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Alpha Session - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.84%


Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: largadeer on 11-30-2010)
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Reviews by Offa:
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Offa

California

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a fairly good bitter, unusually good character for an American beer at this low abv, but not up to great English bitters.

Gold, slightly hazy, it has a medium off-white head soon thinning to ring.

Aroma is grapefruit, peach, hay.

Taste is light mineral, grapefruit, bread dough, light juicy sweetness with balancing grapefruit-rind bitterness. Aftertaste is a little too bitter, but not heavily so.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 19:19:09 | More by Offa
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Beer Belly

A - Slightly cloudy yellow/orange colour a thin layer of off white head.

S - Citrus, pine, tropical fruit, honey.

T - Sharp bitterness with juicy grapefruit, pine and orange zest flavours and a touch of honey sweetness in the background.

M - Light body. Oily and sticky. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 12:39:27 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very slight haze on a solid gold color. Head is bright-white and drops to a super thin collar. Wisps of a cap. Not much really. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Straight from the pour it's Simcoe. Bitter oily pine. Citra pulls next with a nice hit of mango and tangerine. Some dank weed. Herbal with a big punch of citrus as well. Malts are light and bready. Slightly, every so slightly sweet. Dry-hopped for days. Bitter and fruity.

Taste: So very light, but hoppy as can be. Dry-hop explosion. Oily pine needle, straight bitterness, tangerine, mango, and grapefruit. Pith. Even some mint in the back. Malts are hyper light. Some fruity sweetness. Some toasted elements with a light bready thing. So very easy. Pale malts. Some cracker.

Mouthfeel: Light pushing toward medium body with a moderate carbonation. Clean and super easy drinking.

Overall: Prime session numero uno.

Just send me more of this. I will be your friend.

Serving type: bottle

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On tap at Apex

A: Dull copper color with a crisp bubbly white head.

N: Lots of pineapple and grapefruit. Some pine and earth, though I'd call this fairly non-descript.

T: The taste is moderately bitter with a light sweetness. There's not much to say about this other than that it's clean.

M: Light and moderately sticky.

O: A decent quaffer. Not something I'd order very often (and I had some high hopes for it, because a 3.8% session beer is a great thing), but it does work to refresh the palate.

Serving type: on-tap

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Alpha Session from Drake's Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.