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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dodgrblu (589) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine, medium disappearing head, slight pine aroma. Ok session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottled at Four Points Bar. Nose of metal, soap, bread and citrus. Light malt flavor, crisp with metallic and citrus hops. Good for such a low ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Draft at Taps, during the release party for the Northern California Craft Beer guide. Pours clear golden yellow; thick white head, good lacing. Nose is light citrus, soap, spice. Flavours of lemon, tea, spice, meringue. Nice, but I think that the Fyne Ales folks do this same sort of thing much better...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2567) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
20 July 3012, bottle. Light yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is light lemon rind. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Light lemon rind and almost saison. Okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5969) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Draught @ Zeitgeist, San Francisco.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of floral notes, hops, lemony fruits and herbs. Flavour of light hops, pale malts, fruits, grass and toffee notes. Very light and refreshing session beer.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
From tap at Blind Lady. Crisp hoppy, peachy and grapefruity. Smooth fruity, melons, mango and light peachy. Crisp hoppy, smooth fruity and light bitter into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Tap at brewpub-June 2012. I have to say, i really liked this one however, i had so many good lite beers on this trip that this one just fell a little behind compared to some. not taking anything away from this beer, its very solid and i could drink it all the time! Pours lite orange with a small soapy white head. nose is huge citrus floral notes. flavors follow the nose just right. very flavorful little beer here, however, as i said earlier, this is not as good as some of the lite beers i had during the month of june. long lite hop finish with a touch of aspirin. mostly citrus and bitters. nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Alpha Session Sampled on 5/26/12. This American Pale Ale pours a orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, citrus and floral. A medium to light bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Lots and lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Nice carbonation. Lots of flavor. Good malts and nice hops and only 3.8% alcohol. A great session ale. Nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2012
The nose is a dry and woody hop. Light and zippy herbal character too.The flavour is ok with a pleasant biscuit coming as a bit of a flash-in-the-pan and plenty of hop bitterness. Boy is it thin though. I’m not sure it’s got be backbone it needs to carry that weight. It seems hollow.


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