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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1828) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-18-14- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a medium golden color with a small head of pure white foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading over time to leave a tiny bit of foamy lace clinging to the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a citrus smell, with it being a nice mix of sweet tangerine and bitter grapefruit hop. Other lighter aromas of a caramel and bready nature are there as well along with a variety of other hop smells. Of these other hop aromas, a grassy and pine smell are the strongest, but there are also hints of other aromas of a floral nature mixed within as well, overall producing a very inviting aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter citrus and caramel flavor with the citrus being largely of a tangerine nature but having some hints of a ruby red grapefruit. Other sweeter fruit flavors of a tropical fruit nature are there as well with some mango and papaya. Upfront there is also a breadiness as well as a lighter bitter grapefruit hop flavor which melds quite well with the sweet ruby red grapefruit taste. As the taste advances, the bready fades some, with it being replaced by more tropical fruits. Some other hop flavors hit the tongue later on in the taste, with a little bit of grass and some floral flavors arriving. Overall the hop remains very detectable, but somewhat subdued and not too potent mixing with all the sweeter fruit flavors to leave a moderately sweet and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side overall. A slightly thinner body actually may have been a bit nicer for downplaying all the sweeter flavors and allowing the hops to shine through a little more, but even with that said, the feel was OK overall. Overall – A very easy drinking brew. I really wouldn’t consider it an IPA, but more in the genre of a american pale ale. It had a nice mix of sweet and hop though, making for a good easy drinking and rather refreshing brew overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. Clear deep golden. Aroma of fruity hops, slightly stale, and some malt, slightly grainy. Flavor has light malt sweetness, slightly grainy, some slightly stale fruity hops and a bitterish finish. Light to medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours gold with a white head, aroma is citrus, tropical fruit and grass. Taste is sweet with trace bitters. Light bodied with a crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpjuart (1086) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at Jethros. Pours Amber brown with small white head. Citrus nose with some caramel and lemon notes. Up front lemon and caramel, orange , mild bitter and refreshing. No lingering flavors. Nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a clear orange with a medium sized dense white head. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops with some malt sweetness. Flavor starts sweet and moves to slight grassy hop bitterness. Was hoping for a bit more flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Light copper or peach pour, clear and effervescent with a half inch dense white head. Aroma of juicy orange and pungent citrus zests. Lively carbonation, lively tingly mouthfeel marked down for being a bit foamy, really clean finish. Robust pine and citrus zest taste accompanied by solid biscuit malt. Well done session, ABV well hidden by mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1561) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap. Served a golden color with a fair head and spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus, bit of malt sweetness and grain. taste follows aroma with some malt sweetness, citrus. Decent bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, and some what refreshing. Comes across as a generic IPA, fits as a session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle pour avg gold. Nose mostly dank hop, some grassy, minimal sweet malt. Taste mostly earthy hop up front following with mild fruit hop. Mid palate bitter follows through the finish. Servicable but not fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1528) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bright, amber/gold appearance with an average size, cream colored head and a fair amount of lacing. Citrusy aroma with notes of sweetness. Hoppy, moderately bitter, spicy flavor with a light, sweet malt edge in the aftertaste. Light-to-medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Medium yellow color, aroma of some grassy hops, but not much. Taste is light malt and light hops bitterness, with a light body and slightly-high carbonation. I like it better than a 63 (its current rating), but it doesn’t stand out from the crowd. Definitely a session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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