This “refreshing golden ale dry hopped with Citra” isn’t just one of the toughest beers to spell, it’s indeed one of the most enjoyable low-abv offerings in this category. Brewed in Rochester, New York (but based in Rhode Island), the Citra gives the beer a modest overtone of orange peel amidst a backdrop ample with malt. A slug of piney hops makes this beer fight a bit above expectations in the complexity arena, and the bitter finish is appropriately bracing — though never overwhelming. There’s nothing fancy here, but at barely 4% alcohol, it’s a solid contender in the summertime-sipping, sessionable space.
A- / $10 per six-pack / narragansettbeer.com