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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrubLoss (10) - - MAR 30, 2014
Poured from bomber bottle bought at bevmo. Aroma - hop forward pineapple and citrus. Candy and dank pine. Appearance - light gold and hazy. Thick off white head. Flavor - zesty fruit and citrus. Nice hint of caramel malt and dark fruits balancing the hop profile. Clean yeast profile which helps the hops shine through. Mouthfeel - medium carbonation. Finished nice and dry. Very refreshing. Overall - very nice DIPA from Heretic. Great drinkable balance between the malt, hops, and alcohol. Very well made beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (1094) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with little white head. Aroma of pine needles, some notes of tropical fruits. Tastes bitter, medium bodied, bitter finish. A well balanced harmonic beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (286) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
Can. Pours light golden with s pretty tall and rocky white head. Some malty caramel in aroma, also hoppy grapefruit, orange and maybe some passion fruit. Great palate, sticky yet quite light. Medium carbonation with a long bitter finish. Heavy bitterness in flavour as expected. Some immediate sweetness, but then just bitter. Superb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RickFifty (1020) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
Deep golden color, creamy off-white head. Ripe fruit nose, malty, grass, caramel, hints of citrus, tobacco and alcohol. Sweet malty taste, resin, citrus, light to moderate bitterness, fruity notes, hints of grass and alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, peach, alcohol and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (4313) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2016
120z can from Hippo Beers. Yellow amber, good foamy head. Lavender pine hop aroma. Dry boiled sweet hop flavour. Very well balanced and smooth Normally Imperial IPAs are too big for me but this one is really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (1303) - NORWAY - AUG 11, 2016
Pours cloudy golden. Aroma is hoppy, grass and pine. Taste is hoppy, nice balance and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4771) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Slightly cloudy golden color, good foam. Medium/high aroma intensity; caramel & hops dominates; also some fruitiness,toffe & vanilla. Medium/full body & completely. A little on the sweet side. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2700) - Haderslev, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2016
Clear golden, small white froth. Juicy aroma, peach, passionfruit and light pine. Flavour has the same fruitiness but with a little more pine and good malt backing. Smooth and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2016
West Coast DIPA from a 65 cl bomber. Thick, frothy but regularly shaped, beaten egg-like, lacing, dense head over a lightly hazy peach blonde beer with orange hue and fierce sparkling rising up through the glass, stabilizing the head. Pleasant dank, ’wet hop’ fragrance of lemon rind, fresh grapefruit peel, dried mango, red curry spices, hint of spruce, candied ginger, white bread, chamomile, accents of Thai basil, fresh tomato juice, green bell pepper, strawberry, roses. Clean fruitiness in the onset, hints of green banana, starfruit and orange, restrainedly sweetish with slight sourish and umami-like touches here and there, everything well in balance; softly carbonated. Slick, lightly oily mouthfeel, bit resinous. Only very lightly biscuity malt sweetness in the middle, otherwise rather ’cereally’, clearly this DIPA is more tilted towards the hops than the malts, and indeed the finish is governed by a firm, resinous, spicy, fruity hop bitterness with lovely retronasal grapefruit, flower, soft pine and exotic pepper aromas; a very long tonic water-like bitterness lingers and coats the back of the mouth and the throat for hours, but somehow it never becomes overly harsh, making this beer end very elegantly. Elegance seems to be key here: delicate fruity and floral hop effects, pleasant long bitterness as is to be expected from the style, but everything cast in a noble, gracious form retaining a remarkably high drinkability. Excellent DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2016
On Tap at Taphouse, Boise Hazy light pale yellow witha thick dense white head. Light malt body and fresh strong citrusy hop flavors. Pithy and pungent and lacing a harsh late IBU bite. Nice strong hop flavors. But fresh and somehow light. Very good


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