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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

Jimthechap's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle:   Brown sugar like color, deep reddish hue, moderate frothy sandy head, fairly clingy lacing.   Soft candied citrus peel on the nose.   Otherwise malty, a little bready, with some slight biscuit.   Pithy up front, malty, some citrus peel, slight sweetness, moderately bitter.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   As it warms it gets a little sweet earl gray tea like presense.   Otherwise a little caramel, pith and peel on the finish while remaining a little bready.   Tiz OK for a Red.   Actually kinda wished it were a bit more hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
12 fl oz can at home, 6.8% canned 25/06/15. Very dark red or brown, small foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is earthy, cranberry, rye and spice. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet and caramelly, spice, dried cherry, some seaweed notes, resinous with a balancing bitterness. Too sweet but it grew on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
juffage (136) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Can from work. Dark red. Pretty heavy, but seems like the heavyness and malt overpowers the hops. Wasn’t very refreshing. More bready and quite sweet. Doughy. Not fruity or crisp. Seemingly pointless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (4204) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 28, 2015
full bodied, sticky dark amber, piney, resinous, caramel, oily, quite heavy going. ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Can. Dark amber color with a thick tan head. Plenty of sheet lacing. A pleasant aroma of citrus and florals with moderate malt. Taste is on the sweeter side, hoppy, and nutty. Good hop presence, but not bitter. Very smooth. Feels like it works as intended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2015
200th rating for this beer. Tap at Bainbridge BH. Dark brown with a dense beige head. Woody nose of hops and wood, resin, body bitter and clean, getting some black IPA chocolate clash. Light sweetness that lingers too much, touch fruity, don’t like the caramel. Smooth, moderately refreshing though heavy, clean, hoppy – craftsmanship is good but I just detest the recipe, right out of the gate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1030) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2015
Rubí limpio y oscuro con espuma marfil compacta. Aromas de malta caramelo y herbáceo. Cuerpo medio y maltosa. Sabor inicial maltoso, toffee, con sabor herbáceo y final de amargor seco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (802) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shoreditch. A clear ruby brown colour with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of caramel, some toffee, pine, red grape, spruce and subtle peach, maybe grapefruit too. Taste of caramel, toffee, strawberry and a big hoppy flavour of grapefruit, peach, red grape and resin. Medium bodied and a slightly oily texture. A bittersweet, caramel finish with some resinous hop bitterness. Such a well balanced beer. Sweet caramel, toffee malts and citrusy grapefruit, resin bitterness. Good beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1273) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Very nice dark red shade. Short head. Rings of lacing. Piney, caramelly and toasty. Fruity in a red grape and red apple sort of way. Very bitter and without much sweetness to balance that out. I like it but would appreciate a little more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2875) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottling date of 05.18.15. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy red almost brown color with a nice transparency about it. A one and a half finger-ed white to off white foamy head dissipated within less than two minutes. Yeah, that head really stuck around longer than a lot of other beers I’ve had. Nice! Lacing was somewhat thick and foamy. The smell started off with bitter citrus over bitter pine. Its sharp and strong and allows a nice little bit of caramel underneath to balance. The taste was mostly bitter with a nice underscore of sweet between the caramel and the hops. A light caramel to bitter citrus rind scores in the aftertaste and leads to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. Carbonation hits nicely as an American Strong ale - decent bitter harshness but still balanced by caramel sweetness to not be overly done. Overall, I say this was a nice beer, I’d have again.

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