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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rproff78 (110) - - MAR 14, 2014
Really light IPA....pretty good though. Really light on alcohol content as well. Worth a try though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (255) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1108) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (9005) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Clean, barley, grass. Clear pale yellow, thin head. Grassy and thin. Moe lager than IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Richmond 21st. Pale yellow, slight head. Aroma of powdery hops. Flavor is almost non-existent. Just slight floral hops. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1012) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ RG 21. Yellow with thin head and light lacing. Smells like peach gummies and cat piss. Watery flavor. Thin.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ the 21st Richmond Gathering. Bottle via trade. Light gold with a small head. Nose is pretty papery. Come candy corn. Doesn’t smell like a session IPA to me. Taste is very papery. Light a knackered pilsner. Some apple and old dried grass. Light body, soft carbonation. An embarrassing effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear bright yellow color. Aroma of straw. Taste is papery straw. Woof.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
On draft at Tap 25. I think this one is under rated. Maybe that’s because I dig low gravity, lightly hopped beers. Anyway, this one pours a very clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma has fresh honeydew melon, a little grapefruit and passionfruit. Mild, but pleasant. The flavor has some stronger notes of passionfruit, a little mango and grape. Clean tasting and not too bitter. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Not a bad IPA. Rather usual and customary for an IPA. Decent hops in the nose and finish. A sweet body in the middle. Light on the alcohol.

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