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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This blood-red ale may not be what you might expect from a malty and hoppy craft beer. Evil Twin has a rich malt character, without being overly sweet. It has a huge hop character, without being overly bitter. It is a great example of a bold, rich, balanced craft beer, without being heavy and hard to drink in quantity. Our Evil Twin is only bad because it is too good to resist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (997) - CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Pours clear red-tinged deep amber with two fat fingers of tan head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderate patchy lacing. (4/5) Nose is grapefruit, caramel malt, pine, earthy and woody tones, hint of chocolate. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry and lingering bitter finish. (4/5) “Evil Twin”? Seriously? I wonder how Jeppe feels about his brewery name being applied to a beer… Anyway, this is my first “red IPA”, so I’m not all that conversant in what it’s supposed to be. Comes across as a slightly dark, somewhat malty A/IPA, with a little red ale character. Certainly not as roasty/smokey as a black IPA, but the maltiness doesn’t come across as the malt-forward character I associate with an old IPA, or a badly-executed DIPA. I think I might prefer this style to the fast-becoming-ubiquitous black variety... (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
One of the best red IPAs I have had to date. Rich malty characteristics are perfectly balanced with crisp, fresh, citrusy hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (736) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
It pours brown with a light brown head. It has the sweet smell of dried fruit, caramel malts, a hint of citrus. It has a sweet taste with citrus and floral hops, a bit of caramel and roast. It is bitter on the way down, but not overly. It has a medium bodied texture as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2223) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
It’s 8:44, I’m deep in the trees and light has pretty much vanished. Good thing I brought proper glassware! It poured out of a bottle so I’ll assume it looks like a beer. Light from the phone has it quite dark. +1C. I’m hitting up dark caramel, mild roast in the finish. In the dark I can hear the sound of Canadian geese wings performing their whistly song. My cold nose is also hitting up an orangy peach aroma. Mild pine and a citrus tang. This seems like the between point of a normal IPA and a black IPA. This is quite tasty but much much colder than I’d normally drink one at thanks to Mother Nature. The maltiness has won me over. 9:02 and the bomber is absorbed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (10551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark red with a small off-white head. Nose brings out piney and resinous hops, and light caramel to back. Flavour is well-balanced, with a good balance of piney hops and toasted caramel bready malt to balance. Hoppy and malty in good balance. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2015
14 karat pour with a bright ivory crown. Assertive, both in flavor and aroma. Not incredibly complex but inviting. Orange peel, tangerine pith, and lemon zest. A solid IPA...missing the ’Strong Ale’ qualities. Mis-categorized.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
650ml bomber pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is tropical fruits and chocolate with some roasted grains and herbal notes. Taste is a bold citrus and herbal hop bitterness with a chocolate and tropical fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, this is possibly the best red ale that I have tried to date. I really enjoyed tasting this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (2069) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a frothy 2-finger eggshell head that retains well, leaving streaked lacing. Nice malty nose with dank, woody-earthen hops. Flavors of caramel malt, grapefruit, lemon, citrus zest and peel, piney bitters that finish well, delicate but lingering appropriately. The mouthfeel is round with a substantial, complex palate and medium-full body. Very nice ASA, or Red IPA, whichever classification it falls under.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Sold red. Malt forward, which I like. Very flavorful considering the relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4982) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
On draft at Trio in Kill Devill HIlls, NC. Pours a clear brownish amber with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Malty flavors with some roast notes. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.

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