Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Molotov Cocktail

Evil Twin is a gypsy brewer who has no roots in any particular brewery. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø goes from brewery to brewery creating master works of beer. He's got an excellent reputation for good quality, imaginative brews. I have yet to be disappointed by any Evil Twin beer.

I'm kind of proud to say that my hometown brewery, Two Roads, is contracted to brew beer for Evil Twin. Not only does Two Roads brew some fantastic beer of their own but they're doing a great job making beer for Evil Twin.

Wow, good stuff!

Molotov Cocktail (13.00% ABV) Pours a clear reddish amber. Even with an aggressive pour, it produced little head and left almost no lacing. Not surprising considering the alcohol content.

The aroma is sweet malt, citrus hops, and somewhat dank.

The taste is hoppy, tart candied fruit; juicy and mouth watering. Contrasting quite nicely with the sweetness is resinous, earthy hops.Toasted malt also has solid footing in the brew although the hops dominate.  The alcohol is remarkably well concealed; for such a high ABV thereis almost no booziness. The finish is pleasantly bitter.

The mouth feel is medium but crisp. The alcohol makes its presence known here with a nice tingly warmth. Very nice.

Molotov Cocktail is one of the best double IPA's I've had the pleasure of tasting. It's beautiful to look at, it smells wonderful, and it tastes fabulous. I love it!

Overall: excellent.