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Johnny’s American Session IPA - Moab Brewery

Johnny’s American Session IPAJohnny’s American Session IPA

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%


Brewed by:
Moab Brewery visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American style IPA, golden in color with light malt hues and strong hop characteristics. Its vibrant citrus aromas and bitterness are created by four bold American hops. Our dry hopping gives this beer that distinctive and aggressive hop finish.

(Beer added by: TwelveOunces on 01-05-2012)
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Zorro:
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Zorro

California

3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sunday in SLC and this is what I could buy.

The 4% version of the real ale was on sale for $5 for the 4 pack of tall boys.

Clear mildly chill hazed orange colored ale with no head formation.

Smells lightly hoppy and fruity with a pleasant pipe tobacco tobacco smell. Little bit of orange scent.

Starts out dry and a little woody. Mild sweetness and a medium level of bitterness. Toasted grain flavor. Tastes pretty OK for what it is.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK beer, I need to try its full strength version.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 22:04:03 | More by Zorro
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-31-2014 02:46:37 | More by DRBiser
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-29-2014 04:17:00 | More by YalovaIA
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15%

03-09-2014 20:17:04 | More by ygtbsm94
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Goliveidaho

Idaho

4.19/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured the 7% variety here in Idaho. This is the 8 four pack I have bought in the last year. It pours fully carbonated, head off white, lite brown sugar, feel quickly. Laceing nothing to marvel at. Great aroma, mild fruit, just not pineapple, but close. In the mouth, fresh, refreshing, clean finish. I could almost finish 12 ounces of this IPA in 2 swallows. Smooth floral and citrus, Carmel cream balance this out. What a great IPA with just the right balance of bitters upfront and fruits in for the whole trip. Cheers!

Serving type: can

02-02-2014 20:04:49 | More by Goliveidaho
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-31-2013 00:34:44 | More by doremite
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azdback

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-30-2013 05:37:02 | More by azdback
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-19-2013 18:05:10 | More by IDABEERGUY
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-17-2013 16:07:29 | More by MarkyMOD
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15%

05-31-2013 05:24:39 | More by RWLawman
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-14-2013 02:34:50 | More by maxcoinage
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-21-2013 04:04:07 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-01-2013 20:04:18 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-28-2013 15:22:03 | More by ltdantheman
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

easily the best 4% ipa ive had, maybe the best 4% beer overall. this one pours from the 16oz. can a nice orange glowing golden color with some haze and a foamy off white head rising well over the rim of the glass and sticking around awhile. you couldn't ask an ipa to look much better. the nose is bitter yet fruity somehow as well. some apricot notes amongst the bitter hops, as well as an English biscuit malt profile. the flavor is just about the hops, although balanced, the oily dankness of west coast C varieties dominates here, and the fruity component is relegated to a subtle spot in the finish, tempering out the bitterness. this is really sessionable with its lower abv, and the flavor is full and robust, complex and refreshing. yum. nice carbonation and a medium body left by some unfiltered yeast. you almost don't miss the rest of the alcohol, because everything else happening with this beer is just so spot on. I almost prefer its low abv, it lets me consume more of these tasty offerings. my first beer from moab will not be my last. this is impressive!

Serving type: can

03-12-2013 19:50:40 | More by StonedTrippin
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

02-25-2013 15:44:42 | More by ShadyJay
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Scarle21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-23-2013 23:23:46 | More by Scarle21
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MacHeadBeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-13-2013 00:45:46 | More by MacHeadBeer
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mr88talent

Nevada

2.23/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a 16 ounce glass produces a tall off-white froth that dissipates slowly. The smell is resin or solvent like. Strong, but not overly bitter hops taste and smell. If there is malt flavor, it is well overpowered by the hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and not overly carbonated. Hops aftertaste lingers for some time. So much hops I almost recoil at each sip. Maybe I could become accustomed to it, but I do not think I will bother. I'm just not accustomed to drinking beer with such a strong solvent-like flavor.

Serving type: can

11-28-2012 04:03:35 | More by mr88talent
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RowJimmy

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is 7% ABV in the can I got (in Idaho). Its a decent beer. That is best I can say about it. Its a bit wangy at the end of the taste which makes it less than very good. The packaging is cool. I wouldnt go too far out of my way to drink this beer again. But its not bad.

Serving type: can

11-03-2012 22:05:27 | More by RowJimmy
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. No freshness date.

Clear, clean golden straw body. Fat finger of dense, creamy, light beige head. Good lacing. Mildly faint hop aromas of pine and citrus. Some fruity malt underneath. Nice, but a bit understated.

Toasted malts quickly give way to herbal, pine, and citrus hop bitterness. Light malt backbone, with sugar cookie notes. Some light fruitiness as well. Lots of citrus zest in the finish, with steady bitterness. Dry. Moderate body with a nice, lively feel. A very tasty session IPA.

Serving type: can

10-06-2012 00:08:36 | More by alexgash
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #10 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

Man, I wish that the flavor profile on this beer is as strong as the nose. There is an earthy thing going on with some spicy tones going on as well. Overall, it's a bit too earthy for the style, but it still is drinkable. And for what it is, it's consistent in its delivery of flavor.

Serving type: can

09-09-2012 04:28:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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kagent777

Utah

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pint can given to me by Pastor Brad, thanks! Poured into the Perfect Pint. There seems to be a batch code, but no brewed on date.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden light amber with a one finger head and nice lacing.

Smell: Plenty of hops on the nose. Grapefruit and pine, but no malt backbone that I can pick up.

Taste: In addition to the pine and grapefruit there is a general herbal quality to the hops. No real malts to stand up to the hops. After the hops up front, the taste just kind of falls off. No lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Here is the problem with this beer. Moab brewery needs to be able to sell this beer in the grocery stores in Utah, and to be able to do that, they need it to be at 4.0 ABV or less. I don't think I have seen an IPA at 4 ABV before. The body is just not present, it feels really watered down. The carbonation is OK.

Overall: The hop flavor is OK, except for the lack of malt backbone. Unbalanced and weak. Because of the low ABV limit, the whole beer really suffers. I would love to try a full strength version of this one day, at about 6.5 ABV. Maybe this appeals to newer beer drinkers.

Serving type: can

09-08-2012 03:02:02 | More by kagent777
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mactrail

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pleasant golden amber in the tall glass. Plenty of carbonation. One nice thing about cans, you get a nice burst of aroma when you pop the top. This one has a robust nose of something like Cascades, but it gets your attention.

Some malty sweetness, but only a little. Quite sharp and on the acidic side. Thoroughly bitter, and pushing it a little with the ultra-light body. Very fragrant with every gulp. Lots of dry, piney flavor.

Happy to see another small brewery packaging in cans. From the 16 oz purchased at Dan's supermarket in Salt Lake.

Serving type: can

07-11-2012 05:26:40 | More by mactrail
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Utah-beer session, 1/6.

Poured chilled in large water glass

A: cloudy, pale orange; 2-fing head, dissipating gently; pleasant lacing
S: beautiful whoof of pine and pineapple (!)
T: this would be a great IPA if it were a higher ABV. Very prominent hops profile, with a classic razz of pine, grass; not sweet; malts subdued; if anything, tastes a bit watery, probably to get at the 4% threshold. Why, you ask? Utah laws: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_Utah

Not bad, if you're going to weather Utah's beer weather.

Serving type: can

04-19-2012 21:33:11 | More by Arithmeticus
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Johnny’s American Session IPA from Moab Brewery
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