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:
695
Reviews:
138
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
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21
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Ratings: 695 |  Reviews: 138
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

Photo of JakeScully
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snilsen13
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
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 -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mnj21655
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
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 +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of myuncle
2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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.

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Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a straw and light golden color; an aggressive pour yielded a nice thick head which left a frothy lace throughout. A nice citric aroma hit the nose, and, was followed by bready malt, pine and floral aromas. In the taste there is a malt backbone, but it is dominated by the hops. The flavor is piny and the bitterness is on the high side of moderate as it leaves a lingering aftertaste. There are also some lemony tones. The body is on the light side of medium and is refreshing. I liked this one and I gave it solid 4s all around. I feel like it should have been rated higher here.

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

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz snifter at Beer Revolution - so this is just the plain ol' hipster version of this series from Evil Twin?

This beer appears a hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with one fat finger of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy off-white head, which leaves a stellar array of pockmarked limestone cliff lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells of pungent tropical fruit, semi-sweet grainy caramel malt, a touch of more generic fleshy citrus, subtle flinty notes, and further leafy, weedy, and floral hops. The taste is gritty and somewhat cereal-forward caramel malt, cotton candy, muddled tropical fruit, slowly evolving domestic orange and grapefruit, a bit of wet stone path goodness, and more edgy leafy, grassy, and piney green hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly active in their palate-coating frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, only a minor hop tugging spoiling the party, as it were. It finishes well off-dry, lots of mingling fruitiness and lingering malt backbone easily shoring this one up.

I gotta say, the sassy APA quality inherent here almost makes up for the north of 10 bones cost. So, tasty and agreeable and all that, but thank Jebus my local brewing concerns have been stepping up their game of late, and thus we won't need to rely on expensive imports to get our hop fix.

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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 Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From can, pours a slight hazey Amber colour with a finger and a half of white colored head that coats the glass very we'll. Aroma malt, citrus. Taste melon, citrus, earthy, bitter. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Treycotton
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really good.

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Evil Twin Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 695 ratings.
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