Johnny’s American Session IPA | Moab Brewery

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Johnny’s American Session IPAJohnny’s American Session IPA
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Johnny’s American Session IPAJohnny’s American Session IPA

Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American style IPA, golden in color with light malt hues and strong hop characteristics. Its vibrant citrus aromas and bitterness are created by four bold American hops. Our dry hopping gives this beer that distinctive and aggressive hop finish.

Added by TwelveOunces on 01-05-2012

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by Goliveidaho:
Photo of Goliveidaho
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured the 7% variety here in Idaho. This is the 8 four pack I have bought in the last year. It pours fully carbonated, head off white, lite brown sugar, feel quickly. Laceing nothing to marvel at. Great aroma, mild fruit, just not pineapple, but close. In the mouth, fresh, refreshing, clean finish. I could almost finish 12 ounces of this IPA in 2 swallows. Smooth floral and citrus, Carmel cream balance this out. What a great IPA with just the right balance of bitters upfront and fruits in for the whole trip. Cheers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brent_B
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
2.35/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dcbeers
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dirtdirtdirtdirt
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kayakguy
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RowJimmy
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is 7% ABV in the can I got (in Idaho). Its a decent beer. That is best I can say about it. Its a bit wangy at the end of the taste which makes it less than very good. The packaging is cool. I wouldnt go too far out of my way to drink this beer again. But its not bad.

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Photo of Purified
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sunday in SLC and this is what I could buy.

The 4% version of the real ale was on sale for $5 for the 4 pack of tall boys.

Clear mildly chill hazed orange colored ale with no head formation.

Smells lightly hoppy and fruity with a pleasant pipe tobacco tobacco smell. Little bit of orange scent.

Starts out dry and a little woody. Mild sweetness and a medium level of bitterness. Toasted grain flavor. Tastes pretty OK for what it is.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK beer, I need to try its full strength version.

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Photo of MFMB
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had in Moab while visiting Arches National Park. Pours a deep straw yellow, somewhat clear with a creamy white head. Smells of crisp citrus, malty and a slight earthy smell. Taste: first thing is the malt. A bit more malty than one would expect but the crispness of the citrus and slight earthy pine are enough to push you along past this IPAs big malt backbone. Boarder line APA here but I get it, it's a "session IPA. A nice choice that you can easily pick up in the grocery store. Mouthfeel is medium and fairly dry. Overall a decent offering here.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Spiral Mugatu hypnotizes Zoolander can design. Looks beery - pale gold with some foam. Bonus points for a tall boy can.

Cantaloupe, tangerine and Midori aroma. Tastes continues the melon theme with tangerine, melon and some much appreciated tongue sticking resin to bring a little character to an otherwise watery body. Run on sentence. Just enough bitterness to pass as an IPA but no really malt character.

Since I’ve been backpacking through Utah I’ve been wondering why Utah brewers don’t make more of the constraints they’re forced to brew in. Hops don’t add any ABV but I’ve only seen a few IPAs. How about some berliners or sour beers? How about a phenomenal Irish dry stout? Rather than select styles that can still be fully articulated at 4% they seem content to keep throwing up water pale ales, ambers and American wheats. Point of my rant being that bravo for Moab for making the most of 4% beer. Most standout brew of my entire trip. I’d rate it higher on a Utah only scale.

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Photo of cbutova
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Utah beer laws are confusing. Utah beer listings are just as confusing. The can says 4% but does not mention anything about Session etc. Just gonna leave this here.

A- Pale golden body poured from the 16oz can to a goblet. A white cap crowns the beer with a frothy consistency. Head retention is decent as the head falls down to a thin ring. Plenty of spotty lacing at the top of the glass with some drizzle below.

S- Even considering the 4% ABV, the hops are not all that pungent in the aroma compared to other low ABV IPAs. A mix of citrus and fruity hops makes up most of the smell with some light grains and bread behind that.

T- Hops are the showcase and it follows the aroma pretty closely. A bit more cereal grain/fresh cracked base malt comes out but it doesn't detract from the hoppy notes of tangerine, orange, grapefruit, pine and floral character. Hops are not juicy or pungent but light-medium in strength.

MF- Very light bodied overall feel with a fairly frothy texture. The carbonation is moderately high and helps push what hop flavors there are onto the taste buds. Light bitter finish.

Certainly hop forward but not a hop bomb compared to beers like Go To, All Day and other modern low ABV IPAs. I actually like the raw grainy base malt flavor that comes out and I think it matches the hop profile well.

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Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had several times, most recently at Brighton Resort, Utah, poured from pint can into clear plastic PBR beer cup. As a well-balanced session IPA, Johnny's is an excellent choice for lunch on the mountain.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of cliffjord
3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WunderLlama
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold

Layer of white frothy bubbles

Faint aroma

Light hop taste , grains

Suds up slightly

Slight hop flavor lingers on the tongue

Nice beer

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Photo of ThePaleRider
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

In the land of 4% beers, this one actually has some flavor. Just as good as any other session IPA on the market, and a welcome brew when your grocery shopping in Utah.

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Photo of BlackMetal
3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I feel this session IPA is under rated. Good stuff. Not expensive, and quite refreshing. Not world class by any means. I would never turn this stuff down though. American style IPA that tastes like a crisp IPA with out a lot of alcohol.

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Johnny’s American Session IPA from Moab Brewery
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 63 ratings