India Session Ale | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
centralcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively with Mosaic hops.

Added by Rutager on 11-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.2%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of Powers30
2.99/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SSS
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear gold with a slight orange tint. Big white head that is light and airy
S-Citrus and pine with a very subtle roasted malt aroma
M-Light mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation
T-Fresh sweetness and bitterness upfront, with a caramel and roasted malt character. There is also a chewy feel that is pleasant. The bitterness in the middle and finish is a little assertive, but enjoyable
O-This is a very nice session beer. Quite drinkable, light and refreshing

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Photo of PJT
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Long813
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imfinished
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a 4% beer this is outstanding!

The nose is fresh with grapefruit and mango. Maybe some grass notes.

The taste is clean and crisp with a nice hop finish.

This is one of the better, if not the best, session ale I've had.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shadman
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

great concept...Ipa hop fix without the sudden onset of drunkeness

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Photo of Electros
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Idrankthat
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TerryW
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Flavourful, fruity, hoppy. Well made and drinkable. I like what these guys do. They make noticeable beers.

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Photo of Bf_89
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roby923
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A solid session ale! A workday IPA that shines brighter than its older sibling. Most of the hops, not all the alcohol of an IPA. A solid favourite. Bring it on!

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Photo of DamageCase76
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lgmol
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjyost
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Corson
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Beervana
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to FondueVoodoo for this extra.

Poured from a 355ml can, prod. Feb. 04, 2014, sampled 04-16-2014.

Pours a clear gold body, with a thick off white head. Gobs of lacing on the glass and loads of little air bubbles within the foam. Aroma is papaya, citrus fruit and hops. Flavor of the hops is quite astringent but not in the best of ways, very mineral-like and a bit vegetal. Otherwise, the rest is crisp and decent body. Used to very bitter hops but there's something about this one that turns me off a little.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another session IPA hits the stores here in Calgary and because these guys produce some of my favorite IPAs (Canadian or American) a 12-pack duly comes home with me. Really, though ... Could I ask for a better yardwork beer? A mellow golden yellow with ample creamy white head, only the first of three cans actually touched glass and largely for visual inspection purposes. Aroma is somewhat subdued and perhaps a litte tinny, but nevertheless one can detect the expected citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh-cut grass notes characteristic of this style, really just a hop flavor delivery vehicle that is not intended to convey much in the way of malt balance ... That being said, there is just a touch of nutty malt on the tongue to accompany the soda cracker scaffolding that supports a whole cornucopia of hop flavors: Tangerine, lemon (quite a lot of this actually), orange, gooseberry, raspberry jam, weakly steeped cold black tea, mint, watery lychee, and very fresh grass. Super light bodied and fizzy of course, with a squeaky clean bitter grass finish. I get what this style is trying to accomplish, and I'm down even if things are getting rather trendy. Anticipate that skilled western craft breweries are going to keep turning out blonde ale-IPA hybrids with minimal malt and copious "iced tea" hop flavors: They will all be quite similar and will all be quite tasty. The particularly low ABV here is appreciated. Round 4 ...

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Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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