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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Looking for a beer with a bit lighter alcohol content? (What? Why? Just kidding! We all enjoy a great-tasting beer with less alcohol so we can drink A LOT MORE of it!) Our brewers created Alpha Session Ale with the same big flavors as an IPA, but lower alcohol content… so you can drink more of them. I’m definitely not complaining about that...
Hopped with Simcoe, Citra and CTZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1098) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Hop, citrus and caramel aroma and flavors. Light body and slight hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
On tap at the Grad in Davis CA. Not much too it. Pale yellow in color with a little bit of hop. Not bad for a session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Craftshack. Good amount of ibu bitter flavour, grapefruit. Ultimate would be to have fresh on tap. Very good drinkability. Medium mouthfeel. Very clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1202) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a bright orange with a small white head which fades to okay lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, dank hops,sweet malts, and some herbal hop notes. Taste is pretty simar to the aroma. Has a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a tast, refeshing and highly sessionable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (572) - - JUL 30, 2013
Had a sample in a flight at Mohawk Bend. Solid, but strangely herbal. Refreshing, nicely hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Not sure how to rate this one, interesting blend, not quite a pale ale nor a wheat ale, a blend between the two, hard to replicate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Hop filled aroma with a bit of pine and copper. light golden color with pillow white head. Tart and copper taste. The copper feel of it is accompanied by some tart. pretty balanced overall..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1214) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at Apex A: Dull copper color with a crisp bubbly white head. N: Lots of pineapple and grapefruit. Some pine and earth, though I’d call this fairly non-descript. T: The taste is moderately bitter with a light sweetness. There’s not much to say about this other than that it’s clean. M: Light and moderately sticky. O: A decent quaffer. Not something I’d order very often (and I had some high hopes for it, because a 3.8% session beer is a great thing), but it does work to refresh the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap at The Salted Pig, Riverside CA. Low haze straw pour. Huge lacing. Nose is really nice juicy citrus, orange juice, papaya. Taste is very thin/watery up front, moving to grassy hops and citrus peel. Moves to juicy papaya and fresh orange juice. Light bodied/ultra sessionable. Refreshing. Clean, excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Aroma: Citrus, pine, damp forrest floor. Appearance: Gold with a orange hue and a moderate but steady white head, Flavor: dominated by floral/herbal hops with a hint of malt. Palate: Light bodied, moderate carbonation with a mild but lingering bitterness. Overall: An excellent light pale ale - perhaps enhanced by the current heatwave.

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