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:
692
Reviews:
136
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 692 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of AcetheBathound
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of killcore
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexworsnip
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dewsby
3.1/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beantown_hopster
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Compared three local APA's vs each other tonight. Whirlpool, Candlepin and Hipster.

L: Looks good! Very clear amber with the carbonation floating through the middle to the top. Looks real good in the glass. Pretty thick white head, good lacing.

S: Meh. Malty bready smell. Nothing special.

T: As it smells, its malt/bread heavy on first sip but has a nice hope profile on the back end without being too bitter (my main complaint of the candlepin). Some citrus, some floral on the back end round out the hop profile but it's pretty basic without being completely boring.

F: Very light, semi-carbed up.

O: A good APA that is not a session beer by any means, but a good beer nonetheless. I don't know if they changed their recipe some from earlier reviews I see but I get something completely different!

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Photo of dandiprat2015
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy peach color with white head. Aroma has a very nice dark berries note. Blackberry mostly, really fruity and fresh. Taste is also fruity with the same dark berry note. Also hoppy and bitter on the finish. Body is medium with soft carbonation. I really like this one, fruity and hoppy, easy to drink, just right for a pale ale.

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Photo of Jkolls
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewb17
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Smclarty
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly hazed golden. A creamy white head lasts. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of melon, citrus, floral with grainy pale malt.

The taste is a balance of bitter melon/citrus/floral hops and sweet grainy malt. Finishes dry.

Smooth light to medium body.

A well-balances, lighter/milder APA that is easy to drink. Enjoyable and refreshing.

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Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I'm officially a hipster now!

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a glorious towering head with tons of depth and design, and a honey bronze colored 80% opaque body.

Aroma of coriander, spices, citrus peel, and a light sour bread funk.

Taste is very much hop forward, with onion and citrus battling for the spotlight. Ultimately the onion wins out but not without being scarred by the citrus. After that, there's not much left, just some residual brown sugar and pine.

Dense and creamy, heavily carbonated, pasty semi-dry finish.

Overall impressions : I could have done with more malt and less onion. Hell, even more citrus would have been nice. I don't like onion ales, and this one delivers on that front unfortunately. I'll pass on this next time.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden pale ale, forms decent head. A little bit of hoppiness and bread.

Taste was like a standard adequately hopped American pale ale. So why would you pay almost $20 for a six pack of this since there are hundreds of alternatives for half the price? That is ultimately the problem for this beer. its good, dry, hoppy, but something has to justify the gouge.

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of safaricook
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smells a bit oxidized, bready malt, faint citric hops
Taste is nicely bitter, citric hops, balanced by the malt, but lingering bitterness
Substantial body for the style, lots of fine CO2
Not bad but probably a little too old

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Evil Twin Hipster Ale from Evil Twin Brewing
3.67 out of 5 based on 692 ratings.
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