Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330ml bottle. Again with the baiting and referencing another beer on the label.
This beer pours a cloudy, murky medium golden amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of foamy, melted marshmallow head, which leaves some splotchy, inverted pyramid lace around the glass as it evenly fades away.
It smells of bitter, somewhat musty citrus rind and pine sap, bready caramel/toffee malt (more the latter, actually), and a rather threatening herbal tincture of alcohol. The taste is orange cream, mildly bitter citrus pith and pine resin, seemingly aerated toffee candy, a bit of biscuity tea cracker, and softly sweet (at this ABV it is) warming, but not dull-edged booze.
The bubbles are quite subdued, the body a hefty medium-full weight, the alcohol-buffeted toffee flyin' high, and similarly smooth, somewhat egregiously so. It finishes on the sweet side, the hops fully crossing the aisle to join up with the lingering caramel malt.
A tasty enough DIPA, but with nowhere near the incendiary level of hop bitterness as promoted by the associated marketing pap. The flip side is, they aren't even all that necessary as a distraction here, given the very well integrated out-of-band ABV levels. I'll still keep a match away from this, more to prevent further caramelization of the malts, as I don't think I could take my IPAs any sweeter than this. Once again, maybe traversing the Atlantic in a container ship isn't the best idea for a beer that we are entreated to 'consume now'.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 04:32:42 | More by biboergosum
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours dark orange, decent light beige head that goes (not too fast) to a nice lace, with lots of traces on the glass.
Fruity hop smell from afar. Close in and you get huge tangerine, pineapple, sweet peach, extra faint tropical notes too, grapefruit, fruit jam, caramel, warm alcohol (not too much tho), faint pine and breadiness.
Starts really sweet, full off peach and tangerine jam, pineapple syrup, faint papaya and passion fruit, grapefruit and oranges (with lots of bitter peel later on). Strong alcohol and bitter hops settle in, both rather pleasant, not disturbing. Big green profile, leafy, dank, touch of pine, big hop oils, with a really big bitterness in the end. The alcohol helps push the fruitiness through the bitter "barrier", leaving lots of the sweet tastiness in the aftertaste, at the cost of some extra booziness.
Medium body, a bit oily, medium carbonation. Alcohol is almost anesthetic towards the end, really piles up, so be careful. So does the syrupy sweetness.
Lots of tasty hops and almost decently handled huge abv, quite a monster of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 18:13:29 | More by dcmchew
3.64/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Beautiful IPA: nice white head, slightly hazy orange body.
Hoppy aroma with sweet caramel and biscuit as well.
Incredibly sweet, from malts to hop profile to sugar. Fruity, tropical, thick and syrupy. The bitterness is overwhelmed by the sweetness.
Sticky and syrupy.
This reminds me of Devil Dancer: potent, incredibly sweet, and hoppy. Too sweet for my tastes.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 22:19:01 | More by Roguer
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.