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Episode # 297: Gondola Session

Life On Tap Episode #297: Gondola Session

Dan opens Gondola Session, a Session IPA from Common Roots Brewing Company, as his eighth beer from the NYS Craft Beer Box.

Common Roots Brewing Company Gondola Session

STYLE: Session IPA
ABV: 5.2%
AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce cans, Draft (Seasonal)

Stats above taken from the brewery’s can, website, and Untappd.


Light and golden in appearance with a centimeter or so tall head.


Orange leading off with a hint of tropicality behind it a la guava and under ripe pineapple and a hint of resin.


Citrus led the nose, but tropicality hits harder on the palate with the guava coming in spades followed by citrus notes and the finish with a hint of guanabana.


Pinch of dryness helps the weight from the mouthfeel, which is great for a session beer.


I would knock back a great many of these at the beach or similar venues for sure. Pairing-wise, lighter preparations of wings or fish (Mahi-Mahi) tacos that would meld with the tropical and citrus notes would probably sing.

Cheers and remember:

Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.

All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.
Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking Fools
Outtro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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