Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Evil Twin Hipster Ale | Evil Twin Brewing

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Evil Twin Hipster AleEvil Twin Hipster Ale
BA SCORE
3.63/5
Good
700 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#36,147
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
700
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
122
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 700 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of Shortbox81
4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Meh!!

5 characters

Photo of EMH73
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

In terms of the style, APA, this beer just does not do it for me. Mild citrus, bread, malt, grass, spice and too much sweetness in the aroma and taste. Moderate bitterness, finishes dry, moderate carbonation and light bodied. Overall just misses the mark in too many areas.

 273 characters

Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark orange colour, small head.
Fruity on the nose, hoppy, honey also.
Bitter taste, with an yeasty feel, then fruity and hoppy, herbal.
Nice general impression, with a decent body, but not extremely flavoured.

 210 characters

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Treated as an APA, this was poured into a nonic. The appearance was a soft hazy golden color with a decent transparency about it. Carbonation rises at a moderate pace to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light stringy lacing running here and there. The smell started off with sweet grassy hops leading into a dried citrus rind and seems to be cultured with a dry pineyness in a bitter sort of way. The taste was dry with a bitterness revolving around the citrus rind and pineyness. The mouthfeel was dry and bitter with a light body. Sessionability was decent. Carbonation seemed to be appropriate for the style. Bitterness seemed to hit decently as well. Overall, cheers to the "hipsters," nice to try but I can’t really see myself needing to have another.

 811 characters

Photo of Strohm
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

 758 characters

Photo of n2pux
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

 700 characters

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of von_kaiser
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkonte
4.49/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taco004
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djrn2
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcluth
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

96 characters

Photo of Everydayoff
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

 1,038 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Evil Twin Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 700 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.