Evil Twin | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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435 Ratings
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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:
#6,227
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
435
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 435 |  Reviews: 101
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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Photo of toddstolarski
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vader444
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ajlvt
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 12 oz tulip from draft at Jake Melnick's on November 24, 2016.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is pine, caramel malts and a slightly Black IPA quality. The flavor is grapefruit, caramel malts, fruit and a mix of mild sweetness and spicy/bitter finish.

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Photo of Peter1977
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

From a 355ml can, pours a reddish brown colour with a small caramel coloured head that disapates to a thin layer.
Aroma earthy, pine, caramel, sweet.
Taste pretty much follows the nose.

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

Photo of Jacob17
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

On-tap 7/31/2016 at Stevie D’s in Cumberland, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out with a mild sweetness from flavors of caramel and fruit. Then a good hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good hoppy representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time.

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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 435 ratings