RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Evil Cousin is Heretics take on a West coast imperial IPA. This beer is a bold, in-your-face hop monster. It has a light, easy drinking malt character that allows the hops to stand out. The hop character in this beer is intentionally on the dank side; big, sticky, and aggressive. This beer is for those of you who cant get enough hops. Join us on the dank side.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (18028) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. Well then. Its a big double ipa from the States, yes. Resiny hop, check. Not quite as fresh as it could be or is that the crystal malt talking? Its got sticky resiny hops. Its got decent bitterness. Hop finish is pleasant. Yes an extreme beer but nothing to make it stand out from the other extreme dipas. Hides alcohol quite well but there is some heat on the finish. Decent. But against the style? It is what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1648) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Keg at North Bar, sweet doughy malt, grapefruit, pineapple & piney hop, pepper, funky and a bit more complex. Palate is oily, finish is balanced leaving a sweet citrus aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spokeydonkey (96) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Aroma: Resinous, onion/garlic, damp grass hop aroma mixing with some alcohol and a bit of caramel. Appearance: Light copper and hazy. Minimal head. Taste: Well-balanced is the first thing that comes to mind. Its a big double IPA, but the hops are reigned in by a solid malt presence and sweetness. Hop notes are resinous, grassy, dank, a bit of onion/garlic. Its followed up by a light malt sweetness and surprisingly doesnt have a lingering bitterness. Its easy to go back for more on this one. Palate: Full bodied without a lot of lingering bitterness. Finishes a lot lighter than youd expect for its body. Overall: A nice double IPA, but more restrained than a lot of west coast IPAs you find. Easy drinking and balanced for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3638) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Draught at Nova. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, caramel, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, floral hops, resin and caramel. Very nice imperial IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1685) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a darker almost amber yellow color with a faint floral aroma. Taste is clean, light and easy drinking. A little resin and bready with a hibiscus flavor. Left on the palate is a slight bitter hops. Overall an easy drinking beer fof the style, the hops is wonderfully balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (1151) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Deep gold pour with a decent white head. Grapefruit,, citrus aromas, malt and a little resin. Taste is similar, malt comes through a little more, nice long bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (412) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle: Clear, deep copper, medium to thick head with great lace. Citrus aromas. Very hoppy. Just a hint of the lantana, green, rubber or resin profile. Dry, not sour and medium bitterness. Good depth and length. Refreshing for a double. Seems to be well attenuated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2016 Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours pale gold with a thick white head. Aromas are grapefruit, citrus, big resinous hops. Taste brings more bitternesss and a light touch of caramel at the back. Quite a thin body, bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12527) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber golden, quite bitter and dry, toffee, sweet fruit, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6898) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Poured an amber tinted orange color with small white head. Nose is berries, grapefruit, light sweet malt, and some misc resin. Flavor was most of the same with a bitter hop bit. Medium bodied with good carbonation for the style. Pretty solid offering.

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