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Evil Twin Bikini Beer - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

219 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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quilty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-10-2014 06:21:08 | More by quilty
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david18

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-08-2014 20:45:31 | More by david18
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-31-2014 23:56:31 | More by ryanpj
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clubgop

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-31-2014 20:25:34 | More by clubgop
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POTABLE83

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-29-2014 16:16:10 | More by POTABLE83
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-27-2014 01:28:02 | More by vfgccp
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CheftoDeath

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

01-24-2014 00:24:37 | More by CheftoDeath
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-19-2014 05:27:16 | More by UncleJimbo
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-17-2014 03:24:31 | More by Griffith
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-13-2014 02:47:00 | More by BlazedNug
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The head is very impressive with a thick dense bright white foam. The color is more to the clean golden with a very filtered body.

The scent is devine with lemon and grapefruit. The aroma is more to the citrus hop realm with little pine or resin. Subtle malt backbone finishes the scent.

The flavor is very hoppy; herbal, floral, earthy and even a little spicy. This is very low in ABV and the malt substructure is absent which is evidence of such a low gravity.

The feel is slightly bitter, a tad astringent but certainly clean.

This is a really interesting experience as it has a lot of hops, but the malt is almost absent. This is almost an experiment to prove that hops adds flavor but no alcohol while malt is needed for a backbone and alcohol.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 00:04:54 | More by KYGunner
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TKay

District of Columbia

4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 23:13:08 | More by TKay
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-08-2014 04:01:04 | More by jbeervt
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The CANQuest (TM) happened upon these during a recent excursion to Max's in BAL, MD and having just come in from another round of shoveling snow, I figured that this might be the time to break it out and CANsider my options.

From the CAN: "Named after an atom bomb test grounds, designed by a French car engineer - the bikini was to many a disturbing and degrading creation but fortunately for others a symbol of emancipation. This attractively light-bodied, seductively well-balanced and very drinkable Bikini Beer is anything but a sissy beer."

Wahoo! A whole 2.7% ABV!?! I CAN't wait to get started! The Crack! revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and so the inverted Glug was underway. This resulted in two fingers of foamy, tawny head with limited retention that produced some nice lacing as it fell. Color was a hazy golden-yellow (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had a hoppier presence than I would have expected at 2.7% ABV, It had a grapefruit citrusiness along with a lemony tartness and I actually puckered a little in anticipation. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was definitely of grapefruit. Without knowing in advance, there is no way that I would have guessed it as being so low in alcohol. It was not the best CANned AIPA that I have had, but by no means was it even close to the worst. The finish was dry and citrusy and I felt like I had been drinking a Squirt soda pop. Wow. Impressive, but an AIPA needs more Ooomph if I am going to return to it.

Serving type: can

01-03-2014 02:47:17 | More by woodychandler
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-31-2013 12:55:41 | More by xnicknj
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-26-2013 14:21:55 | More by chippo33
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-24-2013 21:14:19 | More by IPAchris
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-24-2013 14:17:12 | More by MarkJBurch
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-23-2013 03:03:54 | More by hollywood_15063
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, hops. Taste is bursting with grapefruit, hoppy, unbelievable amount of flavor considering the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, if you are looking for a low alcohol beer with lots of flavor, this is it.

Serving type: can

12-22-2013 07:39:25 | More by tone77
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dogfishandi

New York

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can at fridge temp poured into a snifter. A date stamped on the bottom, but it is unreadable.

Pours out a light orange-deep golden color, a slight hazy with very fine sediment. Soapy white head, about one fingers worth. Average retention and decent lacing left on the glass.

Interesting aroma. Very reminiscent of some raw pellet hops, very pungent. But other than this not a whole lot else to detect.

Not a ton of flavor, but enough to keep you interested at 2.7%. Again with that pungent raw hop pellet flavor, also a bit of hop resin, lemon citrus, and just the slightest sweet grain character. A little bit watery, but I expected it to be more so. Finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

So crisp and refreshing, kind of a higher, more bitey carbonation on this one.

There's some thing I really like about this beer. The fact that its lighter than any BMC yet still packs enough flavor, the amazing session ability. Most of these session IPAs come off very watery and seem to take on a big grainy/ yeasty character, but I don't get much of that here. The only thing that holds me back is the price or else there would be a steady supply of this in my fridge.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 23:53:49 | More by dogfishandi
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kylelenk

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fun from a can

A - Golden color with a nice white head.

S - A touch of floral hops.

T - Very minimal hop profile but a very nice sweet body.

M - Very light and crisp on the pallet. Easy to drink without it leaving too much of an aftertaste.

O - What a "fun" beer. Very low in ABV but still packs a delicious flavor profile. Very much a creamy ale without the bitter nonsense you find in BMC.

Serving type: can

12-17-2013 01:39:00 | More by kylelenk
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magictacosinus

California

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12oz can into a tulip glass. The guys at Trappist Provisions always raved about this beer, so I went ahead and bought a can.

Orange-amber, with a foamy, detergent-like head that rises to the top of the glass only to dissipate as quite as it rose. Leaves a little bit of stickiness, and lacing is minimal. Doesn't look too bad.

It's indeed an IPA at the nose, in spite of the stupidly low ABV. Notes of grapefruit, pine, lemon rinds, and peaches are present right away, with an undeniably crackly biscuit flavor from the grains. Slight toffee, honey, and sugar cane. Very minerally at the finish, with notes of chalk and cold stones. There's also a bit of a funky aroma, likened to wet hay, or something similar. It's actually a very intriguing profile for such a low ABV beer, as the the minerality is really unique - it's been a very long while since I had it in a beer. This is really fragile and loses a lot of its gas over the course of consumption, but that's to be expected. It's pretty mild overall, but definitely an accomplishing feat given what they're working with.

The flavor is far milder, with a lot less of the fruit and citrus complexity at the nose, and certainly lacks the mineral properties that had intrigued me. This is like a golden English bitter with some extra bitterness added - biscuity, with mild toffee and cracker crispness, alongside faded lemon rinds, pine, and dried grapefruit. The finish is slightly minerally, with crisp, thin, chalky sensation. One reviewer likened this to mineral water, and I would definitely agree. Indeed, in terms of maintaining a refreshing posture, this really is a success - drinks like a refreshing glass of water, with the bitterness that keeps things interesting.

Unfortunately, this is also the beer's greatest fault - it feels watered down, astringent, and grainy, all without giving back anything in return. I do love how dry it finishes, as well as its breezy qualities, but it's probably something I'd only return to in a fresher condition, or perhaps on tap. This is will be my readily available go-to session beer whenever I'm in the mood. Otherwise, I'm yet to find a low gravity IPA that really blows all of my expectations right out of the water.

Serving type: can

12-13-2013 04:43:43 | More by magictacosinus
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18%

12-12-2013 00:23:42 | More by rydev24
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-11-2013 09:51:12 | More by DRBiser
Evil Twin Bikini Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
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