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Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company

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88
very good

277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 29
Gots: 30 | 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:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-11-2011

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of dgilks
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat cloudy red colour with a small and short lasted head. Not all that impressive.

Fruity aroma with some sweetness and notes of pine. There are some good tropical fruit notes but the overall impression is a little muddy and dull.

Punchy hop flavour with a firm bitterness and almost tea like tannic hop note. Some earthiness and fruity hops. Mild acetaldehyde. A little disappointing really as the thin malt fails to build the beer.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Thin.

I want to like this beer but the malt backbone is just a bit thin to make it work. The hop character doesn't amaze either and it just sort of collapses into a heap.

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of tlazaroff
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Subtle aromas are they key here. Pine and citrus mostly, with light caramel background to sit upon. Nothing is overwhelming, and the aromas are nice, but I wish they were less subtle.

Dark dark amber in color, almost looks brown until a ray of light touches the glass. It's almost like a rusty ruby color. The head is a very fluffy and persistant light tan that leaves some pretty lacing.

A nice punch of floral and grassy hops right when you sip. Firm bitterness that lasts well through the finish. The hops are really all you taste until the finish which leaves a nice lingering caramel flavor to accompany the bitterness.

Overall, I think this is a nice solid beer. The carbonation and body are both medium to moderate, and despite it's almost 7%ABV, it goes down easily. I'm quite pleased.

Photo of ADZA
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark copper hue which leaves a two finger creamy head and lacing everywhere,the smell is citrus,piney hops,ocean breeze,boiled candy and grapefruit,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of piney resinous hops,caramel candy,sherbet,grapefruit,lychee and finished with a piney hop bitterness that is very bitter but for someone who likes their hops its not a bad thing and overall its definately a great example of what a nice American Amber/Red Ale should be cheers.

Photo of olafphysics
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Nightrain87
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of KevinBrewer
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark rusty brown with a tall tan head that dissipates to a covering, leaving patches of lacing behind.

N- Big bitter grapefruit aromas with some light tropical fruit in the background. Pungent floral hops, earthy resins, and toasted malt come out once the head dies down.

T- Deep bready malt with some burnt toast and a touch of caramel and toffee. Big pine resin bitterness clings to the tongue, quickly wiping out the caramel sweetness of the malt. Herbal, floral hops with some hints of juicy citrus, biscuit, and caramel carry the beer through the mid-palate. The finish is long, dry, and bitter, dominated by pine resin, herbs, light floral hops, and lingering dry caramel and toffee.

M- Medium-to-full bodied, chewy, and sticky. I would guess a lot of the body comes from the delicious hop tannins. Moderate carbonation with a lingering dry, bitter finish.

O- Very bold malt character for only 6.8% ABV, and very drinkable for how full-bodied and full-flavored it is. A must-try for any hophead!

Photo of amrozga
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Pugs78
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.09/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Lovely appearance with red under the brown color in the Stella tall glass. About the longest-lasting and most attractive foam as you'll find. Full carbonation and mouthfilling.

Dank, dark, and hoppy flavor greets the tongue. The IPA mongrel from the Amber bitch. Harsh and bitter. Quite acidic and sharp. Blindfolded you'd say it was a Black IPA from some industrial park near Portland. I'm looking for a can of Simpler Times to soak up some of the IBUs, which the brewery rates at 45. It tastes more bitter than that. Very murky and musty. Great, if you like that particular hop profile.

22 oz bottle from Best Damn Beer Store in San Diego. My review #1111 - die, infidel!

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark mahogany red with a finger of frothy khaki colored head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some good lace.

S - Aroma is mix of strong citrus and tropical hops with some sweet toasted caramel and biscuit malt and a bit of pine.

T - Starts off with some citrus hops and some sweet toasted caramel malts with a bit of pine. Through the middle some more tropical fruits and pine come through with stronger bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, bitterness, and some sweet caramel and biscuit malt.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, bitter, and lightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice balance between rich malt flavor and hops and bitterness. The body is just right as well and matches the boldness of the flavor nicely.

Photo of johnhenryconway
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jmarsh123
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ultraman9000 for the bottle

Pours deep rusty red with a 2 finger off-white creamy head leaving lacing down the glass.

Smells of caramel malt with some bready malt. The nose isn't terribly hoppy. Maybe a bit of pine.

Starts off with a little bit of caramel malt. Some strong earthy hops invade near the end with a tad bit of metallic flavor as well. Very bitter finish.

Light-medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Really expected a bit more out of a strong amber which I usually love. The finish is a little harsh decreasing drinkability. Pretty good flavors, but could be even better.

Photo of TCJosh
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of TheGordianKnot
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.