Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.44/5 rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled 2/12/14, and poured 4/14/14. $4 single. I was a bit hesitant to buy a 2 month old IPA for $4, but the ABV is high enough on this one that I felt it'd keep the hops in-tact for a little while.
Appearance: Poured aggressively and couldn't quite get the whole beer in the glass due to the fluffy, light tan head. Plenty of floaters throughout the glass. The beer is copper-brown in color, and there's a good amount of thick lacing. Unexpected given the ABV.
Smell: Huge. Dank. Beautiful. It's a huge wallop of pine and tropical fruits, but there's a massive malt sweetness (expected for the ABV). The alcohol really isn't there in an obvious way, but you'll probably just get the feeling that this is a big beer, even in a blind tasting. I guess you can just sort of "smell the heat", I suppose? Awesome aroma.
Taste/feel: Massively syrupy sweet at first, unsurprisingly, but also an awesome, dank, bitter hoppiness. Bursting freshness, despite the fact this was bottled a couple months ago. I surprisingly don't find this to be very abrasive/harsh given its intense hopping. Plenty of body with a mild, maybe moderate carbonation. A big, big beer that's a joy to drink. It's more of a sipper, but its surprising drinkability will make you want to drink it a bit fast. Very dry finish due to that 13%. A slight warmth in the throat and on the back of the tongue, with some of stickiness, and nice bitterness.
Since this is 13%, it may be appropriate to call this a "Triple IPA"... but I don't know. Triple IPAs I've had before have tasted like American Barleywines, but this one really tastes like an Imperial IPA.
Phenomenal. $4 seems a bit on the high side (eh, maybe not so much for an Evil Twin beer...), but it is most definitely worth it. It is most definitely a big beer with a lot of sweetness and thickness, but if you like hops, you should be able to appreciate this one... I really, REALLY like it. Given the ABV and the complexity of this brew, there's not too much more I can ask for.
Make no qualms about it, the name "Molotov Cocktail" is a more than appropriate name for this brew -- not for the faint of 'buds.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 20:20:47 | More by Alextricity
2.91/5 rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
On tap at Pazzo's (Lexington, KY)
Plain looking amber-colored ale.
Fruity and sweet aroma largely conceals the high ABV, but alcohol esers are certainly present.
ABV not at all concealed upon tasting, whereupon my taste feels lightly burned and alcohol esters are abundant. A solid grapefruit note from ample hops serves as the base. Substantial herbal and pine notes as well. Strong flavored, and just plain strong, a bit harsh and certainly a little challenging to drink.
O: Too extreme for my tastes, but what else should be expected for a IIPA called "Molotov Cocktail" that carries an ABV of 13%.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2014 14:14:19 | More by chinchill
3.65/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Very excited to try this one after hearing it compared to 120 Minute and after sampling a number of other awesome offerings from Evil Twin. Lets get to it. This dipa pours a nice reddish copper color with a slightly off white head. It is very attractive but nothing greater than most double and imperial ipas. The aroma is bitingly strong with hop bitterness and definite alcohol. It is very dank with an abundance of pine and weed along with a bit of citrus and biscuit malts. The mouthfeel is typical of this style of ale; sticky, resiny, coating. The taste follows the nose being dank, piney, and chock full of booze. Really a bit too much booze (and I like big boozy beers). A significant amount of sweetness is also very present here. There's some spice on the finish but it is overwhelmed by the alcohol. This one is as bold and explosive as its name implies. It is good but very very unrefined. I think I'll cellar a few to see if this improves. In regards to others comparison to 120, I'll take a 120 or even a 90 minute any day over this.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2014 23:50:43 | More by lochef81
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
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