Johnny Low
Lervig Aktiebryggeri

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From:
Lervig Aktiebryggeri
 
Norway
Style:
IPA - English
Ranked #107
ABV:
2.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #26,621
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 22.65%
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 28, 2020
Added:
Nov 22, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  4
SCORE
81
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1.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on May 28, 2020
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4.54/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by David_Sour

The first time I tried this light yellow beer I was not expecting this great hoppy aroma. It is also really tasty and you can drink it anytime due to the low alcohol. I think to make a beer that tasty with such low alcohol is an art and it's very difficult. Unfortunately it is no easy to get and even more difficult to get it really fresh.
But it is the beer you can have always with you.

Mar 18, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by vinicole from England

Can. Hazy straw. Frothy head. Effervescent.
Grass and citrus fruit on the nose.
Demi-sec. Decent astringency. Grapefruit.
Light body.
Quite decent despite the ABV.

May 14, 2017
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3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Martine from England

Pours cloudy wheat coloured, high wispy white head. Aroma is mild mango and passionfruit with some juicy hop. Beer is tangy-bitter on first sip with some bitter mango skin and passionfruit seed coming in on the draw before it turns to biscuit hops. Semi bittersweet on the afters. Feel is light and watery with some wetness on the backend, minimal carbonation.

This is no where near as bad as I was expecting. Yes it's thin and not packing as much flavour as you'd expect for a normal beer, but considering what it's managed to achieve with 2.5%, it's good. Very sessionable.

Apr 14, 2017
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3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by josanguapo from Spain

At La Estraza. Can. In Brooklyn pint glaas. At lunch with Pedro & Alberto. With Thai Pad. Good use of citric hops, with a great initial nose and a noticeable bitterness but too watery even for its low ABV.

Feb 26, 2016
 
3 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Jan 24, 2016
 
3.75 by downquark from Germany on Dec 26, 2015
 
3.96 by Themsen from Norway on Aug 07, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Brief impressions:

A clean drinking IPA with a shocking amount of flavour for its low ABV, Johnny Low is as sessionable as they come - and doesn't bother with the "session IPA" marketing B.S. A worthwhile drinkable brew from Lervig with ample hop bitterness served over a pale malt base. The clean mouthfeel sets off the straightforward no-nonsense hop bite nicely. Well put together, if a bit imbalanced.

High C+ (3.25) / ABOVE AVERAGE

Jul 26, 2015
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2.24/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by soulgrowl from England

Looks more like a lager or a blonde ale than your typical IPA. Very slightly cloudy golden yellow with a frail white head. Smells weak. Like an adjunct lager with the faintest whiff of passion fruity/grapefruity hops. Tastes much stronger than it smells, with a pleasant but fleeting rush of caramel malt flavor, followed by an out-of-whack astringent bitterness. Hop flavor is limited to a sort of one-note grapefruit pith thing, and the finish is almost unpleasantly bitter and dry. Drinks sort of like white grapefruit juice. Not great. Just had a Nanny State, which manages to be more flavorful and much more balanced at an even lower ABV. Possible food pairings: mild curries, asparagus, chicory, watercress, shio ramen.

Jul 18, 2015
 
3.5 by Mattias from Sweden on Jun 27, 2015
 
3.62 by Poupae from Thailand on Dec 13, 2014
 
3 by Stigh from Norway on Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
by elgenn from Norway

Insanely good, considering the very low abv..

Aug 30, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by DrDam from France

Very impressive given its very low ABV (only 2.5%). It has a light body as expected but a massive hop smell and taste as any IPA should. It is very refreshing and pleasant.
The work done here is remarkable : it's the betteer low ABV beer I had. Could drink it all night long without remorse !

Nov 22, 2013
Johnny Low from Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 15 ratings