CrossBones Session IPA
Heavy Seas Beer

CrossBones Session IPACrossBones Session IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #6,668
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,147
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 12.08%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
336
From:
Heavy Seas Beer
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  112
SCORE
81
Good
CrossBones Session IPACrossBones Session IPA
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Reviews by dmberger:
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3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of BeerDocT
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance 3.5: Pours out a hazy golden color with a decent 1/2" head. OK lacing.

Smell 4.0: Great nose on this beer. Powdery, pungent hoppiness and a light malt.

Taste 3.5: Front is dry with a slight hint of hops. Middle is where a subtle wave of hops comes in, but is dry with an almost distracting ability to dry out the palate. Finish is where an appealing but strange acidic hoppiness comes in, accompanied by a wild-yeast taste and a slight pepper spice. Aftertaste is dry, with an upper palate bitterness that lingers.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Good mouthfeel, but a little too dry.

Overall 3.5: Certainly better than Heavy Seas' "Gold," this beer proclaims itself to be a "session IPA" but I cannot see drinking more than one of these at a session. Ultimately, I find it too dry for sessioning. It would be fantastic with food and would not distract from the food. Good for a one-off tasting, this beer reminds me of a brew you would buy at a pub/brewery, enjoy with your meal and quickly forget.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wizzle32
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trickynicky
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CTHomer
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: slight haze; burnt orange in color; less than a 1 finger ivory head that receded quickly to a thin, uneven collar; little lacing;

S: earthy and herbal;

T: a moment of citrus, then floral through mid-palate; after that, it's earthy with a bit or sourness and bitterness; finish is short;

M: light to medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation;

O: I am usually a fan of beers from Heavy Seas, but I can't figure out what they're trying to do here; in my opinion, this doesn't stand up well to the style guidelines;

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Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Peaches13
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I only need a few more words

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Photo of cdm1313
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy dark yellow. Bubbly head
Smell of cat piss, amonia, lemons, mangos
The taste is very cat pissy.
Feel is slick and sticky

Not a fan of this one at all.

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Photo of Jrp54
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colin32
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Therealfootball
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaktcc
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arch578
3.11/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dillinger
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date, sample from the brewery.

Catering to the session beer fanatics, obviously sucked into the whole 4.5% and under mantra.

Thin lacing, clear pale copper hue. Fruit spicy slightly buttery nose is pleasant. Has a thin or wet character throughout though there is more than enough flavor going around, very much like a modern day English IPA ... lower in alcohol, just enough hops to grab your attention and quite drinkable. What the hell, call it a session IPA and it is American right? Enough of my banter, worth a try is what I am trying to sum up.

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CrossBones Session IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 336 ratings