Evil Eye PA - Evil Genius Beer Company

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 20.7%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RonfromJersey on 08-15-2012

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Ratings: 165 | Reviews: 35
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Photo of dacrza1
3.71/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Date tasted: July 13, 2013 at Bea McNally's in Hackettstown, NJ... Glassware: pint... Occasion: celebrating a good round (aesthetics more than scores) of golf with bro Jer and Matt....Appearance: dark amber body; slow/low effervescence; thick white head that holds a finger solidly... Aroma: bright, sprucey hops; a backbone of mellow malts keeps the profile a bit unbalanced... Palate: full-bodied, effectively working the whole mouth--a good prelude for a spicy nacho appetizer...Taste: malts are in full effect, belying the IPA style this purports to be--almost an ESB underlying its hoppy flash; the pale hops build their intensity as the glass drain... Overall: aside from Matt's sarcasm concerning the language of the beer rating world--or just me--the drinking experience was a smooth, fitting finish to a good day of golfing, with a solid strength; not so EVIL as it is EVOLVED, a pleasantly drinkable beer that subtly pushes its 6%ABV...only reservation is that it doesn't consistently present as an India pale ale....

Photo of Chris1108
2.26/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

First beer in years I could not finish on my first one. As a fan of IPAs the hopes were high for this but it didn't deliver on any criteria. Bought a draft on server recco in a Nonic glass. A: yellow orange with thin head. Not impressed. S: wet rotting vegetables with an orange or lemon peel on top. T: bitter splash on front of tongue that went to dry immediately. No malt balance. M: thin like a Coors Light. Water. O: not the worst beer I ever had but the worst IPA I had in years. Server didn't know anything and it was the only IPA on the menu so I had to go this way. I was off put buy the draft serve as the smell hit me immediately so it probably made my taste buds run in fear. Pass

Photo of beerthulhu
3.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dense dirty orange coloring has a good deal of protein haze and sporadic carbonation release. Frumpy cottage cheese textured head is barley tinted and shows some resilience. Spongy band lacing.

S: Citrusy-pine and orange on the nose. A touch of fresh grapefruit with a decent level of awareness.

T: Flavor of sweet grains come first, musky damp citrus seem a bit old, damp, but still bitter with some orange and grapefruit flowery bitterness. Grainy, dry, almost pilsner like malting backbone but still shows a bit of washiness.

M: Light and frothy mouthful, bitter, with some musky hops. Maybe the hops are showing thier age or lack of respect in handling. Carbonation is light could use some tightening and crispness.

O: Overall due to lack of bottling info, it is hard to determine if this is after best consumption or just a bad usage and/or storage of materials. Very musky, old hop feeling, average C rated drinkability and excitement, a pass unless your a ticker.

Photo of mooseo
3.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Rich orange amber with a large, rocky white head.

S - Grapefruit, faint mango, caramel malt, and floral hops.

T - A subtle blend of grapefruit, orange peel, pine, and caramel malt. Compared to the aroma, the hops are very subdued. The caramel malt and a woody, grainy flavor are dominant throughout. A slight bitterness persists into the finish, but grainy malt flavors linger.

M - Smooth, medium body and medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - An okay IPA. Not terrible, but not great either. The dark, woody/grainy flavor is a little too much and pushes the citrus element into the background. On the other hand, this is an extremely easy drinking beer with decent flavor.

Photo of CHickman
3.76/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer notes from 8/31/13: on tap at Terrace Tavern, LBI, NJ; pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger foamy white head that faded very slowly and left great lacing with rings as it went down.

Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grains, lemon and light wheat; basic, but on par for a good APA.

Tastes more malty than hoppy, but the balance is nice with a mix of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, light coriander, toasted grains, sweet malt, caramel, piney hops, tea leaf and buttery toffee.

A tasty APA, this was rich and hoppy, yet very malty. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, with a smooth slick feel across the to tongue, a medium body and mild carbonation. Overall a little malty, but a solid APA.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus and earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering earthy hops bitterness. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are definitely several other beer in the style that I would choose first.

Photo of IDRINKBEER
2.19/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into pint glass

A - A Nice Orange amber, kind of hazy.
S -a bit grapefuity and overly sweet. There was also a hint of something that smelled bad.
T - Standard IPA flavors. pine, grapefruit etc.. but it wasn't as hoppy as I like.
M - Smooth, medium body and medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - I was put off by the smell of the beer as I went to drink it. It smelled a bit like rotten vegetables. I couldnt quite put a finger on it. Strangely it didnt taste as it smelled. Mouthfeel was good and the finish was good. Imparted a nice light bitter finish.

Photo of woodychandler
3.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one came from the Mix & Match Beer Singles selection at the Weis Markets Beer Garden in Lititz.

My pour was a little tipsy, as in I tipped up the bottle on the lip of the glass and let fly. Following a pseudo-cascade, I had two-plus fingers of dense, soapy, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a very strong pine characteristic and I have no problem with that, as long as there is more to it than that in the flavor. Mouthfeel was medium. The flavor was much like Gertrude Stein's remark about Oakland that "There's no there, there." This had to rank as one of the blandest AIPAs that this hophead has consumed in a while. There was a faint bitterness, but it just was not very remarkable. Finish was semi-dry, slightly bitter, but still not getting the job done. I was really underwhelmed by this one.

Photo of weller1js
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a copper-brown, cloudy with notable diffusion, off-white head, finger-thick with similar lacing.

S: Hop-forward scent, very abrupt with no lingering aromatics.

T: Hops are moderate and piney throughout, mild toasty-ness in the malts, finishes with a balance between the two.

O: Basic AIPA, what you would expect, would be a good for causal drinking with a moderate 6% abv.

Photo of EvoRich
3.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pale orange color, pours with little head.

Smell: Hops, with a touch of lemon.

Taste: Nothing but straight bitter hops. That ruins it for me. The flavor is bland and bitter.

Feel: Light to medium bodied.

Overall: Probably wouldn't buy this again. It's ok...

Photo of Gavage
3.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear dull orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Some lace paints the glass.

Smell: strong lemon zest and orange citrus dominate the aroma.

Taste: caramel, big tart lemon zest, orange, pear, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Very crisp from start to finish. The heavy tart lemon creates a bit of a mouth pucker on the first few swigs.

Overall: not that good of an IPA as the lemon is too dominate here.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.36/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pours a hazed orange color with a large soapy head with good retention. Lace is left down the glass. Unfiltered IPA.

SMELL: Grains, husk, cooked veggies and stewed hops. Not the best aroma. Grainy and course, perhaps even slightly home-brew like.

TASTE: Delicate pine and earthy bitterness rides a wave of malt sweetness with a slight caramel taste. Just a touch of nutty malts in the finish. Unrefined and pretty raw, this drinks like a standard home brew IPA recipe.

FEEL: Smooth and decently carbonated. Actually drinks like a smoothie. The feel on this beer is great and makes it much more drinkable then some of the enamel stripping IPA style beer on the market.

OVERALL: This is an East Coast IPA and definitely a decent stab at the style. Probably prefer the other IPA style beers from Evil Genius, but this was not a bad beer.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.79/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ward 8
Nice head, clear golden color. Citrus and pine on the nose. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Nice IPA from a brewery I just heard of today.

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a new belgium glass, color is copper to amber, but cloudy and very murky and dense looking. Head is nice and dense and thick, laces well. Appearance lacks that crisp and clean look from a solid fermentation.

Smell is mixed, some vegetal hops with mild malt notes in the form of biscuit. Not over sweet but not a bright citrusy or piney hop note either.

Taste is over bittered all the way at the beginning with cloying mixed malt flavors, not caramel, but some lingering sweetness and breadiness that seems to not have aged well. The malt and hop mixture is just not well balanced.

Mouthfeel is cloying from over bittered front palate and the lingering sweetness from the malt profile.

Overall, a very bland IPA, mixed flavors don't present a clear scent, taste, and mouthfeel - not to mention a cloudy presentation

Photo of Kaos2112
4.75/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this on tap at the Philly Craft Beer festival and loved it. Good flavor, though lighter than most IPA's. No aftertaste from the sample I had.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first one from evil genius and I'm not really impressed. Oh it's not bad, just needs some work. What I disliked was the abrasive and bitter finish for beer lacking a tad in flavor.
On my pour the beer produced a tall head with good rentention and some lacing but the carbs were light and the burnished orange amber body was hazy which could be simply a result of chill haze.
Aroma was light with very little hop bouquet, hardly a WCIPA in my opinion. It is though rather malt and sweet.
Taste is of sutle hops and malts with a substaintial bitterness.
Not bad but really not to style.

Photo of Cubieblu
3.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L – Pours to a three finger head that dissipates into a half finger. Quite a bit of lacing remains as you consume. Amber in color, actually more copper, very clear with a noticeable about of carbonation.

A – Floral notes are up front with a nice aroma of sweet malt. Smell of citris and maybe a bit of honey.

T – Sweet up front taste that is taken over by a mild bitterness of hops. Has a dry finish but not at all too harsh.

MF – A lot of carbonation with attack your mouth. If they could get the carbonation a little lower I feel it would help the beer a lot.

D – Very drinkable. I could easily put down a few of these in a session. I enjoyed this beer and would recommend it to someone who is on the fence on IPA’s. The hops in this one are very mild but noticeable. They are close with this one to have a great beer. My recommendations are less carbonation and a bit more hops.

Photo of tattooguy
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Ok but very average.

Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy pure amber color with a decent fluffy white cap and bounteous lacing. The nose picks up a slightly pissy biscuit lemon hop with a bit of skunky leaf wood grain. The taste buds enjoy some fruit nugget caramel and lemony hops. It's a fresh, clean hop character that dominates with woodsy grain a plenty. It's a medium-light bodied brew with lively carbonation and a frisky feel. Refreshing, adequately hopped for an IPA and gets the job done alright.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.03/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a dull orange with a huge ecru colored cap. Great retention with huge chunks of lace. Recedes in raindrop fashion, which is always a plus.

Initial whiff is of caramel. Some tangerine and orange with pine resin underneath. A little bit of tropical fruit pokes through, but not enough to overcome the malt bill. This is a pretty well-balanced IPA.

Caramel and lightly toasted bread hit the palate first and carry through the middle. Where did those fruity hops go? Pine bitterness and caramel in a balanced duel through the finish then a small burst of lemons.

Medium body with good carbonation. Smooth. A mild bitterness lingers but never really assaults the palate the way a west coast ipa should.

They boast a west coast ipa on the label, but this falls short. No in your face hops or assault of bitterness. This is an east coast ipa through and through and a pretty average one at that.

Photo of RblWthACoz
2.3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Ouch. This is bad. Very bad. Hairspray galore with a lingering burn. Ouch, indeed. Any hop character is blown out by this off the wall flavor profile. Carbonation is way too full. Nasty stuff. First sip was okay. Everything after has been a complete disaster. Drain pour!

This brewery can't be open for much longer if they keep putting out crap like this.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.29/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not the APA for which I'd hoped...

Pours a hazy copper colour with a respectable whitish head that has fair retention, but not stellar and no sign of residual lacing. Has a mild malt-forward aroma that has only a hint of faded hops despite being a newly purchase bottle. I don't see a brew date on the label, but there is no sign of fresh hops in the aroma despite their presence in the other bottles in this mixed 6.

There is far more flavour than any macro would offer, but less than I'd expected or hoped. Starts with a caramelized malt sweetness and moves rapidly to "moderate bitterness", albeit missing the typical hop spectrum i.e.no sign of citrus or tropical fruits or any other distinct APA elements.

Will buy more from this brewer and glad to see them starting up, but not an APA I'll rave about...

Photo of Mic_Mustard
3.8/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Eh. Not a fan of the taste

Photo of mothmanscott
3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear deep gold producing 2+ fingers of frothy, white, somewhat lasting head that leaves clumpy & soapy webs of lace. Aroma is straightforward American IPA: caramel malt, citrus & floral hop notes. Taste is caramel malt sweetness forward but rapidly blending with citrus (lemon, grapefruit & tangerine), grass, pine & tea leafy hop notes before mid-sip & becoming predominantly bitter with an underlying sweetness by the finish but becoming intensely pine resinous & herbal bitter in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy, smooth & slick across the tongue with little spice or prickle.

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.58/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The appearance of this beer is a light golden color. It poured with a 1/4 inch head and no lacing against the glass.

The smell is piney and citrus filled up front but quickly dissolves to skunky...not sure if it is my batch of beer...but it smells like stale p***y...yeah, I said it.

Taste is better than the smell as it is much more balanced and present the citrus flavor that does not exist in the smell of the brew. Good pine to citrus ratio and decent spice at the end.

The mouthfeel is just too carbonated for me. Any beer can taste any way and still finish smooth...if you can't achieve this then you have something to strive for, and you lose points on my scale of quality mouthfeel. Too much carbonation, I do not want to drink a Pepsi, I am here to get drunk...

Overall the beer is above average but the skunky smell and taste is a real turn off and the carbonation is too heavy.

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Evil Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
73 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.