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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 47
Gots: 218 | FT: 5
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 08-29-2011

Did you like Before, During, & After Christmas? Maybe you thought it poured brilliantly, and you loved of the arrogant amounts of hops wowed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscene amount of hops that went down this explosive fella. It’s a tour de force in hoppiness and by far the craziest beer made by Evil Twin… but not the last.

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Ratings: 1,027 | Reviews: 198
Photo of DasBoooot
4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Awesomeness in your mouth piece

Photo of Kyseber
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: tinged rusted golden. Slightly Cloudy with a bit of sediment. Appealing cideresque look.
S: faint smokiness detected. Odiferously malty.
T: citrusy, a bit apple-y. The 13% abv is masked well yet the astringency comes through half way through. Definitely a night-ender
M: smooth at first, astringency from potency leaves a bit of an alcoholic off gasing to remind you of what will be seeping from your body later-moreso than a lesser abv brew.

Not bad although usually when I get a beer this strong I expect it to carry a bit more complexity taste wise in conjunction with its alcohol content.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

EvilTwin Brewing Molotov Cocktail, 12 fl. oz., 13% alc by vol., Imperial India Pale Ale. Ale brewed with natural flavors.

Appearance: clear and bright golden, under an impressive white, lace-leaving head.

Aroma: Juicy fruit, citrus, tropical, piney, resin-y…all that hoppy goodness. Sweet, yeah, and plenty of bitter. Well done.

Taste: Bittersweet on the palate, more bitter this time than sweet. Dank bitterness reigns supreme, dripping citrus-y hop bombs. Astringent, acerbic, rich and drenched in uber-hoppiness. Just the way I like it.

And now the booze rises up in the taste department. high alcohol blazes the palate and skewers the flavor, but dang if I don't dig it. There are more flavors and feelings here, that you only get in brews like this, a combination of dried and candied fruits, apricots and peaches, something straddling the ridiculous and the sublime.


Let's read the label, shall we? "Did you like Before During and After Christmas, maybe you thought it poured brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amount of hops numbed your mouth. This beer will knock your tongue off--it's a tour de force in hoppiness and by far one of the craziest beer ever made by Evil Twin Brewing." Brewed by Evil Twin Brewing, Standford, CT.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper gold with a light haze under a 1” off white foam collar that grabs onto the dise of the glass producing a thin line of lace with each drink.
S: Citrus herbal nose with hints of grass.
T: very creamy attack witth big malt followed buy a shot of caramel and then an evolving hop bitterness wrapped around alcohol.
F: Chewy, medium carbonation
O: Has a mixed drink intensity and character

Photo of Big_V
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Interesting. Not in a good way. Getting hops up front followed by a strange apple juice flavor.

Photo of kennethkomentai
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sticky resiny hops but still so sweet

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows sherbet, caramel, pine, resinous hops.
Intensely sweet flavours, more pine and resinous hops though. Booze is hidden well.

Photo of Stefman454
3.12/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Good taste, surprisingly sweet for a DIPA. Very little lacing on the glass. Could be because the keg changed over.

Photo of mjpolzin
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was part of a blind tasting of 8 different IPAs and double IPAs. The other "big" ones that were included were Hopslam and Double Crooked Tree. Both my friend and I liked this better than the other two more highly acclaimed big IPAs. We were stunned when we saw that Molotov Cocktail was our favorite out of the high abv IIPAs.

What I liked about it was the taste was nice and hoppy and not overly malty as some other huge imperial IPAs tend to be.

Photo of kitch
2.58/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into La Chouffe tulip glass. 169:14 is printed at the bottom of the neck of the bottle so I assume that bottle date is the 169th date of 2014 which happens to be 18 June 2014.

A: It poured a nice orangey gold colour with less than one finger head which receded quite quickly leaving some lace on the glass.
S: Sweet malts with some light citrus and orange coming through.
T: Sweet. Too sweet. Like lightly carbonated orange cordial, some honey and maybe bubblegum. One thing going for it is that even at 13%, you don’t notice the alcohol at all. Some of the hoppiness does creep through the sweetness at times but not much.
M: Sticky, full bodied, light carbonation.
O: Now around 9 months from date of bottling, maybe some hoppiness was lost? But this was way too overly sweet for me. At first I thought that maybe I could enjoy half a bottle every so often, but the more and longer I think about it, I really couldn’t. Way too sweet.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 1 PT 6 FL OZ bottle on March 22, 2015. Single simcoe hop edition.

Photo of K2mission
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Holy hops! Loaded with 'em. Smells awesome. Taste is as expected considering the ABV. It's a little on the sweet side so the desired bitterness is consumed by the overpowering sweetness. This is a great beer but best enjoyed in small doses.

Photo of TJS6
4.92/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic nose of caramel and honey. Tastes just like it smells - awesome!

Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This DIPA poured hazy orange with not much of a head at all, smelled of sweet malts and subdued hops. Full bodied with a good amount of floral hops on the tongue but also came with an unpleasant amount of sweetness, too sweet to my liking. At a big ABV of 13%, labelled as a beer that will wow you, I had high expectations of this DIPA, it was still a decent beer but I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with it. The freshness might have been a factor but the bottled date was not found.

Photo of bpayseno
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Strong finish that leaves a memory

Photo of rickbb
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Incredible, saturated taste, overpowering, really.

Photo of JPowell712
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer was a bit on the funky side for me. The 13% ABV caught me, so I gave it a go. The pour was nice and the coloring was nice. The smell was of subdued hops and sweet candy. The taste was very similar. It was hoppy but almost overly sweet and tasted of hops and sugar and like oak or a woodsy taste? The boozy taste comes through and the mouthfeel is a little sour and unpleasant. Not the best I have tried.

Photo of funkel81
3.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really hard to drink Not good

Photo of thomseye
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Tates like a candy Hopslam... plus sweet, minus bitter. Thinner with less carbonation. But the honey and hops profile are similar to Hopslam or even Rogue 7 Hop IPA. (Just more on the alcohol/syrupy side)

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.53/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Just not much going on here for me. Try it if you like.

Photo of akrz47
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Just...a weird flavor. Really pungent and orange-y in a pretty good way, but these flavors are not very smooth. The description says "with natural flavors" and it's pretty obvious flavors are added. The alcohol is hidden well, so that's done really well. The flavors, however, are rather unnatural and stick in your throat. Imagine cheap orange drink (sugar, water, orange) with a DIPA kick. Just not quite right. Wish those flavors weren't added but I guess if you wanna price it at $4-5 a bottle that's what you gotta do.

Just go for DFH 120 if you get it regularly, it's much better. Mikkeller Big Bad series (Evil Twin's brother haha) was also much much better, if you happen to find them.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pure gold color with an orange tint medium sediments in the body. White head riding to about 3/4" above the body.

Smell: Very hoppy scent, almost addicting. A little bit on the light side but the quality makes up for it.

Taste: Ultra citrus, seriously it's like biting into a grapefruit. Tastes much better with steak, this is the second time in having it and without food its super bitter...with food its citrus sweet. Pine notes and heavy malts, no caramel notes to it whatsoever. Not a bad thing but one of the characteristics I prefer with DIPA.

Mouth: very sticky, slightly finish.

Overall: Good brew, I would definitely recommend if you are searching for a good DIPA. There's a couple i personally would rather have...still worth buying. I actually can't wait to have the simcoe edition of this beer, maybe that's next. Salud!

Photo of Aprice34
4.93/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have tried.

Photo of scotorum
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Date appears to be day 262 of 2014, which would make it five months old. Yikes. Purchased recently as a single. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawsons stemmed tulip.

a: Clear dark gold to amber with a finger thick white head which receded to patchy surface foam and dense patterned lacing.

s; Intense citrus/pine.

t; Heavy bready malt up front followed by a moderate hop bite and some alcohol throat burn. Bitterish finish as it builds at the sides of the tongue. Some grassy/herbal notes show up later.

m; Full body and very smooth, with good carbonation tingle.

o; A substantial DIPA, covers its extremely high ABV well considering, if age has hurt it that does not show to its apparent detriment. Definitely worth the $4 range it sells for if you like powerful malty DIPAs.

Photo of beergoot
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unique bottle stamp data: 170:14 08:52

Crystal clear at first pour and turning cloudy after finishing the pour, deep gold appearance; thick, sticky white head; nice foam lacing down the glass. Pine-like aroma; faded orange rind. Bitter taste right off and it keeps coming on; toasted grains and mild caramel notes buried under a strong boozy taste; faint hints of grapefruit. Medium-light body; mostly dry finish.

This IPA won't knock you out with its aroma but the bitterness and high ABV certainly warrant the imperial qualifier. A vague yeasty bread-like quality underlies the malt character. Still, the brazen hop bitterness and warm alcohol heat bring about the main character points of this brew. I'm guessing that the bottle stamp '170:14' indicates a bottling date of about May, 2014, so some hop aroma and bitterness qualities may not be at their prime. Still, this is an interesting take on an imperial styling.

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.