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: 65 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of ShadyJay
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of Goliveidaho
4.18/5  rDev +23.3%
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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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

easily the best 4% ipa ive had, maybe the best 4% beer overall. this one pours from the 16oz. can a nice orange glowing golden color with some haze and a foamy off white head rising well over the rim of the glass and sticking around awhile. you couldn't ask an ipa to look much better. the nose is bitter yet fruity somehow as well. some apricot notes amongst the bitter hops, as well as an English biscuit malt profile. the flavor is just about the hops, although balanced, the oily dankness of west coast C varieties dominates here, and the fruity component is relegated to a subtle spot in the finish, tempering out the bitterness. this is really sessionable with its lower abv, and the flavor is full and robust, complex and refreshing. yum. nice carbonation and a medium body left by some unfiltered yeast. you almost don't miss the rest of the alcohol, because everything else happening with this beer is just so spot on. I almost prefer its low abv, it lets me consume more of these tasty offerings. my first beer from moab will not be my last. this is impressive!

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Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of dirtdirtdirtdirt
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Utah_mt_man
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Utah-beer session, 1/6.

Poured chilled in large water glass

A: cloudy, pale orange; 2-fing head, dissipating gently; pleasant lacing
S: beautiful whoof of pine and pineapple (!)
T: this would be a great IPA if it were a higher ABV. Very prominent hops profile, with a classic razz of pine, grass; not sweet; malts subdued; if anything, tastes a bit watery, probably to get at the 4% threshold. Why, you ask? Utah laws:

Not bad, if you're going to weather Utah's beer weather.

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Photo of alexgash
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can. No freshness date.

Clear, clean golden straw body. Fat finger of dense, creamy, light beige head. Good lacing. Mildly faint hop aromas of pine and citrus. Some fruity malt underneath. Nice, but a bit understated.

Toasted malts quickly give way to herbal, pine, and citrus hop bitterness. Light malt backbone, with sugar cookie notes. Some light fruitiness as well. Lots of citrus zest in the finish, with steady bitterness. Dry. Moderate body with a nice, lively feel. A very tasty session IPA.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-So im on vacation in Utah and saw these in the grocery and it caught my eye.
-First off, I was very surprised to see that this beer is not yet on beer advocate, especially since I found it in a grocery, so I looked it up.
-Apparently Moab brewery just got started canning their beers and this beer is brand new.
-I have read various stats for this beer, some say 5.5% and others say 4%, the can says 4%. I have also read that this beer is to be re-released at 7% alcohol which is more logical/believable for an IPA.
-Lastly, this beer is sold in 16Oz 4 packs of cans that I managed to find for a meager 6$.

A- Pours crystal clear orange with one finger of a sloppy white head.
S- Smells like hops and a good variety of them, pretty dry smell but fairly fresh, smells slightly dry hopped but it doesnt look the part.
T- Tastes like an IPA, its not going to throw you for a loop by any means but its a very solid IPA. Theres a good blend of hops in here that give this beer a nice taste that seems different with every sip. Hard to pick up on the malts but you dont care with that great hop taste in the way.
M- The first thing I noticed with this beer is that it seems a little too carbonated, It pops in your mouth and can feel like it turns to foam on the way down. Its a full bodied IPA which I expected but was surprised when I read 4% on the can. Not too hard to drink but prepare to burp.
O- This is a good IPA, im glad I decided to pick up this random cluster off the shelf. It has a great hop character, a fulfilling feel and a great price, assuming you can find them.

PS.This is my first added beer and am looking forward to reading future peoples input. Sadly though, this may be the first and last time I enjoy this beer. And drink from the can, it seems hoppier in the can.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent session IPA that came on draught. Poured a cloudy golden color with some white foam and sticky lace; smelled like citrus, hops, and light lemon; tasted like a hop bomb, but on the lighter side; smooth going in and some slight sticky pine in the middle; dry aftertaste and bitter. Mouthfeel was a little thin, yet had a little character to round out the whole experience. Overall, a decent session IPA that really drinks like a hopped up pale ale.

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Photo of Iwanttheonewithhops
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave1999
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As far as Utah beer goes this is one of the better ones.

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Photo of ThePaleRider
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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 maxcoinage
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BlackMetal
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A close second to their red-rye IPA. Lots of flavor in 4% package. Best at Moab, ok in tall boy.
a) Pours a clear, pale golden body w a white firm head that laces plenty.
s) citrus and fruity hops with a bit too much grain.
t) More cereal grain that I like but saved by the piney, hoppy notes of orange, grapefruit, pine and flowers. Plenty for a light ABV beer. Tasted well vs a 7% IPA.
f) Too light bodied
o) Well done session IPA.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #10 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

Man, I wish that the flavor profile on this beer is as strong as the nose. There is an earthy thing going on with some spicy tones going on as well. Overall, it's a bit too earthy for the style, but it still is drinkable. And for what it is, it's consistent in its delivery of flavor.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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 MFMB
3.56/5  rDev +5%
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 Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, HUGE three-finger creamy head, but disappates rather quickly, and leaves some nice sticky lacing. The nose is pretty good, hoppy, slightly malty. The taste is a bit disappointing, but I can understand that, it's pretty hard to make a decent IPA at 4% ABV, but still, kinda hoppy, with some malt notes. Medium body with a slightly dry/bitter finish. Not bad, but pretty lame IPA.

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Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Johnny’s American Session IPA from Moab Brewery
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