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RATINGS: 231   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with off white head. Aroma is fruity with orange, mango, citrus, malt, resins. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, citrus, mango, malty backbone. Aftertaste is bitter, smooth. Very drinkable. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (3029) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear bright amber with a bubbly white head. Tastes like earthy hops, nutty, pine, grapefruit, light vegetable. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells nutty, earthy, malty, and like grapefruit hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with thick, frothy white head. Aroma is floral and dank hops, citrus fruit, light pineapple, toasted and caramel malts, and faint spice. Flavor is dry malt base, with grassy and floral hop bitterness, light grapefruit, and faint spice. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (955) - PERU - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle - Pours a clear, light golden with a fairly large head. Aromas of sweet orange and peach, nice. Taste has some grapefruit followed by some bitterness. A little thin, average IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Medium sized white head with fair retention and a sticky lace. Clear, gold colored brew. Caramelly malt nose with a bit much tea bag. Body is light, decent carbonation. Malts up front, caramel and faint citrus. Lightly sweet finish, Fairly fukin boring and unclean.12oz bottle from statelineliquors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (739) - 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 (12135) - 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 (1979) - 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 (6444) - 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 (1623) - 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.


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