Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing
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3.6/5 rDev -0.6%
Review adapted from notes taken 3/30/13
Appearance: Mostly clear, with a light haze - orange copper in color with some gold - small, off white head that fades pretty quickly, leaves a few spots of lacing
Smell: Unexpectedly fruity - a fruitiness that I can only describe as herbal, with some juicy, tropical notes - mango and pineapple flesh - fleshy, juicy, but not particularly hoppy (kind of strange, honestly) - pale, mostly clean malts, with some caramel - some bready sweetness
Taste: Fruity and mildly hoppy - tangerine, orange, pineapples, mango - something about this flavor really reminds me of a tropical fruit salad - medium level of bitterness - herbal and earthy - juicy, fleshy, and wet - bready pale malts, adds some balance - gets oddly watery as it warms
Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, a little oily, honestly could use a bit more carbonation
Overall: Best consumed underground
Now that I'm reading some other reviews, I'm inclined to believe that this beer has some serious batch variation. Or maybe this was just a really fresh can. Regardless, this was pleasantly fruity until it warmed up, and then it was just good. I would drink this again.
04-04-2013 17:51:43 | More by angrybabboon
4.43/5 rDev +22.4%
Evil Twin Hipster Ale has a fairly thick, soapy, off-white head, a very cloudy, brilliant orange appearance, with lots of suspended brown chunks and a think lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is of piney and citrus hops and sugar. Taste is all bitter, piney hops, grapefruit juice, pine oil, sugar, and sweet white bread. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Evil Twin Hipster Ale finishes dry, fairly refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful beer, and I rate it most excellent. It is one that you should not miss trying.
03-28-2013 15:23:41 | More by RonaldTheriot
2.74/5 rDev -24.3%
12oz. Slightly hazy dark gold pour, made more hazy by my uncareful pour. Wasn't expecting much sediment out of this but oh well. White ring is about it for the topper.
Aroma, quite piney, light herbal notes. Some balancing toffee like malt.
Taste, this can is a little older but the hop presence is still pretty potent. Though after a nice citrus-pine start this goes downhill. Stone fruit and some toasted malt background. Some odd vegetal and burnt/astringent bitterness dominates. I can see they were going for a big resin bomb but it comes on too strong. The least pleasant hop flavors I've experienced since a nasty can of Gubna. Maybe it is the age.
Body where it should be, carb is maybe a tick high. Drink okay but the failed hop experiment makes me wish I left this on the shelf.
03-16-2013 01:57:27 | More by Bung
3.1/5 rDev -14.4%
12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a very hazy golden. The white fluffy head fades pretty quickly but it leaves great retention and lacing. The aromas are full of orange zest and orange peel. There's a decent amount of caramel malts in the mix as well. It smells like a stale IPA. It tastes much better than it smells. The flavors have a malt kick, but the hop flavors seem to barely shine through the malts. I'm picking up more orange with a touch of tangerine, pine needles, and pine resin. There's a subtle spiciness to this one. Caramel malt backbone gives this one a decent sweetness. Mouthfeel is pretty nice. It's on the fuller side of light bodied; it's pushing medium-bodied. Carbonation is active giving this one a nice fluffy creaminess. Pretty smooth drinking pale ale. Alcohol goes unnoticed.
Decent pale ale right here. There's nothing that really stands out, but it was still enjoyable.
03-13-2013 21:47:12 | More by BB1313
4.34/5 rDev +19.9%
Can into tulip.
Super hazy orange pour with a half finger, tight bubbled, snow white head. Lacing is quite good.
Smells of super juicy oranges, light mango and grapefruit with some lime zest and some sweet candy sugar. Very little in the way of pine or wet grass. Very bright and juicy.
Grapefruit and orange peel in the taste in the middle of the tongue. There is some bitter pine but not much. Dry bitter finish.
Light body, medium the high carbonation.
This is something I wasn't expecting. I bought it as a joke between my Fiancee and I and I am thoroughly impressed, the smell alone on this beer is worth the cost. Will definitely seek out again.
03-03-2013 18:28:21 | More by korguy123
3.84/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
02-25-2013 02:45:35 | More by barczar
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
02-21-2013 02:42:48 | More by weltywm
Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
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