Falco | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.88/5
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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
Ranking:
#8,764
Reviews:
143
Ratings:
962
pDev:
8.76%
Bros Score:
4.13
 
 
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36
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239
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2.06/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Beaver13
2.24/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

16 oz can. Pours clear gold with some very fine floaties and a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary bready malt with some funky fruit.

The flavor is sweet sugary bready crystal malt with ripe fruit and a big grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, very sweet, sugary, under-attenuated and a bit worty with some fruit and grassy hops in the background.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
2.3/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of jaymo18
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pinyin
2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Served 39F from the can into a 14 ounce tulip glass.

Very nice clarity and lacing. Light orange dark yellow tint. Slight haze, excellent lacing and head. Really well executed and looks very appetizing in the glass.

The nose on this ale is kind of stale. Didn't check the canning date. Seems like the malts are little bit stale, and the dry hop or boil hops have faded. Very subdued for and Evil Twin product.

Taste wise again, the malts are sort of dated and dead as are the hops, and this just tastes like an outdated product. The canning date was March 2015, which, had I checked, before purchasing, I obviously would not have bought this stale product. A stale malt bomb with no hop presence. Sorry Evil Twin. I'll blame the second tier distributor in this instance.

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Photo of Aprice34
2.88/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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 danieelol
2.9/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale yellow. Good head/lacing.

Smell is creamy- creme brulee, melons. Honey, honeydew, toffee apple. Quite a bit of ethanol which is disappointing for a beer of only 7% ABV. Little bit of plastic.

Taste is more melons- quite strong, chemical bitterness, iso-hop-py.

Mouthfeel simply has too much chemical bitterness.

Not a good beer. Limited hop aromatics, too much ethanol, too much raw unpleasant hopping on the palate.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of mafa02
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JLapadura
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of EnticeMySpice
3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of conoraugustine
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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 Winterborn
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tbone2131
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Falco from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 962 ratings