Life Jacket Session IPA | 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom

Life Jacket Session IPALife Jacket Session IPA
BA SCORE
3.75/5
16 Ratings
Life Jacket Session IPALife Jacket Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
7 Seas Brewery and Taproom
Washington, United States
7seasbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cherche on 06-29-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,043
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
16
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by Hopmodium:
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aerol
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of n2185
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of light caramel and biscuit malt, citrus hops and orange citrus. Flavor is dry biscuit malt, citrus hops, orange and grapefruit juice and rind. Finishes dry with citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A refreshing, straightforwad citrus IPA. Not much complexity here, but delivers on the promised citrus hit, although the flavor leans closer to rind than fresh fruit. The name seems to have changed (this can labelled "Life Jacket Citrus IPA", which I a better description, at nearly 5%, not really a session ale, but the citrus is spot on. These dryer malt style IPAs are not my favorite style, but this is light and refreshing and clearly a good choice for hot summer days.

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Photo of Rick778
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Aleforme
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maximum12
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to Sanderson for another IPA from a brewery that I’ve already had two good ones from; so expectations are not muted. 12 oz. can. No reviews yet? Really?

The pour is a clear light yellow. Nose is a lovely honeyed floral tea. Very nice.

Life Jacket…my kids mocked me not three weeks ago in the canoe when I called my PFD a life jacket.
This shares the weakness of so many ‘session’ IPAs in that it can’t hide the underlying water; this tastes like you could rehydrate with it after a run. Otherwise it follows the nose faithfully: light honey, slight Earl Grey (or whatever, I couldn’t tell Earl Gray from Lipton – those are both teas, right?), mild mid-palate bitterness. Certainly easy to drink, but drying, not at all like a cold glass of water. Very clean.

Brewed very true to the made-up style, this is smooth with a capital S. Pretty good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Coleman253
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Solid IPA from 7 seas. Strong aroma and descent hop presence.

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Photo of Zaximus
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Life Jacket Session IPA from 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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