Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing
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3.34/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
01-18-2013 04:19:36 | More by TMoney2591
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
01-18-2013 02:07:55 | More by TheBrewo
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
01-14-2013 20:39:04 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.59/5 rDev -0.6%
Pours a light gold with a one-finger head into my glass. Ooh, the color would please any hipster at this point.
Aroma is a great mix of citrus and pine and seems to follow the new mantra for IPAs (a greater focus on citrus, less on pine).
Flavor is kind of bland to be honest with only a smidgen of piney hops and a thin, vague strip of bread.
Lingering piney bitterness. Still a bit hard to tolerate.
Not one of their best offerings but still drinkable as is.
01-14-2013 03:55:01 | More by Brad007
3.93/5 rDev +8.9%
This pale ale from a can presents a classic amber color, slightly hazed with a substantial white foam on top and lacing to match. The nose instantly picks up tropical fruit and subdued fresh pine. Very nice while maintaining a pale ale restraint perhaps. The taste offers a unique blend of delicate citrus and pine along with a bit of a mineral grain idea that is very easy drinking while keeping the taste buds easily satisfied. Just a bit grassy but not as astringent as most grassy hops can present. The feel is also very pleasant. Medium bodied with a fairly heavy, creamy feel, without any sort of cloying or thickness. Very much a drinkable brew that I could see fitting any session. The flavor could use just a slight boost in sweetness perhaps, something to give it a little more distinction but as a pale ale, it delivers solid, tasty hop bitterness and is quite a good option for sure.
01-12-2013 04:18:32 | More by Durge
3.74/5 rDev +3.6%
A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace.
S - A spicy, fruity hop aroma with some bready notes and a bit of "oniony" character.
T - Sweet, bready malt up front with a touch of earthy spice. Some pine and grapefruit comes out in the middle and the beer finishes with more grapefruit and pepper.
M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.
D - It has a nice aroma and it is drinkable enough, but I don't know that I like it all that much. The bitterness is a little on the harsh side and overall it is a bit heavy for a sessionable pale ale.
01-10-2013 07:28:42 | More by nickfl
4.18/5 rDev +15.8%
Serving type: 12-ounce can. “11/08/12 18:06” is printed on the bottom of the can, so I assume that is the date and time it was canned.
Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is hazy, honey/amber. About a finger of eggshell-colored head dissipated fairly quickly to leave a bubbly and spotted lacing, as well as a ring around the edge and trails of foam on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Invigorating citrus — enough to wake one up but nothing overpowering. Grapefruit, orange, a little lemon, and pine. Caramel hangs around in the background, too.
Taste: Just about quintessential. Grapefruit, orange, a touch of lemon, pine, and caramel. The hops offer a light, gritty bitterness that gets the tongue and cheeks tingling. As it warms, the bitterness is turned up a couple notches, enough to consider it an IPA.
Drinkability: Good stuff and a bold pale ale. However, I do not think it is worth $15 for a six-pack. However, I was the one dumb enough to splurge. Hipsters spoil all the cheap fun.
01-05-2013 06:03:45 | More by TheQuietMan22
4.2/5 rDev +16.3%
Picked up a six pack of cans and found it to be an excellent brew. Poured into a pint glass which developed a nice full head. Lacing was consistent through the drink. Look was slightly cloudy with an amber color. Taste was a nice hop malt balance with a bitter, clean aftertaste. Mouthfeel was medium and consistent with the style. Overall, very enjoyable.
12-29-2012 03:03:59 | More by Huffs
3.98/5 rDev +10.2%
Produced and canned by Westbrook Brewing Co. in SC.
Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head that has good retention. Slightly viscous appearance and more sediment than I expected at the bottom of the glass, but a pleasantly fulsome mouthfeel.
The complex aroma highlights both malts and hops : caramelized sweetness with a pine and citrus backbone, as well as a hint of earthiness. The flavour focuses on hop bitterness from start to end with a delightfully lingering finish. Even the initial malt sweetness has grapefruit elements.
Don't fully understand why accolades for this beer aren't shared between Evil Twin and Westbrook ... was in SC and wanted to buy SC beer - surprised by the Danish connection.
12-23-2012 13:47:22 | More by hopsolutely
4.33/5 rDev +19.9%
A - Hazy amber-orange finger of frothy off-white head. Fades medium.
S - Pine, grassy, and grapefruit hops, caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, lots of resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuity malts.
M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, resiny, bitter finish.
D - Good big hoppy APA. Lots of resiny bitterness from start to end. Good overall balance.
12-20-2012 02:59:23 | More by ngeunit1
4.03/5 rDev +11.6%
12oz can at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no freshness info.
pours out a very hazed deep burnt orange color with a very nice looking 2-3 fingers of off white head. great retention and tons of webby sticky lacing covers the glass.
the aroma consists of slightly dank hop resins, some woody pine and a hint of grapefruit citrus. some light caramel malt provides a nice backbone. takes on a slightly strange earthy aroma as it warms.
some juicy citrus fruits bordering on almost tropical fruit, but not quite, with some woody pine. again, a bit of caramel malt in there to provide a nice backbone. finishes with an ample, lingering bitterness.
medium bodied, and just the right amount of carbonation.
an exceptional pale ale that can pass for an IPA as well. very good drinkability, and im definitely for any sessionable canned beer. leaves me longing to try some more of what evil twin has to offer as everything ive had from them has been very good.
12-06-2012 23:09:56 | More by dogfishandi
Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.