New England Pale Ale
Origin: Ridgewood, NY
Style: New England Pale Ale
Hops: Cashmere, Idaho 7, and Mosaic
Evil Twin is not a particular brewery, but a set of ideas that works from five different locations across the globe. Founded by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø in 2010, the company itself has been a nomad, moving where the winds of beer take them. After a few years of tumble-weed living, Jeppe moved his family to New York City permanently, and Evil Twin NYC began. Evil Twin is still dedicated to collaboration with brewers across the globe, and gives many nomadic craft brewers a home base when a project needs to be put on its feet. Now the experimentation with recipes and brewing techniques has gone to a whole new level. It also means that getting your hands on Evil Twin beer is a lot easier. Dozens of styles and flavours are available year-round. This beer’s full name is “You Know That Typical Manhattanite Cluelessness Around Brooklyn Geography” and now we all have to deal with our cluelessness around the name. Serves well at 8°C and should be cracked open soon.
Pours a pale yellow colour with a hazy body and low carbonation. A sticky, bubbly head of foam melts down to a thin layer up top.
Most of what you’ll pick up on the nose is the flowery hops and the stinking freshness of the citrus zest. There’s a bit of grainy malt floating around in there, but it tends to get lost.
An interestingly muddled combination of tropical fruit, citrus zest, earthy and piney hops, and a grainy malt. The hops will be the loudest member of the crowd, turning from piney toward a more floral taste after the swallow. The citrus zest leaves a touch of sizzling tingling across the palate and remains with you. Finishes up a touch dry in the mouth.
Good for any street taco you come across or a tasty flank steak.