Shut Up, Meg!
Evil Genius Beer Company

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Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
3.69 | pDev: 10.84%
Feb 20, 2019
May 03, 2015
6.5%, Farmhouse IPA
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Ratings by Bill69:
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Rated by Bill69 from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 19, 2019
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.05 by Alyandrew from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by IronLover from Pennsylvania

3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sunny yellow in color with a light, persistent haze. Poured with a moderate, creamy, bright white foam with excellent retention. Medium banana and bubble gum esters with light tropical notes. Medium light malt aromas. Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Soft, mouth filling creamy feel rolls through the assertive carbonation followed by light warmth at the end. Malty and citrusy flavors up front with light malt and bubble gum notes beneath. Medium hop bitterness through the middle followed banana esters surrounded by citrus hop bitterness to the end. Finished semi-dryly with sweet malty flavors, citrussy hop notes a d light banana esters. A lot going on here. This beer is bi-polar. It's an IPA when second and a farmhouse ale the next. An odd, but interesting combination that challenges the taste buds. Pretty tasty and easy drinking.
Feb 20, 2019
Rated: 2.91 by jlmontague from Connecticut

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by Rockhead from Virginia

Nov 25, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2018
Rated: 3.52 by edthehead from Maryland

Oct 07, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by jagada from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

L: Cloudy golden copper pour. 3 fingers of big foamy white head. Great lacing and retention.

S: Lemon citrus and spicy yeast.

T/F: Grass and grains... saison yeast complexity... coriander and lemongrass. Strong citrus presence... sharp, with mild hop bitterness. Effervescent/bubbly... almost champagne -like. Light in body. Finish is lemon.

O: Really tasty Saison-style IPA. Lots of saison presence... citrusy and yummy, and love the 'Family Guy' reference to boot.
Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 3 by rderedin from Maine

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 2.75 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Evil Genius Beer Company "Shut Up, Meg!"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "03/30/17" and sampled on 05/15/17
$2 @ Weis Market # 231, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Upon opening the bottle I smell the Belgian yeast prior to the hops. What the name refers to I have no clue, I'll have to google it. Family Guy? Ah, I never liked that show. I watched the first two or three episodes and gave up. I don't even have a TV now, I live in "a van down by the river!". Kidding. Nice pour. Hazy golden body looks almost orange in the full glass. Soapy white head. Better than average head retention and lacing so far. Aroma, again, mainly of Belgian yeast, chalky and mineralish with some spiciness and plastic-like phenols but also fruity with some tropical notes (papaya, peach, apricot, mango). Fairly bold aroma. Bright and enticing. The flavor follows, although softer and smoother where the yeastiness is concerned, and I guess, perhaps with the hoppy fruitiness as well. It's all there though, and in all honesty, it's even more complex if you dig through it. Some notes in general: grainy and straw-like malt, rock-candy sugar, grass, lemon, berry, goose berry, white grape, lychee, passion fruit, grapefruit, soft pepper spiciness that's more like white pepper than black pepper, subtle pine like dried needles on a forest floor, woodsy, a little like cedar. It's all there and it all ties together and it's nicely balanced but it's somehow missing that magical "j'ne sais quois" ~ almost as if it was a bit too heavy handed, and yet that's clearly not the case, it's almost like it's floating above the earth and shrouded in mist, or is that the answer, that there's not a point where it's kind of anchored and it just spins? I don't know. I'm not sure I'm expressing what I'm thinking clearly ~ wait, that's it exactly! There's so much going on between the Belgian yeast and the fruity hops that there's no focal point and you just go from note to note like a beautiful but slow moving song. So, conclusion... maybe it lacks a little focus but what's there is really good. Worth trying.
May 15, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 05, 2017
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody continues as I am in the midst of a small Evil Genius horizontal. I find it a nice change of pace with these guys in that the names are simply pop culture references & the beers are stylistically challenging.

From the bottle: "Farmhouse India Pale Ale"

I Pop!ped the cap and since it is a type of Saison, I agitated in the bottle & then gave it an aggro pour. I had to pour it in fits & starts since it was foaming quite a bit. It finally settled into two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention, leaving great lacing in its wake as it fell. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), but at less than 24-carat clarity, The Gelt Gang declined. Nose was interesting in that it had a light Saison-like funkiness melded with a lemony citrusiness and a mintiness that might have been pine. It was difficult to parse just from the nose. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was an odd amalgam of grapefruit, lemon & funk (no pine or mint, so I may have been imagining it on the nose), adding up to a very bitter, almost sour, beer. Finish was dry & vinous in a white wine sort of way. The problem with these sorts of experimentations is that it does not allow for the best of both worlds. I have had better Saisons and better AIPAs, so where does that leave me when it comes time to assign ratings? This is tough. I like these guys and I like their spirit & ambition, but this was a swing & a miss.
Apr 01, 2017
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a pale straw color with a persistent white head. Initial impression is lemon peel with some yeastiness. Mouthfeel is rather thin; carbonation is pronounced. Dry finish. Refreshing, but not my cup of tea so to speak.
Aug 12, 2016