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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

968 Ratings
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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 44
Gots: 191 | 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BrewChatKen
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Big malty sweetness and fruity on the nose, this beer was unbalanced but in a good way, something had to hide that 13%. This is a big and very sweet beer, full bodied, and leaves a sticky mouthfeel. Pours deep golden amber with a white head. On the palate it's remarkably smooth for all that is going on, notes of fruit, pine and a little nutty flavor. I would have guessed this was around 8%, a testament to how well that ABV is balanced. It's a huge beer hiding in plain sight, not the best I've had as far as style is concerned, but a great beer nonetheless.

Photo of Tyrolaspenleaf
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

A tad bit malty but still good

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.64/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Renegawam
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of CUbeerfan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.36/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Murky
Light copper
Decent lacing
Thin white ring around glass
smells of biscuits and booze
Taste sweet malts tropical hop flavors
Bitter upfront and alcohol burn with a lingering sweetness that lingers on your lips
Light carbonation

Photo of Jonny41
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MVotter
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Clear gold with a thin cream colored head.

S - Grapefruit, orange peel, diacetyls

T - Diacetyls, grapefruit, hop oils, hot alcohol

F - Sticky, oily, heavy, mild effervescence

O - This brew takes no prisoners. The alcohol is up front and unapologetic. Diacetyls rule the taste profile and never give in to grapefruit notes trying to break through. It's a sipper...perfect for a sub-zero Upstate New York winter's night.

Photo of Veeral
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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1.8/5  rDev -54.2%

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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -18.6%

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.