GarrettB (1170) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
August 6th, 2012 - If youíre looking for brave new adventures with an Indian Jones-esque blend of adventure and daring-do, sample the Heretic Evil Twin Red Ale. If youíre looking for impeccably balanced and crafted flavors, you might want to pass. Itís a pretty beer to be sure, with a mysterious murkiness the color of a rusty brown puddle, but the nose is vitiated by a dirty, clumsy spicy scent that is overrun by the a chemical level whiff of alcohol. Clove and cinnamon are present, but they too smell more like industrial output at a large bakery than a freshly opened jar of fresh pastry ingredients. The flavor works on different dimensions entirely - smokey with an acidic coffee bitterness, and a weird low-grade bergamot tea off flavor that edges this glass closer to being a drain pour. As I mentioned earlier, that tea and citrus touch might be worth tasting just to put it into your mental scrapbook, but I donít think Iíll be coming back for seconds.
marcus (7235) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer Fest. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head and a red malt aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a raspy finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2011 Total Score: 3.6
On tap at Rubicon, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a thick beige head and a treacle aroma. There is a hearty burnt malt flavor with a scratchy bitter finish. Tastes good.
iwashappy (3) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Justin on the Sunday Session always raves about this. I?ve had lots of Heretic before but this is my first Evil Twin. It is hoppy for a red ale, but is VERY well balanced. I see myself seeking this out in the future.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced for a hop bomb with some nice malt/hop interplay. Well made and deadly drinkable.
beertholomeus (1075) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. Caramel, malt, hop and toffee aroma. Caramel, toffee, malt, biscuit, hop and citrus flavors. Medium full body and average carbonation. Mildly bitter with a caramel finish.
larryLSB (456) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from growler, dark reddish brown with medium tan head. Nose is sweet, malty, caramel. Taste is somewhat balanced leaning to the sweet side. This baby is full bodied. Overall nice.
kaser (3694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red pour from 22oz bottle from blackwells. White head. Delicious hoppy and malty tropical aroma. Taste is raisin Carmel citrus and overall delicious. Great beer
Pdowns916 (9) - Travis AFB, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Heretic.. Pours a dark copper/red with white head. Light lacing. Smells of malt, citrus and pine. Taste is balanced and mellow. Great beer if you want good flavor and drinkability.
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BeerFunGuy (814) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has an amazing deep red beer. It has the aroma and flavor of blood orange. The hop flavors are balanced by a malty complexity.
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batneil (437) - - NOV 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty tasty. A bit too fizzy maybe, and the thin head disappears quite quickly. Darker than I expected.