Bikini Beer--Evil Twin Brewing--2.7% IPA
Did a double take when I saw this at the store. Has anyone tried this? It was $12.99 for a 6 pack of cans, so the "value" when considering the low ABV is pretty poor...but having something really light with some flavor does intrigue me. Although, it does seem like something I'd be more likely to order when out and planning to drive than on my own patio.
It's has an 85 on Beer Advocate, so really not bad for a low-alcohol beer...
Was really not trying to start a philosophical debate on beer, was actually curious if anyone had tried this.
For those unfamiliar, Evil Twin Brewing actually makes some pretty strong beers as well, but they have a sense of humor. While they contract brew in the US, its roots are in Denmark. They have fun with their beers and clearly Bikini Beer is not mean to to be a serious brew...
From their website:
All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer.
We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!!
One More Thing
A clever man once said: 'Stay thirsty... stay foolish.' That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.
I did end up picking up a 6-pack and tried one last night. I was definitely impressed with the flavor given the low alcohol and think this is a great option for summer or when you just really want a beer for the flavor without actually feeling the impact. I'm not a very big person. Drinking one 7% IPA won't make me drunk, but I will be able to tell that I had a beer and that's not always what I'm looking for and I really didn't find this much less satisfying than some of my favorite session IPAs that are a few percent higher.
Thanks for the responses!
I am a big fan, as it takes the idea of almost a session beer to the next level. This is the perfect beach beer or just a nice cookout. You can get flavor without becoming hammered...and you accomplish the avoidance of the major "lite" beers.