Forsaken | Evil Genius Beer Company

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Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FickleBeast on 12-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Darkmagus82:
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.09/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours an orange amber color with a 1.5 finger white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to give a decent level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of caramel and some lighter notes of a roasted malt. Mixed with these are some aromas of a hoppy nature. While light, the citrus and floral aromas blend well with the sweeter aromas.

Taste – The taste begins with a mix of some bready and light caramel flavors and a lemon citrus hop taste. As the taste advances the breadiness and caramel fade with a light grapefruit taste entering in the middle. More toward the middle to the end the sweeter and breadier flavors get very weak and bitter hop flavors of a more citrus and herbal nature come to the tongue. With the loss in sweet and breadiness the body is quite light and the hop flavors leave a quite bitter citrus and herbal flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer initially is rather average in its creaminess with a carbonation level that is also very average. More toward the later portions of the taste, with the loss of the bready malt and sweet flavors the taste takes on a rather watery feel, not complimenting the hop flavors at the end very well.

Overall – The weak mouthfeel with the long bittering hop taste left in the tongue at the end of the taste really pulls away from the rather easy drinking and balanced flavors more upfront in the taste. I would likely pass on this one.

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Photo of MadScientist
2.42/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A: The glass pours with almost 80% foam. After it settles to a few ounces of beer and three finger of tan head we can see a hazy, medium copper beer.

S: This beer has an odd, medium citrus hops aroma that seems to starts off with a moderate amount of a plastic to almost chile pepper like notes. Fortunately some more Simcoe-like hops aromas come through with notes of citrus and onion alone with a pine-like hops aroma. There is a medium toasty malt aroma with a light caramel sweetness. On the whole the hops aroma isn't bad but it fades but the phenols are distracting.

T: The first impression is that it tastes more like an English IPA than an American ale with a lot less hops flavor but more yeast character. Then a spicy phenol starts to come through that explains what was going on with the plastic off-note in the nose. The fruity hops are aromas don't carry into the beer like they do in the nose. There is some caramel malt support and the balance is moderately bitter.

O: There is a lot to like about the base components of the beer and I'd try it if I came across a fresh batch but I won't be seeking it out either. It pours and smells like an over-carbonated, possibly infected beer and is no surprise that it tastes like one too.

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Photo of clark25
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of En29356
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of tone77
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some caramel notes. Taste is good, lots of malts and caramel, a bit of hops, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes a fine session beer.

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Photo of Goldndomer
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of danwho
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like this style, amber (red) ales, but Nugget Nectar is the standard to which all others will be compared and this one doesn't stand a chance.
Got this as an extra from BelgianBeerMan7.
It's not bad, just average. Not as balanced as it should be, could be their choice of Zythos and Simcoe hops, I don't know. The caramel, malt sweetness at the start disappears immediately, followed by a bitterness, not in a good way. It does not improve as it warms. Smell is off-putting to me, almost a grape/wine aroma, not much fruit at all.
Best thing about this beer is the label, I do love the skulls and the hop leaf background.
Would like to try others by Evil Genius in hope that this was an anomaly.

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Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ShanePB
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of weeare138
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of axxe
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Draesith
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of rfgetz
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a darker orange tinted amber, little to no head and retention. Scent is light caramel malts, some leafy hops and not much more. Taste again is weak - light caramel malts, bitter yet lacking in much hop flavor, some yeasty fruitiness. Lighter side of medium bodied, bubbly. Drinkable, but quite unsophisticated and lacking dimension - has the feel of a basic home brew recipe.

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Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Forsaken from Evil Genius Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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