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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

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473 Ratings

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Ratings: 473
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | FT: 2
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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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
Photo of PicoPapa
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Pours an amber color with over an inch of frothy, thick head. Some lacing. The aroma is floral and perfume-esk, with some melon, cut grass, pine and malts. The taste is more of the flowery hops at first followed by some hints of pine and breadiness. Lightly bitter floral finish with notes of melon. Lots of carbonation and easy to drink. Lends itself to the can well. Overall, its a decent Pale Ale but there are a bunch out there that is as good/better and at a cheaper price. That being said, I'd still buy it again.

PicoPapa, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Kevincredible, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of hit728
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

hit728, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of alelover
4/5  rDev +10.8%

alelover, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -3%

kmos27, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of moarmare
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

moarmare, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Rosquin
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Rosquin, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JAHMUR, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I head that all hipsters love this, so of course I do too. It is pretty in the glass - golden with a nice head and decent lace. The aroma is very good but has a bit of a funk.

The taste is a very nice American off balance bitter. The rest of the malt and yeast is far down but not missing. Well balanced. The aftertaste similarly works quite well. It sets very nicely.

The only other issue with this brew is the value - it is a poor value. I hope the more expensive Evil Twins I bought are more extraordinary.

schoolboy, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of random846
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

random846, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

Real soapy looking beer. Head forms three fingers with giant soapy bubbles and white foam. Body color is textbook pale amber, and a bit hazy as well.

Big hint of earth and stinky mud on the nose. Good hint of biscuity malts to match also. Not bad but let's see where this is going. Some more examination displays perhaps a little grapefruit and hiding subdued citrus like orange.

Palate comes with a very easy drinking feel, nearly juicy body for a pale ale. Hop angle is highly emphasized with a hint of bitter pine at first. Finishes larger hop angled with earth and pine bitterness to match. Malt angle is hardly present. Good earthy and just a hint of sweet malts come out in the end, and a bit of orange juice tasting quality.

Overall it's a real easy drinking pale, and a good bitter pine and earth blast of hops that linger towards the end. Perhaps not the most exciting beer but enjoyable nonetheless.

smakawhat, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of mcphish22
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

mcphish22, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev +10.8%

GreesyFizeek, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of fmccormi
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz can with a packaging date of August 7, 2013 printed in black ink on the underside of the can (“PKG 08/07/2013 17:02”), making this can just under three weeks old. Poured into a medium-sized snifter.

Appearance (4.0): Pours with about two fingers of bubbling, frothy head made up of a mix of fat bubbles and fine-ish whipped stuff. The body is a glowing orange-amber, moderately hazy, and just gorgeous. The lacing is interesting—it leaves a few wide, round swaths of very pretty lace here and there as the beer recedes. Moderate retention, just a thin film on the surface of the beer after a while.

Smell (4.0): Very nice mix of slightly sweet, juicy, American-style hops aroma and slightly nutty, toasted pale grain notes, like toasted white bread, a hint of toffee, and some more nice, floral hop character.

Taste (4.0): The bitterness is surprisingly high here, with an herbal, nearly astringent grapefruit peel kind of bitterness that complements the toastiness of the pale, bready malt body. It almost comes off as soapy at times, actually, though it evens out and blends into the toasted, nutty character of the malt as the beer warms. Definitely better after it’s warmed up a bit and not ice-cold. It goes from almost soapy to floral, crisp, herbal, toasted, and nutty. Very nice—very much to the style, if you ask me. The finish holds a bitterness that lingers for a good long while, boosted by the way the herbal bitterness blurs the line with the toasted character of the malt body.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Nice feel: light- side of medium-weight, snappy carbonation with a solid tingle and an easy foam on the way down, and a dry, crisp finish. This shit is poundable.

Overall (4.0): This, for me, is a really, really tasty, accessible American Pale Ale. Really tasty, solid for those with a craft-oriented palate, not too far out there for those open to craft, and generally just easy to drink. Say what you will abou Evil Twin, but this is a good beer and worth picking up at least once (though I would like to see it priced at under $12/sixer, personally—paid $13.50 for it, and while I might pay $12 I think $8-10 is the right range for this beer).

fmccormi, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Smiles72
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Smiles72, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of C_S
3.25/5  rDev -10%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Gregwa, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden-amber in color with a mild haze. The foamy, bone white head retains very well. Lacing etches the glass with small, foamy clumps.

S: Floral and perfumey hop scents pour out of the glass. Orange zest and pineapple juice as well. Dry grainy malt base. The nose is one dimensional, but I find it to be quite pleasing anyway.

T: Floral, pithy tropical fruits, pineapple. Citrus zest and citrus rind. Lemon and orange, to be exact. Broken pine needles. Modest push of bitterness. Grainy malt base, caramel. Butterscotch pushes through more as it warms. Peppery, herbal hop bitterness takes over and dominates the finish.

M: Medium bodied, full. There's an almost syrupy texture at play that gets lifted away by the aggressive, scrubbing carbonation.

O: Not a bad drink, but it's a beer with a little bit of an identity crisis. Slightly buttery and beefier in the malt department like an English pale, hopped like an American IPA; it never feels cohesive. Good marketing though.

ryan1788a5, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -3%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

gritz147, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of EliotRosewater
3.25/5  rDev -10%

EliotRosewater, Jul 17, 2013
Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 473 ratings.