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Hopsession Super Pale Ale - Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC

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Hopsession Super Pale AleHopsession Super Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 10
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 06-20-2012)
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Reviews by BeardedBoffin:
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hopsession is my first Super Pale Ale. I am not sure what is suppose to be super. Is it super pale? Or is it a super beer all around. Well, let's find out. The beer pours a deep yellow color with a very ambitious cap of foam. This is one of the more heady pale ales that I've had. The aroma is dominated by the pine and citrus characteristics of west-coast hops. The citrus is more toward lemon than grapefruit in this case. Very carbonated on the palate. It begins with a kiss of caramel malt before it leads into an expansion of hops, again citrus and pine. The hops provide a nice balance to malt. A solid foundation sets up a pleasant experience. This beer is quite tasty and definitely sessionable. I am not sure it quite clears the bar of being absolutely super, but it certainly approaches it.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 23:49:44 | More by BeardedBoffin
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SteveGathje

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-26-2014 17:51:00 | More by SteveGathje
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-18-2014 05:04:05 | More by kalebharris
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vette2006c5r

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hopsession pours a clear straw like color with a big lacing head. There is a nice crisp fresh floral aroma. The taste is also crisp, with a fresh floral aroma. Nice flavors, and very very easy to drink; light yet full. Overall its very full and easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-06-2014 21:44:08 | More by KarlHungus
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

06-23-2014 19:35:16 | More by jwerner23
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2014 00:10:56 | More by jzlyo
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

11-22-2013 04:19:21 | More by XmnwildX12
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-21-2013 15:02:33 | More by FrankHammer
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-08-2013 02:22:22 | More by mikerieder
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Consumed just after another session pale ale: the exceptional Two Beers Trailhead ISA.

A - White foam overflowed the bottle upon opening, and rose quickly on the pour, preventing a full pour into my over-size snifter. Sudsy foam has good retention and leaves globs of lacing on the glass. The fluid is fairly clear and orange-amber in color.

Aroma: Grapefruit and generic citrus peel with a solid bready malt backbone and hists of yeasty spices and tropical fruits. A bit vegetative.

Taste: hoppy with plenty of grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits and generic citrus, with some baked bread (malts).

M - Body is near medium, with a very dry finish and crisp carbonation. Excellent excepting a light astringency. .

O: compared to the Trailhead ISA, this one is less fruity and more earthy, with, I would guess, some English hops. Marginally fuller mouthfeel and better looking [once the massive head settles a bit], but otherwise less appealing than the ISA. It does have even lower ABV. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 00:35:20 | More by chinchill
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-21-2013 21:07:26 | More by Jeffrey2310
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Illinois

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jarrgal

North Dakota

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Eric908

South Dakota

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06-02-2013 03:33:16 | More by Eric908
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emerge077

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This foamed up big time when poured...and tasted a little tart? Wtf... guess it's infected. Single purchased at Coffee Grounds in Eau Claire, WI.

Pours a bright orange, good clarity with rising carb trails. Copious foam at first, dwindles away after a few minutes, leaving lots of chunky lace in the glass. Suspended sediment particles visible.

Hoppy aroma, while somewhat subdued, it's nicely botanical with a slight citrus edge. Wondering how old this is now.

Tastes oddly tart and bitter like aspirin, an unpleasant astringency ruins it unfortunately. Not much flavor to speak of, seems like a shell of it's former self. Will seek out a fresh bottle to re-rate.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 02:39:53 | More by emerge077
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Hopsession Super Pale Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
90 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.