Beer Review: Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail
Style: Imperial IPA
Drink if you like: Sugary sweetness, bold citrus hops, foxholes, and historic weaponry
A Molotov cocktail is the name for an improvised incendiary weapon coined by the Finns during the Winter War in 1939. In keeping with the original definition, Evil Twin’s version of the Molotov Cocktail is an Imperial IPA designed to blow the taste buds out of your head…and their success is glorious.
This Imperial IPA pours a cloudy deep-copper hue. A threatening color that instinctively begs a scan of the room for open flames. A frothy, cream head briefly sits atop this beer and recedes gracefully into a thin cap and pleasant lacing. The dominant aromas of this bold beer are tart citrus, biscuit, and sweet malt. This closely mirrors the wonderful flavors ahead. After the first sip you wake up some three minutes later in a snow-banked foxhole next to a guy named Rudolf. Chaos and confusion overpower your senses as fire bombs light up the sky. Your head starts to clear and you realize you’re back in your living room, but you begin to miss Rudolf. You couldn’t understand him, but you knew he had your back. After the cobwebs subside, you start to piece together the huge flavors that transported you to Eastern Finland. A blast of burnt sugar sweetness balances the strong mango, grapefruit, and lemon hop notes. Intense pine bitterness quickly follows, along with a mellow biscuity base. Warm alcohol is present, but not as overbearing as the 13% ABV label would have you to expect. This medium-bodied beer is smooth and coating.
Overall, Molotov Cocktail is very well constructed and a wonderful addition to our lineup. This beer is a bomb of big flavors and will be an instant favorite of hop heads here in Arkansas.
Enjoy and keep away from flames…just in case.
You can find this hop bomb at the following locations:
Colonial Wines and Spirits – Little Rock
Celebrations Fine Wine – Arkadelphia
Poinsett Package – Harrisburg
Liquor Mart & Wine Shoppe – Fayetteville
Lake Liquor – Maumelle
Flying Saucer – Little Rock
Liquor World – Fayetteville
Express Liquors – Harrison
Springhill Wine & Spirits – North Little Rock
Big Orange – Little Rock
Jack’s Package Store – Mountain Home
(not to be confused with Jackie Don’s Place)
We gave this beer 4 Diamonds: