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Judge's Review: 90 Rating - Wee Demon 95-Calorie IPA by Two Roads Brewing Co.

November, 2020
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
4 / 6
38 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Wee Demon 95-Calorie IPA by Two Roads Brewing Co. was judged as a Session IPA (Style 21B per BJCP 2015 Style Guidelines).

For the times in your life when you the thought of another big bold beer is more than you can handle and a light beer that tastes like yellow-tinted carbonated water is also lower than you are willing to go, this is your beer. A slightly hazy pour kicks up a medium off-white cap of foam with fair retention, and it smells like hops – tropical fruit, citrus and berry rather than corn or rice. It is light, refreshing, thirst-quenching, crisp and clean yet also flavor-packed. Medium-plus tropical fruit and citrusy hop flavors lead throughout. A light background malt presence carries you to a dry bitter finish that leaves you looking forward to another. Low-calorie, low-alcohol beer is a category of beer I generally avoid. This beer changed my mind. In a perfect world every sack of sliders, drive-through burgers or fish and chips would include a couple cans of this beer.