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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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89
very good

848 Ratings
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 32
Gots: 135 | FT: 5
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Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

Brewed at Fanø Bryghus.

(Beer added by: bark on 08-29-2011)
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Reviews by HoppySeb:
Photo of HoppySeb
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/12/14, poured slowly from bottle into an IPA glass on 4/27/14, finishing the pour vertically to form a better head. The appearance is copper in color and forms a thick, bubbly cream colored head. Viscosity seems apparent from the pour. Sediment is notoriously present and resembles specks of fish food in an aquarium.

Its aroma is not exactly what you would expect form an American DIPA. Smells malty sweet - brown sugar, fruit - picking up mostly pineapple and a faint hop aroma in the background. After the first few sips I can taste the pineapple notes even more, the rest is a sweet caramelly flavor that's closely followed by the bitterness of the ever-present albeit somewhat hidden hops. You feel the alcohol immediately, although I wouldn't use "boozy" to describe its taste.

Mouthfeel reminds me of DFH 120 Min IPA. Thick and viscous for a DIPA - yet at 13% ABV - I feel this helps hide the alcohol very well. Molotov Cocktail's body composition also helps drink sips and savour them more easily as opposed to the bigger gulps one might take with other D/IPAs.

Overall, this is a pretty solid beer. I read reviews before cracking it open and wasn't sure what to expect but I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Also, I kept in mind the whole time this wasn't going to be your typical American IPA (even though its brewed in CT) so I was not expecting those typical characteristics.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 04/18/2014 printed on the bottleneck. Another new big beer to me from Evil Twin, this one a 13.00% abv DIPA. The label calls this beer one of the craziest beers made by Evil Twin, so we'll see what that's all about.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a bright murky golden orange colored body with one finger of frothy off-white head. Big chunks of sediment floating in the glass. Noticeable carbonation rushing topside from the etching at the bottom of the glass. Yeah, I'd say this one looks pretty damn nice. 4

S - The aroma is, as expected, a big bitter hop bomb - piney, orange marmalade, horseradish, herbal / tea leafy, with a good dose of sweetened caramel malt in there also. 3.5

T - Taste follows the nose - big & bitter, citrusy & juicy. Herbal & sweet with a leafy tea sort of taste going on in there. Fairly balanced with good caramel malt presence.

M - The feel is smooth and clean, especially for such a high abv beer. Not as ridiculously bitter and dry on the finish as I'd anticipated. Sticky, sugary, and malty. Lower carbonation than usual. Easy to drink for the 13.00% abv.

Overall, a nice strong DIPA from Evil Twin. Not the greatest that I've had, but it has enough going on to keep things interesting. Recommended.

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail -----4/5.

Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have braced myself for this one.Pours into a small tulip glass a clear burnt orange tinged golden with a tight formed one finger slightly off white head that sticks like glue to the glass,surprisingly alot of carbonation for a beer this big.Powdered sugar and oily hops in the nose,it just smells menacing,I pick up some faint nuttiness but no alcohol as it warms which is surprising.The alcohol wich was so well hidden in the aromas rears its big head on the palate,sweet fusel alcohol intertwined with citric hops is in your face,there is more caramel-like sweetness but the alcohol sweetness is king.It can barely be called a DIPA but I do like it,it's strong and sweet but the flavors meld well.Be careful here,it's big and in your face.

Photo of IronCity1822
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Beaver13
2.73/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, bottled on 7/31/13. Pours golden amber with a medium creamy off-white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts, tropical fruits and alcohol.

The flavor is heavily sweet and sugary fruity malts with big bitterness in the finish (that doesn't really dry out the cloying sweetness) and quite a bit of harsh alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall, a bit of a mess, cloyingly sweet with some bitterness and a ton of alcohol. Reminds me of DFH 120 minute IPA.

Photo of mverity
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow color with some appreciable white head. Decent lacing. Super crazy grapefruit and estery fruitiness. Super grapefruit taste as well. Nice malt backbone to support the rediculous hop profile, but it comes off a bit boozey. Heavily carbonated and nice medium body too. Aftertaste is lightly bitter. This definitely grew on me over the last few bottles.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.