Evil Eye PA
Evil Genius Beer Company

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American IPA
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3.23 | pDev: 19.2%
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Evil Eye PAEvil Eye PA
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Photo of puboflyons
2.79/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a really smudged stamped date so I don't know its bottling or expiration date. Sampled on August 26, 2016.

Light to medium amber pour with am lingering white head.

The aroma feels more like a malt bomb - which could speak to how old it is. Any IPA hops I pick up are the resin and maybe floral kind. Otherwise mainly melted caramel.

Medium body.

As for the taste, the emphasis is on the melted malts and sweetness but they are offset by a kind of cardboard, musky cellar flavor. Mild and sweeter finish. Hopheads, this is not the IPA for you.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy, dirty gold color....borderline amber. Smallish head but it sticks around, albeit in a thin layer of small bubbles. Only a couple of streaks for lace.

Dry and weedy aroma with a good dollop of earthiness thrown in.

This beer starts smooth and ends harshly but not from an overabundance of hops. It simply becomes more and more earthy until the swallow where one gets a strong raw hop bite. The aftertaste isn't as long as one might expect. Full bodied but with an elevated bubble level. Although the bottle says American IPA, I think it comes closer to its English roots because of the malt profile.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.65/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle into pint glass. Cloudy pale gold with a coarse, eggshell-white head. Taste is initially citrus, then pine resin, then a very brief malty sweetness, followed by a surprising bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, nice amount of carbonation. Not a bad IPA, but there are much better ones out there.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Homegrown in Newark, DE.

This one pours a light gold-ish amber, with a quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like bitter pine and not a whole lot else, maybe some grapefruit, and some vague sweetness.

This tastes like any other run of the mill IPA, unfortunately. Perfumy bitter hops, some pine, very little sweetness, no malt or other flavors, except for some kind booziness, which is weird since it's only 6% ABV.

This is medium bodied, crisp, and somewhat drinkable.

Not all that super interesting.

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Photo of bluehende
2.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had at a tasting with the brewer. I hope this was an old keg. No aroma whatsoever of hops. Very little in the way of hop taste either. Th bitterness was there but little else. If this is a better beer there is no excuse for a brewer not to eliminate this one from the tasting.

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Photo of Billolick
3.72/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

pours hazed medium amber, moderate lite khaki cap, going quickly to a splotchy film and leaving some slippery low sheeting.

Pine and hop resin nose.

More resinous hops and grainy pine on the palate.

Decent IPA, not overly complex or overly tasty, but decent, yeah decent, that is the word

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Photo of Chris1108
2.26/5  rDev -30%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

First beer in years I could not finish on my first one. As a fan of IPAs the hopes were high for this but it didn't deliver on any criteria. Bought a draft on server recco in a Nonic glass. A: yellow orange with thin head. Not impressed. S: wet rotting vegetables with an orange or lemon peel on top. T: bitter splash on front of tongue that went to dry immediately. No malt balance. M: thin like a Coors Light. Water. O: not the worst beer I ever had but the worst IPA I had in years. Server didn't know anything and it was the only IPA on the menu so I had to go this way. I was off put buy the draft serve as the smell hit me immediately so it probably made my taste buds run in fear. Pass

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus and earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering earthy hops bitterness. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s not a bad beer but there are definitely several other beer in the style that I would choose first.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.36/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pours a hazed orange color with a large soapy head with good retention. Lace is left down the glass. Unfiltered IPA.

SMELL: Grains, husk, cooked veggies and stewed hops. Not the best aroma. Grainy and course, perhaps even slightly home-brew like.

TASTE: Delicate pine and earthy bitterness rides a wave of malt sweetness with a slight caramel taste. Just a touch of nutty malts in the finish. Unrefined and pretty raw, this drinks like a standard home brew IPA recipe.

FEEL: Smooth and decently carbonated. Actually drinks like a smoothie. The feel on this beer is great and makes it much more drinkable then some of the enamel stripping IPA style beer on the market.

OVERALL: This is an East Coast IPA and definitely a decent stab at the style. Probably prefer the other IPA style beers from Evil Genius, but this was not a bad beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.79/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Ward 8
Nice head, clear golden color. Citrus and pine on the nose. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Nice IPA from a brewery I just heard of today.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.28/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear deep gold producing 2+ fingers of frothy, white, somewhat lasting head that leaves clumpy & soapy webs of lace. Aroma is straightforward American IPA: caramel malt, citrus & floral hop notes. Taste is caramel malt sweetness forward but rapidly blending with citrus (lemon, grapefruit & tangerine), grass, pine & tea leafy hop notes before mid-sip & becoming predominantly bitter with an underlying sweetness by the finish but becoming intensely pine resinous & herbal bitter in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy, smooth & slick across the tongue with little spice or prickle.

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Photo of EvoRich
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pale orange color, pours with little head.

Smell: Hops, with a touch of lemon.

Taste: Nothing but straight bitter hops. That ruins it for me. The flavor is bland and bitter.

Feel: Light to medium bodied.

Overall: Probably wouldn't buy this again. It's ok...

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Photo of woodychandler
3.07/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one came from the Mix & Match Beer Singles selection at the Weis Markets Beer Garden in Lititz.

My pour was a little tipsy, as in I tipped up the bottle on the lip of the glass and let fly. Following a pseudo-cascade, I had two-plus fingers of dense, soapy, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep-amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a very strong pine characteristic and I have no problem with that, as long as there is more to it than that in the flavor. Mouthfeel was medium. The flavor was much like Gertrude Stein's remark about Oakland that "There's no there, there." This had to rank as one of the blandest AIPAs that this hophead has consumed in a while. There was a faint bitterness, but it just was not very remarkable. Finish was semi-dry, slightly bitter, but still not getting the job done. I was really underwhelmed by this one.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
2.3/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Ouch. This is bad. Very bad. Hairspray galore with a lingering burn. Ouch, indeed. Any hop character is blown out by this off the wall flavor profile. Carbonation is way too full. Nasty stuff. First sip was okay. Everything after has been a complete disaster. Drain pour!

This brewery can't be open for much longer if they keep putting out crap like this.

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Photo of yourefragile
2.17/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Born on 11-06-2013. 12 oz bottle

Pours a dark, clear copper amber with a foamy off white head that has long lasting retention and thick sheets of lace. Generic nose of toasted malts, biscuit, straw. Flavor is more of an amber than IPA or APA, medium thick creamy body, sweet pale malt, dry earthy finish. Unpleasant long lasting fizzy bitterness. Forgettable.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass. Bottle 11/6/13.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pale orange color with good clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grassy hops, some grapefruit, some tangerine, toasted, and caramel malts.

Taste: Toasted malts, pale caramel malts, some citrus, and lingering weird bitterness. Bitterness lasts a while and is a bit overbearing.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, lingering weird bitterness and aftertaste, light bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer has potential. The hops could be adjusted a little and this could be a good APA instead of an IPA.

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Photo of CHickman
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer notes from 8/31/13: on tap at Terrace Tavern, LBI, NJ; pours hazy gold color with a 1 finger foamy white head that faded very slowly and left great lacing with rings as it went down.

Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grains, lemon and light wheat; basic, but on par for a good APA.

Tastes more malty than hoppy, but the balance is nice with a mix of citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, light coriander, toasted grains, sweet malt, caramel, piney hops, tea leaf and buttery toffee.

A tasty APA, this was rich and hoppy, yet very malty. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, with a smooth slick feel across the to tongue, a medium body and mild carbonation. Overall a little malty, but a solid APA.

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not the APA for which I'd hoped...

Pours a hazy copper colour with a respectable whitish head that has fair retention, but not stellar and no sign of residual lacing. Has a mild malt-forward aroma that has only a hint of faded hops despite being a newly purchase bottle. I don't see a brew date on the label, but there is no sign of fresh hops in the aroma despite their presence in the other bottles in this mixed 6.

There is far more flavour than any macro would offer, but less than I'd expected or hoped. Starts with a caramelized malt sweetness and moves rapidly to "moderate bitterness", albeit missing the typical hop spectrum i.e.no sign of citrus or tropical fruits or any other distinct APA elements.

Will buy more from this brewer and glad to see them starting up, but not an APA I'll rave about...

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Photo of dacrza1
3.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Date tasted: July 13, 2013 at Bea McNally's in Hackettstown, NJ... Glassware: pint... Occasion: celebrating a good round (aesthetics more than scores) of golf with bro Jer and Matt....Appearance: dark amber body; slow/low effervescence; thick white head that holds a finger solidly... Aroma: bright, sprucey hops; a backbone of mellow malts keeps the profile a bit unbalanced... Palate: full-bodied, effectively working the whole mouth--a good prelude for a spicy nacho appetizer...Taste: malts are in full effect, belying the IPA style this purports to be--almost an ESB underlying its hoppy flash; the pale hops build their intensity as the glass drain... Overall: aside from Matt's sarcasm concerning the language of the beer rating world--or just me--the drinking experience was a smooth, fitting finish to a good day of golfing, with a solid strength; not so EVIL as it is EVOLVED, a pleasantly drinkable beer that subtly pushes its 6%ABV...only reservation is that it doesn't consistently present as an India pale ale....

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Photo of weller1js
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a copper-brown, cloudy with notable diffusion, off-white head, finger-thick with similar lacing.

S: Hop-forward scent, very abrupt with no lingering aromatics.

T: Hops are moderate and piney throughout, mild toasty-ness in the malts, finishes with a balance between the two.

O: Basic AIPA, what you would expect, would be a good for causal drinking with a moderate 6% abv.

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Photo of Cubieblu
3.57/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L – Pours to a three finger head that dissipates into a half finger. Quite a bit of lacing remains as you consume. Amber in color, actually more copper, very clear with a noticeable about of carbonation.

A – Floral notes are up front with a nice aroma of sweet malt. Smell of citris and maybe a bit of honey.

T – Sweet up front taste that is taken over by a mild bitterness of hops. Has a dry finish but not at all too harsh.

MF – A lot of carbonation with attack your mouth. If they could get the carbonation a little lower I feel it would help the beer a lot.

D – Very drinkable. I could easily put down a few of these in a session. I enjoyed this beer and would recommend it to someone who is on the fence on IPA’s. The hops in this one are very mild but noticeable. They are close with this one to have a great beer. My recommendations are less carbonation and a bit more hops.

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Photo of Ronin0001
1.29/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I wanted something I had never tried and I love IPAs so I bought a variety case. I tried an Evil Eye PA.
Appearance - Weak head, little or no carbonation, cloudy.

Smell - This was the best part of the beer. Citrusy - assumed it would be a good tasting, mildly fruity IPA - wrong

Taste - 1 second of ok, and straight to dry tongue and a bad after taste. My brain did not want to believe it... so I took another swig. Now I'm thinking $45 for this. Hope the others in the variety earn their keep.

Mouthfeel - Very thin. Instant dry tongue and absolutely not carbonation present.

Overall - Poor attempt. Too bad because the Brewery name and the name of the beer are so cool that this would have been a regular if it had tasted good. At 6% I hoped it would be a not-too-big beer to add into the rotation. After three or four sips I set it down and could not finish it.

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Photo of WissBrauSean
3.92/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer at about 60 degrees and it was and exceptionally beautiful and clear amber colour with well over 3 fingers of head which settles to a full finger for the entire drink and leaves a nice sticky lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very hop forward floral and citrusy with a strong mix of pale malt sweetness and honey. This has to be one of the best smelling beers that I have ever had!

The taste is really mellow and sweet to begin with and handsomely the bittering hops take the lead by time the sip is finished. It's very well balanced with some notes of citrus and pepper.

The mouthfeel is a bit hot from carbonation which is noticeable on the tip of the tongue immediately but then it smooths out but leaves you hanging a little as it is a bit thin. The finish is fairly dry but not overly so.

This beer has some excellent points and some that seem like they need work. The aroma is just off the wall gorgeous, the flavour a bit average and the body too thin and carbonated. It is exceedingly sessionable though and truthfully, I would seek this out again, especially on tap as the carbonation might be different. This is a good beer!

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Photo of PhantasIPA
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The appearance of this beer is a light golden color. It poured with a 1/4 inch head and no lacing against the glass.

The smell is piney and citrus filled up front but quickly dissolves to skunky...not sure if it is my batch of beer...but it smells like stale p***y...yeah, I said it.

Taste is better than the smell as it is much more balanced and present the citrus flavor that does not exist in the smell of the brew. Good pine to citrus ratio and decent spice at the end.

The mouthfeel is just too carbonated for me. Any beer can taste any way and still finish smooth...if you can't achieve this then you have something to strive for, and you lose points on my scale of quality mouthfeel. Too much carbonation, I do not want to drink a Pepsi, I am here to get drunk...

Overall the beer is above average but the skunky smell and taste is a real turn off and the carbonation is too heavy.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A3 a murky orange in color with 2 fingers of detergent like head. decent amount of lacing.
S3.25 smells of grassy/floral hops and caramel.
T2.75 the first flavor i get is citrusy, then a weird vegetable like bitterness. my guess is this isn't very fresh. i get a kind of bologna-like aftertaste, almost reminiscent of vienna style lagers.
M3 high carbonation, lighter medium body. too carbonated for the style in my opinion.
O2.75 overall, i am not impressed. there is a slight oxidation taste, so i can't really blame the beer itself, rather the store i bought it from/their distributor for not pulling it from shelves.

edit: emailed the brewery and they sent me a replacement six pack within a few days. re-review:

A3.5 a clean amber/orange pour with 2 fingers of head which dissipated quickly and gave off some nice lacing
S3.25 lots of caramel is present as well as grassy hops.. looks like much hasn't changed from the smell.
T3.5 a very sweet bready profile, refreshing in taste, grassy bitterness with a slight citrus grapefruit-like aftertaste.
M3.5 medium body, moderate carbonation. crisp and refreshing
O3.5 not a bad beer by any means, obviously WAY different fresh than how i originally had it. also, gotta hand it to the brewery for being awesome and mailing out replacement beers. totally wasn't their fault, but they took action - so i definitely gotta appreciate that.

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Evil Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 207 ratings