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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Long days and warm nights awaken the city. The list of neighborhood festivals is endless. As is the great music that brings us together in parks and parking lots. We brewed our Session IPA to be easy drinking and endlessly refreshing, so you can enjoy every encore. Bright note of fresh oranges and other citrus fruit with a mild body that is crisp on the palate.

Admin Note: Although this is similar to Forcone, Goose Island assures me this beer is a different recipe for large scale release in 2014 evolved from that original batch for Pitchfork Music Festival 2013.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 5% abv and 35 ibu. Appearance: It has a good deep golden colored body with great clarity and some visible carbonation. From the pour it sets up a nice thick white head of foam. This foamy head holds on well and makes tons of cool lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has a sweet mandarin orange like citrus character with lighter malty bread and grainy notes underneath. Taste / Palate: The flavor is hop forward but now more lemony than the nose suggested and herbal, almost tea like notes pop out on my tongue. Malt character is cracker like and white bready like. It also adds plenty of sweetness. The finish has a short funky herbal bitterness fading off the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours coppery gold with a white head. Light zesty aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is a burst of citrus with nice caramel, and then it nosedives into something not really nice. Finishes bready and bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Thanks to iNBe. Now, I’m all about full flavored low ABV beers. And this was a good attempt but the balance and flavor combinations were a bit odd keeping this from being rated higher. Serving: Bottle

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a clear gold with a large mostly-lasting frothy white head. Aroma of breadyy malt, pepper, a bit of paper and citrusy hops. Very slightly watery flavour is hoppy first followed by bready malt and a moderate bitter finish -- simple but good. Average bodied. A good, not great, Session Ale -- but that abv is too high to be a true Session.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Tasted on tap at Taháa Twisted Tiki Bar in Manchester Grove. It poured a slightly hazy golden amber colour. Lots of citrusy, fruity, black peppery hops, but an odd farmhouse-ish, composty aspect reminiscent of saison or berlinner weiss. Since no one else is reporting those flavours, I suspect a minor line infection. Under the circumstances, it was okay but not a very pleasantly balanced beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10676) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottles. Clear golden color with ivory head. Spicy, citrusy, dry cracker aromas. Light to medium bodied with average co2. Nice citrusy, spicy hop flavors with a dusty pale malt base brew___crisp drying finish---nice hot weather brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (683) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bright golden color with a decent fluffy white head. Pleasant fruity aromas with tropical notes and some sweet malt. Sweetish toffee flavors, mellow fruitiness, clean light caramel malt, medium bitterness. Light-med body, effervescent, clean and lacks some oomph. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
(bottle) bright, clear amber colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit, citrus; clean and light flavour with a long light bitter finish; light and simple ipa

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeychugg55 (877) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Light copper/golden color with a small fluffy head. The aroma smells odd light pine, sweet malt, and a touch of oranges. Light, crisp drinker, with some light hop flavor but significant malt. Not bad but seems like a regular pale ale.


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