Evil Cousin - Heretic Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 303 | Reviews: 79 | Display Reviews Only:
3.6/5 rDev -7.7%
A big thanks to cocoapuph for this extra. Cheers!
Appearance – Pours into a pint glass with a dark amber hue and about two fingers of fluffy off white head that dissipates slowly leaving chunky lacing.
Smell – Heavy bitter hops, pine resin, peppery spices, onion, slight citrus, and toffee.
Taste – Reminds me of Gumbna. Spicy hops up front mixed with that distinct onion flavor. Very little citrus. Lots of bitter hops and pine, slight caramel backbone.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, good carbonation, finishes dry.
Overall – Not my favorite hop variety which automatically makes this beer a bit lower on the score card than it would be. A solid attempt at a DIPA but not one I’d get again.
05-07-2012 01:07:04 | More by SpdKilz
3.55/5 rDev -9%
How many hoppy beers can one state produce? A lot. Coming out of the 22 oucne format, on to the beer:
....um, what? Oh, the color has a muddy tint to this more dominant orange than brown color. The foam settles to a solid lace, and retention is more than fair. The nose does give off some hoppy aromas, though these aromas are in the form of a syrupy concentrate. Juicy resin and pine concentrate to smell.
It's a little spicy in the beginning. After the initial spiciness, the flavor starts to come around. Syrupy hop flavor all around, spicy alcohol, the malt side being very dry and crackery while yielding little sweetness. Thankfully, the spicy feeling dies down and it becomes a more drinkable ale. Its body is medium, with bitterness that sticks and slowly fades away. A trickle of the alcohol is found.
Overall, the Evil Cousin is a solid attempt for the DIPA style. It's got hops, though it lacks some complexity and/or melding to take it to the next level.
04-25-2012 03:59:29 | More by DoubleJ
3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
22oz bomber bottle. No bottle date, but this was purchased in early March by barfdiggs. Thanks for the extra! Poured this into my Deschutes tulip glass.
A: Pours a really pretty clear yellowish orange color. Quarter finger of off white head initially. Subsequent pours have more fluffy tight bubbled head. Fades quickly. Swirl leaves some lacing bits.
S: Fruity hops for sure. Mango, tangerine, overripe peach, etc. definitely pulling that cat pee astringency too. Maybe a little malt on the back end as well.
T: Tip of the tongue is assaulted with hop bitterness. Little needles of love. In the mid mouth you get all that fruitiness that you were smelling, mango and pineapple. There is some pine on the back end. The finish stays with you a while. Lots of dry bitter hop flavor. The malts are there, being a DIPA, but this is unbalanced to the hop side which is nice.
M: Medium bodied. Good mouth coating.
O: B to B+ for me. I actually thought this was a pretty solid little West Coast offering. Not the best, but very good.
04-19-2012 18:24:22 | More by inlimbo77
4/5 rDev +2.6%
A: hazy medium gold with decent white head that laces the glass nicely.
S: not overly hoppy on the nose. You can really smell the sweetness of the malts coming through.
T: it has a heavy and nice hop taste. grain and hops mix nicely and leaves you with a slight bitterness.
M: medium to heavy mouthfeel.
O: nicely balanced.
04-17-2012 03:26:36 | More by codsmith
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
Found this one at Boulevard Wine and Spirits on El Cajon Blvd. Don't recall seeing the brand in San Diego prior to this sighting. Poured into a large globe glass from a standard bomber, showing a clear deep golden with half an inch of foam. Offers good retention and solid lacing and lacking much evidence of caramel malts. And that is a good thing for this cat.
Aroma is resinous of hop oil. More on the piney side of the equation with some citrus and spice in the background with a hint of green onion. Warms to offer more spice and less of an onion character. Still arguably a bit one sided as for depth.
Flavor follows as expected. A light malt presence with some orange oil but no real caramel notes, and a good dose of spice on the hop front. Feel is a bit meager at times but expected given the intentional lack of 'balance' in this brew.
Overall a good DIPA. Alcohol is fairly well masked and bitterness isn't overly abrasive, coupled with a light malt body making for a fairly drinkable hop bomb. Still, it lacks that certain something though I'm not quite sure what that something is...
04-01-2012 03:27:05 | More by HalfFull
4.55/5 rDev +16.7%
A - Clear amber pour a with a fluffy one inch head, leaving some nice lace.
S - Smells similar to Tricerahops. Big earthy hops with lots of mango, pine, grapefruit, pineapple and caramel malts.
T - Sticky, piney citrus hops with a solid malt backbone. Very tasty.
M - Medium carbonation with an oily mouthfeel and a dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
O - This bottle was recommended by my local Bevmo! beer guy - Thanks Kyle!
03-26-2012 01:39:12 | More by Hatzilla
4.33/5 rDev +11%
A - Pours a almost clear copper orange with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a very slow pace leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is full of lots of citrus hops and grapefruit with some pine and some sweet caramel and biscuit malt.
T - Starts off with some strong citrus and candied grapefruit hops with some strong bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle some resiny pine hop comes through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of candied grapefruit hops and pine hops with some sweet malts and bitterness lingering.
M - Medium full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a bitter and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really big DIPA with tons of hops. Nice hop profile, with strong bitterness throughout.
03-25-2012 04:47:19 | More by ngeunit1
District of Columbia
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
The beer appears transparent and orange colored with 1/4" white head.The aroma offers some pine, citrus, light booze. Healthy malt presence with some pine and citrus notes. Slightly sweet with an aggressive bite in the finish. Medium to light body with heavy bitterness. Overall, this was ok. Nothing to write home about.
03-18-2012 19:22:19 | More by Huhzubendah
3.78/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours gold with a big, soft,white, foamy head that has good retention. The nose is big and floral with some grapefruit and mango undertones. The flavor is lightly malty up front with a big citrusy, floral hop character that dominates. There is a clean hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation. It's smooth and easy to drink.
This has a good flavor but it's a hop bomb. There is very little malt character to battle the intense hops. The citrus and floral notes up front are solid, but extremely bitter and it takes away a bit from the drinkability. Ultimately, I would have this again, but I would have to split the bomber again.
03-10-2012 20:41:50 | More by tdm168
Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.