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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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73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 3
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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Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-15-2013 03:47:04 | More by TaborTime
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-01-2013 05:55:59 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-03-2013 23:12:54 | More by Kylemif
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-14-2013 17:40:11 | More by Kopfschuss
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-07-2013 16:20:55 | More by jaydoc
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bvermilion

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-02-2013 02:13:05 | More by bvermilion
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loren01

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-29-2013 00:01:06 | More by loren01
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-11-2013 22:20:56 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-10-2013 05:58:05 | More by jrohrbacher
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-06-2013 21:08:59 | More by jason_nwx
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wlynch

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-06-2013 17:26:36 | More by wlynch
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-06-2013 06:46:15 | More by GRG1313
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-24-2013 03:15:40 | More by elcrawl
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flagmantho

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden-orange hue with a bit of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head poured three fingers of frothy ivory foam and has pretty good retention. I quite like it.

Smell: earthy, floral, citrusy and fruity hops atop a relatively sweet malt base. Good, but there's something else in there, like an overripe or sickly sweet fruity character which isn't strong but is present enough to be a distraction.

Taste: fruity and citrusy with a fair amount of acidity in the works, although it's not necessarily tart. Finishes off with a good, balanced bitterness. The overripe character from the aroma is thankfully absent, although the overall impression is a bit homebrew-ey. Not terrible, though.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good, rocky carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall: this is a decent and drinkable IPA, but I feel like the formula could use a little cleaning up.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 01:17:35 | More by flagmantho
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

A: Copper ranging into orange. Good white head with nice retention. Even has some legs.

N: Heavy on the syrupy pineapple backed up by pine. Ample maltiness. Some good dry hopping. Not complex but pleasant.

T: Balanced with malt and bitterness, though it does tend towards the hoppy side. Again, not much complexity, but it’s clean and tasty.

M: Somewhat dry, slightly water, and moderately resinous.

O: An IPA for a game with friends. Won’t tax your taste buds, but it’s certainly enjoyable and goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 15:53:42 | More by writerLJBerg
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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markcp

Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.8%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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beagle75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2013 03:25:46 | More by beagle75
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark tan/golden color, slightly murky, with about two fingers' worth of light khaki-colored foam that disspipates slowly.

Smell - understandably hoppy-smelling. The aroma seems to contain Cascade hops mixed with something else. The Cascades might even be dry hops.

Taste - normal bitterness of an IPA, but it does have a mellow feel that helps the bitter initial bite flow into a softer thirst-quenching middle. There is a slightly bitter aftertaste, but not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, not too creamy, not too light.

Overall - not a bad brew at all, but doesn't seem intensely intriguing. Still, not bad for just being something good to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 03:23:45 | More by Nerudamann
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 06:32:43 | More by JohnGalt1
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-12-2013 23:45:34 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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ISA (India-Style Session Ale) from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.