Review: Evil Twin Brewing Hipster Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing
Evil Twin Brewing Hipster Ale
78 out of 100

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.5

78/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 15
Mouthfeel: 4

Evil Twin Brewing Hipster Ale

What the brewers say

“Perhaps you’ve heard of a beer movement that tributes favorite hipster neighborhoods across the globe. If you feel excluded because you’re hip but your city isn’t, this hip-without-borders pale ale is an homage to you, the global hipster.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A muddled citrus (orange and grapefruit) character with signs of age—metallic, floral, and earthy. Some nice pine and resin notes as well, but no malt or yeast character.”

Flavor: “Slighty sweet hops citrus notes contrast with a strong bitterness (for a pale ale) that lingers through the finish and verges on IPA bitterness without the sweetness for balance. Appears to have some age on it, so flavors may be more subdued. All hops all the time—bitter hops flavor lingers in the finish.”

Overall: “The hops in this beer are assertive and bitter for a pale ale. Enjoyable and tasty but the bitterness overtakes the subtle character of a pale ale. Has all the makings of a great APA in the hops profile but the base beer lacks enough malt sweetness and balance to make it work. Needs the bitterness dialed back a bunch, especially in the finish.”

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