Lost Souls | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,680
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
157
pDev:
6.07%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
 
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 157
Reviews by StraightNoChaser:
Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: Hazy though not all that hazy. Looks kind of like apple juice. Big foamy white head and sticky lacing.
smell: Bright tropical citrus nose.
taste: Tropical citrus juice. A slight bitterness in the finish but mostly an easy drinking, juicy IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a super murky pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate amounts of pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy bright white head that quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and stone fruit/peaches over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit malts with a light amount of caramel + simple syrup + honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavor of biscuit malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel + simple syrup + honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/passionfruit, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and stone fruit/peaches which impart almost no perceptible bitterness and leaves a lingering fruity hoppiness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: A really easy to drink and enjoyable NE IPA - fruity and juicy with a minimal amount of bitterness. Alcohol is extremely well hidden and I could easily have a couple of these.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Featuring Galaxy and Simcoe hops... Medium-gold body, cloudy with haze; coupla fingers of foam on top, some lacing trailing behind... Totally diggin' this beer... Initially picked up on grapefruit, lemon, and tart white grape; warmer impressions of peach, mango, and guava followed... citrusy and tropical, plush and soft - moderately sweet, moderately bitter - juicy, but not too juicy, with a nice twang of tang...

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

another dry hopped juicy ipa from evil twin without any real point of distinction from the rest of them except for the can, which does nothing for the liquid it contains, but the beer is good, in the way they have all been good, which is to say that they have been professional designed and brewed, but they arent special to evil twin, and this is another one that sort of could have come from anyone, and another chink in the armor of evil twin for me, who has been good only, which is to say not great or inspired lately, disappointing for a brewery i would have put at the cutting edge as recently as a couple years ago. this is decidedly following the trend, hazy like peach juice in the glass, heady and soft though and still pretty, with a nice richness to it. the flavor is earthy and starchy in the grain base, raw wheat maybe even oats in the mix, and all dry hopped on the hops, mosaic-esque, but i cant confirm that, is familiar and even samey though, and as appealing as it is, its a been there done that sort of complexion. notes of orange and green banana and white wine and canned pineapple, made a little heavier than it normally is by the grain, and with bitterness at the end only when it warms up a little bit. i love the fullness of it, but it comes a little unglued as it sits, almost sloppy then later on, but the hop profile is good and its another hazy ipa that follows the script. i dont like to see evil twin following the script...

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1 on the bottom of the can.
My can pours a cloudy yellow with an inch of foam. There's some spotty lacing.
The smell is diverse and complex. Initially with quick whiffs I get mostly grapefruit. Slowing things down, I notice some pine, pineapple, mango, oranges..very fruity IPA indeed!
Taste wise, grapefruit and oranges take the forefront with the pine etc being supporting players. That will probably change as the beer warms up. And they do.
This is a lovely drop of an IPA and I am glad that I got to try it. Thanks Brewiety

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Photo of woodychandler
3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

As New Evil Twin Beer Sunday (Week 692) CANtiniues, I am delving into IPAs after a short departure.

From the CAN: "You better lose yourself in this IPA, the moment. You own it, you better never let it go."

I Crack!ed open the vent & began a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. I was unpleasantly surprised by both its slightly hazy appearance & the tropical fruit smell that was already beginning to emanate from the beer. I am not a fan of hazebro AIPAs & since they do not fit the style guidelines, I am always a low outlier in my ratings. In its favor was the fact that it puffed up with a dense, foamy finger of bone-white head with very good retention. Color was a slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5). Nose was a sweet tropical fruit salad mélange. 8=p Where is the bitterness?!? This is NOT my idea of an AIPA! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full. not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was the usual tropical fruit suspects of mango, guava, papaya & passion fruit, but this is NOT what I expect in this style. I was especially disappointed since there was nothing on the label to alert me to its taste. Finish was semi-sweet, very fruity, but also very disappointing. YMMV.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With a little influence from the haze craze and a little more from west coast, the different ideologies about IPA converge with Evil Twin's juicy, foggy, bitter and dry IPA. Its a beer with a restless soul, simply wondering about the hopscape of beer.

Lost Souls strikes the senses immediately with a radiant citrus and tropical tandem. While the nose is chocked full of branch ripe fruit, it also comes with light herb and spruce. Brightly colored with orange and peach hues, the frothy ale carries a nearly turbid haze to precede a succulently sweet malt taste of tropical fruit juice, honey, simple syrups and light caramel.

As the ale begins to drop its biscuity sweet character, a hint of marmalade rounds on the middle palate before the bitterness and dryness of hops set in. Tangerine, red grapefruit, pineapple, mango and peach all swirl about the tastebuds, washing them in all things creamsicle, tropical punch and sherbet. Yet, the beer still manages to dry beautifully to a smooth but assertive bitterness laced with citrus peel, pine needles and a medley of chive-like herbs.

Medium bodied but trending dry, drinkable and ultimately refreshing, the beer does a remarkable job of retaining hop aromas, flavors and gullet gripping bitterness without even a hint of astringency, burn or bite. Lost Souls may be finding its way by bringing the San Diego bitterness and dryness to the juicy and fruity taste of New England styled ales.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Trillium glass a pretty nice cloudy pale orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango), nice diesel like. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango), nice diesel like. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one surprised me, a pretty nice take on a NE IPA. Addictive! Orange Julius! Nice to see it around here.

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is a touch hazy light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that left a patch of bubbles on the surface and lost of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of passionfruit and are present in the nose along with notes of peaches.
T: The taste follows the smell and is packed with lots of fruity flavors of passionfruit, peaches and green grapes.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't have the bite and crispness compared to IPAs but has very interesting aromas and flavors of a variety of fruits. I really enjoyed it.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kell50
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beernooph
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one hits all the right notes for a Brooklyn based brewery making a NE style IPA; looks lovely and like grapefruit juice, smells like grapefruit and lemon zest, then it slides across the tongue with nice bitterness, fizzy carbonation and a ton of citrus pop. The flavor is a mix of grapefruit, lemon zest, souring orange juice, tart green apple, dank citrus hops, light piney notes, and then it shifts to coriander, peppery spices, biscuit, dry floral hops, chalky cracked wheat, dry flowers, tea leaf, earthy notes and a trailing caramel or graham cracker sweetness. Drinks real easy and completely hides the 7% ABV. Nice ET offering here.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: lightly colored peach color with a light golden base malt SRM

S: light peach juice

T: watery light peach juice. Some different spices hop flavors and finishing with a strange dirt finish for a light IPA.

M: light mouthfeel and lots of carbonation

O: ok. Would not seek out

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very hazy, nearly opaque golden straw with a fine one finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of pale malt, citrus and tropical fruit hops, lemon, orange, mango and a touch of green onion. Flavor is neutral malt, resinous citrus rind hops, orange, grapefruit, lemon, faint mixed tropical fruit with mango the most dominant. Lingering resinous citrus rind finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A NE style IPA with the now familiar opaque look and fruit forward taste. Lost Souls has more intense dry hopping and less distinct fruit flavors than most I've tried recently. Citrus is the main fruit flavor here and it is somewhat subsumed into the hoppiness. A good example of the style, but the hop profile is not my favorite with an emphasis on rind bitterness rather than fruit pulp.

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Photo of djrn2
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lost Souls from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 157 ratings