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Heretic Evil Cousin Imperial IPA

Heretic Evil Cousin Imperial IPA is the latest offering from the new Heretic Brewing in Pittsburgh, CA.  Pouring with a really nice creamy head with some serious staying power, this golden IPA is a nice beer to look at, with tiny bubbles similar to champagne.  The aroma hits you with a good strong West Coast IPA hoppy smell that lets you know what you’re in store for.  As far as flavors go, you couldn’t get a more classic West Coast Imperial IPA flavor profile with a big hit of resinous hops, followed by a grapefruit finish.  It’s a bit of a surprise to find that the mouthfeel is nice and light though, and the flavors are a bit more balanced than something like a Pliny the Elder.  The alcoholic bite is about what you'd expect in an 8% beer, letting you know it's there without overwhelming the drinking experience.  If you like big bold West Coast IPAs, this is one worth seeking out.


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