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Alpha Session - Drake's Brewing Co.

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Alpha SessionAlpha Session

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BA SCORE
88
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 18
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Photo of pallison123
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

pallison123, May 27, 2014
Photo of Joe_Mahma
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Joe_Mahma, May 21, 2014
Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +1.5%

gtermi, May 18, 2014
Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

freshflesh, May 18, 2014
Photo of jakecattleco
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

jakecattleco, May 16, 2014
Photo of nygannon
4/5  rDev +1.5%

nygannon, May 14, 2014
Photo of random846
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

random846, May 11, 2014
Photo of Wowcoolman
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Wowcoolman, May 10, 2014
Photo of MrGone
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

MrGone, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

GRG1313, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of justinbrown
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

justinbrown, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Gobzilla, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Topher78
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Topher78, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of hpthebull
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

hpthebull, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sammy, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of jlisuk
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jlisuk, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +1.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of rob99er
4/5  rDev +1.5%

rob99er, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Beerswag, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Tyrus
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Tyrus, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of sloelco
4/5  rDev +1.5%

sloelco, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of MrDave
3/5  rDev -23.9%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
Alpha Session from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.