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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
Draft. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, straw, and yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, caramel sauce, lemons, and alfa acid, leading to a very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10428) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle shared by Steve. Pours gold with white head. Nose/taste of tropical fruit, pineapple, pine and caramel malt. Finishes dry pine - a bit too dry. Medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mxpx5678 (4) - Lathrop, California, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
This really wasnt a good beer. I am not sure what went wrong here. This beer tasted like it has onions and garlic soaking in it. Maybe some old bready taste. I love a good IPA and Pliny is one of my favorites so it isnt just that I dont like IIPA’s. I was really disapointed as I was excited to try Heretic brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (756) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours a deep gold color with a white head and plenty of lacing. The aroma has plenty of pine and resin, and the "dank" in the description definitely fits. The hops in the flavor are heavy on the resin as well, with a malt background and a slightly spicy finish and aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 20, 2012
Botella, Thanks Morten V.E! Hazy deep amber golden colour with a big off-white bubbly lively head. Strong aroma of herbal citrus hops and malt with caramel. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is quite hoppy, herbal hoppy like, fruitish too with toasty caramel and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1192) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle via a liquor store in Morro Bay over Easter break. Pours a random golden yellow/orange with some head. Aroma was minimal at best but was more hop forward than malty. Taste was average to nice with no bottle dating it was hard to tell how old this bottle might have been so I was bracing for the worst. Overall, a descent DIPA and one that I would drink again on tap without question. Not sure I would buy a bottle again with other offerings out there. Nice name though as my cousin’s are evil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3573) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
Enjoyed with a joint tasting with Dave (Strykzone) and world class trading partner from Illinois; We, as we often do, did a "joint tasting" via Facebook Chat. Great way to "share a beer" when you are 2000 miles apart. This poured a dark amber color and raised a tan head and left good sticky lacing rings. the nose was a blast of caramel malts and citrus hops, with some pine in the background. The body was medium and the mouthfeel very smooth and clean. The flavor was rich and showed all sorts of things, but citrus and pine dominated. A lot of malts backed it up. Good overall balance. The flavor was lightly bitter and even more so in the finish. This beer was really easy drinking for the style. It was hard to say way, but ti simply was. This was an outstanding West Coast DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5375) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We both enjoyed a bottle via facebook chat. This poured a tea color and was slightly cloudy. A nice beige head was nice and never completely faded. Caramel and citrus aromas came out and greeted the nose. So good! They were also tasted and were prominent. bread and biscuits. Maybe even some crackers. The bitterness is moderate. Everything here is big and balanced nicely. That was a nice trick, too. This is a very nice take on the West Coast IIPA. Another winner from Ron. He keeps sending good beers. I am challenged to send such quality back. Ron might be the best trading partner ever. EVER!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
Sampled on 3/31/2012. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is hoppy, citrusy and herbal, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet, tons of orange. The hops are citrusy, grapefruity and herbal. A whole lotta hops balanced with a big malt backbone. The hops are up front and the malts are in the background. Juicy hops. Medium to high bitterness IPA. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
Served in a SAVOR wine glass. I didn’t write down who brought this one, unfortunately. Review to be corrected at a later date. Pours a nice amber color with a good off-white head and a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some nice tropical and citrus fruits along with a bit of pine. The flavor adds loads of hop bitterness and some bready malt and a touch of sweetness. Fruit flavor there as well. Medium body with a dry finish and nice bitterness throughout. Pretty good.

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