Steady Rollin' Session IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Steady Rollin' Session IPASteady Rollin' Session IPA
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3.83/5
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Steady Rollin' Session IPASteady Rollin' Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Refreshing and light-bodied with bright grapefruit and passionfruit aromas. Brewed with Harrington 2-Row Base Malt, Crystal 45 Malt, Mosaic Hops.

50 IBUs

Added by ThatsThatDude on 08-31-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,347
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
186
pDev:
7.57%
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0
 
 
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Photo of nodder
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moodyxc9
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trboley
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is time to begin wrapping up my Kleveland visit as a part of New Beer Sunday (Week 655). I have run through all but one of my Platform beers & I have something else in mind for that one. I raise a glass in tribute to Great-Aunt Rita & Great-Uncle Max of Parma, Ahia, both now long gone. I had a blast of a visit with them in 1989 & with Rita a couple of times subsequent to that, including the blizzard of 1994. I still have (-removed) cousins in the area, but I maintain my animosity during NFL football season.

From the bottle: "Inspired by the Great Lakes region (our big backyard), our single hop Session IPA is brewed for days when you can only guess the time based on where the sun sits in the sky."

I Pop!ped the cap & gave it an aggro pour, having been (mostly) gentle with my CANs today. This raised an unbidden, unswirled two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, prompting a late-night visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all of whom had spent the afternoon on my couch watching football. Nose smelled of lemongrass, very pleasant and lightly bitter. 50 IBUs, to be exact. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was light and refreshing, very lemony with a biscuit malt backbone. I have mentioned Enrico's Biscotti in Pixburgh's Strip District in the past & here was another example of their lemon biscotti in liquefied format. Mmm. Very tasty. Finish was dry, refreshing, but still not enough to satisfy my AIPA itch. YMMV.

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Photo of Budlum
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste: snappy dry floral hoppy notes. Same with the nose. Amber/Gold color, clear, with a foamy head and sticky lattice of lace. Medium body. Crisp and easy to drink. 50 IBUs

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3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Beer pours orange and yellow with a large fluffy white head. Smells of citrus and earthy hops. Tastes of light backbone of sweet grain with floral and citrus hops. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. best by 8/24/17, so just under the wire here.

looks pretty nice, fair amount of light carbonation bubbles, lovely pale golden yellow body, nice white head, quite pretty lacing.

aroma is a nice mix of of grapefruit/mango.

taste is similar to the nose, fruit flavors released by the hops used. There is a faint cattiness.

A touch above medium on the mouth, there is a somewhat unpleasant sour/bitterness to the finish though.

Overall, other than the finish, which i mostly avoided by taking frequent slugs (Thank you sessionability) this was one of the nicer session ipas I've tried.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Lively, fizzy, very little head but a frothy lace. Lighter amber color.
S: Deep (lots) of fresh grapefruit. That's it. My kind of hops. I keep trying to find anything else, but that's it.
F: Surprisingly, not much bitter except on the outer sides of the tongue . Controlled hint of bitter at the end. Creamy.
T: Peppy, yet not strong. It smells of grapefruit but has no real strong assertion of anything that leads/points to an IPA. There are bits of flavors that are the usual suspects, but it's as if they have all been cut in half. Dare I say, almost like some light beers?
O: Is there such a thing as a session IPA? Maybe the IPA grade school. I enjoyed this well enough and would say that it may be too strong for even novices to the craft IPAs or pales. Still, that may be the target so it's good for that.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a bright gold with an average head. The aroma is fairly light, but dense, with grapefruit peel, pineapple, guava, passion fruit, and dusty wood. The flavor is bright, with a mostly tropical core of passionfruit, guava, and pineapple, with biscuit malt character, and a dusty, woody, slightly resinous edge, with a really solid and lasting bitter finish. The mouthfeel is quite light, with lively carbonation and and dry finish. Overall this is a decent little beer, but it does feel hollow, and hallmark of the less stellar session IPA. Still it is good and very drinkable.

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2.91/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sparkly amber with a thick, airy foam head leaving sparse spongy lace.

Smell is citrusy lemon and orange, corn, grass, hay, bread and a bit of that metallic note I often get from GLBC beers. As it gets towards the bottom of the glass I start to detect hints of buttery biscuit.

Taste is bread, corn, bitter heart of romaine, and lemon rind. They can call it a "session IPA," but I'd call it a Pale Ale or even a Blonde...it's actually closing in on Lager territory, if not for the fermentation method.

Body is medium-light with a light froth and wet finish. Actually, this is fairly sessionable and quaffable, but it's a very classic, mostly bitter beer, which a lot of people seem to be turning back to after the haze craze.

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Steady Rollin' Session IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 186 ratings