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Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 28
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-11-2011)
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown in color, Heretic Evil Twin Red Ale pours to a reddish brown color with a head of foam that is nice and solid, leaving some lace on the glass as you consume. The nose on this beer is quite pronounced, with scents of pale malt, fruit, pine, and alcohol.

Heretic Evil Twin offers tastes of caramel, pine, toasted malt, some zesty hop character, and some citrus/orange peel flavor that dominates the finish. I found the flavor more pronounced and more flavorful as the beer warmed up just a bit with the flavors coming through well at the temp of about 50 degrees. But regardless of temperature, the taste was well represented and certainly better than the average beer.

Heretic Evil Twin is a medium to full bodied brew with a solid flavor that is complex and interesting. The taste might be a little more bitter than some may prefer and a little more flavorful than some may expect, but I find it a tasty beer overall with many good things to offer.

BryanCarey, Oct 20, 2012
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The Beers of California


Bottled Date: 3/26/12

A: Deep burgundy brown with two fingers of khaki foam which sticks around for a while.

S: Strawberry jam, caramel, brown sugar along with a nice earthiness and fresh pine needles.

T: Strong sweetness which follows the nose: strawberry syrup, caramel, and brown sugar. There are moments of fresh, pine, and earthy bitterness that attempts to balance the brew but overall the brew favors sweetness with a strong phenolic quality, that, intertwined with the strawberry syrup, is reminiscent of cough medicine.

M: Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation and syrupy linger.

O: This beer was a bit of let down being overly sweet with overbearing phenolic notes that were reminiscent of childhood illness and unpleasant cough syrup experiences. Was not mindful of the bottle date when picking this up and will try and get a fresher bottle and revisit this brew in the future.

ElSid, Dec 29, 2012
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A - Dark reddish/brown with an one-finger tan/beige head. The head takes a bit of time to diminish leaving long lasting streaky-white lacing down the entire glass.

S - Plenty going on here - Toasty/yeasty malt with hints of grapefruit, pine, and dark caramel. There are also some earthy notes in there that I couldn't quite put my finger on.

T - Sweet and dark caramel malt right off the bat. The taste finishes with just a touch of hop bitterness to round things off and make you want another sip. Very balanced with no one taste taking the lead.

M - Medium carbonation and body. Full flavor but this beer does not feel heavy in any way.

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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.