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Evil Twin / Intangible Ales Sour Bikini - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 18
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: dbrauneis on 07-02-2012

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Ratings: 300 | Reviews: 39
Photo of KYGunner
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This drinks with the feel and flavor of a Radler buy has an intense amount of flavor. Nice sour jolt with grapefruit and lemon this is quite delicious. It's very light but not overly acrid it skirts the sour, Radler and summer ale genres.

Photo of WineGuy3000
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super quick review. One of the finest sours to have ever passed my lips.

Photo of Krisp09
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: straw color with minimal carbonation. Aroma: Apple, citrus and yeast/lacto funk. Taste: slap you in the face sour, strong citrus flavor with hint of wheat. Overall: refreshing sour ale, borderline over the top sour that could use some sweetness to balance, but still a great beer to drink on a warm day!

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Sour and tart but light good session if you like sours.

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Way too expensive for such low alcohol content, but the most tart beer I've ever tried. Highly recommended if you get an opportunity to try

Photo of DuffMan23
1.6/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

First sour ale, holy f*** it is sourr! Not a fan but still chugged her down

Photo of Tanktizzo
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just mediocre for a sour ale.

Photo of Zahmzwickler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquisition: The Craft Beer Store, Belgrade St. PHL, PA- 19125

(Appearance) - Pale yellow, small amount of lacing, carbonation falls nicely

(Aroma) - Cascade hops?, dried grass, small amount of barnyard yet not obvious.

(Taste) - SOUR! yep, its SOUR! lemon, slight bitterness. Sourness over powers any else.

(Feel) - Normally I combine feel with taste although this beer deserves a line or two about the texture. Carbonation is soft and velvety, the sourness makes your tongue sweat. I just finished the 22oz bottle and my mouth is creating saliva to balance the PH.

I enjoyed this beer. It is sour, almost to the point that is all your getting to experience. It is very drinkable especially if you are looking for a sour. I am not as familiar with the sour and Saison styles, I like this beer although can not say it is a wonderful example.

Photo of stewart124
4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pale golden in color. Some lacing.

Some hay, grass and horse blanket.

The taste...wow! Delicious. This is a punch in the face. Tasty and refreshing at the same time. More lime than lemon. More hay and straw with a big hit of green apple. So easy to drink and yet it is puckering. Really a sublime beer

Photo of ChrisR123
2.89/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Medium sour with a hint of funk

Photo of Zach136
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow, small white cap OK lacing. Forgiveable for the style.

Aroma: Fairly intense pickles, saurkraut, and green apple.

Flavor: Intense puckering acidity, lemon rind, hints of wheat.

Mouthfeel: totally dissipating and refreshing.

Photo of parris
4.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mild and thin bodied, exactly as expected from a 3% sour.

Photo of Stum-pub
3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

and that is being nice

Photo of micropale
2/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I love sours. Not the most sour beer I've ever had. Tastes exactly like too much Lactic Acid was dumped into this batch. Sourness doesn't taste as if a result from a wild yeast or a sour mash. Can I get my $15 back? Kind of disappointing since I really like Falco IPA, Biscotti Break with Cherry, and Talented Mr. Orangutan so much. A better example of this beer to me off the top of my head would be Petrus Aged Pale.

Photo of Slatetank
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this on tap at Federal Taphouse, served chilled in a snifter

The color is golden with good clarity and nice full white head with ultrafine bead with visible carbonation and lace that sticks in a film with retention that is good. The smell has a slightly musky and lactic lemony aroma with mild hint of malt and subtle grain toastiness with light tropical fruit scent in the yeast profile. Mouthfeel has a nice blend of tart yeast and dry maltiness with medium high carbonation with slight acidity in the middle and slight toasted grain and spice as the dry tangy quality into the finish.

The flavor has a very lemony and lactic with mildly malt oriented taste and light berliner-esque tangy fruity yeastiness with light grainy yet dry taste with tartnes in the flavor relatively high in relation to the abv. This is an excellent sour blonde/berliner/wild whatever you classify it as it is tasty tangy not excessively sour just extremely drinkable and almost quenching -I would love to have this again.

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Bright and citrusy! Really tasty, I just wish there was a touch more flavor.

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%

Not bad. Not bad for the Raul man. Maybe not the 'cat's meow," but for 3% this thang is like a Prius with a V6. Smooth, light, a bit apple tartness, but still a bit submerged like the Bismark after being blasted.

Light, crisp and tasty if you are in the mood for a feather weight beer. And you know what? Sometimes Raul is.

Photo of nmann08
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a pale yellow color with good carbonation, wispy pure white head.

The nose is lemon, spicy, coriander, grapefruit, white tea leaves, lactic acid. The flavor follows suit, and is moderately tart. Lots of lemon, yeast, more fruit, grapefruit, pear. It tastes a little like a sour version of a flavored tea from Lipton or something. It's good, weird...but good.

Photo of wedge
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

@ Thirsty Monk

Straw colored haze with some white foam on the surface that leaves behind intricate patterns of lacing. Aromas of light lemon zest, grass, powdery fresh florals, and doughy yeast. Sour lemon seltzer flavor - not too over the top with acidity. Super dry, crisp, and easy drinking. Simple and refreshing…could probably use a little more grain to add another dimension. Solid, but seems way overpriced.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy bright golden color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, white vinegar, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, wheat, cracker, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, citrus hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, white vinegar, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, wheat, cracker, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness and light spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, pear, apple, white grape, white vinegar, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, wheat, cracker, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, citrus hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3%. Overall this is an excellent session sour ale. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, citrus hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of cjgiant
3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(non-review): the balance of sour and pale ale don't work for me here. Nice very pale look, decent tart smell, but muddled taste between a pale and a sour that doesn't work, to me the sour takes the pale ale ale flavors and adds skunk to them. Not everyone will have this reaction (my girlfriend didn't). If you don't expect a mildly tart, but dry and earthy (almost saison-like), medium light beer, this could work for you (I will also note it became slightly less bad as it warmed slightly).

Photo of smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Minimal head creation, faint white at a finger to fall to a simple collar. Body color is kind of odd. A rusty and brown yellow. Opaque. Not much visible carbonation, and a little lifeless looking.

Big tropical fruit nose, hints of peaches, and juiced up lychee fruit. Not much else going on, not hinting of tartness or a sense of sourness coming. Real impressive juiced fruit aroma.

Palate comes with a light and refreshing session feel, but with a very wet body. Mild tartness and the fruit action comes nicely. Not much malt presence, as it seems to emphasize the other beers aspects. Not much chewy depth, but with a great fruity notes. Tolerable and controlled sour aspects, with moderate carbonation. An aftertaste of tannic pear skin a bit too.

It comes off as a real nice fruit aromatic beer with of course no added fruit which is impressive and sour twinge. It is though a drinkable easy beer, but doesn't really grab me to have another.

Photo of barczar
3.9/5  rDev -1%

Aroma is musty and lemon pith, fairly woody and wheaty. Flavor is very citric acid tart, with underlying wheat character and notes of lactic acid. Gooseberry describes this well. Nice, refreshing palate cleanser.

Photo of Jonada
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber with no freshness date, poured into a Russian River stemmed glass

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow color with 1 finger of a white soapy head that settles to a thin ring with some patchy coating. Body is lightly hazy with light visible carbonation. Leaves some patchy lacing as well.

Smell: Grapefruit, citrus, grass, a hint of pine, and light maltiness with a slight pineapple/tropical character. Almost just smells like a straight up pale ale.

Taste: Clean mild sourness throughout with flavors similar to the aroma. Lime, grapefruit, grain and a grassy/herbal quality in the finish and aftertaste. Despite the obvious hop characteristics, theres no bitterness whatsoever.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, but not watery, with medium carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: Interesting beer. This is the first sour pale ale I've ever had and now I'd be interested in trying others. The sourness compliments the citrusy hop flavors work nicely. Definitely a beer you'd want to sit back and crush a few of on a hot day.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i loved this session beer, and am super into the style right now. i love how hoppy it is. sour like sucking on a lemon, and hoppy like sucking on a lemon too, its a cool marriage of citrus sourness and acidity, as well as citrus forward hops in high doses. its not too much, because its got the mouthfeel of carbonated water, light and clean and clear, despite being hazy to look at and rather yeasty overall. so light and bright, with a majorly citrus and floral hop nose that shows its about to be sour too. the flavor starts with a wheaty grain and lactic pucker, followed by bright citra hops and tangerine zestiness. acid is high, carbonation is higher, and refreshment is unparalleled. i know its weird and unconventional, and some in our party thought it tasted like floor cleaner, but i thought the citrus was more authentic than that, super fresh and alive, and i loved this beer on the whole. a great spin on the base beer, which i thought was pretty darn good too. we need more beer this drinkable and this full of flavor. a winner in my book, despite its critics.

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Evil Twin / Intangible Ales Sour Bikini from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.