Slightly Mighty IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Slightly Mighty IPASlightly Mighty IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #6,859
Ranked #43,686
3.63 | pDev: 11.29%
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
Slightly Mighty IPASlightly Mighty IPA
Notes: A lo-cal IPA that is slight in cals and carbs with mighty hop flavor! Slightly Mighty has all the flavor and tropical aromas of a world class IPA, but with only 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat. Brewed with locally-grown barley, and a touch of monk fruit that delivers body and complexity but adds zero calories or carbs, Slightly Mighty is light-bodied and offers a lingering balanced sweetness.

30 IBU
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CHickman from New York

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A low calorie IPA that actually tastes good, what a concept. This surprised me at how light and crisp the feel was while still managing to maintain its taste. The monk fruit adds a different flavor that works well with the session IPA flavor profile.

Sep 06, 2021
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can served in a shaker pint. Pours a dull orange with a loose, quarter-inch, off-white head and a slight haze to the clarity. Nose reveals hints of citrus, herbal notes and a biscuit malt. Taste consistent with nose - less citrus presence. Everything more or less coalesces together. Mouthfeel is light in body with an assertive carbonation that leaves a residual prickle across the tongue. Overall, a pretty drinkable session IPA.

Sep 02, 2021
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MNAle from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is marketed as a low ABV / low calorie IPA. I have adjusted how I approach such beers. I don't compare them with 6+% IPAs, since even though they are entered here as the same style, in reality, they are not the same style. Therefore, I now approach them on their merits as a hoppy low ABV ale. I expect them to be thinner, less malty, and hence less well balanced, but I also expect them to be enjoyable as, for example, a summer crusher.

Strong aroma; citrus, melon, mango. A hoppy invitation.

It has an orange slightly hazy appearance, well carbonated, topped with a tall airy white head, recedes to 1/4 inch fairly rapidly, but has good retention after that.

The initial taste presents a slightly bitter, slightly harsh orange rind flavor followed by a mild melon-like taste. The flavors tend to munge together rather than remaining distinct, resulting in a not unpleasant but muddled taste. After the initial hit of mild bitterness, it mellows out. The finish is fruity, mild, and on the dry side. The aftertaste is pleasant but mostly unremarkable. Half way through, though, a bit of sharpness builds in the aftertaste.

Decent body, especially for a low ABV IPA.

Overall, OK. Easy enough to drink, decent, if muddled, flavors, and a dry finish. Still, though, I wouldn't put this at the top of my low-cal crusher list.

Sep 01, 2021
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a May 2021 BB date stamped on the bottom.
Appearance. Clear, golden-amber colored body with an excellent white head that leaves a full coat of lacing on the glass when tipped.
This has the aroma and nearly the flavor of a regular IPA. As stich, it is an exceptional low calorie/ low ABV beer.

Aug 18, 2021
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, NOV 2021; gifted a cold single... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: mildly-hazy, yellow-honey hued liquid; foam is a loose, frothy sponge, with little stability... thin, spitty collar; little lace

S: papaya, orange, lemon, menthol, lightly-toasted muffin... potent fragrances, if a bit muddy, indistinct

T: lemon peel, white grapefruit (especially in its bitter finish), lightly-toasted cereal (emerging by 4th or 5th sip in)... bitter grapefruit, herbal (hemp) cereal... bitterness pings and lingers through aftertaste, not peppery-spicy, but more herbal-leafy

F: resinous silky texture; light-bodied, but with a plush skin, and oily legs in the finish... its hop pop and the stealth dry cut enlivens the palate, stoking a mellow, fiery warmth

O: skeptical at first, but the hop flavor/expression is relatively booming here... dry, but not thin... tepid yet beckoning introduction; it had me wanting another well before the end (1801)

Aug 17, 2021
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice orangish yellow with a soft cap of white head. The nose has a lot of fruit notes - orange, grapefruit, pineapple. The flavor is identical to the nose with a light bitterness to round it out. The big detractor for me on this one is the level of carbonation. Too crisp. I felt like the over the top carbonation took the flavors right off my palate.

Overall, a good beer and likely one of the best options for low calorie beer.

Jul 10, 2021
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HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Hazy gold, fluffy white head. Nice lacing for a session.
S: Bready malt; light hops
T: Tastes like a hoppy lager more than an IPA. Still good.
F: Light, crisp, refreshing
O: Very good for 95 calories.

Jul 01, 2021
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burnstar from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold to yellow. A little hazy. Visible carbonation and nice persistent lacing. Smell is grassy hops. Smells more like a pils than an IPA. That's not a bad thing but it's not true to style. Taste is nice spicy, grassy, herbal hops. Maybe a little citrus. Not much malt sweetness balancing things out. Pretty light bodied, but that's the idea. Somewhat refreshing. This is an attempt at a light IPA. I don't know if it works. As an IPA, it's not very good. As a light beer, I guess it's very good, except it's probably not exactly what you're looking for, if you're looking for a light beer either.

Jun 23, 2021
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There's a sliding scale for low calorie beers that far different than traditional full ABV brews. With that sliding scale in mind, this is one of the best "light" beers I've had. The hop profile is far more present than in a typical light--pineapple, citrus and mango come through more forcefully than expected. The beer is crisp, clean, and almost makes you forget its lightweight intent. Nice innovative effort from DH!

Jun 12, 2021
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Jeez from Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Slightly Mighty pours slightly cloudy gold with a bubbly head. On the nose I get pineapple and some grassy hops. I didn't know what monkfruit tasted like before trying this beer and after drinking it, I still don't know what monkfruit tastes like. Instead, I taste doughy malt, piney and bitter hops, and slight citrus. I'm lukewarm on the aftertaste, which is a bitter herbal note. It's definitely light in the mouth, as advertised. I was going to add more 'slightly's into this review, but I'm only slightly invested.

Jun 06, 2021
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Rug from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 7/2021

I’ve been seeing this one around for quite a while now but never jumped on it since I’m not usually into the low-carb session IPA substyle. However, it was in a mixed 12 pack that I picked up from DFH, so I figured I might as well review this. Let’s see what this one is all about

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with 2 fingers of rocky white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves patchy lacing

The nose on this one is more robust than I was expecting for the light body and abv. I’m picking up on aromas of orange rind, white pepper, grassy hops, bready malt, and a touch of lemon candy

Unfortunately the taste is not all that intense, and loses some drinkability because of this, especially on the back end. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting orange rind, sweet melon, and doughy malt. The swallow brings notes of lemon peel, white pepper, and doughy malt

A light body pairs with very mild carbonation, resulting in a thin and watery beer. Finishes off dry with a subtle tartness

So it’s not great, but it’s also not offensive. I think the other 2 from the pack will be ones I crush when I’ve already started drinking

May 20, 2021
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MrOH from Malta

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold, nice white head, good retention and lace
Passionfruit, red bell pepper, black tea aromas
Starts tart, nondescript fruitiness, then a bit of a bittersweet iced tea finish
Light bodied and appropriately carbonated
Better than most of the diet IPAs out there, but since I don't need to lose weight....

May 15, 2021
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BigIronH from Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really a pretty good easy drinking IPA. 4s across the board. I was impressed with the complexity. Good bitter, good sweet, good pine, good citrus. Obviously any beer I can drink 10 of for less 1000 calories is a plus. But honestly it’s not bad for an intentionally light IPA. I’ll buy more for the summer.

Apr 30, 2021
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Shiredave from New York

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy, golden amber color with a tall, big bubbled white head that slumped revealing sheets of lacy remains.
Aroma is hop-full - classic C type citrus and pine with fruity notes from the monk fruit extract.
The flavor is fruity up front, monk fruit ( I guess - never eaten one) that reminds of melon and cherry, followed by mildly sharp grassy hop flavors that take over into a watery and astringent, peppery finish.
Remarkably balanced for a 4% "IPA" which is shameless marketing - this isn't even slightly an IPA. Extra Pale Ale maybe - low calorie is also shameless marketing - who sits around a brewery thinking about low calorie craft beer and monk fruit extract?
DFH apparently and only they could actually make it drinkable.
Fairly good job on a bad idea.

Apr 24, 2021
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flagmantho from Washington

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug. Best-by date on the can is July 2021, although there is no packaging date.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a moderate haze and a finger of frothy white foam atop. It's actually quite decent looking.

Smell: there's definitely a bit of a citrusy fruit character here. I couldn't pick monkfruit out of a lineup, but I'm guessing that's what I'm smelling here. Along with that, there's a bit of a light floral character; overall it's more reminiscent to me of a light pale ale than an IPA. It's not bad, certainly for a low-calorie beer, but it's not very IPA-like.

Taste: a bit floral and a bit fuity, rather much like the aroma. There's a little bit of sweetness here but also a decent bitter bite. Like the flavor, this reads "floral pale ale" to me much more than IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty good creaminess considering the light body.

Overall: of course, with a lower-ABV beer, you're gonna be limited in how much of a punch the flavor can pack. But you make up for it in drinkability -- this is tasty, light, and very refreshing. I dig it.

Apr 13, 2021
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VALIS666 from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw with nice but rapidly fading lacing. Smell is piney with something strong yet I can't place, maybe that's the monkfruit? Taste is crisp, mildly hoppy, pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Goes down easy but still tastes like you had a craft beer. Rather good for a low-cal session.

Mar 26, 2021
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mboone67 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Slightly hazy with a good head
Smell: Mild hop sweetness to the nose
Taste: Like a quality Low Carb IPA → Slight citrus with the hint of sweet from the Monk fruit
Feel: Light body with a hint of crispness → all day drinker
Overall: A great option for having a beer without the guilt!

Mar 24, 2021
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jmbranum from Oklahoma

4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hands down, the best low carb beer on the market. Very pretty golden liquid with a white head, spicy hoppy aroma, flavor is crisp with sweet finish, some pine,and some Pineapple. Nice medium mouth feel.

This is my new favorite session beer.

Mar 18, 2021
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Dustin015 from Maryland

4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Hazy poured into a pint glass. Light straw color

S- Moderate herbal to grassy hop aromas

T- Strong citrus and stone fruit flavors with an undertone of earth and mild pine.

F- Light Body but leaves a surprising stickiness on the lips for being only 95 calories and 4%

O- A very good session hoppy ale/ IPA option, maybe the best that I have had.

Feb 20, 2021
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint copped from Buffalo Wild Wings in Wayne. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Mellow aroma replete with notes of lemon and citrus. Good stuff. Highly drinkable.

Jan 14, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pint request from a tap brings forth an amber like liquid, in that it has the same color and it is much closer to translucent than opaque. Good carbonation produces a nice white head that is very generous in producing glass lacing. As substantial as it looks, there's very little ambient aroma. It's light almost to the point of being watery to the tongue. Some hoppiness comes through on the taste, but not enough to make it a good tasting IPA. For a diet IPA, it's not bad.

Nov 19, 2020
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, bright golden color, slim ivory head.

In the nose: Big citric aromatics, pine. lemon & lime, grapefruit.

In the mouth: Small bitterness at the front, soft malt body. Just enough flavor to make it worthwhile, but not enough hop bitterness to call it an IPA. Or, maybe I'm wrong. About being enough flavor? Maybe...

Soft, supple, easily consumable. Is it merely a session IPA, or is it truly a groundbreaking lo-calorie IPA? I can't decide, but I'm close to calling it boring. Clearly, it's not for me. Maybe others will enjoy it's low-key, low-cal, low-everything nature.

Oct 17, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We’ve all seen it before; that one guy who goes out into the world — college, work or whatever — and comes back an absolute beer snob. Facial hair, brewery hats, the whole 9. Traded in some swollen pecks for a set of man tits. Let’s face it, slamming IPAs all the time isn’t gonna keep you in shape, and you won’t be in your 20s forever. Lucky for us here at 1009, we came upon Fish Head’s new low-cal IPA option so that we can muck up some quality brews AND stay in tip top club-athlete Adonis shape. The flavor is bold, like a true IPA but takes the foot off the gas just enough be able to have as many or as few as you like. At 4% abv, no worries about driving home after a round of pong or two on Thursday night. This one scores big with me for those reasons, not necessarily because its the best-tasting IPA out there.

Sep 25, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours golden and slightly hazy. It is topped with an inch of off white that leaves decent lacing.

It has a light citrus aroma.

It has a watered down pine flavor. It tastes about like a pine hard seltzer.

Medium bodied with a effervescent mouthfeel

I would buy this again is I wanted to drink 100 beers. I doubt that day ever comes.

Sep 24, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Straw yellow. Very foamy.

S: Piney and slick.

T: Almost full flavored.

F: Oily without pressing the hops too hard.

O: I might prefer this to Dogfish 60.

Sep 18, 2020
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