Evil Cousin | Heretic Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by billshmeinke on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,915
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
524
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
100
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of jlindros
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft
Big creamy head, nice lacing, slight hazy mostly clear honey color

Nose big hops, citrus, spicy pine, little floral, some sweet malt

Taste mild to fair bitterness, some sweet malt notes, big hops but more flavor than bitterness, fruity, little citrus, stone fruit, a bit grassy floral, spicy piney as well, little earthy forest floor, dry finish that gets pretty bitter.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb

Overall petty nice, not much bitterness until the end, alcohol hidden well without a ton of malts either

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Photo of Beerocraft
4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of HazeyDuzit
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of shiu-chan
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tap into pint glass, amber clear, little foam.
Piney and strong floral nose.
Refreshing citrus and piney. Smooth.
Overall a simple, refreshing and decent Double IPA.

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Photo of Element1290
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I dunno what the deal is but it seems this brewery makes a bunch of hoppy beers that all taste the same.

Has a color of gold/yellow/orange to it, small bubbled 1/3" white head, average lace. Aroma was just sticky bittering hops for the most part.

Taste was more bittering hops, a minimal amount of caramel, malt is mostly in the dry west coast vein and the ibus feel like they are in the 100 range. Grapefruit, then a little bit of copper to the hop flavors. Astringent and a little bit hot with that 8%. Like the opposite of a Moonraker 8% beer. Expensive bomber format means I won't be making a return trip. Any claims at fruitiness were lost on me. I got bitterness more than flavor.

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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 CTHomer
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

On-tap 5/3/2017 at Jillian’s Sports Pub & Grill in Somerset, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright yellowish gold color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a subdued floral hops bitterness comes in and strengthens as you continue to drink the beer. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth but a bit watery, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

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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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Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 524 ratings
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