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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Hops & Habanas, Jackson, MS, 2.5.16. Clear light gold with a white head. Robust fruity aroma and then dry leaves, pine and onion. Bitter, onion and a little bit of tropical fruit taste. Light body, soft bitter finish and soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Tap@Bishops Arms (Gustav Adolfs), Malmö (09/07/2016) - medium hazy golden orange coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is a medley of tropical and citrus fruits, medium pale malts, some light caramel, grapefruit, peachy, lemon, refreshing, hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (872) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, pine, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma could have been intenser, but the flavour makes up for this. Nothing else to say really, just a decent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6316) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimalyl lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of mandarine, orange, grapefruit, marmalade; mandarine is concentrated in such a way that it carries along hints of liquorice. Taste is bitter hoppy, citrusy, notes of mandarine, orange, marmalade; lasting, bitter, minimally chalky finish. Full hop kick, (style-compliant) minimally weak malty backbone.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acearl (491) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Clear 14k gold pour with foamy white diminishing head, some lacing, smells a bit of pine and resin, some straw light citrus, light medium body, some carbonation, bit of a grapefruit juice beginning, crisp, bitter then sweet, all light and crushable, nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - JUL 13, 2016
5.25%ABV. Session IPA Poured out amber gold. 8ºSRM. Nose has aggressive fresh pine and fresh pine log aroma. Mouthfeel is light soap. Palate has some nice full-bodied lightly toasted malt flavor with white bread, graham cracker and light honey. Hops are grapefruit peel bitter and with a slightly citrus oily tang. Finish is medium long with a very pleasant grapefruit peel bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Dark straw pour with thin white head. Aroma is raw hops and fruit. Taste balances well fruity and bitter with some pine. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obxdude10 (2262) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2369) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4752) - 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.


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