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White Birch Hop Session Ale - White Birch Brewing

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

603to843, Yesterday at 12:02 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

TTTBeer, Friday at 04:08 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

AngryPenguinBrewCo, Oct 06, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +9.6%

bmoraymond, Sep 25, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -32.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

risendragon, Jul 08, 2014
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2.19/5  rDev -40.2%
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.

seedyone, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Cubro, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

tpauer, Jun 22, 2014
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boxer0029, Jun 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

GRG1313, Jun 08, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber. Hazy, golden amber color, very thin head. Nose is fruity, dates, figs, almost Belgian. Taste is light, no prominent maltiness and the hop profile is of grass and herbs. Mouthfeel is nicely weighted. Bitterness is fairly restrained and ,softly presents in the finish. Nice IPA, but not great. Very drinkable.

HuskyHawk, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ipa2014, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 2/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, tangerine, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, light biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a damn nice session IPA. All around good complexity and robustness of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

atrocity, Apr 30, 2014
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White Birch Hop Session Ale from White Birch Brewing
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