Bacchus66 (375) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2017 Gachupines (1252) - USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a thick white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with some floral notes. Flavor is assertively bitter and oddly a little flat. Somewhat tinny, but not unpleasant. Oddly, though not surprisingly based on the idea behind this beer, I enjoyed this more in the can while grilling rather than inside poured in a glass. I think it loses too much carbonation and gets a little bitter.
12oz can. Pours lightly hazed golden-orange with a thin off-white head. Nose is tropical fruits with some grassy hops. Flavors are more citrus-centric with hops and some light sweetness. Light bodied, but crisp and balanced. Really nice session IPA, something you could drink pretty much drink all day and not be worse for the wear. UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAY 24, 2017
Appearance: clear pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grapefruit, pine, biscuity pale malt, earth, garlic, hint of coffee. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: light body, moderate carbonation, crisp lightly bitter finish. (3/5)
“RecreationAle,” huh? What d’ya get when you move up to a stronger brew? “ProfessionAle” or MedicinAle”?. This… is odd. It starts off brightly hoppy, with lots of citrus and pine, but that fades rapidly, leaving behind earth, onion and garlic, and most puzzling of all, a hint of coffee. I first rated the aroma as an 8, but by the time I was done, it was a 4 or 5 - so, split the difference and call it a 6. Everything else was more consistent. It’s not bad, it’s just very, very strange how the hop character changes (dissipates, I guess) so rapidly. This continues to be a slightly tricky style to get right. (13/20)
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Aroma: Light hops. Appearance: Color - amber with little haze. Head stable and white. Taste: Hops with very light malty character. Palate: Light body with medium carbonation. Finishes with lingering hops and minor bittering on tongue. Good. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2017
Can from a friend. Pours an orange-yellow with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, some light citrusy hops, and some dryness on the back end. Flavor hits with some caramel in the malt character and nice citrusy hops. Not my favorite, but for a session IPA, it’s definitely up there with what it can do: lots of malt and a nice dose of hops for session IPA. Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Can. Clear light orange gold color. Slight haze. Aroma is pretty hoppy, lighter malt backbone. Some floral hop notes, hand soap. Hop forward flavor, citrus fruity. Dry finish and lingering bitterness. Orange pith.
Piw (1127) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
355ml Dose. Klar und golden mit mittelgroßer Schaumkrone. Honigaroma. Citrusaromen. Fruchtig. Feinherb im Antrunk. Erfrischend. Ordentlicher Körper. willisread (3349) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Can from West Side. Pours a clear gold with a finger of foam. Lots of juicy citrus with a touch of tropical fruit. Light and crushable. Good bitterness, but not overly so. Best of the KY available terrapins. Noice! drfabulous (7945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2017
12 ounce can. Golden orange in color with some nice hoppy notes. Light malt. Citrus. Very crushable. oobawa (1405) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2017
A middle-of-the-road example of a middle-of-the-road style. Starts with a sudden burst of grapefruit and pine, adds a teensy-weensy malt backbone hinting at grain and biscuit, then fades into a fizzy, bitter finish. Not a big fan of the session IPA in the first place, but I guess RecreationAle is a serviceable take on the style. Eh. LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Can. Pours a clear light orange with a thick bubbly white head. Aroma of earthy hops, grassy hops, garlic, bready malt. Flavor of grassy hops, citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, earthy hops. Light, very hoppy, very sessionable. Tasty beer!