Infinite Session American Pale Ale Review


What type of beer is Infinite Session Pale?

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Infinite Session Pale is an American pale ale.

An American pale ale is a change up from the typical “English” pale ale. The original pale ale has an earthy, floral hoppy tone where the American version swaps in some heavily citrus and pine hops for a marked difference in hop flavour.

They are medium bodied with a medium malt content.

The Ingredients

Infinite Session tend to use the same ingredients to make all their beers so i don’t anticipate any surprises here.

Infinite Session Pale includes…

  • Water
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Wheat
  • Hops
  • Yeast

Nothing ground breaking here. The devil would be in the hop detail. America pale ales usually have one or more of the big 4 “C”s… Cascade, Centennial, Chinook or Columbus.

All will add citrus and pine tones to the mix.

The Nutrition

Infinite Session beers are usually on the skinny side which is an added bonus if the flavour is there too.

Values per 100ml or 100g
Alcohol0.5%
Calories 11kcal
Carbohydrate3.3g
Sugars2.8g
Infinite Session Pale Nutritional Stats

There aren’t a massive amount of beers with a lower total calorie per 100ml than 11kcal. Although a carb level of 3.3g per 100ml, whilst not huge (the average across all non alcoholic beers is 5g per 100ml), is still higher than i would have though to give you just 11kcal.

But i cant argue with them and i’m not about to try and work it out differently. That should be enough carbs and certainly sugar to create some decent body and mouthfeel for only 11kcal per 100ml

To read more about what isotonic is and how it affects beers, you can read about that here

The Look

Infinite have a rather plain but still recognisable trademark brand with the type of beer in middle. This America pale ale has green trim which seems to be the industry standard for a pale ale these days. 

The beer itself is a touch lighter than golden. It formed a reasonable head but it quickly dispersed.

The Aroma

You get a nice fresh citrus and pine smell from the first sniff. There is a slight smell of malted grains but it is downed in the fresh hops.

The Taste

Infinite make very good beers. I could just finish review there in fairness!

The very first taste or sensation I get is a creamy mouthfeel then a big wave of hoppy bitterness comes flowing over my palate.

There is plenty of pine and citrus with a hint of lighter floral notes. Not much tropical flavours to be had here.

In line with the sugar there is an undertone of sweetness but as there is plenty of bitterness, it doesn’t taste overly sweet.

I get plenty of body, it doesn’t feel too thin despite a low calorie count. 

The Verdict

This is a great flavoursome American pale with loads of pine and citrus hops mixed into an easy drinking beer.

The Score

8.5/10 – Going back over my notes and trying to benchmark this verus the IPA is difficult. They are both great beers.

Find out where this beer ranks compared to all the beers i have reviewed on my updated “Best Non Alcoholic Beers” page

Where to buy Infinite Session Pale?

You can buy this at Sober Sauce and get 5% off with code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE

You can try these at Wise Bartender as well, a brilliant non alcoholic retailer

For UK readers, Light Drinks has this and others, if you use code OPENINGTHEBOTTLE you get an additional 5% off

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Is Infinite Session Pale gluten free?

No, Infinite Session Pale is not gluten free

I have an entire article on non alcoholic beers and gluten if you want more information.

Is Infinite Session Pale vegan?

Yes, Infinite Session Pale is vegan friendly.

For more on vegan beers see my article on the matter. Why beers may or may not be and how to check.

Review Overview
SUMMARY

Going back over my notes and trying to benchmark this verus the IPA is difficult. They are both great beers.

4.3

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