tnkw01 (1717) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I have to say, I really love "session" IPAs. Golden in color with a nice head. Hoppy, citrus, spruce aroma. Taste is a mild citrus and spruce. Not a blow your taste buds away IPA just a perfect tasting one.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw pour, white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is very grassy and floral with pale malt backbone. A bit thin. Disappointing.
czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear pale yellow with a small white cap, reviving and leaving some lacing. spicy and crackery pils maltiness, floral citrus, subtle nz-like hops, light fruitiness - pears and white grapes; some peach candies, catpee, leafy herbal tea - touch of soil/dirt. light carbonation, light body - slightly watery; balanced spicy-citrusy finish. nz/american/english session ipa. very nice!
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light straw beer with a cream head. light grapefruit and light grain aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger.
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Blind Tiger, 3/15/2015
Aroma: Lighter aroma, some grapefruit/tropical hops, resiny notes, and a little onion
Appearance: It is clear gold in color, with a white head and some solid lace
Flavor: This one has a pretty good hop profile, leaning bitter, and just lightly sweet
Palate: It is light bodied and easy drinking, with a soft feel, and a clean, dry finish
Pretty solid Session IPA, but not one of the better ones in the style. Drinkable beer overall though. You could certainly do worse than to take down a few of these in a session.
Gachupines (1248) - USA - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is very slight hops. Flavor is light with some crisp bitter hops. Clean finish, perhaps a bit too light, even for a session IPA.
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - APR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Albion. Very pale yellow with small creamy white head, piney hops aroma, low carbonation, thin body, strong hops taste, abrupt finish with little hops aftertaste. A nice anniversary brew!
jcartamdg (3099) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of malt, pine and citrus. Taste is bitter and malty, slight hop presence, muted.
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The closest to a 3.2 beer I have, as befits National Beer Day. 12 oz. bottle sent for review. Had this maybe 2 months, and the "Enjoy by" date is May18, but there’s still a nice nose of hops as I open the cap and hear the inviting "pssssht!". Pour is very light, like a "regular" Pale lager, except for a haze from visible particles of hops floating around. Aroma is strong on those ’catbox" hops I actually like; Amarillo, Simcoe, etc., or so I think. Taste is full of the same kind of hops I caught in the nose, intensely bitter and resiny. Yet fun for hop heads anywhere. Light malts, of course, and a bit gassy. Almost as if someone snuck into a megabrewery and dumped some actual flavor into the kettle. Then I find some notes of black peppercorn as I near the bottom of the glass. I might personally like more malt backbone, but that would take it out of the "sessionable" category. Dry finishes wraps up the bottle. Definitely something you could have several servings of in a night, and just might want to.
Doofgoblin (491) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a low malt session IPA, it’s pretty good. The aroma is sort of faint, but if you let it warm a bit the notes are of lemon, slightly earthy, and some indistinguishable citrus fruitiness. The flavors are nice and hop forward. The malt profile is almost nonexistent and really not what’s on show here. The hop flavors are earthy and fruity--it has a very pure, simple flavor. You know what I mean? Finish is not bitter but refreshing. Overall, it’s a fall asleep in the sun in your backyard kind of brew.