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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oregon_butcher (60) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Light golden in color. Very carbonated. Smells nice and hoppy. Very good, balanced beer, fruity! In a blind taste test with Pliny, evil cousin, enjoy by, and a few others I chose Pliny and evil cousin as a tie for the best IPA. This is a delicious IPA, definitely one of the best I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow/orange with a quickly disappearing large white head. This beer is very hoppy, piney and full of citrus flavors. The alcohol flavor is covered up nicely. Good DIPA!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hop_Hedonist (469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2014 Sept 2014 - A solid DIPA - easy to drink - no alcohol taste - this batch has plenty more malt than I remember, which is the first taste I get then great herbal hoppiness balances. Good ale and marked better than previous.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought dank and weedy hops, pine, grass, slight orange in there as well, hints of grapefruit as well go into some biscuit, bready malts. Taste is a mix of pine, weed, dank, slight grapefruit and orange into biscuit, bread, finishing fairly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1674) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours clear golden orange with a bright whtite head that fades quickly to a nice film and leaves heavy lace. Sharp citrus aromas, mostly grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Some pine and grassy notes as well. Flavors are similar, but with plenty of sweet malt to balance things out. Big bitterness and sweetness battle it out like a couple of heavyweights, with the sweet malt taking gold. Medium body and carbonation, oily slick and smoothe on the palate, dry and bitter finish. Notable ABV here is hidden but certainly present. A bit over the top on the bitterness and sweetness - one is certainly enough. O: Big, complex, balanced, and powerful. A nice tribute to a classic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bomber thanks to wife's trip to Cali. Thick fluffy white head sits atop the perfect pint glass. Huge aroma of flowers and pineapple. Nice malty flavor upfront. All thick, drippy resiny hops on the back end. Not much that lingers and expected a bit more with the finish. Good example of a DIPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
Draught at Tadg’s. Big tropical fruit and citrus nose, balanced flavor os sweet malts, fruits, and hop bitterness. Very easy to drink and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - OCT 13, 2013
Grapefruit juice aroma. Sweet citrus flavor, honey, grape, hops, mint, bitter finish. A bit too classic but still a nice fruity IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
Deep golden color. Pineapples, apples and apricots in the nose. Full bodied, medium sweet, apricot, pineapples and strawberries. Decent bitterness. Decent IIpa but doesn’t do anything so special for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Only tap at DBS. Poured a dark yellow color with a decent sized head. Smells of earthy hop. Nice balance of hop and malt on this one. Great balance on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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