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Evil Twin Bikini Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
good

315 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 15
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  2.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: avalon07 on 01-14-2012

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Photo of JTuomi
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmahe
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BOD 10/23/14. Pours a slightly cloudy almost medium amber (slightly darker than golden). Normal head volume, lacing and somewhat poor retention.

Nice complex nose of citric (grapefruit, tangerine and orange) hops and biscuit with a touch of caramel and a note of pepper spice.

Almost light medium body with a nice smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent rush from the middle on.

The outstanding flavor profile is intense in hop flavor, with a degree of complexity and very well balanced - especially for a 2.9% ABV beer. It begins with a blended hop flavor that flows into a mild rind/pine bitterness in the middle. As the edge comes off the bitterness, a mild biscuit sweetness comes forward providing balance. The finish as slightly dry and is a slow fade of rind flavored bitterness.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a can of Evil Twin's Bikini Beer last week for $2.19 at Holiday Market. I've been meaning to try this one and since I haven't seen it around in a while I thought I would give it a try, so let see how it goes. Canned 9/03/14. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a hazy golden orange color that took on more of orange color when held to the light with two fingers worth of fluffy and bubbly slightly off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some sticky and patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart a very bready , pale malt and slightly grainy aroma with some noticeable doughy yeast showing up in the background. Up next comes the hops which seems to be a mixture of earthy grassy, slight citrus and soapy hops with the soapy hops seeming to stick out the most. This beer had a nice aroma, it's what I would expect from the style, but the hop profile could be a little brighter.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of sweetness with the malts still being the first to show up and while they are a little lighter than they were in the aroma, they still impart the same aspects with no aspects sticking out the most. Up next comes a really light doughy yeast flavor that goes right into the hops which impart the same mixture of hoppy aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time no single aspect sticks out the most. On the finish there's a lighter amount of bitterness with a very clean and slightly malty aftertaste, This is a nice tasting beer, it still had a good amount of flavor for being so low in alcohol.

M- Smooth, very clean, a little crisp, a little creamy, on very light side of being medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had pretty nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of a session IPA, in the end I thought it tastes pretty similar to a Pale Ale and for being a low alcohol beer I thought it still had a good amount of flavors and it never seemed to watery, This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, very clean, a little crisp, a little creamy, not filling and the taste does a decent job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these but I would probably start to get bored of it and I think it would beer a great summer session beer. What I like the most about this beer is that it never tasted watery and I think that's a little impressive for a beer under 3% abv. What I liked the least about this beer was that the hops just weren't a little more brighter. I would buy this beer again if I could find it fresh and I would recommend it to anyone who likes session IPA, or low alcohol beers. All in all I liked this beer, I wasn't sure how much I was going to like it, but Evil Twin proved to have skill when it comes to making a very light beer that still has a good amount of flavor to it. It's not a favorite Evil Twin beer, but it might just be my favorite beer that's under 3%. Nice job guys, this was a tasty light beer, keep it up.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

enjoyable session - or is this a super session at under 3%? a bit astringent, but drinkable.

Photo of Inglewood
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aklude
4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertConway
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of loubar
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can from Whole Foods. Cloudy orange with a long-lasting white head. Nose of light pine and citrus hops. Hop forward citrus zest flavor with a nice resinous grapefruit bitter finish. Light bodied, yet not watery with good carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. The amount of flavor for the low ABV is extraordinary. Well done.

Photo of Oakenator
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

For what this beer is @ 2.7% (half of a normal beer) it is great. Strong hop flavor but moves to a string bitter aftertaste - still nice. Good head and lacing for low strength.

Photo of MrBeige
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beardo
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can to a nonic glass. Date on can 9/3/14.

L: Light copper with an aggressive, soapy head that settles somewhat quickly into a sturdy foam. Lovely, intricate lacing.

S: dank, grainy malts up front. Kind of citrusy, but it's mostly malt. Unpleasant to my nose for an IPA.

T: Bitter grapefruit in front and grain in the back. Hops kind of hover around like an awkward kid at a party. Grapefruit everywhere; skin, flesh...Not wholly unpleasant, but a bit unbalanced.

F: Medium carbonation. Nice, light feel.

O: I've had worse, but this is why people think they hate IPAs- bitter without substance or balance. I'd drink it in a pinch, but I'd not seek it out again.

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SackBlabbath
2.1/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Don't know what went wrong here, but this is the only beer i've ever brought back and told them to make singles out of it. I couldn't even drink the stuff. Maybe if it had enough alcohol to get you buzzed i could choke it down, but it just isn't worth considering. Sour bikini may be good too but im afraid to try it.

Photo of fuzzbalz
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Evil Twin Bikini Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.