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:
1,388
Reviews:
256
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
396
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,388 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of mugsup
2.95/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Meh yuck. Mega-sweet up front with unpleasant bitter finish that stuck around.

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Photo of MikeRusso
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Coorsy
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty sure its past its date, but thats my fault for buying (the stores for selling) but it was wayyy to sweet and malty for my liking. Especially for an IIPA

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Photo of MorganMessersmith
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You've got to love beer that is this strong and is not a barley wine.

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Photo of kristougher
3.42/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigbro501
3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sweetness and and hoppy tastes

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Photo of lemmy187
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coolandy007
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arkrebel
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A well balanced IPA. I liked it very well. I am a sucker for heavy alcohol brews and this one fits the bill.

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Photo of BigBuddy89
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

12 oz bottle seved chilled into a goblet.

Molotov Cocktail is a very hazy copper hue with thick white head. It's lighter in color than I was expecting given the strength. Head settles slowly and leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is hoppy but not as much as it could be. It's not particularly fresh in terms of comparison with the best from California. I couldn't interpret the date code but it was purchased recently.

Flavor is incredibly bold and bitter with huge hop character. There is a bit of sweetness from the huge malt bill but the hops completely dominate. Alcohol is huge too but it's not hot.

Mouthfeel is medium plus in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a silly beer along the lines of 120 Minute. Fun once in a while but I wouldn't make it a regular in my fridge.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.19/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was really excited to try this beer. Ended up being slightly disappointing. Big heavy boozy aroma, which isn’t surprising since it is 13% ABV. Didn’t quite enjoy the taste though. I though it was way too sweet. Still a lot of floral hop bitterness. Reminded me of a little brother to 120 minute. Big boozy, sweet and bitter.

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Photo of JebBeerFish
3.08/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very intense piney flavor. Alcohol well hidden in the taste but slight not unpleasant warmth in stomach. I prefer DIPAs to IPAs. Glad I tried, but will not likely purchase again, just too piney and hoppy for me.

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Photo of millelacsmark
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjp217
3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LarryMyers
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HunterThurston
4.92/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great tasting beer, dangerous after two.

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Photo of Floyd80108
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

L (4) – It’s not really fair to say I wasn’t impressed with this beer’s color; It was kinda a weird bright orange/amber color. I prefer DIPA/IIPA to be darker. There was a decent amount of head on it, though

S (4.25) – Smells really good. A bit of hoppiness and a bit of sweet malt.

T (4.25) – This beer tastes good. Really good. It does have a hoppy taste/aftertaste, but a sweet malt to it. Not overly sweet, but enough to be noticed. I didn’t really get much alcohol taste, which is surprising considering the ABV.

F (4.25) – This beer is carbed well and has a good mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

O (4.25) – I’d bought this beer a month or so ago, but kinda forgotten about it. So I was excited! This beer is solid all around. I’d like to add to my rotation, but the price per bottle will probably keep this as a special occasion purchase.

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Photo of JohnParadee
1.71/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Sorry, but this was udderly awful.

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Photo of PaulsBrew
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sprucetip
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden with thinnish white head that mostly fades but not completely.

Smells boozy, but with some citrusy hops poking through. Despite the lack of complexity, it is rich and bold.

Sweet but without the caramel flavor, medium bitterness across the middle, fairly sharp citrus flavor, and some more almost cloying sweetness on the backend.

Adequately carbonated, rich full body. viscous, with a bit of lingering bitterness after the finish.

Not that it matters, but I'd call this a really hoppy barleywine before I'd call it any kind of IPA. At that 13%, and as sweet as it is, you should go into this with the attitude of sipping on a barleywine rather than an IPA. In my view. …It's good, I like it. Pretty sweet though, just so you know.

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

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,388 ratings.
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