The One They Call Zoe | Hops and Grain Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
370 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by LittleDon on 04-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
370
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
58
For Trade:
2
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Photo of The_Epopt
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.81/5  rDev -4%
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 +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stebbi7833
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kemoarps
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PhilsPils
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of Roybert
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jribeiro025
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an incredibly light citrusy summer beer.

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Photo of aufie
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmos27
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hudson2508
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thatche2
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The One They Call Zoe from Hops and Grain Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 370 ratings.
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