Molotov Cocktail | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,428 |  Reviews: 267
Photo of thomascj
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of BruinsDude325
1.25/5  rDev -68.2%

Photo of Dekkar
1.29/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

tour de force in hoppiness... Yeah... About that..
It isn't anywhere close.
T: avoid at all costs unless you enjoy sugar with sugar and syrup on top.

Shit does the trick though if you're willing and able to partake

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Photo of Rekrule
1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

Photo of JMFP
1.71/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Sorry, but this was udderly awful.

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Photo of gmcb_5
1.76/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Way too sweet for me!

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Photo of BigAl18
1.8/5  rDev -54.2%

Photo of MadelineNash
1.92/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Way too sweet. Tastes like bubble gum.

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Photo of Walleybeer
2/5  rDev -49.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of justforrazors
2/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of BadgerConn
2.18/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

All I can think is I got a bad batch. Total skunk.

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Photo of 71CrazyOtto
2.23/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of celt_rock
2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

Really disappointed with this one. I don't so much care about the terrible, incoherent grammar that they use in their own description but the false advertising is the worst. Arrogant amount of hops? It's arrogant to think that you can sell a hopless beer and convince people of its hoppiness. This tastes like an overly strong home-brew. It's sickly sweet, malty and reminiscent of a bad Scotch ale. Coming from the land of Heady Topper, Double Dose, Double Sunshine, Second Fiddle and just about everything from Hill Farmstead, this is a not very good excuse for a DIPA.

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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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Photo of kitch
2.43/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into La Chouffe tulip glass. 169:14 is printed at the bottom of the neck of the bottle so I assume that bottle date is the 169th date of 2014 which happens to be 18 June 2014.

A: It poured a nice orangey gold colour with less than one finger head which receded quite quickly leaving some lace on the glass.
S: Sweet malts with some light citrus and orange coming through.
T: Sweet. Too sweet. Like lightly carbonated orange cordial, some honey and maybe bubblegum. One thing going for it is that even at 13%, you don’t notice the alcohol at all. Some of the hoppiness does creep through the sweetness at times but not much.
M: Sticky, full bodied, light carbonation.
O: Now around 9 months from date of bottling, maybe some hoppiness was lost? But this was way too overly sweet for me. At first I thought that maybe I could enjoy half a bottle every so often, but the more and longer I think about it, I really couldn’t. Way too sweet.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
2.49/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

L. looks like an IPA

S. Little or no nose at all.

T. Musty, aggressive bittering mostly in the back of the mouth. Little or no hop taste, just alchohal.

f. Tastes old musty, down right nasty, sorry.

O. I did not like it at all

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Photo of Jah_Json
2.49/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Normally I love DIPAS / TIPAS with high ABV, bot NOT when the smell and taste of alcohol is overwhelming. Despite the brilliant idea of mixing different beer styles into one bottle, the outcome was not OK. As they put it on their label: ..."the alcohol was admirably well hidden"...
Well, sorry, that doesn´t go for this beer. And: "this beer will knock your tongue off"... Well, not really, but I did loose my eyebrows when my breath accidentally caught fire due to sitting too close to the fireplace after having tasted said beer. Finally an understatement: " far one of the craziest beer ever made by Evil Twin"... Amen to that...

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Caramel amber color, thin wispy head

Smells like their Charlie Work IPA, with wet and fresh grassy aromas

Flavor is very malty and ugly/caramel sweetness. Idk if I can finish this.

Feel is slightly creamy but pointless now.

Drain pour.

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Photo of dubmax
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of WiscoTerr
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.53/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Just not much going on here for me. Try it if you like.

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Photo of bark
2.55/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is gold-orange; the liquid is a bit hazy (there is quite a lot of yeast in the bottle). The two finger foam quickly sinks down to thin lid without leaving much lacing.

The smell is dry, almost tart, with some dried citric fruits, pears and cucumbers. Fresh wood and hints of alcohol, petrol and solvents in the medium strong bitterness. The smells are quite heavy and dense.

The taste is brutally bitter, but there are lots of sweet bread-like flavours and fruits, too. The bitterness got some tart hints of lemon acid and banana peels. Fruity notes of oranges, lime and dried apricots. The sweetness is very clean, almost clinical. Quickly passing alcohol with some solvents. The aftertaste brings a lingering strong/sharp bitterness, mixed dried fruits and some oily hops. The finish is bitter-sweet.

The carbonation is strong, the short lived sharp bubbles are sharp and medium sized. The liquid is dry and a little thick.

Too thick, too much malt and alcohol and too much artificial/chemical flavours for my taste.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.56/5  rDev -34.9%

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 sbecker92
2.58/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

The beer seemed great at first and then you get this strong overpowering taste of sugars that I'm just not a fan of. If it was a little more bitter id be happy. One thing I think this beer does well for the taste is hide the alcohol very well.

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Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,428 ratings