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Evil Twin Sønderho Hipster Ale | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.9/5
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43 Ratings
Evil Twin Sønderho Hipster AleEvil Twin Sønderho Hipster Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wine Barrel Aged Istedgade Hipster Ale

Brewed at Fanø Bryghus, Denmark.

Added by bark on 08-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,443
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
43
pDev:
13.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
Gots:
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy amber-orange, finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Wine, oak, grapefruit, citrus, floral, and pine hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit, citrus, floral, and pine hops, some bitterness, wine, oak, a touch of sourness and funkiness, caramel and biscuit malts, some tart grape and lemon zest.

M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, tart, and light sour finish.

D - Great balance and complexity. Wine barrel character is spot on.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this last night with Jeppe at the Max's Baltimore Beer Week event. Jeppe says Sonderho is not actually that much of a hipster place, so not sure why he chose this name.

One of the top 3 best smelling beers I have had. A little bit floral, bready, and smoky smell combined perfectly. I was a little bit afraid to taste it because I knew the taste would not compare.

Definitely worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head that doesn't stick around for too long. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like citrusy hops (grapefruit, orange peel) and white wine/grapes. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some mango, lemon peel and tropical fruit. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and a bit slick with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good brew. I wouldn't pay $9.99 a bottle for this again, but I liked it and would certainly try it again if the price was better.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a thin (about 1/8 finger tall) white head made up of large soapy bubbles that reduces to small thin patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Very strong aroma of brett sourness with some lighter amounts of barnyard funk. There is also some hints of white wine sweetness.

T: Moderately strong flavors of white wine sweetness with brett sourness. There are lighter amounts of oak from the barrel aging and funkiness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with low to moderate amounts of carbonation. Very dry in the finish.

O: Probably one of the lightest and easiest to drink barrel aged beer with brett. Very enjoyable and easy to drink, though more of a sipping beer than a session beer. I would definitely have this one again.

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a thin off white head that dissipated a bit, leaving some lacing on the surface and a large ring of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of white wine and sourness in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of oak and white wine from the barrel aging. There are sour notes and hints of citrus from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather dry on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The white wine barrel aging makes the smell and taste of this beer very interesting. It is definitely one to sip an savor, even though it is relatively light bodied and quite drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +9%

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

A - Slightly cloudy golden-light orange, half finger of head that fades to a soapy rim, but leaves great lacing.

S - White grapes, pungent hops, orange peel, grapefruit.

T - White grapes, slightly tart, mango, assorted tropical fruits, white wine, faint oak, pungent hops.

M - Medium body, moderate-low carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - It is a good beer, but price-wise not worth it.

$10.49, BB 01/12/13

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Photo of brystmar
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to blatantdream for sharing this 12oz bottle.

Translucent orange body, silky white head. Strong white wine aroma eminates from the glass, obfuscating the hoppy pale ale base. Wine character really shines through here.

Taste follows suit with plenty of grapes and wine flavors controlling the palate. An equally strong, floral yeast strain joins the fray shortly thereafter. Body is surprisingly viscous, which I love. Finishes dry with lingering hoppy bitterness.

Undoubtedly the most interesting pale ale I've encountered, and quite well-crafted too. I can see how many BAs would love this sort of thing, but 6oz was more than enough for me.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Very cloudy orangey gold with a minimal wispy head. Sparse lacing.

N: White wine, naked oak, potpourri, lemony citrus, hints of orange citrus, very pale caramel malts and some unidentifiable spice notes.

T: Juicy tropical and citrus upfront consisting of pineapple, mango, tangerine, fresh squeezed orange and notes of lemon. Hops flow through mid-palate picking up more juiciness and some white grape juice. Has just a hint of pale caramel to balance it out. Finishes with dry white wine characteristics and a gentle oakiness. Has hints of potpourri and maybe a pine needle or two.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, crisp and dry.

O: Incredibly balanced APA. Very juicy. The wine barrel aging really contributes a nice complexity. Cost $12.99 for a 11.2oz bottle. I'm not entirely sure it was worth the steep price tag, but damn this is a nice APA!

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Photo of thagr81us
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2012! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured a very pale yellow with a very minimal white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, cherry, funk, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, cherry, fruit, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The barrels really made this brew completely transform into something that I was not expecting. Really nice flavors going on here that made your mouth water and want more. A really well done brew that was one of my surprises of the day. Tick.

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Photo of sliverX
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of nickhiller
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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