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White Birch Hop Session Ale - White Birch Brewing

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
White Birch Brewing visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% 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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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +22.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Decent flavor and it is one of the ones that is always on tap or in the stores. I was able to try some brandy barrel aged, amazing.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Served on tap in a pilsner glass. Pale golden color, nice clarity. Good carbonation with medium white head. Good hop presence, with pine/ resin the dominant flavors. Overall a good session ale.

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4.01/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am a huge fan of White Birch and this one I have surprisingly not tried, until now. Poured from a bomber into a standard dining glass with no refrigeration.

A- Hazy orange, very bubbly. Head is extremely prominent even with my pouring style and that detracts quite a bit from the beer.

S- Citrus, big time. Grapefruit stands out the most with lemon and pine taking a backseat. Beautiful aroma.

T- Taste does not really follow through with the nose. Bitter up front with malty caramel finishing. The citrus is there but mainly lemon and even some blood orange in there, grapefruit flavor comes through towards the end. I was expecting more though based on the aroma.

M- Resiny finish, not really cloying but very misleading given the amount of carbonation. I do think it's over-carbonated for the style, but that's a personal preference I think.

O- Not a bad IPA but really nothing to write home about either. I think it's a bit to sudsy for the style but the flavor profiles are nice and fit the style well. Definitely a good "starter" IPA.

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2.19/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

07/27/11 Company blurb says: "a blend of west coast hops for a balanced, bitter effect. We close the session out by dry hopping the beer for a nice resiny mouth feel."

Not my kind of thing. I prefer clean and crisp. The "resiny mouth feel" made me feel I had kissed a tree...hugs maybe, but never a kiss on the mouth, thank you very much.

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White Birch Hop Session Ale from White Birch Brewing
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