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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - JAN 27, 2013
Ive 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 youre face down having beer kicked brutally by the beer, it is daylight, youve soiled yourself and your wallet is missing. If I black out writing this review, then youll 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 isnt a violent assault. The bitterness is there, but while fairly strong, isnt 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
weordie (1033) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Pours ruby red with a beige head. Aroma is biscuits, bread and malt. Its a very biscuity, malty flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (877) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Rich caramel aroma with a hint of citrus. Pours dark brown with a frothy yellowish well retaining head. Nicely balance flavour with lemon citrus mixed with caramel and brown sugar malts. Creamy texture. Mild bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3688) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
Rood/amber, helder witte kraag. Aroma van den, zoet, mout, hop, gras, stro. Smaken redelijk zoet, siroop, hop, gras, stro, hooi, niet zo vers meer, suiker, mais. Tropisch fruit, matige body, lange zoete licht hoppige afdronk met sinaasappel

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2398) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2017
A nice and well-rounded beer. Hops throughout with a nice a sweet backbone. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4396) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2017
On tap @ BrewDog Camden. A really good looking white superbly lacing head on this one. The beer itself is a soft cloudy golden looking one. Smells really melony and zesty. Yeast, yes theres a sticky sweetness here also. Tones of dried fruits. Yeah, a really acceptable nose for sure. Tastes quite good also. Its nice and oily in the texture and soft prickling on the bubbles. Wish it had a bit more kick on the bubbles, but thats most likely caused its been idle for a while in the glass. Its well hopped, melony in the taste also. I get a good amount of piney bitter hops here. A little alco warmth in the tail. Really nice to sip on. 14.08.2015

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5990) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Clear umber when held to the light with just a hint of cherry. Taller, somewhat fluffy tan head. Pine and citrus dominate the nose, with a bit of toasted malt in the undertones. Light sweetness in the front, whisked away and accompanied by woody pine and a bit of citrus. A it fruity in the finish. Linger is rather dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1876) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2017
On tap at an SFO bar. Colour...I wouldnt call this "blood red" but it is a garnet hued amber. Nose...piney hops with plenty of malt. Palate...full, round and tight with biting hops. The mid palate is dryish and quite malty with a roasty bit and graham cracker. The finish is long and kind of boozy for the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4966) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2017
This is like drinking hop resin. Like if you boiled hops in water until there was no water left and all you had was a syrup.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1084) - Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy head. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2017
355ml can. Amber pour. Sweet and hoppy, the date on the can is from August, they really dumped a bunch of old shit into the chi market. And where is that guy Jeppe trying to sue?


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