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RATINGS: 94   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5287) - 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. Iím not sure itís got be backbone it needs to carry that weight. It seems hollow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Wow, this is a model tiny hop bomb. Huge aroma, lots of head retention, great body, sweet/bitter balance, citrusy and strong piney aromas. And very lean as a sub 4. Effervescence is good but shy of lively -- pretty much perfect. You canít get much better than this for summer beer. I really canít imagine any tweak to this beer that could make it any better. Summer perfection right here.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1532) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bomber thanks to Jimmy. Pours bright yellow and fairly clear. Nose is citrus and nicely floral. Taste gives a nice hop profile but there is an overall thinness and lack of body and backbone to this beer. Sort of like drinking water with some hops added.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
Tap at Zeitgeist. Very pale strew coloured brew. The nose is fairly bright and hippy. A little bit of light pine and a bit of grapefruity citrus. A touch of light lemony citrus along with some spicy/noble hoppiness as well. Sessionable brew with notes of lemon and spice as well as some zestiness. Bright and fresh. A simple Sessionable brew with loads of hop-forward character. Lovely stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours gold with a fizzy/creamy white head. Nice aroma of citric/resin hop over caramel. Near med body. Flavor is a little thin, the caramel is a bit up front, but itís very, very bitter. Citrus and resin to me. Quite tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1917) - USA - JUN 21, 2012
Clear golden in color.... Aroma of citrus hops... Flavor is slightly water with mild bitterness from citrus hops on the palate, but not that remarkable hop character... Not bad

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (555) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Clear gold color with a small head. Aroma is grapefruit and grass. Flavor is moderately bitter, but crisp. Slightly astringent. I want this to come in six packs.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ADfan (563) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours a light yellow color with a small head. Aroma has oranges and a grassiness to it. Flavor has bitterness up front but itís a light drinking beer. Carbonation is very noticeable with other floral notes. Surprised that it was only 3.8%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with a thick off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a light pale malt flavor with a perfect hop bitterness. Very refreshing.


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