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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Evil Cousin is Hereticís 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 canít get enough hops. Join us on the dank side.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to art. Poured dark clear orange with nice head. Strong grapefruit aroma. Kind of sweet. Very smooth with slight resin citrus flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7396) - 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 (1271) - 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 (2287) - 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 DIPAís 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 (58) - 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 isnít 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 (116) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. Well then. Itís a big double ipa from the States, yes. Resiny hop, check. Not quite as fresh as it could be or is that the crystal malt talking? Itís got sticky resiny hops. Itís got decent bitterness. Hop finish is pleasant. Yes an extreme beer but nothing to make it stand out from the other extreme dipas. Hides alcohol quite well but there is some heat on the finish. Decent. But against the style? It is what it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Keg at North Bar, sweet doughy malt, grapefruit, pineapple & piney hop, pepper, funky and a bit more complex. Palate is oily, finish is balanced leaving a sweet citrus aftertaste

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (13) - somerville, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma: Resinous, onion/garlic, damp grass hop aroma mixing with some alcohol and a bit of caramel. Appearance: Light copper and hazy. Minimal head. Taste: Well-balanced is the first thing that comes to mind. Itís a big double IPA, but the hops are reigned in by a solid malt presence and sweetness. Hop notes are resinous, grassy, dank, a bit of onion/garlic. Itís followed up by a light malt sweetness and surprisingly doesnít have a lingering bitterness. Its easy to go back for more on this one. Palate: Full bodied without a lot of lingering bitterness. Finishes a lot lighter than youíd expect for its body. Overall: A nice double IPA, but more restrained than a lot of west coast IPAs you find. Easy drinking and balanced for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Draught at Nova. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, caramel, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, floral hops, resin and caramel. Very nice imperial IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1000) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a darker almost amber yellow color with a faint floral aroma. Taste is clean, light and easy drinking. A little resin and bready with a hibiscus flavor. Left on the palate is a slight bitter hops. Overall an easy drinking beer fof the style, the hops is wonderfully balanced.


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