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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.


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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 thatís 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 thatís intentional. For 3.8%, this brew packs a great malt taste and solid hop bitterness. Clean finish, and itís 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tselloufc88 (130) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle from Petaluma Market. Slightly peachy grassy aroma, small white head. Tasty enough medium bitterness with some fruit coming through. Decent for its low strength and nice and easy going. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jjh19 (58) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Appearance: Golden yellow and very clean looking. A good looking beer. Smell: A nice whiff of mild, crisp hops. Taste: Hmmmmm. Disappointing. Just hit flat and card-boardey on my first 2 or 3 tastes. And it didnít get better from there. Everything was muted and stale tasting. Hopefully just not a great bottle. Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Drinkability: This one didnít have it for me. My tasting history with Drakeís is solid. I probably just didnít have a great example of this beer. Iím sure my next Drakeís will be terrific.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Tap. The look is clear, whitish colored head, and golden in color. The smell is hops, fruit, lighter, orange, and ok. The taste is light, florals, fruits, pine, and ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pint At Mikkeller Bar. San Francisco. Good aroma sweet. Tangerine orange.little grassy. Earthy malt. Clean golden orange color good head faded quick spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Lite body thin creamy mouthfeel. Bitter sweet finish . Nice. Good session ipa. Aroma best part. Flavor more straight forward bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled on tap at ale arsenal. A clean crisp ipa. Much lighter than your average session ipa. Light and crisp with a good hop layering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden color with ivory head. Spicy, dank, cat spray, hoppy aromas. Medium bodied. Dusty, spicy hop, light fruity flavors on a flimsy cracker malt base brew___lightly drying finish---pale ale light.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (297) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Bottle from a 4-pack. And another one and another one. Up there with Green Flashís 5% Citra beer as a killer hoppy session ale. Hits just the right notes. You donít need me to describe this for you -- if it sounds like your thing -- bet it is!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (786) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Hop, citrus and caramel aroma and flavors. Light body and slight hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
On tap at the Grad in Davis CA. Not much too it. Pale yellow in color with a little bit of hop. Not bad for a session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Craftshack. Good amount of ibu bitter flavour, grapefruit. Ultimate would be to have fresh on tap. Very good drinkability. Medium mouthfeel. Very clean.


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