Hipster Ale | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.63/5
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Hipster AleHipster 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:
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Added by oberon on 09-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,088
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
702
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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21
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Ratings: 702 |  Reviews: 140
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.

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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.

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +8.5%
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 PhineasMcClintock
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of R11415
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
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 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanex
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snilsen13
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

orange-gold haziness with white head and lacing. Looks very nice.
the smell is mild but complicated and hits my nose as mostly malt-based, very clean.
The mouthfeel is very light, its great.
The flavor is initially mildly sweet (melon), complementing the nose, and then finishes very bitter (earthy). Oooh, so very bitter. Too bitter. I think this could age out really nicely over a year of storage.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.97/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mnj21655
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a somewhat hazy orange-copper in color with a finger of long lasting off white head, good retention. Aroma is subdued but focused on caramel malts, I don't get any hops. Taste is caramel malts with hints of pine, decent bitterness in the finish. Decent mouthfeel, light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall I found this beer very middling, for an IPA this was very heavy on the caramel malts.

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Photo of Fabianno
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of myuncle
2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy amber. Small foamy head. Mild retention. Decent lacing. Malty aroma. Slight citrus. Pale malty taste. Crackery. Slight piney hop. Mild citrus. Light bodied moderate carbonation. Bitter aftertaste

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Photo of agadson
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +24%
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.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 702 ratings