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Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RonfromJersey on 08-15-2012

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206
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3.24
pDev:
45.06%
 
 
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Photo of mvanaskie13
2.71/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a new belgium glass, color is copper to amber, but cloudy and very murky and dense looking. Head is nice and dense and thick, laces well. Appearance lacks that crisp and clean look from a solid fermentation.

Smell is mixed, some vegetal hops with mild malt notes in the form of biscuit. Not over sweet but not a bright citrusy or piney hop note either.

Taste is over bittered all the way at the beginning with cloying mixed malt flavors, not caramel, but some lingering sweetness and breadiness that seems to not have aged well. The malt and hop mixture is just not well balanced.

Mouthfeel is cloying from over bittered front palate and the lingering sweetness from the malt profile.

Overall, a very bland IPA, mixed flavors don't present a clear scent, taste, and mouthfeel - not to mention a cloudy presentation

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Photo of Gavage
3.07/5  rDev -5.2%
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 beerthulhu
3.14/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dense dirty orange coloring has a good deal of protein haze and sporadic carbonation release. Frumpy cottage cheese textured head is barley tinted and shows some resilience. Spongy band lacing.

S: Citrusy-pine and orange on the nose. A touch of fresh grapefruit with a decent level of awareness.

T: Flavor of sweet grains come first, musky damp citrus seem a bit old, damp, but still bitter with some orange and grapefruit flowery bitterness. Grainy, dry, almost pilsner like malting backbone but still shows a bit of washiness.

M: Light and frothy mouthful, bitter, with some musky hops. Maybe the hops are showing thier age or lack of respect in handling. Carbonation is light could use some tightening and crispness.

O: Overall due to lack of bottling info, it is hard to determine if this is after best consumption or just a bad usage and/or storage of materials. Very musky, old hop feeling, average C rated drinkability and excitement, a pass unless your a ticker.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled-on date.

A: a hazed orange body. pours with a ton of head. cannot even fit the whole bottle in my glass. retention is terrific as is the clumps of lacing left behind. not as clear as a west coast IPA should be, but certainly a good looking brew.

S: smells bitter. faint orange peel undertones. a little bit of soft vanilla bean undertones. either from the grist or the yeast as plenty clearly made into the bottle.

T: slightly floral, lemon peel is an obvious flavor. very bitter, astringent really. it takes over the palate, the bitterness that is. finish cleans up quickly, sans some lingering bitterness. also a little vegetal flavor lingers as well.

M: fizzy. enough carb, but not overwhelming. medium bodied.

D: not as bad as everyone has been saying it is, however that being said, still needs some work before it gets to good/great status. while I feel like this was a pretty fresh bottle, there were a few defects (the DMS/vegetal finish) that need some refinement.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first one from evil genius and I'm not really impressed. Oh it's not bad, just needs some work. What I disliked was the abrasive and bitter finish for beer lacking a tad in flavor.
On my pour the beer produced a tall head with good rentention and some lacing but the carbs were light and the burnished orange amber body was hazy which could be simply a result of chill haze.
Aroma was light with very little hop bouquet, hardly a WCIPA in my opinion. It is though rather malt and sweet.
Taste is of sutle hops and malts with a substaintial bitterness.
Not bad but really not to style.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.51/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a huge thick off white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to give a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is somewhat light and is a mix of some tropical fruit, citrus hop, and some bready aromas. The tropical fruits are of a mango and tangerine nature with all the aromas mixed with a light pine aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a light caramel and citrus hop flavor. Mixed with these are some light bready flavors. Toward the middle a pine and herbal hop flavor come to the tongue drowning out the caramel and citrus. This pine hop flavor grows stronger more toward the end of the taste, leaving in the end a decent bitter herbal-pine hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer and carbonation are both on the average side. Not bad for the style as it is a good compromise of carbonation and thickness which suits well the hop and bready flavors of the brew.

Overall – A pretty decent IPA. It leaves a rather nice bitter pine and herbal/grassy hop flavor to linger on the tongue.

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Photo of IDRINKBEER
2.19/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into pint glass

A - A Nice Orange amber, kind of hazy.
S -a bit grapefuity and overly sweet. There was also a hint of something that smelled bad.
T - Standard IPA flavors. pine, grapefruit etc.. but it wasn't as hoppy as I like.
M - Smooth, medium body and medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - I was put off by the smell of the beer as I went to drink it. It smelled a bit like rotten vegetables. I couldnt quite put a finger on it. Strangely it didnt taste as it smelled. Mouthfeel was good and the finish was good. Imparted a nice light bitter finish.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a dull orange with a huge ecru colored cap. Great retention with huge chunks of lace. Recedes in raindrop fashion, which is always a plus.

Initial whiff is of caramel. Some tangerine and orange with pine resin underneath. A little bit of tropical fruit pokes through, but not enough to overcome the malt bill. This is a pretty well-balanced IPA.

Caramel and lightly toasted bread hit the palate first and carry through the middle. Where did those fruity hops go? Pine bitterness and caramel in a balanced duel through the finish then a small burst of lemons.

Medium body with good carbonation. Smooth. A mild bitterness lingers but never really assaults the palate the way a west coast ipa should.

They boast a west coast ipa on the label, but this falls short. No in your face hops or assault of bitterness. This is an east coast ipa through and through and a pretty average one at that.

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Photo of Durge
3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy pure amber color with a decent fluffy white cap and bounteous lacing. The nose picks up a slightly pissy biscuit lemon hop with a bit of skunky leaf wood grain. The taste buds enjoy some fruit nugget caramel and lemony hops. It's a fresh, clean hop character that dominates with woodsy grain a plenty. It's a medium-light bodied brew with lively carbonation and a frisky feel. Refreshing, adequately hopped for an IPA and gets the job done alright.

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Photo of mooseo
3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Rich orange amber with a large, rocky white head.

S - Grapefruit, faint mango, caramel malt, and floral hops.

T - A subtle blend of grapefruit, orange peel, pine, and caramel malt. Compared to the aroma, the hops are very subdued. The caramel malt and a woody, grainy flavor are dominant throughout. A slight bitterness persists into the finish, but grainy malt flavors linger.

M - Smooth, medium body and medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - An okay IPA. Not terrible, but not great either. The dark, woody/grainy flavor is a little too much and pushes the citrus element into the background. On the other hand, this is an extremely easy drinking beer with decent flavor.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
2.98/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear amber with a big frothy head. Nice lacing around glass.

Smell is light herbal hops, some pine, grapefruit peel, and grains.

Taste is a quick hint at floral hops, grains, mild sweetness, mild bitterness.

Light in body, little carbonation.

Not a great IPA by any means. Refreshing.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
2.38/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shiny copper body, excellent clarity, visible carbonation streams, topped by a thick finger of level bubbly snow white foam.

Pleasing inviting citrus -grapefruit, orange.

Brief flash of caramel sweetness is immediately overpowered by an astringent mix of bitter and cleaning solvent. Which lingers. For quite a while.

Looks great, smells good, but is quite unpleasant to taste. Back to the lab.

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