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Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 27
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

waddellc2, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

LADYBEAST, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

RMelyon, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

hopnerd, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

JoeyStats707, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

TGS, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

sansho, May 27, 2014
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%

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)

Uncle_Jimmy, May 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Rave, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JRossoni, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

jmccraney, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

22Blue, Apr 21, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%

A- Deep red color. Very clear. Not a huge head, but lacing around the outside sticks around.

S- Very distinct grapefruit/ tropical fruit aroma dank and resiny

T- Grapefruit and tropical fruit right away, with moderate bitterness. Ends with sweet caramel malty notes. A touch of grassiness in there too which i didnt care for.

M- Velvety, carbonation was spot on.

overall i really liked the beer, if i lived in cali i would be buying this beer a lot.

djuhnk, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Mikeb8, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

EdTheEdge, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Tony49er
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

Serving Type- on tap poured into a tulip glass

Appearance- Dark hazy reddish color, pretty solid lacing on the head and some alcohol legs, thick white head but goes away pretty fast

Smell - Roasted malts, smell caramel, hops, just a solid smelling amber ale

Taste- Roasted malts, caramel, hops, some citrus coming through from the hops but just enough not overpowering

Mouthfeel- Smooth, silky solid amber ale

Overall- A pretty solid amber ale just a good beer and for 8%Abv its hidden pretty well just a great beer...Cheers

Tony49er, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

sourdog, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

gspeer711, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

BigDaddy79, Mar 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -15.4%

poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip

A: beautiful dark blood red. great hue, khaki head about a pinky high, dissipated fairly quickly

S: light caramel, light hops, allspice, smooth malt.

T: same as smell, very balanced in all areas. just hoppy enough, just malty enough. a little sweet, a little bitter. nice mix

M:little bit chewy. smooth cold sip with a lingering bubbles with a very slight post-milk flemmyness. haha.

O: good beer, not on of my favorites, probably would not buy again, although i got it in a trade with a friend. if someone offered it to me i would take it but not gonna be waiting in line for it anytime soon.

CapnTrav, Mar 20, 2014
Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.