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Slightly Mighty | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Slightly Mighty is a Lo-Cal IPA brewed with Monk Fruit extract. 95 calories and 3.6 carbs per 12 oz. serving.

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of larryi86
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, dated 4/3/19, poured into a snifter

A- A clear golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Piney hops, citrus, some tropical fruits, touch of pale malts.

T- Earthy/piney hops, some citrus and tropical fruits, some pale malts.

M- Smooth, light body.

O- A pretty standard and easy to drink session IPA.

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Photo of CreightonSM
2.82/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.45/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tropical fruit, passionfruit, coconut, grapefruit, citrus, sweet monk fruit balancing some piney bitterness and mild pale malt

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Photo of Kogie
2.38/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was looking forward to trying it and was disappointed! I was surprised that they classified it as an IPA. OK head and bubbly, very light taste.

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Photo of dcotom
4.13/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the low-cal/low-carb IPA contest, it's game, set, and match. Poured from 12-ounce can into a short-stemmed glass goblet. Clear golden color, with a center pour yielding two fingers of white head that left lots of pretty lacing. This packs a ton of citrusy, piney, and tropical hop flavor, with a touch of fruity sweetness from the monk fruit extract. The mouthfeel is light but not watery, with a pleasantly dry finish that calls immediately for another sip. Refreshing, flavorful, drinkable, a great food beer, and a guilt-free indulgence to boot. What's not to like? Gentlemen, start your lawnmowers!

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Photo of Riff
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a not quite clear light orange color with about a half finger of white head. Smell initially is citrus, fades to floral notes and a very light bread note. Taste is bready malts, citrus notably grapefruit peel, some hint of tropical fruits and a hint of bread. Mild bitterness to the finish, fairly crisp. Light bodied. Overall this is really aimed at the Michelob Ultra/Corona Premier drinker and arguably is much better tasting than either of those.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
2.31/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Not even close to tasting like an ipa. Didn’t expect a lot from a low cal beer, but this isn’t even close to the level of a decent session ipa. Smells okay, tastes awful.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 3/27/19 poured into boiler snifter.

A very very slightly hazy but mostly clear golden body forms with a tall 2 finger head leaving gorgeous, gorgeous sticky lace up and down the glass. World class to the eyes.

Some slightly funky off-notes on the nose, bringing some manure and mineral; underneath that a grainy presence and slight tropical hops; hints of grapefruit peel.

Bready malt opens this one up with a hit of piney bitterness and orange peel. Slight leafy notes, some grass and passion fruit faintly. From the can (which would probably be the aim due to the low calories and possible numerous summer slams) there's even less character - this one needs to be poured to open up even the slightest bit.

Carbonated feel, slight polite resins on the back end, zero alcohol warmth, nice sticky resins continue.

Overall, this may be coming off less favorable than I actually feel (after all IMO any sub 3.5 beer to me is pretty much a terrible effort), but this beer DOES have a niche and isn't all that bad. If this were a standard IPA with no real goal or explanation for the lack of flavor, this would be in the toilet easily. However, CONSIDERING THE TARGET MARKET for the guy on a diet who wants to ditch the beard and beer belly for a beach body, there's nothing currently out there that would do you better. A novelty beer at best if you continue to drink the good stuff, a groundbreaker if you're watching your calories (a smart choice).

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Photo of hypnotoad1
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magilla60
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing IPAthat is only 95 calories and 3.6 carbs. Would drink this over Coors or Miller any day.

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Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has tropical fruit hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a tropical fruit flavor
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good low carb India Pale Ale

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Photo of Tucquan
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2019-04-07 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz canned on 2019-03-27

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger pillowy-white head and mild, sheeted lace. Looks good.

S - Mango, pineapple coconut. Light, white bread. Flowery spice. Aroma is subdued but pleasant.

T - Initially, it tastes of sourdough bread and grass/pepper spice.. Then some light pineapple flesh and coconut add a bit of flavor and sweetness before the mildly bitter and dry finish.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - It's a palatable brew with suggestions of an IPA although I was hoping for more sweetness. I guess the monk fruit isn't magical! It reminded me of the new Da Shootz! 4.0% beer from Deschutes so I decided to try them side-by-side.

Side-by-Side - Slightly Mighty and Da Shootz!

A - Slightly Mighty looks nicer being clear gold vs almost-clear straw and has a better head and lacing.

S - Slightly Mighty, with its tropical overtones, is significantly better. There's not much to hang your hat on with Da Shootz!.

T - Da Shootz! tastes like a good quality, watered down Pilsner. It's not as bitter and I like the way it finishes cleanly. Slightly Mighty is more flavorful and bitter but I preferred the Da Shootz! aftertaste.

M - Slightly Mighty definitely has a fuller feel, which I preferred. It's a quite-noticeable difference over the more watery Da Shootz! although on a hot day, I might feel differently

O - In this side-by-side, Slightly Mighty is the victor. Both are decent beers and I appreciate the effort to produce quality 4.0% brews. Of interest, after completing this tasting, I went to the fridge and grabbed a Straub Amber Lager, which is 4.1% and a perennial in my fridge. It's nothing fancy but is well-brewed and I enjoyed it's caramel sweetness after these more bitter brews. Straub Amber Lager ($21 for 24 12oz cans) is almost half the price of Slightly Mighty ($39 for 24) and also less than Da Shootz! ($35 for 24). The Straub brew will probably continue to garner more of my hard-earned money but I'm glad to add these two new brews into my rotation of low ABV brews.

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Photo of robebo44
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of teromous
2.53/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON 03/27/19 14:49"

Appearance: The body is a light gold color with only a minor bit of haze. The short white head keeps a low profile of retention.

Aroma: There isn't much aroma to the beer, but it gives off a slight bit of onion character. The aroma is a bit stronger in the can but in the glass it feels below average. At times it smelled a bit like a bandaid.

Taste: Some grain comes through at first, then some light bit of onion and bay leaf. There is a bit of a bandaid character at the end that really throws the beer off.

Mouthfeel: It is light with very low bitterness. It feels like a lower-end pale ale rather than an IPA. It is drinkable though.

Overall: It is a pretty lackluster beer that barely has any smell, has an odd taste, and doesn't have the bitterness to drive home the beer. The beer touts itself as a "LO-CAL IPA" but it feels like they skimped on the hops as well. I really wouldn't recommend the beer or drink it again.

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Photo of djrn2
2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 9TT
4.42/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Slightly Mighty from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 18 ratings