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White Birch Hop Session Ale - White Birch Brewing

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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CHickman

New York

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +15.8%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-23-2013 19:03:07 | More by BostonPhilly
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mverity

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle share at Proof. Hazy orangey gold in color with thin off white head and same thin collar. Aroma is muted malt, some faded indistinct hop character. Taste is about the same, with some hop citrus, and somehow vaguely peppery. Thin body with medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 02:28:05 | More by mverity
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KTien

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

12-07-2013 14:10:32 | More by KTien
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-30-2013 20:52:47 | More by SunDevilBeer
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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

Maine

3.56/5  rDev -3%
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

2/5  rDev -45.5%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

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

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
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 -4.6%

10-15-2013 00:21:03 | More by OKCNittany
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle - September 2013 batch. Sampled on October 12, 2013.

It pours an unfiltered looking hazy pale yellow with a foamy, lingering head that leaves lacing in its wake as it diminishes.

The nose is greeted with floral and earthy hops in a vibrant fashion and a kind of meaty fruit-like character as well as the White Birch house yeast.

The body is about medium with a kind of resin-like texture.

The floral notes continue into the taste along with a citrus-like tartness and a lingering, moderately bitter finish.

This is one of White Birch's flagship brews and with good reason.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 18:21:53 | More by puboflyons
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-05-2013 01:51:17 | More by scotorum
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earljones199

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-25-2013 15:40:04 | More by earljones199
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-11-2013 02:33:49 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9%

09-04-2013 03:24:26 | More by jlogan7
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-02-2013 04:26:50 | More by oldp0rt
White Birch Hop Session Ale from White Birch Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.