Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Molotov CocktailEvil Twin Molotov Cocktail
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
Ratings:
1,371
Reviews:
252
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
391
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Giggy
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gerred
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAp
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Quality IPA, but with some very present booziness. Tried on tap and in cans multiple times by now - a solid IPA, but one that's harder to classify in the typical West Coast, East Coast, or NE IPA categories. Would probably place between East and West if I had to choose.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinm4bama
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

How is that this successful 3rd generation brewery focussed on the British tradition has escaped me ? (This is my first.)
Answer: they make their money hopping-up IPA's and stouts... then doubling-up the malt etc for high alcohol.
OK, but not my style.

Molotov Cocktail poured a big head and, then, went away... almost totally.
Smell? Yes, there are hops. Taste? There are lots of hops (and there must be something more since I've gotten quite heady.)
Feel? I didn't notice.
Overall... If you are a hop-head, try this. If you are a Belgian-phile like me, I advise one and done.

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Photo of Strohm
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well that's an ipa to sip. The booze is there all along. It's nonetheless balanced between the piney and citrusy hops and the caramel malts. This strong beer becomes more drinkable with each sip. Some aging might do some good

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Photo of Foley67
4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

It pours a bright amber orange color with some haziness and lots of sediment. The pour builds up thick creamy off-white head that stands with pretty good retention before gradually subsiding to a long-lasting bubble film atop and leaving some spotty and patchy lace. This is a good showcase for such high ABV beer.

Loads of hop intensity in the aroma, it is dank, heavily juicy, tropical, grapefruit, a bit of pineapple, resin, and massive peppery spice like a black pepper. Malt is quite underlying with its biscuit and subtle caramel beneath all the hoppy goodness.

The palate is taken over by hop with only just the initial sip. It provides breathtaking bitterness covering all over before letting the other tastes to incorporate. I can taste citrus, grapefruit, tropical, resin, and loads of peppery spice yet black pepper together with some warming alcohol. Again, malt is undertone as a base of the flavor structure with its biscuit, slight sweet, and caramel. The end and aftertaste is wrapped up and lasting with solid resiny bitterness from hop.

The body is full and bold also a bit sticky and syrupy at time. Thanks to the just right amount of crispness and carbonation to handle it well under the smooth palate and some lively feeling. Finish is pleasantly dry.

This IPA is equipped with the surreal amount of hop. It is so tasty and same time hefty as hell but you won’t feel it until the bottoms up. Prepare to get Molotov before trying.

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Photo of bushbeer75
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 1pt. 6 fl. oz. brown bottle - dated 3/4/2015

Evil Twin's Molotov Cocktail Single Simcoe Hop Edition has a hazy orange/gold body that produced a 1-finger off-white bubbly head. The head was reduced to a foamy collar with no lacing to speak of. The nose was dominated by clean/fresh floral hops, grapefruit and citrus. The taste, as the nose was dominated by hops. There is an intense flavor of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. The malt is masked by the hops This leads to a lingering hop bitterness. There is also a warming alcohol at the finish. The mouth feel is crisp and smooth for such a high abv. Medium body and carbonation.

This hoppy ale is a good representation of the American Double/Imperial IPA - a true hopheads brew. A real tongue twister for this non-hophead and this had some age on it!

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philsadvns
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fruit and hops and booze. Who could ask for anything more?

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Photo of craigbelly
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big dank beautiful brew. Massive hop and alcohol profile, while both big and aggressive, don't overwhelm. Fruit forward aroma and taste work well here with the big bold hop flavor.

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Photo of shigg85
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolvmar
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big hop taste, maybe some vanilla, lots of citrus. Numbs your taste buds! not a lot of nose but ok. Nice head and look

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Photo of Beejay
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Amber orange in color with a light tan head, and a whole bunch of chunks in there.

S: Pineapple. candied fruit, apples, spice, and a touch of garlic? Sweet, and perhaps a little bit of a Belgian character.

T: Aggressively hoppy with tropical fruit, pungent pine some light citrus, and a lingering orange and honey sweetness in the finish followed by a long bitter cling.

M: Medium thick with fairly assertive carbonation.

O: Overall pretty tasty, aggressive, and unforgiving.

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Photo of twillingthenoz
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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