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Evil Twin Hipster - Evil Twin Brewing

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428 Ratings

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

rpbuckeye, Feb 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mvdillman, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
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.

macrosmatic, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of swimfire
3.5/5  rDev -3%

swimfire, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.9%

ejimhof, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of bradfordjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -3%

bradfordjohnson, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of jman005
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

jman005, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

lordofthewiens, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hanzo, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

kirkse, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Chugger, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Kunstman, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

hpthebull, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

DukeX13, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

tugg407, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

warrenout330, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
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.

TheBrewo, Jan 18, 2013
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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.

Goblinmunkey7, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brad007, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

SFLpunk, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

iKrystin, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Durge, Jan 12, 2013
Evil Twin Hipster from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.