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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.
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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rproff78 (148) - - MAR 14, 2014
Really light IPA....pretty good though. Really light on alcohol content as well. Worth a try though.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8700) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2015
355ml bottle. This is one of the lighttest session ipa’s out there, it brings a nice spiced hop character and a dry and clean bitterness. Nothing far out but sessionable as the name would suggest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - APR 24, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear light golden color with a small fine white head. The head fades rather rapidly, leaving a somewhat persistent white foam film on the surface of the brew and a decent sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of an earthy and citrus hop smell mixed with other aromas of a cracker and bready nature. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of a lemon and a little bit of sweetness of tangerine and some pear. Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat crisp cracker taste mixed with some lemon and a moderate sum of grapefruit hop. As the taste advances a little bit of orange and bready flavors develop in the middle only to fade away at the end, bringing back a dry and crisp taste to the brew. Along with the citrus hop some rather herbal and earthy hop tastes also come to the tongue at the middle and increase up to the end, leaving one with a rather dry and somewhat dankly hopped light bodied IPA flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very thin with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. For the light abv. and the crisp flavors of the brew the feel is rather well done, making for a crisp and easy drinker. Overall – A decent session IPA overall. Light in abv. and full of hops, but at some times a little unbalanced. Not a bad one to try if you like a somewhat crisp and more dankly hopped IPA though, as it may be a fantastic session IPA for you.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mfhennig (105) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
12 oz bottle from Jerry, thanks. It’s one of those beers that doesn’t have to stop and change color, and its got a white head. Mild citrus aroma, a bit grassy. Doesn’t taste like much of anything, doesn’t resemble any IPA I’ve had before. I think this might work on a hot summer day that you spend at the beach, but I probably wont find that out.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VeinAle (113) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Good session IPA, sweet hop aroma. Grainy bitter hop taste. Not too sweet. I like the carbonation level here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Clear yellow, very bright. Stingy white foam. Sweet resiny green hop. Pale bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6523) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Draft at Uber. Come on, already. This is an APA. I get the marketing tactics, but it’s an APA. Time to start marketing the style. Still, if you’re going to explain what a sessionable hoppy beer is in five words or fewer, you really can’t argue with BSBC’s approach here. Gotta hand it to ’em for making the flavors and ABV clear at a glance for novices. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a loose sudsy whitish head. Big sweet grapefruity nose--crystal clear hop note, very mild, not much malt interference there. Creamy body on the light side of medium with lively carb. Lightly toasted caramel with a crisp grapefruit note on the mid palate. Crisp light finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnymusky (471) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Tastes like a miller genuine draft....drinkable but not great.........................

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (405) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
This beer is slightly hazy golden with a two finger white head that left plenty of lacing. The aroma is citrusy and grassy. The taste is rather light up front but finishes with a extremely mild hop and citrus kick. To be honest this beer doesn’t really taste like an ipa all that much and if I were rating it on the style it is rather low. However, there is nothing bad about the beer and worth a try but don’t expect this to be anything like a regular ipa as it is weaker than most other session ipa’s

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Rating #1079 - May 10, 2014 - Bottle from CBI - 4.2% Yellowish amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness.Taste is light citrus and pine sweetness, tempered by a tame hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied, mild alcohol warmth, and very well balanced. Crushable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle shared by jackl at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a clear pale golden with a thin head. Aroma of pale malt, citrus hops. The taste is citrus hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, off balance, thin.


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