Evil Cousin | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.92/5
Very Good
526 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

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Added by billshmeinke on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,468
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
526
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
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Ratings: 526 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of mklmcgrew
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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 -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apf
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jcorn
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JackieKu
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
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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Photo of gonzo000
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
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, bottled 1-11-16.

Pours orange yellow body. Flavor is lemony citrus, hints of mango and pineapple, with a bit of pine thrown in.

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Photo of MrTcell
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mdagnew
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snilsen13
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good IPA with a clean bright hoppy nose, smooth hop presentation, great mouthfeel, and bright finish. Overall, its top notch simplicity. Drinks very well at room temp. Great retention of bubbles and clear golden color. It only needs to be more complex to earn a higher score. There's room for more nuances but I really like what is there. I compare this to the familiar Sumpin' Ale and I'd prefer this as it tastes more natural.

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Photo of jpdillAL
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ichorNet
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got one can from my buddy Dan's six-pack. Cheers man!

Pours a heady yellow-orange with a moderate amount of haze. Well-built, fairly-billowing head of bone-white foam that laces spectacularly as it slowly dissipates. Great retention and presence here. Sits very well in the glass; one of the best looking IPAs I've had recently.

Nose is piney, grassy and redolent of bright citrus fruits. It isn't very forward about which ones; I'm getting a bit of candied orange and fleshy grapefruit, though, for sure. Slight ethanol sniff alongside some light biscuity malt kicking around in there. Not too distinguishing or original but seems well-built and its heart is in the right place, I think.

Taste is a very nice melange of flavors ranging from subtle tropical fruit to citrus and heavy "West Coast" style pine, all atop a semi-sweet malt backbone. Bitterness is very forward though not to the point of washing out the other flavors. This seems very solid.

Feel is nicely-balanced with a medium palate that features a blanket of carbonation pushing some of the stronger flavors around the palate. The 8% ABV is only mildly-noticeable.

Overall, this is a pretty solid double IPA available in a decently-priced six-pack format. Seems like a good option if you don't want something too complex or mind-blowing. I enjoyed drinking it for sure.

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Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks goes out to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, some pine as well. Taste is pine, resin, grapefruit, considerable bitterness, alcohol is well hidden, as are the malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of foundersasap
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Had seen this at the packy the last couple of months, but did not pull the trigger. ~ $13 / 6. Was very impressed, not too boozy, despite the high ABV (8%). Piney, hop taste.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Evil Cousin from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 526 ratings