Falco | Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
957 Ratings
FalcoFalco
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
What makes a great leader? First of all a perfectly balanced blend of qualities; the ability to stand out - be authoritative without overpowering. Show courage and endurance - you will lead the way and set standards. Very important; be appealing and refreshing to the people. This stereotypical portrait applies whether referring to politics, religion or maybe even this outstanding IPA.

Added by Tone on 05-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,846
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
957
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
235
Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
2.89/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a stiff golden yellow color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not much lace, somewhat stringy.
The aroma had some muted citrusy hops, somewhat sweet with a firm bittering strength flowing over a strong bready/biscuit maltiness.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a strong bitterness but staying at a separate pace from showing any evidence of trying to fully meld so I could say "bittersweet." Because it's not. Aftertaste had a stiff maltiness subjugating any hoppy bitterness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt as projected. Finish was malty with some bitterness but never fully blended.
Overall, in a world full of IPA's, I honestly do not see a need to come back to this. Wishing Evil Twin would just stick to their huge ass stouts.

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Photo of dandy14
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
3.02/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a can, in a pint glass

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Photo of heddar33
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benzino
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best values available, at least in NYC. Visuals hide an excellent tasting beer. Well balanced taste all the way through. A sip and you know.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a pilsener glass

Opaque golden liquid with a few streams of carbonation, solid frothy one finger white foam cap, good lacings

Aroma of bready malts, grapefruit, tangerine hops

Taste of grapefruit and tangerine hops over malt

Nice sudsing, hop bite that lingers

nice beer

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Photo of smogg
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mai11oux
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JebBelford
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Disappointing overall - thin and lower in taste quality.

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Photo of marker2525
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flash_Gordon
4.74/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I was surprised how much I liked my first work beer in NYC. 7.0 seemed like a fair amount for a working day, it was a pleasant buzz, and cheap enough to get my attention. 10/10 would lunch drink again.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wrigfen
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can - batch No. unreadable

Pours a hazy, unfiltered orange-gold with a half-finger creamy head with nice lacing.

Aroma is a bit bready in the base but there are nice grapefruit and tangerine tones coming through

The hops continue into the taste up front. Not too malty but a sweet malt comes through, so it is letting the hops do the talking. Never gets too bitter so you are left with a pleasant hop flavor at the end.

Feel is clean and not too sticky.

This is a great example of the "hazy" expression of the northeast where the beers are unfiltered, low in bitterness, have a lightly sweet malt backbone but letting the hops carry the flavor. Well done. It feels well-balanced which is better than I can say about many other attempts at the style.

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Photo of mcthfg
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gawz
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DropD
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.64/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IHop5182
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoogieNights
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

East coast unfiltered. i am biased as i prefer unfiltered IPAs. Tangerine and grapefruit aromas.
Smooth tasting more malty than hoppy. Easy to drink

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Photo of John1985
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch 036 so I'm not sure how fresh. 160z can poured in IPA glass was pale gold with decent head and lacing. Muted pineapple/citrus aroma, nice balance between malt and hops with a bitter finish. Very good solid IPA

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Falco from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 957 ratings
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