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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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English: Did you like Before During and after Christmas? Maybe thought it pored brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amount of hops numbed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscure amount of hops that went down this explosive fella – it’s a tour de force in hoppyness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin – but not the last.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1999) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Hazy old gold pour that turns to a nice, peach and bright amber when held to light, with a thin off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, burnt sugar and sweet citrus, some tropical and pine, toast and sweet malt, just a hint of toffee. Flavor is caramel, toast, muted biscuit and fruity esters quickly blown out of the water by sweet malt and sweet and bitter citrus, something very much citrus rind-like, probably hops, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find grapefruit or orange rind in the recipe, syrupy floral notes and sweet hay. This thing is really just full of sweet and bitter malt, fruit and hop notes fighting it out in a tug of war that has a different winner every second. Palate is medium to heavy body, with a slick and chewy entry, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation and dry, slightly puckering but still somewhat slick and sticky finish. Good stuff, but pretty boozy and a little astringent in the finish, the all over the place, extreme sweet to bitter and back balance grows fatiguing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2321) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Orange in colour with a thin white head. The aroma is very hoppy, lots of oranges, some grapefruit, light caramel. The flavour is moderately sweet, lots of citrus hops, alcohol. Finishes long, sweet at first turning bitter, warm at the end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (152) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Scary... in a very good way. Somehow you don’t taste the big ABV, probably because your face is melting a bit from the grapefruit/citrus hops paired with a subtle but solid caramel malt back. Too easy to drink, share or enjoy at home...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen - pours a glowing golden/amber colour with a white head. Aroma and taste is VERY sweet fruity and malty, sweet toffee, fudge, caramel malts, tropical fruits, heavy body, bitter finish. Nice but verging too sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (217) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
The alcoholic mallet to the side of the head wasn’t a surprise, seeing as it’s called "Molotov Cocktail" and is 13% alcohol, but nevertheless it was pretty daunting on first taste. This one’s a sipper. The aromas is alcohol, overripe peach, sugar and hops. In the mouth it’s like a whack of liquor as it warms the throat. There’s a sherbet tingle on the front of the tongue and a fair few hops if you wait for the alcohol to dissipate. It’s an interesting experiment but one is more than enough. Proof of how important balance is in a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3051) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
12oz bottle, slight honey gold hue, with a white head, with a nice bold honeyed pale, pilsener, toasted malt, residual sugar nose, with a mild candyish honey lollipop, faint floral leafy, citrus hop, subtle honeycomb cereal accent, and a light boozy liquorish note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth gold candied lemon, grapefruit peel, honey candyish lollipop, flowery leafy, citrus, grassy hop character, with a faint sugar pie crust, lemon marmalade, mint leaf, honeyed pale, pilsener, munich, toasted malty flavour, leading towards a warming candied lime, lemon peel, lemon marmalade, honeyish pale, pilsener, bread, toasted maltiness, lingering citrus, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickTheRick (429) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Une robe ambrée étonnamment limpide se présente à moi avec une mousse plutôt mince, mais persistante. Justement, la limpidité du liquide m’inquiète, l’absence de résidus de houblons me laisse croire qu’ils ne seront pas plus présents en bouche et c’est exactement le cas. Un gros sucre résiduel et une chaleur alcoolisée un peu trop intense prennent d’assaut la bouche, ne laissant aucune chance aux subtilités aromatiques de s’exprimer. Au nez par contre, quelques effluves de houblons floraux étaient encore perceptibles, mais le sucre candi prenait plus de place. Vieille bouteille malheureusement.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2437) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
11/9/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Amber with a white head. sweet malty aromas with caramel and tropical fruit. Alcohol burn, sweet caramel, a bit sticky with a dry, hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (40) - - NOV 5, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a orangey yellow haze with a medium creamy head. This is a weird IPA. It's a huge citrus hopped IPA but with a malty sweetness. It's definitely unbalanced by the sweetness. The finish lingers with orange, honey, bitter hop and a hint of malt. However, the 13% ABV is well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Dla mnie to piwo jest zdecydowanie za slodkie, slodowe i alkoholowe. Pszyciezkawe i cukier bombardzuje. W zapachu chmiel egzotyczne owoce. Ale w smaku jaest po prostu za slodko. W koncowce nieco goryczy sie pojawia i rozgrzewajace cieplo alkoholowe. Zbyt zdominowala slodowosc nad chmielnoscia. Lekko metne, ciemno pomaranczowe piwo ze srednia piana. Wiecej rownowagi by sie pszydalo.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (243) - - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a decent creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is caramel, roasty malt with a hint of sour fruit. Rich malty sweetness, caramel flavor, brown sugar, almost syrupy sweetness. Heavy sweet, light bitter, oily to sticky feel, full body, average carbonation, and a lightly bitter medium to heavy sweet finish. No hint of alcohol.


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