Think Of A Beer You Would Want To Crush At Fire Island | Evil Twin Brewing

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Think Of A Beer You Would Want To Crush At Fire IslandThink Of A Beer You Would Want To Crush At Fire Island

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 08-21-2018

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gutbuster
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flavorful, effortless, refreshing, crisp and dry. These are the identifiers that usually signify a beer that's highly crushable. But when on Fire Island, the notion of "crush" takes on a whole new meaning. Enamored with the hazy, the juicy and the smooth, Evil Twin brewers put on their seduction skills with a pale ale done the New England way.

Pale golden and iced in a slightly burnish matte finish, a frothy, ivory cap greets the rim just as the aromas draw in the senses with a full fledged fruitiness that hangs on melon, citrus and tropical fruit. Pastry sweetness slathers the tongue with a rich graininess that's resolute in its shortcake, doughy and honey-like impressions.

And as the ale folds in a fruity hop display into the lingering creamy sweetness, the beer's balance strikes an even keel chord. Citrus flavors rise first with a strong orange taste followed by red grapefruit and a pep of lemon. Soon after, the tropical medley of mango, pineapple and papaya add a tangy succulence before the juiciness of cantaloup rounds out the hop tilted taste.

Medium bodied and stubborn in its richly sweet taste and its cream of wheat body, the malt textures trend malty dry with the hops acting as a balancing agent rather than a dominant force. A light gin-like spice comes with the tepid bitterness of green tea, verbena and an overall fresh herbal and grassy greenness that trails into a bittersweet aftertaste.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on who knows when.
L: Hazy, like most NEIPA's. A couple of particulates, yet not a yeast bomb haze.
S: Ripe melon, nice mishmash (for me anyway) of tropical fruits. After warming a bit, the hop aromas really shine.
T: Clean. Fresh melon, same mishmash components as the aroma.
F: Just a smidgen below medium.. pillowy smooth. For a PA, has a mild bitterness.. and low carbonation.
O: A very tasty PA. Bonus points for only being 5%. Very well done. ET has another winner... and I'd drink a lot more if it was cheaper.

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Think Of A Beer You Would Want To Crush At Fire Island from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings