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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 contentÖ so you can drink more of them. Iím definitely not complaining about that...
Hopped with Simcoe, Citra and CTZ.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1781) - 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 (2291) - 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 (4843) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (1045) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Pours clear light golden color with a white head sporting a greenish hue. Big resinous hop nose. Mouthfeel is a little flat and thin. This is hop flavored water.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3217) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2013
pours a clear golden/honey color with a thin off white head. aroma has some rindy and musty notes...hint of orange tea. flavor follows suit...some herbal notes as well...earthy. mouthfeel is light and the finish is crisp and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Poured a nice looking finger and half of head on a hazy straw colored body with lot of bubbles. The aroma is grain with some lemon and mandarin. The taste is moderately bitter with a good malt to it without the sweetness. It has a softer crisp texture with moderate carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle via trade. Pours hazy gold with light head and lacing. Aromas and flavor of lemon citrus, pine, grapefruit, and tangerine. Bright simcoe/citra notes in this one. Body is very light which makes for ultra sessionability. Enjoyed

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3296) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Shaker pint draft at Churchillís Pub in San Marcos, California. The pour is a mostly clear golden orange with a smallish off white head. The aroma is floral leafy, paired with a bright grain cracker malt. The taste is resin dank floral hops right away, balanced nicely with the fresh lively cracker malt. Fresh clean crisp taste. The palate is light bodied, but in no way thin or watery. Super drinkable, liked this one quite a bit.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Pours golden yellow with a white head. Citrus and pine. This really is something I could drink all day. Light body but still has a nice hop flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a light gold. It looks like thereís a bit of haze in there, but it might be my imagination. Decent white head. Fine bubbles. Little lacing, decent retention. The aroma is crackery pale malt with lemon-pine-floral hops. Itís a nice, bright hop flavor. A tad lighter than Iíd like, but itís a minor complaint, and Iím probably expecting a bit much from a 3.8% abv beer. The taste is fresh and light. Just a touch of sugary malt sweetness but itís dry and refreshing, overall. Good floral pine hop flavor in the taste. Carbonation is normal. Light on the palate. Solid session beer. I just wish that it was available year-round and a bit cheaper.


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