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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Tin. This was an unusual American pale. It had a full citrusy aroma, and poured orange with a thick white head like an IPA. Taste started with citrusy hop, then went to a subdued malt like many APAs. Balanced sweet and bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (555) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Clear copper color with a moderate head. Aroma is fruity hops, with some apricot, peach and grapefruit. Flavor is moderately bitter. Not as flavorful as other pale ales, this ale was clearly made to be drinkable. And I like it. It has a good aroma, and quenches the thirst. AND, it is officially a session ale. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2011
21st Amendment Brewery Bitter American Session Ale Seasonal Release--Extra Pale Ale With Bold Malt And Hop Flavors--2011 12 oz. Microcan. 4.40% ABV. 42 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Big foamy thin dissapating slightly rocky off white mild lace head. No sediment. Clear bright pretty fizzy rich amber color. Rich floral earthy pine hop front. Hop resin infused zesty highly carbonated light thin textured toasted hint caramel malt body. Rich crisp earthy hop spice bitter clean end. Well made tasty hoppy balanced Session Ale. Sampled 2/17/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $9.29 2 Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 2/17/2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3114) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
pours a very clear honey/amber color with a thick white head…very lively looking…nice retention and lacing. aroma has nice fresh citrus…grapefruit and a hint of pineapple…with a hint of spice and decent malt backing…pilsner and a hint of breadiness. flavor is not as sweet as the aroma suggests but still has some grapefruit and good spicy hops with just enough malt to balance it nicely. mouthfeel is light and a bit lively…thins out a bit in the finish but lingers nicely with dry, spicy hops. nice session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (979) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Can served in an English pint. Pours clear orange-amber with medium-sized off-white head. Good retention and lacing. Malty aroma of hay and cereal, along spice with grassy hops. Medium bitter, light sweet flavor. Medium body, thin-oily texture, lively carbonation, and a malty mid-palate that bitters nicely. This drinks bigger than 5% abv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Can from City Beer in SF. "An American session beer"??? I know a few Brits who would absolutely lose it upon hearing that, as 4.4% > 4%. The inappropriately named "session beer" pours a not too sessionable-looking clear copper color with a large whitish head and great lacing. Looks excellent really. Great hoppy aroma of oranges and fall leaves with sweet tea. The flavor is very nice and balanced. Caramel malt sweetness is offset by hops of the English style, with grapefruit, orange, and herbal notes. Body is on the lighter side of medium, and the beer is rather crisp with some hop resins. Overall I call this a success.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Can from Sixteen Tons. Pours a surprisingly light yellow with an inch of pillowy white foam. Aroma was surprisingly hoppy, mainly tropical fruits with some light caramel malt backing. Taste is much the same, such a huge amount of hop flavor with such a low alcohol content! Very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
12oz can, purchased at Bottle Barn. Pours a bright golden-orange color with brilliant clarity and light effervescence; thin, off-white head with modest retention and lacing. The aroma presents a kind of bland, somewhat stale core malt character along with a rather indistinct earthy and vaguely citrusy hop presence; that stale, papery quality just doesn’t work in a beer this size and has nowhere to hide. Medium-light, slightly watery body; moderate to slightly less than moderate carbonation; just a flabby, somewhat lifeless presentation in the mouth (I remembered good things from the original draft-only batch... the switching ABVs suggest that they’ve been tweaking this heavily). Medium amounts of earthy and citrusy hop flavor and aroma are the key features here, followed by an (again) slightly stale core maltiness (touches of paper) that’s slightly candied in its sweetness; a basic, slightly watery session ale that doesn’t show its hops or malts particularly flatteringly. Sessionable, but underwhelming. Medium-length finish showing toasty maltiness a basic earthy hop note; nicely dry at the far end of things.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Can... Poured a clear orange/amber/copper with a thick, white head. Resinous, pepper-spiced, earthy hops on the nose. Thick palate, moderate carbonation with lots of earthy, woodsy, peppery, piney, citrus hop flavors. Malts gave off candied sweetness, but a big hop bomb all around.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Can. Clear amber with a small off white head. Citrus and pine aroma with some tropical fruit and light caramel. Flavor is bitter hops and some rich malt. Medium to light body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Great session beer, lots of flavor and very refreshing.


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