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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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


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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rproff78 (155) - - MAR 14, 2014
Really light IPA....pretty good though. Really light on alcohol content as well. Worth a try though.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of light citrus, tropical fruits, lemon, faint, grapefruit, and a hint of dank hops. It’s a transparent golden-orange with a one finger white head that eventually fades to a thin film. There is some sporadic webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and hints of fruit. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, lemon peel, and a hint of dank hops. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (168) - Canton, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Tad thin. Solid session but nothing amazing but I’d drink it again. Citrus with biscuit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3496) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 10/28/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright golden straw color with a 12 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, cracker, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance and solid robustness of citrus/pine hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a nice session IPA. All around good balance and solid robustness of citrus/piney hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2988) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Shared 12 oz. can poured to snifters, showing a clear, golden color, with a layer of white head froth that gradually reduced to a persistent ring, and light spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was initially dank, then pine, and lemony citrus notes. Light bodied, with decent carbonation, the same notes were lightly bittered in the flavor to produce a dry finishing, and quite sessionable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2015
12 oz from chilled can. Tasty. Light in alcohol, but definitely bitter and flavorful. Much more bitter than I would have expected for the size. A great choice when a weaker beer is needed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (643) - - AUG 7, 2015
Aroma is citrus-pine. Has decent lasting head with nice lacing. Taste is a little watery, belying the low alcohol content. This inhibits the flavor, hence the lower score. Has a lot of potential, but it just doesn’t maximize it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2015
From a 12 oz can in Jackson Hole. Pours gold with a thick white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus, pine and alfalfa. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (294) - Minneapolis, - JUL 19, 2015
Clear straw pale color. Nice piney hop kick and a little grass on the nose. Taste is clean and easy, a good outdoor summer beer. No weird aftertastes or off flavors. There are better session IPA’S out there but this is good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Hazy straw/gold color; Light to medium body; Aroma of pine hops, some floral, & citrus; Flavor of malt, pine hops, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is fairly bitter; Not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
78samh (230) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2015
12 oz bottle pours light, clear yellow with minimal foam. Floral and pine hop aromas. Light taste and mild bitterness. Not bad.


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