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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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Can. Pours amber with a small soft head. Smells of bitter grapefruit, fruits, hops. Tastes of bitter hops, minor malts... a bit thin.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (147) - - OCT 17, 2014
Canned. Pours a copper orange color with a slightly orange-beige head, and lacing. Really nice color. Aroma is orange, tropical fruit, lots of bold hop flavors. Slight maltiness Really big aroma considering this is a session. Flavor has more of the caramel malt sweetness up front, hop bitterness in the middle and a nice long bitter hop finish. Really nice. This is my favorite session IPA.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MNAle (30) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours pale, cloudy orange color. White head that fades relatively quickly. Moderate, disconnected lacing. Citrus in the aroma, otherwise faint. Some visible carbonation but not excessive. Thin, but sweet malt initial taste with bitter hops next, and lingering in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is a bit unpleasant and faintly fruity. Not much mouth feel - thin. Not well balanced; the overall impression is thin, watery and hopped. Not very impressive. Even though the brewer calls this a pale ale, with "bitter" in the name, I was expecting better balance, more malt, not watery citrus. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: flowers, some tropical fruits. Appearance: slightly hazy brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light to medium bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some malty sweets coming up. Overall: OK IPA, but nothing special. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (54) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Can. Golden-orange color; thick off-white head. Substantial lacing. Strong hop aroma; grapefruit with piney notes. Malt up front with caramel and a touch of honey. Nice balance with bitterness. Grapefruit and pine notes with long, resiny finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jethro6191 (445) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours orange, somewhat hazy, with a bubbly white head. Earthy aroma with some floral and citrus notes. Clean malt, floral, and citrus flavors. The finish has a nice resinous hop bitterness. Refreshing, easy drinker with a light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Very good pale ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glennmastrange (2287) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Can. Moderate caramel and grain for the malt, orange and perfume for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of sulfur and egg. Head is small, frothy/creamy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy medium amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Too far out of balance and a few offensive notes sank this Session IPA. I think it got stanky in the can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TATE (304) - Lubec, Maine, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Can. Grapefruit aroma and hop flavor. Pours a golden color though a bit cloudy with a big head. Pretty big hop flavor with a low ibu and abv. There are a lot of these session IPAs out there now and this is a very good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"4.4% on the can...is this a pale ale or a bitter? maybe inbetween. either way, i thought it was good. nice balanced but slightly hop forward aroma, fruity and earthy, nice finish. good food beer. i had been a little turned off by 21A but this was very good for the style."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 24, 2014
12oz can pours mostly clear hazy toasted orange with 2 finger head. Nose is all malt, round orange peel, light hints of piney citrus, biscuit. Taste is malty sweet fruit, some light grapefruit juice and bitter orange slice. Finish is bitter and, you guessed it, malty, sweet fruit, apricot, light citrus. Pretty typical.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6607) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest 2014 on Fountain Square. Pours a semi-cloudy golden orange with a big off-white head. Notes of citrus fruits, florals, grass, hay, and crackery and biscuity malts. Faint spice, too. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. This was better than I’d anticipated. Really nice session beer.


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