Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Molotov CocktailEvil Twin Molotov Cocktail
BA SCORE
3.93/5
1,406 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,566
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
1,406
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
403
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,406 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of stephens101
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A towering and resilient off-white froth rises out of this reddish-orange brew. Loads of orange and grapefruit to the nose. Has a bit of sweet bread and earth as well. Grain and light fruits up front followed in time by a splash of citrus. An undercurrent of spice, pine and orange-peel are noticed in the finish. Medium in body with a slightly lingering astringency. The alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden.

I could do this one from time to time.

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Photo of tkrane
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shippy
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle. Cloudy, bright orange with a thin white head. Citrus dominates the aroma, lots of grapefruit, some orange. Juicy citrus flavors with mild bitterness, caramel sweetness, and quite a bit of breadiness. Full mouth feel. Delicious beer, very drinkable. 13% sneaks up on you.

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Photo of codytwo
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fscottkey
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: [4.00] Cloudy orange/honey colored beer. The beer forms a small white head that is gone in seconds. The bottle lists the ABV (13%) and there is a born on code that I think means (07/29/15).

S: [4.25] Caramel, bread, pine, sugary sweetness.

T: [4.50] Orange, candied orange, lemon zest, cake frosting like sweetness in the middle.

M: [4.75] Really, really bright on the tongue. The flavor pops. Really dramatic bold mouthfeel. No hints of the 13% ABV. The finish is relatively quick.

O: [4.25] Wow, this is a really nice IPA. The mouthfeel is incredible. It is like eating Pop Rocks - they feel just buzzes in your mouth. There is no sense of alcohol even at this high ABV. The taste covers a lot of ground but candied orange is the best overall descriptor. I would like to have this again.

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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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Photo of Lucienbel
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeman
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinglycraftbrews
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boonvanno
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
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 +5.1%
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 +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nicknackpaddywack
4.94/5  rDev +25.7%
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 -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
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 -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TrilliumFan
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drbenderdo
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZRT
4.81/5  rDev +22.4%
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 -10.7%
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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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,406 ratings
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