Evil Twin | Heretic Brewing Company

Evil TwinEvil Twin
BA SCORE
3.94/5
427 Ratings
Evil TwinEvil Twin
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 07-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,699
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
427
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
94
Trade:
1
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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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Photo of Spikester
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssimpson89
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dbauer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LordGrimalkin
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rossracing
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
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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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 427 ratings
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