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Sierra Nevada Single Hop El Dorado Session IPA

Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 4.6%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 40 IBUs. Single Hop Pack

Brewer Description: (from box) Each hop varietal has its own distinct flavor and aroma, which our brewers use in various combinations to create different flavors in our beers. Sometimes, though, we prefer to strip away those layers and let the bold flavor of an individual hop shine through. Discover the flavors of these unique single hops in this all-new pack of four hop-heavy beers.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.81
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can, packaged on 5th September 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear golden colour with a big three finger white head that had good retention and left lots of nice sticky lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit, mandarin, citrus zest, pear, with light malty biscuit, caramel, honey and hints of grass.
Taste: Orange, orange zest, lemon, light stone fruit, pineapple, hint of mango, grass and pine. Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice Session IPA. Light and easy to drink as it should be, with some good El Dorado influences.

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Omnipollo Arzachel

Brewery: Omnipollo
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: Session Imperial India Pale Ale. Brewed by Omnipollo at De Proef Brouwerij, Belgium

Brewer Description: (from website) Session IPA hopped like a Double IPA. Cheers.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 330ml bottle, with a best before date of 31st January 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw yellow orange colour with a big three finger frothy white head that had good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, grapefruit zest, citrus rind, lemon and pine.
Taste: Sweet and bitter, pineapple, mandarin, orange, grapefruit zest and rind.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Good strong and nice flavours in a Session IPA. Refreshing and nice to drink.

Gweilo IPA

Brewery: Gweilo Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 4.8%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: 50 IBUs. Core Range

Brewer Description: (from can) Gweilo IPA is a session style beer, perfect for the heat of Hong Kong. It is intensely dry hopped with Mosaic, creating a bold nose of melon, citrus and pine. This is nicely balanced by a malty backbone, delivering an IPA punching well above its weight.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 29th June 2019. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had excellent retention and left nice lacing.
Aroma: Orange zest, peel and rind, floral, honeydew melon, pine and a very small hint of caramel malt.
Taste: Light bitterness, biscuit malt, orange peel, bittersweet tea and a hint of lemon.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and refreshing Session IPA.

Brewski Mangofeber Session IPA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 3.5%
Style: American Session IPA
Other Notes: Session India Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) It is said that your first born will always carry a special place in your heart. As our first beer ever, Mangofeber has conquered tastebuds male and female, old and young, national and foreign. While we admit to always evolving this beer, so here is a light session version for anyone that wants to enjoy all the flavours with a little less “buzz” and a real “folkis” as we would say in Sweden.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 28th May 2019, ‘B5 sexonajpa’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very hazy dark straw yellow colour with a big three finger soapy white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse but sticky lacing.
Aroma: A bit light, but there’s juicy mango, mango peel, pine and grass with hints of hay, herbal and citrus peel.
Taste: Lightly bitter, bready malt, juicy mango, lime and pine.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Aroma was a bit light, and while taste was nice and juicy, the malt was a little stronger than I’d like.

Young Master Another One

Brewery: Young Master Brewery
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 3.3%
Style: American IPA
Other Notes: 10 IBUs. All Day Session Ale. Crushable, juicy, refreshing. Malts – All barley malt (four variety blend). Hops – American hops in the boil and flameout; Dry-hopped with a blend of American and Southern Hemisphere hops

Brewer Description: (from website) Crushable, juicy and refreshing, you will always want another one of this delightful session ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.79
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 946ml crowler, filled on 11th December 2017. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, grapefruit pith and rind, pineapple, mango with hints of grass and pine.
Taste: Light bready malt, sweet mandarin orange, orange rind, light bitterness on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and refreshing session ale.