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Evil Twin Bikini Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

214 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 9/25/13.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and slightly dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that packs a surprising amount of aroma and flavor into it's small 2.7% ABV.

Serving type: can

03-06-2014 04:03:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation along with small particles floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high frothy white head that never completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has flavors of citrus and pine resin hops along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If you like microbrews and are counting calories, this is the real Michelob Ultra of craft beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 00:34:49 | More by metter98
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Crisp, clean, but most importantly- light in body; this true session IPA chocks all the powerful taste of America's hop darling into a slim weight of 2.7% abv. Its assertive taste does a great job in masking its lack of strength.

Dark gold and nearly copper, its amber hue is lightly hazy and streams its carbonation from down below. Its fluffy white head churns above the ale and holds firm through half the session. But alas, its malty lightness seems to lack the structure to last for more than that. Surpsingly light on lacing, usually high-hopped beers perform better than this.

Its hop-dominant nose leads with the classic grapefruit and orange peel aromas. Supporting malts give the thinnest hint of bread and honey without any real threat of overtaking the hops. Lightly grassy and somewhat stemmy, the beer's dry crispness allows the vegetable part of hops to play a role in its scent.

That light honey and starchy bread tastes are short lived as they fade into dryness very quickly. But that makes way for the hops to dominate the taste from the middle palate on through finish. That's when the taste of white grapefruit, dried orange peel and a lemony tone offers up a citrusy middle. That delicate acidity turns quickly to the bitterness of pine resin, saw dust and fresh-cut grass. As the bitterness lingers in aftertaste, the beer's mineral taste emerges with light metals and seltzer water.

Absolutely light in body, the beer's high attenuation leaves no appreciable sweetness to be felt on the palate- this allows for an incredible refreshment, drinkability and crispness. However its dry "naked" character exposes a few flaws that malt can usually absorb. These are its mineral water taste in finish and its stemmy hop character that are both largely unavoidable.

Serving type: can

10-10-2013 03:25:31 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-12-2013 22:31:24 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-07-2013 05:06:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-10-2013 03:08:38 | More by jaydoc
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-12-2013 23:43:48 | More by Texasfan549
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-13-2013 00:18:31 | More by kylehay2004
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GRG1313

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

08-31-2013 04:35:03 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The label features a suggestive use of triangles.

Murky orange pour with lots of sediment floating in suspension. Caked white foam circles inside the glass, a decent layer of creamy white foam takes its time to settle.

Citrusy sweet orange aroma of C-hops at first, becoming slightly dank with mild Sorachi-esque tea and lemon notes in the back.

Tastes fairly hopped up and bitter at first, but then becomes a little hollow towards the middle and finish. Some toasted popcorn kernels, a leafy herbal hop presence, and grapefruit rind. It evaporates quickly, leaving a mildly bitter residual aftertaste. Very clean and simple, it allows the hop character to shine a little, but ultimately falls flat with a wimpy feel about it. Sure on a hot day on the beach it'd be nice, but I won't be packing a cooler full of $7 2.7% IPAs in little 11.2 oz. weiner bottles. It's good, but something is missing...

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:54:00 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-25-2013 20:09:18 | More by JAHMUR
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz single can, sold as rather auspiciously over-priced six-packs around here. Nice history lesson on the word 'bikini' detailed on the label blurb.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow hue, with four fat fingers (or a fistful of skinny, take yer pick) of puffy, loosely foamy, and rocky dirty white head, which leaves some pleasant deer antler lace around the glass as it slowly fades out.

It smells of dank pine resin, orange and grapefruit rind, caramel cream, a wet stone minerality, a touch of earthy yeast, and further leafy, musty hops. The taste is more bitter pine needle and its forest floor detritus friends, astringent grapefruit, lemon, and blood orange pith, biscuity caramel malt, crackery bread, and more herbal, leafy, and somewhat floral hops. No perfume danger here, boyos.

The carbonation is pretty tight in its edgy, wide-spread deployment, the body on the light side of medium weight, and quite plainly smooth, the hops not up to playing when the cat's away. It finishes mostly dry, the piney, leafy, etc. hops outshining any lingering citrus notes in their sloughing off of the now wan malt.

Tending towards a particular end-point (yet still adhering to the general 'point' of the ISA proto-style), Bikini Beer does well by its American IPA roots. Largely a hop-driven affair, in the right way, perhaps a bit of mouthfeel malaise is encountered due to the low ABV, but that's easily forgotten - I can sense my own bikini line likes this just fine as well!

Serving type: can

07-05-2014 04:06:59 | More by biboergosum
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-14-2013 18:38:39 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 2.7% IPA? I can dig that. Nice spicy hop tone to this one. Good citrus tones and some pine too. Bright and sharp. A little bit too bright maybe, but still pretty nice. Feel is good. Definitely easy to drink. As a 2.7% brew, I can forgive a lot. Especially with how well this comes off. I wish there were more brews with this level of abv.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 19:20:17 | More by RblWthACoz
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can't read the date on the can other than 2013

Pours a chill hazed amber with a pinky of pearl colored head. Clears up nicely, above average head retention & average lacing

S: Grass, straw & lemon & a little pineapple

T: Follows the nose, light breadyness, a bit of grapefruit up front. Faint pineapple & stronger pear notes as this warms along with a little grassiness & lemons, a little graininess as well. Finishes with pineapple, grapefruit & a little bit of pear

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation. Pretty good balance

A lot flavor considering the age & low ABV. Drinks very easy. If the price was better I'd buy more

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 03:04:51 | More by russpowell
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fizzy bubbly 1 finger head that fades spotty lacing, hazy reddish orange color with lots if sediment.

Nose has lots of fruity hops, tropical fruit with light papaya and guava, little grapefruit and citrus, light musty resin, little floral too and hint spicy, with faintest touch of malt, ruby red grapefruit really comes out.

Taste starts with light watery malt water, no sweetness and no malt to back it up. hops are plenty though, fairly bitter with citrus rind, but if papaya tropical fruit, grapefruit pith, light spicy hops too, and somehow a hint of mint. As there is no malt to balance it gets astringent and a bit too bitter. Finish is bitter astringent like biting into a grapefruit rind, touch of spicy.

Mouth is lighter bodied, watery, nice carb.

Overall the hops are nice but with the ridiculous lack of malts really makes the beer hard to drink somehow, but I guess they were trying for that.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 01:13:04 | More by jlindros
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-03-2013 01:42:12 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
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)...

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:31:41 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-01-2013 17:34:43 | More by mdfb79
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-24-2012 22:14:47 | More by Rochefort10nh
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Modest, short-lived head. Lots of slippery, spotty lace. Mild haze. Light amber color.

Pleasant blend of pale malt and floral hop.

Relatively dry, pale malt initial flavor. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel--above average effervescence. Good biting (white pepper-like) hop. Strongest in the swallow and leaves a long aftertaste.

Serving type: can

06-28-2014 21:06:24 | More by smcolw
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-24-2012 20:12:09 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-31-2013 07:07:13 | More by beernads
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Draft at Tørst in Brooklyn.

Pours a pale, slightly hazy light golden yellow color with a half finger white head that quickly settles.  Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly floral, earthy hop aroma with a subtle malt backbone.  Very bland with not much else going on.  

Light bodied with a subtle crisp hop presence countered by pale malt and subtle fruit notes.   Slightly crisp and bitter with some resinous pine and light fruit flavor.  Pale malt, bread and cracker underneath but this bee is very watered down and boring.  Just some one dimensional hop flavor and a faint pale malt backbone. Not very interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2013 00:24:28 | More by corby112
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-09-2012 19:30:15 | More by oriolesfan4
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Evil Twin Bikini Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.