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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2012
"Session" beer that’s BELOW 4%. YES!! This bready American Pale Ale has a solid malt character and a lovely whiff of citra and Simcoe pine and grass. Grapefruit in the taste, but the aromatics are all West Coast greenery. The water dominates the malts, but that’s intentional. For 3.8%, this brew packs a great malt taste and solid hop bitterness. Clean finish, and it’s light appearance says Pale Ale but also says drinkability. Looks unfiltered, great lace... more taste than most beers at this alcohol volume. Very happy to have tried it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of passion fruit, orange, grapefruit, florals, and pine. Flavor of passion fruit, pine, orange, grass, and grain with a dry, bitter finish. Quite the hoppy beer for 3.8% abv.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Sampled at Blind Lady Ale House; July 2012
Frothy, pale, off-white head that stars out at a full finger in height. The beer is a amber gold color that shows a copper-gold hue in the light. This has a vibrant, hoppy, citrus focused nose that smells of lychee, essential citrus oil, ripe tangelo zest, and a backing herbal / pine character that becomes more prominent as you dig for it.

Dry and bitingly hoppy, the dryiness accentuates the bitter and herbal notes over the ripe fruit that was found in the aroma. Lingering bitter pine, a spicy floral character, and an almost herbal citrus character that leans towards grapefruit zest and perhaps a little bit of Curacao orange zest. Very light bodied, and eminently quaffable, almost a little bit too much so, as the lack of residual sweetness downplays the fruit side of the hops, and this beer loses a vibrancy b/c of that. As it warms, more of the citrus & tropical fruit character comes out, but it is still dominated by the spicy, herbal hop character; lots of floral peach, lychee and some guava peeks through.

Nice, and actually quite enjoyable, but I do wish the flavor had more of the vibrant hop fruit character that was in the nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17636) - 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 (631) - 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 (6739) - 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 (2731) - 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 (6530) - 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 (32344) - 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.


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