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Blind Eye PA - Evil Genius Beer Company

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Blind Eye PABlind Eye PA

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79
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 11.47%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Darkmagus82 on 11-19-2012)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 03:54:07 | More by Ego
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-26-2014 19:48:19 | More by DrBier
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-15-2014 21:26:12 | More by tpacek
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-13-2014 20:01:19 | More by JMS1512
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-10-2014 02:47:37 | More by Goldndomer
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vwlove666

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

12-25-2013 20:09:47 | More by vwlove666
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

12-18-2013 21:41:13 | More by jwhancher
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-22-2013 02:32:25 | More by jhartley
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

10-02-2013 02:38:19 | More by kmos27
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 17:23:09 | More by DrDemento456
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-20-2013 01:48:59 | More by timwardjr
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 21:06:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nice blend of Belgian yeast and "west coast" tropical fruit hops, but don't know that the high 7.2% ABV is justified by the complexity of the taste - and it means only having one.

Pours a clear copper-amber with a limited head that disappears pretty quickly. An oilier mouthfeel than expected, which doesn't suit this low carbonation bottle of beer. Very mild aroma with only a hint of Belgian yeast and some nice caramelized malt elements. The flavour is more powerful and shows off the hops, with an initial tropical fruit sweetness leading into a black-tea bitterness before more fruit in the lingering finish...

A decent attempt from a brewery who are still pretty new (to me), but not a beer I'd rush out to buy in large volumes. I look forward to Evil Genius' future endeavors!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 21:38:34 | More by hopsolutely
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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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Blind Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.