Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an earthy brown with thin one finger tan head, thick at first but dwindles to thinly cover the beer. Strong piney hops hit the nose first with some citrus and floral hop aromas as well. A faint glimpse of dark malt is there, but no characteristics of the malt are discernible. Roasty malt and chocolate flavors up front. Creamy. Piney, earthy hops turn it bitter, but malt comes back with burnt chocolate; kinda subtle. Middling feel, balanced and drinkable.
This was a surprisingly complex beer. Although labeled as an amber, I'd call it a brown due to its color and chocolate flavors. The hops really come through in the aroma, but the malt is clearly the star of the taste in this beer. I like that both are showcased in different ways. You don't see that much. In addition, it's very well balanced and easy to drink. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2012 15:50:18 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
4.34/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On Tap at the Brewery
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.
O - This is fast becoming one of my favorite Red Ales. Well crafted and everything is nicely balanced. And the bonus is that the brewery is about 20+ minutes away.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 23:13:47 | More by jj139
3.58/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Field Of Drafts held at The Hanger in Lancaster, CA.
Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a citrus forward hop presence that is slightly better in the smell.
Serving type: on-tap
11-11-2013 04:19:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.