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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 140   ABV: 4.65%
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Sometimes you want a beer, then you realize how much crap you need to do before you call it a day. This is it. Nicely dosed with Big, Round Hop Flavors and a Toasty Malt Foundation to satisfy your every need. But it still lets you stay in the game to do what needs to be done. Yup.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8511) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - OCT 6, 2012
Pale straw colour with a fast-dissipating white head. The aroma is incredible. Lemon, grapefruit, kiwi, and a touch of papaya and mango. Very light malt component with a bit of crackery flavour and some light bitterness. This stuff is awesome. Incredibly hoppy and aromatic yet completely quaffable.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2202) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking mostly clear yellow color with a light dose of small carbonation to be seen rising to fill a one finger white semi - foamy head that concaves nicely. The smell had a nice blended dose of sweet citrus to bright bitter pine with a little bit of orange as it warmed. The taste copied the smell just right rolling over my tongue in a sweet sticky way. There was a nice sweet sticky citrus aftertaste that lead into a sweet refreshing finish. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and came across pretty sessionable. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as it had enough prickliness but held back just enough to make a great session. Overall, well how about that. At 4.65 and a Summer seasonal that held up until now. I should would bang this again and can only imagine what it’s like fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutch23mp (282) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2014
bit of a floral aroma. Very tasty seems light in in taste and the body is rather thin. Seems more of a summer ale and although it is an IPA seems a little on the weak side. Yet a very refreshing enjoyable brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
The only one of these session ipas to flood the market I really like so far. Achieved a balance and feel of a beer instead of hop water. Very nice dank weed tasting profile.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mezr (58) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from a bottle a very light straw color with a thin white head. Aroma is very floral, peach and apricot. Light bitter and lively carbonation. Abrupt finish. It’s got potential, and probably nails its goal of being a "day time" beer.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben (1331) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Nice aggressive hop profile in the aroma - problem is it feels a bit thin and lacks a syrupy malt body to carry the hops. It feels a tad thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbomb (197) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2014
bottle about 2 months old - this is really more of a small ipa as advertised than some of the explosive hop sodas with light malts in the same category -- anyway, aroma isn’t big - some nice fresh pine and tangerine aromas with a bit of earthiness - flavor a bit bigger with smooth dry pine, some toasted malt sweetness, dried citrus rind, and smooth sappy background -- not exactly a hop blast, just a smooth, small ipa

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconch (292) - - OCT 25, 2014
Light yellow pour with full nose of grapefruit. Nice bitter taste. Med carbonation with bitter aftertaste. A little thin but to be expected for the abv. Well above average session.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (610) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. has a nice sweet taste without being over burdened with hops. Smooth and creamy. Very good overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (837) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow with small pff-white foamy head, sharp hops aroma, medium carbonation, hoppy taste with floral flavor, hint of citrus, long finish. Very nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - OCT 18, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-12-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden yellow color with a one finger head of white foam. Tons of carbonation bubbles can be seen streaming up through the brew. The head fades over a moderate amount of time leaving a fantastic level of foamy rings of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – For a session IPA, the aroma of the beer surprisingly heavy on the grapefruit hop smell. Along with the more bitter grapefruit are some other aromas of a tangerine and mango sweetness with a little bit of a grassy and cracker aroma as well Overall the aroma is rather nice. Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready flavor mixed with a little bit of a grapefruit hop taste. As the taste advances the breadiness remains as a base for the brew, with it being joined later on by a little bit of a grainy taste toward the end. All the while the little bit of orange and caramel flavor that are present upfront seem to intensify in nature as the flavor moves on to the end. Later on in the taste, as the grapefruit hop increases a bit in intensity, other flavors of a lemongrass and a light floral hop taste come to the tongue. With these new found hop flavors and the nice increase in the sweeter and malty flavors of the brew, a very smooth, yet moderately hopped and enjoyable flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – For an only 4.6 % abv brew, the body of the beer is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. While normally a lighter body and very high carbonation would be better for the session style, for amplifying the malt and the hop the slightly thicker (at least for a 4.6 % abv.) and lower carbonation do the brew nicely and really make this a nice session IPA. Overall – This is so far the best session IPA that I have had. Unlike most session IPA, it has a degree of balance due to a more malty and sweet presence and doesn’t taste like I am drinking hops mixed with water. This was very enjoyable session IPA and one I would certainly recommend.


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