1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The One They Call Zoe - Hops and Grain Brewery

Not Rated.
The One They Call ZoeThe One They Call Zoe

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

224 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 224
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 21
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LittleDon on 04-09-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of The One They Call Zoe Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 224 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Ford
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can poured into glass.... can poured into mouth.

It doesn't matter how I drink this beer.. it instantly became my favorite American pale. So drinkable... so much flavor. So perfect.

This one has become a staple in my fridge.... goes great with anything. I need to try the rest of their lineup. This beer is tremendous.

Ford, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of SuperCobraJet
5/5  rDev +26.3%

SuperCobraJet, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Honeybourne
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Honeybourne, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Nate_M
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Nate_M, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of GibbonsTheBeerGuy
4.79/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An absolutely fantastic and highly original lager. This is my favorite local beer made in Austin. It has a tart, crisp character that reminds me of grapefruit, but it isn't a fruity beer, at all. It has wonderful, balanced hop characteristics and a fantastic finish. A perfect beer. I only buy it now for special occaisons because I literally drink it too fast. I can't sip it like many other beers, I open a can, pour it in a glass, blink and its gone.

GibbonsTheBeerGuy, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Dello
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Dello, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of TheChemist
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

TheChemist, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of jheezee
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

jheezee, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Theortiz01
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Theortiz01, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of ShameAndFailure
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

ShameAndFailure, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of brurevu
4.61/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's nothing huge or outrageous about this beer it just does everything right. A full flavored and thirst quenching beer that puts all pale lagers to shame. It pours a golden orange with a bit of hops and fruit on the nose. The taste zips on your tongue with citrusy fruit and apricot flavors and a mild bitterness to give it a nice dry finish. Very crisp and very refreshing. The Zoe is a bountiful beer in a can and a total home run from Hops and Grain.

brurevu, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden colored with half a finger width foamy head. Only a small amount of lacing on the side. Aroma is that of tropical fruits and hops. Citrusy. Has a hint of apples as well. Malty taste with hints of citrusy tropical fruit up front, quickly followed by a grassy hoppy taste. You can discern that malty lager taste right at the end but only for a split second. Nice bitter aftertaste. I am generally not a fan of lagers, but this one definitely will do. Excellent beer. I wish it is more available at the Spec's near me.

jngrizzaffi, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of BryanCarey
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The One They Call Zoe pours to a golden color and emits a fragrance that is very distinctive, with scents of floral, biscuit malt, and fruity aromas dominating. The scent is very juicy and just begs you to take a sip while the foam, while not incredible, is still good and it does leave some lacing.

This beer has a very interesting flavor profile and is about right in- line with the direction in which the nose leads you. The taste of biscuit- like malts, bread, tropical fruits, and toasted malts are most noticeable, but there are other great flavors as well, like grassy hops and other sensory delights.

The One They Call Zoe is a very interesting, very tasty beer with a complex flavor profile and unexpected level of smoothness. You know this is no ordinary lager the moment you open the can and your nostrils are filled with the complex and very enticing aroma. The enjoyment continues as you take one sip after another, pleasantly surprised at the beer’s incredible smoothness and anxious to open up a second can.

Hops and Grains really overachieved with this beer and I find myself still thinking about it long after my sampling was through. It’s the best Hops and Grain beer I have tried so far and I enthusiastically look forward to trying more.

BryanCarey, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

tbryan5, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of BeerZack
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

BeerZack, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of gtermi
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

gtermi, May 31, 2013
Photo of kevinscott
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

kevinscott, May 29, 2013
Photo of ToMakeEndsMeet
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ToMakeEndsMeet, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of wcu80
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

wcu80, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

JohnBender, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of ACB
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ACB, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

ChaseTheAce, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Dogleg
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of TxUltraRunner
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

TxUltraRunner, Mar 02, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The One They Call Zoe from Hops and Grain Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.