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Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company

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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 28
Gots: 29 | 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 colts9016:
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A monster three finger head that is very persistent and lasting. The head is a creamy ivory color with foam and bubbly. The color of the beer is a dark amber copper color with reddish orange hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly opaque. Carbonation bubble exist with the beer. The head left quite a bit of lacing on the glass.

Nose: A medium malt aroma with some caramel, toffee, and toasty notes. The hops is equally medium with grapefruit, floral, and some wood. This a slight note of diacteyls.

Taste: A solid malt back bone with some cooked caramel notes, toffee, biscuit, and toasty. The hops melds well with the malt, the hops is grapefruit, floral, and resin. Other flavors is yeast and some diacteyls.

The mouth feel of the beer is sticky, carbonated, and astringent.

Overall: The body of the beer is medium and the finish is medium full. This Red Ale is just wonderful. A solid malt backbone that hold the hops into check. Great flavors is almost fits the style very well. I really am enjoying drinking this beer.

colts9016, Oct 07, 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.

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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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.