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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.



4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ANZUShophunter (280) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2015
From bottle in tulip glass. Pours deep mahogany with khaki, two-finger, frothy head. Rich earthy hops and a bit of malt on the nose paving the way for a battle on the palate of these twin features. Malt sweetness provides nice counterpoint to the hops. Works well with strong cheese. I love this style!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2121) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Can from Beers of Europe. Brown with a beige head. Up front there’s a strong, pleasing whiff of piney grapefruitey US hops. On drinking there’s chocolate, oak, pine, red berries and grapefruit. Brings to mind a black IPA more than anything else. It’s got the right balance of sweet and bitter for me. However, the mouthfeel does let it down a little. It’s dry, and oddly powdery, as if the chocolate flavour has been obtained by adding instant hot chocolate powdery. It also feels a little too fizzy to suit the style and it definitely needs a bit more body. Whilst the flavours are great and well-balanced and it’s very drinkable, the relatively poor mouthfeel restricts it to merely being good. However, I feel it could be superb on cask.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (478) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask at the Sir John Gervase Warren. Pours ruby chestnut brown with lace top. Aroma of dark fruits and citrus back notes. Taste of spicy malts and rich fruits. Reminds me of barley wines of bygone days. It took awhile to track this down given Evil Twins NY provenance and Heretic’s Californian one. But it sums up the American dilemma (great taste but too much abv). I guess I could come in and have one of these and then go home. But life is more than that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2015
Can@Simon The Tanner, London - dark dark reddish brown with off white head. Dark hoppy and fruity aroma and taste, some caramel, fudge, dank dark piney hopey action, some nice herbal piney spicy hop bite into the finish. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6414) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2015
650ml bottle@Stadin panimobaari. Pours mahogany color with a thick white head. Hoppy, caramelly, mild spicy aroma. Malty. Flavor has sweetness, hops, dark fruits, caramel malt. Balanced, just enough sweetness. Solid red ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft at Eulogy. Very dark ruby black with lasting soapy tan foam. Fuller and juicier than expected. Dark red stone fruit and burnt malt and hops. Black currant, black cherry and blackberry. Chocolate liquorice. Carbob. Molasses. Charred blood oranges. Burnt toast. Easy drinking. Unusual mix of styles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway. Pours a deep mahogany colour with a beige head. Toffee apple, blackberry and caramel aroma. Flavours of blackberry crumble, sweet spice and red apple. Nicely balanced brew. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Nicely done. Deep dark red color. Heavy hops up front and thick aroma of cotton seed and hops. An interesting red delicious apple peel taste at the finish. Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Hazy ruby, light tan cap. Aroma of spiced roasted malt, citrus, herb liquor. Taste is well balanced bittersweet. Palate is medium carbonation, chewy, and dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2015
nice sandy head... good retention and lacing... the brew is polished deep amber. Nose shows plenty of big pine hops and some grapefruit zest... good balanced malt profile leaning toward caramel but still seems nicely dry. Decent bitterness up front that quickly moves into the toasty/caramel malts... hops are again more piney than anything else... but some definite citrus zest raises its head... Body and carbonation are about perfect for the style... This is very very well done... probably the best Amber that I’ve had in a LONG time. Kudos.


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