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
themoabbrewery.com

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
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.58%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of joberlander
1.87/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mr88talent
2.24/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a 16 ounce glass produces a tall off-white froth that dissipates slowly. The smell is resin or solvent like. Strong, but not overly bitter hops taste and smell. If there is malt flavor, it is well overpowered by the hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and not overly carbonated. Hops aftertaste lingers for some time. So much hops I almost recoil at each sip. Maybe I could become accustomed to it, but I do not think I will bother. I'm just not accustomed to drinking beer with such a strong solvent-like flavor.

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Photo of Futrelli
2.29/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Andnkuhn
2.35/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MacHeadBeer
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of BMart
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of vfgccp
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of dcbeers
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -15%

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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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of RowJimmy
3.07/5  rDev -13%
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 benloho
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scarle21
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Zorro
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
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 Vonerichs
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KFBR392
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
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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Photo of Purified
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kagent777
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pint can given to me by Pastor Brad, thanks! Poured into the Perfect Pint. There seems to be a batch code, but no brewed on date.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden light amber with a one finger head and nice lacing.

Smell: Plenty of hops on the nose. Grapefruit and pine, but no malt backbone that I can pick up.

Taste: In addition to the pine and grapefruit there is a general herbal quality to the hops. No real malts to stand up to the hops. After the hops up front, the taste just kind of falls off. No lingering finish.

Mouthfeel: Here is the problem with this beer. Moab brewery needs to be able to sell this beer in the grocery stores in Utah, and to be able to do that, they need it to be at 4.0 ABV or less. I don't think I have seen an IPA at 4 ABV before. The body is just not present, it feels really watered down. The carbonation is OK.

Overall: The hop flavor is OK, except for the lack of malt backbone. Unbalanced and weak. Because of the low ABV limit, the whole beer really suffers. I would love to try a full strength version of this one day, at about 6.5 ABV. Maybe this appeals to newer beer drinkers.

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Johnny’s American Session IPA from Moab Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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