Kicker Session IPA

Kicker Session IPA

Session India Pale Ale

Inspired by 24 hours of daylight, Kicker Session IPA is an anytime brew with fruity Citra and Amarillo hops and a burst of bright citrus Simcoe hop aroma.

Flavor

The hop-dominant flavor and aroma might make you think this is a “bigger” beer, but the drinkable, thirst-quenching attributes of Kicker are enhanced by a lower alcohol content. A light caramel or toffee malt background and light to medium body mouth feel make this session ale a satisfying brew. The aroma delivers a bright hop aroma of citrus, such as grapefruit and tangerine, with a light malt backbone. The hop flavors can be truly fruity, with tangerine and strawberry notes coming from Citra and Amarillo, and a grapefruit and pine taste from Simcoe and Mosaic hops.

Ingredients

Alaskan Kicker Session IPA is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops, and premium two-row specialty malts.  Our water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and the more than 90 inches of rainfall we receive each year.

Specifications

  • Original Gravity: 1.040
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • Bitterness: 45 IBU
  • Color: 9 SRM

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This is your basic great beer that goes with all the foods that need a refreshing balance to savory or salty dishes. Pub fare, barbecues, and especially anything coming off a shoreline grill in Alaska. 

History

“We want all the flavor, but not necessarily all the strength.” We have heard that from our loyal patrons in our Juneau tasting room for years. In craft brewing, it has seemed that with great flavor there can sometimes carry an additional alcohol strength, and that means enjoying fewer beers. But in remote locations in Southeast Alaska, one can get mighty parched. So we came up with a beer fit for an adventure in this rugged country. This is a beer that will be a loyal companion with you no matter where that adventure takes you.

The Story Behind the Label

In Southeast Alaska waters it is always a good idea to have a small backup engine — a kicker — on your skiff. Even if the main engine fails you, that little kicker will see you back to port. Your skiff’s kicker doesn’t have a lot of horsepower, but it will get you where you want to go and it is a steady friend to have for a long session of trolling for salmon.

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