Session IPA
Double Nickel Brewing Company

Session IPASession IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #6,327
Ranked #39,233
3.66 | pDev: 7.92%
Double Nickel Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Session IPASession IPA
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Eapressocycle from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy golden amber, head quickly dissipates with some lacing remaining
S - Not evident
T - Malty and well-balanced hops, tastes like a higher ABV than it is
F - Light carbonation, substantial mouth feel
O - Most session IPAs end up being bitter and thin like a failed Czech pilsner. This tastes like a classic New England IPA, except I can drink a couple and still be able to form complete sentences.

Aug 17, 2021
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Definitely sessionable...

I could probably drink a whole sixer of this stuff, if I really wanted to, which I don't necessarily want to. It's not a bad session beer, it's just not one of the better one's I have had. The taste was a bit watered down for my, well, taste and so the rest of it was kinda ho-hum. Again, it's not a bad beer, it's just I've had better session beers to date.

Aug 09, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a golden-amber color, somewhat cloudy with a slight white head. It came from a twelve ounce can and now rests in a clear pint glass. The aroma is IPA light, with a subdued malt and hop profile. This hits the points IPA drinkers want. There is a modest malt backbone which provides a little sweetness. There are definitely more hops, clean and bitter, than should be expected in a session beer. Yet, it seems to be as all inclusive in overall taste and mouthfeel as a full forced complete IPA. Want a good ale with less than a 5% ABV, here it is.

May 15, 2021
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, code 06/20/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into a Belhaven pub pint)

L: was clear yellow-amber liquid until the dregs spilled in, got mildly hazy with speckled sediment... maybe owing to the sediment, but the gummy-spongy, white foam collapses quick, leaving thin cap

S: orange, lemon, light caramel (malt)... bit of mango and sultana soon pushes out, then some lightly-toasty, delicately-bready pale malt, then a subtle floral perfume... nice intensity of aromas, nothing unique, a bit West-coasty?

T: rich rivulets of citrusy hops, moderately spicy-floral finish... one of those IPAs where the lightly-biscuity malt provides a firm foundation but buried in the aftertaste by spicy (grapefruit, lemon), mildly acidic-biting hop resins... again, nothing unique, but excellent intensity, with a hint of soft strident alcohol... did not know Sorachi Ace was in this, may enhance the lemony brightness of the hops; hmm, now I'm tasting it...

F: satiny resins, spicy hum in the aftertaste lit up a bit by the alcohol, softly undercut dry finish, powdery residual film giving a lil lip-smack... not quite as thin as most other session IPAs, though the absence of that lil bit of alcohol warmth is apparent, but the bitterness masks it

O: solid little spicy pale ale with a ton of hop flavor and enough bready backbone to satisfy this malt maniac... as I stated with their pilsner I just tried, glad I got over my disappointment with their Vienna lager to come around to trying these, both hitting some of the right spots with me (1496)

Aug 26, 2019
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours golden with long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal, citrusy hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Very nice brew.

Nov 05, 2018
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AndrewMichael from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, fitting, since I drank straight from it at the beach. It seems to have fallen off just a bit, was canned in December, so I've had it for a while. So it's a bit more malt forward than I prefer, but still good.

May 28, 2017
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Nickel Brewing Co. "Session India Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 12/2/16" and sampled on 1/20/17
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Slightly hazy deep-amber/copper colored body with golden highlights beneath a long lasting head of rocky off-white foam. Torn sheets of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Floral, citrusy, and lightly grassy hops over a caramelish malt base.

Taste: As the aroma suggests with added fruitiness, perhaps from the yeast, and perhaps from the hops, or both. It's also a touch piney as well in the dry finish. It doesn't smell quite as strong as it could an IPA, it could easily pass as a pale ale, but it definitely tastes like an IPA: it's solidly malty, hoppy, and bitter and it finishes dry with residual floral hops and bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied and crisp.

Overall: At 4.7% ABV you can hardly argue against it as a session IPA. Tasted blind I doubt I'd miss the extra percent or two of alcohol given its punch of hoppy flavor and bitterness.

Jan 20, 2017
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Gavage from Nevada

3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 1" head that lingers around a bit.

Smell: very light citrus and a hint of floral hops comes through to the nose.

Taste: mild caramel, hint of bread, some orange and lemon zest, and a floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish.

Overall: an easy drinking session IPA that is a bit mild on the flavor profile.

Dec 17, 2016
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

Very clean and clear copper-amber color with a slim white head. Some light lacing. Active carbonation.

Light pale malt aroma dominates the fruit and floral hops.

Hoppy, floral and some citrus. Light malt flavor.

Light body with some hope bite. Clean with no aftertaste. Lingering pleasant hop finish.

A pretty good Pale or session IPA, it works either way. The body and feel leans more to a session IPA. Not bad.

Mar 25, 2016
Session IPA from Double Nickel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 40 ratings