Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +26.6%
On Tap @ Orcutt Brewing Co. (07.20.11)
I've been noticing promotional posters all over my area for this beer the past couple weeks so after enjoying a nice lunch I decided it was time to see what all the "hype" was about.
The beer poured a DARK amber with a nice off white, thick head.
The smell consisted of strong hops almost what you would find in an IPA scent. Along with the great hoppy scent you get a real earthy smell with hints of citrus.
The taste was so well balanced. The scents you were presented with are very noticeable in the taste. This Amber is not for the faint at heart. Its presence of hops and bitterness go so well with the citrus notes and sweet malts which linger on the palette.
Overall this beer lived up to the local "hype" and I'm very satisfied with it. Highly recommended!
07-21-2011 01:11:55 | More by GFabMedia
4.75/5 rDev +20.3%
Beautiful dark amber toffee colored ale. Huge head on the pour maintains a half finger of froth throughout the drink and blankets the glass in rich, sturdy foam.
Toasty wheat and rye aroma, lots of malt character. Piney, earthy hop tones. Exceptional balance and plenty to savor in the nose.
Flavor is malty, earthy, piney, toasty, spicy and sweet all at the same time without anyone getting out of line.
Sturdy medium to full body. Plenty of lively bubbles spread the flavors around well.
Finishes semi dry from the hops with lingering malt texture.
As far as amber ales go, this is about as good as it gets. Tons of depth and complexity with perfect balance, great appearance and feel.
01-05-2013 03:44:57 | More by bnes09
4.53/5 rDev +14.7%
Pours a very dark red with a meaty head that diminishes fairly quickly, leaving a bit of lace.
The smell almost hit me faster than the color... absolutely mouth watering and ultimately beckoning... apricots and sheer fruity hops abound. I've been searching for a beer like this.
Taste is top notch, leaning heavily on the hop end but with biscuity malts bringing up the rear. Can feel a bit like a fruit juice at times, but you won't find me complaining.
Mouthfeel saves it from feeling too juicy, nice and crisp with a slight dry hop sting on the tongue.
Overall, it's like Heretic pulled this recipe from the deep recesses of my brain and fashioned it just for me. I did get a very fresh bottle which I'm sure helped. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a beer a few flavor notches up from a pale ale but not quite an IPA.
01-23-2013 06:05:54 | More by BaronRogue
Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.