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RATINGS: 250   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (935) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
22-oz. bomber into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 13, 2012 (purchased at Mission Trails Market for $7.99 on Nov. 13, 2012). Caramel amber with three fingers of thick frothy white head. Decent wet foamy retention on the top and the sides. Smelled a nice dose of citrus hops. Got grapefruit, tangerine, lime, skunky pine and caramel (light). The skunk lingered on. Tasted very hoppy right from the get-go. Got tangerine and grapefruit bitter hops up front with a strong bite of orange peels and alcohol lingering after. I kept waiting for the aftertaste to be good, but it never really came. Definitely missing something. Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Skunky, bitter finish. Was a bit disappointed overall, especially for the $7.99 price tag. It was missing something, came up just a tad short.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticBrew (859) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours from bomber a hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of hops, pine, citrus field grass and particular tropical fruits. Flavour intensely strong hempy, strong like hops, wet earth, and some wet field malt to back. Extremely brutal and uncompromising on the palate. Hoppy as hell, leaving a very dank finish. Overwhelmingly a strong and remarkable DIPA, highly recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell on 30 Jun 2012. Poured a very hazy golden, with a halo of white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, resinous hops and grain. Butterscotch in the flavour, with some biscuity malt and pine. Finish was grass, lingering resin and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2757) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
bottle, from Bottle Revolution RDU, MFG date 11/03/14 lot 186. Good aroma, sweet, Citrus mainly kind of pine too. Golden orange color, good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body smooth creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Pretty good, has a hint of a stale smoke scent I get from some hoppy beers. But good stuff overall

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2471) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Bit worried about the bottling date but here goes!
Into a chalice at just on cool. Looks divine; a plume of white lifts atop a pastel, misty orange body. Fine, well conditioned carbonation fuels it and the lace it leaves behind is the work of artisans. The nose has all the olfactory tingling inklings of a heavily spiced, heavily boozy beer but a massive hop presence underlies it giving it a raw forest floor, pine needle, camphorous edge. A few more whiffs reveals plump, pale stonefruits, guava, orange, lemon balm and honey - very nice. Portrays a whole depth of fresh hops (considering my bottle is 8 months old and travelled half the planet!). The fruit of the nose here, tangy, ripe and supple with a malt matched sweetness. Whilst the alcohol is soft there is a slight hop burn to the back-end where it dries out before a lengthy fruit and malt finish. Camphor, eucalypt, grass, pine needles and nettles grip the mid-palate and dwell there long between sips. Body holds at medium-light, even as it warms, and the carbonation retains a liveliness that sees the beer race across the tongue. Bitter orange peel matches notes of honey and pear drop candy. This is a stiffly balanced beast. Wonderfully refreshing for an eight percent’er. Nice complexity to the nose matched by a wonderfully aromatic finish and tasty, contemplative palate. Loved it. Great stuff!! (65cL, Bottled 24/03/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3068) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours clear burnt orange color with off white head. Grapefruit and pine aromas with some malt. Bitter grapefruit rind and pine flavors with bready malt. Medium body with average carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
On tap at Junkyard, Nottingham on 8 October 2014. Golden amber colour. Solid firm hop character. Quite grassy & herbal hops. Fairly bitter. Firm and nicely drinkable for a double IPA - no sticky malts. Rather prickly mouthfeel for my taste though. Overall good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1399) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a thin head on a darker straw colored body. The aroma is pine and grapefruit. The taste is big pine, lemon and grapefruit bitter with great balance. The texture is fairly soft with moderate carbonation Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Moderate bread and grain for the malt, heavy grapefruit for the hops, slight cheese for the yeast, with a hint of honey. Head is average size, frothy, slightly off-white with good yet thin lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is mostly clear medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation. Smells super hoppy, but this DIPA’s flavor has a lot of sweetness leaving it a bit out of balance for the style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClutchMasterson (63) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a 1.5 finger head which drops down to a nice foamy sheet. Aroma is a punch in the face of orange, lemon and sweet floral. Notes of sour candy and slight resin linger as well. Taste is a nice refreshing citrus and slight sweet on the front with a delicious hoppy light bitterness on the back with a light body and lively carbonation that isn’t too dry. Overall this is a delicious and wonderful Imperial IPA and i would drink this on a hot day anytime.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (162) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours a clear, light, golden amber with an off-white head. The aroma is mild, apricots and resin. The taste is hops but a nice balance hiding the alcohol, an average body, sticky, grassy, and pine. Definitely a keeper.


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