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ISA (India-Style Session Ale) - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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ISA (India-Style Session Ale)ISA (India-Style Session Ale)

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83
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76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
India Session Ale... A brand new style from the twisted minds of 10 Barrel's brew crew. Deep gold with orange highlights. Big Citrusy aroma full of grapefruit and tangerine thanks to the massive dry hop! Clean, crisp maltiness with a hint of sweetness. Pleasant, balanced bitterness as a result of the loaded late-kettle hop addition.

51 IBU

(Beer added by: Docer on 05-09-2011)
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Reviews by HugePlume:
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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, no freshness date.

A- A bright yellow, quite light around the edges. A faint blaze of reddish orange right down the middle. Pours a nice finger and a half of white head that fades quite slowly. Good lace retention. A very pleasing and unique looking brew for the astute observer.

S- Faint whiff of floral and citrus hops. Grapefruit is dominant fruity odor.

T- Really, this can't be that wild.... its pretty much a bitter pale. has a nice sweet bready malt, that holds up well against the bittering hops. Its restrained. Take a middle of the road, well executed IPA and dial it down to a 6 or 7 on the dial and here you go. Perfectly drinkable, although I would really just lump it in with your more bitter pales. Good though, low ABV is a positive for this.

M- Mouthfeel is good, its light, well carbonated, but still has some body to spread the flavors around.

O- Again, take it as a bitter pale and its a winner. Nice!

HugePlume, Oct 02, 2011
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3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Grabbed a bomber to try.. pretty sure this is a year around beer..

- Light and rather clear yellow beer, slight dust floaties throughout the beer. Minimal white creamy head.. leaves behing a small ring and a dusting on top.

- Light grainy and oat-like scent.. fruity hops, bit of citrus.. grassy and earthy backdrop.

- Light grainy flavor. Zesty bitter hop, grassy.. very bready finish to it. Overall not too bad, but it does have a slight funky flavor to it. Grain husks, earthy must.

- Well carbonated, dries the mouth a bit. Nice smooth body, probably this beers highlight is the mouthfeel.

- Overall it has some great flavors, and won't get you hammered if you drink a bomber. But this beer is too close to a homebrew to really stand out.

Docer, May 10, 2011
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I hear this bottle is going away... Too bad. It is a staple for my fridge. Surprised I haven't reviewed it yet.

Pours with a great foamy 1" head... sheets of lace for the entire goblet.. the brew itself is slightly hop-hazed straw golden.

Nose shows citrus and mild tropical fruitiness from the hops and a slight cracker malt profile.

Flavor mirrors the aromas but is balanced by a great bitter bite... this is really well done..

Body is light given the ABV... carbonation is spot-on and balanced effervescence..

I hope 10 Barrel isn't giving this one the boot.. It is pretty great and VERY drinkable.

4.25/4/4/4/4

JohnGalt1, Jun 15, 2013
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Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a huge three finger off-white head with good retention and massive lacing; active carbonation. Nice aroma of citrus hops, citrus juice, tropical fruit. Flavor is somewhat muted, but fresh and herbal citrus and piney hops, light grapefruit and mild biscuit malt. Medium bodied with a pleasant spicy carbonation. At first seems attenuated when compared to an IPA, but really hits the mark and surpasses it for the labelled India style session ale. Very fresh and tasty hops that are supported adequately by a mild malt body. I don't drink session ales often, but if I did, this would be on the short list.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My brother was kind enough to bring this back from Bend for me.

Pours a light and bright gold color with a pretty nice white head.

Aromas are floral, with some hard candies, light citrus, mostly lemon, and some hints of dough.

Taste is crisp and dry up front, some light hints of citrus, lemon zest, and biscuit like malts. Finish is slightly bitter, and almost a bit tart.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, well carbonated, but a but thin.

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ISA (India-Style Session Ale) from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.