Femme Fatale Kabosu | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jhartley on 08-01-2014

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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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Pours an effervescent straw color with 3+ fingers of pearl white head. Fantastic head retention, effervescent, great lacing, a bit of viscosity

S: Sourness, Brett, wet grass & lemongrass

T: Wet hay, brett, grapefruit, sourness, tartness up front. Bready sweetness, wet grass, brett funk, a little grapefruit as this warms.

MF: Medium bodied, faint carbonation, builds towards delicate as this warms

Drinks easy enough, but not for the middle the road IPA fans, better like them a bit crazy

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Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store and shared today.

Pours out a hazy, almost opaque orange, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like citrus hops, lemon, lime, mild funky Brett- barnyard.

The Kabosu additions to this bring something really nice to the table. This variant is better than the Sudachi, but both aren't as good as Yuzu. I don't specifically know what Kabosu tastes like, but it brings a lime-like fruity tartness to the already citrusy IPA flavor. There's a bit of the typical (for me ) sweet tarts/smarty fruity chalky flavor I get out of citrusy Brett IPAs. Awesome!

This one has a very fluffy, airy, almost creamy mouthfeel, with a medium amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Another good entry in this series, very tasty.

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

A: hazy golden ale - an almost apricot-like color; a few fingers of fluffy white head that left ample lace behind and persisted as a flimsy cap right to the end

S: lots of citrus impressions, all very muted, dank, and pithy, ranging from lime to lemon to grapefruit; underscored by a dull funkiness of brett

T: only mildly sweet, rounded citric flavors and a subtle dryness; some of those "barnyard" characteristics meld seamlessly with the kabosu fruit, which is kin to the yuzu and sudachi, falling into that lemo-lime group

M: soft and smooth, modest bitterness, some tanginess and tartness, some musk and funk; medium-to-light feel, gentle carbonation

O: I happen to be partial to these citrus and brett combos from Evil Twin - you get the citric characteristics of the fruit, edged by that brett funk - I find them to be very elegant and satisfying; kind of like a Belgian farmhouse ale and an American IPA combination. Recommended.

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