Hipster Ale | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.63/5
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702 Ratings
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:
#37,619
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
702
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 702 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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 +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
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 +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really good.

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Photo of Jmandrews35
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer. Pretty damn good for a can. Great summer brew.

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Photo of Kinger22
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A peach gold color with a small head and a malt heavy scent. The taste starts heavy with malts before transition to a hoppy taste. It's an easy-drinking beer that doesn't leave you too full.

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

Photo of AcetheBathound
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of killcore
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexworsnip
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexeylerts
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dewsby
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beantown_hopster
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
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 -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewb17
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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