RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A refreshing IPA, light-bodied with a hoppy burst of flavor. This 4.5% ABV Session IPA is ‘the perfect beer if you like to do stuff.’

Malts: 2-Row, Crystal 10, Munich 10, Carapils, Rye
Hops: Simcoe, Warrior, Centennial, Citra, Motueka

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jmgreenuk (10147) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt, light toffee caramel, light fruit, floral hop. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a crisp, woody, resin hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

artemb (1222) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2017
Clear, golden, fluffy head.

Wild garlic and zesty nose.
Dry with session bitterness.
Light malty and grainy notes.


HuskerTan (2405) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2017

A- Grassy, straw, bread dough, cheese, caramel.

A- Golden orange color, clear liquid, white head.

T- Grassy, dough, mild cheese, caramel.

P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bland finish.

O- Not bad. Considering Founders is only 40 miles away and making one of the best session ipas in the country, Saugatuck has to make a decent session if they expect it to survive. This was fairly grassy and straw like. A touch of cheese in the aroma and palate as well. Certainly not very hoppy or bitter. Almost like a pale lager/pale ale hybrid per say.

ads135 (5064) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 14, 2017
A tasty session ale. Hops are citrusy and light and bright. A watery body and pleasant finish.

agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2017
On draft at HopCat. Poured hazy orange with thin white ring of head. Balanced crackery malt, citrus. Decent body.

UXO (1922) - CANADA - MAY 17, 2017
Appearance: hazy deep gold with a short, short-lived off-white head, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: catty/skunk, floral, grainy malt, citrus. (4/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate-low carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5)

Meh. Age hasn’t treated this well. (Yes, I know I’ve been doing shelf turds lately - this should be pretty much the last of ‘em.) It seems like the cattiness is to some extent by design here - with Simcoe and Citra, that can certainly happen. I think they were going more for resiny/pungent, and maybe the fact that this isn’t really doing that is due to age - but I don’t think so. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to have a really good beer from these guys. This isn’t actually terrible, but I can’t say I’d want to have another. (10/20)

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Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottled. A nice juicy session IPA. Good balanced bitterness. Bit flat mouthfeel.

edgallow (4570) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2017
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and grains. Taste is grapefruit, caramel and very hoppy.

jgb9348 (6519) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Cloudy golden and lightly copper coloured body with a large, super soapy three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of grassy and very dry and citrusey hop scents from this with some small malt noticeable in the nose as well. Light-bodied; Super pungent and funky soapy flavour at first with some very subdued hops, a little earth and a lot of off-flavours, mostly from cleanser, citrus, soap, grain and cardboardie and funky flavours of malt substitutes. Aftertaste is dry, funky, floral, grassy and super light - hops are noticeable, but the malt largely isn’t, which perhaps is a good thing in this one. Mild with some citrus, light grass and little else at the tail end. Overall, a decent Light IPA at best, that is missing a lot of character throughout and doesn’t show too well at any stage of the sample. Not really worth searching out for, as this is pretty subpar to most in the style, especially those from the great state of Michigan. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 24-July-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 14-January-2017.

unclemike (3181) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Clear pale golden, small off white head. Hoppy citrus aroma, grapes, peach, pine apples, orange zest, some mango. Hoppy citrus flavor, herbal, caramel, some biscuits. A bit too much on the malt side.

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