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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

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 10
Gots: 3 | 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 bwiechmann:
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I first had this awesome Pale Ale from Brau Bros. on tap at Brau Fest.

It pours gold with a nice head- attractive beer. It looks like it will be smooth.

Smell- Explosion of hops. Tons of fruit on the nose with an emphasis on citrus. It smells smooth.

Taste follows the nose- pure hop bliss that packs a huge flavor punch without the huge alcohol punch. Not as much bitterness as expected with such vibrant hop aroma and taste. The head brewer knows how to brew smoothness.

Overall this beer is killer, mouthfeel is perfect for a hop-forward session Pale Ale. Brau Brothers hit a home run with this and it really should become a year-round offering. Plus it's smooth.

(For reference sake, I bought a 6 pack recently for $10.69 before tax)

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 15:13:38 | More by bwiechmann
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-06-2014 21:44:08 | More by KarlHungus
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jwerner23

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

06-23-2014 19:35:16 | More by jwerner23
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-15-2014 20:39:03 | More by SD-Alefan
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jzlyo

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2014 00:10:56 | More by jzlyo
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-07-2014 23:12:31 | More by PA-Michigander
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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wyckydsceptre

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

04-06-2014 01:38:30 | More by wyckydsceptre
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

03-08-2014 02:01:23 | More by DaftPatrick
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-07-2013 01:48:11 | More by p-wagz
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XmnwildX12

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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mikerieder

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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Jeffrey2310

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%

08-03-2013 01:05:20 | More by szmnnl99
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-11-2013 17:27:33 | More by ystazi
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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jarrgal

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-10-2013 11:54:49 | More by jarrgal
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-26-2013 01:33:39 | More by Kenai4
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RadfordBrewing

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Hopsession Super Pale Ale from Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
90 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.