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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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4.2
larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Poured from growler, dark reddish brown with medium tan head. Nose is sweet, malty, caramel. Taste is somewhat balanced leaning to the sweet side. This baby is full bodied. Overall nice.


3.5
drjoeng (1230) - SINGAPORE - JUN 4, 2017
6.8%ABV. American Strong Ale. Poured out brown. 26 SRM. Nose had roasted nuts, old leather, sweat socks. Some dank wet dog as well. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate dark wheat toast. Pie crusts and charred wood. Hops are pine needles with citrus peel. Woody finish. Medium finish with woody flavors.

3.6
tderoeck (9479) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2017
20/V/17 - 33cl can from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Marie’s 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
brnandersen (3870) - 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
Alengrin (5255) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2017 Heretic’s 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 haven’t been able to find any connection with them whatsoever - so isn’t 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
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
Trolle (19) - - MAY 13, 2017
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
wlajwl (6749) - 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
PotjeBier (3213) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
Draft @ Beer Temple, sample size. Clear red color. Off white head. Aroma’s: resinous, caramel, light citrus. Retronasal there’s 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
craftbeersweden (667) - 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
Bebum (964) - 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


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