Segal Ranch Session IPA by Green Flash is the latest release from Green Flash’s Hop Odyssey line and it is an Session IPA exploding with flavor at only 4.5% ABV. This great craft beer is stacked at 65 IBU with Tomahawk, Centennial, and Cascade hops all hand picked from Segal Ranch in Yakima, Washington. Segal Ranch Session IPA by Green Flash pours a golden straw color with a mild carbonation and the aroma has hints of citrus but the first taste is actually a mildly sharp pine with a bite of grapefruit and a mild finish of an almost tropical fruit, possibly leaning towards stone fruit with a hint of passion. What is I really liked about the Segal Ranch Session IPA by Green Flash is just how much amazing flavor it packed from all of the pine, resin, grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor with a nice sharp bit and still a very smooth malty backbone that I would almost have to say had a hint of what I’d have to guess was a victory malt with its mild biscuit taste. Either way this is a great craft beer to try on tap or in a bottle.
All Day IPA Session Ale by Founders Brewing comes in a 15 pack of cans which is a great value and a novel concept. This sessionable IPA at 4.7% ABV has a deep amber color with a mild to medium carbonation with a ton of hoppy flavors including a major grassy smell and flavor on the initial sip. When you think grass, you really don’t think good but the flavors seem to work really well together to give this mild IPA a lot of hop forward flavors and a nice punch overall. I see this as a little brother of Founder’s Centennial IPA which is an amazing beer with a great malt backbone. Founder’s never fails to impress with major flavors that seem to be perfectly balanced between the malts and the hops. For a great session craft brew at a great price, grab a 15 pack and share with friends.