Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 33
Gots: 143 | FT: 4
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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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Photo of challenja
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: a golden orange copper. Like a perfect scotch amber Ale. It is a beautiful sight but very pale compared to most double iPa`s.

S: serious orange candy coated hop bomb. It smells like like Avery Maharaja.

T: this is a sweeter version of Avery maharaja. Super sweet, candied orange peel. White sugar. Very much in the vein of dogfish 120 on draft.. Sickly sweet .... So much that I can't pin point a hop varietal but Simoce and maybe Centennial..
M : super Candy slick. Frothy Medium carbonation. Syrupy bliss.

O: this is a serious IPA sipper.. Powerful candy. I bought a 4 pack and will hold it for years.. Serious beer.. But a boozy hop bomb that really delivers is Founders devil Dancer

Photo of ajzy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy hops and hints of alcohol.
T: Like a Molotov Cocktail, the taste of this beer is a hop bomb that explodes into your mouth, packing an intense punch of pine resin hops and notes of citrusy hops, both of which contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. The hops dominate the overall taste of this beer and obscure the underlying malts, but you can tell this beer is strong by the notes of alcohol that are perceptible in the finish, which also has lingering notes of bitterness.
M: The feel of this beer somewhat resembles that of a barleywine as it is a little more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a bit of warming from the alcohol. I didn't notice any crispness from the hops.
O: If you really like IPAs, this is a nice beer to sip and savor on a chilly winter night. The alcohol is noticeable, but it is dangerously drinkable for a beer that comes in at 13%.

Photo of Newbiebeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of wr3ck00n
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10.15.13, enjoyed 11.20.13. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a copper color with a cream head. Nice lacing. Smell is very boozey with a definite hop power, slightly sweet. First sip has a strong bite. Booziness is there to be sure, but not near as much as I expected from either the smell or the fact that it's 13%. Very very hop forward, strong citrus. Tart, but with a hint of sweetness that comes off as tropical and juicy, pineapple maybe. Also get a hint of burnt caramel with a lot of pine on the finish. Very nice mouthfeel. Leaves a tingle on the tongue that I love, kind of an after bite/sour hint. Overall, quite lovely. Would happily drink this one again!

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of xungmound98
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of edhizdeid
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of oldedog
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ADZA
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's abit scary when looking at the cold options in my house this is the lightest in colour and on a 35degree day like today the dark can wait,anyways she pours a hazed mandarin hue with a rather very creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is strong piney hops,citrus and candy and just on smell you know it's going to be a massive hop bomb,the mouthfeel for me is borderlining on perfection it's full bodied with an above average carbonation and it tastes just like a hop punch with hints of strong pine,citrus and pineapple which is briefly interrupted with the slightest caramel candied malts and finished off with a pungent resinous piney bitterness and overall it's a massive beer that deserves respect cheers.

Photo of BostonPhilly
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of aapp
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rEBELlION
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of creal92
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of jman005
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JSchock7
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Wrigfen
4.9/5  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 oberon
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have braced myself for this one.Pours into a small tulip glass a clear burnt orange tinged golden with a tight formed one finger slightly off white head that sticks like glue to the glass,surprisingly alot of carbonation for a beer this big.Powdered sugar and oily hops in the nose,it just smells menacing,I pick up some faint nuttiness but no alcohol as it warms which is surprising.The alcohol wich was so well hidden in the aromas rears its big head on the palate,sweet fusel alcohol intertwined with citric hops is in your face,there is more caramel-like sweetness but the alcohol sweetness is king.It can barely be called a DIPA but I do like it,it's strong and sweet but the flavors meld well.Be careful here,it's big and in your face.

Photo of Dope
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Remdog
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange-copper coloring with a low profile, dense, frothy, off-white head that settles out almost completely as you drink. Aromas of tropical fruit, specifically grapefruit and pineapple, with a solid dose of tangy caramel, a heavy helping of booze, and a bitterness that almost makes your jaw clench a little, just from smell. Smells big and beefy. Flavors are bitter forward, with a resinous pine pitch character that is slightly balanced by smooth, sweet fruit cocktail and a roasted, almost charred, caramel backbone. The fruit flavors blend seamlessly, with pineapple, grapefruit, peach, and tangerine. After the initial bitter jolt, there is a calm smoothness that cloaks the palate, giving a very drinkable feel despite the subtle warmth building at the tail end from the ABV. Tangy sweet, roasted, and resinous aftertaste, all playing along nicely with one another. The booze definitely hits you all at the end, like getting stuck with the tab after an all night bender. Slightly sweet and rich linger that is cut short by a bitter, dry, almost astringent final kick from all the hops. This is a biggie, and it is damn tasty!

Photo of thomascj
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of dwoolley1
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
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