Evil Eye PA | Evil Genius Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
evilgeniusbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RonfromJersey on 08-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,363
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
207
pDev:
19.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of nmann08
3.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.32/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.59/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.52/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
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 smithj4
3.46/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev +16.1%
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 ZEB89
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of nathanmiller
2.52/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.07/5  rDev -3.2%
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 BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.79/5  rDev +19.6%
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 tdm168
3.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Billolick
3.72/5  rDev +17.4%
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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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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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3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
2.3/5  rDev -27.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.07/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear dull orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Some lace paints the glass.

Smell: strong lemon zest and orange citrus dominate the aroma.

Taste: caramel, big tart lemon zest, orange, pear, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Very crisp from start to finish. The heavy tart lemon creates a bit of a mouth pucker on the first few swigs.

Overall: not that good of an IPA as the lemon is too dominate here.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.79/5  rDev -12%
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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Evil Eye PA from Evil Genius Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 207 ratings
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