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


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (836) - 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
ReggieDunlap (3024) - 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 (1179) - 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 (3137) - 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 (3185) - 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 (519) - 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 (1360) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (700) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a golden brown color without much head. Good hop flavor and good balance for a low alcohol beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2121) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle shared by kmweaver. Pours a clear gold with a nice white head. Nice rounded hoppiness, with resinous and citrus notes throughout, and a pale malt finish with a relaxed bitterness. An excellent session beer overall whose only shortcoming is a thinness of palate through the finish. But you canít expect that body with so little alcohol, so Iím okay with it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larryLSB (412) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle, 12 oz, poured into a tulip. Clear golden, medium white head. Nose was mostly of the pine variety, fainter as the beer warmed up. I think this is lawnmower beer, pop it open while doing the chores, and slamming it down. Taste was very mild, but all on the bitter side. Good lively carbonataion. Overall decent, but price a bit high.


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