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RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
Truth is, everyone has a birthday. And when you want to celebrate, this Session IPA is a gift to the senses. Made with 6 different hops, this bold brew is refreshing enough to enjoy again and again. Now, make a wish and blow out the candles. But don’t tell anyone, or your wish won’t come true

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2252) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Absolutely outstanding session IPA! Probably the best one on the market right now! I had two of these on draft at the Fairways pub in Limerick and could have had even more had the place not closed for the night. You wouldn’t be able to tell this apart from a full-on IPA. The hop flavor was huge, big and bold, like a "normal" IPA but without all the booze. The beer poured a dark straw color with an ample white head. The head left some nice, cascading lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was floral, spicy, balanced and very inviting. As I mentioned, the flavors were absolutely delicious! There was just enough pale, caramel malt flavor to balance the insanely fruity, dry, spicy and floral hops. Incredible IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2189) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
Lasting white head. Clear solid yellow color. Nice fruity hop aroma. The fruit also clearly present in the taste. Low bitterness and light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4622) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
(Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 5.25% Deep orange golden colour on the body, clear, with a small and thin white head on top, low retention. Nice aroma of citrus, lots of grapefruit, fresh squeezed orange, grass, herbs, pine needles. Taste begins mildly sweet but ends up being sharply bitter, with citrus, grapefruit, more pine now, grass, some orange peel. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (934) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2016
A little too bitter, not enough complexity despite the caramel notes.all around wonderful and delicious though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3001) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2016
A bitter, hop forward Kind of a West Coast style IPA, except for that it’s session. Which I still don’t really get- session IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4482) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Glowing dark gold, creamy foam. Tight earthy, astringent hop. Pithy citrus. Clean, medium body. Orange overall. Clean, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
transparent gold, thick white head, large bubbled. Dry papery pine nose, light resin, light citrus. Bitter front palate, more paper and resin, moderate body and frothy palate, finishing light pine, lingering resin through the dry but long finish. Super hoppy at this abv but very singular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2213) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
Overall: Soap, pine, toffee, resine, very hoppy.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2016-06-11.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6038) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2016
12oz bottle from Beer Gonzo. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet resist and piney with notes of grass, dried leaves and pine cones. Taste has a little mellow fruity sweetness with a note prominent bitter resinous feel. Leafy and earthy, piney hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent. These beers don’t travel week across the pond

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slsenior (61) - - JUN 8, 2016
One of the best beers that I have had. Not as complex as Dogfish Head IPA, but more complete than most other sessions.

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