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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

382 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-26-2013 15:37:01 | More by UnderPressure
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barczar

Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
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
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weltywm

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank it right out of the can.

Has a nice bitter hoppy smell. The taste is a well-balanced pale ale with lots of bitter, piney hops and a malty backbone with some bread and citrus. A really dry and crisp lingering finish with more hops and malt. Dangerously drinkable.

A nice brew from Evil Twin, and compared to their other beers, this one has an affordable price tag. And I must admit, I'm a fan of craft beer in cans.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 02:42:48 | More by weltywm
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Danielr26

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-18-2013 13:19:24 | More by Danielr26
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-17-2013 00:20:56 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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rpbuckeye

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-14-2013 15:55:24 | More by rpbuckeye
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mvdillman

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-14-2013 05:10:01 | More by mvdillman
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to dogdoc for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a CCB pint glass.

A: Caramel gold with a bit of haziness. Forms a thin white head over fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Sweet caramel malts with pine and citrus hops.

T: Follows the nose. Big caramel sweet malts, pine hoppiness. Moderately bitter hang.

M: Sticky mouth, and a heavy body for an APA. The alcohol is more noticeable that expected for this moderate of an ABV.

O: This is a sticky, caramel-y, boozy mess for an APA. Not undrinkable overall, but one of the weaker efforts from Evil Twin.

Serving type: can

02-11-2013 02:43:13 | More by macrosmatic
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swimfire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-11-2013 00:36:28 | More by swimfire
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-10-2013 23:56:06 | More by ejimhof
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-10-2013 21:31:35 | More by bradfordjohnson
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jman005

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-09-2013 00:40:25 | More by jman005
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: can

02-02-2013 15:24:09 | More by lordofthewiens
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-02-2013 02:41:32 | More by Hanzo
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-27-2013 13:19:41 | More by kirkse
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Chugger

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2013 02:56:40 | More by Chugger
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-25-2013 02:13:52 | More by Kunstman
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-24-2013 17:17:02 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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hpthebull

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-21-2013 06:54:23 | More by hpthebull
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DukeX13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-20-2013 21:41:13 | More by DukeX13
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tugg407

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-19-2013 01:46:42 | More by tugg407
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warrenout330

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-18-2013 06:30:45 | More by warrenout330
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 04:19:36 | More by TMoney2591
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

We crack the tab and pour a golden amber brew. It holds a one and a half finger tall head of creamy eggshell bubbles. This recedes on the quicker side, but it reproduced relatively easily. Dripping speckles of lacing are left all around the glass. There is a chill haze to it, with flecks of sediment suspended through the entire liquid. Carbonation appears light to moderate. The nose is bright with herbal and floral hop varietals, with a mixing bite of plastic phenols. The malts are deadly pale, with a creaminess and toasty breadiness to them. With warmth comes an additional creaminess of pureed bananas and strawberries, adding sweetness and fruitiness. Finally there is a hot pepper spiciness on the far back. Our first impression is that the beer is much more bitter than expected, with a spicy and muddy finish. As we sip, pale malts, floral hops, herbal hops, gritty yeastiness, mineral, and mud all start us off. That herbal bite enhances to the peak, giving more bittering hoppiness at the swallow, with puckered phenolic clove, and a boozy spike. Dirty grittiness carries us through the finish, with spicier black pepper booze, pale metallic wash, and medicinal phenols. The aftertaste breathes of raw honey, mineral, dirty floral hops, dirty pale malts, and plastic phenolic wash. The body is lighter, and the carbonation is lighter. There is nice slurp and smack to the lip, with decent cream, froth, and finishing pop. The mouth is lightly coated, but puckered and dried with eventual astringent bite. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks well.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer is the drinkability. The appearance and aroma both start things off nicely, with both being warm and inviting. The sip follows with a bit of a surprise, as the flavoring embodies big bitterness of hops and phenolic inclusions, rather than striking a stronger balance with the “pale”, malty side of the style.

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 02:07:55 | More by TheBrewo
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A mildly hazed dark goldish orange. Head is white and drops to a tiny collar with solid spots of lacing. No head to speak of after the initial pour. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Pale and biscuity malts. An herbal/leafy hop component with a touch of pithy citrus (grapefruit). A touch of that weird salty thing that I peg as a trademark of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Leafy and pale. Very mellow. Some underlying malt sweetness is bready. A bit doughy. Balanced.

Taste: More herbal and leafy than anything else. Some nice sweet pale malts coupled with a solid backbone of bready/biscuity flavors. A good toasted edge. Hops provide a little pithy bitterness along with some grapefruit in addition to a super herbal, vaguely floral, hit. Warming pushes some of the malts back and forces them to feel a little light overall.

Mouthfeel: Body runs on the lighter side of medium. Moderate carbonation. Nicely dry on the finish. Crisp.

Overall: Put this in a tallboy for extra cred.

This is solid. A nice drinking APA with enough character to keep it interesting. Although, if you're going to name a beer hipster, it needs the tallboy format. Instacred.

Serving type: can

01-14-2013 20:39:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.