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Evil Eye PA - Evil Genius Beer Company

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BA SCORE
72
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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 19.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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)
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

djrn2, Jun 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
2.24/5  rDev -28.9%
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.

RblWthACoz, May 22, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.06/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Gavage, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

InspectorBob, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

woodychandler, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
2.18/5  rDev -30.8%
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.

yourefragile, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

wrightst, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

beerthulhu, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

THECPJ, Jan 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

xnicknj, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

IPAchris, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Durge, Oct 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ZEB89, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

ColForbinBC, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Darkmagus82, Dec 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

tommyguz, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SadMachine, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

JohnK17, Mar 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

hollywood_15063, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of RonfromJersey
2.28/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

RonfromJersey, Aug 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Adamostella, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

hoppymcgee, May 13, 2013
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Evil Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
72 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.