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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Taste is mild hints of citrus, dough, pine cones, hops and hay. Decent, but very tame IPA.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
RSRIZZO (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2014
12oz bottle (Courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 45°. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a small rocky head. Aroma is sour burnt orange. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is a bit like the aroma, it comes across like dried orange peel that’s been burnt a bit of citrus and a mellow bitterness. After taste is smooth and bitter with the orange thing hanging on. Overall I don’t like it, I can’t put my finger on what this taste like but it shouldn’t be in beer.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4173) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
From a bottle has at first a somewhat lemon appeal that goes almost green citrus rind. Yellow like any pale beer. Yes, somewhat thinner ipa but make no mistake it does have a rather sharp hop kick. As the session continues I start to think its a tuffer apa. After each slug you get that piercing bright bitterness, now I’m thinken like a sharp pils? What a metamorphosis. Just like forcone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2239) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Tap at random Irish pub. Pours light orange golden. Small head and light nose of pine. Tastes of basic pine, light citrus, resin, maybe some tropical fruit. Easy drinking touch thin. Light sweetness on finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bconch (295) - - NOV 5, 2014
Golden yellow pour. Nose of ipa citrus. Taste starts very pale and turns decently bitter on finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours a clear golden color with nice lacing and great head retention. Smells floral, like lavendar. Tastes about the same....a solidly good ipa.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (784) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bootle. Poured gold, clear, nice white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is hops, malts and some fruit. Taste has a nice slight bitterness combined with some malts. Super drinkable, nice sticky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (2538) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. Clear gold with white film. Floral hoppiness in the nose, sweetish, a little skunky in the mouth. Light body, slightly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DWestrick (440) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
bottle. pretty basic IPA - a great beer for folks making a gradual change from the macros. Still, a basic IPA is always a good choice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - 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 (6261) - 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.


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