Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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185 Reviews
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Reviews: 185
Hads: 1,116
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.82%
Wants: 53
Gots: 257 | FT: 6
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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.

Brewed at Fanø Bryghus.
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Reviews by woodchip:
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Photo of acostuhhh
2.96/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Super boozy. Just not a fan of ipas. (36 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (1,335 characters)

Photo of neenerzig
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single 12 oz. bottle of this to try on a recent trip to Kentucky and south western Ohio. Poured into one of my tulip glasses, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy/hazy medium copper amber color with some streams of bubbles rising to the surface of the beer and a lot of yeasty chunks floating around in the beer. Has a white head that is about 1/2 of an inch thick when first poured before settling to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with a nice big cluster of foam on the beer's surface and pretty decent lacing. Aromas of citrus, herbal, resinous, piney hops and alcohol rounded out with some subtle maltyness. Has a fairly sweet, slightly toasted, biscuity, caramel malt sweetness upfront that gives way to big piney, resinous, herbal, and somewhat grapefruit-esque hop flavors. Rounded out with some dried fruit notes such as figs, apricots, and perhaps a bit of plum. Lots of booze too. The sweetness here booziness certainly dominate here. I wonder how long this beer was sitting on the shelf at The Party Source before I purchased it. To me this drinks more like a good barley wine than a double IPA, and I can't find any indicator on the bottle of when this batch was bottled. It is very tasty nonetheless, just not very bitter. Has a somewhat crisp, frothy and creamy, slightly prickly, somewhat chewy and oily, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly easy to drink. A damn fine beer indeed!

Eric (1,484 characters)

Photo of Arkrebel
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A well balanced IPA. I liked it very well. I am a sucker for heavy alcohol brews and this one fits the bill. (108 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a large snifter glass. The color was a hazy yellowish orange color. The head was white with a low retention but had some light lacing that actually stuck around for a while. The smell of the beer was not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting it to be. Personally I feel that the nose of this beer gives of more grains than anything else. The taste of the beer is pretty hoppy but not overly impressive on that level. It's got a slight sourness to it that may be coming from the types of hops that were used here. The mouthfeel is oily, lightly carbonated and not very exciting. Overall for the price per bottle this beer is not worth it... Just my personal opinion on that. The beer left me with some severe cotton mouth which was awesome since that is the initial intent of these kind of hop bombs. The 13% is well hidden and the beer is quite drinkable to say the least but still not very exciting. (909 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (743 characters)

Photo of IronCity1822
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of don1481
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Snifter at Burnhearts.

Overall, a pretty good imperial IPA. The high ABV is well hidden. A little too much of a slick aftertaste, but a really nice beer. (154 characters)

Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cam477
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MaxT
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of joemetric
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dimitrov
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beaver13
2.76/5  rDev -29.2%
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. (544 characters)

Photo of HunterThurston
4.92/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great tasting beer, dangerous after two. (40 characters)

Photo of mverity
3.94/5  rDev +1%
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. (364 characters)

Photo of Doomcifer
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
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