Friday, July 24, 2015

Evil Twin Brewing Molotov Lite

Beer Name: Molotov Lite Imperial IPA
Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing Co. (Imported from Denmark to Brooklyn, NY; also Stratford, CT)
ABV: 8.5%
How sold: 16 oz. tallboys
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.90 for 16 oz. tallboy

Date Purchased: June 2, 2015
Date Opened/Drank: June 8, 2015
When brewed? Limited-time beer

Where distributed: Evil Twin Brewing imports to several states.

What's on the Can/Website: "Back in the days, only uncomplicated and tasteless beers existed and people started feeling bored before happy hour was up. Molotov Lite is a understated tour de force in rebellious hoppiness, it's a subtle spark for action and yet by far one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made by Evil Twin Brewing."

Appearance (5%): Poured a hazy golden-orange with significant carbonation and a few millimeters of white head. The head then reduces to a sudsy surface. Good amount of sediment in the beer. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Lovely citrus-grapefruit and tropical aroma. So inviting. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Malty-pine to start, with bitter grapefruit and alcohol coming through immediately after. The bitterness lingers on the aftertaste. Full of flavor from start to finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-malty body. Carbonation and citrus-bitterness remain on the tongue. Still pretty refreshing for 8.5%. 4/5

Overall (20%): A great IPA. Solid choice to bring to a party. Probably a beer that I might only be able to drink one or two of -- and I'll be sipping this for sure -- but I can definitely get behind the flavor. At nearly $3 for a single tallboy, I'm likely to get just a couple of these anyway. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.15/5

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