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Falco IPA - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 98
Hads: 746
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 21
Gots: 129 | FT: 0
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Tone on 05-08-2013

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 1/10/14.

Pours a hazy honey yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid fruit forward hop aromas and flavors that get better as the beer warms up. (611 characters)

Photo of JonAdams
4.78/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'd not seen this one until tonight's visit to The Ginger Man. Beers here vary by the day sometimes! According to the barkeep, they just got it in yesterday.
Evil Twin Falco IPA is an excellent, well rounded beer. Faint haze when held to the light, strong citrus and especially grapefruit and just a tang of pine resin, very nice. Not quite like my memories of chewing on that #2 cedar pencil when I was a kid, but made me smile nonetheless.
Fruity-ish but bitter all the way though. Excellent nose. Effervescent but not overly carbonated. Continue to emit streams of bubbles even after several minutes.
Lacy white head, slowly diminishes but still hanging around after 5 minutes of drinking.
Will have to make a trip to Connecticut - didn't know that there was such an excellent beer! Kudos! (795 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, goldenrod coloring with a low profile, filmy, bright white head that clings all over the glass. Aromas of toasted grains, lemon, pine tassels, and floral and spice highlights. Very mild but full nose, very inviting and balanced. Flavors are toasted and bitter forward, with a green feel all around. Piney notes, grass, and peppery spices, with a biscuit backbone and a lemony highlight. You get a solid, woodsy feel the entire time you drink this beer, but the citrus notes highlight it very well, keeping it light and crisp. The body helps accentuate that characteristic, as well, remaining light and smooth. Piney and citrusy aftertaste, with a sharp, tart, and slightly drying finish. Solid, refreshing brew. (780 characters)

Photo of CookstLiquor
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle. Pours a bright, slightly hazy yellow colour. Plentiful fruit notes of marmalade on the nose, with a blast of sweet malt, as well. Taste offers lots of citrusy fruit, as well, with balanced malt sweetness to stand up to the long, bitter finish. (271 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi-hazed effervescent bronze with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Sheets of lacing & great head retention

S: Grassyness & grapefruit, floral hops, pineapple & bready notes, plus tobacco notes & a little pine

T: Follows the nose, a touch of pear as well up front. Intense grapefruit, orange peel, pears, & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes with earthy hops, pineyness & orange peel bitter, a whisper of caramel & leafy hops

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, good balance

Drinks easy, good effort from these guys. Slightly over-priced, but well worth a go. This vastly exceeded my expectations (610 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The color is light golden with thick haze and white cap which has tons of lace with very good retention. The smell is very tropical lots of mango and pineapple with a slight peachy floral odor. The feel is very herbal dank and slightly fruity citrus with mild malt and medium carbonation with semi dry finish with resinous accent.

The taste has a mix of tropical fruit and grassy hop flavor with a mild juicy and slight malt body in the middle with light spice tinge and somewhat dank hop element which blends well with the yeast in the taste. Overall this is a pretty great IPA, lots of hop flavor in the raw, not overly bitter and the hop flavor is dominant as it should be for the style. I would drink this again, thanks Tim for sharing! (817 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tangerine orange beer, white head, tons of sheety lace. Aroma is grassy, citrus and floral. Dripping with dankness.... Taste is briskly hoppy and strongly bitter. A lot of pine, grass, earth, citrus rind, a prickly carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry and somewhat resiny. A pretty good IPA but could use a little more hops in the flavor department rather than the bitter. Otherwise it's pretty well balanced. (402 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Lovely clear, crisp yellow body, with a fairly fine and voluminous head of pure white that stays snowy and powdery atop the glass. Body has a little heft to it, and holds lovely fine carbonation when tilted. Lacing is a bit patchy, but otherwise, it's a really damn good looking beer.

Nose is also good. Slightly muted hop presence, with a pleasantly broad citrus quality mingled with a tangle of earthy characters and a little grainy but neutral malt. Still, it's mostly just pleasantly clean and bright, which is not bad thing, and matches the appearance nicely.

Taste is also decent, with a clean bitterness through the centre, supported by a very light malt character that lends a mild sweetness: almost the minimum requirement. Slight musky characters on the back and slight earthy hints in the finish dry it out slightly, but provide a little more hop complexity as well. Feel is excellent, clean and crisp while supporting the flavours.

Overall, this is an extremely drinkable and very, very well crafted brew. There's such a lightness to it to make it so clean and crisp, but also a lovely cached complexity. Very good stuff. (1,188 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely light orange-yellow brew with clouded clarity. Head is voluminous and fluffy white with nice lacing left behind.

Grassy, earthy, dirty, light, no pine or cat pee. Light.

Very relaxed IPA flavors. Light and easy drinker. Very nice and smooth. Good backend bitterness too, sweetness is nowhere to be found. Dry, earthy, lots of lemon grass, bready, crisp, dank, but not overly. Carbonation is high and well represented. Good bite.

A kickin' brew, highly recommended @ $3/12oz. Should be considered a try. It's not the best I've had from EvilTwin, but it's still nice and easy to drink. (598 characters)

Photo of Brad007
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very light blonde with a two-finger head that went as soon as it came. Pale for pale's sake.

Crisp and a mix of citrus/pine in nose. I just realized that EvilTwin is brewed in CT. I had always thought that it was from Norway or Denmark since it's always grouped in with those beers at the packy.

Very pilsner-like both in hop and malt profile. Could also be a hoppier kolsch. Either way, the light body helps the hops shine out better.

Finishes clean with a great hop bite and buttery finish.

This can't be an IPA, unless it's a variation that uses pilsner malt. Regardless of what it uses, it tastes great and is worth purchasing! (643 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a cask glass.

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/4 inch head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing cascades slowly down the glass.

S- Nice blend of pine/citrus with the earthiness actually pretty toned down for an Evil Twin IPA.

T- Assertively bitter with some trailing fruitiness from the hops. The bitterness lingers good and long without letting up much. This is a good thing though since the hop flavors are pronounced enough to not make it a full-on alpha acid bomb. Smooth for the ABV. There is a faint metallic bite due to the extreme bitterness but is easily overlooked.

M- Again, bitey and sharp with not much restraint but nice all the same. Medium carbonation and a lighter body.

O- Quite satisfied from this Evil Twin offering. It is on that borderline of being too bitter but walks the line well. (957 characters)

Photo of mattsdenney
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Came across this one in Charleston, SC. Brewed at Westbrook I believe. Poured into Spieglau IPA glass. Pours a murky yellow, thick sticky head, good lacing. Great citrus smell, lemon peel, pine, sweet grass. Taste is strong hop bitterness up front, fresh fruit, floral, and strong grassy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is sticky, medium body, nice coating. Overall, a really solid IPA, great flavor, very drinkable. Ranks up there as one of the best I've ever had. (455 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- Bot. 4/19/13. Consumed 9/30/13.

A: Peach orange coloring shows a heavy turbid nature and heavy showering of carbonation. A 2 inch parchment toned foamy head is strong in show as well the thick, spongy coating remaining for lace.

S: Pear-mango and fresh lemon. Pale grain sweetness, hint of grassiness, spicy golden hops, bright with a good awareness level. Hint of orange.

T: Grassy orange, flowery hops, good rate of bitterness with no noticeable slow down during the 5 month incubation. Pale dry grains, flowery coating with a touch of sour fruit.

M: Crisp carbonation, alkaline like feel, flowery coating with a light-medium body. Medium bitterness on the tongue.

O: Overall bright, orange-citrus flowery hops, still healthy and strong even after 5 months in the bottle. Solid good. (795 characters)

Photo of babaracas
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with quick settling white head; thin streaks of lace down the glass. Smell: like sniffing a whole grapefruit, then sweetly floral, with white grapes in the back. Taste: hop blast with a light malt backing...grapefruit rind, herbal towards pine, black pepper and light honey-ish sweetness in the finish. Medium bodied from prickly carbonation, with oily citrus peel lingering after the sip. Bottled 7/25/13. Nice hop fix. (447 characters)

Photo of drpimento
4.74/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Such an excellent beer. Lordy Poured this a touch warm, but that hurt it not. Has a large, foamy, frothy, sudsy, off-white head that settled to a thin, spotty cover after a bit and lots of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy pale gold yellow with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is very aromatic, was apparent upon bottle opening, is more resin than grapefruit with enough malt to balance and round it out. Flavor's like nose, has just enough sweetness to temper the heady bitterness. Body/carbonation are great plus it has some chewiness that I really like. Finish is like flavor, stays true all the way slowly tapers. Killer beer.. (632 characters)

Photo of patpbr
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - golden and straw colors, a bit of a honey tint.
S - Grapefruit, citrus and pine.
T - Similar as the smell with grapefruit up front. Pineapple and citrus fruit. Pine is mixed in as well.
M - Medium body and medium carbonation. Finishes crisp and bright.
O - Hops tasting mighty nice. This is a good four pack. (316 characters)

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with a large head.
Nose shows piny, resinous hops along with some spicy notes. Also some very clean malt underneath.
Very clean flavours too, a little malt amongst the powerful piny, resinous and grapefruit-like hops. Finishes with a powerful, sharp bitterness.
Great moderate carbonation. (300 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a golden honey orange color with a huge fluffy 3 finger head.

The aroma has fresh tropical fruit of pineapple, mango, along with some pine in there. There's lots of bready malt too.

The flavor follows with the tropical fruit on the front along with a substantial malt backbone. The finish is extremely surprisingly bitter of grapefruit pith and pine.

It's a quite a tasty IPA, though a bit too bitter for me. (429 characters)

Photo of Digimaika2
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(3.75) A: Golden straw coloured with two fingers worth of bubbly head. Good retention and lacing.

(4.0) S: Pineapple, tart grapefruit, slight mango, and crackery grains. A solid variety of fruits (both tropical and citrus) which comes across light yet aromatic.

(4.25) T: Tart grapefruit, subtle pine, herbal/floral qualities, grains, honey, and some tropical fruit. Very easy to drink as the bitterness and dryness are not excessive. Similar to aroma, with a diverse flavour profile focusing on the fruity and herbal/floral side of things. Very good.

(4.25) M: Medium bodied with a med-high (near fizzy) carbonation. Clean texture with enough slickness.

(4.0) D: This is a very good IPA with many easy-drinking traits. Fruity and floral tastes coupled with an excellent mouthfeel were standout qualities. (811 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Cloudy straw with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Papaya, pineapple, mango and candy sugar.

Papaya, mango and pineapple. Thin candy sugar backbone with notes of honey. Some piney bitterness on the back end.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean and slightly dry.

Yeah, this is good stuff. At 7% this miraculously tastes like a session IPA around 4.5%. Reminds me of Daisy Cutter. Excellent job! (501 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
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. (643 characters)

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12fl oz
A: golden honey; opaque
S: full and intense; pine, hay, grapefruit. Very little maltiness. Not overly complex.
T: not much at the start but then builds to a full, rich nicely balanced flavour (little maltiness) with a grapefruit pith bitterness.Interesting that the bitterness is really only noticed at the end.
M: very full bodied
O: Without that line of bitterness from the beginning and the soft full-bodied taste I think this would be best on its own instead of with food. A pretty mellow IPA. (505 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap the famed three penny taproom in Montpelier Vermont. the pour on this is a light honey hazy orange color, with a whole lot of lasting white head as thick as whipped cream. I smell an ipa, but there is something distinctly floral to it, fresh and bright, and I find myself drawn to it like a bee, instinctively. its bright and summery, but without sacrificing the necessary bitterness for the style. the grain bill is simple and straightforward, medium bodied, a little bland, but leaving plenty of room for the interesting hops to rock and roll. fine carbonation has soda like force, but it sits well in my stomach, and hardly feels like 7% abv as I session this. perfect pairing with a rare cheeseburger and pungent arugula salad. evil twin beers are getting easier to find, which is great news, because I am yet to find one I don't love. falco is a treat, distinct in a crowded genre. (893 characters)

Photo of danieelol
2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow. Good head/lacing.

Smell is creamy- creme brulee, melons. Honey, honeydew, toffee apple. Quite a bit of ethanol which is disappointing for a beer of only 7% ABV. Little bit of plastic.

Taste is more melons- quite strong, chemical bitterness, iso-hop-py.

Mouthfeel simply has too much chemical bitterness.

Not a good beer. Limited hop aromatics, too much ethanol, too much raw unpleasant hopping on the palate. (433 characters)

Photo of MacQ32
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light/bright yellow with a nice finger of volumnous white head, good retention, fantastic lacing.

S - Lots of lemon, grapefruit, honey, piney, yeast - very refreshing smelling.

T - Really nice dry bitter, lemon/honey, grapefruit, decently spiced, initially. Definitely a wallop of pine at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter- dry and honey sweet.

M - Really refreshing, quite light, decently carbonated.

O - Really tasty, light, dry, flavorful and incredibly refreshing. (483 characters)

Falco IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.