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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

471 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 9/28/12.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, fruits, citrus zest, and some mild herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a fairly high hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite hoppy and bitter for the style in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

acurtis, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

nmann08, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with some notes of citrus.
T: The initial taste has flavors of citrusy hops, which slowly transitions towards notes of pine resin towards the aftertaste and linger through the finish. Slight hints of caramel malts are detectable. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present throughout the taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and delivers a lot of crispness and bitterness for a beer with a low alcohol content.

metter98, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

GRG1313, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

kjkinsey, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Trying to gain a grasp on the culture of today's hipster trend, I've boiled it down to two thoughts of ideology: 1) A yuppie that looks like a hippy, that looks like a yuppie. or 2) A hippie that looks like a yuppie, that looks like a hippie. Regardless, this beer is designed for them!

Hipster Ale opens with a glowing burnish gold color and coppery highlights. Its medium haze reminds me of the heavy hop usage and full flavored, unfiltered character. Firmly topped with a creamy yellowish foam, the beer retains and laces the glass beautifully.

Citrus and grass are the prominent characteristics that dominate the nose. But supportive malt notes balance the hops, even if tepidly so. Caramel, biscuit, and bread set the tone, but the grapefruit-scented hops anchor complementary notes of white grape, juniper, and lemon.

Malt flavors have firmer underpinnings than the nose suggest as that balance of the beer begins to more resemble pale ale and not IPA. Rich in bread dough and yeast flavor, the beer has a starchy taste that fuses with soft caramel and biscuit for a richer than usual base. But it's the hops that best celebrates the taste: Dried citrus peel, white pithy grapefruit, and grassy taste (weedy-stemmy, and overall chlorophyll) garner the pungent earth and sharp citrusy balance. The beer finishes with a winy, juniper, spruce, minty and lemony note that I've come to expect from Nelson Sauvin-type hops.

The beer's bready taste also translates to texture- rich bready weight keeps the beer creamy and smooth. But as the hops shed the carbonation and malt, a quick transition at mid palate ensures a dry finish of hops and leaf. Mild astringency from hops, minty-warm alcohols, and an overall pungent fruit character presents themselves in a very terse aftertaste.

I'm currious if patchouli, cabbage, or overall dank character is the proper bait for hipsters, but if the can looks like a Rubik's Cube, it can't loose! I'm not sure if I have ever seen a marketing campaign that targets as specific audience so overtly. Anything to sell beer, right?

BEERchitect, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

kylehay2004, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a hazy amber color with a fizzy white head on top. There is a light retention and lacing on this beer. The smell of this beer is hoppy. It's got a nice malt aroma too. The taste is pretty bitter, subtle malt but mostly bitter. The mouthfeel is pretty decent, medium bodied with a decent carbonation to it. Overall it's not a bad brew. Pretty good for the price.

Knapp85, Nov 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

oberon, Sep 13, 2012
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3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ticker + cheap, single can = yeah, I'm gonna buy and try it. Full disclosure, I guess. Anyway, this stuff pours a slightly hazy brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, very light grapefruit peel, a pinch of leek-y greens, and a general sense of mildly-buttery toffee throughout the background. It's slightly subtle, it's at least trying to be balanced; and this came from Evil Twin. Nice to see. The taste emphasizes the rindy aspects of the fruits, the chlorophyll of the greens, and the mildness of the now-biscuity toffee. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a nice little pale ale, though nothing I would likely revisit very often at all. That said, it's heartening to see a brewery known for its outrageousness going for a seemingly run-of-the-mill take on this style.

TMoney2591, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JAHMUR, Sep 02, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

strange brew here to say the least. it would otherwise be a straightforward American pale ale, but it goes out of its way to be stupidly bitter for no reason. I mean, there is no hop flavor at all, not citrus or pine, or even cut grass as the lingo goes, just straight bitter. early and often hop additions result in a beer that has literally no hop flavor whatsoever, but is as bitter as you can possibly imagine, to the point it effects drinkability. beautiful pour is the best feature, clean looking copper color with a tall and lasting bone white head, real easy on the eyes. the nose too doesn't give anything away, its the taste that gets me. I am sort of infuriated by this beer. I mean, its clearly out of balance, clearly overpriced at about 13 bucks a sixer wherever its available, and basically marketed to an undiscerning clientele who will drink this beer because they think they are supposed to like it. its unnecessary and not up to the high bar evil twin has set for itself, both in terms of brewing and in terms of morality and general outlook. not a bad beer, don't get me wrong, but its an annoying statement in a can. one was enough.

StonedTrippin, Dec 12, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace.

S - A spicy, fruity hop aroma with some bready notes and a bit of "oniony" character.

T - Sweet, bready malt up front with a touch of earthy spice. Some pine and grapefruit comes out in the middle and the beer finishes with more grapefruit and pepper.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - It has a nice aroma and it is drinkable enough, but I don't know that I like it all that much. The bitterness is a little on the harsh side and overall it is a bit heavy for a sessionable pale ale.

nickfl, Jan 10, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I like this beer. It's got a thick malt body with a nice level of hop influence that isn't overdone at all. I mean, sure, it could be more pronounced and louder with the hops, but this still works and is a pleasant drinker. Smooth feel. If only this were cheaper, they'd be selling a lot more of it, I'd wager. Heck, I'd buy a sixer of it.

RblWthACoz, Apr 09, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent bronze with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Stellar head retention & lacing, stays effervescent throughout

S: Grassyness & faint breadyness

T: Grassyness, pine & herbal hops with some bready notes up front. Dryness, grassy & bready notes as this warms, some pear & orange peel along with aspirin. Finishes with aspirin bitterness, a bit of pear &mineral dryness

MF: Firm carbonation, medium body, okay balance

Drinks okay but nothing special, far better APAs out there that are at least 2-3 bucks a sixer cheaper

russpowell, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 02, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Modest, but lasting head. Plenty of blanket lace on the glass. Very cloudy. Orange-amber color.

The smell is a good blend soft, pale malt and floral hop. Some grapefruit rind to the nose.

Brief pale malt flavor is quickly overwhelmed by the strong, peppery hop bitterness. This makes for a long lip-smacking aftertaste. Borderline IPA flavors. Rich body with a high carbonation.

smcolw, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

oriolesfan4, May 25, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was really happy to see this in The Fridge's cooler recently and I have some to spare if anyone is looking for this beer in a CAN. The CANQuest (TM) marches on!

From the CAN: "Perhaps you heard of a worldwide beer-movement that tributes favorite hipster neighbourhoods across the globe. First came Istedgade, Copenhagen then Sodermalm, Stockholm followed by Williamsburg, New York and Shoreditch, London accompanied by Trastevere, Rome & last El Raval, Barcelona. If you feel excluded because you're hip but your city is not, this cutting-edge, 'hip without border' pale ale is an homage to you - the global hipster. Cheers!"

Oh yeah, that totally speaks to me in my hipper-than-thou mode. Not! Let's get on with a Crack & Glug, shall we? I was left looking at a finger of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a hazy orangish-amber, but I am cool with a lack of filtration as long as it tastes good. Nose had a minty-caramel scent and so I was reminded of toffee or Brach's caramels. Mouthfeel was medium and the minty hops were initially prevalent on the tongue, but the caramel malt got a brief opportunity to shine through. The finish was very dry and quite bitter, just the way I like my APAs. I CANnot tell you that there was anything stand-out about this one and coupled with its relatively high price point, I would probably reach for other APAs instead. I guess that I am not much of a hipster.

woodychandler, Oct 15, 2012
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Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.