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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

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458 Ratings

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | 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 fmccormi
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -17.1%

Smiles72, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of C_S
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Gregwa
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Gregwa, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -3.3%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

gritz147, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of EliotRosewater
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

EliotRosewater, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit fruits, some hops. Taste is some hops, a bit of citrus, malts, well balanced and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

tone77, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

WDJersey, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of beertunes
2.81/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

$3.50 + tax for a 12oz can. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a cloudy orange-amber color with less that 1/4 inch of off-white head that had low retention and lacing. There was a lot of particulate matter floating around this thing, which really hurt it in this department.

The aroma was mostly citrus and floral hops, with a very light malt presence. The taste started out very bitter (and not the enjoyable kind of bitter), then had citrus and pine hops take over. There was no real malt presence on the tongue.

The body was medium-full, smooth, and had a dry finish. The drinkability suffered greatly that bad bitterness. Overall, this is not a good beer, you can safely spend your beer budget on other things.

beertunes, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy amber color with an off white thick head with good retention and some lacing. Some brown particles at the bottom.
Nice citrusy aroma of grapefruit , pine and sweet malt.
Bitter taste of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon and slightly toasted malts with a mild buttery mango finish. Hints of pine, salt and peppery yeast. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting bitterness.
Light to medium body with a low carbonation.
Good APA, at the level of the American ones.

FLima, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

GrindFatherBob, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of raynmoon
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

raynmoon, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

DerekMorgan, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JeffreyJDavis, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of JRBecks
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JRBecks, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

SebD, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Lscovel
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Lscovel, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hipster Ale is a nice, hazy amber color, if you decide to pour it into a glass. A top blanket of off-white froth hangs as it clings to the glass. The aroma is super inviting, with hints of granny smith apple and other fruit esters, as well as graham cracker crust. After a sip, it's revealed to be much hoppier than the aroma suggests, a bit more than your typical APA. It does have a good toasty malt backbone too though... Ultimately I found this to be one of the better, more enjoyable APA's I've had in a while, and would definitely recommend it and buy it again.

Neorebel, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

tbryan5, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +10.5%

JC333, Jun 01, 2013
Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
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