Sessions IPA - Saucony Creek Brewing Company
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RandomExile:
3.4/5 rDev -6.1%
A: hazy translucent amber, slight beige head devolving to surface film, spotty and inconsistent lacing
S: sharp one-note pine, gradually introduces must as it warms
T: piercing pine
M: dry, moderately biting, light to medium bodied
O: Would pair particularly well with a rich but not too heavy meal, like many U.S. appetizers including wings, nachos, and loaded potato skins.
20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD
01-07-2014 03:36:48 | More by RandomExile
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3.73/5 rDev +3%
Saucony Creek Brewing Company "Sessions IPA"
On tap at Fountain Porter, Philadelphia on 11/08/2013, $3.50 during Happy Hour
Interesting beer. I don't think it can really be called an IPA at 4.5% abv, but it's also not the first "session IPA" that I've tasted so let's dispense with whatever style issues that might exist and just get on with it...
A friend of mine ordered a more expensive, standard IPA that was supposedly very hoppy - his beer did have a better aroma, but when tasted side-by-side the Saucony Creek Sessions IPA tasted every bit as hoppy; and was surprisingly just about equally balanced. Hmmm... ? What to say about that? It looked good, it smelled good, and it didn't really have any flaws to it. And let me get this out of the way as well, it had more malt character than some standard IPA's on the market. So I guess it just goes to show that it's how you put a beer together and the quality of the ingredients that really makes the difference. It was loaded with hop flavor, relying mainly on Cascade citrus, but also backed by a bit of citrusy-floral character and some very soft pine. The alcohol obviously didn't show, and it was really nicely balanced between malt and bitterness, although heavily topped with hop flavor.
Overall, you could drink a few of these before the hops dismantled your taste buds, and you'd probably still be fairly sober at that point - remember, Budweiser is 5.0% and this is just 4.5%. I was impressed, and if Saucony Creek can make all of their beers this well they should do just fine in the increasingly tough craft-brew market.
11-13-2013 16:28:49 | More by NeroFiddled
Sessions IPA from Saucony Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.