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:
1,372
Reviews:
252
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
391
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,372 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of Marklaker
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured the 12oz bottle into a teku glass

I was expecting more from that one, a slight disappointment. Will buy again if given the chance but this will never be my weekly buzz. Sorry.

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Photo of Gregf51
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12oz bottle purchased from local grocery chain for $3.25.

Honey colored brew, haze and precipitant, minimal white foam quickly dissipates to a tiny rim. No lacing. Alcohol legs.

A nice pine resin, spice and earth aroma. Some subtle grapefruit and citrus.

The dank, resin hop profile predominates with a subtle undertone of tropical fruits. A bit of biscuit malt on the finish. A bit of alcohol burn.

Big body, alcohol, sticky.

I am rating this as a triple IPA and as such it is a really nice, extremely hopped sipper.

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Photo of Shockey
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of derekgw123
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Alphakitty
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dertyd
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
2.74/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Gold-amber with a soft thin collar.

Smell is grass, rug resin, weed, and bread.

Taste is Sweet Tarts, hot grapefruit, bread, weed, and onion.

This puppy is really pungent, and sharp, like a pine forest fire.

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Photo of threeviews
4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch #022 poured into a Waterford (classy!) white wine glass

A - Pours a golden yellow/orange with a conservative, 1-finger white head. The last bit of the pour introduced a massive amount of 'floaties' that remained in suspension throughout the drinking experience. (3.5)

S - Citrus and Tropical...juicy orange is the first noticed followed by mango and grapefruit zest. Although subtle, there is a sticky, resinous quality lingering in the background. For 13% ABV, the alcohol is completely masked on the nose. A tad one dimensional, but smells delicious nonetheless. (4.5)

T - Nectar of the Gods. The sweet citrus and tropical vibe found in the nose carries through onto the palate. Sweet citrus (orange, clementine, grapefruit), fleshy tropical fruit (mango, papaya) converge with a solid malt backbone to bring this behemoth into focus. The flavors blend with precision. (4.75)

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation (non-nucleated glassware used) Molotov Cocktail presents itself well. After the sip, the palate is left abrasively sticky and dry, forgoing any notion that this IPA 'cloying' in any facet. As a matter of fact, this beer could be considered refreshing at at the proper moment, but respect is paid to its heft and it is a treat to sit back and enjoy. (4.75)

O - I have had this beer on numerous occasions with varying degrees of pleasure and this one ranks at the top of the heap. Since the 'floaties' do not look like yeast or any by-product of the standard brewing process, I can only surmise that they are the result of the 'natural flavors' added. This is a gargantuan IPA that maintains aroma, mouthfeel, flavor and bitterness all in balance making Molotov Cocktail a memorable high gravity IPA ('Triple' IPA, if you will). My only criticism comes in the form of the bottle dating...batch codes mean nothing to the consumer and would love to know when something like an IPA was packaged (or a Best By Date, at least). That said, if Evil Twin wants to continue the charade of bottle dates, then I now have my reference the next time I look for another 4-Pack of Molotov Cocktail (4.5)

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Photo of BB1313
3.39/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch #022. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze and lots of floaties/sediment; nice eggshell white head that falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of garlic and onion notes. Some rubber notes as well. Very musty. Malts are there. The flavors seem to follow the nose. More garlic, onion and rubber notes. Some tropical and citrus notes in the mix. I'm picking up some pineapple and grapefruit. It's slightly spicy. Solid malt backbone, but the malts don't diminish the hops at all. There's some warmth in the finish, but the alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid Double/Triple IPA or whatever you want to call it. I usually like the garlic/onion aromas, but something isn't working for me. The hop flavors seem to be what doesn't do it for me personally. The craftsmanship is impressive though. I like how it drinks like a big beer but remains smooth. It's fun to drink.

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Photo of Autowind
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Okay. My nose has been shot since I was a kid (my dad was a smoker), so I can't discern much smell -wise. And I work at Microsoft. There's the background. When I get home on Friday nights, I want something interesting, fairly strong, and fairly inexpensive. I saw this beer in Whole Foods. 13% IPA for $8. Sounded like a bargain. It was. Very strong, but very drinkable. Notes of inexpensive and a long finish of relaxing. Highly underrated.

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Photo of Omnium
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ecxeeder616
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,372 ratings.
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