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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (9327) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2017
20/V/17 - 33cl can from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Maries place - canned: IV/5/16 (so more than a year ago!) BB: 25/VIII/17 (in European date format, on a small paper price-tag kind of sticker, which I thought very suspicious) (2017-601) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the can!

Clear red brown beer, creamy light-beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel malts, fruity touch, honey, dried orange peel. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity touch, pretty bitter, little malty, caramel, hoppy. Aftertaste: bit sweet,caramel, bit oxidized, fruity notes, some mango, dried fruits, bitter finish. Decent beer, but way too old. Is probably much better fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (3851) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2017
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2017. Slightly hazy, amber-red colour with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, toasted notes, coffee, chocolate, citrus fruits. Taste is light bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes dry and fruity bitter with spruce, caramel malts and some spicy notes. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5187) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 Heretics red IPA, from a can bought at De Hopduvel in Ghent; the name confused me a bit, as I initially believed it to be a collab with the Evil Twin gypsy brewery but havent been able to find any connection with them whatsoever - so isnt this the stuff lawsuits in the brewing world are made of? Anyway: off-white, moussy, stable, tad beige-ish head lacing in dots, over a lightly hazy bronze-ish copper coloured beer, indeed looking true to its specific substyle. Aroma of dried orange peel, toasted chestnuts, hard butterscotch candy, grapefruit, toasted onions, hazelnut oil, pink pepper, dried mango cubes. Clean fruitiness in the mouth, hints of dried peach and dito apricot, sweetish with a very dim sourishness, something vaguely metallic in the background but otherwise pleasantly oily, slick mouthfeel. Butterscotch-like and nutty, agreeable malt base typical for this style of beers, supporting an elegantly hoppy finish releasing retronasal dried grapefruit-, lightly pine- and toasted onion-like aromas as well as establishing a drying, spicy, soft but still very adequately IPA-like bitterness. Nice beer, no game changer perhaps, but well-made, tasty, nicely dry and aromatic in spite of the fact that this was apparently an older can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkUsual (12) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Very strong red beer. Just writing another 75 characters to appease the app. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trolle (9) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Rigtig flot mørkerød øl med pænt skum. Lækker bitterhed med god balance til sødmen. Kraftig humlesmag uden at det bliver alt for bittert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6667) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2017
Aroma is pine, caramel malts and a slightly Black IPA quality. The flavor is grapefruit, caramel malts, fruit and a mix of mild sweetness and spicy/bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (3136) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
Draft @ Beer Temple, sample size. Clear red color. Off white head. Aromas: resinous, caramel, light citrus. Retronasal theres way more citrus, to the point of being sour, light caramel malt. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Medoum bodied. Rather bitter finish. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeersweden (662) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2017
A can I brought with me from my trip to Florida in february. An amber ale with 6.8% ABV. The beer pours clear, mahogany colored with a three finger high, fluffy, head with a yellow color.

Nose: Orange marmalade, dried fruit, caramel malt, pine and resin.
Taste: Caramel malt, hops, vanilla, pine, resin, bread and dried fruit.
Mouth: Light to medium carbonation. Full body. Sweet and dry ending.
Bitterness stays on the tongue for several minutes.

This is really good!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (936) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2017
Brown color, hazy. Medium body, flavorful, low key, rather flat mouthfeel, short on heat and carbonation (cask), average length. Moderate bitterness, off dry, low acidity. Juicy, more malt than hops, grape. Different, very pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (7156) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle at En L och Whiskeymssa cons 2017-03-26 Gteborg AR: heavy roasted malt, pine AP: dark amber, wee thin head F: roasted malt, pine, heavy bitterness


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