Low Beam
West Sixth Brewing Company

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West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,306
Ranked #12,958
3.99 | pDev: 4.51%
Oct 07, 2021
Aug 11, 2017
Very Good
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Notes: Our take on the beer style originating in Vermont. We use wheat and oats to create a hazy beer with low bitterness but high hop flavor. Hop profile reads of tropical and stone fruits to create a juicy and flavorful IPA.
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Rated: 4 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by BillBabbitt from Ohio

Jun 11, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Sep 27, 2020
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had a can of this from my local liquore store in late February. It is a tasty New England IPA. It is kind of dry -- and I think I was picking up grapefruit flavors. West Sixth does good work.
Aug 17, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by mando31 from Illinois

Aug 02, 2020
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Reviewed by DannyBoy15347 from Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Last of the pack unfortunately. I actually prefer it from the can, but for the sake of the review I poured it into a pint glass. Color is absolutely on point for the style, though head disappated rather quickly. Likewise, it's hazy but doesn't show a lot of the larger proteins you typically see with NEIPAs. Aroma is fantastic, I could pick up the typical tropical fruits the moment I cracked the can, along with a slighty cattiness. Taste reflects the same fruit flavors, and is very juicy but something feels slightly off; not sure if its the more mellow bitterness or the body is just a bit thin. Regardless its not a deal breaker, I actually kind of enjoy that its on the lighter side; better for drinking in the heat of the summer. Great brew overall and I would gladly have again!
Jul 10, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by Manta200 from Kentucky

May 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by cwd from Kentucky

Mar 30, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by bigbutter from Virginia

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 3.73 by MacStinson from Michigan

Dec 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Thanks Alanna and Richard!

A: yellow in color, lightly hazy, and low head.

S: orange zest, pineapple, and pear.

T: bright citrus, lemon balm, and herbal. With a somewhat sweet flavor, finishing with melon.

M: light in body, plenty of carbonation, sorry feel.

O: flavor is lacking for me, to herbal for me... it tastes a bit like mosquito spray, but like the good beer version.
Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Jun 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Oct 12, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by nmann08 from Virginia

Sep 05, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's taken a number of batches, but the batch released in cans June 16, and on tap just prior, is in fact a NEIPA. Color is bright and hazy, aromatics are floral, and the feel is soft without being overly smooth.
Jun 17, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by acbe from Texas

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 15, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Apr 16, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed at the tap room in a tulip glass. So hazy it was almost milky. Nose is typical of a New England style. Taste was good, but not as juicy as I’d hope.
Dec 27, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
All aboard the haze craze! In time of all-things-juicy, fruity and opaque, the IPA as we know it has been challenged. Lighter bitterness, smoother finish, a radiant bouquet, a turbid appearance all lead to a taste that has hop heads near and far clamoring for yet another taste of the hoppy elixir.

Pale gold and much less hazy than expected, West Sixth's Low Beam is a bit more medium beamed with only a modest translucence. Its loose froth grabs the olfactory senses with a bright herbal, tropical and citrusy fragrance, one that radiates with a fresh grassiness. Soft sweetness is freshly bready with hints of honey, simple syrup and wafer.

Its light and bready sweetness fades and allows for the hops to take the flavor by storm. A strong citrus taste of white grapefruit, lemon and lime bring about a citronella, orange-like tanginess before tropical fruits of pineapple, kiwi, passionfruit and guava lay a sweet and margarita-like taste on the middle palate. Bright and herbal, the finish is of lemon verbena, tea and freshly shaven sassafras and juniper.

Light in body, the beer's early dryness has an evaporative cooling and vanilla-like softness on the finish. Herbal, smooth and bitter, the beer's lesser bitterness lends a pale ale character to the aromatic and flavorful hop ale. But its creamy upstart is tepid and its potential comparisons to creamsicle or sherbet are shy. Low Beam is a quite tasty IPA but not exactly New England-like.
Sep 07, 2017
Low Beam from West Sixth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 25 ratings