Femme Fatale Kabosu | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.76/5
Very Good
128 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jhartley on 08-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,343
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
128
pDev:
10.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Zazzi82
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of willcull78
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Spicy taste, like pumpkin spice. I had a very warm overall feeling after drinking it. It was quite foamy when poured. A good typical pale ale - cloudy/dirty but delightful. Paid $2.99 for the 22 ounce bottle, averaging $.14 cents per ounce; thus, the price was competitive with other brands. I do recommend it but feel that there are others that are more flavorful for less.

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Photo of Simon212
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.12/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drpimento
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's pretty good, though I can't say that I can pick up anything special about the Kabosu. Seems like a good hoppy, Brett, lemon citrusy beer to me.;

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slongie
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle, another Brett-infected 'IPA', with another exotic Japanese citrus fruit. Yippee.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly and fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some low-lying tacky limestone cliff lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

It smells of sharply tart and funky white European cheese (French, Italian, who fucking cares), musty and dank forlorn farmhouse corners, grainy, lightly crackery pale malt, further generic yeasty notes, tanned leather, wet earth, and muddled green weedy, leafy, and citrusy hop bitters. The taste is still quite funky and musty, cheesy and leathery esters, mixed pale orchard fruit (apples, pears, and limes), gritty and grainy pale malt, a growing pine tip and needle acridity, a weird citrus fleshiness, and more isolated earthy yeast astringencies.

The carbonation is rather involved in its forcefully palate coating, fizzy and frothy emanations, the body just on the light side of a typical middleweight, and not particularly smooth, for reasons I don't think I have to elucidate. It finishes trending dry, with the bacteria stepping off of the gas, somewhat, and the hops starting to see that they might want to, oh, I dunno, represent?

Yeah, I don't see how this should be classified as any sort of IPA. Sure, it's hoppy, but that's not the drawing point here - that would be the funk, the wild yeast, and all that, so American Wild Ale is so much more an appropriate designation. But since the mind guild at Evil Twin (it's in their name, sheeple!) decrees it as so, so it shall be, which is a barely drinkable, gullet-gagging affair - y'know, if it's a quaffable beer you're actually after.

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Photo of Azeotrope
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Masters
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

crazy hazy this thing is, kind of an oddity. i didnt love its counterpart, and on the whole, i dont love this one. i think its a little more acidic and sharp, more of a vinegar profile, but this is many months older than the other one was when i had it, so maybe maturity plays a role. it was neat to taste this side by side with others in the series, i think its easily the most funky and sour of them all, but i found the hops to be lacking in comparison to the rest of them. maybe it is older, but maybe the acidity here decays the hops at a quicker rate. its tough to tell. i like the fluffy feel, even though its murky and thick, a ton of sediment in mine, i mean, like milky and weird, almost unappealing, but i was aggressive with it. a little dirty sock weird funk to it, but a lot of carbonation and as dry as any of them. in the end, its not all that different, and its not all that impressive, for me, the yuzu edition remains the highlight of the experiment, although there are a few out there i have yet to encounter. i still think its fair at its market price, and i will likely look for another to see how it ages, but frankly, for an ingredient this unconventional, i wanted more of an experience out of it...

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Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrebeka
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The incredible pungency of brettanomyces wild yeast coupled with exotic Oriental citrus layers upon the Femme Fatale base with the full brunt of funk and fauna. Evil Twin's latest IPA challenges the senses as much as it rewards them.

After the pale straw pour and the saison-styled carbonation begins the settle, the strong earthy perfume of horse hair, saddle leather, gamey mushroom, weathered woods and damp basement rises above the grapefruit hops, lime additions and bright spruce aromas. However, its taste acts in reverse, shedding a short-lived pilsneresque sweetness and favoring the rinds of citrus and melon.

But over the middle palate, its citrus tone is decidedly bitter, bright and racy as its turbulent carbonation pushes the ale off the tongue and celebrates its high fruit and spice contributions. White grapefruit, under-ripened orange, lemon, gooseberry, lime and fresh grass clippings round out the beer's fruit and herbal side while a balance of white pepper, dry hay and vinyl offer a striking peppery balance.

Scrubbed with the strong champagne-like effervescence, the medium-light palate becomes quickly awash with dry fruit and peppercorn as the more earthy aftertaste return in the beer's clean and crisp wake.

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Photo of DanK
1.87/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Well, I'm not an expert in these Bretts but I imagine the idea is that you should be able to enjoy them. This beer starts with a nose of manure with a bit of wet straw. The flavor carries this theme over. Barnyard is a charitable word for it. There is a crisp hop finish. Not sure of the point. I don't think this should be called an ipa.

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Femme Fatale Kabosu from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 128 ratings