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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

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Ratings: 765
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 25
Gots: 116 | FT: 6
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: bark on 08-29-2011)
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Carb-Overlord, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

myuncle, Oct 09, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Evil Twin is Denmark’s answer to “Can Denmark make awesome beers or what?”, and I’m hitting the hardest ABV of their brews that is readily available (they did produce a limited release 17.2% American Double Imperial Stout called “Bozo Beer” however good luck getting one in Australia): Molotov Cocktail. The name in itself conjures up thoughts of my mouth exploding with delight, as well as my nipples*.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A: Presents an orange body with a crazy amount of yeast particles floating around and a thin white lacing for a head. Doc likes yeast particles, so extra points there. 9/10.

S: Big fruity and floral hops smash my olfactory senses, also noted is a sweet caramel malt base and grapefruit lingering in the background. Smells like an absolute hop fuelled fantasy. 9/10.

T: Very much an amped up version of Bridgeport’s Hop Czar, which I noted as having characters of: Grapefruit, pine resin, and bitter orange hops - upfront, at the back and generally all over the place, these hops are tap-dancing on my tongue. There is also a cloying syrupy sweetness as well, like a tanker full of treacle. I find this a bit too intense, then I look at the label and remind myself that it is 13% ABV, and it’s not that intense for alcohol this high. At least the balance of sweetness to bitterness is even-handed. 8/10.

M: Medium bodied, with a carbonation that is hard to place due to the oiliness of the mouthfeel, it’s not distracting nonetheless. 7/10.

D: Well Evil Twin really lobbed a live grenade onto my tongue with this brew. It made me stand to ask the question “Am I really enjoying this or is it too much?”, then I would take another sip and the answer would invariably be my inner hop lover nodding “Yes to both!” frantically. A beer with caveats then. Whilst it doesn’t destroy my tongue with bitterness like Sixpoint’s Resin, and it doesn’t turn me into a diabetic like Gulden Draak, it comes quite close to doing both. 8/10.

Food match: Sharp cheese platter... or anything with bold flavours really, your tongue will be numb before you finish the glass anyhow.

*Did anyone get my obscure Monty Python “Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook” reference?

doktorhops, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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.

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a bright copper color with good clarity and a white head that recedes to the snifter. The aroma has intense citrus hops as well as lemongrass, herb and pine. The flavor has a sugary malt foundation with notes of caramel and toffee, followed up by a satisfying bitterness and citrus hop character. A tasty treat, and the alcohol is detectable, but certainly not detracting. A great beer!

Stinkypuss, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Great aromatic hop aroma, and surprisingly well masked alcohol presence given the ridiculously high ABV, but ultimately too sweet for my tastes. A very well concocted beer, but not entirely in proper balance (bitterness, sweetness, etc.) for me. However, the hop aroma is quite complex and blends nicely with scent of sweetness.

Perhaps this would be a better fit later in the season, as the weather gets cooler again. I'll have to try it again.

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.