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:
419
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
92
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 419 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of Peter1977
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of let8it8grow
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of Tucquan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-07-27 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz can.

A - Clear dark ruby with a 1.5 finger tan head and nice lace.

S - Pine, orange, hop buds, dark bread and a touch of caramel. Can smell it from 2 feet away. Very nice.

T - Quick bite of hop bitterness and then orange flesh, toasted brown bread, pine, caramel, light touch of chocolate and mint. There's a pleasant bitter kick in the finish but the malt flavors are still present. Great balance.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Smooth, creamy, and moderately resinous.

O - Reminds me of a Troegs Nugget Nectar; a beer I really enjoy, so this is right up my alley. I'd heard about this beer for years on the Brewing Network podcasts. Glad I got to finally try it and will be glad to have it again at any time. Good stuff.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown like many krieks. Slow rising bubbles, and a finger of cappuccino beige, creamy head.

Nutty, slightly firey hops, earthy and an almost pasta like quality. Fruity orange, caramel, and a hint of cherries.

Amazing on the tongue. A smooth balance of orange and firey fruitiness as on the nose, hints of caramel, toffee, a hint of sweet and a hint of bitter.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

This brew really comes together well. I knew I should order it off of wish beer as I did. Been disappointed in getting old hop-dead brews with imported prices with them, but this one seems fresh. So good. Drank in Chiang Mai, July 14th, 2016.

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

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farmazy
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I’ve never heard of this Cali brewery before, but I got this in a variety box so we’ll give it a shot. This red ale pours a dark brownish red color with a thin, white, rocky head. The smell is of caramel malts and piney hops in equal measure. The taste is a definitely a little more sweet than the standard red ale, with bold caramel and sweet bread flavors. The hops get lost in the initial taste, but then assert themselves in the aftertaste, which is a little bitter and imparts faint pine and grapefruit flavors. It’s not really as hoppy as I thought it would be though based on the bottle’s description. The body is medium. This beer has a nice balance, but it’s flavors are a little basic (standard malt, standard hop flavors). Red ales aren’t known for being overly complex, but this is a little simple even for a red ale. Nevertheless, there isn’t anything actually wrong with this red ale and it’s very drinkable.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of barczar
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is very dank, with floral, resiny, grassy, earthy, and citrusy hops adding contrast to the rich, toasted and fruity specialty malt character that's slightly sweet.

Flavor reveals more of a malt dominant backbone, with a punch of grapefruit juice upfront that fades to floral, grassy notes that accent the fairly sweet caramel, fruit, and toasted notes. The finish lacks typical ipa bitterness, and is lightly earthy bitter.

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Photo of MrTcell
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i didnt care for this all that much when i was drinking it this weekend, but i was under the impression that it was supposed to be a red ipa, and i kept looking for the hops that never really came. now that i see it listed as an ambler ale, i like it a lot more. its dark for the style, deep brick red, more grain color to this than is common in the reds and ambers of today, and i like the depth it brings. toasty and nutty more than caramelized and sweet. good amount of body on it too, and nice and dry. it just doesnt have a ton of flavor, seems muffled or muted or just a lot less interesting than i thought it would be. i did not see a date on the bottle, so maybe its a little older, but there isnt any old beer flavors to this. maybe a hint of wet cardboard in the nose, but other than that it seems fresh enough in terms of the malt. dried red fruits, maybe cherries, but dry as they go. carbonation is fine, and it went really well with some smoked pork, but it wasnt quite robust enough in flavor for me, even though the darker red color suggests a little more heft to this. i felt it but i didnt taste it. better than average but not by much.

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Photo of Beerbogan
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a few cans, and a disclaimer they were a few month old as I purchased in Australia. It poured very dark with a good head and lacing, the head maintained most of the time that it took to drink. I loved the heavy malty body of the beer, maybe a little to sweet in terms of balance with hops. The nose was not as strong as I expected but that may have to do with the age of the cans.

Overall a nice beer and would love to have one fresh from the brewery as that would probably fix the slightly over malty balance for me (I love a malty beer so it was not that).

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Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 419 ratings.
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