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  1. Chirard
    June 4, 2021 @ 7:00 am

    I’ve tried Wowza! and was wowed by how bad it is. How does “zingy… yuzu-flavored lemonade” make a good IPA? Well, it doesn’t. I almost threw out most of the cans but found some strong bitter IPAs to mix with a bit of Wowza!. I’ve tried Slightly Mighty but would not call it a good IPA (or really any kind of IPA). I bought some Good Behavior in a mixed 12-pack so I’m hoping it’ll be alright. But it probably won’t 🙁
    The guys who mentioned Scrimshaw are probably right, it’s not bad.


  2. Tammy
    October 4, 2020 @ 11:28 am

    Tried Victory Ringer recently.. it was awful! Just tried Flyjack really enjoyed it!


  3. Ted
    April 6, 2020 @ 7:16 am

    While out of the above I have only tried Bell’s light hearted ale and slightly mighty, my favorite is Lagunitas Daytime IPA which for some reason was excluded from the trial.

    I urge you to give it a try!!


    • GT Wharton
      April 6, 2020 @ 1:44 pm

      Hi Ted,

      Thanks for the comment. I write about this specifically in the Background paragraph of the article.



    • Barb
      June 19, 2020 @ 12:47 pm

      Haven’t tried this Deschutte’s Wowza! yet. I’m curious about the ‘Chicory Root’, as it’s known to have Gastro-Intestinal side – effects for a lot of people..including myself. Have you any feedback on this?


      • GT Wharton
        June 19, 2020 @ 3:35 pm

        I have no idea about GI issues linked to chicory root, but I have not drank enough of this beer in one sitting to be able to comment personally.

  4. Brenda
    March 10, 2020 @ 7:23 pm

    I agree braxton did well with hop fit


  5. Kris Jacobsen
    March 10, 2020 @ 5:05 am


    We are from MN and love your beers! The Wowza is awesome! So excited about the new low calorie line. Keep up the good work!


  6. Shane
    March 9, 2020 @ 7:41 pm

    Braxton HopFit is fantastic. Gotta check that out.


  7. Brett Stewart
    March 6, 2020 @ 10:03 am

    I’m gonna pick up these 6, and as many more low-cal IPA’s as I can find (I recall seeing around 10 at my local “TWS” store, and I’m also gonna do a blind tasting. It was session IPA’s 4-5 years ago that got me into IPA’s in the first place, and needless to say, now I’m into giant DIPA’s and Imperial IPA’s with abv ranging from 7-12%! so I need to go back and throw some lower abv’s into the mix! Thanks for your article!


  8. Chris
    February 26, 2020 @ 11:12 am

    Kinda weird result here. One-y absolutely crushes the competition to my palate (and the palates of a lot of other people). Definitely the most IPA like and good beer, not just good lowcal/low carb beer. Flyjack is a close second, and slightly mighty was atrocious the last time I had it – might have been a bad six pack as I don’t remember it being that bad, but it is not even as good as Lagunitas Daytime.


    • Anthony
      May 7, 2020 @ 1:55 pm

      ☝️ I agree completely. Also Daytime is very decent.


      • Mary
        January 5, 2021 @ 8:02 pm

        I absolutely agree. I love one-y, flyjack is good. Slightly mighty, although the easiest to find, is to sweet for my taste. I look forward to trying wowza but haven’t seen it in any of my local shops.

  9. Andy
    February 10, 2020 @ 2:13 pm

    With fewer carbs than a Michelob Ultra, you can probably find Scrimshaw at your local Grocery store. It is the best of the low car beers.


    • GT Wharton
      February 12, 2020 @ 1:06 am

      Thanks for the heads up. I have that on deck to review.


    • Jughead
      March 11, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

      I’ve been doing some digging on Scrimshaw and I’m pretty positive it is 11 grams for carbs per 12 ounce (as opposed to the other number floating around which is 2). I also reached out to North Coast several weeks ago and got nothing back in return.

      Sidenote- when I thought Scrimshaw was 2g per serving I had five of them in a weekend- Gained 6 pounds that weekend (I also had pizza).


      • Chris S.
        March 11, 2020 @ 3:38 pm

        *edit* I wrote everything below based on the Northcoast Brewing nutrition data chart that has been making rounds for the last few years. Recently this has been updated by Northcoast and they did additional testing, as reflected here: If the original numbers had been correct, the below maths would have been correct – but the total calorie content was not correct in the initial testing.

        North Coast has their own published table of all of their beers with the total calorie count, as well as their carbs. There are 100 cals per bottle, and it is a 4.5% ABV beer. That means that 85% – or ~85 calories – come from ethanol. There are then 2 grams of carb and 2 grams of protein. That’s ~16 calories, bringing the total calorie content right in line with what is published.

        .045 (abv) ×1905.733 (cal in 12oz pure ethanol)÷100 (cal in beer) = ~.8575 or 85.75% of the calories from ethanol – 85/86 calories

  10. Peter
    January 27, 2020 @ 1:54 pm

    Should try Averys Pacer IPA. 100 Call 4.5%


    • GT Wharton
      January 27, 2020 @ 3:45 pm

      Yes, I would have liked to include that one in this blind tasting, but I don’t always get to choose the beers.


  11. Timothy Keating
    January 27, 2020 @ 11:53 am

    You should try peak organic slim hazy IPA


    • GT Wharton
      January 27, 2020 @ 1:06 pm

      Looks great! I have not seen it distributed to my region but will keep a look out. Thank you.


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