Slightly Mighty IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Slightly Mighty IPASlightly Mighty IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #6,609
Ranked #42,090
3.61 | pDev: 11.91%
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
Reviews: 73 | Ratings: 204 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Antg8989
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's so light, it's hard to even classify this as an IPA. It's not bad by any means, but there are much better session IPAs out there. This doesn't quite hit the mark. But great if you want to be drinking lots of beer I guess.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Light gold with thin but full foamy head and thick lacing.
N: Light citrus and hops with some soapy notes.
T: Very light citrus flavor with a mild soapy bitterness/dryness. Low flavor overall.
M: Watery with soapy flavors overtaking the citrus that is present.
O: Was hoping for so much more, this is so low flavor, where is the taste? A little more citrus hit and it would have been better. These are not bad with spicy food so I guess they serve a function in the end.

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Photo of spectru
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

slightly hazy pale gold. Fluffy white head leaves a good bit on the glass as it recedes, after sipping it shows its laciness. The head is pesistent, right down to the last sip; Has a mild aroma, but it does smell like an IPA; Mouthfeel is mild, but okay. Flavor is quite mild, only hints at IPAness. Dogfish head touts this as 95 Calories, 3.6 Carbs, A Lo-Cal IPA. It also has 4.0% ABV. Whadya know, a light IPA. and halfway though, My general feeling is it ain't half bad.

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Photo of Lonnyl
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was so excited for a true light IPA, that this is touted as. While it is better than other light beers, I am not feeling that IPA love (flavor). I think I could get a similar flavor (actually I know I can) mixing 2/3 Bud select 55 with a True IPA and get similar calories and carbs. So... while it is way better than a Bud Select 55, it is also not what I would call an IPA.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz can

Pours a massive 3 finger white head into my can-style glass. Fluffy in the center, soapy around the edges. Way too carbonated at first, and the head doesn’t budge much for a few minutes. Hard to tell how lacing will be. Body is a nice golden yellow, pretty clean, with quite a lot of bubbles coming up. Looks…interesting.

The can had a better nose than the glass does, not holding up here. Smells dry, some light grain, and citrusy, that’s about it. Maybe the faintest notes of dank hops and gooseberry. Even considering the concept here, I feel you could pack some more hop aroma in, that’s not restricted by calories. Light citrus IPA, here we come.

Man, not a whole lot going on here! On to the next light craft offering I suppose. Really hardly tastes like anything, a little citrus, you actually taste the jackfruit in the finish, which is meh. Not very good.

Mouthfeel is as expected for a light beer. Body is light. Carbonation is medium. Bitterness is very low. Maybe just a touch of sweetness, but overall very dry. Fine.

Drinkability is not low, but the only reason I’m drinking it fast is because I want it gone.

Appearance is really the only somewhat redeemable thing. Head eventually simmered, but left nice lacing all the way down.

Overall pretty straight forward, not a lot of flavor, not that good.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with a nice white head and attractive lace.

Aroma: Brisk citrus and floral hops. Very nice.

Taste: Light body here, but smooth. Hops taste bright and fruity, yet with an odd finish. Definitely feels like a “light” beer, but pretty tasty nonetheless, for what it is.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 19.2 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, peaches. Taste is citrus, malts, mild bitterness but flavorful for the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is surprisingly good for a 95 calorie beer.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, very fruity, tons of citrus and a floral hop not. Light biscuity malts. Really doesn’t stand out, it’s a bit watery, but is really crushable. Good for what it is, but I’ve liked other session IPAs more.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Nampa.

Slightly hazy straw colored pour with whispy white lacing that sticks around.

The nose is crisp and refreshing but light on ‘punch’...there is generic hop fruitiness and grassiness...citrus, lemon peel.

On the palate it’s fairly pale lager-ish...there is muted citrus rind but also straw and crackery malt...not much else.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp.

Refreshing and crushable, just not very hoppy.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazed orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a raw hop smell with lots of herbal and citrus hop smells mixed with a bit of earthiness. Along with these smells comes a little bit of a breadiness as well as a touch of citrus.
Taste - The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and bready malt taste mixed with some lighter dank hop tastes of a herbal and grassy nature. As the taste advances the hop gets a little bit stronger with more herbal hop as well as some light earthy hop flavors. At the end, more caramel sweetness as well as a bit of a citrus sweet flavor come to the tongue and leave one with a lightly dank hopped, and somewhat malty flavor (for a 4 % abv. brew at only 95 cals) to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light and crisp with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of caramel malt mixed with a bit of citrus, the light dank hop tastes and the low abv/cals, the feel is great and makes for one nice session style brew.
Overall – A highly flavorful and light brew. It is amazing how much flavor is packed into 95 calories and 4.0 % abv. Awesome session style brew.

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Photo of CodyBasden
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber color with fluffy white head that leaves plenty of lacing, smell of low citrus not to powerful, low bitterness and low citrus flavor that settles, light on its feet good carbonation

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden yellow with a thin layer of off white head.

S - Grass, grain, malts, bread dough.

T - Toasted biscuit, bread, grains, hops almost undetectable. Easy drinking and crisp mouthfeel.

O - This drinks more like a lager than an IPA. I appreciate what they are trying to do with a low cal, low carb IPA, but this misses the mark.

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Photo of Raime
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Finale of the Kroger mix a six.

Look - Clouded golden with a finger of off white head. Some murk surprisingly. Carbination appears moderate. Stick is mild.

Smell - Citrus rind leads the way. Mild grapefruit. Good malt balance. Floral.

Taste - Citrus rind once again as expected. Flowery. Grapefruit in lower amounts. Malt is low but a nice balance.

Feel - Thinner bodied with moderate carbonation. Swallows crisp and a touch drying.

Overall - Really solid session IPA. Could certainly be a mainstay for those who require a lower calorie, lower ABV alternative but still need flavor. Give it a shot.

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Photo of jlmontague
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I tried a 12 Oz can recently, poured into a spiegelau glass. I’ve had plenty of IPAs over the years, from sessions to doubles, everything from English IPAs, West Coast IPAs, East Coast IPAs, Milkshake IPAs, and New England IPAs, plus many of their pale ale counterparts. This did not remotely smell like an IPA or even a pale ale to me. I thought It smelled more like a light lager. It tasted somewhat better than it smelled. I think it would have been more acceptable to my palate if I had just drunk it out o the can (less aroma).

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Photo of loubar
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really surprising to find so much IPA flavor in a low cal brew. Great citrus hops balance. Very satisfying. I will most definitely look for it next time.

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Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Let Christmas break begin!

A: golden Amber in color with a white head.

S: tropical and fruity, with hints of sweetness from the malt.

T: taste follows aroma with orange zest, and pineapple, perhaps with a touch of mango.

M: light, crisp, and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: overall a pretty flavorful brew for being low cal and low abv.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold color with no real head to speak of. Nice lacing as it goes down. Taste is interesting....hits your mouth like an IPA would but by the time it goes down it has more of a malty lager taste to it. Feel is ok with medium fizz. Not bad !

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draught at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Pours a straw yellow small but steady head of foam, good lacing.

Smells of citrus, grapefruit, bit of lemon, hoppy with a smidgen of malt presence.

Taste is also good. Citrus with grapefruit and lemon, full flavoured for the low abv. Small but noticeable presence of cracker malt.

Light body but I would not say that it gets watery.

Nice to see Dogfish Head in Casper.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a light amber color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light bitter hops notes with light fruity notes also perceptible. Taste is also a mix of light bitter hops notes with some fruity undertones and a light dry aftertaste. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad, taste like an old school IPA.

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Photo of kangjie
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not a great fan of IPA's and not really my go to beer however been looking for good low carb beer, something different than Michelob Ultra and stumbled across this guy. Excellent at only 95 cals and 3.6 carbs. A 6 pack would set you back under 24 g's of carbs. If your doing Keto and well deserved reward my friend. Drink one for me and I will 3 for you.
Strength and Honor and beer and then more beer.

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Photo of Simond007
4.46/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow... I am really impressed with this low carb beer. It's super smooth, Great taste, nice body, good smell, goes down well. I love my beer but I recently have had to take on a low carbohydrate diet and I looked high and low for a beer that had good taste with low carbs and this meets every demand I had.

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Photo of EJPA_0425
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is probably the best beer under 100 calories I've ever had. Pours a minimal head with large bubbles and has a light pale golden color. Smells a little like bud light but with a lot more flavor. Still tastes damn close to all the other IPAs but without all those unwanted calories. Feels light, won't get you sick, easy to drink. Not sure why any other brewery's aren't making light IPAs, and it makes this one unique.

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Photo of osheamatth
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall for a light beer, low carb, low cal, pretty okay in the component department. Decent nose, flavor has some real hoppy profile and goes down smoothly. I don't know what monk fruit does for the body of the beer but it's not a detectable flavor.

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Photo of BigHop
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I don't do light beers. But my wife does. She loves Slightly Mighty, even though she says the name should have been "Mighty Lighty." And I gotta admit, after tasting it: It's damn good for a light beer. Tastes about as good as an average IPA. No other light beer is close.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: Pours a bright and clear gold with a sudsy loose all white head that quickly recedes. Some side glass lacing evident.
AROMA: Lots of citrus, especially grapefruit. Orange rind also noted along with resin sharp aromatic hops.
TASTE: Again grapefruit is most prominent. Bitter, puckering and drying.
Like a lot of IPA's the aromatic, sharpness of the hops are easier to the palate once you adjust them.

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Slightly Mighty IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 204 ratings