Start Me Up
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
82
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Notes: Inspiration can come from many places. A favorite song or even a favorite cocktail can get the creative juices flowing. Sprinkle in saffron, honey, ginger and lemon. It'll start you up.
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into Sam Adams glass; no bottle dating.

Appearance. Pours with a lightly hazy golden-amber body topped by a very tall, foamy white head. Excellent retention. Lots of streaming carbonation is visible.

Aroma: hay, lemon, citrus zest, wheat bread, grass, light funk and spicy yeast. Earthy and herbal.

Flavor: good balance and complexity, with lemon peel, spices, wheat bread, yeast, honey and faint ginger and saffron. Moderate strength. Lingering spicy-yeasty-bready flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light dryness. Medium carbonation and medium body; smooth.

Overall: an innovative but not extreme, pale wheat ale. Tasty and modestly refreshing.

Jul 07, 2017
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gold amber with s slight haze. Streams of rapidly rising bubbles feed a well formed 2.5" white foam collar with good retention and lace. After 4 minutes a mound of hard foam continues to float in the middle of the glass.

S: mildly toasted malts, white bread, some citrus and spice.

T: citrus, mild bitter, honey, fruit, a hint of light funk, and grain. The beer has a mild sweetness combined with very pleasant fruit, light stone fruit, and spice.

F: very creamy, mousse-like texture. a medium light to medium body and high carbonation.

O: An easy to drink, very mellow American Wheat with some nice character.

Apr 28, 2017
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superspak from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, citrus zest, saffron, ginger, honey, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of lemon/spices, bready malt, and light fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of big lemon, citrus zest, saffron, ginger, honey, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, citrus zest, saffron, ginger, honey, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of lemon/spices, bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a very good spiced pale wheat ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of lemon/spices, bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Jun 24, 2016
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HipCzech from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The NoMad restaurant, 12 oz pour into a stemmed Pilsner (beer tulip) glass. Hazy amber gold with a frothy white head of sudsy foam, streaky lace. Wheat grain aroma with spice and subtle citrus. Malt and wheat body follows on the tongue with slight citrus, honey and spice - finishes crisp, clean with slight herbal hops. Medium body and carbonation. Drinkable and refreshing. NoMad cocktail inspired flavoring (honey, ginger, lemon, bitters) makes for a nice aperitif - perfect before NoMad's chicken burger.

Jan 04, 2016
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HeyItsChili from South Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Mostly opaque orange/goldenrod body. Onionskin thin, blotty film head on it.
Smell: Sweet. Candy sugar. Very faint hops, but overall mostly sweet/slightly caramel sugars.
Taste: Now, full disclosure, I'm watching college football today and eating mad Cheetos and have had some Fireball, which surely dulls the impact of this tasty tipple. The flavor, to me, seems to be up front a little chalky, old hops (which isn't a thing but is an apt descriptor - they aren't sharp or overtly strong, but subdued, like if you had some old ass hops). A little sweet, slightly malty in the backend. Mmm backend.
Feel - I mean, it's fine.

Nov 28, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As the mystique of craft beer reaches unknown limits, its obscurity teases the senses with pieces and parts of culinary art and leaves its roots to the whimsy of the beer drinker. This non-descript ale-ish flavor is ambiguity in a glass.

Though boasting exotic flavors of ginger and saffron, the ale pours with the cloudy haze that's suggestive of wheat beer. Capped with a stark white foam, its perfumy bouquet is bright with citrus, dough, ginger and a glimpse of cinnamon and tea. However, to taste its grain sweetness resonates strongly on the early palate with baking bread, light grain sweetness and faint honey.

Remaining partly of grain and partly of malt, its bready-sweet taste flavors are mildly husky and pleasantly creamy. Laden with cereal and powdered sugars, its early grain and cream soon dissolves into a citrus and spice medley that dries and crispens into a refreshing and exotic set of tastes- ginger, bright and earthy saffron, fruity heat and evaporative cooling refreshes the palate with lemon, pepper and a curious paprika finish.

Light and bright on the finish, the ale trends grainy-dry with a somewhat effortless closure and a linger of mild ginger and pepper for a snappy and sudden finish. Aftertastes of wheat bread and citrus accompany that ginger zest for an incredibly charged memory.

Nov 16, 2015
Start Me Up from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 12 ratings