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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
Small beige head. Hazy brown body. Roasty dried fruity aroma with resiny notes. Dry-sweet wooden spicy taste with caramelly dandelion notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mealy mouthfeel. Dry-bitter dandelion and roasty caramel aftertaste with herbal notes. A bit sharp and bitter. (0.65l bottle, shared by gr0ve.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (874) - California, USA - APR 20, 2013
A decent red, a little on the hoppy end. Pours a beautiful red with a tan head. Smells of hops, nothing else. Taste starts fruity, but quickly turns hoppy. Not a huge bitter aftertaste though. Had at tap at the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
Bottle kindly shared by GrOve. Sweet and malty aroma. Bitter hops, caramel, loads of malt. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1163) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
(bomber from bhensonb) Pours a semi-clear dark red color with a large light tan to cream colored head that leaves a bunch of lacing and retains well. Aroma is very fresh and potent with grapefruit, light pine, and mint showing up in abundance. This smells really similar to Indeed’s Day Tripper. Light bit of toastiness emerges from the hoppy depths to provide a counterbalance and remind you that there’s a bit of malt character here. The flavor is substantially more malty and balanced with a pleasant caramel undertone matched with clean and fresh minty hops. A little bit of iced tea here. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is appropriate. Overall a pretty tasty strong ale. Thanks Bill!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
22oz bomber thanks to Gription79. Pours a dark amber color with a frothy off-white head and excellent lacing. Nice hoppy aroma with lots of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit and pine. Some sweet caramel and toffee notes as well. Flavor has a nice grapefruit bite with a bit of tangerine, lemon zest, and some caramel notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (153) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
pours a dark reddish brown with a huge thick tan head that lingers. aroma is balanced, and big. malt sweetness, hop bitterness, and a nice floral aroma to kinda bring it ask together. flavor is superb, and almost "light", at least for a craft ale. very balanced and very good all around beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
bottle. deeper amber pour. pretty agressive in bitterness department, caramel malt backbone to stand up to hops. pretty balanced. good mouthfeel. nice strong ale

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeteyGun84 (13) - Oxnard, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Nice flowery aroma. Not too dark not much of a head. Not as malty as you’d think, more hoppy very easy to drink little bitter on the palate, but I like bitter very good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
Malty, hoppy, oh yeah! Heard a lot about this beer and it did not disappoint. Deliciously rich in crystal malt flavour with plenty of hops along for the ride.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1607) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2013
I’ve enjoyed a number of beers that entice the taster with scents of ripe orchard fruit, citrus and spruce and then the next thing you know you’re face down having beer kicked brutally by the beer, it is daylight, you’ve soiled yourself and your wallet is missing. If I black out writing this review, then you’ll know this is one of those beers. It appears clear with a beautiful amber colour and some white head that left good lace down the side of the glass. The aroma is so typically West Coast: spruce, apricots, blood orange, herbal grassiness. Argh! Argh! Hops! My wallet! Hang on, wait... the flavour is certainly heavily hopped, but it isn’t a violent assault. The bitterness is there, but while fairly strong, isn’t overcoming. It contributes to a lingering finish. It is still a big, big beer, but not frightening. In any other country it would be a super-beer, but in its home, a well-balanced, easy drinking beer (but not a session beer). This serves to underline context in beer.


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