Beer of the Week: Hipster Ale

BY DAN VERHILLE | APRIL 04, 2013 5:00 AM

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Product of: Evil Twin Brewing, Valby, Denmark

Serving Size: 12 fluid ounces

Serving Style: Can to pint glass

ABV: 5.5 percent

Born in a movement that "tributes favorite hipster neighborhoods across the globe," Hipster Ale is a take on American Pale Ale that gives your taste buds a culture shock.

Smell: Citrus fruits, pine, with a caramel and bread finish. The aroma is very pronounced at first but fades quickly. 3/5

Appearance: It pours in thick cloudy swirls that look like creamer. The initial storm calms to a golden caramel color with no visible carbonation. A vibrant orange hue, an equally creamy head, and great glass-lacing makes this one a jaw-dropper. 4.8/5

Taste: Fairly clean punch of hops starts you off and is nicely followed with some light citrus flavors, herbal notes, and caramel. It finishes with an astringent kick and pleasantly powerful bitterness. 3.8/5

The Hipster Ale is a clean, balanced, and drinkable beer for anyone interested in exploring the hype of a so-called "worldwide beer-movement." 11.6/15

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