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Evil Twin Molotov CocktailEvil Twin Molotov Cocktail

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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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hoppy beer with a long boozy finish. Hazy slight amber tinge to body, generous retained head. Hops and alcohol fumes to smell. Above average mouthfeel, IBU is there, but not quite up to a DIPA in hop presence or good malting. I drank it but thought it so-so. Disappointing for $15 a 330 ml at Bierkraft.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 10/15/13.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and herbal onion and garlic hop aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus zest and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it is quite sweet and boozy in the flavors.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

an absolutely punishing adult beverage. pouring a red tinted burnt orange color and reeking of hop essences and alcohol, it is surprisingly high quality for its brutal strength. an aromatic profile of resinous hops, hardly bitter, caramelized almost, with strong fusel alcohols backing it up. a grain bill nondescript but large enough to not be washed away or too out of balance for such a brazen brew. good carbonation and a full as heck body, this is a beer completely intended to embarrass the drinker, which I do not support. it does however weed out the weenies, and this is a beer drinkers beer. a little more than anyone should want to chew off in a tulip, but a high quality (and gravity) brew that deserves to be in the conversation with some of the bolder india pales on the market. evil twin is hot to trot.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a large snifter glass. The color was a hazy yellowish orange color. The head was white with a low retention but had some light lacing that actually stuck around for a while. The smell of the beer was not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting it to be. Personally I feel that the nose of this beer gives of more grains than anything else. The taste of the beer is pretty hoppy but not overly impressive on that level. It's got a slight sourness to it that may be coming from the types of hops that were used here. The mouthfeel is oily, lightly carbonated and not very exciting. Overall for the price per bottle this beer is not worth it... Just my personal opinion on that. The beer left me with some severe cotton mouth which was awesome since that is the initial intent of these kind of hop bombs. The 13% is well hidden and the beer is quite drinkable to say the least but still not very exciting.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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%.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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...

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Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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'.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Bottled 06/25/13. Reviewed live; it's just over a month old. Self identifies as an Imperial IPA, so I'm reviewing as such. "Ale brewed with natural flavors. 13% ABV confirmed per the front of the label. I dig the simple yet abstract label art. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are high given the brewer. Distributed by Twelve Percent LLC; apparently the brewer has far more business sense than his brother.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger wide head of beige colour. Decent thickness and creaminess. Rather good (~4 minute) retention for the high ABV. Light lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent dark copper of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Pretty standard fare for the style overall. No overt flaws are obvious, but it's not unique or special. About what you'd expect.

Sm: Definitely hoppy, with a diverse hop profile: floral hop character, pine, fruity perfumey esters (largely tropical, including mango, a kiss of grapefruit, tangerine, and blood orange), and just a biteen of nectary character. Malt profile is your standard Imperial IPA build; lots of clean pale malts with a dash of caramalt. A spritzy appealing aroma of above average to mild strength, with no detectable alcohol or yeast character. Actually, maybe a bit of alcohol when I look for it. Some honey and graininess. Looking forward to trying it.

T: The open greets you with tropical fruits (the abovementioned) and floral hops before the malty body hits accompanied by naked untamed bitterness - propelled primarily by the grapefruit and its zesty esters. Sweet/bitter balance is all over the place. Low amplitude; below average balance. Too much caramalt here lends it an overly sweet candied vibe. I do get alcohol, especially on the climax and even in the finish; it's not hot or boozy but does have a clean fusel feel that isn't particularly welcome. There's a fair amount going on here, but to call it complex would be misleading; it's an unnecessarily complicated build for the style with little payout in terms of balance and subtlety. Do I like it? Not particularly. It's not pleasant or enjoyable, but it's inoffensive. I'm not a fan of the hop choices here and it feels unrefined. Definitely overhopped.

Flavour diversity and depth are quite low, but flavour duration and intensity are above average - likely to its detriment. No yeast character comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated but thin, an awkward balance. Doesn't adequately support the flavour profile. Lacks a full body. It's somewhat weak, actually. Merely adequate presence on the palate; I want so much more from it. Doesn't fully facilitate flavour delivery. Doesn't suit the flavour profile particularly well; there's no marriage of texture to taste.

Dr: ABV isn't too well hidden here. It's certainly downable - a feat for the high ABV. But I definitely wouldn't pick it up again, especially at its unfairly high price for the quality. A seemingly sincere attempt at a good imperial IPA that falls short of its ambitious aims. Something of a disappointment from Evil Twin. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. I've yet to have a great IIPA from this brewer.


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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.76/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy beige/orangey color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with loads of residual sugar notes and also plenty of ethanol notes. Taste is hoppy and somewhat bitter with way too much residual sugars and way too much ethanol notes. Body is full with medium carbonation. Unbalanced and incredibly messy IIPA that I won’t be revisiting any time soon.

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Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden amber color with an orange hue. There is a layer of fluffy white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Quite sweet from the malt. Citrus peel and herbal hops. A bit like smelling honey.

Taste: Very sweet! Citrus notes remind me a bit of Sprite. Bitter citrus peel finish with lots of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Thick and sticky body with smooth and tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This beer is anything but average, I'm just not sure it all worked for me. Too much alcohol and sweet like soda. Probably going to pass on this one in the future.

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Photo of mothman
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Color is a hazed golden yellow orange. Chunks in beer.

Flavor profile: Piney hops. Very juicy and green. Dank. Devil dancer like hop profile and alcohol content. Very sweet and boozy. Candy like sweetness. Not tropical. Just very bitter and sticky.

Mouthfeel: bitter and sticky.

Overall, this is a slow drinker. Very dank and weedy. Lots of alcohol. This one does a number on you. Be careful.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/15/2013. Pours very hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, honey, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, honey, biscuit, and floral/toasted earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; with huge robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy/sticky, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome DIPA! Fantastic complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate caramel/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Light fizzy head, little head, hazy blond color. 3.75

Nose big pine resin, sap, forest floor, sweet candy sap, little citrus zest. 3.75

Taste sweet syrupy, candy sap and candied pine tree, touch of zest, diabetes sweet, very bitter, forest floor pine needles sap. Sticky boozy finish, pine sap resin. 3.75

Mouth boozy, sticky sweet, candy, decent carb. 3.75

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Photo of chinchill
2.94/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Pazzo's (Lexington, KY)

Plain looking amber-colored ale.

Fruity and sweet aroma largely conceals the high ABV, but alcohol esers are certainly present.

ABV not at all concealed upon tasting, whereupon my taste feels lightly burned and alcohol esters are abundant. A solid grapefruit note from ample hops serves as the base. Substantial herbal and pine notes as well. Strong flavored, and just plain strong, a bit harsh and certainly a little challenging to drink.

O: Too extreme for my tastes, but what else should be expected for a IIPA called "Molotov Cocktail" that carries an ABV of 13%.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, citrus, caramelized malts and some alcohol.

T: The taste starts out with a bit of a boozy hit up front which is expected in a beer with 13.00% ABV. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness come in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and the malt character is hearty creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and pretty smooth for such a high ABV, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but it’s definitely more of a sipper than a pounder because of the high ABV.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium burnt orange in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and some apricot + copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with moderate to heavy aromas of citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango/peach, and floral hops. There is also a light aroma of alcohol present as well.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet caramel malts with some hints of honey sweetness as well. There is a moderate to significant flavor of citrus/grapefruit, tropical/peach/mango, and floral hops which impart a moderate to heavy amount of bitterness which slowly fades away. There is a light amount of alcohol flavors in the finish as well.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy upfront and slightly sticky in the finish. Slight amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This is a pretty strong beer and the alcohol is quite present so I would definitely suggest slowly sipping this one. The beer has some very nice aromas and flavors and there is a corresponding amount of malty sweetness to go with the excessive amount of hops. Kind of "hot" so rather appropriately named.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark orange, decent light beige head that goes (not too fast) to a nice lace, with lots of traces on the glass.
Fruity hop smell from afar. Close in and you get huge tangerine, pineapple, sweet peach, extra faint tropical notes too, grapefruit, fruit jam, caramel, warm alcohol (not too much tho), faint pine and breadiness.
Starts really sweet, full off peach and tangerine jam, pineapple syrup, faint papaya and passion fruit, grapefruit and oranges (with lots of bitter peel later on). Strong alcohol and bitter hops settle in, both rather pleasant, not disturbing. Big green profile, leafy, dank, touch of pine, big hop oils, with a really big bitterness in the end. The alcohol helps push the fruitiness through the bitter "barrier", leaving lots of the sweet tastiness in the aftertaste, at the cost of some extra booziness.
Medium body, a bit oily, medium carbonation. Alcohol is almost anesthetic towards the end, really piles up, so be careful. So does the syrupy sweetness.
Lots of tasty hops and almost decently handled huge abv, quite a monster of a beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slips out a rather hazed appearance for a dirty gold body with a small, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Strong-scented florals paired with wafting, solventy alcohol, hints of stone fruit, pepper, chewing gum, dried bitter orange peel.

Taste: Fairly sweet, malty upfront followed by a big kick of oranges, grain alcohol, dried apricot, and distilled florals. Some spice there. Cutting bitterness with plenty of astringent alcohol throughout. Then, a curious taste of Bubble Yum cotton candy-flavored bubble gum. Slightly drying, hot, fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's an aptly named beer, I'll give it that.

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Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 07/31/13; so this could be fresher

Pours a semi-hazed honey/orange with a sliver of cream colored head. Never quite clears up, not much lacing or head retention

S: Pineyness, orange peel, pears & some breadyness & pineapple as this warms

T: Follows the nose, some grapefruit & pineapple as well up front along slight breadyness. Leafy hops & pineyness as this warms, more orange peel & some grapefruit. Finishes piney, with orange peel, pineapple, leafy hops & a bit of caramel

MF: Fairly chewy, moderate carbonation, nicely balanced

Highly drinkable, well put together DIPA, easily the best I've had from these guys, so far the only one I would buy again. Would love to try this about 2 months fresher

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Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very small head that settles quickly to rim bubbles only. No lace. Orange amber color and hazy.

Very good blend of lightly toasted malt and floral hop. Definitive alcohol presence.

Big round malt start--lots of alcohol warmth. The comes quickly prior to the swallow. The aftertaste is spicy white pepper. Above average body and carbonation. A good finishing beer

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Photo of Slatetank
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Monde, shared with tenderbranson69 enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The color is slightly red tinged amber with thin pale cream with fine bead. The lace sticks likes confettti. The smell is like clementines with sweet orange smell with a nice mild floral and hint of alcohol in the aroma. The feel is bitter with a dash of sweet and has a warming balance with the alcohol very mild in comparison to the strength.

The taste has lots of sweet citrus and slight bitter zesty hop flavors with a nice level of malt, pretty much on the edge or fringe The taste has a slight tinge of tropical flavor yet the alcohol is evident in the taste. The flavor of alcohol is there but not overwhelming with some mild warming and still a good tangy flavor from the hops and yeast with slightly more bitter and astringent near the finish. This is a pretty extreme beer in every sense, I agree with their description since it is a warming intense taste -a lot of hop flavor so it really makes sense. I was skeptical in the way I was when I first tried Devil Dancer... but this exceeds expectations and is very drinkable considering how strong it is.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy dark straw body. Foamy white head with ok retention and nice lace.

S - Orange, deep malt, edge of lemon, booze, cantaloupe.

T - Thick bready malt, white booze, and a cascade of agressively bitter fruits and herbs. Campari, orange marmalade, lemon pith, and bitter tarragon.

M - Full body, almost chewy for the style. Could maybe use a touch more carbonation.

O - Hides the booze well, but man, Evil Twin is not f*ck'n around with the hop profile in this DIPA. Think DFH 110 minute IPA.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

EvilTwin Brewing Molotov Cocktail, 12 fl. oz., 13% alc by vol., Imperial India Pale Ale. Ale brewed with natural flavors.

Appearance: clear and bright golden, under an impressive white, lace-leaving head.

Aroma: Juicy fruit, citrus, tropical, piney, resin-y…all that hoppy goodness. Sweet, yeah, and plenty of bitter. Well done.

Taste: Bittersweet on the palate, more bitter this time than sweet. Dank bitterness reigns supreme, dripping citrus-y hop bombs. Astringent, acerbic, rich and drenched in uber-hoppiness. Just the way I like it.

And now the booze rises up in the taste department. high alcohol blazes the palate and skewers the flavor, but dang if I don't dig it. There are more flavors and feelings here, that you only get in brews like this, a combination of dried and candied fruits, apricots and peaches, something straddling the ridiculous and the sublime.

Let's read the label, shall we? "Did you like Before During and After Christmas, maybe you thought it poured brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amount of hops numbed your mouth. This beer will knock your tongue off--it's a tour de force in hoppiness and by far one of the craziest beer ever made by Evil Twin Brewing." Brewed by Evil Twin Brewing, Standford, CT.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
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