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
Ratings:
514
Reviews:
120
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
99
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Everydayoff
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into an oversized wine glass.

Mild hazy bright golden hue with thick frothy white head that is here to stay with pretty good retention before gradually subsiding to long-lasting scatter bubbles on the surface along with lots of lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Hop dankness firstly hits through a nose, very piney and resiny as well as citrus and passion fruit. Hop also provides notes of floral and earthy while malt with a sweet breadiness to caramel. The overall aroma has a good mix between malt and hop which malt is in a support role.

The first kick of the flavor is big resiny, piney, and earthy hop. Malt then tries to cut in with touches of bread and caramel that is a bit sweet, however, hop doesn’t much allow by pushing forward its notes of spice and citrus. The end is wrapped up by modest hop bitterness which as well lingers as an aftertaste.

The body is medium to rather full with good crispness from its lively high carbonation that is consider as proper to carry all the things well inside the smooth palate, pleasantly dry finish.

Solid offering from Heretic, the beer is quite big and bold but alcohol is very well hidden making it easy to drink. This will not disappoint and worthy for sure.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2016-12-10
22oz bottle served in a large mug. I don't see a date on the bottle right now. Bought it at Jane's in Sunnyvale, flew it home in my suitcase.

Pours a pretty clear yellow-golden with a big white head and lots of carbonation. Smell is muted, lemon skin, hay and yeast.

Taste is vaguely floral sweetness up front with a kind of piney bitter finish. Lemon comes out a little, too.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly airy and full. Overall, it's a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Sappyjoker
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hops evident in the aroma at first pour, and then come on full strength at first taste. Hazy amber body with small silky head. Hoppy astringent aroma, taste of pine sol,caramel, slick mouth feel.

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Photo of hermit990
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andylipp
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass

L: Pours a hazy yellow color with a 1-finger head and a little lacing.

S: Not a heavy nose, with mostly citrus notes. Pleasant all around aroma, but it doesn't make you sit up and take notice.

T/F: Focus is on the citrus notes, with some pine in the finish. Medium bodied, good carbonation.

O: Advertised as a hoppy Double IPA, but not as heavy as some double IPAs I've had. Well balanced and very enjoyable.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color with a permanent haze. Moderate head. Good streaks of lace.

Pale malt and aromatic hop pellet smell.

Strong pale malt start but then the alcohol warmth kicks in solidly. In the swallow, the hop bitterness mitigates the warmth but does not rid the mouthfeel of alcohol. It's harsh but within parameters of the style expectations.

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Photo of sjrider
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apf
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Watersox
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcorn
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnsley
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieKu
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2016-05-31. 12 oz can. Bottled on 2016-01-21.

A: Hazy gold. Poured 2 fingers high of head, short retention.
S: Lemon and pine. Hints of passion fruit. A little bit grassy.
T: Intense citrus and pineapple. Honey. Medium piney. A kiss of sweetness. Medium bitterness. Tropical fruits aftertaste.
M: Medium light bodied. Moderate carbonation.
O: Hoppy, fruity, bitter-sweet, rounded, and firm flavor. This is a great summer DIPA.

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Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 514 ratings.
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