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Big Sky Pygmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA



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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Pygmy Owl is an IPA with full fledged hop taste and aroma, yet is remarkably low in alcohol. In fact, it clocks in at only 4.2% ABV. An IPA with full flavor, but without the harsh bitterness. And the best part, you can have more than one without getting that drunkied up feeling.
Availability: February-April

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Itís getting harder and harder to find a new (to me) IPA on the shelves during this Session IPA fad-craze-whatever now that the weather is warm. T^his one pours a pale yellow body filled with bubbles, all under a skinny near film of a head. It smells purdy, grapefruit and lemon zest with a faint pale malt sweetness. The body seems a bit watery. It tastes lemony with a weak malt sweetness and really is lacking in bitterness until the finish, and then itís fairly faint. This had a promising beginning, but kind of fizzled out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Metro Liquor, Victoria
Hazy blond color with small head. Both aroma and flavor have a paper character; the body is thin; it has a light citrusy touch, and correct bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (1632) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Average. Pours a boring yellow. Some fruity aromas and flavors. Some paper flavors as well. Pretty boring session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3750) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a light head. Aroma is citrusy hops, spicy pine, fresh notes. Flavor is dry hops. Light thin mouthfeel. Dry hops, bitter finish. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Itty Bitty in alcohol, perhaps, but not in taste with pine and citrus dominating. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle;   Soft aroma, a little pith, soft tea leaves.   A bit more bright on the tongue.   Light but smooth.   To be expected I guess.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Soft tea leaf like hoppiness to finish.   Tiz okay, even a bit light for a Session IPA, but clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Bright light yellow body with a soapy lasting head that laces generously. Lemony pithy white grapefruit and lean crackery malts, clean and bright. Iím not sure why this doesnít get higher ratings-- this is a terrific summer session brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluemooner (599) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma is cereal notes with mild grassy hops. Flavor is light malt with hints of cereal, citrus, and grassy hops, with a very mild finish. Light to medium body with medium carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. i wasnít expecting much here, but was pleasantly surprised. mild fruity body with medium hop bitterness. quite a bit of citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricktop86 (553) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is peaches, apricot and grains. Taste follows nose.

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