You’ll save calories with this pale ale over other IPAs. At 132 calories, it’s lighter than the average 180-200 calories.
Kayla Webley, staff writer: This beer’s potent hops overpower any hint of its secret life as a low-calorie drink. Anyone who likes their beer to have a strong IPA-esque taste, without the 9% ABV commonly found in stronger-tasting brews, will be a fan. Plus, it comes in a can emblazoned with a monkey in space—what’s better than that?
Lily Rothman, writer-producer: I’m usually an IPA drinker, and I usually think of lite beer as a gross watery lager, so I was excited that there was a pale ale in the pile. I’ve also had other beers from 21st Amendment before that I really liked. It’s nice and floral/hoppy, and I would definitely drink it for reasons other than calorie content, but after the first few sips it tasted less bitter. Maybe it was just the Thai food I was eating to go with it, but by the end of the can it tasted more like a boring lite beer. Also I really needed a kozie: I know cans are better for the environment and probably also the beer, but it was way better cold.
Nick Carbone, homepage editor: Beer in a can harkens back to college days of cheap, watery beer, but from the initial pop of the aluminum tab, it’s clear that this is no co-ed quaff. The brew was a rich, tart IPA, light in body but not in flavor. It didn’t seem heavy or overly alcoholic — I probably could have drank another one easily — and its apt amount of tingly carbonation gives off the impression that summer is just around the corner.
Alcohol By Volume: 4.40%