Jibe Session IPA

California
United States
Green Flash beer Jibe Session IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Prepare to Jibe! With the wind at our back, we are changing direction. Guided by San Diego’s endless summer breeze, we navigate into new hop territory with Jibe Session IPA. Well-balanced, floral, citrus and vibrant hop character defines our idea of what a perfect session ale should be. At 4.0% ABV, this session is so good, we are trimming our sails and riding the wind.

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ABV: 
4.0%
IBUs: 
65
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

The session IPA can be a delightful beer, especially for the hophead who wants to keep their wits about them, while also drinking more than one or two beers. This one has a bold tropical fruit aroma, like passion fruit and guava are being squeezed right below your nose. A hint of caramel just sneaks through to create a very pleasant overall aroma. The color is straw, very bright, with an off-white, thin head that lingers. The flavor is grainy, slightly sweet (with a hint of caramel) and full of hop flavor, with a balanced bitterness. A slight harshness is present, possibly from hops, grains or both. The balance of the flavor leans toward the hops, as a normal American style IPA would be. Moderate carbonation and a medium-low body bring a touch of carbonic bite in the finish. This Session IPA makes for a very good showcase for fruity, American-style hops while delivering a full IPA character in a punchy, low-ABV brew.