Metamodern Session IPA
Oasis Texas Brewing Company

Metamodern Session IPAMetamodern Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #401
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,616
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
254
From:
Oasis Texas Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  16
Gots
  67
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Metamodern Session IPAMetamodern Session IPA
Notes: Citra and Mosaic cosmically coalesce in this juicy, transcendent beer thanks to a special technique called “hop-bursting”.
Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 254 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers, especially for hot Texas summers. To me the taste is very prevalent with grapefruity tartness, not too sweet or bitter, followed by a clean, crisp piney finish.

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halebop from Texas, Jul 03, 2019
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I just tried this Session IPA, and I thought it was pretty good, a tad mild, but it is good in the heavy Texas heat.

Look: clear golden with a thick bubbly white head

Aroma: grapes, citrus, pine

Taste: The flavor is floral/pine, citrus, white grapes, overall quite mild for an IPA.

Feel: light feel.

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Photo of Gatch
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm surprised the average is so high. This is pretty darn mediocre. Happy to see a new beer at Portside, though. This is like a malty lager type session IPA. The pitcher was good but in no way would I call this a session IPA, at least not in modern terms.

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Gatch from Rhode Island, Feb 09, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Light gold with a fingernail of off white on top. The aroma is of floral and citrus hops. I'm tasting citrus and floral hops along with some light malt. The mouth offers light stickiness and chewiness.

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Franziskaner from Missouri, Sep 26, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lovely session IPA with citrus smell and grapefruit taste. Just the right amount of bitterness leaves a clean aftertaste. Not too much of a head. Poured into glass 12 oz beer mug. Overall all one of the best session IPAs I've had which means you can drink a few without being overcome with too much hoppiness.

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Photo of thebits
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from 6/27/17 poured into tulip.

Pours a pale yellow-amber color with little to no head. Mild aroma of citrus and mango. Taste very fruit-forward but finished herbal; great blend between the Mosaic and Citra hops. Being a session the taste isn't cloying and fades quickly making this an extremely drinkable beer.

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thebits from Texas, Jul 27, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, wine glass, canned 5/18/17.

Typical golden rod ale with a sudsy white head. This modern session IPA is just slightly hazy. That good finger of head leaves just a few vapor trails of lace on the glass.

Floral, white pepper, white grapes, yellow grapefruit hop aromas. Musty.

Crisp is my first impression. Citrus hops, lychee, white grapes overlay a very pleasing crisp grainy malt base.

This an effervescent and refreshing beer. It has lots of bubbles and a light body.

This is one of my top session IPAs. It doesn't feel less than it's big brothers, but manages to be more refreshing than them.

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brewerburgundy from California, Jul 26, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 4-12-17 from Specs in San Antonio. No canning date visible.

Beer literally exploded upon opening and i lost about 40% of the contents. Not sure if it is because of age and the flight back to Phoenix but never experienced this before. Was able to pour the remaining contents which was golden with a nice white head that had some hang time.

Nose was light tropical and citrus.

Taste was citrus and some mango with a light pine finish.

Feel was refreshing and light as per the style.

Overall this is a very well made beer as design - kudos to the brewer. But i almost always find that session IPAs like this are frustrating as i am wanting more oomph (flavor impact) from the beer.

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arizcards from Arizona, Jul 13, 2017
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3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a good, solid session IPA. Hazy amber color. Smells sweet and citrusy. Tastes buttery and woodsy, with a tart aftertaste. Likewise, it feels buttery and delightfully effervescent on the way down.

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Photo of The_Epopt
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice session. Been really liking Oasis after a visit to the brewery. Light body, with full hop flavor but not a bomb, floral nose that is satisfying. And , you can drink two and feel more or less fine.

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Gold pour with thick, tight white head; long lasting cap and heavy lacing; excellent clarity. Orange juice nose. Bitter lemongrass up front; earthy pine middle; citrus finish. Medium lite mouthfeel and moderate plus carbonation. Bitter linger. Lite and very drinkable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

awesome beer right here, on tap at braindead brewing, which is a fantastic spot in its own right. my first beer from oasis and its a good one. very hazy and yellow orange in color, looks east coast all the way, a little unrefined in the finishing, but i am totally into that. good inch of white head too. smells nice, the citra for me is out in front of the mosaic, but this all of a sudden really popular combination of hops is on wonderful display. as common as this hop duo is now, this is one of the better expressions of it, it could not be more forward in nose and taste, makes my mouth water, juicy and a little sweet and even a little tangy on the aroma. very little bitterness in the flavor but the hops linger forever, the flavor, for once (in a session beer like this), is as good as the aroma, we need more like this. lemons and orange peel come to mind, some light pepper from somewhere, and even red apple for a second, fresh like cider. there is a ton of body on this though, which i like in general, but it diminishes the session aspect of it for sure. low alcohol, but still not particularly easy drinking for a beer that is meant to be. the flavor and nose on this are just awesome, and this has me really excited about oasis texas brewing moving forward. definitely one to seek out.

edit: great with grilled and asian inspired foods too, juicy and fruity compliment to these heavier and distinctive flavors. yum!

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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade. A bit of a miss for me. Pours a light clear yellow with a thick foam. This lead to the rest of the beer lacking some carbonation for a session ipa. The aroma was quite nice. Definitely aggressively hopped. The hop taste was nice in the sip, but the beer was overly sweet. Lots of malt in this one, with maybe some adjunct sweetness like corn or rice. Finish could definitely be drier.

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hardysf from Michigan, Mar 20, 2016
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3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a canned 6 pack for ~$7. Medium head that dissipated quickly. Smell pretty nice with a lot of the fruity notes I would expect from mosaic hops but also smells strongly of some more typical hop flavors as well. Medium carbonation, thin body, and fairly thin on flavor. For the price, I may buy it again, but if it were ~$10/6 pack, absolutely not.

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ccheng9 from Texas, Mar 18, 2016
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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives amber, with a well built head, a fair amount of lacing lingers here and there

Smell: Tropical fruit and pine tones

Taste: All hops here, with both tropical fruit and pine tones balancing each other out; the finish was dry but nicely bitter

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I can see this as being a go to beer all summer long if I lived in Austin

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brentk56 from North Carolina, Mar 16, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear, golden body with a fluffy, tall white head. Biscuit malt, cracked pepper, floral hops, citrus. Juicy and bready at the same time. While I normally shy away from what I would describe as balanced IPAs, I find this beer refreshing and delicious. A little more body on such a small ABV beer really helps to round out the flavor. Everything comes together harmoniously. Light and body and highly drinkable, this would be a great beer for the warm weather seasons. Solid.

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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia, Mar 01, 2016
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5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An excellent offering from Oasis. A clean IPA full of flavor without too high an ABV. Would love to see Oasis distribute this one further. Favorite "session" IPA.

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Photo of mpk_tx
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first time trying a beer from Oasis (although I have spent countless days right across Lake Travis from them). This is a great-looking pale and cloudy sessionable IPA with a light bitterness and pleasant citrus sweetness. This would be a hell of a summer beer. I really enjoyed it and I will drink it again.

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mpk_tx from Texas, Feb 19, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There is nothing like opening a box from the mighty JenRay who routinely sends me CANs from Texas! This one arrived recently and since an approved pic already exists, I am going to dive right in. Man, is this ever trippy! The graphics look great on the CAN.

From the CAN: "Generally Southern [-] Primarily Ameri{CAN]"; "Citra and Mosaic cosmically coalesce in this juicy, transcendent beer thanks to a special technique called 'hop-bursting.' Deliberately small. Beyond modern."; "I wanna go home with the armadillo".

As to that last, I go for flamingos, but to each, his/her own. I Crack!ed it open and CANmenced a gentle Glug that raised a finger of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a slightly hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose smelled of grapefruit-citrus, but I know that so many of these "Session IPAs" use aroma hops & so I don't get terribly excited as a result. This one came through in terms of its taste, though. It was very grapefruit-like in its bitterness, but not so overly done as to be puckering. Finish was dry, citrusy, but not so much as to be off-putting. I still CANnot get wildly excited about such beers, but again, to each, his/her own.

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woodychandler from Pennsylvania, Jan 07, 2016
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance is slightly hazy and light copper in color (almost opaque). Head is a good three fingers thick with excellent retention and lacing around the glass.

Smell is earthy hops, pine, and citrus (grapefruit) with some onion from the Mosaic.

Taste is piney and earthy hops, onion, biscuit and citrus (grapefruit, peach, melon, lime). I didn't notice a ton of malt, but it serves as a nice backbone for the hops. This beer is fairly dry but well balanced with medium to low bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied (great for a session) with a slightly oily/buttery aspect. The carbonation is moderate (slightly high) but well placed.

Overall, this is an outstanding session IPA that is very flavorful yet easy to drink. The balance is great, and the citra and mosaic create a great hop profile.

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thatche2 from Georgia, Dec 05, 2015
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great session IPA. It smells like I'm stuffing my face in a bag of hop pellets. It's floral and grassy at first, then turns juicy as it warms. The underlining toasty malts appear briefly to punch up the character, but then earthy and peachy hops roll through the semi-dry finish. Go find some.

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tempest from New York, Oct 28, 2015
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4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a tall pint tumbler.

Never heard of this beer before, but it pours a slightly turbid, bright yellow with a big fluffy 2-3 finger head that leaves a nice sample of lacing throughout. What immediately stands out to me is an enticing lemondrop candy aroma, backed subtly by slightly herbaceous notes and a hint of spent grains to balance. With most session brews, brewers seem to nail the nose but lose all that glorious, anticipated flavor. Not this one! The taste almost perfectly mimics the aroma, lemon peel, candied citrus, just the right hint of baked bread for spot-on balance. High & tight carbonation, absolutely crush...err, sessionable. They didn't lie! If this was local I'd plow through these by the case. So friggin' good, possibly my favorite session ale out there right now.

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markgugs from New Jersey, Oct 22, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a pint glass, no canning date

A- pours a hazy bright pale yellow color with a one-finger creamy and foamy white head that retains long after the pour, eventually turning thick and creamy

S- big burst of grapefruit citrus hops up front along with aromas of grass, mango & a hint of pine. Slightly bready sweet malt rounds it out

T- mixture of citrus & earthy hops up front with notes of grapefruit, melon & grass, crisp toasted finish

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish, high drinkability

O- on of the better session IPA's that I've had, plenty of hoppy goodness with superior drinkability

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Aug 26, 2015
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a terrific example of a session
I can't really agree or understand a review that references watered down.
I don't think the intent was to act like a 7%.
Aroma, taste, and feel are all there.

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Photo of popery
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent pale ale. The beer is a tan yellow color, completely clouded over. The head is a thick blanket of white foam that leaves behind lots of lacing. Very good retention. The aroma is tropical fruit and citrus hoppiness. Tangerine, pineapple, peach, a little lime peel edge, lemon. Good stuff. It’s fresh and fairly juicy. Little malt character present, maybe just a bit of crackery grain. The taste is mildly bitter with decent hop flavor, pretty good for 4.5% abv, really. Light feel on the palate. Fairly soft with a bit of prickly from the carbonation. Tangerine, pineapple and lime notes bouncing around on top of a dusty, piney base. Again, not much malt contribution, which is a plus for me. This beer is right in line with the new wave of hoppy beers and reminds me of a Cellarmaker pale ale. It’s very easy to drink and quite refreshing.

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popery from California, Aug 02, 2015
Metamodern Session IPA from Oasis Texas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 254 ratings