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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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The Whipper Snapper is an American Mild ale. So it is a sort of hybrid beer where is has the light body and low alcohol of a British Mild. Though it has the color and hop characteristics of an American IPA. So at 4.5% abv it is a session IPA. Enjoy!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6075) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
In short: A clean light APA with focus on piney hops. Nice thirst quencher
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh (maybe fresh) a few weeks after it was given to me, thanks Scott
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is softly hopped with some green pine-needles and a floral component. Taste has a crisp and discreet semi-toasted malt backbone, very dry and crackery, a cross between regular salted crackers and Melba Toastsô. The beer also has a fluffy yeasty presence that actually help creating a fuller mouthfeel sensation. Then the hopping, surprisingly assertive, lots of dry pine-tree, some bitter grapefruits, sharp green pine-needles. Medium intensity bitterness. Not to say this is a hop-bomb, but the hops dominate the discreet malt backbone. I liked this beer, A light body, very clean and crisp. A light body thirst quencher for the bitter piney hops lovers. Nothing special here but Iíd still drink gallons of this beer, because I love beer and I donít care about the studies that say that excessive alcohol consumption causes short term memory loss, itís just a bunch of wimp scientists who canít handle beer, I wouldnít be surprised if next publish a study about excessive alcohol consumption causing short term memory loss. Pffff..

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 7, 2012
22oz Bottle. Citrusy, yeasty aroma. A nip of styrofoam and pineapple. This really falls apart in the flavor department in my opinion. Flavors push out a gamey, meaty English style hop mess and Mild-malt flavor. I think some of the mild ale characteristics are okay, but the American hops are disastrous. Nutty. I was expecting some really nice mini-IPA hop flavors, but I just got a messy English Pale ale. Not a successful attempt at hybridization.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2340) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Had this today at the brewery. Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden color with a thinnish white head that displays minimal retention and moderate lace. Smell is a nice balance of citrus and earthy hops with a smattering of bready sweet malt. Taste follows the smell fairly well. Medium to thin body, moderate level of carbonation, sticky resinous mouthfeel. Nice little session ale I could have sat there all day drinking these if I lived closer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6714) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to Jblauvs! Pours a near clear gold with a slight amber hue and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a good combination of grapefruit, pine and floral hops with a bit of resin and sweet grains coming out in the finish. Flavor has a similar combination of pine and grapefruit that becomes a bit more floral in the finish. Really nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (948) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Clear golden, just off-white head. Pine and malt nose, bigger malt presence. Pine hop flavor, thinner palate. Pine is most dominant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy of rpstevens. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours a clear light golden color with an average white head that leaves behind just a bit of lacing. The nose has a bit of light malt and light hops. Mostly floral for the latter. A bit of citrus in there as well. The flavor runs along the same lines with some floral and citrus hops. Light body with average carbonation. Slight bitterness in the finishing. Pretty good; a nice mild. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-13-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4457) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2011
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Mild resin aromas. Thin with sweet hay and caramel upfront turning to bitter grapefruit pith in the lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Draft pours a cloudy copper color with a one-finger white head. The aroma is nicely big and hoppy for the low ABV. Great citrusy hop profile with biscuit and honey malt notes. The flavor is also very hoppy. Citrus - orange and lemon - dominate, with a considerable earthy note. Slight sweet pale malt, biscuit, and honey to back it up, but overall this is like a poor manís Ballast Point or Alpine session pale, or Stone San Diego Session Ale. True to the west coast hoppy beer style, except itís from New Hampshire. Great light palate with good carbonation and assertive hop resins. Really enjoyed this one overall. Could session this easily.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1796) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Missed this on tap, but grabbed a bottle. Man, I wasnít expecting to like this, but this really is the ultimate session beer. Golden brown. Light and dry in the mouthfeel, with a tart citrus zing behind a biscuity/honey malt. Light sweetness, moderate bitterness, just pleasant on the tongue. Would like this on tap or cask.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF! Light golden pour produced a small white head. Aroma of biscuit, honey, and hops. Flavor is similar...very sessionable. Pretty refreshing, especially after all of these heavy hitters!


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