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White Birch Hop Session Ale - White Birch Brewing

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

richkrull, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of jlechner33
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

jlechner33, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
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.

Cavanaghty, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of mikefour77
2/5  rDev -45.5%

mikefour77, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of msondel
4/5  rDev +9%

msondel, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of BradMacMullin
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.

BradMacMullin, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

OKCNittany, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
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.

puboflyons, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

scotorum, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of earljones199
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

earljones199, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

bigbluebeerguy, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of jlogan7
4/5  rDev +9%

jlogan7, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -18.3%

oldp0rt, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of TubbyDullard
3/5  rDev -18.3%

TubbyDullard, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of jzauder
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jzauder, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ColdOneKev, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber at about 2 months old

look is a deep gold with amber highlights. smell is pine, pineapple, pepper, spice, rye. taste follows with grassy hops and subdued malt. feel is simultaneously dry and juicy.

great session ipa, now I want to try it fresher.

jimmah120, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of briandaube
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

briandaube, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of NickBeery
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

NickBeery, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of heerboth
3/5  rDev -18.3%

heerboth, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of PaulMc
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PaulMc, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of PopGun
3/5  rDev -18.3%

PopGun, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a hazy brassy hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a clean citric dry hop and light bready malt.

The taste was hop forward with clean notes of pine, pepper and grapefruit. A soft round psle malt supported the hops.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style with a pleasant carbonation and residual hop spice.

Overall a tasty hop forward sessioner.

plaid75, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled March 2013, consumed July 4, 2013.

A - Hazy medium orange with a huge amount of cream coloued head.

S - Spice and a light to moderate bitterness. Some pine, citrus and herbal aromas are present along with a bready sweetness.

T - Moderate dry bitterness with pine and lemony flavours and lighter herbal notes. Some caramel malt sweetness in the background.

M - Light body. Some hop resin. Moderate carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 15, 2013
White Birch Hop Session Ale from White Birch Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.