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Modern IPA | Evil Twin Brewing

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Modern IPAModern IPA
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3.9/5
Very Good
265 Ratings
Modern IPAModern IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,794
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
265
pDev:
7.44%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of slhuggy
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RodSmith
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xxambersky89
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buffettman2018
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strohm
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of LauraJCreech
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of DaveCash
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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...

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Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of florisj135
3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Buster
3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Act25
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of brewtalthrone
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Modern IPA from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 265 ratings