The Brewscale Score
APPEARANCE - 6.6
AROMA - 6.8
TASTE - 6.7
10 is perfection, and is almost unattainable. Anything below a 6 is undrinkable.
Evil Twin Brewing has a low-alcohol session IPA called Bikini Beer. It is named after the ground-breaking bathing suit introduced in the 1950’s. Of course, not everyone can pull off wearing a bikini. Can Evil Twin pull off a low-alcohol IPA?
In the glass, Bikini Beer is gold in color, a little hazy and soft carbonation. The head is fizzy, white in color and dissipates slowly into a thin layer on the beer.
There is a citrus aroma from the hops – enough to make you aware that there are hops in it. There is nice citrus hop flavor when you initially taste the beer and a nice grassy note too. Then, as soon as you taste it, it is gone. Bikini Beer has a short finish.
There is a watery mouthfeel to this brew, but this was done by design. It is an IPA that is designed to be a session beer, hence the very low ABV. This is a nice beer to have at a party during the summer. It is an ok-tasting beer, but not one that I would choose to purchase by the case.
ABV = 2.7% (that’s not a typo)