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Falco - Evil Twin Brewing

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102 Reviews
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Reviews: 102
Hads: 774
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 23.92%
Wants: 25
Gots: 135 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tone on 05-08-2013

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Reviews by lochef81:
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am so excited to finally be tasting a number of offerings from this well renowned brewery. I recently purchased 10 of their products and this is the first I've tried. This ipa pours a hazy yellow straw color with a small white head and very decent lacing. The nose is quite hoppy with lots of notes of pine and some spice and citrus. There seems to be little malt present. Im expecting this one to be quite bitter. The mouth is smooth and on the lighter side of medium bodied and coats the palate quite well. Well I was right, very bitter especially for a single ipa. Tons of pine upfront, followed by citrus and a biting bitter finish; virtually no malt present at all. This is a good ale but could use some balance. Lets hope further Evil Twin beers have a little more craft to offer.

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Photo of Ri0
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Movin' to the country, gonna drink a lot of hops,
I'm movin' to the country, gonna drink me a lot of hops,
Movin' to the country, gonna drink a lot of hops,
Movin' to the country, gonna drink a lot of hops.
Hops come, in a can,
They were put there by a man,
In a factory downtown.
And if I had my little way, I'd drink hops everyday,
Some suckin' bitterness in the shade.

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Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 4/16/13.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull lemon yellow color with just a great looking firm one finger head just doesn't dissapate,not a fan of the color but a big fan of the pillow-like head.Big citrusy hops jump out in the nose along with some pine underneath,not much malt presence except for mild toastiness.If you like grapefruit and bitterness this your kinda ipa,I love it,intesnse grapefruit juice flavors and some stickiness to go along with some lighter pine resin,again just a faint drier malt presence.I haven't had an in your face sharp hop bomb in awhile and for me this fits the bill.Excellent...in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy gold, big 2” pure white rocky foam collar that produces ledges of lace.
S: some earthy notes on the nose, citrus, light grass.
T: Some light biscuit. Initial palate has some sweet fruit and then by mid-palate it balances with the hop and it simultaneously dries out and becomes juicy.
F: Very creamy, bone dry and fairly light body for an IPA. Carbonation is very soft, moderately low
O: Refreshing, drinkable, well rounded and well balanced. The level of bitterness is similar to what you would find in a gin and tonic.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of clingy lacing.

Smell: A floral and earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, and melon. Floral and earthy hops with some hints of grass and pine. Soft pale malt hints of biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Also some honey like sweet hints. A pretty solid smell.

Taste: Like the smell, a juicy and floral hop driven taste with nice notes of citrus and grassy hops. Citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and melon. Floral hop notes along with some earthy notes of grass and pine. Soft bready malt notes of cracker, biscuit, and yeast as well as a little honey sweetness. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on an IPA. Good earthy and citrus hop flavors with a clean smooth body.

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Falco from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.