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Lil' SIPA - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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79
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 01-16-2014)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

I CAN't quite remember where this one came from, but I am going to guess Another6Pack, since he is a regular CANtributor to The CANQuest (TM), plus he lives in MichiCAN and this came from Ohio.

From the CAN: "Session India Pale Ale"; "Hand crafted in small batches Est 2009 Cincinnati, OH"; "A session IPA"; "A delicious India Pale Ale, with crisp body and bright hop flavor and aroma. This beer is our perfect end to a hard day's work."

Maybe I should have Cracked! this open right after I got home, but I wanted to watch some Game 7 playov hockey and so I took a nap instead. I had good results with my earlier gentle Glug, especially coming out of these tallboy CANs, so I decided to CANtinue the trend. I got a brief finger of thin, bone-white head that quickly reduced to wisps as a result. CAN't win 'em all, I suppose. Color was a beautiful golden-yellow (SRM = > 4, < 5) with NE-quality clarity and of course the unholy trio of Midas, Mammon and Croesus showed up to wrestle amongst themselves for a taste. I learned a long time ago to leave them to their own devices. Nose was a muted grapefruit-citrus, leading me to wonder if AIPAs are a good idea for session beers. I am unCANvinced as I like my hops big and in my face. Mouthfeel was slightly on the thin side, reinforcing my questioning of this version of the style. The taste was unbalanced, very hop-forward and quite grapefruit-citrusy, but I did not mind that at all. SIPA as a pun on "sipper"? Not hardly. I was drinking this one down like water. The finish was semi-dry and easily drinkable. I am not a huge fan of low ABV AIPAs, but this would do in a pinch, especially if you are in the market for a session beer. Me = usually not.

05-01-2014 01:09:10 | More by woodychandler
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Huge thanks to Alanna and Richard for getting me this brew!

A: Pale yellow pear in color, a low amount of white head on top.

S: Hoptacular! Grapefruit, orange peel and pine.

T: Lightly hoppy, with notes of grapefruit, and orange peel, the finish turns a little towards the resinous side. I wish there was a little more malt presence. While this is a nice light session beer, it comes off a little watery.

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Lil' SIPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.