Evil Twin | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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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
Ranking:
#6,842
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
440
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
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Ratings: 440 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So thanks to Heretic for supplying the beer at Coach Jensen's HOF induction ceremony for Will C Wood High School in Vacaville, it made the night even better to have good beer there. Anyways, after I (with some help) killed the dipa keg, I moved on to this.

Pours an impressive red color with ample foam head in the 3/4" range, and that is with a volunteer noob on the pour duty. Aroma was that earthy red malt first with some non aroma hops possibly coming in after that.

Taste-wise this seemed to drop some hops in the neighborhood of Chinook/Centennial/Cascade/Simcoe. Definitely better than your average red ale, this one wasn't just malty, it provided hop flavors that went beyond just grapefruit, hit those pine and other tree notes as well. Not overly sticky or hefty caramel bogging your mouth feel down. Its not quite Loakal Red, but its definitely right around that second to first tier hoppy red ale area. Not a bad beer to have when your fave runs out.

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Photo of penguinsgoboom
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours with small amount of head which quickly dissipates. Lacing has potential, but doesn't cling. Almost maroon red.

S: Hoppy pine, grapefruit, caramel, dark fruit, pineapple.

F: Medium-light mouth feel. Slightly sticky.

T: Malty, bready, caramel upfront. Then the hops kind of pop up midway through and lingers for a long and quiet goodbye. Smooth and hides the alcohol well, but the malt is too one note.

O: Very drinkable, semi-balanced beer that doesn't have much oomph. Versatile for any occasion, but might easily get sick of it.

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Photo of Antwon616
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a Red IPA but the malt is the dominating flavor here. On first taste you can taste the carmel from the malt and then there is a little bitterness in the finish. I didn't really get much of the hops in either the taste or the smell. Admittedly this is not my favorite style but the beer is okay.

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Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slaminsammyF
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Smokey hazel with soapy head
S - The best part, sweet and fruity
T - Dates, Copper, Alcohol

Meh this is not my favourite but I'll finish it! The bitter from hops remain but I didn't realize it was an IPA until I took another look at the bottle - a bit overwhelmed by the maltiness even for a Red IPA.

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Photo of DavetotheB
2.92/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz draft

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Photo of shelby415
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Element1290
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrKarl
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jnorris404
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kennar1954
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Malty with some hops. Very nice, especially if you're a red ale fan.

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Photo of ShawnL
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a can of this off the Binnys single shelf. It poured a hazy amber with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent has caramel malt. The taste starts caramel malt sweet then turns bitter toward the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of arizcards
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint with lunch today for $7.00 at the Stateline Brewery in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Beer was served deep amber brown with a nice white head that left lacing behind.

Nose was a nice toasted caramel malt with a nice dose of citrus.

Taste was very well balanced between the caramel malt base, light grapefruit and light pine. No residual bitterness and sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and refreshing and smooth.

Overall a solid brew that is right up my wheel house!

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Photo of BEER88
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Caramely with light citrus.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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 -5.1%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lunchboxhead
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 440 ratings