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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.93/5
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1,412 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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.

Added by bark on 08-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,756
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
1,412
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shadrack
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RDW
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pprichar
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a conical pint glass; batch 30, 10:17.
A: Pours a very hazy orange-amber color with an initial half inch, white head. Not a lot of head retention and only thin, soapy lacing.
S: Aromas are a complex melange of caramel, bread, citrus and tropical fruit.
T: Sweet with flavors of orange and mango predominating on a caramel/cookie malt base. Bitterness relatively mild but offsets sweetness nicely; finish akin to Southern Comfort.
M: Medium to full bodied and strongly persistent, if light, carbonation.
O: Really a nicely and uniquely designed and executed American DIPA. Frankly, I thought the sweetness/malt backbone an asset. Looks more New England, really, than East Coast. Enjoyed it and would drink/serve/gift, but only with good friends.

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Photo of lovemesumipa
2.37/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Way, way too sweet for an IPA. I could barely finish a 12oz can.

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from Kings Liquors in South Lake Tahoe, CA earlier this week for $4.19. Batch 025.

Beer poured a cloudy golden orange with a decent white head with the initial pour. Some floaties in there suggesting this is another old brew.

Nose is tropical and citrus, very nice.

Taste was orange and mango forward overbalanced by a ginormous malt base. Finish is boozy and sweet.

Feel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this was a tad too sweet but i did like the choice of hops used.

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a chalice

Unfiltered with particulate in an orange golden liquid crowned by a pencil thin white sudsy, soapy foam cap

Citrus hop aroma, candied orange

Taste of grapefruit, resin hops , malt backbone

Taste is sweet then takes a quick tart turn, bitterness lingers

There is a lot going on in this beer

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a darker copper body, slight orange hue, two finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing. Smell is caramel and grapefruit, bit of resin and floral notes, but mostly grapefruit and sweet grainy caramel. It's not quite a hoppy barleywine; its surprisingly clean and hoppy like you'd expect from a hugely hopped up DIPA. Flavour is a big grapefruit punch along with a hefty caramel presence, touch of honey, resin and pine. It's good, lots of flavour and moderately bitter resin on the backend. Mouthfeel is fuller bodied, good carbonation, not too sweet, moderate relative bitterness on the backend. A nicely done triple IPA, which actually has more than enough hops to balance out the big malt base. Hefty beer.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangey peach with a one inch head that surprisingly dissipated without lace. Nose is candied orange with a little malt and pine, but was muted for such a big beer. Taste is...omg that's too sweet. The candied orange from the nose comes through, and there is a good bitterness to stand up against a significant malt bill here. However, there is no way around the fact that this beer is just way too sweet. I've had candy bars and lollipops that weren't this sweet. Overall, I'm sorry to say it just doesn't work.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, saying "Imperial India Pale Ale with Mango and Orange Added" batch D28-D29. 09:21 date/time stamp. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange-light amber in color. Initial off-white head died back to a thin ring. No lacing. It appears this beer had some sediment along with it, leaving a lot of floaters and what looks like fruit pulp. Good color, but not a good looking beer.

Smell: When I first cracked the can, I did get a strong hit of mango, but that has dissipated a bit. With a swirl I get orange, citrus rind, blueberry, a hint of pine, and a hint of mango.

Taste: Hoppy, but not excessively so. Strong orange flavor, transitioning into a very solid malt backbone and having aspects of a barleywine in malt character. At 12%, I shouldn't be surprised it comes across like that. The mango is muted, and the finish is mildly bitter - a mix of grapefruit and pine tempered by the sweetness/barleywine character of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Very thick, with a warming sensation from the alcohol. Prickly carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: My 900th review! A potent brew and a slow sipping beer. Definitely a good DIPA, and whereas many DIPAs are more hops than malt, this one strikes me as more malt than hops. It's not as agressive in hops as some DIPAs I've had, but it's a potent brew none the less. I happened to pick up the "Lite" version of this one so I'll have to have that next another night and see how it compares - is the same recipe but not as intense, or is it something else entirely? I think I would have rated this beer higher if it didn't have the floaters in it.

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4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,412 ratings
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