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RATINGS: 92   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (825) - Poway, California, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (560) - - JUL 30, 2013
Had a sample in a flight at Mohawk Bend. Solid, but strangely herbal. Refreshing, nicely hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2124) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coreyc1221 (260) - 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..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (631) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8163) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft. Clear straw gold pour, white head, some retention/lace. Aroma of grassy, floral hops, lemongrass, grain. Taste is mildly bitter, lemongrass, citrus, grain. Palate is soft, slick, light bitter finish. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy pour with white head. Full bodied aroma, like an IPA, citrusy. Light bodied, some hop, little malt. Something of a thin finish. Still a fairly good ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Crystal clear golden coloured body with hardly a head at all - a touch of a white top, but not really a head. Aroma of water, light hops, citrus and pine - this one, you can tell, is very mild. Light-bodied; Nice fresh hop flavour with grass and herbs coupled with the tiniest malt flavour and a little caramel sweetness at the finish. Aftertaste shows a good hop flavour with not much else - not much malt (a good thing) and no real complexity - just a bunch of herbs and grassy flavours with the hops taking front and centre stage. Overall, a nice session beer with a good amount of hops that shows well - nice to sample! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Bottle Craft in San Diego, California yesterday on 06-June-2013 for US$2.10 sampled in my hotel room here in San Diego on 07-June-2013.


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