Beer review: Evil Twin Falco IPA
Style: American IPA
Drink if you like: Grapefruit, lemon, hops as a main character, and birds of prey.
We hope you guys have been enjoying a broader selection of beers here in Arkansas. One new beer on the scene is Falco IPA by the new cool kids, Evil Twin Brewing. With a label that looks art deco-ish and a name that may come straight from an old gangster movie, we are certain this IPA will steal your heart and have you doing the Charleston. However, we aren’t here to reminisce – our goal is to drink beer. With football in full swing and the weather just begging us to go outside, we decided this beer would pair well with a Weber grill. The combination worked great and even attracted an old strange friend of mine; the resident red-tailed hawk. I’m going to just go ahead and call that a trifecta of beer, brats and birds of prey. Let’s attack this beer:
Falco pours a surprisingly light color of golden straw with a nice thin cap of small but dense foam. You’ll pick out layers of fruit in the nose such as pineapple, grapefruit and lemon as well as your token, but appreciated, pine. The beer hits your mouth in a crisp and bright way, yet it leads to an appropriate hoppy mouth feel with a little pleasing bite. The official style is an American IPA – but don’t expect your standard hop-packed ‘Merican IPA. It’s hopped well, yet very pleasant, for what has evolved into the “IPA” category here in America. The beer showcases flavors of hops like grapefruit and lemon as well as pine astringency. The malts attempted to pull the beer towards balance with light cracker notes. Overall the beer is a pleasant IPA that won’t assault your taste buds with hop bombs (or molotov cocktails for that matter) and seems to fit perfectly in the hand of a grill master who needs refreshment.
We gave this beer 4 diamonds.
You can find this beer at the following locations:
Colonial Wines & Spirits – Little Rock
Poinsett Package – Harrisburg
Liquor Mart & Wine Shoppe
Lake Liquor – Maumelle
Springhill Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Big Orange Midtowne – Little Rock
The Party Store – Paragould
107 Liquor – Sherwood
Superior Bathhouse Brewery – Hot Springs