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:
1,394
Reviews:
258
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
77
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Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreedeSon
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
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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Photo of tbeer40
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Photo of stephenlee
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baldy00
3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

clear/filtered in appearance, citrus/orange in bouquet with boozy hints, slightly syrupy in feel

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.79/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Reservoir, Waterbury, VT. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a burnt hazy ruddy off to dark orange almost brown color with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dissipated. Lacing was here and there. The smell starts off with some sweet blueberry. Light citrus and tropical fruits slide in underneath to keep it fairly sweet. Bitterness seems a bit lower. And just as I suspected, the flavor has the bitterness is pretty low as well. The rest is pretty much the same as the aroma with a little bit of creamy almost vanilla and a sly little bit of breadiness. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping feel about it. Carbonation felt good with a nice blueberry creaminess smoothing out on my tongue. Overall, okay, I get it now, I think. Yeah, I’m pretty sure this is only my second DIPA I’ve ever had that I actually get the "smooth to creamy" feature on my tongue. It felt great. I’d have this again.

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Photo of smcel371
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.99/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After having its little brother, Molotov Lite yesterday, I knew that this one would be beyond all expectations. Molotov Lite was a killer and an extremely impressive, rich IIPA, a true experience indeed.
This one takes it all to a "syrupy" level, although saying so gives it a different meaning. No, this is not sticky sweet, but still it feels as if it was a concentrate of the Lite IIPA. Caramel malts squared and the hops... the hops come in such a strength - no, not "in your face" style but rather - like Stone's anniversary IIPAs with a depth, signalling the excessive amount being used when brewing. 13% is also present in the beer somehow, with a slight but very pleasant alcoholic overtone especially in the nose.
The taste is is deep, deep, deep, the most of the hops went into brewing itself, not trying to show off with only dry hopping - here the real hoppines comes from the flavor and take you on an amazing journey.
Surprisingly the 13% is neither wild nor rough, compared with its lil brother at 8% you almost don't feel it at all, rather sense it in its density of ingredients. It is a concentrated IPA of taste and feeling, gives a boost to your senses and makes you feel like you're forever a boy scout out in the woods, something that gives you a very pleasant and positive state of mind.
I must admit that I am a fan of American Imperial IPAs especially with a high ABV, easily said this was just spot on, one of the kind of beers I consider perfect. Amazing, outstanding, world class - a treasure in a bottle indeed.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dekkar
1.29/5  rDev -66.9%
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 ppavlick
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmcb_5
1.76/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Way too sweet for me!

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Photo of CMC73
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
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