Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color with a touch of hazy and a finger of white foam. Lots of bitterness, cracker malt backbone, somewhat one dimensional but a easy to drink bitter offering if your looking for something to session on which is seemingly the whole concept of the beer.
cfrancis (2666) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy light gold with a big frothy white top. Aroma is intense citrus hops. Taste is astringent citrus hops and a small cereal malt in the back. Almost too astringent for me. But refreshing on the beach.
alexanderj (3392) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can; poured a dull amber/dark gold with a very large, frothy head. Aroma of earthy/fruity NW hops, some bready notes. Mild, but solid flavor; fairly bitter and that lingers. A little light in body and depth, but expected. Good low abv beer.
Reimer96 (1463) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear effervescent pale gold with a big frothy white head. Aroma of light pale malt, bit after that it’s hops hops hops! Citrus, pine, resin and grapefruit! Great mouthfeel that’s not watery as the carbonation is consistent and makes the hop flavor dance on the tongue... Grapefruit, pine and light resin. Great session ipa that crisp and clean with a showcase of hops but keeps the flavor in balance as well as the bitterness!
JBPortland (1092) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours semi clear pale amber with 2 finger head. Nose is subtle malty sweet fruit and hints of stale grassy citrus. Taste is light bodied and leans more toward the malt sweetness with minimal grassy herbs, light pine, and faint bitter orange. Finish is bitter malt and grass, biscuity, light.
BOSSbrewer (2505) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival 2014. Pours a light yellow. Clear. Nice white head. Aroma is pine with some citrus. Very smooth, nice beer. Could drink lots of this.
Chad9976 (1353) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured a 12oz can into a tulip glass. I was canned on 4/29/14 and cost $3.20 ($0.27 per ounce).
Appearance: Glowing shade of white gold. Slightly hazy, but some carbonation is visible. Pours to a two-finger, white, soapy head which retains and laces well.
Smell: Light herbal aroma, with hints of seasonings and citrus. Interesting combination.
Taste: Session IPAs are all the rage these days, though I think Evil Twin Bikini Beer was one of the pioneers of the style. What sets it apart is the fact it truly is sessionable at only 2.7% ABV, yet it has the flavor and body of something almost twice its size. Hops play a major role here, from beginning to end in terms of both flavor and bitterness. Up front there’s a light citrusy component of lemon or orange peels, with an underlying dry bitterness. I get notes of green tea through the middle, but a strong herbal sensation on the finish. A mixture of basil or pesto or oregano – yet it’s still quite mild overall. The only bummer is there’s not much in the way of true malt distinctiveness, though given the lightweight of the brew that’s not surprising. This walks a fine line between what is and is not a novelty beer, as it could go either way for me.
Drinkability: Simply having a light body does not a session beer make. Evil Twin Bikini Beer is one of the few rare hop-centric session beers that’s not ridiculously one dimensional. While the mouthfeel is thin, it’s consistently carbonated and has absolutely no watery texture or consistency whatsoever. It’s refreshing while in the mouth, and would be ideal for warm weather situations.
burg326 (4404) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a light golden color with aromas of light tropical fruit, resin, malt and some light grass. flavors match the aromas, decent drinker to drink outside all day when trying to cook out.
Cirrhosis (1251) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2.7%!!!! Dam looks like I’m getting loaded tonight! This has flavour......... pine, resin, slight grass, good bitter, dusty in the finish. This has more flavour then tons of other stronger beers out there. I’d love to drink this all summer long but price says no! Pretty simple flavour and it works.
Stuu666 (5801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is tropical fruit, taste is sweet, fruity, thin.