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

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1,431
pDev:
12.72%
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Ratings: 1,431 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of dcotom
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extreme! Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a snifter. Approximately 5 months past bottling date. Nicely balanced, with lots of sweet malts and an equal amount of hoppy bitterness. Still plenty of hop character, and quite a bit of warmth from the high ABV. This is an all-out assault, so enjoy responsibly!

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Photo of WesM63
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks brownish orange and murky with a decent beige head and subtle lacing.

Nose is strong with grapefruit and everyone's favorite descriptor, car piss. The bitter is strong enough to irritate the nose in a peppery way.

Taste is harsh with alcohol and sweet. Get past that and it's harsh with alcohol and sweet. Some subtle underlying tastes include pine and little else. Body is syrupy and aftertaste is cloyingly sweet and bitter.

Not good, not bad but too interesting too write off as simply "meh".

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

Photo of donspublic
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Briken
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leadpaint76
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer had nice carbonation and head with average pour. The aroma was nice with fruit and pine notes. The flavor did not match the nose. Flavor was very malty and lacking the hop forward I was expecting. The beer was fresh so not an age issue. I would drink this beer again but not my first choice. Cheers all have a great day.

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Photo of The_Epopt
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoddyMedina
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Just picked up four pack of Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail, in my book its a great substitute for the Maharaja by Avery. Very similar beers but unfortunately we don't get Avery beers in NWA anymore.

A: Cloudy, full of sediment, golden amber color, with a slight head to it.

S: Slight hint of pine to it, very citrusy with a nice malt blend to it.

T: A slight sweet citrusy taste to it, light caramel/malt to it with a super smooth finish for an Imperial IPA. Very easy to drink and a slight carbonation to it.

M: Very vibrant flavors of various citric fruits, not super heavy, leaves a smooth finish afterwards even though it comes at a surprising 13%.

O: Fantastic beer from Evil Twin, this is my first but definitely not my last. Again, I'm a HUGE fan of Avery Beers and their Maharaja and now the Raja, but since we can't get Avery beers in NWA I have a strong feeling that Evil Twin will be my go to Imperial IPA till i make a trip to Texas and snag some of the Rajas and Maharajas.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass date (i believe) was 3.15.15
pours orange gold with a small white head that faded very fast
smell is sweet with hints of pine and fruit and strong smell of alcohol
taste sweet strong alcohol slightly sour to bitter aftertaste
feel was viscous and warming reminded me quite a bit of a stronger myrcenary or st lupulin from odells
overall a bit over the top but enjoyable

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Photo of OB1
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChemEBeerGeek
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Citrus & Pine, heavy hops, almost no malt, oranges,

Appearance: I can't tell if it is cold break, or contamination, but there is a lot of stuff and chunks in the bottom of the bottle. Poured it gently to leave junk in the bottle abut a lot got in the glass so there was very little head. But color spot on, and very clear (minus the chunks).

Taste: Heavy hops,not as much as expected for an Imperial. Pears, and pineapple, light malt, can tell it is heavy alcohol, residual bitterness 30 sec after still present. very well balanced. definitively not a sipping beer.

Feel: Initially smooth, with tartness and drying followed up, and then slight astringency on back of tongue.

Overall: Was skeptical with all the stuff floating in it, might want to filter it, but it was spot on for flavor and smell. A bit over the top on alcohol for BJCP imperial IPA, but Double and Triples don't have have a category yet so, very good. I'll be having this one again!

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Photo of CTHomer
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: hazy; gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: herbal with a hint of pine and orange behind it;

T: almost a canned fruit cocktail flavor for a moment; from mid-palate on, it's a combination of spice, herbal, and orange; finish is moderately bitter;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; slight alcohol burn, but very smooth for the ABV;

O: complex and very interesting; a really nice job hiding the 13% ABV;

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An intriguing and fairly complex beer. The appearance and aromas are on par to most any DIPA I've had. The beer itself takes on many of the properties of wine; which given the ABV is to be expected. The feel lives up to the name of the beer which is mildly enjoyable; there's an after burn/kick of alcohol with every sip. Enjoyable though you have to get past the strength of it some, which for me makes it a little less pleasant since it's more of a sipper.

Will definitely drink again!

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Photo of BadgerConn
2.18/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

All I can think is I got a bad batch. Total skunk.

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Photo of BEER88
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Bottlefed1
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gradergator
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CJCouillard
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1,431 ratings