Trailhead ISA (India Session Ale) - Two Beers Brewing Co.

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Trailhead ISA (India Session Ale)Trailhead ISA (India Session Ale)

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 05-30-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Attractive golden color with a generous foam in the Pilsner-style glass. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. Expansive aroma of flowery hops with a resiny note.

Fairly bitter but not excessive. There is just a slight malty sweetness and a wisp of malty body. Slightly bready. Tangy and a little sharp. Quite swiggable. Aftertaste is thoroughly bitter. More of a resiny hop taste. Reminds me of an actual Pilsner.

I think this is one of the better lighter-style IPAs that I've had. Of course, there's a significant difference between 4.8% and 4.0, which is more like a low-alcohol brew. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

$1.89 for a 12oz can at Siciliano's. Brewed with Base Malt, Crystals, Vienna. Hopped with Palisade, Nugget, and Columbus
OG: 1.044, SRM: 5, 48 IBU's, 4.8% ABV.

Pours out to an otherwise clear deep golden/orange, forming a billowing off yellow head with superior retention due in parts to it's very brisk carbonation, ~3.25 carbs or so. Flittering bits of what appear to be hop leaves in the glass. The nose is fresh citrus hops, with a hint of dust sitting on top of a pale malt base with cracker accent. Orange, mango, and a little pine. Mouthfeel is light and clean with a medium-light body. Bigger than the 4.8% would have you guess which is nice in a session IPA. The taste is a recap of the aroma. There is lots of citrus and pine, balanced by a pleasant hop acidity and firm bitterness. Subtle bread notes. There is a subtle note of kiwi and metallic bitterness, and combined with the gushing carbonation makes me suspect a possible early infection. The finish is bone dry and slightly biting due to the bitterness.

Overall, a nice SIPA in a can. The bitterness is a bit too firm for me, which interferes with it's "sessionability" to my tastes, but otherwise nicely brewed.

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2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a "quick as i can" review

super clear yellow amber, mild head dies down fairly quick. moderate lacing at first, but not further down. taste clean, grassy, mild hop, hint of - yup - bandaids (but very subtle). mouthfeel a bit thinner than i like. easy drinker, and at 4.7, a safe bet for the summer bbq sessions . . . not bad, just nothing terribly memorable

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3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated 12 oz can poured into a Belgian snifter.

A: Pleasing apricot color; hazy with some suspended particles. Decent foamy white head soon settles to a durable top coat. Good lacing.

Nose: moderately strong, fruity hop presence with a nice apricot-peach-citrus palatte.

T: Solid malt base leaves this mildly bitter and, as intended, quite sessionable. Hop presence (level) of a typical APA. Again, nicely fruity. Excellent sweet/bitter balance. Fine dry hoppy finish.

M: medium-light body; dry finish.

O: excellent session beer for hop heads and APA lovers. Readily recommended.

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Trailhead ISA (India Session Ale) from Two Beers Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.