Backyard Session IPA | Saugatuck Brewing Company

Backyard Session IPABackyard Session IPA
BA SCORE
58.8%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 119 ratings
Backyard Session IPABackyard Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beerpiggie on 09-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,835
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
119
Liked:
70
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
10.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junior
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

About three months ago, I did a horizontal of Saugatuck B.C. beers, but this one was not available at that time. Since then, I have conducted many other brewery's horizontals, but as others become available, I am reviewing them to fill in any gaps that may occur. The eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody is a force to be reckoned with! I purchased this one during a recent visit to Highland Pizzeria.

From the bottle: "The perfect beer if you like to do stuff."; "Made in Michigan".

It seems as though the bottle might be a little old, so following the Pop! of the cap, I commenced a very slow, gentle pour, just in case. An in-glass swirl raised two fingers of foamy, rocky, tawny head with modest retention. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was lightly hoppy, kind of citrusy, with a biscuit malt backbone. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a lightly sweet bitterness, like grapefruit combined with a tropical fruit, but still underlain with a biscuity maltiness. Finish was semi-dry, not exactly bitter, but definitely neither dry or sweet in any respect. It seemed like another swing & a miss of a session IPA. I just do not think that a session AIPA deserves the same kind of score as a full-on AIPA. Sorry.

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3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.46/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpkrippner
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brown-hued orange and darker than your average IPA. Very small head that's gone 5 seconds later. Aroma of sweet caramel and not too hoppy. Definitely not as aromatic as your good American IPAs. Taste is the exact opposite: Quite bitter and not very balanced. Can't taste much maltiness. Medium body. Not the kind of IPA that makes you come back for more

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3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Backyard Session IPA from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 58.8% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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