Evil Twin Hipster Ale | Evil Twin Brewing

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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:
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Added by oberon on 09-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
690
Reviews:
136
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
121
For Trade:
0
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Photo of aufie
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is between a yellow and orange/copper-y with a very crystalline touch. After the pour, the head was 2 fingers thick but a minute after it's almost non-existent existing only in the sides of the glass. It appears a bit harsh also.
S: The aroma is mildly resinous with a touch of green apples, a bit like Bell's Oberon.
T: The beginning of the taste is medium to high in sweetness, as if it had some belgian candi on it. The end of the sip is mostly resinous and has a very low hoppy profile.
M: The body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is medium low but cool enough. Alcohol is unnoticed. Bitterness is medium.
O: In terms of flavour, it's a good APA but in terms of hoppiness and power, it's not a very good choice.

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Photo of n2pux
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is sorta "APA by the numbers." Burnt orange color, couple of fingers of slightly off-white head, citrus aromas (though a bit weak), the citrus comes through more on the taste, and there's a healthy caramel malt backbone, which helps amp up the mouthfeel.

I almost get the feeling Evil Twin made this to poke at the stereotypical "hipster/neck beard beer geek" that is synonymous with "craft beer," and brewed it to appeal to the "entry-level" beer drinker.

If that was their intent, I raise my Lagunitas Mason jar glass to them. Mission Accomplished. If that wasn't their intent, then they owe the guy that sent me this in a trade an explanation, because he definitely has the neck beard.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 mmorris15
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taco004
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcluth
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pleasantly just hoppy enough and very balanced--bready and malty lingers just under the surface.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

Slight hazy soft golden color with some amber tinge, it tops with thick frothy white head that stays with good retention before slowly sinking to everlasting thin foamy sheet on the surface, lots of sticky lacing appeared here and there.

Bready, caramel, and grainy malt, hop provides notes of various aromas ranging from earthy, grassy, resin, some spice and grapefruit but just in subtle fashion in order to harmoniously be in line with malt.

Led by grainy malt that is same time bready as a foundation of flavor, hop begins to take over from there with notes of grassy, earthy, grapefruit, spice, then sharp and clean bitterness through the taste buds at the finish and lingering as well as a long tail in the aftertaste.

The body is medium with some crisp from its lively carbonation generated soft froth through the palate, dry finish.

I think this brew is a half way between APA and IPA. It already goes beyond APA with intense hop bitterness like IPA but not much a level on juicy or fruity.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Grand Summit Hotel. A somewhat malty, grainy stab at the style, and although quite refreshing and somewhat drinkable, the real flavor doesn't truly hit home on this one. Was looking for something more. Good, not great.

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Photo of rex_4539
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber color, half finger white head, messy lacing, nice carbonation.

S: Piny, bready, hops.

T: Piny, hoppy, malty. Nice bitterness on the back end.

F: Very drinkable and refreshing on a hot summer day.

O: Very good pale ale. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R11415
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of ColSanders123
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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