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Evil Cousin - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 22
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 09-09-2011)
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heretic Evil Cousin Ale pours to an orange/tan color and even a moderate to soft pour offers up a good deal of foam. The nose on this beer is citrus and pine all the way with a touch of floral, but it is surprisingly less pronounced than I expected, given the style.

Tasting this hop bomb in a bottle delivers the type of taste one expects. It is mostly bitter with an oily mouthfeel and the flavors that dominate include grapefruit, pine, and other citrus with some caramelized malt trying to poke its head through but getting squashed by the hops.

Heretic makes some big beers and this one certainly ranks as typical of this brewery and its style. The bold taste of hops just keeps coming at you and the citrus and pine elements are joined with some floral and earthy notes for a taste that is as balanced as a DIPA can be expected. It’s a big, flavorful brew and while not my all time favorite DIPA, it is certainly good enough to recommend and to purchase again when the opportunity presents itself.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 02:53:44 | More by BryanCarey
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Yummy!

I'm always trying new brews. It seems like every brewer makes an IPA (or DIPA or IPA3 or some other hoppy thing) these days and I've had a lot of "good" ones.
This one is a standout, one of the best DIPAs I've had in a while. Hoppy, dank & heady.

Pours out as a cloudy amber orange. Has nice upfront fruity/earthy-dank aromas with a hint of the malts.
The massive hop additions are noticeable in the density of the mouthfeel. Smooth, and almost creamy.

Intense hop forward flavor. Resinous pine, with a bit of fruit . The alcohol is not evident.

A bit too easy drinking for its abv... best not to have too many on hand....

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Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.