Falco | Evil Twin Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
942 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Tone on 05-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
942
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
225
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 942 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of digboy
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gawz
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DropD
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IHop5182
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoogieNights
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
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 -2.6%
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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Photo of Dzu
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap.
L: Copper color with a wihte foam head.
S: Citrus and flowers.
T: Citrus and caramel/
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Above average beer!.

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Photo of ptarmigan98
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish tulip

L: Cloudy medium to light golden copper pour. 1.5 fingers of white head. Sticky lacing.

S: Grapefruit and tropicals. Bread/grains.

T/F: Lots of tropical fruit... pineapple and grapefruit. Lemon and grains. Some nice malt sweetness to go with a delicious and bitter hop profile... very nicely balanced. Moderately carbonated. Finish is resin and citrus which lingers for a few and invites another sip.

O: Delicious IPA, and super balanced/drinkable. One that I'd have absolutely any time.

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Photo of MAJ85
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Octoberist
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacob17
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mnj21655
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear vibrant yellow gold in color with a bit over a finger of white head that hangs around for awhile before fading to a thin coating. Aroma is pretty typical of a West Coast IPA, it has a mix of pine, maybe some light grapefruit notes, and some sweet malt. Taste hits the same notes as the aroma and adds a light-moderate bitterness. Medium-ish in body with moderate carbonation. Overall I found this to be a pretty solid IPA, I picked up this single can for $2 which seems like a great deal to me.

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Photo of k47k
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSanger
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Uncharacteristic due to the big flavor upfront but the lack there of towards the end that you normally see with IPAs This is a different type of taste but one that i didn't care to much for.

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Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Timtac
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeScully
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Falco from Evil Twin Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 942 ratings.
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