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RATINGS: 392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (634) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bomber from Bev4Less, Santee, CA. Pours a deep amber hue, though still has a surprisingly translucent look to it. Foam is slightly off white, and kinda sparse, but what’s there is sticky. Aromas are BIG of pine, resin, malt, resin, and maybe a touch of something like cinnamon? Who knows... probably just me. Taste is all hop-forward, followed by a balancing act between hops a the pale malts it must have required to get the ABV this high... but otherwise, this is all resin, resin, tropical fruit?!, resin, pinesol (kidding, sort of) and a nice closing balance. Have to say, this is a fine example of how this style can be done "right". Good on ya Heretic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured an orange golden color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet malt, light caramel, fruity hops, peach, citrus and piney. The taste was of malt, caramel, fairly bitter fruity hops, peach, grapefruit, orangepeel and pine. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1750) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
Solid IPA with fruity aroma. Pours a nice bright orange. Smells of both hops and tropical fruit. Taste is similar, a nice mix between hoppiness and fruitiness. Not too bitter of a finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
Very complex hop, citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Crystal clear. Great lace head. Excellent carbonation. Flavor is unreal fantastic. More is better like the commercial. I want more

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
Heretic is doing some great stuff, Bottle from Bytemesis Thanks, this aroma has held up remarkably well, lots of grapefruit shining through. the taste is really well balanced, though I’m not sure it was the brewers intent based on description, still a really solid IIPA and at 8% it was easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2013
Pours dark amber with a fading head. Massively hoppy aroma, smells like a freshly opened bag of hops. Some pine and resinous notes too, alongside sweet clean malt. Very hoppy flavours too, but there’s a fair bit of clean malt to balance things. Very resinous, with spicy hops too. Pretty tasty stuff. Spot on moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Delicious beer intense India pale ale at zeitgeist San Francisco yes we can baby California. complex citrus brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - APR 5, 2013
Tap. Clear golden orange color, excellent foam and lacing. Pleasant smelling floral character. Bitter flavor obviously, more citrus based. Surprised by this, much better than i expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
badhack (518) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
Lots of malt and hops like you’d expect, but with a finish that was bitter and quite herbal or grassy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericwill99 (86) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours cloudy and gold out if the bomber. Strong and hoppy, with just enough malt to keep it from going too far. Despite the very strong hops, my taste buds still work, a definite plus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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