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Judge’s Review: 74 Rating - #adulting by Evil Genius Beer Co.

November, 2019


Judges Rating: 
19 / 24
6 / 6
27 / 40
6 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

#adulting by Evil Genius Beer Co. is being evaluated as a Fruit Beer (Category 29A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.  

Golden with a slight haze. White foamy head that had average persistence. Many bubbles were seen rising, bringing the aromas to the nose. 

Bright notes of tangerine, vanilla, peach and a strong floral note. The floral note becomes sweeter in the glass. Esters of circus peanuts, sweetness and slight medicinal note from the fruit? 

Grainy malt with a strong cherry cough syrup flavor that overpowers the base beer. No hop flavors were detected. The beer is well attenuated and the very dry finish corroborates this.  The bitterness seems to come mostly from the malt from the grainy aftertaste.  The beer is unbalanced with little drinkability.

Medium-light body with med carbonation. Slightly pucker astringent. No creaminess nor alcoholic warmth.

Guava is a subtle fruit when ripe, one that I wouldn’t have expected to find in an American IPA. This beer seems to miss the target, given the texture and flavor of guava I believe it would be better suited for a Saison or Gose.  The fruit comes through as artificial and distracting from the base beer.