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Evil Cousin - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 22
Gots: 22 | 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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ManuelHerrera

California

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at a liquor store in San Luis Obispo on the way to a vacation in Monterey after sadly leaving my Alaskan smoked porter back home. I figured I'd give something I've never heard of a try.

So here we are with this random imperial IPA that is incredibly hopped (which is odd for a traditionally unhopped style). It pours a golden amber with frothy head and lacing that lingers for a bit. The smells blossoms beautifully with intense grapefruit and pine elements. Floral notes are nice as well, but this is where the beer peaks.

Once the brew hits the lips the hops come on display full throttle. This beer leaves little off the table, which ultimately makes for a beer without complexity. Heretic is basically a massive load of hops bitterness that does not open up and unleash that grapefruit-citrus flavor that it promises in the aroma. The beer is bitter around the mouth, and the lack of carbonation only enhances the bitterness.

Overall it's a one note beer, which isn't necessarily bad if you are a mad hophead. But for those looking for something different, you may do better to look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 00:57:50 | More by ManuelHerrera
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Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.