Modern IPA
Evil Twin Brewing

Modern IPAModern IPA
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #2,134
Ranked #15,869
3.9 | pDev: 7.44%
Sep 04, 2021
Dec 20, 2015
Very Good
Modern IPAModern IPA
Notes: This is a tasty tribute to a beloved and iconic beer style - the India Pale Ale. The style goes 200 years back - has been through every spectrum of the flavor palette and had it’s ups and downs on the IBU scale. This time around we re-created a contemporary style IPA - basically the taste of the perfect IPA right now. Understated hop flavors, fruity and crisp. The future is now.
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Photo of jzeilinger
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Canned on: 07-28-21

A - Opaque medium tan gold color with a creamy light layer of bright white foam.

S - Balanced aroma with sweet malt with light citrus.

T - Strong malt base with lingering citrus.

M - Big medium body with a dry finish.

O - Well balanced with a citric back end.

Sep 04, 2021
Photo of woodsman13
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by woodsman13 from Maine

Very hazy opaque orange. Peach nose. Low head retention with just a lingering lacing on top. A little bit syrupy. Taste is peach, soft tropical fruits like mangos, strong hops. Great carbonation level.

Overall a very solid hazy, tropical IPA that doesn't try to be an orangesicle juice bomb. It has a little too much of that syrupy sweetness that plagues some IPAs in this style. Great drinkable IPA for summer at a moderate ABV.

Jul 12, 2020
Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Mister_Faucher from Washington

12oz can poured in to a nonic glass. Batch #010.

Look- Hazy golden orange color. Largish off-white with great retention, solid lacing. Medium/light carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Citrus (orange, grapefruit and lemon), pineapple and mango, peach, a bit of melon, grainy malt, floral/grassy hop notes.

Taste- Similar to the aroma, juicy citrus and tropical fruit, ripe peach, grainy malt and faint pine, light bitter finish . Well balanced.

Feel- Lighter side of medium bodied, fairly sweet and slightly sticky. Moderate/light carbonation on the tongue.

O- A very solid IPA, I wish the mouthfeel was a bit heavier but no real complaints. Worth trying.

May 30, 2020
Photo of VoodooBear
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

Presentation: 12 oz. can with a batch number on the bottom but no dates. Served in a Rastal Craft Master glass.

Appearance: The one finger head stays around for a little bit and leaves behind a thin foam ring and a lot of lacing in big patches all over the glass.

Smell: It's a fruity aroma of grapefruit, peach and pineapple. A hint of malty sweetness shows up in the background.

Taste: There's a big, fruity flavor of tangerine, peach and green grapes. Some floral notes and a touch of malt show up as it goes down. 

Mouthfeel: It's very smooth and moderately light but there's substance, it's not watery at all. Carbonation is medium low.

Overall: An easy to drink beer with a lots of hoppy, fruit character.

May 17, 2020
4 by tbeer40 from New Jersey on Dec 23, 2019
3.81 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jun 14, 2019
Photo of Keith27614
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Keith27614 from North Carolina

The can has a very strong smell which is overtaking the smell and taste of the beer.

May 25, 2019
4.01 by desint from Belgium on Apr 05, 2019
3.53 by slhuggy from Virginia on Jul 15, 2018
4 by RodSmith from District of Columbia on Jun 24, 2018
4.44 by Xxambersky89 from New York on Jun 19, 2018
3.62 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Apr 11, 2018
3.93 by Buffettman2018 from North Carolina on Feb 13, 2018
Photo of HoppyBastard
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw color with one-finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: brown sugar, bread, flowers and tropical fruit.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet brown sugar then bread and tropical fruit like pineapple and mango.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer, the name says it all, I would buy this again and would recommend to anyone who enjoys "modern" IPA.

Jan 29, 2018
3.75 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Jan 20, 2018
4.25 by AlvinLin from New York on Dec 22, 2017
3.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Dec 13, 2017
3.77 by Strohm from New York on Nov 16, 2017
3.75 by caahare from West Virginia on Nov 02, 2017
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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by avalon07 from South Carolina

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a hazy texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Fair lacing.

S: A good aroma of hops, citrus, malt, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a fair shot citrus fruits (grapefruit, orange), some light caramel notes, a hint of malt (in the finish), a lot of hops, and tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit). A fairly sweet, well-balanced flavor all around. Not overly hopped - definitely restrained by the presence of fruit. Tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: While this beer doesn't exactly break any new ground, it is well made. Very much drinkable.

Oct 10, 2017
4.1 by LauraJCreech from Virginia on Oct 06, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy and honey colored with a two finger head; the bubbles in the foam are unusually large and it looks very porous; splashy lacing as the head descends

Smell: Tropical fruit and citrus with floral tones

Taste: Pineapple and mango forward, with tangerine and onion flavors building, through the middle; subtle tones of melon and berry underneath; juicy, with modest bitterness, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very enjoyable, with a nice balance between the tropical fruit and citrus

Sep 22, 2017
3.99 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 20, 2017
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

aside from the lemonade ones, we can forgive those eventually, the hoppy stuff evil twin has been responsible for lately has been exceptional. this is a little less east coasty than the full sentence name ones that have been popping up, but it has a very pungent hop nose, a citrusy and vibrant hop flavor, and not more malt than is necessary to support it. its balanced in a new school way, and runs all the bases pretty well. pale blonde in color, sunny, without any of the common caramel or deeper crystal malts apparent, with a frothing white head from the tap, lively and pretty. nose and taste of citrus peel, pine bitterness, green tea, light floral honey, and dry cereals. its basic, but its fresh and its good, hops like amarillo and citra come to mind, although so do the columbus and simcoes of the world, this is robust but fresh, only lightly bitter in the end, and quite evolved. i thought the retro ipa was pretty lackluster, and not just as a product of the relic palate, but as a beer on the whole, just less good, this is way better, clean and crisp, easy drinking but full of flavor, and with a lot more staying power i think. good to very good when fresh. again, insanely stoked to have all this evil twin stuff available all of a sudden...

Aug 24, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Cloudy, light gold color. Modest head; good, thick streaks of lace.

Prickly citrus rind aroma. Not quite dry but the malt is soft, almost flowery.

The taste sweeter and less hoppy than the smell let's on. Full bodied which is enhanced by a lighter carbonation level. The finish while predominantly bitter still has a (quickly fading) solid malt presence. Moderately long bitter aftertaste.

Aug 13, 2017
3.09 by florisj135 from Virginia on Aug 06, 2017
3.21 by Buster from Oklahoma on Jul 31, 2017
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2016 release; drank 6/22/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

Huge, noisy off-white head; frothy lace.

Orange peel, grapefruit & mild caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Orange peel & dry grapefruit flavors up front; mild caramel notes on the finish.

Pleasant flavors, but the dryness took the fun out of this one. Just OK.

Jul 29, 2017
Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Act25 from New Jersey

Some great reviewers like this beer, and I've liked all the brewer's offerings which have our hard Adirondack water as the core.
A) Casual light golden with foggy haze, short head, medium lace and carbonation.
S) nose is mainly fresh tropical and herbal florals in front of honey white bread and caramel malts. Clean. Think Moma.
T) Hops bolder on the tongue, like a fizzy they come forward with colors: mango, passionfruit and kiwi. Which are moderated by grassy, floral, hempy and grapefruit hops, that land your palate in a clean space. Think Moma party.
F) Cleansing, mineral feel. Leaves you refreshed, a citric cleanser tinged with grassy green hoppiness.

Jul 29, 2017
3.69 by VeganUndead from Virginia on Jul 27, 2017
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Jul 23, 2017
Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap at the Pour Taproom (SC).
Pours with a slightly hazy golden body that's topped by a creamy, semi-durable white head. Medium+ carbonation; medium-light body. Lots of citrus and cut grass in the aroma and flavor, but The flavor is milder and cleaner than the aroma suggests. Mild bitterness for style.

Jul 20, 2017
4.4 by brewtalthrone from Ohio on Jul 18, 2017
3.5 by hasse67 from Sweden on Jul 10, 2017
4.33 by RBorsato from Virginia on Jul 05, 2017
Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Semi-cloudy medium to light golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and grapefruit.... light malts and sweetness.

T/F: Grains and light malts form a solid backbone for a citrusy bittersweet hop profile. Tropical fruits, grapefruit, and faint pineapple. Bitterness well hidden.... medium in body... sticky on the tongue and very easy drinking.

O: A very nice fruity/citrus hop forward IPA. Easy drinking... tasty.... and at 6% you can enjoy a few of these at a time. Really nice beer.

Jun 24, 2017
3.75 by fosters9 from New York on Jun 23, 2017
3.69 by cwd from Kentucky on Jun 15, 2017
4.16 by cyrushire from Florida on Jun 12, 2017
3.77 by crow from Illinois on Jun 10, 2017
Modern IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 273 ratings