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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2014
12oz picked up a while back... I forget where I found it, but a fair number of places have it available now... Pours a pale straw... decent enough white head with spotty lacing.. Nose shows biscuity malt with bunches of lemony and grassy hops.. Flavor strikes me as a pretty heavy wheat/pale maltiness for anything labeled close to an IPA... but the bitterness balances pretty well and a good amount of light citrus and herbal/lite pine hops come in and make this very drinkable. Light body... good carbonation.. plenty of flavor... Pretty darn nice.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbauer1134 (17) - - JAN 8, 2016
All things considered this is a fine Session IPA. It has enough hoppiness and bitterness to satisfy the itch, but goes down really smoothly. Do not compare this beer to other West Coast IPA’s or you will be dissappointed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1246) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, golden with a nice white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemon, hops and grain. Taste follows, slightly hoppy, citrus fruits, bread and malts. Nice beer, enjoyable, very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Better than its ratings show. Nice and citrus juicy. Had out of a can at home. Smells like citrus. Pours light yellow with a sticky white head. Nice session

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1378) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker on 12-26-15. Poured a transparent thin yellow color (almost a pale ale-ish color), thin white wafer for a head, sits very still in the vessel. Aroma of hay that has been up in the barn for 2 months (not bad), and some "english hops" (hey, cut me a break, that’s what my notes say!). Hits the mouth with a light body, lemon comes on the start, middle has light hop crescent, finish is lightly acidic. Could pound back 12 and be happy all night.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1990) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Pale golden color and pale IPA aroma and taste. Too dumbed down from regular IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (274) - Utah, USA - NOV 21, 2015
It’s a good little IPA easy to drink not bitter no hoppy after taste smooth a good afternoon beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Quick3Beers (809) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Anemic looking straw color from a bottle, ample white head with good lacing. Aroma of morning piss, flavor of a very hoppy domestic lager, watery watery watery. Not so good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3124) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Orange body white head some lacing. Citrus, tropical fruit aroma. Pleasant. Taste is semi-bitter, resin, and oranges and other citrus juices. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Crisp, golden coloured body with a very thin, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh light citrus hops with hints of light grain and some mellow malts - not much going on here. Light-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour at first with a good citrus, tropical fruit and floral flavour showing a good deal of interesting hops and a very small malt backbone. Aftertaste shows a little citrus twang with nothing unusual, unexpected or unwanted - good hops with not much malt or body and an easy-drinking Light IPA that shows well. Overall, decent for sure and on the verge of good. Not in the level of a great Light IPA, but worth trying if you like the style - given the ratings, I was expecting much worse, but this was not bad at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle, purchased from Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 11-September-2015 for US$1,69 sampled at home in Washington on 15-September-2015, just four days later.


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