Schlafly Sessions IPA

When I went to make a beer run today, I got a very cool surprise. I got a key to the new brewery in Cherry Hill, Forgotten Boardwalk. I didn’t think that I could actually find one, so the fact that I found one by happenstance was pretty cool. Anyways, I picked up a pack of these brews last week. Let’s see if I enjoyed this one.

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ABV: 4.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Sessions IPA is a smooth golden ale packed with the bold flavor and aroma of American hops. We crafted it in the spirit of the low gravity IPAs common in the UK where the style stands for hoppy, not heavy. India Pale Ales (IPAs) were first brewed in England during the late 1700s for export overseas to British soldiers in India. To keep their beer from spoiling during the long voyage, English brewers fortified their traditional pale ale recipes with hops as a natural preservative. Today, the term IPA is used for many full flavored beers along a wide array of recipes.”

Random: The one day my other half is gone, the Phillies have an off day. I have no words.

This brew poured with a three finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly, yet left no lacing on my IPA glass. The body was a clear, moderately carbonated amber color. The nose was mild for the style with some grass and floral hops. The taste was even more subtle for the style. It had some grass, a touch of pine resin and light malt backbone as well. There was some citrus pith present as well, but it wasn’t the dominant flavor. The body was on the lighter side with moderate carbonation. The finish was pretty quick and was mostly towards the side of caramel malt. This was a really nice session beer and one that I see myself buying throughout the summer. This one is definitely worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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