ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a golden amber color with good clarity. The head poured is ragged and downright ugly - it has a soapy-looking texture and fades away pathetically. Sheís not a looker, thatís for damn sure.
S: Now this is better. The hops win out here, providing notes of grapefruit, pine, lemongrass, and even some tropical fruit touches. Maltiness doesnít really come through, but I donít care about that.
T: A combination of lemongrass and pine needles open things up, changing to a slightly tropical tone in the middle. There isnít much of a finish due to the dryness. All the carbonation creates an illusion of bitterness on the palate, but when given the chance to calm down, it reveals a nice flavor-to-bitterness ratio, with even a negligible hint of flavor layering.
M: Dry, dry, dry. It manages to avoid a watery pratfall, though, because of the lingering resin qualities. On the other hand, itís ridiculously fizzy - which makes the brew seem more bitter than it is, among other things.
O: It doesnít make me hard the way Lagunitas DayTime did, but thatís because Centennial is pretty low down on my list of preferred hops. Still a successful low-alcohol hop vessel, though.
OzarkElmo (295) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have only had 5-6 of this new style, but this is the best offering of a "Session IPA" Iíve had to date. Pours a light amber with moderate head. Good hop presence on the nose. Well-balanced taste leaning to the hops more than malt. Nice, dry finish and once again, a good offering of the style.
JDBaker11058 (1204) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear orange gold, with a frothy white head, average lacing. Aroma: fruity aroma, with citrus and tropical mainly, light pine, hint of honey. Taste: blood orange, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, light resin, sweet bready caramel malts underneath. Finish: dry, with medium-length bitter citrus. Notes: Very good example of the style, with a full body for the abv, decently balanced flavors, with hop character that is pronounced without being overly bitter. NoVA Brewfest 2014.
hoju777 (144) - FRANCE - JUN 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cans from the Whole Foods in St. Louis. Smells sweet. Yellow. Tastes like iced tea. Is that cos we are down in the South? Not sure thatís a good thing. I miss San Diego.
fiercepanda (505) - Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy copper beer with a small white head. The aroma is lightly floral and citrus. The flavor is grassy and piney, good solid bitterness.
boxofrane (2047) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Total Wine and More in Claymont. Pours clear amber with a small off white head, glass bubbles, decent head retention. The aroma has a blend of caramel, pine, grass, quite hoppy, light citrus. The taste has a nice bitterness followed by a caramel balance, limited fruit in this guy. PRetty assertive but more on the APA than session IPA side.
CanIHave4Beers (3141) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a medium head and some spotty lacing on the glass.
The aroma is floral and a touch soapy, itís got some graham cracker & some limestone. Session IPAs (to me) seem to display a very hop forward aroma, this one misses that stylistic mark without being unpleasant.
The flavor is really pretty nice, hop forward with a touch of sweetness up front and a dryness throughout the rest of the palate. Itís got a nice fruit forward happiness along with a pleasant but low level of bitterness. The beer has a tinge of minerallity throughout which is sort of cool.
The beer does a better job than many at not coming across thin at such a low ABV.
chill golden brew, would be chitl with drinking about 70 of them over the course of a day.
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Harpers. This was kin of an oddball. Aroma of tropical fruit, pineapple, lemon zest, and grass. Pours light gold with a small head that lingers. Taste is guava, pineapple, grapefruit, grass, and a light malt finish. Clean but bitter. Very quaffable, just a little odd.
pjames317 (63) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light bodied amber orange. Ample, frothy head. Some light sediment floating around. Damp, resinous aroma with pale malt and leafy, bittering hops. Orange peel. Smooth and easy drinking. Light mouthfeel. Definitely more in line with the British style of ale. Malt bill is the dominant force in this brew, with dry and somewhat inconspicuous hop profile. Not bad but I prefer a more hop forward session IPA done the American way.
UDBeernut (1595) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yup, pours light orange amber, thin off white head. Big nose of tangerine, oranges. Taste has undertone of sweetness, citrus from aforementioned fruit. Light undulating bitterness. Crushable light body.
Chudwick (1966) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can into Le Duvel - nose is citrus and grass. Sip adds water. better than any light beer I can get at a local grocery store. refreshing.