Evil Twin | Heretic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
hereticbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by womencantsail on 07-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
422
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
94
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy red almost brown color with a nice transparency about it. A one and a half finger-ed white to off white foamy head dissipated within less than two minutes. Yeah, that head really stuck around longer than a lot of other beers I’ve had. Nice! Lacing was somewhat thick and foamy. The smell started off with bitter citrus over bitter pine. Its sharp and strong and allows a nice little bit of caramel underneath to balance. The taste was mostly bitter with a nice underscore of sweet between the caramel and the hops. A light caramel to bitter citrus rind scores in the aftertaste and leads to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation hits nicely. Overall, I say this was a nice beer, I’d have again.

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Photo of rktrat
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad for a second Father's Day beer

Red Ale not an IPA

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Photo of scottspencer
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned on Jan 30/17....4 months old.

This is an Amber Ale, not an IPA. Chocolate malty base to the taste, nice deep color, some lacing, filling.
Would make a nice Fall beer....but this is not any kind of west coast IPA.

Which is it? Are brewers so insecure that they need an IPA crutch for everything they make, or is the public so gullible they'll drink anything as long as its called IPA?

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lunchboxhead
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A can I brought with me from my trip to Florida in february.
An amber ale with 6.8% ABV.

The beer pours clear, mahogany colored with a three finger high, fluffy, head with a yellow color.

Nose: Orange marmalade, dried fruit, caramel malt, pine and resin.
Taste: Caramel malt, hops, vanilla, pine, resin, bread and dried fruit.
Mouth: Light to medium carbonation. Full body. Sweet and dry ending. Bitterness stays on the tongue for several minutes.

This is really good!

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Photo of Spikester
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber almost brown with two fingers of cream white dense head. Retention is very good and curtains of lace show as the head recedes.
Smell is sweet malts.
Taste is sweet malts with a nice amount of dank herbal hop bitterness. Leans very slightly toward the bitter which is fine with me.
Mouthfeel is medium with lively carbonation. Finish is medium dry and lightly bitter.
Overall a fine beer for one that is over one year old!

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssimpson89
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LordGrimalkin
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rossracing
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on date of 10/21/16

Appearance - Pours clear and pure amber in color with a light khaki, near finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds. No lacing.

Smell - Light toasted bread, a hint of caramel, some slightly floral and slightly earthy hops.

Taste - Follows the nose. Floral hops and slight earthiness met by some bready malts lightly sweetened by a hint of caramel. A hint of fruity esters hit mid-taste that accompany the hop and malt bill into the finish. Well balanced, but nothing really stands out here.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth drinker, with a slightly tingly, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Good all-around balance, but nothing much here that stands out; there's no real defining character. It's a good enough red, but hard to say it's something I'd crave or pinpoint from a selection to have again.

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Photo of toddstolarski
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into a teku glass.

Mahogany brown hue with deep reddish tinge, it tops with thick frothy tan head that stands with very good retention before slowly sinking to eternal bubble film atop along with plenty of lacing patch and spot here and there, high visible carbonation.

Fresh fruity and juicy aromas remind me of citrus, grapefruit, and passion fruit. Then it becomes floral, earthy, pine, and resin. Malt is slightly undertone with notes of toasted and caramel.

The taste is everything you could expect from good IPA, fruity hoppiness as mentioned in the nose, consistency hop profile with earthy, pine, and resin. All of these are balance by malt bill that provides toasted and caramel flavors. The finish is long-lasting with a dry resiny bitterness.

Medium body with lively carbonation generated nice crisp and refreshing feel through the palate, the mouthfeel is smooth with very dry finish.

Good red IPA, hop is beautifully displaying with malt in support. It is not too hoppy nor too malty, good balance.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vader444
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour into tulip glass.

A paradoxically appealing murky reddish brown with a pale cream coloured head. This immediately reminds me of a good cask-conditioned UK real ale. Bold aromas and flavours with a predominance of malt. Went down very easily and wish I had bought more than one. Very enjoyable and I would seek this one out again, no question. Cheers!

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Photo of kell50
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 422 ratings.
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