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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

705 Ratings
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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 23
Gots: 100 | FT: 5
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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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DersOne, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ortie, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

IronCity1822, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, slight citrus, alcohol, sweet malt, and a hint of rye. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight citrus, sweet malt, hint of rye, alcohol, and hint of earthy malt. Overall, good appearance and body, but very hop centric.

Tone, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

slavall, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

irish01980, Jul 24, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +1.5%

And for the sake of "big-ness" does an Imperial IPA infultrate the beer scene with an abrupt hop taste and bitterness, a counter balance of malt and the challenge of alcohol complexities to boot. Their description says it all- it'll "knock your tongue off!"

But to the eye- the ale sells its IPA appearance very well. Deep in amber and with mild brandy-ish legging, the ale trends a touch dark and rich but still holds true to its hoppy form. Capped with a dense and creamy yellowish head, the ale struggles to hold its foam stance and laces only lightly as the beer fades.

With no real disclosure of its alcohol content within, the beer bursts with caramel dipped fruit: grapefruit wedges, orange slice, pine needles, and a bouquet of herbs. Deeply malted, the scent of caramel, honey and grain are inescapable.

But to taste, the ale is everything but timid. Its strong malty sweetness latches onto the tongue with malty caramel, toffee, and nearly brown sugar. A slow and patient turn to middle palate reveals sweet and solventy taste that includes lemons, grapefruit, orange, tea, and rubbing alcohol. Its strong alcohol taste is rosy and bitter, which exacerbates the hop bitterness to close. Somewhat resembling "balance" the ale lingers with bittersweet malt and hops intertwined.

This "beer of excess" carries a full-ish body of weighted and residual malt texture. But its hop character does a remarkable job of drying the ale and keeping it sided with the hops. Its finish of alcohol heat, unsettled bitterness and sappy stickiness causes the ale to finish complicated even if semi-dry.

"To make omelets, we must break eggs." -paraphrasing Robert Moses; and that's what happens with this beer... To make a better IPA- one that breaks the mold- a brewer has to challenge the notion of what hop-forward ales can be. If nothing else, the taste here causes us to rethink the grandeur of what the future of IPA holds. hmmmm...

BEERchitect, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jfcaa193, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

PaulMc, Jul 22, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper with a frothy cream had that dissipates at a medium pace, leaving minimal lacing.

Caramel malt, alcohol esters, pine, resin, fruit cocktail, and grapefruit pith form the initial aroma. While hop dominant, there seems to be substantial malt character. Toasted notes emerge late.

Citrus underpinnings open the flavor profile, slowly giving way to alcohol and bitter, resiny hops. Grapefruit and tropical notes of mango and pineapple accompany pine, fresh cut grass, and a caramel malt backbone. Truly taxing on the palate. The aftertaste is fairly spicy.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, light astringency, and substantial alcohol heat.

Wow. Very hoppy beer. Full of both flavoring and bittering hops, with just enough malt to tie them together. Way too hot, but with this much flavor, it should be, because one of these is about all I can handle before palate fatigue. A bit too bitter for my liking.

barczar, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

blmar311, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

slim2043, Jul 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

100200300, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JAHMUR, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Bonko_the_sane, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BlackAura, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

schnarr84, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Chrily, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JohnK17, Jan 31, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%

330ml bottle. Again with the baiting and referencing another beer on the label.

This beer pours a cloudy, murky medium golden amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of foamy, melted marshmallow head, which leaves some splotchy, inverted pyramid lace around the glass as it evenly fades away.

It smells of bitter, somewhat musty citrus rind and pine sap, bready caramel/toffee malt (more the latter, actually), and a rather threatening herbal tincture of alcohol. The taste is orange cream, mildly bitter citrus pith and pine resin, seemingly aerated toffee candy, a bit of biscuity tea cracker, and softly sweet (at this ABV it is) warming, but not dull-edged booze.

The bubbles are quite subdued, the body a hefty medium-full weight, the alcohol-buffeted toffee flyin' high, and similarly smooth, somewhat egregiously so. It finishes on the sweet side, the hops fully crossing the aisle to join up with the lingering caramel malt.

A tasty enough DIPA, but with nowhere near the incendiary level of hop bitterness as promoted by the associated marketing pap. The flip side is, they aren't even all that necessary as a distraction here, given the very well integrated out-of-band ABV levels. I'll still keep a match away from this, more to prevent further caramelization of the malts, as I don't think I could take my IPAs any sweeter than this. Once again, maybe traversing the Atlantic in a container ship isn't the best idea for a beer that we are entreated to 'consume now'.

biboergosum, Jan 27, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

330ml bottle poured into tulip 15/1/13

A murky dark amber and it just looks like thick liquid right out of the bottle, I cant see many visible bubbles but there's a two finger head that falls to a dense finger of foam and then it just sits there, great retention with some thick rings of lace, looks bad ass

S I was expecting a massive hop overkill but I'm getting loads of caramels and a little biscuit, fairly malty but there's some citric and earthy hops in there. This was just released here but I'm guessing it took a long time to arrive, it smells decent but faded

T sweet malty caramel notes with some grapefruit rind and pine sap, again it tastes like a massive DIPA but with some time behind it, faint booze but I'd say its very well hidden considering its 13%, I'd never guess its that strong

M thick and just a little gritty, very little heat and that impresses me, piney caramel rind lingers on the finish strong and long

O its a big beer but I was expecting an enamel stripping fuck off monster, reminds me more of a Barley Wine then a DIPA, more malt then expected but still very enjoyable

No bottle date that I can see, I'd assume its relatively fresh seeing how its a new release here in Alberta but all signs point to age. hops have faded, the booze is so well hidden I could see this creating problems for some and the malty caramels coming out strong, I liked it but wonder if its the experience the brewer intended

wordemupg, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine hops, caramel and biscuit malts, some booze.

T - Grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, grassy hops with some good resiny bitterness, sweet caramel malts with some biscuit malts, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Good DIPA. Big and malty and hoppy but overall well balanced.

ngeunit1, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of malmquna
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%

Bronze toward orange, cloudy, fine foam, but particularly beautiful.

Smells initially sweet, clear floral and piney hop aromas, heavy-duty lightly toasted malt also dominates. It's a feast in the nose.

Continuing the aroma profile, toffee sweetness, full malt assault of biscuit and bread, finishes as hoppy bitter in the finish as full in the beginning. Fills the mouth pleasingly.

Overall one of my favorite beers. A must if you seek flavor in your beer.

malmquna, Dec 27, 2012
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.