Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail | Evil Twin Brewing

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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
Ratings:
1,394
Reviews:
258
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
398
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Boonvanno
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Strong and Sweet

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Photo of JasonBailey
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth and deceiving

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Photo of Jflynt
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Nicknackpaddywack
4.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Prior to 2013 I'd never appreciated IPA beer. When Sierra Nevada Torpedo was on sale I said to myself, "OK, lets get a half dozen 12 packs and age them on the concrete floor in my basement canning room." Not much happened after a year so I experimented with blending Torpedo. A Coors Banquet or Plank brewery Icehouse tall boy poured with a Torpedo into a British 1L glass tankard cuts into the backend IPA bitterness quite nicely.

Then, an accident happened two months ago. I encountered Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail. Popping the cap has it's own nanosecond jet engine sound. I tried a bottle brewed in 2014 & subsequently purchased cases of February 2015 batch for aging. Molotov Cocktail is VERY bioactive, an excellent Imperial IPA, ideal for aging. The 2014 bottle had to be turned to loosen the sediment prior to opening adding to the flavor. The first cases I ordered 2 months ago (bottled Feb. 2015) have already developed a cloudy sediment aging on the floor in my canning room. This Imperial IPA is seriously alive and is the most extraordinary IPA this seasoned Imperial Stout enthusiast (since the 1970s) has ever experienced.

To get maximum feel, pour into snifter from 6" height & let settle for a couple minutes to dispense of carbonation before taking a sip. I only age & drink Imperial beers at around 55 degrees to get maximal flavor for my dollars. Prior to sale, all Imperials are refrigerated, stunting their growth. Never buy an Imperial beer & drink it the same day. Always age Imperial beers at least two months at basement floor temperature prior to consumption.

Then, Imperials like Molotov Cocktail's Sweet & Bitter & Sweet & Bitter & Sweet bouquet will be even more enhanced & 13% ABV just might be enhanced! Molotov Cocktail will be like popping in your mouth 1 citrus & 1 tropical English jellied candy & once chewed up together, swished around with a swig of Everclear. A beer like this deserves time to mature.

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

Photo of tbryan5
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap.
This was a big, sweet, boozy beer. I didn't not get many hops on the nose or pallette. Almost no head and a red orange color. I think the sweetness caught me off guard more than anything but I'm guessing that the malt bill on this thing was huge. The hops were not there to back it up.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of drbenderdo
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZRT
4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The hops hide the high ABV, world class IPA

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a thin head and is full of chunks. Smells of hops and vomit, not a good sign. Quite sweet and very hoppy but it comes off as very unbalanced. Reminds me of 120 minute but thinner. Alcohol is noticeable. It did not suit my tastes. Sorry Evil Twin, I like some of your brews but this one is a mediocre attempt at being extreme.

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Photo of Jcarter1221
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Copper with a light haze, no carbonation and 1/4 finger of off white head with almost no retention.

Peaches, fruity like a tropical fruit stand, pineapple, ripe mangos, and a hint of burnt sugar on the finish. The heat of alcohol is on the nose as well.

Straight off boozy then a hit of concentrated sweetness of mangos, passionfruit syrup, and pineapple syrup from the can. The alcohol exits on the nose after a sip. Sweet and boozy, but the booze is covered to what you'd guess is maybe 5% lower than it is. Little bitterness.

Thick and syrupy with almost no carbonation. Clean finish.

Got on Wishbeer, drank in Chiang Mai Sept 24th, 2015. Really nice brew. Is it up to par with the best of the style? It approaches, but is a little flat, a little syrupy, and not overly bitter as one would expect for the style.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nbdreher
4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reptile3141
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Furlinator
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Atomic Liquors in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

A solid malt backbone with sweet tropical fruit up front. The hoppy bitterness kicks in on the finish. 13% ABV is deceptive. Very good.

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Photo of chickenpuppet
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,394 ratings.
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