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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin HipsterEvil Twin Hipster

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310 Ratings

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%

Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 09-13-2012)
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Reviews by barczar:
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: can

02-25-2013 02:45:35 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
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4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 07:30:46 | More by MattyG85
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2014 01:16:28 | More by Mantooth
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +24%

04-15-2014 01:49:27 | More by Beervana
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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
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?

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 05:43:45 | More by DrDemento456
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-13-2014 01:23:25 | More by SpasmWaiter
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New York

3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: can

04-11-2014 06:11:00 | More by dar482
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-10-2014 14:22:44 | More by nmann08
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-09-2014 23:55:03 | More by threedaggers
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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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.

Serving type: can

04-07-2014 23:12:59 | More by gonzo000
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New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 23:36:18 | More by facundoCNB
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-06-2014 21:42:07 | More by Axnjxn
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-06-2014 04:52:33 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-04-2014 13:32:21 | More by masterofsparks
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-01-2014 02:34:33 | More by TasteTester
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-31-2014 23:51:19 | More by machinaex
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-31-2014 18:24:11 | More by Beerlover
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: can

03-31-2014 04:30:37 | More by superspak
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-28-2014 01:54:04 | More by Localdrinklax
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-28-2014 01:48:56 | More by afsdan
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly hazy golden / light amber with a medium sized white head. Very nice looking lacing.

Aroma: malty, fruity, notes of citrus. Refreshing, yet a bit too delicate. Was expecting something more intense tbh.

Taste: mostly citrus, resin and grapefruit. Also a bit floral, with some pine notes in the back. Nice malty base. Pineapple finish. Medium, grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation.

Overall: Very enjoyable, yet a bit "standard" pale ale I guess. Would be better if the ABV was lower, like 4,5%. Still, worth recommending.

Serving type: can

03-27-2014 20:35:54 | More by beholder_pl
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-25-2014 01:41:55 | More by Bieniek30
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-24-2014 05:16:11 | More by Tafyob41
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2014 02:10:06 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-23-2014 18:26:38 | More by kidzord
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Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
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