The One They Call Zoe | Hops and Grain Brewery

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The One They Call ZoeThe One They Call Zoe
BA SCORE
3.93/5
Very Good
382 Ratings
The One They Call ZoeThe One They Call Zoe
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery
Texas, United States
hopsandgrain.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LittleDon on 04-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,412
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
382
pDev:
11.45%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
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Photo of SMH_NWI
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice hazy dark golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, slightly hoppy, with some grapefruit. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, nice touch of grapefruit, nice sweetness. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a slight dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of acadonnelly
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Easy to drink. Very even keel, mellow. Not hoppy (I don't like hoppy beers). Many people might think this is kind of a boring beer (probably because it's not very hoppy, which tends to be all the rage right now) , but I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow orange with one finger of thick tan froth. Smells of straw, lemon and grapefruit. Tastes of straw/grain, grapefruit and pear. Light and flavorful without much going, which doesn't always mean bad. This is the kind of beer that tastes good and does its job without even having to think about it.

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Photo of monorailred
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy golden yellow color with a decent transparency to it, enough to see a soft ever so small carbonation rising at a moderate pace, white foamy head rises just a bit and falls adequately like a normal American Pale Lager. The llacing is sporadic and kinda all over the place. The smell had crisp grains, light corn, slightly spicy and has what seems to be some lemon zest (I think). The taste was at first bitter but lends a slightly sweet side to try to come out. There isn’t any aftertaste and it has a dry crisp finish. On the palate, it sits about a light on the body and is pretty sessionable. Carbonation is good for an American Pale Lager and for me as there’s a nice crisp texture rolling about my mouth and tongue. Overall, hey, what a nice American Pale Lager and in cans.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.47/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Epopt
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stebbi7833
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemoarps
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pale golden yellow body that is a little murkier than I'd think, with an initially massive white head that settles in and leaves beautiful lacing as it goes.

Not much nose to be had unfortunately. Grainy/biscuity malts lead with maybe some grassy hops.

Taste begins with a light fruity sweetness which is quickly augmented by a bready malt presence. A touch of sweet perks its head towards the end before settling in to a not unpleasant mildly bitter finish.

Smoothe and incredibly easy drinking. Would probably be quite refreshing on a nice day.

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Photo of monk2021
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frenzeljr
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhilsPils
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

OK, if this is a lager, then LAGER it! Seriously, I think some time in a lagering tank could make this a really nice beer. The bitterness and carbonation seem spot on to me and it pours with a nice head. But some of that haziness must be coming from suspended yeast because it tastes way too yeasty/bready to be a clean lager. Certainly very drinkable and in this hot summer heat, I will enjoy finishing the sixer...just seems like it has the potential to be more.
EDIT/ADD: Wow, that first can must have been some sort of aberration. I have now had two more beers from that six pack and they were as different from the first as could be. Very clean, both in appearance and taste. Nice subtle hops and malt dominate the taste and NONE of that yeastiness of the first can. VERY strange...I am going to change the rating too and my apologies to H&G.

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The One They Call Zoe from Hops and Grain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 382 ratings