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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 (1062) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Bright copper with lasting head and lace. Resiny piney aroma with some toffee and booze. Toasted malts with some peachy fruit and extremely assertive resiny piney lingering bitterness. Medium full body thick. Very good. I think VT-style DIPA has superceded West Coast style. Nevertheless, this is a bold and tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (2679) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottled dated 05/11/2015. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light stringy lacing remained around the glass in a slightly messy sort of way. The smell had a bitter citrus rind weaving in between sweet pine and leading into a full bittersweet feel in and around my nose. The taste was fully bittersweet grabbing my taste buds for the full effect of the punch of bitterness in the taste. There’s a light bitter to semi-sweet citrus aftertaste. The finish was quick and left a light dryness. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable feel about it. Carbonation maintains a good level for a DIPA allowing the bitterness to give the appropriate pleasing kick for DIPA fans. Overall, I really liked this one. Its everything a DIPA should be as it always keeps its bittersweetness all the way through the beer. Definitely again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1902) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Big yellow, with an inch of super-stable white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly toasty malt, with some red grapefruit, and a whiff of pineapple. Taste is dry-ish, with a resinous bitterness, and a biscuity malt character. $5/22oz

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Cloudy pale golden colored pour. Big creamy white head. Plenty of lacing. Piney, florally aroma. Malty with some pine notes. A little citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (160) - - JUN 26, 2015
8%ABV. Imperial IPA. This tapped out a bright and lightly cloudy yellow gold, about 6ºSRM with a thin head of compact creamy beige foam. The nose was a sub-tropical bouquet with Orchids, Hibiscus and Lilies. There was a very pleasantly spicy hit of Thai basil and spearmint. It clung to my palate with a moderately alcoholic soapy mouthfeel. The flavor was just malty malty malty and sweet and clinging and sticky and taffy and all the adjectives worthy of a good quality malt. For me, there was just barely enough hops to balance the palate to keep it pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (975) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Hazy yellow-orange color with small head. Aroma is very tropical, intense thick hop juice. Taste is juicy hoppy, more tropical fruits and pines, with a rather weak malt body. Feels light, the body is thin, but the bitterness is really strong and tells that this one is a very Imperial IPA. Carbonation is low but present. A very unusual and interesting Double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (895) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Dorado pálido limpio y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas intensos de piña, frutas tropicales, mango y, más suave, pino. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce de frutas tropicales, mango, con final de amargor seco, algo astringente, pero equilibrado.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhaag (7) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2015 does not count
Solid seeming IIPA, but I reckon there were some subtle weird sour notes in the beer which seemed cool and different to begin with then just seemed to be faulty and shat me off in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Had a couple thick & wonderful dogfish head brews before this, so crisp in comparison and crisp for IIPAs in general. Amazed at how pale yellow it is, modest white head. A session imperial ipa? smooth and all, light alcohol presence, like I expect a little more character, still nothing to offend or question.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (294) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 Alaranjada, turva, espuma bege pequena, bom lacing. Aroma delicioso, frutado, maracujá, frutas amarelas. Paladar com amargor médio ,levemente adocicada. Muito refrescante. Aftertaste de amargor médio, floral, persistente.


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