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RATINGS: 509   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours clear straw with white head. Nose is big citrus, grapefruit, and black pepper. Medium palate, and I was amazed how much tropical fruit and peppery citric notes were in this with the relatively low ABV. A nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5341) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
[Draft @ CAH] Lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste of caramel malts, citrus, pine, and grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
An excellent session beer. One could definitely sit either around the house or at the bar all night long and drink this ale. The Bitter American pours a light copper color with a soft and bubbly white head. The head left a beautiful cascade of lace around the glass. The nose had some big hoppiness to it, with some pine and grass, but was balanced nicely by some caramel malt and bread. The body was extremely smooth, semi-creamy and very drinkable. I got a good amount of hops in the flavors, but also some malty characteristics, as well. Bread, earth, wood and a little bit of yeast came through in the body as well. The finish was a little on the dry side, but again, was very well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4485) - Milton, Delaware, 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 (4017) - 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 (3223) - 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 (290) - 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 (8464) - San Diego County, 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 (4894) - 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.


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