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Evil Twin Hipster Ale - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Hipster AleEvil Twin Hipster Ale

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116 Reviews
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Reviews: 116
Hads: 614
Avg: 3.66
pDev: 26.5%
Wants: 19
Gots: 87 | 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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Reviews: 116 | Hads: 614
Reviews by barczar:
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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy medium copper with a dense one inch khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving moderate lacing.

Pine, resin, and onion begin the aroma, with a bready, caramelly malt at the base. Malt and hops are both well represented. Dank notes and grapefruit surface late.

Toasted breadcrust, caramel, and an almost charred character combine with grapefruit, pineapple, and resin to form the flavor profile. It's initially sweet, turning bitter and resiny at the finish.

Body is moderate and a touch slick, with moderate carbonation and a touch of astringency. There's significant alcohol warmth.

Not your typical pale ale. Bitterness is there, but a bit more malt character and sweeter than most initially. Lots going on in this brew. Really enjoyed the hop complexity and malt. To my palate, a little more bitter than I prefer, but I really enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of oberon
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Guden
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh! Everything that needs to be said has already been stated in the previous ratings. I love hops, but this beer only has hops. And nothing else. It it was a great hop profile I'd be okay with it, but it's just not that good. A miss for evil twin.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

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

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Photo of virinow
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dogfishandi
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Evil Twin Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
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