1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Evil Eye PA - Evil Genius Beer Company

Evil Eye PAEvil Eye PA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

107 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 19.62%

Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RonfromJersey on 08-15-2012)
View: Beers (17) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.06/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 20:40:24 | More by Gavage
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 02:07:00 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of Durge


3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 05:58:09 | More by Durge
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a huge thick off white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is somewhat light and is a mix of some tropical fruit, citrus hop, and some bready aromas. The tropical fruits are of a mango and tangerine nature with all the aromas mixed with a light pine aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a light caramel and citrus hop flavor. Mixed with these are some light bready flavors. Toward the middle a pine and herbal hop flavor come to the tongue drowning out the caramel and citrus. This pine hop flavor grows stronger more toward the end of the taste, leaving in the end a decent bitter herbal-pine hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer and carbonation are both on the average side. Not bad for the style as it is a good compromise of carbonation and thickness which suits well the hop and bready flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty decent IPA. It leaves a rather nice bitter pine and herbal/grassy hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:36:15 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.28/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shiny copper body, excellent clarity, visible carbonation streams, topped by a thick finger of level bubbly snow white foam.

Pleasing inviting citrus -grapefruit, orange.

Brief flash of caramel sweetness is immediately overpowered by an astringent mix of bitter and cleaning solvent. Which lingers. For quite a while.

Looks great, smells good, but is quite unpleasant to taste. Back to the lab.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 04:02:29 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.18/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Born on 11-06-2013. 12 oz bottle

Pours a dark, clear copper amber with a foamy off white head that has long lasting retention and thick sheets of lace. Generic nose of toasted malts, biscuit, straw. Flavor is more of an amber than IPA or APA, medium thick creamy body, sweet pale malt, dry earthy finish. Unpleasant long lasting fizzy bitterness. Forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 23:25:19 | More by yourefragile
Photo of ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 22:41:25 | More by ColForbinBC
Photo of micromaniac129


3.53/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 16:10:05 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of CHickman

New York

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2013 03:16:56 | More by CHickman
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A3 a murky orange in color with 2 fingers of detergent like head. decent amount of lacing.
S3.25 smells of grassy/floral hops and caramel.
T2.75 the first flavor i get is citrusy, then a weird vegetable like bitterness. my guess is this isn't very fresh. i get a kind of bologna-like aftertaste, almost reminiscent of vienna style lagers.
M3 high carbonation, lighter medium body. too carbonated for the style in my opinion.
O2.75 overall, i am not impressed. there is a slight oxidation taste, so i can't really blame the beer itself, rather the store i bought it from/their distributor for not pulling it from shelves.

edit: emailed the brewery and they sent me a replacement six pack within a few days. re-review:

A3.5 a clean amber/orange pour with 2 fingers of head which dissipated quickly and gave off some nice lacing
S3.25 lots of caramel is present as well as grassy hops.. looks like much hasn't changed from the smell.
T3.5 a very sweet bready profile, refreshing in taste, grassy bitterness with a slight citrus grapefruit-like aftertaste.
M3.5 medium body, moderate carbonation. crisp and refreshing
O3.5 not a bad beer by any means, obviously WAY different fresh than how i originally had it. also, gotta hand it to the brewery for being awesome and mailing out replacement beers. totally wasn't their fault, but they took action - so i definitely gotta appreciate that.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 18:02:16 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of Flounder57


3.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass. Bottle 11/6/13.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with good clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grassy hops, some grapefruit, some tangerine, toasted, and caramel malts.

Taste: Toasted malts, pale caramel malts, some citrus, and lingering weird bitterness. Bitterness lasts a while and is a bit overbearing.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, lingering weird bitterness and aftertaste, light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer has potential. The hops could be adjusted a little and this could be a good APA instead of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 08:32:04 | More by Flounder57
Photo of Jimmys


3.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled-on date.

A: a hazed orange body. pours with a ton of head. cannot even fit the whole bottle in my glass. retention is terrific as is the clumps of lacing left behind. not as clear as a west coast IPA should be, but certainly a good looking brew.

S: smells bitter. faint orange peel undertones. a little bit of soft vanilla bean undertones. either from the grist or the yeast as plenty clearly made into the bottle.

T: slightly floral, lemon peel is an obvious flavor. very bitter, astringent really. it takes over the palate, the bitterness that is. finish cleans up quickly, sans some lingering bitterness. also a little vegetal flavor lingers as well.

M: fizzy. enough carb, but not overwhelming. medium bodied.

D: not as bad as everyone has been saying it is, however that being said, still needs some work before it gets to good/great status. while I feel like this was a pretty fresh bottle, there were a few defects (the DMS/vegetal finish) that need some refinement.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 04:00:22 | More by Jimmys
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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...

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 21:43:32 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of mvanaskie13


2.69/5  rDev -14.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 23:06:35 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of dacrza1

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +17.4%
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....

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 01:29:13 | More by dacrza1
Photo of mooseo


3.55/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 20:45:28 | More by mooseo
Photo of TheMultiYeast


2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber with a big frothy head. Nice lacing around glass.

Smell is light herbal hops, some pine, grapefruit peel, and grains.

Taste is a quick hint at floral hops, grains, mild sweetness, mild bitterness.

Light in body, little carbonation.

Not a great IPA by any means. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 02:45:08 | More by TheMultiYeast
Photo of weller1js

West Virginia

3.28/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 23:19:40 | More by weller1js
Photo of WissBrauSean


3.85/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer at about 60 degrees and it was and exceptionally beautiful and clear amber colour with well over 3 fingers of head which settles to a full finger for the entire drink and leaves a nice sticky lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very hop forward floral and citrusy with a strong mix of pale malt sweetness and honey. This has to be one of the best smelling beers that I have ever had!

The taste is really mellow and sweet to begin with and handsomely the bittering hops take the lead by time the sip is finished. It's very well balanced with some notes of citrus and pepper.

The mouthfeel is a bit hot from carbonation which is noticeable on the tip of the tongue immediately but then it smooths out but leaves you hanging a little as it is a bit thin. The finish is fairly dry but not overly so.

This beer has some excellent points and some that seem like they need work. The aroma is just off the wall gorgeous, the flavour a bit average and the body too thin and carbonated. It is exceedingly sessionable though and truthfully, I would seek this out again, especially on tap as the carbonation might be different. This is a good beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:40:19 | More by WissBrauSean
Photo of PhantasIPA


3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 00:38:28 | More by PhantasIPA
Photo of Cubieblu


3.55/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 14:13:50 | More by Cubieblu

2.18/5  rDev -31%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 23:25:37 | More by IDRINKBEER
Photo of Ronin0001


1.25/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I wanted something I had never tried and I love IPAs so I bought a variety case. I tried an Evil Eye PA.
Appearance - Weak head, little or no carbonation, cloudy.

Smell - This was the best part of the beer. Citrusy - assumed it would be a good tasting, mildly fruity IPA - wrong

Taste - 1 second of ok, and straight to dry tongue and a bad after taste. My brain did not want to believe it... so I took another swig. Now I'm thinking $45 for this. Hope the others in the variety earn their keep.

Mouthfeel - Very thin. Instant dry tongue and absolutely not carbonation present.

Overall - Poor attempt. Too bad because the Brewery name and the name of the beer are so cool that this would have been a regular if it had tasted good. At 6% I hoped it would be a not-too-big beer to add into the rotation. After three or four sips I set it down and could not finish it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:06:03 | More by Ronin0001
Evil Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
74 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.