pale ale that can pass for an IPA as well. very good drinkability, and im definitely for any sessionable canned beer. leaves me longing to try some more of what evil twin has to offer as everything ive had from them has been very good.
12-06-2012 23:09:56 | More by dogfishandi
4.16/5 rDev +15.2%
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.
04-17-2014 07:30:46 | More by MattyG85
3.5/5 rDev -3%
Picked up a $3 can of this at Craft in Reno. Poured like a typical gold colored American pale ale. Impressive carbonation, head. Spotty lacing. Aroma was mild, a little citrus, more breadiness.
Taste, easy drinking, decently hopped, still definitely in pale ale territory. Substantial bitterness. I'm thinking there might be Simcoe and Summit in this in a small way. More Simcoe. Maybe even some Riwakas in there. I got very little in terms of malt addition or character to the beer. Was pretty much breadiness and grassiness, no discernable caramel, toffee or whatnot. While it is pretty bitter, it wasn't abrasively so. A nice tang to it. Relatively dry finish.
I find it to be slightly above average for a pale ale, but extremely above average price wise. When I can get 2.5 cans of SNPA, a much superior product, for the price of 1 of these, well, that's why my recommendation is to pass on this one. Go ahead and buy a single of it if you can, don't plunk down whatever egregious price it might be for a six pack.
11-01-2012 23:13:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.34/5 rDev -7.5%
12 oz can served cold.
Pours medium amber with a toweriing, frothy, cream-colored head. The head is very durable and leaves globs of sticky lacing.
Definitely tastes more bitter and less malty than it smells, with the hop combo proving complex and fruity but slightly in the nose. The flavor, with a solid grapefruit peel bitterness in the lingering aftertaste. Markedly bitter and hoppy for style, this will work as an IPA.
O: overly bitter in the finish and aftertaste.
03-22-2014 15:17:27 | More by chinchill
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
Hipster is orange-gold with deeper hues in the middle and lots of carbonation rising slowly from the bottom. It helps to keep up a barely off-white head that reaches a finger after it's dropped as much as it will and leaves chunks of lacing all over the place.
There's lots of grass and citrus in the nose. Malts provide a biscuity balance with just a little caramel. While zesty, there's just a light touch of lemon so that it's not extremely zesty, and the strongest note is the grass. It could use more strength.
The flavor translates very differently, to such a degree that it's surprising. It's got a sort of chalky and aspirin opening before leading into a leafy and very herbal middle while some metallic notes come out underneath. There's lots of bread still from malts, but the caramel sweetness seems to have been canceled out. Orange peel adds some pith, and a stemmy, raw flavor lingers in the finish. It's also a little sharp. It's forunate that there's enough going on to tide the harsher elements, but they are there.
It flows nicely in a medium body, carbonation even. A nice crispness is provided in each and every sip, and it's pleasantly smooth. It's dry the whole way, that stemmy aspect very much a part of the feel.
09-20-2013 16:29:48 | More by Brenden
Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
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