What's your favorite Session IPA?

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  1. Yeah_IPA

    Yeah_IPA Initiate (0) May 15, 2015 Virginia

    Been enjoying some All Day this evening and it's tops :slight_smile:
     
  2. Nick_V

    Nick_V Defender (679) Jul 4, 2013 Wisconsin

    BENT PADDLE - LollyGAGGER
     
  3. MeBeerGood

    MeBeerGood Initiate (20) Jan 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    I think I've pretty much tried all the session ipas available in MA. The ones I like best are probably All Day and Pinner, but they're all pretty watery and with my need for taste I find I don't really want to session them. That being said I've recently rediscovered Berkshire Brewing Lost Sailor IPA. Not technically a session ipa, but at 5.5% it's pretty close. Really well made beer with a great flavor profile with no watery finish. Being available in 12 pack cans doesn't hurt either. Haven't read the whole thread, so if someone has already mentioned this beer. Sorry
     
  4. SINKTIPS_N_SUDS

    SINKTIPS_N_SUDS Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2014 Ohio

    Been drinking sunshine daydream all weekend and really like it. Holds up against some higher abv/bigger ipas out there.
     
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  5. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Crusader (796) Dec 11, 2006 Texas
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    smells like vomit but goes down easy!
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. analcest

    analcest Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2015 Texas

    Meta modern baby. Yous guys are missing out
     
  7. ShaneP

    ShaneP Initiate (116) Jan 26, 2013 Indiana
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    Still not a fan of the "session IPA" tagline. Just make a good pale ale or esb. My favs include well made Pale Ales like Sierra Nevada PA & Firestone 31. Notable good beers in the session category are Oskar Blues Pinner (thankfully called a Throwback IPA) and Stone Go To.
     
  8. mactrail

    mactrail Poo-Bah (10,375) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
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    I have two favorites:
    - Wet Hop MES from Acoustic is the champ at 3.8% - M.E.S. stands for the hops: Mosaic, Equinox, and Simcoe
    - Down To Earth Session IPA - 21st Amendment for its fruity and less bitter light character
     
  9. Rlhinson2104

    Rlhinson2104 Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2014 Florida

    I think my favorite 2 that I've tried, although I don't often reach for this style, are Carton Boat Beer and Oskar Blues Pinner. If I didn't know they were "session", I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference against a stronger IPA.
     
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  10. basics

    basics Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina

    Session IPAs are generally bad, and I think the only reason they're made is to appease crossover consumers. They have no balance and taste like aspirin a lot of the time. That being said, Daytime is pretty decent along with go to, bikini beer and all day. Pinner was pretty bad, Hop Job from foothills was bland (and also makes me say hand job in my head everytime I read it.)

    This style is for goobers and kindergarteners. Drink a pale ale and be done with it.
     
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  11. ccnorthwest

    ccnorthwest Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2015 Washington

    Founders all day IPA is pretty damn good fresh.
     
  12. RKornacki

    RKornacki Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2014 South Carolina

    I don't think you can beat 'All Day IPA' for the price point. Has become by go-to beer for yardwork, poolside, etc.
     
  13. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (318) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    They don't market it as a session IPA but Ozark Beer Co. Ozark IPA at 5.5% abv is quite drinkable.
     
  14. crazyfoMostout

    crazyfoMostout Initiate (0) May 16, 2013 Missouri

    Enjoy BY........
     
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  15. DerekCarruth

    DerekCarruth Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 Georgia

    I'm not a huge session IPA guy, but just had the Orpheus Peace.War.Truth.Lie last night and it was awesome. That is definitely a beer you can enjoy the whole day and not hit the wall too soon. Gonna have to get some more today.
     
  16. microbrewlover

    microbrewlover Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Chinookie from Full Pint or IPA from Lagunitas.
     
  17. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    These session ipas to me are hoppy and full of flavor and taste just like regular ipas to me. I dont have an issue with them.
     
  18. KeithE

    KeithE Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2013 Illinois

    #538 KeithE, Jul 30, 2015
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  19. winningwes91

    winningwes91 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2014 North Carolina

    Lawson's super session 2
     
  20. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

  21. Reed

    Reed Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2012 Missouri

    Easy Jack all day #fromthecan
     
  22. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,991) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    Metamodern. I have pimped this beer in a ton of threads.
     
  23. Tgilly

    Tgilly Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 California

    Firestone easy jack
     
  24. TBonez477

    TBonez477 Defender (632) Jan 15, 2015 Vermont
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    Foley Bros. Session is fantastic. These guys don't make a beer that isn't excellent!
     
  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,678) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    If I'm going to drink more than a few I would prefer Heady and I just respect the 8% and don't drive after 2. The low abv stuff all pretty well sucks, some worse than others.
     
  26. theskinnybeergirl

    theskinnybeergirl Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2015 Connecticut

    Call me crazy, but Two Roads Lil' Heaven! I love that stuff.
     
  27. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,136) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    So your answer to the forum question is that they all suck and that everyone who actually answered the question is wrong for having a favorite? Never understand these responses. If the thread was about whether or not you like session IPAs, then it makes sense, but this thread is obviously for those who DO like them in the first place.
     
  28. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin

    A session IPA isnt a real thing
     
  29. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,678) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    You're right of course. My favorite Session Ipa - I don't have one because they all suck. :slight_smile:
     
  30. HopsDubosc

    HopsDubosc Initiate (155) Apr 24, 2015 Vermont

    Lawson's Super Session #2
     
  31. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,136) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    I guess I just don't get the point of answering a "favorite" question with those answers. Like the title of a thread is favorite stout. Would you click on it just to then type " none, they all suck?" What's the point? Not trying to be a prick, I just don't get it.
     
  32. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (280) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Like many others I typically don't love the style. BUT I do enjoy the flavors of Firestone Easy Jack.
     
  33. JamesStreet

    JamesStreet Savant (984) May 9, 2013 Louisiana

    Pinner for easy availability but Meta Modern is one delicious brew.
     
  34. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Not a huge fan of the style, but if you're intent on it, Beavertown's Neck Oil, Speakeasy's Baby Daddy, and Carton's Boat Beer are all pretty decent.
     
  35. mtvolkens

    mtvolkens Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2015 Florida

    Haven't really messed around in the session IPA world much, but I really enjoyed Boulevard Pop-Up Session IPA.
     
  36. microbrewlover

    microbrewlover Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2006 Pennsylvania

    This: It might not be labeled as a "session" but it sure drinks like one.
    [​IMG]
     
  37. Yargamo

    Yargamo Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2015 New York

    My favorites are:

    Otter Creek Over Easy
    Captain Lawrence Effortless IPA
    Two Roads Lil' Heaven

    Big shout out to my new favorite "sessionable" IPA, Terrapin Hi-5 California Style IPA (5.8%). It pains me that I won't have access to this (picked it up when passing through Jersey yesterday). Brilliant beer. Everything I want in an IPA
     
  38. Dr_Bahmbay13

    Dr_Bahmbay13 Devotee (447) Mar 10, 2013 Michigan

    Arcadia brewing, Cheap Date.
     
  39. NiceBeerCans

    NiceBeerCans Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    Other Half Small Green Everything. Hope it comes out in cans soon!
     
  40. SINKTIPS_N_SUDS

    SINKTIPS_N_SUDS Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2014 Ohio

    sunshine day dream from fat heads has more hop flavor than some full strength ipas out there. for value all day is unbeatable.
     
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