Evil Eye PA - Evil Genius Beer Company
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3.6/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
05-03-2013 00:38:28 | More by PhantasIPA
3.45/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
04-28-2013 18:02:16 | More by facundoCNB
2.69/5 rDev -14.6%
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
03-24-2013 23:06:35 | More by mvanaskie13
3.06/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
03-08-2013 20:40:24 | More by Gavage
3.13/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
02-06-2013 02:07:00 | More by beerthulhu
3.39/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
01-28-2013 04:00:22 | More by Jimmys
Evil Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
73 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.