Falco | Evil Twin Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
948 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:
948
Reviews:
136
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
227
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 948 |  Reviews: 136
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

Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was able to find a single of this for $2.50 at Carnivores in Oakmont. Into a pint glass. Color is a bright yellow hazy with tiny floaties in the glass and a 1/2 inch of frothy head. Smell is piney with hints of grapefruit rind and sweet malts. Taste is bitter and herbal with little malt balance and some citrus zest for good measure. Stingy it leaves a bitter taste on the palate with each sip. Body is medium and its somewhat easy to finish.

Overall I am actually kind of stunned they are usually really good at making balanced IPA's and DIPA's but this one I guess is bitter and acidic on purpose? I really didn't like it enough to buy it again.

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

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a honey golden glow with a soapy white head of 2 fingers. It looks like shaving cream towards the top, in fact...you could place a cherry on it.

Aromas of grapefruit rind and pineapple. Light biscuit malt, faint mango.

Flavor is a bit more piney and rind-y than I'd like. Mostly grapefruit rind, with some caramel fading in and out, some light pine. There's a freshness underneath but its not as fresh as I'd like.

Feel is medium to light bodied. Mild carbonation.

Evil Twin's Falco was not as impressive as I'd hoped. I was hoping for a hoppy citrus bomb with a lot of freshness. Instead I got hints of staleness and mostly grapefruit rind.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SawDog505
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass not sure when it was canned. Pours a very attractive dark yellow with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is mango, tangerine, peach, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical upfront mango, peach, tangerine with a healthy dose of piney grapefruit in the fairly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, lots of prickly carbonation, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is a very nice IPA, nothing makes it stand out, very balanced and a solid IPA.

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Photo of toscanoigor
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can in a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a cloudy and pale lemon drop color, touch of light gold. Billowy white cap, 2-plus F, lots of fat lacing and good retention.

There's no denying the fruit hops; pear, lemon, candied grapefruit. Some malt and earthy evergreen.

Citrus hops, dry malts. Piney.

Great feel. Medium body, Slightly resinous, hoppy, pleasantly dry and mild bitterness.

Quite refreshing. Tasty and aromatic. 7% abv is just right.

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Photo of josephT
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lumi
4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can Batch #030

Pours golden yellow with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like pineapple, guava, passionfruit, grapefruit, orange, papaya, honey crackery caramel malt, with floral earthy minty herbal spicy grassy pine. Tastes like creamy honey crackery caramel malt, pineapple, guava, passionfruit, zesty orange and grapefruit citrus, papaya, with bitter floral earthy minty herbaceous spicy grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, slick with low carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chackman151
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Falco from Evil Twin Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 948 ratings.
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