Match Day Session IPA | Small Batch Beer Co.

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3.67/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Small Batch Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
smallbatchws.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Summer

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
pDev:
2.72%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Photo of brentk56
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The hazy amber liquid arrives capped by a rather small head that doesn't leave much lacing behind

Smell: Somewhat hoppy aromatics, with a touch of citrus and a hint of caramel malt

Taste: Light malt flavors on the front end with some citrusy elements building in the middle; a little flimsy, flavor-wise, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation; a bit aqueous

Overall: Like the sessionable character of this beer, even though the batch I tasted clocked in at 4.8%, if I recall correctly; the flavors could be a bit bolder but this is still decent

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at City Beverage (Food Truck Festival) in Winston-Salem, NC

A: Pours a hazy light golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy off-white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine hops with just the slightest hint of caramel malts underneath.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of caramel malt flavors with just a hint of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine hops. There is a light amount of slight sourness towards the finish as a result of the wet hopping (vs. typical dry hopping for this style of beer - session IPA). Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades very quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery but refreshing.

O: I thought this was my least favorite of the Small Batch beers that I tried today and I generally am a big fan of session IPAs - I think if it had been dry hopped, the hop flavors would have been a little more pronounced and there would not have been that slight sourness in the finish. Definitely easy to drink and it would be a good beer for tailgating in the warmer weather.

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Match Day Session IPA from Small Batch Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 4 ratings