Johnny’s American Session IPA | Moab Brewery

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Johnny’s American Session IPAJohnny’s American Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
25.99%
 
 
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0
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9
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
2.35/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of RowJimmy
3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
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 Zorro
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
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 dikebrewery
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
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 -15.3%

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 -2.3%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ThePaleRider
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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 +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of KFBR392
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Finger and a half of head on the pour but quickly settled in. Sticky, light random lacing left behind. Slightly foggy with a crisp golden color.

Smell: Sweet biscuity malt front. Saturated citrus and orange peel comes on the body. Earthy grains and earth make up the back end.

Taste: Those earthy grains hit right away. Tangerines, oranges, and heavy citrus shows up on the body. A touch of slight funk then yields to a kind of watery finish. For what it is though I can dig it.

Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing mouthfeel. Some lingering sourness left behind.

Overall: A decent little 4% IPA. For the cost I have no regrets popping on a 4pk of this. Give it a go.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Michael00
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pleasant golden amber in the tall glass. Plenty of carbonation. One nice thing about cans, you get a nice burst of aroma when you pop the top. This one has a robust nose of something like Cascades, but it gets your attention.

Some malty sweetness, but only a little. Quite sharp and on the acidic side. Thoroughly bitter, and pushing it a little with the ultra-light body. Very fragrant with every gulp. Lots of dry, piney flavor.

Happy to see another small brewery packaging in cans. From the 16 oz purchased at Dan's supermarket in Salt Lake.

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