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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 44
Gots: 188 | FT: 4
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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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a burnt orange with a thin off-white head. Thin amount of lacing.

S - Very sweet with a good amount of citrus and light pine.

T - Starts off with lots of sweet malts. Lots of tropical fruit next with a burst of pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. Finish is bitter pine. Alcohol is hardly noticeable for 13% ABV.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

O - This was a very decent DIPA. Sweeter than the average DIPA with a big ABV. Definetly a sipper.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of dgcarmack
4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't get enough of this stuff. It has a pretty unique taste over others in the class. Pretty strong alcohol flavor - buts its probably hard to mask at 13% abv. There is a thick and syrupy mouthfeel, accompanied by a sweet start. I suggest serving cooler than the suggested temperature for a DIPA, so below 46 degrees

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a orangish gold with two finger head that dies quick and left lace patches. Piney, citric hops dominate the aroma although there is some bitterness in there as well. At first, I didn't think I would like this beer as it seemed (at least by prior comments I heard and by the smell) to be nothing but a hop bomb. And while it is very hoppy, make no mistake, the piney, citrusy (not really grapefruit like) hops actually hold together and there's just enough of an underlying malt base (I discern no real sweetness/caramel malt/breadiness) to make it not only a great tasting beer but one I can continue to sip on without tiring of it after awhile. Finishes dry and bitter and the high ABV isn't too noticeable (there is some heat after a little time has elapsed) and overall a really good beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: honey golden, slightly hazy. Pretty substantial off white head and some messy lacing for such a big beer.
smell: piney grapefruit. Some juicy fruit sweetness but a dry and hoppy nose dominate.
taste: mostly like the nose with a little more malt balance but then a big bitter bomb of a finish.
overall: A crazy hop bomb. Truth in advertising. No subtlety here but it delivers.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 12 ounce bottle born on 10/15/2013 - nearly three months now - split into tulip glasses.

Pours a hazy copper color with some deep orange hues. A mere 5 mm of head develops, comprised of pure white bubbles just large enough to exclude classification as “foam.” The aroma is of earth, wet dirt specifically. There is a spicy, herbal prominence commensurate with a substantial hop bill. Sweet, fruity sugars finish the nose. The liquid carries notes of robust, earthen hops to the tongue, surprising it with a rush of bitter and spicy sensations. Sugar and citrus jump out almost immediately, though the former lingers substantially longer. In fact, the grapefruit and lemon are largely overpowered by the sweetness of the brew. The mouthfeel reflects the apparent sugar content - thick, almost viscous, and dry. Carbonation and alpha-acids balance and liven the body, but further contribute to the dry, resinous finish. Note that this is a 13% ABV concoction, and the alcohol remains hidden even this far into the drink. Overall, this is a spicy and sugary DIPA that foregoes balance and tradition in favor of masking a substantial alcohol content. Though better than many lesser attempts, the pronounced sweetness prevents it from being anything more than “average” for me.

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