Evil Twin Katz Pis | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by nrbw23 on 08-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
14.45%
 
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of womencantsail
2.27/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: Smells like urine and bleach. There's a lot of straw and grass with a bit of funk, feet, and mushrooms. A very light citrus note along with a touch of bread and sweetness.

T: Woah, this is jut not good. Lots of earthy mushrooms, not really what I was looking for. It's...catty and wild, sort of like a new world Sauvignon Blanc. There's a bit of wood, straw, and grass too.

M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation.

O: This was just bad. Wouldn't care to have this again.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
2.28/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy medium orange with a massive coarse white head that slowly faded leaving foamy lacing. Aroma of piney hops, pinapple, lemon; intense. Yikes. Flavor is moderately bitter hops and dry malt melding into an unpleasant solvent and bitter middle, finishing very dry and bitter, bitter. Medium bodied. This is not pleasant. The malt is simply not supporting the intense hops. An apparently intentionally unpleasant beer. Can't finish the bottle. I feel that I was warned ahead of time with the name, but the ingredient in the name might have cut the unpleasant solvent flavor and improved the beer. I guess this deserves some credit for accurate advertising.

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Photo of nrbw23
2.69/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a murky reddish brown color with a huge foamy egg shell colored head. Head has pretty solid retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S- Smell is really tame and relatively sweet. Picking up bready malts, toffee and caramel. A bit of a herbal and floral hops. Almost perfume like.

T- Taste has bit of a bitter bit to it but nothing strong. Quite a bit of sweetness here too. A touch of pine and tropical fruits.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- The label says that this brew is best before 2013 and to store dark and cool. This beer is ok at best and not what I look for in an IPA.

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Photo of GRG1313
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dark orange/carmel amber with a big fluffy and long sustained pure white head.

Nose is full of sweet fruity and banana esters, asertive but not overwhelming. Pleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium/thin with a sparkle champagne like carbonation; still while a bit thin in body, a huge flavor profile overpowers any lack of body.

Flavors are big burnt toast; pine and grapefruit skin. Lots of bitter hop character that would be very nice were it a bit more bright in charachter.

Almost a "dull" bitter profile. Big pine finish.

I would not go out of my way for this or have a need to try again. Great name but perhaps to close to home?? Maybe the joke's on them?

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.74/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden yellow with some hints of brown in color with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that very slowly reduces to very thick film evenly covering the entire surface of the beer. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are strong aromas of grassy, medicinal, and earthy hops which is slightly off-putting. The aroma is very sharp. astringent and light amounts of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a slightly unpleasant and off-putting grainy malts with some earthy mushroom flavor to it. On top of that, there is a strong flavor of grassy, medicinal, and earthy malts which contribute significant amounts of bitterness which linger way too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. There is a moderate to significant amount of dryness in the middle of the body and sharply astringent towards the finish.

O: Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your perspective) this beer tastes exactly like I imagine cat piss would really taste based on the ammonia component of the smell. The appearance and the smell are OK but the taste of this beer is slightly off-putting - not sure I would want to have another of these.

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Photo of ejw127
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Geno206
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of hophead123
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Halcyondays
2.97/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours a translucent amber with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Full of grassy hops with a hint of sweet malt, enjoyable here.

T: Hop oriented initially with a good clean finish. The middle is where this beer loses me. The hop complexity and fruit drops out and gives a somewhat solventy, what I described as mildew character. Earthy, but not in a good way.

M: Crisp full carbonation, medium-bodied, nice finish.

O: This beer is 2/3 nice and 1/3 horrendous. I don't know what's going on in the middle. Fix that, I'd think you'd have a winner.

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Photo of SPRichard
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of RamboDog
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of popery
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle labelled "Cat Piss" not "Katz Pis"

A - Medium orange. Cloudy. Thin layer of off-white head.

S- Earthy and floral hops. Some herbal aromas present as well. Not much evident from the malt bill.

T - Earthy, floral and herbal hop flavours dominate the palate along with a moderate bitterness. A slight malt sweetness is evident in the background.

M- Light to medium body. Moderate carbonaiton.

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Photo of Durtdiggler
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into new glarus pint glass. They may call it Kat Piss because it's very hazy, unclear but leaves a frothy head that sticks to the glass. Good retention.

The aroma is tooaweet and bready and malty for an IPA for not only American but even an English version. I think they used all Contintental style hops in this beer that gives it a pilsner like aroma. Feels like a helles or pilsner.

Taste is about the same. It's more like an English cask style beer in flavor. Very mellow, non overbearing hops and Laughton sweet and malty. Alot of pilsner overtones.

Mouthfeel is ok, just a bit flat and slightly syrupy.

I was hoping for alot more but I think it's a questions of the target market for this beer and I don't think American craft set palates will take to it quit well if they want an over sexes west coast hops style IPA. I paid $7 for this beer too. Wrong hops. Doesnt balance the malt. Not worth it.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.07/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Gave this one a pour into a big snifter glass. The head was massive, even with a slow pour it consumed the entire glass nearly spilling over the brim. The retention was good on this beer but the lacing was surprisingly minimal. The beer looked like a cloudy golden color with lots of sediment in there. The smell of the beer was not quite what I was expecting either, it was more on the earthy side. The hops that were used didn't have any of the citrus aromas it was more like an English IPA in my opinion. The aromas of grassy grain were in there as well. The taste of the beer is average to me, it's bitter but it doesn't really scream like some IPA's do. The balance of the malt and hops were decent. The mouthfeel was excessively carbonated. Very very bubbly, not the smoothest beer out there for sure. Overall I bought it because of the name and because the price tag was decent. However, I wouldn't buy this beer again.

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Photo of drpimento
3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Lucky to try this obscure, but not great brew. Poured with a proud foamy, frothy, fluffy, sudsy, cream colored head that lasts forever and lotsa lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy medium ambrer. Aroma yeast, bacteria, malt, caramel. Flavor has the bacteria/mineral/chem in the fore with the nicer qualities right behind. If I had a bit more of a buzz on this woulda got a better rating. Body and carbonation were good. Finish is like flav again with the off characters standing out. Still - a good effort.

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Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is cloudy brownish yellow in color and poured with a two finger high off white head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down and always left a short head covering surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of gooseberries and earthiness in the nose.
T: The taste shares similarities with the smell and has some notes that somewhat resembles ammonia, which I assume was the inspiration for its name.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely has a unique aroma and flavor profile. It definitely takes some getting used to.

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Photo of cwd
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Eva-Lani
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of xnicknj
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a clear golden amber color, nice crop of white head rests on top and retains well while drinking, leaving patchy curtains of lacing on the glass.

Juicy hop nose, orange and rind with some softer apricot notes. Bready sweetness and faint caramel.

Bitter up front with citrus, very juicy on the tongue. Orange and grapefruit with some sweeter fruit notes of apricot and pear. Nice malt backbone, bready and caramel tones. Bitter and dry in the finish with some more abrasive pine resin.

Medium body, nice carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. A decent IPA, although definitely not worth the high price tag for what it is.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light gold hue with a hazy body and some tiny floaties in the mix. Head poured a gargantuan 3+ fingers of pillowy ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: bready/biscuity/yeasty malt base with a funky hop mixed in. This particular mix doesn't really work for me.

Taste: biscuity and bready with a little bit of citrusy hop. Actually not too bad. Bitterness is moderate and the citrusy flavor works well.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I like this beer, but the smell really gets to me. It's not nasty or anything like that, it just seems ... unlikeable to me. Far too yeasty/bready. I wouldn't seek this beer out again.

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Photo of jshusc
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Viciousknishs
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At work we open the case of this stuff pull a bottle out and low and behold it says Cat Piss on it with the ingredients in Danish! No Katz here just a euro Cat who has a freshly emptied bladder.

A- pours a murky almost brown deep amber with a MASSIVE three fingers of billowy off white head that just won't quit. Sticky lacing covers the sides of my tulip.

S- stings the nostrils a bit as I take a wiff. Woody pine sap, berry passionfruit and lemon zest hop aromas wiggle their way into you sense of smell. Dry biscuity malt with the lightest touch of caramel. Slightly yeasty with a leafy green hop finish.

T- Toasted bready malt with a hint of caramel hits the palate initially. Crunchy big hop bitterness demolishes any sweetness inthe middle leaving a hop flavors of pine sap, lemon zest and sweet herbs. Finishes bone dry with a yeasty characteristic.

MF- very active tingly mouthfeel with highly frenetic carbonation and a light body.

D- very bitter IPA cuts down on the drinkability. Average at best.

Overall an OK IPA

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Photo of rfgetz
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden yellow, only thin ring of head to begin with, some sticky lacing. Grassy scent, some muddy earthiness and medicinal alcohol notes. Taste again is grassy with a faint herbal note, some lemon and a bit of earthiness like muddy stale water. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Expected pungency from the hops in a beer of this name really never comes through in scent or taste. Moderate in bitterness and some unfriendly scent and taste notes. Stale tasting.

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Evil Twin Katz Pis from Evil Twin Brewing
3.39 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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