What's your favorite Session IPA?

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  1. BullDoza

    BullDoza Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2014 Texas

    Meta Modern from Oasis down here in Texas. Sounds like I need some Carton Boat in my life for this summer.
     
  2. DPRickli

    DPRickli Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2014 Massachusetts

    Rising Tide Maine Island Trail Ale is absolutely awesome. Give it a shot if you can get your hands on it.
     
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  3. BeerZar

    BeerZar Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2014 Ohio

    I'll go with Sunshine Daydream as well. Citra Session from Green Flash was pretty solid as well.
     
  4. Emmige1

    Emmige1 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2014 New York

    Peekskill Lower Standard
     
  5. fearfactory

    fearfactory Aspirant (296) Aug 12, 2012 Massachusetts

    You forgot to mention that it's in 16oz cans! Good stuff, had my first last week.
     
  6. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Pinner and Easy Jack. Pinner wins by a little bit. So damn light and so damn tasty. The perfect summer boat beer.
     
  7. MarkLikesBeer

    MarkLikesBeer Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Illinois

    21st Ammendment Down to Earth or Firestone Easy Jack. Both delicious with all the hop character of an IPA without the watered-down taste you get with some Session IPA's out there
     
  8. AshlandNacho

    AshlandNacho Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    A few have mentioned it but I have a tough time finding a better session beer than Carton Boat (also a +1 for Otter Creek Over Easy).
     
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  9. AshlandNacho

    AshlandNacho Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    Was psyched this got distro down in Mass this year (although it did take some of the fun out of it!)
     
  10. rmank

    rmank Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2012 South Carolina

  11. ECdOc

    ECdOc Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2004 Pennsylvania

    A week ago I'd have easily said carton boat as best hoppy session, but then I met night shift whirlpool this past week and brought home a case. I need to do a side by side to pick my favorite between the two. As far as style is concerned I love sessionable beer, but I have to say that these are really just over-hopped pale ales.
    Pale Ale (2015 BJCP)
    Vital Statistics:
    OG:
    1.045–1.060
    IBUs:
    30–50
    FG:
    1.010–1.015
    SRM:
    5–10
    ABV:
    4.5–6.2%
     
  12. ZachDow7

    ZachDow7 Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2014 Michigan

    Mine was a toss-up between Sunshine Daydream and All Day, my in-laws were just in St. Louis and brought me a 6'er of 4 Hands Contact High....changed my opinion on flavor as far as session beers go
     
  13. KurtE

    KurtE Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Illinois

    Lakefront's Extended play, love it.
     
  14. mikeg67

    mikeg67 Poo-Bah (2,344) Nov 12, 2010 New Jersey
    Society

  15. nkelley77

    nkelley77 Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2013 Massachusetts

    Two Roads Lil' Heaven. My go to fishing beer
     
  16. Rollinghops513

    Rollinghops513 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 Ohio

    I have been drinking some Cross Bones from heavy seas lately. Sunshine Daydream and Go To are both solid as well.

    A lot of the listings on this forum don't appear to be session IPA's. Just sayin'....
     
  17. AllDayAdams

    AllDayAdams Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Founders- All Day IPA. Hands down.
     
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  18. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,299) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
    Society

    i'll go with hopslam (just kidding) probably founders all day ipa
     
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  19. Bassnut54

    Bassnut54 Initiate (0) May 24, 2015 Missouri

    Stone Go To. I agree with Chrisjws.
     
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  20. Mark-Leggett

    Mark-Leggett Meyvn (1,099) Jul 30, 2014 Missouri

    Springfield Brewing Company: Day Pack
     
  21. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    I personally think the whole "session" IPA classification is pretty goofy, but Founders All Day is one of my favorite beers, whatever you want to call it.
     
  22. dental

    dental Devotee (417) Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
    Trader

    i'm not sure what my favorite is, but its definitely NOT white birch hop session ale. i dont know if i would even call this an IPA.
     
  23. wyoming

    wyoming Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2007 Wyoming
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    new belgium slow ride
     
  24. imfatsowhat

    imfatsowhat Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2013 California

    Ballast Point.... Grunion
     
  25. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,948) Apr 16, 2015 New York
    Society Trader

    All day
     
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  26. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,948) Apr 16, 2015 New York
    Society Trader

    Had their spruce session last night, very interesting.
     
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  27. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,658) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    All Day IPA is quite good!!!
     
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  28. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    I'm drinking Other Half's Small Green Everything right now and it tastes damn fine.
     
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  29. dental

    dental Devotee (417) Apr 2, 2014 Massachusetts
    Trader

    lagunitas daytime and otter creek over easy are 2 that i've enjoyed recently
     
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  30. Yargamo

    Yargamo Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2015 New York

    1) Otter Creek Over Easy
    2) Stone Go-To-IPA
     
  31. TBonez477

    TBonez477 Defender (632) Jan 15, 2015 Vermont
    Trader

    +1 on this one!
     
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  32. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,440) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
    Trader

    Harpoon Take 5 is surprisingly good. Not sure if it'd be my favorite, period, but it's extremely good and hasn't gotten any love here yet. It actually has some discernible malt character!!
     
  33. RBowers

    RBowers Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Virginia

    Foley Brothers
     
  34. ThomasJ25

    ThomasJ25 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Lawson's Spring Fever Session IPA. Had the most taste I have ever had in a session IPA rated at 3.8%. Ridiculous!!
     
  35. Westyn

    Westyn Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 Texas

    Oskar Blues is by far the best session IPA I've had so far. I think my least favorites is Stone's Go To
     
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  36. calcutron

    calcutron Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2013 Texas

    community beer company sundial, oskar blues pinner and green flash mosaic session ipa are really in their own class. all great, very diff tastes.
     
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  37. njcraftguy

    njcraftguy Zealot (517) Apr 6, 2015 New Jersey

    No question - Founders All Day IPA
     
  38. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (133) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Pinner for flavor
    All Day for value
     
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  39. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Devotee (403) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    Had a nice one last Saturday at Crazy Mountain in Edwards, Co. I think they call it Slopeside India Session Ale.
     
  40. Zh78888

    Zh78888 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2014 North Carolina

    Tree house eureka was essentially a session IPA, and was incredible.
     
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