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.