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RATINGS: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American session beer. Loaded with hop character and a malty presence, but lower in alcohol.
40 IBUs


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Tap at CAH. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium creamy/bubbly white head. Aroma of grapefruit, other citrusy and floral hop notes. Flavor of the same hop character but with a decent dose of toasted malt. Nice and dry, rather bitter. Would have thought the abv was higher then 3.6%.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Draught at Eulogy in Philly. Hoppy. Nice golden body. Bitter taste left in mouth. Very enjoyable and I wasn’t aware it was so a low gravity beer. This is what session is about, I suppose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Serving: Draft at Magnolia’s Beer Festival.
It pours a deep gold color with a small, white head. The nose is light with a bit of cracker and pale malt. The taste is bitter, but smooth. Akin to a west coast IPA with less malt and toned down a bit. Light in body with slightly lower than average carbonation and a medium bitter finish. I could drink a lot of this brew if it is priced right. I like the combination of drinkability, lower ABV, and good flavor. Nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnaby (22) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Amazingly similar to la rulles estivale...which I found to be surprising. Just a bit more hoppy and less sweet. Really great stuff. On tap at 4th avenue pub in Brooklyn

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oOJUXEOo (212) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Tap at Grey Lodge. A nice representation of the style. Nothing over the top in this ordinary bitter, decent light copper color, good malt balance with the hops. Very easy drinking session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7847) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a clear amber with a rocky, beige head. Excellent retention and lace. Dry-hopped, citrus hops, orange peel, fresh biscuit. Taste is nice biscuity malt, caramel, nice fresh citrus hop bitterness. Could easily pass for a pale ale or even IPA. Really good- shows the power of low abv beers! Hurray!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4190) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
On tap at Pizza Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a transparent, bright orange with a thin, slightly creamy white head. The aroma was very inviting. Even my girlfriend knew it had been dry hopped. Smelled strongly of citrus, pine, surprisingly resinous for something that I knew would be low ABV. Flavor was sweet, biscuits, malts, light citrus. Finish is dry, bitter and clean. Very nice. I could drink a million of these.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Three 20oz pints of the during the USA vs Ghanaria game. I got it because it was the most AMERICAN thing on the menu. Of course with a name like this it was amazing.. probably one of the best bitters out there. Nice hop presence, ultra sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1714) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Tap at the beer authority.

Light pour, thin white head. Not much ESB character; rather more like a thin, minerally IPA. Pretty good; I’d have been more impressed if I’d realized it was 3.6%. I was thinking more like 5%. I’ll have to revisit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (761) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft, served in a Nonic pint glass. I like to order bitter-style beers like this, though was surprised by the surprisingly non-bitter flavor. Not what I expected, I was thinking something more like the Rogue Brutal Bitter, but the 21st Amendment bitter was bland and somewhat boring by comparison. Not one that I want to try again.


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