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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Molotov CocktailEvil Twin Molotov Cocktail

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BA SCORE
88
very good

965 Ratings
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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 44
Gots: 190 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You've got to love beer that is this strong and is not a barley wine.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of joshuatow
4.97/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer! Would get it again.

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.96/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is one assertive mother trucker. Poured into a pint glass it pops up a frothy two-finger head which settles to a white lasting cap that sticks to the side of the glass. Bubbles continue to rise to the top for the duration.
A unique orange-peach hue. Very pleasant hop aroma - not perfumy as some hoppy beers can be.
Intense hop character; yet sweet with a smokey backdrop. Not especially bitter as you may expect with a hoppy goddess such as this. Hint of citrus is there but not overbearing. Not sure where some reviewers get lemongrass or earth or these other notes but perhaps my palate is not as acute - no offense to those with refined palates of course.

Goes very well with pretzels and sharp cheddar. Despite it's ridiculously high ABV percentage, the alcohol is not heavy in the flavor. A very sneaky beer in that you don't realize it's potency until halfway through and your fingers begin to tingle. The name "Molotov Cocktail" is very apropos as it just firebombed it's way into my top five IPAs. Evil Twin has some seriously talented brewers.

Photo of jep2606
4.96/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

OH...MY...GOD.

That pretty much described how I feel about this beer. I mean really, fancy schmancy reviews be damned. This beer is amazing.

From the moment I saw this beer on the shelf I knew I had to have it. I waited for a little while but couldn't shake the desire for it. I wasn't disappointed at all and will be looking for more Evil Twin brews in the future.

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4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I have tried.

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4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved this beer from the pop of the cap. It pours with a nice ruby color and full head that lasted well and left a nice glass lacing. First Aromas were heavily floral with a nice alcohol note. Taste: front end of bread grains and and pine followed by a nice ballanced alcohol warming and smooth finish of pine and nuts with just the right touch of bitterness. For a 13% alcohol beer, it drinks smooth, balanced and we'll mannered but leave you wanting another sip.

Photo of HunterThurston
4.92/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great tasting beer, dangerous after two.

Photo of auee92
4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Deep and malty, with plenty of brown sugar and decadent sweetness, very light pine and resin
Appearance: An amber maroon hue that is quite beautiful to behold!
Taste: Heavily sweet, lightly bitter, with a medium sourness that holds on for a brilliantly long finish
Palate: Medium body with a thin, slick texture, average carbonation and an abrupt finish
Overall: A triple IPA should be "different". This is. With an approximate 13% ABV this is a potent, malty, sweet beer with slight hints of hops and abundant malts. Hand your buddy the keys and have three, or five! Serving type: on-tap ”

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4.89/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Good good damn good. I love the taste, strong but the alchohol is well hidden.

Drank it from a bottle dated 10/15/2013 and it has become one of the few beers I just want to sip slowly.
Reviews by format are not for me. I do not write fancy reviews. I either like it, tolerate it, hate it, love it, treasure it. This is one of my personal elite treasures.

Evil Twin brews great beer. This may be their best.

Up there with my favs, Duvel, Dogfish Burton Barton, Allagash Trippel and the Stone IPa's.

Make these beers more affordable and I would never have to try anything else again.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 04:54:37 | More by jep2606

Photo of martyl1000
4.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I'm astonished at the middling score of this brew here on BA. Perhaps my incredulity comes from drinking a cellar-aged bottle of Molotov Cocktail (about 18 months of aging). But this has got to be one of the ten best beers I've had in years.

Oh, man, the aroma is nice and fruity/florally.

Then flavor in the mouth. Holy cow. It's grapefruit gumball -- as if there were such a thing. And that's why I'm scoring this so highly. It's a one of a kind IIPA, for certain.

Mouthfeel is crazily syrupy, yet leavened by significant fizz.

It's just elite-quality beer. It's better than the bulk of top IIPA's, such as 90 Minute, Dreadnaught, Hop Stoopid, and Lagunitas Sucks.

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.