Jibe Session IPA
Green Flash Brewing Co.

Jibe Session IPAJibe Session IPA
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American IPA
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3.69 | pDev: 10.57%
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
Jibe Session IPAJibe Session IPA
Notes: This session beer is designed to satisfy your craving for floral, citrus, and pungent IPA hop flavors. Your palate will enjoy the sensations of a complex hopping and a only 4% abv you'll be able to enjoy more of this hoppy golden ale ... that really isn't an IPA at all.
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Photo of iguanodon
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

[Original rating 2016-01-24] Can. Clear gold with large white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, straw. Taste is well balanced, fruity bitter hops and sweet malt. Nice session IPA.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L) Pours a lovely light amber with a creamy white head. Ok retention and lacing.

S) Smells floral with a bit of grapefruit and melon. Not particular strong, but still inviting.

T) Taste has a light grassy bitterness combined with lovely grapefruit rind, citrus juice, and a light grainy sweetness.

F) Drinks crisp, fairly light. Good carbonation.

O) This is a solid brew, easy porch-drinker or food pairing beer.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Jibe pours a copper color, lots of bubbles, a big, long lasting lacing head. No aroma. Taste is crisp and creamy, pretty sweet, some hops, but its more malty. Good body and feel. Overall, it's easy drinking (as it should be), but too sweet, and then the off setting bitter flavors just don't blend in.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly murky golden color. The head is 2 finger, white, frothy. Retention is good, and nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is a mellow sight citrus aroma. Very light aroma.
Taste - slightly bitter, slight hops, some malt. Fairly well balanced, and none of the flaors are overpowering.
Feel - a bit watery, and lighter bodied, but to be expected with a lower ABV beer.
It's ok overall, but nothing I'd look too hard to find.

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Photo of haines710
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from can that I picked up at a local bottle shop. Nice golden color and beautiful fruity smell. Taste is bitter and very hoppy without fullness I like in an IPA. Good for session

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Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear dark golden brew with a fine-grained lip of foam in the Rodenback goblet. A whiff of lemon and melon. Crisp, very crisp on the tongue. Light body that is somehow substantial with plenty of spritz. Resiny yet watery.

Club soda flavor with a very bitter aftertaste. All hops and no play. Reasonable quaff for the ABV of Utah supermarket beer. But still too bitter as generally seems to be the case for these lightweight IPAs. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Barons Market on West Point Loma.

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Photo of ThePold
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can into a glass. Pours with little head, minimal lacing. Nose is good and holly, looks light gold, like a lager, but more cloudy. Taste is like a light IPA, and it's got very little alcohol, so a good one to pound while in the wood shop.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can with a best by date of 10/19/17. Sampled on August 24, 2017.

It pours a golden yellow with a quick white fizzy head that fades to a ring. Good clarity.

The aroma has some herbal, floral, and pine characters to it with the soft white bread playing up underneath.

The mouthfeel is mostly light.

The herbal character seems to be the biggest I pick up in the taste with a little floral aspect to it. But this ends with a long-lasting dry bitter bite.

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Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz can served in lager glass in July 2017.

Pour is medium amber; Clear with an off-white head that has very limited retention.

Aroma: floral and fruity hop notes with honey and a faint touch of pine.

Flavor: herbal and citrus notes with subtle pine, reflecting multiple hop varieties. Mild bitterness. Detectable malt contribution but certainly hop forward.

Feel - medium body and lively carbonation; dry.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


A: Hoppy with aromas of citrus, light pine, and dank.

A: Golden color, clear, with a thin white uniform head that has decent retention with very light lacing in the glass.

T: Hop flavors upfront with citrus, pine, dank and resin with a light hop bitterness and dry finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has lots of hop aromas and full flavor with very little accompanying alcohol, though it drinks more like an XPA. All in all, very easy to drink and sessionable.

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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a patch of lacing, a narrow ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass, and large specks of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of orange citrus and pine are present in the nose.
T: The taste seems to only have flavors of citrusy hops (with no pine) and has a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is definitely sessionable, but I would consider this to be more of a "Session APA" than a "Session IPA" because it isn't that bitter.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Stockatron
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very clear not much on the nose, faintly hoppy. Decent taste with good bitterness, not too thin for a 4% beer. A good session one, I would probably choose Founders All Day over it.

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Photo of jlindros
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No canning date...
Pours a big fluffy pillowy head that fades at a med pace with sticky lacing, crystal clear pale yellow color.

Nose is quite unique, pine sap, juniper, fruity berry notes that mix with the juniper for like a wintergreen gooseberry kinda thing, or maybe an anise licorice thing, a little citrus rind, lots of rind but little fruit, a bit lemony. That's about it.

Taste brings bitter hops, quite grassy and a bit leafy, piney as well with a little more juniper thing going on, but also fruity bubble gum and a little melon, touch of clementine citrus and some rind, little to no malt. Fair bitterness, turning a bit spicy on the back end, actually quite bitter as it dries, almost like a XPA style, long lingering bitter spicy grassy hop finish.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb.

Overall eh, nothing special, nose was really weird, taste was OK, somewhat session but that's not really very sessionable with how bitter and long the finish is, but drinkable.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light clear gold with lots of rising bubbles. Smells of light citrus and hops. Tastes of citrus, slightly bitter hops, and malt. Medium light mouthfeel. Overall a nice and refreshing session IPA.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Heavy blonde color with enough busyness in the effervescent bubbles to make it look slightly opaque. Head is rocky and 2 fingers tall, stark white.

Aroma is of fresh papaya and melon, with hop aromas and some pale malts.

Flavor is pretty sharp, with plenty of piney flavors, followed by fresh fruit rinds and bitter cracker. Some faint bread comes up in breaths after the finish, but a very resiny bitterness is left on the palate. I describe it as good but is really only a 3.5 in total.

Feel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall, a bit off-balance for me. It's still not bad though. Drink without regret.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear straw golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, grass, decent resinous tones for a session IPA; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with plenty of hop flavor. Not bad.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow with nice foam and good lacing. Smell is great, floral notes, citrus, and hops abound. Taste is very good, full on IPA, you get tons of floral and citrus with a little dryness that just all works so well. This is an outstanding beer for all day consumption and full flavor without the heavy ABV. Excellent!!!

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of pine, citrus and toasted caramel. Citrusy sweet with a piney bite and sweet toffee.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - Straw yellow with clarity, with 1 finger of head

S - Hug hop aroma, pine and grapefruit

T - Extremely hoppy, west coast style, piny. Very tasty

F - light carbonation and thin body.

O - It does taste like a sessional West Coast IPA. Extremely hoppy, and very tasty. One of the better Session IPA's I have had

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Photo of Kinger22
4.41/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a very tropical and light-drinking session. It pours a golden yellow with a very small head on it. The smell is cascade hops and fruit, and the taste follows suit with a balance of bitterness and sweetness.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Best by 01/02/2017 printed on the bottom of the can. The nose is extremely aromatic and filled with hops. The taste is extremely light bodied with a crisp hoppy finish, very drinkable.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light, golden color, clear, with a bubbly, white head that reduces to a solid film across the glass. Aroma is light hops, floral and citrus. A bit of bread malt as well. The flavor is good for a session IPA. Many complain of how watery such beers are, but what do they expect? This one is fairly flavorful, citrus and floral with a bit of maltiness. Very crisp and refreshing. Not bad for a session beer.

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Photo of 57md
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with a half finger of white head. The nose is adequately hoppy. The flavor tastes pretty much like every session IPA - watery and thin.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty big flavor from a particularly low-abv (4.0%) Session IPA. Nice, polished-flax color, good turbidity, good bubbles; great aromatics—juicy lemon, orange-flower, sea oats, white tea, sweet white pepper—all form an inviting foreground. The flavors are very fresh, with equal measures of crispness and smoothness, to make for a very sessionable pale ale. There's some nice lemon-drop qualities, some galangal-like bite, very drain grain flavors, a subtle, pink-peppercorn zestiness, very good carbonic sizzle on the mid-palate, and some slightly-agave-inflected wild-sage bitters on the finish. A good use of three great hops—Simcoe, Cascade, and (one of my favorites) Amarillo—to produce a dry-malted, easy-drinking but lush, floral and juicy and zesty, and altogether (as promised by the can) golden, vibrant sipper. Sort of surprise this doesn't rate a bit better to the BA crowd.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.06/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass best by 1/02/17. Pours a very attractive golden yellow, with a two finger fluffy white head that leaves behind some sticky lace.

Smell is pine, floral hops, fresh cut grass, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows but more pronounced pine, cut grass, a little soapy, and a nice grapefruit zing in the finish.

Body is lite and crisp, lots of prickly carbonation, maybe a hint of dryness, and amazing drinkability.

Overall this is really nice, how 65 IBUS and only 4 % ABV collide is astounding. Really a nice session IPA.

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