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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Hop Session is in. Starting with a blend of west coast hops for a balanced, bitter effect. We close the session out by dry hopping the beer for a nice resiny mouth feel.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (890) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 8, 2013
22 Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy (as it is an unfiltered ale), nice amber/orange in color, small white head that leaves some lacing on the cup. Aroma is of hops, piney and citrus; some malts in there too. Taste is quite consistent, bitter and hoppy, balanced with a nice malt backbone. Drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (54) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Very hoppy aroma, strong citrus notes. Very big white fluffy head. Very strong hop notes but not over bitter. Orange, lemon, slight grass. Very smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light herbal notes, some light grass. Malt character. Bottle was way old, but it wasn’t actually that horrible (at least to me). Light earthy, light pine notes. Refreshing, though perhaps some lighter abv to make it even more sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10390) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with a light lacing. Aroma is herbal, pine and grassy hops with light cracker malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sitzds (318) - - NOV 1, 2014
Bottled in February 2014 tasted at the end of October. This one’s going to be stale. Bomber into nonic pint. Copper body with off-white finger high head. Some patches of lace. Aroma is dim caramel malt, some citrus, and earth. Taste is muted bready sweetness and muted floral bitterness. Medium body, a notch in the direction of thick texture, average carbonation, astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3500) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2014
bottle. golden orange with 3+ finger head. a bit overcarbonated perhaps. mild body with light caramel. some fruity citrus from the hops, but seems a bit dull overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3446) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Draft pour at Rattle n Hum in New York. Orange with a ton of foamy head. Super bitter. Great full flavor session IPA - wouldn't know it is only 5%. Crisp hoppy malts and orange taste. Not bad at all

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SrSilliGose (3277) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Repatively fresh bottle. Dirty pond water herbal hops. Earthy melon. Not very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Poured from a bottle with a white fluffy head. Sticky lacing lined the glass as I drank it. Nice floral aroma with a nicely balanced bitterness that is not overpowering, which is a welcome attribute. Very great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Big giant white head from a bomber purchased from vintage. First taste is not bad mind you. It comes across with plenty of co2 cutting thru my buds, makes it interesting from the start. Yes, there is some bitterness in there but not sure if this rises to an ipa. That really bubbly co2 on the palate almost makes me think of shades of orval, no lie. However, other aspects of this brew make it more like a dull higher alky apa. Finish somewhat annoying, with its ale attributes, go figger. That big rocky head remains thru the session, all the way to the last drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3009) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2014
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 2/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a damn nice session IPA. All around good complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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