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:
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
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 Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into an Evil Twin pint glass.

Hazy bright gold hue with lots of sediment floating around, decent white foamy head builds up with good retention before slowly subsiding to some bubble sheet atop along with lots of sticky lacing patch and spot, high carbonation.

Very fruity and hoppy with aromas of grapefruit, lemon, tropical fruit, some pine, grass and resin while malt with caramel and bready notes.

Malt acts as a foundation of flavor with breadiness and caramelized sweetness, hop with a grapefruit led and then piney, resiny, some grassy and persistent bitterness at the end. Alcohol slightly appeared when warm.

Medium body with smooth mouthfeel and lively carbonation generated crisp and refreshing feel through the palate, dry finish. Still another good offering from Evil Twin, good American IPA.

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Photo of mpmcguire11
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jesterr44
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 473mL can of this at the Craft Beer Cellar in Portland Maine.

App: Pours golden orange with slight cloudiness and just enough hop resin to see some light swirling below the inch high frothy white head.
Aroma: Very typical IPA aroma with citrus hops; less pine than many; not a strong smell but nice & present.
Taste: Very balanced with fruity citrus, esp orange as well as mango, tangerine & pineapple. Again, less pine & bitterness than most - great full sweet juicy taste which suits my style preference.
Feel: Quite smooth with a decent carbonation.
Overall: Very nice. I would definitely seek this out again. The beer most like it I've tried for those in Canada is Fat Tug which is also very nice. This one was somewhat like Heady Topper (I didn't enjoy it quite as much but it's close) with a taste a little less complex and a little more on the mango/tangerine side.

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Photo of nater919
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of do_ob
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can into a snifter. Light golden in color with a good sized head of puffy, white foam. Nose is light hops, light citrus, grapefruit, and doughy malt. The taste follows along closely. Not too bitter, but there is a definite hop bite. An equal malt character is there to balance it out, and then some. This beer is pretty malty, but it's done well. Good mouthfeel, perfect for 7%. Dry finish.

I really enjoyed this. Will probably pick up more next time I'm in the shop.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pale golden color, three finger white head, bubbly lacing, no carbonation.

S: Hoppy, bready.

T: Very smooth and balanced. Malty and a touch of bitterness on the back end.

F: Smooth, drinkable.

O: Excellent IPA. Would happily enjoy on any given moment.

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

Artwork: Typical Scandinavian minimalism (like in most of their labels). This is what I assume to be the abstract/modern-art representation of a bird of pray (Falcon?). I'm usually not a fan of the style but for some reason I don't mind it on their cans/bottles.

Appearance: Huge frothy head with nice retention and lacing. The color is amber and clear.

Nose: Tons of hops. Not too tropical or floral. Grassy or herbaceous are perhaps better words.

Taste: Fairly bitter (even more so than your average American IPA). The hops are fairly straightforward and do not offer notes of anything other that what they are. Hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a decent carbonation bite.

Overall: A great IPA, despite the high bitterness which I got tired of after the 4-5th sip.

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Photo of calcutron
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of samEBC
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodlavers
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
2.3/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Keeling
3.24/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajwii33
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

16 oz can poured into a Duvel tulip. Batch #29 on bottom of can.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a finger of foam. Nice carbonation. Aroma has a nice grassy hoppiness. Appears thin bodied.

First sip is nicely hoppy and thin bodied. Hop bitterness is strong but not overwhelming. Very drinkable with very little residual sweetness. A touch out of balance on the hoppy side, but refreshing nonetheless

decent IPA, and I like the 16 oz cans

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Photo of TTripp725
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tuckerster
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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