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Evil Cousin - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

283 Ratings
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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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kk73

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-17-2014 03:05:14 | More by kk73
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timoteo833

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-17-2014 00:27:04 | More by timoteo833
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KMitch

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-15-2014 00:07:05 | More by KMitch
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jhmiv

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-12-2014 19:11:50 | More by jhmiv
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-10-2014 22:12:18 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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dirtylou

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-05-2014 05:24:27 | More by dirtylou
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-04-2014 18:35:27 | More by Lehighace06
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Nice white head. Thin collar and a single surface wisp.

Smell - Pine and grapefruit. An herbal component too. Toasty malt.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Less of the herbal character. A little grassy, though. Sweet caramel. Toasty malts. Finishes musty and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Musty and bitter. Kinda sweet, but not too bad.

Overall - Less good as it warms. Too toasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 01:45:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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trevordglenn

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2014 03:18:49 | More by trevordglenn
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jj139

California

4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at the Brewery

A - Very nice light copperish orange with an egg shell one finger head. Head disappears quickly and the lacing is long lasting. Pretty good carbonation

S - Plenty going on here with grapefruit, citrus, floral notes, pine, and sweet malt. There are also some "dank" elements going on in there which is very cool indeed. Reminds one of..of..of... I forgot what I was going to say ;-)

T - Big Hoppy flavors right up front, which are slightly tempered by the citrus and malt. Finish is bitter hops. Even though this is stockpiled with hops, it still feels balanced.

M - Full flavor with a slight, slight interesting oiliness to it. Pretty decent carbonation but that works perfectly on the finish to help round out the huge hops.

O - A real winner here, this brew will be a regular of mine. Outstanding beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-24-2014 23:42:42 | More by jj139
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Vanz

Australia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-22-2014 08:48:58 | More by Vanz
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Matt_Schlamann

California

4.95/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer deserves to be in the top 250 (In my opinion).
Appearance is nuclear orange, gorgeous orangy yellow.
Smell is very very faint, not much aroma on this one but a slight hoppy, slight dankness from it.
Taste is a citrus/hop bomb. So well-balanced and just a treat to drink. Can't say anything bad about this taste.
Mouthfeel is just like you started. Normal. It's like it came, it made you weak at the knees, then cleaned up after itself. Can't'get over the lack of aroma, burst of taste and flavor, and lack of significant mouth feel change. Bravo.
Overall: Definately "Dangerously Drinkable". This is instantly one of my favorites. "Would be willing to do a blind taste test with Pliny"

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 13:04:15 | More by Matt_Schlamann
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at Whole Foods in Fremont, enjoyed chilled in a 1/2 pint, bomber shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is hazed golden with amber hues and thick off white head with fine bead. The smell is great, lots of tropical fruit with a citrus aroma reminding me of grapefruit and tangelo with slight dank herbal aspect with almost no alcohol inthe nose - pretty full on high alpha american hop smell. The feel is great -it is moderately carbonated and by the resinous texture you can sense they packed a lot of hops and dry hopped it well with moderate bitterness and mostly dry finish.

The flavor is great -way exceeded my expecations I sampled this side by side with 3 other Imperial IPA's sipping each and this was just a better tasting beer- lots of citrus and tangy tropical fruit juiciness but very mild astringency and low acidity with almost no alcohol in the taste, just pure hoppy freshness. This is a very well made beer, one of the most drinkable of the style I have had recently with subtle bitterness making it great for multiple tastes -I wish I had purchased more.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 14:45:30 | More by Slatetank
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-12-2014 00:28:07 | More by jaydoc
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SmashPants

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: big 650mL dark brown bottle, funky and funky, 'dark' label. A good package.

Appearance: poured into a tulip - pours a dark copper colour with visible fine carbonation. A thick one-finger head hangs about for quite a time. It slowly drops to a half-finger with good lacing.

Aroma: some usual hop aromas - big pine and citrus. A touch of biscuit malt backing. Enticing, but nothing as special as I would expect from Heretic.

Taste: plenty of citrus hops here as expected. Those malts come through too with some spices to boot. Again not exemplary but very drinkable.

Aftertaste: the hop bitterness comes through a bit stronger. Still esay drinking, which is a bit tough considering the dollar value.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with a clean crisp feel. Slightly dry on the finish.

Overall: a pleasant and easy-drinking American IPA, but one that is nowhere near as exceptional as its price tag. At AU$20 a bottle (2014), I would expect this one to rise above the rest. Though it is nice, it unfortunately doesn't do that.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 11:41:18 | More by SmashPants
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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Marco_Gtz

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-13-2014 07:50:45 | More by dertyd
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-06-2014 03:55:23 | More by bostonryan
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California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-29-2013 04:07:25 | More by SierraJosh
Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.