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Evil Twin Bikini Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  2.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: avalon07 on 01-14-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades medium.

S - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, grapefruit, citrus, floral, and grassy hops, bit of lemon zest.

T - Sweet grainy and wheat malts, grapefruit, citrus, tropical, floral and grassy hops, some bitterness, some lemon zest.

M - Medium-light bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, dry, bitter finish.

D - Nicely balanced. Great amount of hop flavor and complexity for so low ABV.

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4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At 2.7 ABV and 80 calories, Bikini Beer manages to be very flavorful.

Grapefruit hoppy flavor and smell.

Very light, bubbly mouthfeel.

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to enjoy a real beer without getting drunk or full should turn to Evil Twin Bikini Beer.

Photo of avalon07
4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a cloudy consistency. Lots of little bits of sediment floating around. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: A very hoppy aroma, along with some malt and citrus. Basically, it smells like an IPA should.

T: Tasted of hops - a pretty high amount of them - malt, and some citrus (grapefruit). This is definitely a hops dominated beer, but it is very flavorful and easy to drink.

M: A highly-carbonated beer with a crisp, clean finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Never thought I'd like a low alcohol beer, but here's the evidence. Bikini Beer is a sturdy, drinkable beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love it! something in me just loves these foreign low abv ipa types. the mikkeller drinkin the sun was fantastic, and this is even better. same hops profile, almost exactly, as founders all day ipa, equally citrusy and pungent, but less malt body and balance. honey colored with an easily roused inch of white head, floating coagulated yeast bits, and rising bubbles. nose isn't as pronounced as the taste, so the first sip is just a real nice surprise. its bitter and fruity, florida somehow comes to mind. a touch bretty in the finish, almost like a wild ale, its got that hint, especially the aftertaste, yum. at under 3% abv, I can just crank on this, all day long. hop bitterness is more in the front than the finish, and the back end is cleaner than the style usually allows for, very very drinkable. I love the light body and full flavor, and I hope summer beer continues to trend in this direction. my one critique, is the price. as about 6 bucks for an 11.2 ounce bottle, it becomes more of a novelty beer than the session bomb its designed to be. I mean, it would cost me upwards of 75 bucks to get drunk of this in an afternoon, as much as id love to do that, its a ridiculous price point. can it, and give it to me in 30 packs for 15 bucks and ill drink nothing else (I don't say that often)...

Photo of TheBrewo
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack the top and pour a brew of shining golden amber into our Great Lakes pints. It holds a surprisingly massive three and a half finger tall head on a rough pour. This is tan in color, and leaves busy, chunky, Jackson Pollock lacing all around the glass. No haze is noted, but dots of sediment are suspended throughout. Carbonation appears to be very light. The aroma gives pale and toffee grain sweetness, warmed oatmeal, white and brown sugars, cinnamon and chive spiciness, grassy and bitterly citric hops, lemon juiciness, light phenolic plastics, wet waxiness, and dried floral sweetness. Our first impression is that the hops are pleasantly forward, blending well with the salty, drying malt base of the beer. The taste opens with grapefruity and sweetly grassy hops, lemony puck and twang, sweaty saltiness, wet cloth, dried straw, white vinegar, pale but quality grain, oaty dryness, and root vegetable metallics. The middle comes to a predominantly malty peak, with standard pale and chalky grain, watered herbal hops, mineral, lemon tea, soft vinegar acidity, and yeasty metallics. The end is awash with lemon rind and juiciness, palm greens, endive, enlivened grassy and grapefruity hops, glassy metallics, earthen mineral, soy sauce, black pepper spice, and sweat. The aftertaste breathes of corn and pale malts, almonds, citric hops, sour lemon flesh, light notes of soured cherries, tortilla saltiness, sourdough yeastiness, wax, and green grassiness. The body is light, and the carbonation is lightly medium. Each sip gives soft slurp and smack, lesser cream and froth, and crisp snap to the finishing pop. The mouth is left wet but almost immediately puckered with chalky, dusty astringency. The abv is super easy, with accordingly supreme drinkability.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is how incredibly light and easy to drink it is. While the sourness of grain and yeast is a bit much at times, the general balance of the thing, for what it is, is great. The hops come way forward, remaining surprisingly sticky against the depth and saltiness of the malts. With warmth this becomes less of an issue, and the beer disappears much more quickly. These ultra-sessionable beers are starting to become more and more competitive with their competitor American IPAs and APAs via comparison of robustness of flavoring and aroma, and it is well welcomed by us because they are starting to be able to deliver all that you would want in a “smaller” package, increasing reproducibility and longevity.

Photo of larryi86
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 12/19/13 poured into a snifter

A- A slightly hazy golden amber color with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, some pineapple, some pale malts, piney hops.

T- Citrus, touch of pale malts, big piney finish, resin.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A nice beer under 3% ABV. A surprisingly flavorful beer given the ABV. If this was cheaper I would buy this more often.

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Evil Twin Bikini Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.