Evil Twin Bikini Beer | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Bikini BeerEvil Twin Bikini Beer
BA SCORE
3.58/5
434 Ratings
Evil Twin Bikini BeerEvil Twin Bikini Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by avalon07 on 01-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,814
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
434
pDev:
12.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
61
Trade:
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Photo of Diogorc
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of virinow
4.14/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroberts8811
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright and somewhat cloudy golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge three finger white head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and floral hop forward aroma with big hints of citrus and pine. Upfront scent of citrus hops with juicy hints of grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple, and melon. Floral and earthy hops with hints of pine resin and grass. Soft malt hints of cracker, biscuit, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with notes of citrus and pine. Citrus hop notes of orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, melon, and pineapple. Earthy notes of pine and grass along with some floral notes. Light backing pale malt notes of biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid taste for its size.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and pretty drying on the finish.

Overall: A very good session IPA. Pretty nice hop flavors considering it’s under 3%.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: [4.50] Golden straw color with a respectable 1/2 finger of white head. The head has decent uniformity. There is some lacing ont he glass which is lovely. The beer has an ABV listed (2.7% - which is unbelievable). And a born on code in Julian that means 03/18/15.

S: [3.75] Pine and a little citrus. The citrus is not orange, lemon it is more of an exotic fruit like mango or papaya.

T: [3.75] It has a abrasive IPA bitterness at the front. There is lemon peel and pepper in the middle and end. There is also a grassy element on the finish.

M: [3.75] Good carbonation. Not too watery. The finish is a bit dry from the bitter hoppiness.

O: [4.00] I just keep rereading 2.7% I am amazed you can get any flavor let alone some of the nice tones they have hear. I really like this. It is like a diet IPA. It makes session IPAs look like calorie bombs. I will call this the surprise of the year so far. Nice flavor, body and it has some decent scent qualities too. I could session the crap out of this beer.

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Photo of midnightcowboy818
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valianes
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sledious
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy dark gold color with a lot of sediment chunks floating and active carbonation bubbles racing up the brew like champagne to a thick foamy 2-3 finger off white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes; it faded extremely slowly and had caverns of foam form as it dissipated. A really great looking IPA for the bottle which left outstanding thick foamy lacing and rings coating the sides.

Smells of light citrus hops, lemon zest, piney hops, cracker, faint caramel and a whiff of grapefruit and wheat bread crust. Nose is very mild and light, and while what is there smells good it is just so timid that it’s like an IPA mist was sprayed in the air.

Tastes a little stronger than the nose with additions of orange peel, more potent grapefruit, honey, tangerine, very light pepper and a dash of coriander to go along with the light citrus hops, lemon zest, piney hops, cracker and caramel that’s in the aroma. Sessionable, yes; flavorful, almost…this is too light for it’s own good, and while I love the fact that it’s only 2.7% ABV, it drinks like it’s only 2.7% ABV.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth even with all the chunks crossing your tongue, with very mild carbonation and a medium body that has some substance even though it’s thin and watery. I’d like to have this very chilled on a hot summer day to see if it drinks better, but not one I’d seek out. Good session beer overall, just not a great IPA by any means.

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Photo of hilgart1
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

12oz can into a shaker pint.

A: pours a clear straw/gold with 1" of loose white head that disappears quickly. Retention is actually good. Lacing is minimal.

S: An even split between resinous hops & bready malt. It smells primordial, but I kind of like some of the implications it gives about the flavor.

T: Lemon peel & bread dough lead in. Most of the mid palate & finish is undefined hop-bitterness. Cardboard. Black pepper. Not much else going on, but the bitterness here is the real deal.

M: Bigger & badder than anything I've imbibed at this ABV. Moderate carb & a surprisingly burly malt backbone almost make me forget that this brew is sub-3%.

O: Truly a diamond in the rough for session IPAs. I could, quite literally, drink this all day.

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Photo of markjarema11
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mick303
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty disappointing appearance with a ton of suspended particulate. Smell and taste were pretty good with a strong lemon character and assertive carbonation, but overall the beer was thin, a bit metallic and while a decent session, it was not something I would have regularly.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TubaManJack
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hollie22
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Perfect light beach beer with a lot of flavor!

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Photo of gaesori
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTuomi
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmahe
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Evil Twin Bikini Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 434 ratings
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