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RATINGS: 229   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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 (1139) - 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 (5906) - 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 (422) - - 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 (2977) - 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 (783) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4026) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured vibrant golden/yellow with a thick, frothy, retaining white head. Nose had pungent, earthy, resinous danky notes. Those came through to the flavor with an added bready balance. Sort of drying towards the finish along with a big earthy, vegetal, onion-like hopped spice notes. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1342) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 8%nice floral herbal aroma . Orange gold color. The taste is great a punch of bitterness followed by floral hop notes. It didn’t strike me as terribly complex but as you drink it you keep noticing different flavors with every other sip: grapefruit, lemon, pine, dank, etc. an impressive multi-layered IPA. Part of the 1000  at AQ Bevolution’s Event at Kamikaze. At Kamikaze I am getting much more dankness in the aroma, resin & weed... The taste is still great biscuity malts with a bitter weedness to it. Again displaying the difference in glassware from a lager glass to a chalice. 

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (132) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2013
Draught at Tadg, quite clear, amber colour. Lots of hops on the nose. Very hoppy taste with reisin too. Very drinkable.


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