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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewmaster Matt Brynildson went to the mountain and returned with a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. He foresaw a beer that would deliver massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass before you knew what hit you. And so the newest member of our Jack IPA family was born.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
355 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Los Angeles, CA. Pours a slightly hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of herbal hops, white grapes and biscuit. Flavour of biscuit malts, citrusy hops, sweet toffee and mild herbal notes. Light bodied. Unfortunately not a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. Bottled 27.05.2015 Aroma has tropical fruits, some pineapples and hints of biscuity malt. Flavour has gooseberry bush leaves, oaty malt, cereal, tropical fruits, hints of caramel and grapefruit. Very easy to drink but feels a bit bland. Could be better when fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5171) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Crisp, completely clear golden and light copper coloured body with a nice, dense, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of ridiculously dank hops, tropical fruits, citrus, fresh-cut grass and more resin - very very nice smelling - perhaps the best light IPA i’ve smelt. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent grassy, herbal and resinous flavour with a very mild malt flavour, but all the hops - including a nice bit of hybrid/tasman-based hops with the tropical fruit flavour pungently noticeable. Aftertaste is light and airy without the slightest bit of depth nor heaviness. Overall, a very nice Light IPA, definitely up there in terms of the best, but this one with a good variety of hops and flavours is definitely worth buying a lot of! I sampled this twelve ounce stubby bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 17-May-2015 for US$2,24 sampled at home in Washington on 25-August-2015 and held up very well over the 3 months!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2603) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Golden beer with an off-white head. Nice grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light tropical fruit and light grain. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine linger with light tropical fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1089) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
On tap at Red Stone. Suuuuper nice drinking brew. Good balance, toasted malt and pine hop flavors combine easily with a citrus component, wheat and earth. Medium bite and duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smithld1 (49) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Can. Quite clean, mellow, a liitle bit of tang. Pretty dull but perfectly doable. A good session ipa but not the one for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (473) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
12fl.oz. can. Pours a clear golden with a small, short lived white head. Aroma of grapefruit, peach, mango and hay. Sweet flavour of grapefruit, tropical fruit, grass and light malt with a mildly dry, bitter, hoppy finish. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1223) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at home, aquired in a trade. Very grainy, light bitter, lots of taste for the low ABV. Nice, but could’ve done with moreo bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (935) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Poured light orange. Light citrus, pine resin. Dry. Solid session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1553) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Begins with a nice floral aroma, pours a crystal clear light amber with a thin white head. Floral hop notes, with a touch of bitterness playing off of a solid malt backbone. This is more balanced then most of the Session IPA’s out there, but still falls on the IPA side of the spectrum. Light bodied and very easy drinking.

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