Brew Review – Bimini Twist IPA by 3 Daughters Brewing

I was under the impression, when I first heard about Bimini Twist, that it was some sort of Caribbean drink. Big, with lots of fruit, lots of rum, and possibly a little paper umbrella.

And, as is my life from time to time, I was wrong. It’s a knot. A very complicated, very strong, very inaccessible to my clumsy hands knot.

And naming an IPA after it makes perfect sense, knowing how much the brewers at St. Petersburg’s 3 Daughters Brewing love their fishing, and the ocean in general.

Image courtesy of 3 Daughters Brewing.

Image courtesy of 3 Daughters Brewing.

The IPA version of Bimini Twist (India Pale Ale, 6.4% ABV) is just as complicated and just as strong.

Bimini Twist IPA by 3 Daughters Brewing

Bimini Twist IPA by 3 Daughters Brewing

What makes Bimini Twist to interestingly complex to me is a lack, of what I could taste, of big fruit flavors. Instead, there a richness in the hoppy flavors. It’s complex, it deep, and it’s incredibly impressive. Very mature, almost an aged quality. (There’s an idea, 3 Daughters. Aging in, maybe Oak? Cherry?)

Even the color of the beer has a deep apricot hue, darker than traditionally straw yellow-ish IPA colors. I think IPA fans are really going to enjoy this, to be honest.

More than I would in trying to tie one of those knots…

Drink Florida Craft,

Dave

@floridabeerblog

floridabeerblog@gmail.com

 

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5 thoughts on “Brew Review – Bimini Twist IPA by 3 Daughters Brewing

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  2. Yes strong and not like a domestic yet made here. Read the review all the way through before the realization Bimini twist is a nautical rope maneuver aka knot

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