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Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%


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 Philousa:
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Philousa

California

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
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
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EdTheEdge

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-13-2014 20:44:27 | More by EdTheEdge
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Tony49er

California

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type- on tap poured into a tulip glass

Appearance- Dark hazy reddish color, pretty solid lacing on the head and some alcohol legs, thick white head but goes away pretty fast

Smell - Roasted malts, smell caramel, hops, just a solid smelling amber ale

Taste- Roasted malts, caramel, hops, some citrus coming through from the hops but just enough not overpowering

Mouthfeel- Smooth, silky solid amber ale

Overall- A pretty solid amber ale just a good beer and for 8%Abv its hidden pretty well just a great beer...Cheers

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 04:01:29 | More by Tony49er
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CapnTrav

California

3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip

A: beautiful dark blood red. great hue, khaki head about a pinky high, dissipated fairly quickly

S: light caramel, light hops, allspice, smooth malt.

T: same as smell, very balanced in all areas. just hoppy enough, just malty enough. a little sweet, a little bitter. nice mix

M:little bit chewy. smooth cold sip with a lingering bubbles with a very slight post-milk flemmyness. haha.

O: good beer, not on of my favorites, probably would not buy again, although i got it in a trade with a friend. if someone offered it to me i would take it but not gonna be waiting in line for it anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 06:07:48 | More by CapnTrav
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jj139

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4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
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
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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.