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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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207 Reviews
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Reviews: 207
Hads: 1,194
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 30.51%
Wants: 55
Gots: 292 | FT: 3
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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Reviews: 207 | Hads: 1,194
Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Clear gold .. not much head on pour or lacing on glass dissapears quickly

s; Bready yeats with sweet Malts

t; Malty and boozey as expected at 13%

m: Full bodied heavy on the tongue the Malts linger for quite sometime

o: if you are looking for something boozey this is an enjoyable experience

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Photo of atone315
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on the 310th day of 2014, I'm pouring this beer at about 5 months old. Nice golden orange in color, absolutely zero head. This thing is flat as the Great Plains. Tastes the same, with a TON of sweet malt. Plenty of alcohol on the way down, was not offensive on the tongue. Overall a decent beer, but will not pick up another.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty sure its past its date, but thats my fault for buying (the stores for selling) but it was wayyy to sweet and malty for my liking. Especially for an IIPA

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Photo of GilGarp
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle seved chilled into a goblet.

Molotov Cocktail is a very hazy copper hue with thick white head. It's lighter in color than I was expecting given the strength. Head settles slowly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is hoppy but not as much as it could be. It's not particularly fresh in terms of comparison with the best from California. I couldn't interpret the date code but it was purchased recently.

Flavor is incredibly bold and bitter with huge hop character. There is a bit of sweetness from the huge malt bill but the hops completely dominate. Alcohol is huge too but it's not hot.

Mouthfeel is medium plus in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a silly beer along the lines of 120 Minute. Fun once in a while but I wouldn't make it a regular in my fridge.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.19/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was really excited to try this beer. Ended up being slightly disappointing. Big heavy boozy aroma, which isn’t surprising since it is 13% ABV. Didn’t quite enjoy the taste though. I though it was way too sweet. Still a lot of floral hop bitterness. Reminded me of a little brother to 120 minute. Big boozy, sweet and bitter.

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Photo of JebBeerFish
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very intense piney flavor. Alcohol well hidden in the taste but slight not unpleasant warmth in stomach. I prefer DIPAs to IPAs. Glad I tried, but will not likely purchase again, just too piney and hoppy for me.

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Photo of NickTheGreat
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L (4) – It’s not really fair to say I wasn’t impressed with this beer’s color; It was kinda a weird bright orange/amber color. I prefer DIPA/IIPA to be darker. There was a decent amount of head on it, though

S (4.25) – Smells really good. A bit of hoppiness and a bit of sweet malt.

T (4.25) – This beer tastes good. Really good. It does have a hoppy taste/aftertaste, but a sweet malt to it. Not overly sweet, but enough to be noticed. I didn’t really get much alcohol taste, which is surprising considering the ABV.

F (4.25) – This beer is carbed well and has a good mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

O (4.25) – I’d bought this beer a month or so ago, but kinda forgotten about it. So I was excited! This beer is solid all around. I’d like to add to my rotation, but the price per bottle will probably keep this as a special occasion purchase.

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Photo of sprucetip
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden with thinnish white head that mostly fades but not completely.

Smells boozy, but with some citrusy hops poking through. Despite the lack of complexity, it is rich and bold.

Sweet but without the caramel flavor, medium bitterness across the middle, fairly sharp citrus flavor, and some more almost cloying sweetness on the backend.

Adequately carbonated, rich full body. viscous, with a bit of lingering bitterness after the finish.

Not that it matters, but I'd call this a really hoppy barleywine before I'd call it any kind of IPA. At that 13%, and as sweet as it is, you should go into this with the attitude of sipping on a barleywine rather than an IPA. In my view. …It's good, I like it. Pretty sweet though, just so you know.

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Photo of Mdog
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Yellow-gold and hazy, lots of particles in suspension, good head.

Smell: Boozy, then a lemony/citrus aroma.

Taste: Mandarin oranges, sweet, then a slightly metallic orange rind flavor, not super bitter, slick feel.

Overall: Picked up a single to try this triple IPA, it had an interesting flavor where the dry rind tasted almost metallic. Very orange-y. I might have to try another one side by side with another high abv DIPA like Devil Dancer or Double Crooked Tree.

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Photo of GFM
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a golden orange color. Quickly dissipating two finger head. A lot of
floating sentiment--I initially thought my glass must have been dirty. Thick feel; beer sticks to the mouth. Hop flavor gives way to a sweet aftertaste. Can sense the alcohol, but at 13% that's to be expected. I really enjoyed it. I had it before dinner after a winter afternoon of throwing the football with my son. It certainly helped me warm up. Definitely a beer best to end your session with; it will be hard to follow this up. (8.5)

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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.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 6.25.13. No fears - I bet this one ages well

L - Bronze with rich texture, no clarity, and sediment floating through out. 1 full finger of head and some sticky lace left on the glass. IPA's don't get better looking than this one!

S - Extreme dank hops and ...BOOZE! Wow.

T - A hop bomb in the purest sense. Lots of booze, but goes down easy. Sweet, but not overly, and a good combination of citrus and pine hops. Freakin GOOD!

F - Oily, slick, full bodied.

O - This one is definitely flammable. Tasty as hell. Wow. Get it if you find it!

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Photo of JohnnyI
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a bottle with a friend while carousing at the Cafe Craft in North Charleston. Boy am I glad we shared. This one is not for the faint of heart! The aptly name Molitov Cocktail is an absolute explosion of hops. Aside from the oily coating on the surface of the beer, there is little to distinguish the appearance from many common American IPA's. The beer had a tangerine-amber color with a mildly hazy look. The aroma and flavor... that's a different story. A potent, pungent profile slaps you right in the face with hellacious hops. Sour and tart up front. Funky gym socks with pine cones drenched in sap. Citrus zest overload with grapefruit bitters. Surprisingly balanced due to a pine resin sweetness that imparts a maple/honey crisp character. There's some tropical taste in the finish, and a cloying sweetness that I can't shake. The body is big, bold and chewy. Surprisingly, the hop qualities and alchohol are not as overpowering to me as the unbridled sweetness. It's just so syrupy that I have a hard time sipping more than a tiny amount at a time. If you like your IPA's concentrated to the point of absurdity, this may be the beer for you. I'd be real curious to see how this would taste in a year or 2. In the mean time, let's keep all those bottles on the shelf.

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Photo of scootny
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a scary beer. While suspending a substantial amount of patricles it is surprisingly clear and deep orange amber. Mild carbonation. Spots and streaks of lace. Yellowish-whitw head of a couple of fingers surprisingly.

Smell is rich. Large slices of warm multigrain bread. Mangos and tropical fruit. Where's the booze? Oh, there it is... barely...Wait, Nope. None.

Taste is so big. Lots of tropical hops that flow into the malt. It's hard to tell where one ends and the other ends. Mango predominates but the big caramel sweetness is so well done that you start to wonder but the tight bitterness that follows moves it strongly to a dry and hoppy place. Sweet and chewy, cutting bitterness. Oils coating my mouth. No booze at all. Scary

Feel is slightly syrupy and smooth. Carbonation is just enough to enliven the swallow.

Wow, A real Kick A beer that while not a session ale is quite easy to sip frequently and often. Impressive.

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Photo of Tom_O
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A subtle but strong IPA. I'll compare it to Dogfish 120 simply for the alcohol content. Don't think it'll age as well though. Pretty drinkable, i would purchase again, but wouldn't consider it a must have.

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Photo of Krobinette
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great bouquet--tulip glass a must. Extremely hoppy! High alcohol content, mine was on draft and I didn't know how high it actually was until it snuck up on me. Definitely tasty, I am an IPA guy and I will have this again...when I don't have to drive!

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Photo of Tilly
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Lloyd of effervescent.

Golden copper colour with an easy one finger of fine foam.

Aromas of hops, citrus, pine and pleasant forals.

Wonderful flavours of blood orange, citrus and pine.

Mouth feel is sharp on the tongue with nice back of the tongue bitterness.

Nice job!

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark(ish) copper color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a thin ring around the glass

S: Citrus and fruity hops explode in your face. Some light caramel malt in there as well, but the hops pretty much melt your face/nose off

T: Follows the nose. Starts right off with the citrusy and fruity hops, along with a hint of pine. A little malt comes in to smooth stuff over, and the bitterness actually isn't to bad. Alcohol hidden almost completely. Finishes with a light bitterness and more hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth

O: Ridiculously easy to drink for being 13% (feels more like 7 or 8%) which makes this a dangerous brew. If you're gonna drink more than one, take your time (not easy, but must be done). Pretty much like pure hop flavor in a glass without much bitterness. Great price point as well. Definitely worth picking up if you're all about that hop flavor

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Photo of samtrillo
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

I tried this to get ready for 120 Minute I'm having Ina few days.

The first sip was delightful. I did not pick up on the and enjoyed the big mouthfeel and honey sweet citrus malt and hop combo. With each subsequent sip the alcohol became more prevalent, like a bad mixed drink. The honey sweetness and fruity piney hops persisted, but they couldn't outbid the booze.

It was a interesting experience, but by the end it was hard to finish. I think this would be great as double IPA rather than whatever categorie it's in.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a New Belgium tulip

A: Pours hazy deep golden amber with notable floaties and frothy off white head that settles and laces well.

S: Citrus and pine hops with some caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus up front, sweet tangerine, maybe a touch of pineapple, pine bitterness follows, closed out with some caramel malt sweetness. Hides it's alcohol very well.

M: Medium to heavy body, low carbonation.

O: Impressively big beer, but a bit too thick and sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a hazy amber/orange. The smell has heavy floral hops and yeast. It is a light-bodied, flavourful taste with floral hops, sweetness (malts), and slightly more alcoholic than most beers (although doesn't taste as strong as you would normally think a 13% ABV beer would).

Definitely not a sessionable beer, but very tasty.

Would I buy it again? Probably.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.56/5  rDev -34.4%

Bottle from I forget where. Pours a pretty deep golden clear color with a two finger creamy white head. Heavy malt and booze aroma with some citrus peel in there. I can tell this is going to be syrupy just smelling it. Flavor is a massive punch of pure booze, pine flavor, low bitter, sweet syrupy mess. Gross. Syrupy body with low carbonation and an astringent feeling all over my mouth. Why would anyone drink this more than once?

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Molotov Cocktail pours a hazy bright golden color with a large lacing head. There is a big hoppy aroma, hints of earth. Big harsh hoppy taste, earthy tones, very warm finish. Good body, good flavor. Overall its very big bold and powerful.

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Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a Riedel Vinum Zinfandel glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear, lightly hazy amber orange. A small layer of whiten foam quickly recedes to a fringe with no lace.

Smell: Deeply resinous pine, citrus and spice along with honey and caramel sweetness.

Taste: Deep fruity sweetness: fresh tropical fruit from hops together with darker dried fruit from malt. Dank, resinous, herbal and bitter hops balance some of the huge maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, smooth and just starting to get sticky; medium carbonation.

Overall: Somewhere in between a strong DIPA and a super hoppy barleywine; doesn't hide its alcohol but still easy to sip.

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Photo of NateSylvan
4.25/5  rDev +9%

If you enjoy the fruitier double IPAs, you're going to love this beer. Aromas are minimal, but honey like notes are found. Initial impression is soft and sweet, with pineapple or apricot like flavors. This is followed by a light hoppy bitter taste. What's unique about this imperial is a tingly aftertaste on the tongue that stays for an impressive amount of time after drinking. Overall a preferred imperial that I will have again.

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.