Lil' Shimmy Ye
Twin Elephant Brewing Company

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From:
Twin Elephant Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #104
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,708
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.12%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
16
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 24, 2022
Added:
Jul 02, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: An oatted up American Pale Ale, electric dirt, sticky and soft. Apricot pulp and honeydew melon nectar. An eclectic heirloom grist gives a wrinkle of crackery biscuit malt, just ‘nuff to let an ewey dewey combo of Belma, Citra and Mosaic hops pop, bright and dank.
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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 24, 2022
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a fairly thin head, just off-white, does have decent retention, lacing thick but no stickiness. Very light yellow colored liquid yet opaque. The nose has a pretty floral lift to it while grounded in a fresh herbal streak, almost smells minty at times, bountiful grapefruit citrus, pine sap, the fruit scents mainly melon, apricot, kiwi, juicy not biting. Medium-bodied, the carbonation presents a steady light prickle, not enough to get it dancing on the tongue. Very clean profile of mineral water, white grapefruit to naval orange citrus, pine needles, and fresh biscuit. Smooth finish. As in the nose not particularly fruity but it doesn't need to be as the melon, peach, apricot, mango in proportion to the whole. Mild herbaceous aftertaste. Perhaps too hoppy for a traditional APA but that's a minor quibble. (Canned 1/21/22)
Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Jul 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by WDJersey from Colorado

Aug 02, 2018
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Reviewed by mkh012 from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours murky orange with minimal head.

The nose is peach and melon, with some faint diesel-y hop intensity in the background.

The taste mostly follows. Honeydew and peach, with a minor yeast bite and some leafy green on the backend.

Not the cleanest pale ale ever, but ultimately pretty good. 4/5.
Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.29 by SadMachine from New Jersey

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by johnlatona from New Jersey

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I was surprised to see that haven't reviewed this gem because I've been drinking it since it was first brewed. It pours a hazy, not quite opaque dirty golden-color with an attractive, large fluffy head and lacing with really good retention. It's a pretty a pale ale as you'll find. The nose is great: pineapple, mango, lemon, and a whiff of caramel. It's a classic fruity APA. There's pineapple, tangerine, sweet tropical fruit, with light but discernible caramel. It has everything I would want and the flavors are bold. It features lively carbonation and the 6.2% ABV give it substance and character. This is just a well-crafted APA that is totally satisfying. There's debate whether it's as good as Sneak Box but that's purely academic. They are both great. I look forward to whenever Twin Elephant has Lil' Shimmy Ye on draught or in cans.
Dec 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.37 by DIPAFAN from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by AD17 from New Jersey

Sep 17, 2017
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Reviewed by hipster2u from New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Unfiltered Pale Ale with great accents that make you go wow!! My favorite beer is Kane Sneakbox but Little Shimmey is actually better which I can't believe I'm saying. Little Shimmey we are going to become good friends. LOL
Sep 10, 2017
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Reviewed by beerbully from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L-Pours hazy, opaque off yellow kinda of grapefruit juice color with a two finger head that has good retention lcain g is moderate with moderate retention

S-fruity citrus hops........lemons, grapefruits, orange, apricot

T-similar to the nose........grapefruit, orange, apricot........mild bitterness

F-Juicy, creamy just the right amount of carbonation........very drinkable

O-Solid brew........my first from TE but not the last..........well done
Jul 30, 2017
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Rated by mattycliff47 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Shimmy shimmy ya shimmy yeah shimmy yay, give me the mic so I can take it away. Hazy pale ale from a great up and comer. Watch out for these guys.
Jun 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by KingforaDay from New Jersey

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by GRG1313 from California

May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Mar 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.94 by dennis3951 from New Jersey

Mar 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Feb 25, 2017
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: hazy straw yellow color with some light orange notes. 1/2 finger thing white head

S: pineapple, apricot, mango, herbal hops, dry crackers and a touch of malt sweetness

T: pineapple and grapefruit juice, orange zest, a big earthy hop note. Light mango and strawberry. A bit of dry cracker in here as well. Finish is sweet from the fruity flavors. This is juice-like

M: medium mouthfeel, like orange juice. Carbonation level is fairly low

O: this is a juicy sweet IPA. The bitterness is there, but subdued. It's easy to drink and and has a nice amount of sweet fruit flavor for 5.6%
Feb 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Mineo from New York

Jul 02, 2016
Lil' Shimmy Ye from Twin Elephant Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 22 ratings