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White Birch Hop Session Ale - White Birch Brewing

White Birch Hop Session AleWhite Birch Hop Session Ale

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%


Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop Session is in. Starting with a blend of west coast hops for a balanced, bitter effect. We close the session out by late hopping the beer for a nice resiny mouth feel.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 03-26-2011)
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-14-2013 05:52:14 | More by Durge
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-18-2014 22:37:20 | More by ZEB89
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ddavison

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-18-2014 14:12:28 | More by ddavison
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Cruick

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-13-2014 01:29:46 | More by Cruick
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Salud24

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

04-08-2014 22:47:47 | More by Salud24
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-05-2014 17:11:23 | More by VeganUndead
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-31-2014 02:26:21 | More by PatGreer
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CHickman

New York

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Lark in East Northport, NY; pours hazy yellow color with a 1 finger white head that faded on the quick side and left OK lacing.

Smells of light grapefruit, lemon zest, citrus hops, floral hops, a hint of caramel, coriander and light grains; basically all citrus with a nice malty backbone.

Tastes like it smells with grapefruit, lemon zest, citrus hops, floral hops, light caramel, coriander, pepper, malt and lightly toasted grains; nice flavor and balance with a smooth, easy drinking flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with mild carbonation, a light body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that's a combo if citrus and malt. Perfect session beer, but flavor is nowhere near Founders All Day IPA but still a good beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2014 16:01:09 | More by CHickman
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GFD400

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-14-2014 00:57:09 | More by GFD400
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harsley

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-03-2014 14:24:56 | More by harsley
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pieface22

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-22-2014 23:40:10 | More by pieface22
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-03-2014 19:01:19 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. 1/12

Pours blackish copper with a layer of white foam. Layer has some body to it. Light pine nose, a little grassy. Minor malt. Light flavorful taste. Backing hopo. Subtle bitter which builds. Resiny mouthfeel, chewy, sappy. Really good IPA. Much enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 13:25:44 | More by KTCamm
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AndrewBV

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-18-2014 05:35:14 | More by AndrewBV
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hoppymcgee

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-28-2013 00:27:48 | More by hoppymcgee
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-23-2013 19:03:07 | More by BostonPhilly
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12-07-2013 14:10:32 | More by KTien
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11-30-2013 20:52:47 | More by SunDevilBeer
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-26-2013 05:24:46 | More by richkrull
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jlechner33

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

11-24-2013 22:19:39 | More by jlechner33
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish brown amber color, with a thin white head, mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Mild citrus and hops, some sweet aroma as well.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Bitter hops and pine with a mild hint of citrus.

Overall: Not quite what I expected, but a good easy to drink brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 00:01:34 | More by Cavanaghty
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

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10-21-2013 17:29:13 | More by mikefour77
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msondel

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-15-2013 23:48:49 | More by msondel
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Firebrand Saints. Never sampled this brewery before and this is supposed to be their signature ale. Pours a very hazy yellow color with a decent head that stuck. Smells very wheaty (if that's a word) and also a very florals and piney smell. Feel like I fell down in the woods. The taste is mild - light hop flavor and the smell follows through he taste. Decent carbonation and a refreshing drink. Not as raw as some session ales in have had and I like that. Overall a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2013 21:02:02 | More by BradMacMullin
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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White Birch Hop Session Ale from White Birch Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.