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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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

TheDrunkenDeer, Feb 25, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at the Brewery

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.

jj139, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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random846, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

brandonld23, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

mc4z, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Field Of Drafts held at The Hanger in Lancaster, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a citrus forward hop presence that is slightly better in the smell.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 11, 2013
Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.