Drake’s Alpha Session โ€“ Unleashing the Hops in a 3.8% ABV Quencher

Appearance: Exhibiting a vivacious yellow gold hue, this session beer flaunts a tight, white, creamy head that graces its pour into a pint glass.

Aroma: An olfactory journey through tangerine, grapefruit, and a hint of spice sets the stage for what promises to be a hop-infused experience.

Taste: Entering the palate with a bold interplay of grapefruit, pine, and an earthy grainy yeast profile, the beer concludes with a clean, fruity, and lingering bitterness. Yet, in the realm of nuances, it falls just shy of the enchanting wizardry of some competitors.

Mouthfeel: Treading the fine line between watery and having average carbonation, the mouthfeel offers a moderate experience that aligns with the sessionable nature of the brew.

Overall: While the Alpha Session exudes a commendable spirit, positioning itself as a favorite in the “new” styles, it falters slightly when compared to counterparts like Ballast Point Even Keel and the San Diego Session Ale. The missing link here is that elusive element capable of convincing your senses that you’re sipping on a colossal, dry IPA, a trick that its competitors master more convincingly.