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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 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15503) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10345) - 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 it’s very, very bitter. Citrus and resin to me. Quite tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is a light copperish color with a small white head and some sticky lacing. S: Man, lots of really great hop aromas. Juicy citrus fruits like grapefruit, tangeringes, and oranges. There’s a light pine aroma to it and some underlying bread/biscuit malt. T: Such an intense flavor for a low gravity beer. An intensely fresh hop flavor of grapefruit and tangerine. Plenty of pine and citrus peel bitterness with just the slightest malt flavor. M: The body is light with a lively carbonation that helps bring out the big hop flavors. D: One of the best low gravity beers I’ve ever had. So easy to drink and amazingly flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of crackers, grapefruit, earthiness and lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8094) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap at The Salted Pig, Riverside CA. Low haze straw pour. Huge lacing. Nose is really nice juicy citrus, orange juice, papaya. Taste is very thin/watery up front, moving to grassy hops and citrus peel. Moves to juicy papaya and fresh orange juice. Light bodied/ultra sessionable. Refreshing. Clean, excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 On tap. Pours with a huge white head. Clear golden body. Aroma is citrusy, pine, light and floral. Light, dry and floral favors. Lightly grainy and husky. Light bodied, lively and dry.
7/4/6/4/14: 3.5

Re-rate: $5.99 22oz bottle (fresh). Price fits the session theme. Pours with a very slightly hazed golden yellow hued body with a small white head (frothy, lasts, good lace). Aromas are of complete dankness. Weed, spicy, tropical fruit, tangerine, simcoe, pine, guava and passionfruit. Intensely pungent and hop forward. Very little malt character. Flavor is quite a bit maltier, bready, grainy, light wet dog/dms. Hop character is still strong and pungent. Medium bitterness, pine, tropical fruit. Dry, no lingering bitterness. Quite good!


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