Evil Cousin | Heretic Brewing Company

Evil CousinEvil Cousin
BA SCORE
74.6%
Liked This Beer
3.92 w/ 515 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by billshmeinke on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,214
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
515
Liked:
384
Avg:
3.92/5
pDev:
10.46%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
99
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 515 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from Kings Beverage in South Lake Tahoe today for $6.99. Bottled on 8-12-2016 - doh! Hoping that this was refrigerated the year in possession at Kings!

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head.

Nose is light grapefruit.

Taste is very well balanced between the pale malts and grapefruit hops,

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall not a bad brew. Would love to try this on-tap.

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

L: Semi-opaque golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Caramel malts and bread... citrusy hops.

T/F: Big malt presence... lots of caramel and dough give some sweetness. The hops are grapefruit and citrus. A little herbal as well. Medium in body... sticky. on the tongue.

O: A very malt forward DIPA. Bitterness is toned down, but my bottle is past its best date. Would need to try fresh for a better assessment. One I'd have again in either case.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light stringy lacing remained around the glass in a slightly messy sort of way. The smell had a bitter citrus rind weaving in between sweet pine and leading into a full bittersweet feel in and around my nose. The taste was fully bittersweet grabbing my taste buds for the full effect of the punch of bitterness in the taste. There’s a light bitter to semi-sweet citrus aftertaste. The finish was quick and left a light dryness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel about it. Carbonation maintains a good level for a DIPA allowing the bitterness to give the appropriate pleasing kick for DIPA fans. Overall, really liked this West Coast styled DIPA.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A; slight haze; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: pineapple, with other tropical fruit;

T; pineapple with leather in the background; finish is moderately bitter with more leather; as it warms, the alcohol comes through a bit;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: enjoyable;

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Photo of 8BaconBits
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jlabs
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlkHawkFan01
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice floral nose, grapefruit, lots of pine, it comes to get ya. Tast

IPA, but not a double. Reminds me a bit of Revolutions Anti-Hero, but not as intense. Alcohol well hidden, goes down smooth and easy, but be careful, it means business at 8.0. Very dry finish. Good stuff!

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Photo of mkyer
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hawkssb04
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of firkingroovin
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap @ Small Bar, Bristol - Pours cloudy gold with a white foamy medium head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - citrus to the fore - orange/grapefruit, light malty notes. Taste - Sweet, citrus notes - orange/grapefruit, light resin/malts, crisp bitter finish. Solid citrus hop fronted IPA.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jleford
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok beer. Not hoppy

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Photo of EdFed
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on February 12, 2017. Look is orange gold with a thin head and little lacing. Smell and taste is malt forward. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gphelps70
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of heygeebee
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite pale for a DIPA... Nice head.
Aromas and taste is apricots, peaches, grapefruit.
Drinks more like an IPA than DIPA, but that might be age.
Alcohol well hidden.
Tick

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Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74.6% out of 100 with 515 ratings
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