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Hoppiest Sessionable Ale

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Rizalini, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Rizalini

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    Like many, I am a HUGE hophead, but high ABVs limits me to just 1 a night or so. I was wondering what is the hoppiest low ABV IPA out there.

    Cheers!
     
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    Central Waters Hopsessional was pretty hoppy...
     
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    Headwaters pale ale
     
  4. ThisWangsChung

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    Lagunitas DayTime <3
     
  5. tectactoe

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    Ale la Reverend by Shorts, but it's seasonal and not easy to find. All Day IPA has a nice hop bite and bitterness, and it's only about 4.7% ABV.
     
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    I also vote for DayTime. Was lucky to get this the first day it was available in San Francisco, so it was super fresh.

    I'm looking forward to trying All Day IPA.
     
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    Stone Levitation. Pretty hoppy and clocks in at 4.2% I believe
     
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    This one.
    [​IMG]

    HopHands. 4.8%. Tired Hands.
     
  9. GetMeAnIPA

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    Torpedo is hoppy, damn tasty, easy to find and wallet friendly.

    It's my golfing beer. Even when it warms up the beer stays very drinkable.

    It's not a low ABV IPA but its not high. You could drink 4 no problem.
     
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    Fremont 77 select is pretty hoppy and I can knock those back at a pretty healthy click without doing too much damage.
     
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    You mean Surly Abrasive isn't sessionable?
     
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    Drake's 1500
     
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  13. HokiesandBeer

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    I love Torpedo, it's a great beer, but coming in at 7.2% in no way would that be considered "sessionable."
     
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    21st Amendment Bitter American- may not be the hoppiest, but still damn good!
     
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    Haverhill Leatherlips
     
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    Founders All Day IPA was the first one that came to mind. I'd also add Lagunitas Day Time and 3F's Zombie Dust. I consider those three (especially All Day) my "light" beer.
     
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    I've also heard All Day and Daytime. I've been liking Otter Creek's Hop Session Ale. One of the only OC beers I enjoy
     
  18. BeerLover99

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    No love for Half Acre Daisy Cutter (5.2%ABV + 60 IBUs)?
    So delicious, flavorful and not too heavy...I could drink it all day
    really miss that beer and brewery from Chicago/Great Lakes area. :(
     
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    Brewdogs Nanny State - it's under 1% iirc

    Shame it's hideous :D
     
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    Lagunitas Day Time... very sessionable on hot summer day
     
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    Define sessionable...
     
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    Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream Session IPA (5% abv)
    Founders All Day IPA (4.7% abv)
    Lagunitas DayTime (4.65% abv)
    North Peak Wanderer Session IPA (4.2% abv)

    *They're all seasonals..
     
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  23. GetMeAnIPA

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    Dep
    I put a sixer of torpedoes down somewhat regularly. It's my go to beer when I am golfing, or BBQin some ribs or tri-tip. For that I consider it sessionable. However, I am usually fairly faded. I view sessionable as, can I drink a lot of it without it being too much and torpedo fits that bill.

    I completely see your point and wouldn't disagree.
     
  24. NHbeerfishing

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    Hill Farmstead Edward, its very good and only 5.20. Most of the pale ales they make(Riwaka,Simcoe etc)up there are lowish abv and high taste. A growler of Edward won't put you face down on the couch like one of Double Galaxy or Abner. Went up yesterday and grabbed a few Edward, Harlan and Double Galaxy. Really miss the Susan, just the best single IPA that I've had.
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    I was going to post this exact same question yesterday...creepy. Great minds think alike!
     
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    Haven't had the chance to try most of these suggestions, so I won't claim that this is "the hoppiest"--but if you can find Uinta Wyld: try it.
     
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  28. rodlavers

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    Exactly. Daisy Cutter, All Day IPA, and Day Time are my picks for sessionables
     
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    Shut the Hell Up from the (former) Alchemist brewpub. I have been bugging them via facebook and twitter to bring it back in cans...

    Super hoppy and 3.3% ABV.
     
  30. LegalBrew87

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    The correct answer is Hoppy Birthday
     
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    It's also not true that it contains more hops than any beer ever brewed in the UK. 60 kilos per 20 hl only works out to about 10 lbs per 36-gallon barrel. Plenty of 19th-century beers with more hops than that.
     
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    I too really like North Peak's Wanderer. Haven't tried All Day IPA yet and look forward to trying it.
     
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    Definitely daisy cutter
     
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    Founders Harvest Ale or Surly Wet.
     
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    Carton Boat beer 4.3%!
     
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    ^ This
     
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    THIS. and also Row 2, Hill 56 from RR. Neither is easy to get though. Sucks.
     
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    I came here to say Jabby Brau. Technically, I know it's not an IPA, but is certainly hoppy enough to taste like one. Coming in at 4.5%, I could drink that stuff all day, every day.
     
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    I would definitely go with FW Pale 31. Super full flavored and under 5%
     
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