Little Sister India Style Session Ale - Everybody's Brewing
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3.5/5 rDev +6.7%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with white particulates; slightly hazy. A half finger of white head that dissipate to a thin film leaving a ring around the glass and light lacing. Mild aroma of sweet malt and light citrus hops. Flavor of sweet grainy biscuit malt and grassy hops light lemon, finishing with a touch of citrus rind and residual grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. This appears to fit the profile of an American pale ale, perhaps a bit hopped up. A simple, straight forward pale ale with a little more aggressive hop finish. OK as a pale ale, rather pedestran as an IPA.
12-22-2013 21:54:12 | More by LiquidAmber
3.5/5 rDev +6.7%
12 oz can from "lifesource" Salem OR. $1.59 Pours a hazy golden colour with a huge frothy/bubbly white head. Nice slightly floral hop aromas..some lemongrass. Nice spritzy grapefruit flavour,light but not uncomplex. But.But tasty. Mouth feel is generally OK for low alcohol..its very drinkable. Overall typical Pacific North West "ISA" tasty drinkable.
02-09-2014 04:08:25 | More by Reidrover
3.04/5 rDev -7.3%
Appearance- Gushed up a bit but this is my fault- I should have waited a little bit longer. Has great retention. The head is a soft eggshell white while the body is a dirty straw amber which appears as a hazy pale amber when held up to the light. There are rings of lacing.
Nose- Fairly typical of a pale ale/IPA. Soft citrus notes with tiny bit of biscuit, some pine and resin. A little bit of a floral character. Orange and lemon are the main citrus. Swirling shows a sour note that smells a little bit of grapefruit and cat piss? At the very least, it's not the good kind of cat piss.
Taste- Starts off with biscuit mixed with citrus hops which build then grow into woodier hop profile (mostly pine and resin, some matchstick) that also leads into a bit of grapefruit (moldy) which has too long of a linger. Somewhat grassy and earthy but not in the balanced manner of English or German hops. It is not a very good taste and leaves a bit of chalk on the tip of the tongue. Lots of earwax that dominates too much of the flavor profile and leaves a pretty unsatisfactory linger. I can really see how it's going to be sessionable as I'm going to try to drink this as quickly as possible- what? Mellows out a bit but is definitely below average to average at best. I really wish I hadn't bought a six pack. I will have to remember to drink them cold.
Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied. Slight smoothness. Appropriate carbonation.
Drinkability- The hop profile is way too messy, abrasive, and astringent for me. 8.50 for a six pack. I will not be buying it again.
Overall- I get the India Style part but a session beer shouldn't wreck your palate. To me, this beer is just a low alcohol, badly made IPA. It appears the tendency on BA is to label these ISAs as APAs but I couldn't do that with this beer. The only thing it shares with an APA is its looks and aroma. Hopheads might want to give it a try but I would suggest passing.
11-24-2013 04:26:24 | More by artoolemomo
3.66/5 rDev +11.6%
Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.
Appearance: light orange hue with a light-to-moderate haze, a strong effervescence and a ton of little floaties hanging around. Head is a finger of pillowy ivory foam with a nice lace on the glass. I rather like it.
Smell: light, citrusy, lemongrass aroma with a sweet malt underneath. On the subtle side, due to the sessionable strength, but pretty good nonetheless.
Taste: much like the aroma, there are citrusy hops with a lemongrass character. The maltiness has a little more complexity to it, with a bready, somewhat biscuity character. Not too bad.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a great carbonation and a very creamy texture, especially for an IPA and for a session-strength beer. Great!
Overall: this is definitely an easy-drinking beer. More flavor would be a good thing, but in general this is highly quaffable brew.
01-22-2014 20:12:22 | More by flagmantho
3.54/5 rDev +7.9%
On tap into a nonic glass at the Green Dragon in Portland, OR.
A-My glass arrives with a short, white head. The beer is light golden in color with a slight haze. Not much carbonation to be seen. The head leaves good lacing on the glass.
S-The aroma is very dry, almost chalky. There is a good dose of floral scent, english breakfast tea, husk, and lemongrass. Biscuit and cracker-like malts.
T-The taste is similar to the smell with lots of floral hops, a bit of citrus (lemon mostly) and very dry malts like biscuits and crackers. There is a also a bit of straw and husk flavor, as well as this flavor that I can only describe as being like steeped english breakfast tea.
M-The body is medium in heft with an easy drinking carbonation. There is biting hit of bitterness on the finish that lasts for a bit.
O-I always enjoy trying new takes on hopped-up low-ABV beers. This particular example was an interesting take on the style with lots of floral character and a body so dry that it almost claimed me up like a saltine cracker. Although I could have done with a little more balance and sweetness, I did enjoy the mouthfeel and this low ABV brew packed enough flavor to keep me interested.
01-15-2014 03:39:44 | More by spoony
Little Sister India Style Session Ale from Everybody's Brewing
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