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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

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503 Ratings

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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Evil Twin's Hipster Ale was a difficult purchase. After all, it comes in a ridiculous can that immediately calls you a hipster just for buying it. But it's a pretty can. And it's made by a company I respect. So I went for it.

A- Pouring Hipster into a tulip, I love the color. It's what beer should look like. Kind of golden, kind of orange and just dark enough that it compares to other APA's that I'm used to. (I have been serving Hill Farmstead's Edward for the last couple of years, it looks similar). It has a nice white head that stays throughout the consumption.

S- A bit of pine, grass and touches of citrus. The more I drink it, the more I smell fruity flavors within.

T- At first, I'm met with a coppery bitterness. It's a bit sharp but fades nicely to show off a mix of bread and sweeter flavors. Again, fruit develops late. Mostly juicy citrus.

M- To me, this is where the beer shines. The mouthfeel is fantastic. It coats the tongue nicely and while the bitterness of the hops stays with you, so does the sweetness. The more I drink, the more I get at the heart of this beer and I like it. I find it difficult to drink just one.

O- Overall, this is one of my favorite current APA's. It's not as bitter and intense as some of the "hip" beers (Again, think Edward) but also not a wimpy pale ale trying to please everyone. Evil Twin has pushed the hops a bit, but still allows the malty side to shine.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.