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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #17. Hazy golden/yellow pour with a nice white head. Ni e hop aroma, a little pepper and light pine. Big bitterness upfront, a little onion, but not in a bad way. Nice hoppy drinker for sure. (2384)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HughConway (745) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bomber Bottle. Nice grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is bitter and hops, body is light. Really refreshing beer, wish it came in bulk packs. Great BBQ beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours a fizzy yellow pilsner color, with minimal foam. Almost no nose, but what is there is faint ale quality with a dose of the dank bitterness suggested by the style. Taste is all strong bitterness up front, and with just a touch of sweet light malt in the mid and late palate to help bring this baby home. Itís a nice brew, and in a glut of BIG monster beers, itís quite refreshing to have something you really can start drinking at beer-thirty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
This is what o have been waiting for on the west coast!!! So awesomem! Drinks really well, nice and hoppy and light but full palate. Piney resins, citrus fruits, floral and green flavors, a lot of nice stuff here, definitely not one dimensional. Reminds me of a HFS pale, nice to have it available in quantity for once!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
10 ounce sample on tap at Jupiter in Berkeley. The aroma on this is heavy on citrus--mostly grapefruit. Some passionfruit and pine is also present, though. Really nice aroma. Transparent golden body with some orange hues present. Smallish off-white head present with no lacing. Starts quite hoppy with mango and a little piney hoppiness. Some orange flavored hops then comes through towards the middle. Very light maltiness present with a lingering mild piney hop bitterness. Good sessionable stuff. Wish more brewers did this kind of stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
A - Served a clear golden-orange color with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head faded quite quickly leaving behind some decent lacing in the process. S - Aroma is bursting with lots of bit citrus and pine hops. Lots of tropical fruits. There is also just a bit of sweet caramel malts. T - The beer kicks off with lots of big citrus hop with lots of tropical fruits. There is some nice bitterness alongside. Through the middle, lots of piney hops join in alongside with more bitterness. There is some sweet caramel malts that come through alongside. The finish is full of lots of hops and bitterness that linger for quite some time. M - The beer feels medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth with a some strong dryness from all the hops. D - Very drinkable. There is an amazing amount of hop flavor here for the relatively low abv level. One of the best session ales I have had in quite some time.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colore head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light grain flavor with light tropical fruits. Medium-light bodied. Grapefruit and light grain lingers. I wanted to like this more.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Appearance: Pours a vibrant yellow gold with a tight white creamy head.

Aroma: Tangerine, grapefruit and spice.

Taste: Grapefruit, pine, earthy grainy yeast. Finishes clean, fruity and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Watery with average carbonation.

Overall: I love the spirit of this beer, one of my favorite new styles. Compared to Ballast Point Even Keel and the San Diego Session Ale, this beer lacks that little something that tricks your mouth and mind into thinking you are drinking a big dry IPA when you are not.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 20, 2011
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Pours a great clear golden color from the tap with a one finger white head. Herbal and citrusy hop aroma along with a little bit of sweet pale malt. The flavor is straight-up hop water for the most part...and I like it! Supposedly this is around 3% ABV, so it makes sense that itís not terribly malty. Just a touch of pale malt. Rather light-bodied, making it really drinkable, and very crisp. A nice concept beer. Not sure where to classify this, but Iíd drink it again. Would be good on a hot day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2297) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
For the amount of alcohol, this beer is really flavorful. I get some citrus notes. Good amount of sticky bitterness. Pours a nice orange color. Good citrus aroma. Awesome session beer.


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