Alpha Session - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +3.6%
12oz bottles into an imperial pint.
A: Pours a clear honey golden with a couple fingers of soft white head that faded into a lasting thin film and collar. Fine streaks of sticky lace were left down the glass.
S: Light notes of bready cracked grains, pale malts, and a good dose of leafy hops come through on the nose. I get hints of perfume and juicy hops as well.
T: A great balance of pale malt and citrus hops. Malts are really grainy and bready, and the hops are sweet, citrusy, with a touch of fruit nectar and bitter pine. The finish is full of cracked pale grains, and the aftertaste is leafy and lightly bitter. Occasionally I get a hint of passion fruit.
M: Medium-light body, tingly splashy carbonation, fuzzy, soft and clean mouthfeel.
O: As expected, extremely easy drinking. Grainy as heck. Juicy and fruity hops balance the grainy pale malt. Smooth and easy. Love it.
06-19-2014 18:17:51 | More by scottfrie
2.98/5 rDev -24.4%
Appearance: Golden yellow and very clean looking. A good looking beer.
Smell: A nice whiff of mild, crisp hops.
Taste: Hmmm. Disappointing. Just hit flat and card-boardey on my first 2 or 3 tastes. And it didn’t get better from there. Everything was muted and stale tasting. Hopefully just not a great bottle.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied.
Drinkability: This one didn’t have it for me - I could not recommend. My tasting history with Drake’s is solid. I probably just didn’t have a great example of this beer. I’m sure my next Drake’s will be terrific.
06-10-2014 20:37:25 | More by jjh19
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
I sure do love the time a year when Alpha Session is available. As somebody who appreciates a low ABV beer, this hoppy monster is one of my favorites.
Appearance- Yellowish Gold
Aroma- Pine and some tropical fruits
Taste- Piney, but not overwhelmingly. Subtle carbonation.
Drinkability- I can slam it or sip it, either way I love it.
06-06-2014 19:11:51 | More by PorterPotty
4/5 rDev +1.5%
The pour: Into a standard English pint glass. 1/2 inch firm, white head. Stands up over course of the 'session'. Plenty of lacing as the pint worked its way down.
Color: Sunburst yellow. Bright. Bubbly
Flavor: Very dry, with a perfect balance of hops and refined, but shy maltiness. No sweetness to speak of - thankfully. This beer is unabashedly dry, keeping the hops present without overwhelming.
Session character: Alpha Session weighs in at a perfect 3.8% ABV Thank you Drakes for making a beer for all seasons, that pairs well with snacks and dinners and provides a nice beer to have several of while hanging out with friends and family.
05-27-2014 06:14:11 | More by pallison123
Alpha Session from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.