Blind Eye PA - Evil Genius Beer Company

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Blind Eye PABlind Eye PA

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 11-19-2012)
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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

they (evil genius) offers a nice mix 6 of their IPAs, not sure if this is to introduce the brand or what, but either way it seems like a good idea. I grabbed the belge IPA first, so here goes...

eyes...
large and fluffy head, kind of a slow sizzle, orange with an absolute crush of carbonation rushing to escape, hazy with small snowflakes in suspension, good lacing, the head retains from the amount of action happening in the glass, definitely a nice looking brew

nose...
initially yeasty with a tropical fruit undertone, some bright citric high notes, the yeast really keeps a lid on most everything else. not bad.

taste etc...
this is going to sound weird... or maybe it is just me, for me this beer feels like it can't decide if it wants to be belgian or an american, meaning ? neither of the trace characters of the styles of the mash up are strong, it has a nice carbonation signature... but not quite enough fluff to be belgian, it has some hop character but er... not enough for an american IPA. Everything is a bit subdued here, and if that is the brewers intent ? ok then but I (and my formidable taste buds) do not love it.

verdict?
not a bad beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dull orange color with a thin white head that dies rather quickly. Lots of clove and banana on the nose. Little musty. Medium bodied with a low amount of carbonation. Flavor is mostly belgian yeast flavors. Clove and banana like the nose, a bit of yeast snap. There's an underlying european hop flavor and bitterness but really not very hoppy at all. Touch of citrus hop flavor if you really dig for it. It tastes good but definitely doesn't remind of much an ipa. A little simple but good drinking. Maybe it could pass as a belgian pale ale.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Blind Eye PA pours a pretty standard amber brown color with a surprising 1/4 inch of head and some sticky lacing. I say I am surprised since most of these beers are an over carboned mess. Smells of some mild earthy hops, fruity dry yeasts, and some bready caramel malt. Taste echo's the same pretty balanced hop to malt profile but doesn't really bitter the tongue enough. Mouthfeel is actually great hiding the 7+% well and giving me a medium bodied drink experience.

Overall again I am most shocked that this beer is actually good rather than the other beers I have tired from Evil Genius which have enough carbonation to be a champagne making the mouth feel too bubbly and thin. Its a pretty standard Belgium IPA which was totally worth the $1.75 price tag.

Photo of woodychandler
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

More bottles from my latest Philly run. I am feeling adventurous today and may try to eradicate the bottle backlog that has been an albatross since school started back.

Unlike Black/Cascadian IPAs, I am not totally averse to this emerging style. I got a finger of quickly disappearing off-white head from my pour. Color was a deeply hazy orangish-amber complete with floaties. I have seen this style MUCH better executed, believe me. Nose was pleasant, though, with the hops interacting with the musty yeast, rather than being overwhelmed by it. It took on a peppery/spicy/musty aspect which was a welcome change from earlier. Mouthfeel was medium, but the taste was all over the map, including tart, dry, peppery, even spicy. Wow! It did not look like much, but it sure tasted good! Finish was bone dry and very tasty. This is a hidden gem.

Photo of Gavage
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours an orange color with a one finger head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: caramel and yeast are noticeable.

Taste: caramel, pear, green apple, big Belgian yeast flavor, and a moderate citrus bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish with some dryness late.

Overall: an easy drinking Belgian IPA.

Photo of timwardjr
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light bronze color, minimal head and lacing. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar, earthy, weedy hops and both herbal and sweet. In the taste, candi sugar and caramel meet a woodsy hop profile with even bitterness. Finishes more bitter than sweet, thus deserving the IPA title. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, a bit thin. I would recommend this to any fan of Belgian beers or to IPA lovers who want to branch out. Solid.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up the eyeclops variety pack of ipas to get a better handle on evil genius.

Poured into a pint glass, head presents at about 1/4" thick and off white color, body is transparent copper, pretty high carbonation at first, then bubbles less noticeable.

Smell is slightly phenolic, some malt, maybe caramel notes and a solid grass hop scent.

Taste is thinner than expected, clean malts, light yeast and phenol note, but underdone, hops are very present in the finish, more grass than pine, some citrus.

Mouthfeel is lingering, sweetness comes through more in mouthfeel than in taste, carbonation is higher than perceptible from the appearance, bitterness balances the other noted characteristics.

Overall, more pale ale than ipa or belgian to me, yeast flavors mix strangely with the thin malt bill and selected hops. probably my least favorite of the eyclops.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Blind Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
79 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.