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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Evil Cousin is Heretic’s take on a West coast imperial IPA. This beer is a bold, in-your-face hop monster. It has a light, easy drinking malt character that allows the hops to stand out. The hop character in this beer is intentionally on the dank side; big, sticky, and aggressive. This beer is for those of you who can’t get enough hops. Join us on the dank side.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Pours a nice light orange with a pillowy off-white head and some lacing that lingers on the glass. Aroma is hop forward with some spicy pine. Taste is spicy hop with a nice bitter finish. There is an herbal note that compliments this. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright orange with a small, firm white cap for a head. Nose is quite spicey with lots of citric hoppage and a touch of resin coming through. Can almost get notes of coriander and fresh herbs. Unusual but pleasant. Taste showcases citrus zest perfectly while spices and herbal undertones play behind it all. Quite a zesty tang on the finish. Nice beer made easy drinking through the soft carbonation and very summery through its tangy finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
Bottled. Light amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma of citrus, herbs, pine, caramel, flowers. Flavour of pine, grass, herbs, caramel. Light sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a flowery bitterness. Well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle in Ølbutikken. The aroma screams about American hops. Bitter leaves, sweetness, rahter short finish. Bitter oranges, too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle, 10C. Clear amber with a large white head that lasts pretty well. Floral aroma with pine and grapefruit, marmalade. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fairly sweet with plain clean caramel before bitter citrus flavours emerge seamlessly. Pine and citrus with some medicinal touches at the end - just a little harsh at first. Bitterness lingers. It is pretty sweet and the malt side is doing little more than supporting the hop show, but everything’s working together. Decadent but coherent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma is citrus and spicy and exotic fruits. The flavour is highly fruity with notes of bitter citrus, tart hops and caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Hazy copper color. Strange aroma: very rough hops, with some bitter oranges, hop resins, but also Munster cheese, sundried tomatoes, feet, vegetables; peculiar, chaotic, but original. The body is not too thick fortunately, the residial sweetness is well controlled; there is a strong flavor of caramel, with some toffee, strong hop resins, bitter oranges, and again that character of vegetables, tomato sauce and soup. Umami beer. Long final.
The peculiar side of this beer (probably coming from the hops and not from the fermentation) is actually quite original and appreciated; overall it’s balanced too.
Earthy and rustic.
At 40kr (7$) for 20cl, somebody is trying to justify fuel surcharge on transportation.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
thanks to elnadeau for sharing this bottle of beer with me. This beer is very dry and bitter. It was far too dry for my liking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 10, 2012
Aggressive and bitter with a dry mouthfeel. Strongly hopped with a lighter malt flavor and a slightly alcoholic aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of pine & hops. The taste hides the alcohol well, has good hops & pine with some citrus, nicely balanced. The appearance is very nice, golden orange with white foamy head and a moderate palate. Pretty easy going for a DIPA.


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