Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheGordianKnot:
4.45/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Another Heretic beer from inflatablechair, thanks! Poured from bomber into imperial pint... No bottle date
A- Nice rusty amber color with a very large 2 inch, densely packed head. Great lacing and incredibly stable head.
S- Wow, crisp hops. Tropical and cirtus with floral and slight piney qualities. Nice biscuit and toasted bread presence as well, balanced.
T/M- The most balanced amber I've had... And imperial? This is dangerously drinkable. Moderate bitterness on the middle palate with a grassy floral flavor. Melanoiden flavors show as well with the bready backbone. Finishes with piney, earthy hops in a palate cleansing fashion. Medium body with decently high carbonation and dry finish.
O- One of best ambers I've had. Balanced, complex, showcase of toasty flavors and subtle hops. No wonder Jamil is so award winning. I often find ambers either being too hoppy they are like IPAs, or too malty that they are like a watery brown and they lose all identity- not this one though!. I would buy this on tap like crazy if we had it locally.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2012 18:50:17 | More by TheGordianKnot
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3.86/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance-poured from a bottle into a brandy glass, dark ruby read sparkling with a half a finger of white head that dissipated rather quickly.
Aroma- sweet traces of maple syrup and jolly rancher fruit candy. With an all too familiar tropical hop aroma. I smell this in a lot of beers I like. Slight traces of chocolate or carob.
taste- wow rather smooth i would say that this beer is the closest i have ever tasted to a cherry tootsie pop. honestly its not sticky sweet but has almost a cordial type taste to it. the hops take on a medicinal ( but not unpleasant note think jagermeister)). I know this description wouldn't sell it for me but it is a very good tasting beer.
Mouthfeel- medium to dry, it could be a very fast drinking beer because i perceive a slightly lower level of carbonation. There is a slight alcohol warmth as well.
Overall- it s a very unique beer, I think calling it a west coast red under sells it. This beer taste like it has some depth or age to it. The on the bottle description is more accurate " its malty with out being too sweet and hoppy without being too bitter" paraphrased. I would gladly grab another! I would pair it with a pork tenderloin that had some sort of fruit compote garnish, thanksgiving turkey ( as a sub for cranberries), or after getting a flat top in the old barbershop (that's when i would always have a tootsie pop)
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2014 04:20:50 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.