Sambrook's have cleverly cashed in on the session IPA craze by naming their session IPA creatively, 'Session'. While it's not the most creative name, it does what it says on the tin.
Every brewery has one of these: a straight forward session IPA designed to be a cornerstone of a brewer's portfolio of beers. Sambrook's have made theirs really hoppy, using 5 different kinds of hops.
There's the US chinook variety that provides some bitterness, with the mosaic, simcoe, summit and ekuanot varieties providing the fruity flavours.
The aroma is pretty dank, with the hop varieties mixing to create a strong, fragrant smell from the moment you open the can and the pour.
The colour is golden, and it's got a lot of body with a thick white head. Initially the flavour is quite bitter, which is a theme that carries through the entire flavour profile. Due to this, the lighter, fruitier element of the hops is somewhat overshadowed and struggle to overcome the bitterness.
The aftertaste sees the bitterness subside a bit and it's more of a subtly sweet flavour. The carbonation really saves it and makes it a better beer, balancing the bitterness a little with some fizz.
The bright blue look is great and really helps it stand out, along with the bold white lettering with the name of the beer on the front.
The design of the can is subtle, using dark blue lines to draw out the topography and roads of the area around the brewery, with the odd dark blue detail to provide some contrast.
It's simple, but very effective and the pumpclip would definitely stand out on the bar.
You can get your hands on the Sambrook's session IPA from their web store, where they're just £2.75 and can come in packs of 6 or 12 as well as individual to build your own box.