Han Brolo, Broba Fett, C3P-Bro, and Chewbraca: All of them are ridiculous Star Wars-themed bro nicknames, but only one of them is actually a beer, for which we can thank Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing. Its Han Brolo hazy pale ale is a sessionable, unfiltered, hop-forward brew featuring all the flavor of a juicy IPA but with less booze.
Appearance and Aroma
Blue ties adorned with pink lightsabers and hands making the shaka gesture encircle Han Brolo’s can. The ties are a signature element of Monday Night’s branding. Out of the can, the beer pours a hazy, bright gold with a thick white foam head. The essence of ripe mango and sweet bread accompanied by citrusy aromas of orange zest and tangerine fill my glass as I swirl the beer around.
At 4.7% ABV, this beer brings all the hop flavor of an IPA without the high alcohol content that typically accompanies the style.”
Taking a sip of Han Brolo, it’s clear this is a juicy, fruity, full-flavored pale ale. A hint of graininess follows. It finishes incredibly dry in spite of its chewy mouthfeel and features straightforward floral and herbal hop flavors that transition to dank, stone fruit notes at the end. A noticeable bitterness lingers.
For me, Han Brolo is a beer that hits the spot without packing heat. At 4.7% ABV, this beer brings all the hop flavor of an IPA without the high alcohol content that typically accompanies the style, making it a great candidate for casual weekend imbibing. Look for this day sipper on tap and in six-packs year-round at Monday Night’s locations in Georgia, Alabama, and the surrounding Southeast region.