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HOPPY SESSION ALE WEEK: STATE OF MIND REVIEW

By: Crystal Luxmore

So just WTF is a Session IPA? I like to define it as an ale that’s aroma and dry-hopped with American or New World (Aussie or Kiwi) hops but balanced by a lower alcohol body, of no higher than 4.9% ABV.

All of this week, I’ll post a new review on the blog of a different hoppy Session ale that’s available to quaff in Ontario.

So how does Hamilton’s Collective Arts’ State of Mind, (which is now on tap at a few beer bars in Ontario, and will hit the LCBO in April) score?

It drinks like a summer afternoon in the tropics: soft aromas of mango and mandarin orange beckon, and with the first sip blossom on the palate: sweet, juicy mango, orange juice and then orange rind, moving to softer pineapple notes before finishing dry on bitter notes of grapefruit and orange peel. I love the super soft mouthfeel, the carbonation is dialled down and the body is light and fluffy (is there wheat in here?). The trim body makes it great for summertime drinking.

Read full post here.

2 Responses to “HOPPY SESSION ALE WEEK: STATE OF MIND REVIEW”

  1. Please let me know when this will be available at the LCBO and beer store. Thanks.

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