Evil Cousin is Heretic’s Double IPA and it’s fierce.
Super charged hop juice that’s not for the faint hearted, the can I have was produced on February 18th this year so it’s also good and fresh for a US import.
Pouring a pale gold with a little fuzzy head, the smell is HB pencil shavings, slightly painty, slightly woody, and surrounded by wine gums.
It’s a big smell, a smell that warns you of the delicious pain to come.
You find a solid pancake and caramel malt, a little vanilla on the side, some honey and biscuits making up the sweet round body, but most importantly you find the hops.
Or rather they find you.
They creep up the glass and rip at your tongue with super sharp shards of sherbet coated bitter lemon, mandarin zest, while orange marmalade and mango attempt to comfort you against the swish of nettles and herbal greenery that lead you towards the eye wateringly dry bitter finish.
Source: Beers Of Europe