Beer of the Weekend #823: Session X Nugget

The beer of the weekend is Session X Nugget, brewed by the Iowa City Brewlab of Iowa City, Iowa.

The color is clear, clean, medium gold. A finger of beige, thick, bubbly head dissipates slowly, leaving lacing stuck to the glass and a bubbly skim. The aroma is light but spicy and herbal with scents of rye, light malt, caramel, and chocolate (oddly). The flavor is amazing. Wow! It’s spicy and herbal but is perfectly balanced so nothing is out of proportion. There are flavors of light malt, caramel, and vanilla. The spice does begin to provide a nice bite as the beer continues to warm. Wooo — this is good stuff!

Fun facts about Session X Nugget:

• Style: American pale ale.

• Price: $9 for a 32-ounce growler fill.

• Alcohol content: 5.3 percent ABV.

• IBU: 32.

• Session X is a series of single-hop beers. Each batch uses a different hop.

• This batch of Session X uses Nugget hops that were grown by Buck Creek Hops of Solon, Iowa.

The Quiet Man’s grade: A.

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