We had been hearing about this low cal IPA for some time now and here is the press release. This may be a game changer if Sam and they Wizards at Dogfish Head have figured out the way to get a full flavored IPA under 100 calories.
From the Press Release:
Slightly Mighty – A New Lo-Cal IPA from Dogfish Head
Brewery creates fresh IPA with only 95 calories, 3.6 carbs
Milton, Del., March 29, 2019 – 95… That’s the number of calories in the newest full-flavored IPA from Dogfish Head. SLIGHT in cals and carbs with MIGHTY hop flavor, Slightly Mighty – a crisp, new lo-cal IPA – starts shipping next week. This true indie craft beer has all the aroma and flavor of a world class IPA but with only 4% ABV, 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat per 12oz serving.
Dogfish Head is pioneering the culinary goodness of monk fruit in this off-centered IPA. Monk fruit is an ancient Chinese delicacy that’s sweeter than sugar per ounce, so it amplifies the body and complexity in the beer, yet contains no calories. Hazy gold in color, Slightly Mighty throws tropical notes of pineapple, coconut, mango and citrus, all while delivering aromatic hop awesomeness that makes it so drinkable. Brewed with ‘lo-cal’ly grown malted barley, this beer is complex and fruity with a crisp and refreshing hop profile.
“We developed the recipe for Slightly Mighty using similar methods of molecular-level research and culinary inspiration as we did to make SeaQuench Ale* – the most objectively thirst-quenching beer ever made by Dogfish,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “Whereas most IPAs start with a formidable malt bill to balance hoppy bitterness with malty sweetness, Slightly Mighty goes about it a different way – all through the magic of monk fruit. Most light beers are watery and lack body. In terms of body, with Slightly Mighty, the monk fruit essentially acts as the beer’s skeleton, on which mighty hop muscle and flavor can be built. It allows us to reduce the malt bill and avoid any unnecessary unfermentable sugars, and consequently deliver a beer that is lower in calories and carbs all while being balanced and offering the complexity of a world class IPA.”
Slightly Mighty will be available in 6pk and12pk of 12oz cans and on draft. Slightly Mighty will start shipping to select markets starting April 1. Additional states will be added throughout the Summer with full distribution by this Fall visit dogfish.com.