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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.



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3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrubLoss (10) - - MAR 18, 2014
Aroma - Caramel and dark fruit up front. Malt forward - hop aromas muted Appearance - thin beige head. Deep red color Taste - medium light bodied with a crisp dry finish. Good form hop bitterness backbone supporting the malt. Lingering bitterness on the finish Overall - very well balanced beer. Refreshing and drinkable. Good hop bitterness present that I wasn’t picking up in the nose ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (381) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2015
BOD 11/21/14. Pours a clear deep dark ruby. World class head volume, lacing and retention. A truly beautiful beer. Rich complex nose of malt and hops. A somewhat dank, but also light citrus, hop aroma over a rich malt base of biscuit and caramel. Hints of pine and chocolate are also present. Medium body with a very smooth texture that has creamy aspects. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a reasonably strong finish. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and very well balanced. It begins with a complex mix of flavors. Grainy biscuit and caramel lead, but with a laid back light sweetness. Citric, pine and grapefruit rind hop flavor follows. A mild bitterness arrives in the middle which is a complex of dank, pine and rind with a citric note. As the finish approaches, bitter dark chocolate notes are present. The finish is slightly dry with a lingering dank bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper amber color with an off white head. Caramel, citrus, pine and some toastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1377) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
On tap at Biercab. Brown-reddish colour with beig head. Grain, cookie, hops aroma. Sweet, grain, cookie, citric, fruity taste. medium to full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Dark color, red mahogany, with mediium sized beige head. Nice aroma, there is some caramel, light hop resins and light red grapes. The body is lean but not weak, fairly dry; it has the expected dark caramel flavor, not oppressive as in other Red Ales though, with a pinch of nuttiness, and immediately overwhelmed by a pretty powerful bitterness, a good amount of hop resins, not much hop fruitiness besides some bitter oranges.
Red IPA is not the best style around, but this one is above the average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1969) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
Love this brew. Pours a dark amber with moderate visibility. Finger of dense beige head. The aroma is sweet toffee, caramel, nuts and mild hops. Citrus, light pine, grassy notes. Sweet and rich malts balanced well with reserved hops. Citrus throughout. A bit of a boozy alcohol presence, resins are light, dry but not too lingering bitterness. A great brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a clear reddish copper with an average but very sticky off white head and lace all up the glass. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, pine, brown sugar, and moderately sweet maltiness. Flavour is resin, pine, citrus, medium bitterness, brown sugar, moderately sweet maltiness and a medium dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with moderate to light head that settles quickly. Aromas of sweetened grapefruit, dark berries, pine, and brown sugar. Flavors of pine, berries, toasty malts, and bitter citrus. Bitter finish. Smells great - flavors not as much, but still very good overall

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (713) - 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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (732) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (520) - 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.


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