Falco IPA – Evil Twin Brewing (Stratford, CT, USA)

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  • My Rating: B-

Falco IPA – Evil Twin Brewing, 7% ABV – 12 fl.oz., (Stratford, CT, USA)

on the front-side label:

“What makes a great leader? First of all a perfectly balanced blend of qualities, the ability to stand out – be authoratative without overpowering. Show courage and endurance – you will lead the way and set standards. Very important; be appealing and refreshing to the people. This stereotypical portrait applies whether referring to politics, religion or maybe even this outstanding IPA.”

  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • Taste: Creamy smooth bitter orange pine papaya hops
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek
  • How much: $5 (after 10% off) – 12 fl.oz., September 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes, it’s solid

Visual: Pours golden amber with minimal head, some lacing, not much retention, and several steady streams. Last bit in the bottle is cloudy.

Nose: sweet barley malt, citrus hops,  (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: crisp, creamy-fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, orange citrus, bitter pine hops, papaya

Finish: persistent medium sharp bitter hops, smooth finish.

Summary: A smooth and balanced IPA with controlled hoppy bitterness and citrus aroma. Flavours are somewhat subdued, but actually very drinkable.