Johnny Low
Lervig Aktiebryggeri

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Style:
English India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ranked #254
ABV:
2.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #38,553
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 15.85%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
13
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Lervig Aktiebryggeri
 
Norway
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  3
SCORE
81
Good
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Photo of vinicole
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Martine
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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Photo of soulgrowl
2.24/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of DrDam
4.04/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 !

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Johnny Low from Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 13 ratings