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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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88
very good

660 Ratings
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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 19
Gots: 85 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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HoppySeb

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

04-28-2014 01:26:42 | More by HoppySeb
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -1%

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.

11-10-2013 21:56:30 | More by oberon
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IronCity1822

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-26-2013 00:09:24 | More by IronCity1822
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braugon

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-09-2013 18:02:49 | More by braugon
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MaxT

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-28-2013 04:32:55 | More by MaxT
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-29-2013 21:34:12 | More by woodchipper
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SanFranJake

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-23-2014 02:46:30 | More by SanFranJake
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joemetric

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-10-2014 15:54:17 | More by joemetric
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-10-2014 01:11:34 | More by sabitu
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-17-2014 07:30:12 | More by freshflesh
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-24-2013 21:27:22 | More by csmartin6
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -30.7%

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.

09-27-2013 04:25:27 | More by Beaver13
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mverity

Florida

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

12-19-2013 05:13:55 | More by mverity
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-04-2013 15:14:27 | More by Beerswag
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henryclay_

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-10-2014 15:11:55 | More by henryclay_
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-28-2014 11:47:23 | More by KolbMarley
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Supalonnie

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-09-2014 22:02:10 | More by Supalonnie
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mikejonze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-27-2014 22:09:56 | More by mikejonze
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chossboss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-22-2014 01:52:28 | More by chossboss
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Marius

Romania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-10-2014 16:40:39 | More by Marius
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-16-2014 19:09:39 | More by dankjohn
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Dave11899

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-16-2014 16:20:47 | More by Dave11899
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +10.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A ripe, juicy, and dank hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus and pine. Upfront citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, pineapple, tangerine, and apricot. Dank and spicy pine resin along with some grass and floral hints. Sweet malt background with hints of sweet caramel, grains, yeast, and cracker. Very hop forward and juicy. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very ripe, juicy, and dank hop dominated taste with big notes of citrus, pine, and grass. Citrus hop presence with big notes of grapefruit, orange pulp, mango, pineapple, apricot, lemon, tangerine, and melon. Big dank presence of spicy pine resin and grass. Sweet malt backbone with notes of caramel, grains, yeast, cracker, and slight honey. Very juicy and bitter. A pretty good hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy, oily, and drying on the finish. Somewhat boozy as expected with the 13% ABV.

Overall: A very good imperial IPA. Huge juicy hops all over the place. Not for the faint of heart but great for a hop head.

04-19-2014 07:14:52 | More by MattyG85
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-01-2014 12:22:22 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-15-2013 04:41:02 | More by Cynic-ale
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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.