Evil Twin Hipster Ale | Evil Twin Brewing

BA SCORE
83
good
695 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Evil Twin Hipster AleEvil Twin 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: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by oberon on 09-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
695
Reviews:
138
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
122
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 695 |  Reviews: 138
Photo of cde1218
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Alexeylerts
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Archdale74
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste, aroma, look, just an overall great beer

52 characters

Photo of o0anon0o
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky burnt orange color with a large white head. The aroma is hop, citrus and some pine. The taste is citrus and a hint of wood. The brew has a nice hop bitterness finish.

 239 characters

Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of kmcdonald6809
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Geno206
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of mcphish22
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of jkonte
4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin Hipster Ale has a fairly thick, soapy, off-white head, a very cloudy, brilliant orange appearance, with lots of suspended brown chunks and a think lacing sheen left behind. The aroma is of piney and citrus hops and sugar. Taste is all bitter, piney hops, grapefruit juice, pine oil, sugar, and sweet white bread. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Evil Twin Hipster Ale finishes dry, fairly refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a wonderful beer, and I rate it most excellent. It is one that you should not miss trying.

RJT

 546 characters

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden, slight copper

S: Beautiful, citrusy, pasionfruity awesome smell

T: Same in the flavour, big citrusy hops almost get some apricot as well

M: On the thinner side but for an APA it is quite pleasing

O: Really don't see why this is rated so low, such a great drop on tap. Never had it out of a can so might have to do a comparison, but on-tap it's a cracker imo.

 373 characters

Photo of korguy123
4.36/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can into tulip.

Super hazy orange pour with a half finger, tight bubbled, snow white head. Lacing is quite good.

Smells of super juicy oranges, light mango and grapefruit with some lime zest and some sweet candy sugar. Very little in the way of pine or wet grass. Very bright and juicy.

Grapefruit and orange peel in the taste in the middle of the tongue. There is some bitter pine but not much. Dry bitter finish.

Light body, medium the high carbonation.

This is something I wasn't expecting. I bought it as a joke between my Fiancee and I and I am thoroughly impressed, the smell alone on this beer is worth the cost. Will definitely seek out again.

 656 characters

Photo of DaveBar
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased as a return from a private order at the LCBO. $2.15 for a 12oz can served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that is gone in a minute or two. Very dark gold colour and unfiltered

S- Nice dry hopping with a nice amount of sweetness and malt

T- Very nice hop profile. With the lower alcohol IPA/APA brews you get lacking something in the profile. Sometimes it's hops, sometimes malt is unbalanced but this brew is just wonderful all around. Even the finish is bitter in a wonderful way.

M- Creamy going down then dries out well

O- Best under 6% alcohol APA/IPA I ever had. Wonderful. Wish there was more than 1 there! Will buy on site

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with........ Doro Wat. An Ethiopian chicken stew that is rather spicy and has hard boiled eggs in it. Wonderful cutting brew for it

Enjoy

 878 characters

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-orange finger of frothy off-white head. Fades medium.

S - Pine, grassy, and grapefruit hops, caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, lots of resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and biscuity malts.

M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, resiny, bitter finish.

D - Good big hoppy APA. Lots of resiny bitterness from start to end. Good overall balance.

 411 characters

Photo of QuadriderMX
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apparently Evil Twin has been brewing Hipster Ales neighborhoods around the world they deem hipster enough. Some of them are different than the original – Sønderho, Denmark’s Sønderho Hipster Ale was dry-hopped and barrel-aged, for instance – so I’m not sure if this generic variant is different. I’m guessing they just slap on the “[City Name] Hipster Ale” label for some of their releases in certain areas, but just to be sure, here’s Evil Twin’s canned, geographically-indistinct Hipster Ale. Cheers!

A: Pours soft, a pillowy head of pure white stretching out over the body like foamed milk. Lacing sticks to the glass in sheets. Slightly hazy golden body.

S: Mild saison-like nose: phenolic, doughy yeast, black pepper hops, and a hint of wildflower. Twirl it a bit and dough comes to the forefront, laced with Band-Aid, chalk, and white wine notes. Interesting.

T&M: Laying flat over the tongue with noticeable heft and a dense, frothy carbonation, the body fills out with flavors similar to the nose: a creamy, doughy bread character, biscuit, flint, slightly medicinal yeast, buttered roll. If I were brewing a pale ale, this is the base I’d want; it’s satisfying all on its own. Crisp hops soon after, sprinkling in grapefruit and lemon rind flavors before coming to a peppery snap of a conclusion. That’s the aftertaste, a dry crispness with a spiciness that sits on the tongue for quite some time.

O: This is everything I want from a pale ale: a malt and yeast backbone with great flavor (i.e., a grain bill that’s not just a bed of residual sugar and body to balance the hops and yeast that has anything but a neutral taste) and an interesting hop character that adds a spice that’s both flavorful and drinkable. I didn’t see how much a six-pack was, but if it’s less than $11, I’ll be buying this until it runs out. I love this beer.

 1,885 characters

Photo of facundoCNB
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A clean golden amber in color with 2 fingers of bright white head, excellent lacing and slow dissipation. Smells citrusy, grapefruit, caramel and bready. Flavor is fresh as hell.. Tastes like you're sucking on a hoppy bread .. Crisp mouthfeel with higher carbonation and a refreshing lighter medium body. Overall this is a wonderful pale ale.. Wish we got it here in nj, I'd make this a summer staple.

 401 characters

Photo of tharper178
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of md655321
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Kunstman
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of IronTom
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Evil Twin Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 695 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.