Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company

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very good

271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 29
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 SmashPants:
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: big 650mL dark brown bottle, funky and funky, 'dark' label. A good package.

Appearance: very, very impressive. A quality, copper-red colour with a good three-finger head on top. Head drops to one-finger with fantastic lacing and great staying power. Carbonation looks mid leveled. Enticing!

Aroma: a highly hopped aroma - grapefruit citric and lemon, with a good dose of pine. Good United States hops. A light but noticeable caramel / bread malt backs up.

Taste: follows the nose very closely, with extra emphasis on the pine hops and sweet malts. A fantastic, mouth-filling beer.

Aftertaste: lingers for a good long while - this really is a fantastic beer. Good for a sessional wipe-out, or for a lonely sipper. Great quality.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate but fine carbonation. Carries the flavour through nicely. Topping the glass up resets the great head too.

Overall: a great quality American red, one of the best I've had. Full in flavour without being overly hopped, reasonably expensive at AU$12-15 a bottle (2013), but hey - you get what you pay for.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish tinged brown with a sticky tightly formed half finger beige head atop,just rich looking.The aromas just don't jump out like I was hoping,I get some earthiness and faint resin.What a great creamy feel wich I really was taken back by.Malt driven up front with some caramel and brown sugar notes before earthy and more of a leafy hopped finish,not a big left coast citric red.Wow this beer is all over the place...in a pretty good way,it looks and feels great and the flavors are not typical.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Beers of California

#40

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of jj139
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is rich grapefruit and lemon with some brown sugar in the background.
The taste starts with big lemon bitterness, but the (slightly caramel) malt quickly tames it. Great balance.
The texture is softer.
Great profile.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.