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RATINGS: 144   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (1970) - 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 (150) - 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 (5595) - 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 (1539) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
On tap. Clear red amber with a fluffy off white head. Floral citrus hops to the aroma. Good hop character up front followed by a sweet butter scotch finish and a syrupy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmsulliv (164) - - JAN 5, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Very cool, red velvet color almost black. Very hoppy but thick malt body which balances it out with some sweetness. Great on tap at park chow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1000) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
~Citrusy orange aroma with earthy and floral tones, sweet caramel richness. ~Pours a clear dark amber color with big creamy off white lasting head. ~Roasted bready maltiness with wood notes and floral hop flavors. ~medium full bodied with med CO2, clean balanced lingering hop finish. ~Enjoyable brew. Reminds me of Speakeasy’s Prohibition ale. I think I like Speakeasy a bit better and it is cheaper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with a red hue, thick head that lasts, and tons of lacing. Nose is caramel malt sweetness with a strong hop presence. The flavor is the same and very balanced. Definitely rich and sweet but not in an overpowering way. Excellent beer!


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