What's your favorite Session IPA?

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  1. Onemoresolo

    Onemoresolo Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Connecticut

    Two Roads Lil' Heaven is easily my favorite in the style, which is a shame because I pulled some serious strings to score a 1/6 of Lawson's Super Session #2 assuming it'd be mind-blowing like SoS. D'oh!

    While SS#2 it is mighty tasty, Two Roads is definitely the champ here. Tropical hops, always super fresh, a decent body for a <5% ABV beer, and it's always available.

    It's definitely not my favorite style, but I needed a log for the FIL's 50th birthday party and, while he really wanted Captain's Daughter, I didn't think a keg of dangerously drinkable 8.5% beer would have worked out too swiftly.
  2. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Initiate (196) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts

    Easy Jack
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  3. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,835) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Not a huge fan of the Session beers myself, but out of the handful I have had I would have to got with Sunshine Daydream. The All Day IPA just seemed to have an odd after taste to me.
  4. Tmyhre802

    Tmyhre802 Initiate (156) Apr 4, 2014 Vermont

    Fresh Foley Brothers session is fantastic, but i've found it falls off rather quickly.
  5. Tonyjenlasc

    Tonyjenlasc Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New Jersey

    Carton's Boat, All Day IPA, Easy Jack, Lagunitas DayTime
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  6. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2008 California

    Down to Earth
  7. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,678) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Just me being me, and the 50th session IPA thread. Palates are different, they're here because people like them which is cool with me. They're not wrong at all, if you like it drink it, I don't mind a Miller Lite, it's all good.
  8. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    Gotta love some hop Hunter, a bit higher abv, but it's still session able if your drinking 8-10% at night
  9. Doomcifer

    Doomcifer Champion (866) Nov 10, 2005 Rhode Island

    Otter Creek Over Easy

    Lagunitas' session IPA isn't that bad either. Otherwise, meh.
  10. OldManMetal

    OldManMetal Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2015 North Carolina

    I've not tried a lot of session IPAs. Lately there's always a few Pinners in my fridge, though, so I'll go with that as my answer.
  11. emkay

    emkay Initiate (80) Mar 26, 2015 New York

    Whirlpool ftw
  12. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    If I was going to "session" an IPA, I think I'd go with Two Hearted or Fresh Squeezed. They can call 'em whatever they want.
  13. Beer-Me-Bryan

    Beer-Me-Bryan Initiate (0) May 17, 2014 Illinois

    founders all day ipa. its not super hoppy but from taste and smell its hoppy.... also boat from carton is a fine beer
  14. jcos

    jcos Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    FW Pale 31(4.9%). FW Easy Jack is good too, but I prefer Pale 31.
  15. DrMindbender

    DrMindbender Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2014 South Carolina

    Pinner, Even Keel, Easy Jack, Sunshine Daydream and Rainbows and Unicorns have been the best session IPAs I've had lately. Rainbows and Unicorns and Sunshine Daydream may be 2 of the best beers I've had in years!
  16. BaronRVH

    BaronRVH Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Ohio

    1) Fat Head's Sunshine Daydream
    2) Stone GoTo IPA
    3) Founders All Day IPA
  17. Glenney67

    Glenney67 Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 New Hampshire

    Pinner and Easy Jack
  18. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Founder's All Day IPA son!!!
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  19. GormBrewhouse

    GormBrewhouse Devotee (488) Jun 24, 2015 Vermont

    +1 to foley brothers. their native ipa or spruce session is tremendous!!!
  20. jsrq

    jsrq Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2010 Florida

    Founders All Day or Lagunitas Day Time for something from a store. Cycle Fixie for something local.
  21. DanU

    DanU Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I haven't really found one I liked. Would rather drink something else if I am in the mood for something hoppy, such as an IPA/DIPA or a pale ale. I have never tried Fat Head's though.
  22. beeragent

    beeragent Meyvn (1,057) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    Green Flash Mosaic Session IPA
  23. nonam35

    nonam35 Initiate (0) May 29, 2015 New York

    montauk session
  24. mtanoury74

    mtanoury74 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2009 Kentucky

    Sunshine Daydream - Fat Head's
  25. Matt_Johnston

    Matt_Johnston Initiate (63) Apr 23, 2014 Ohio

    Anti-Hero is the closest thing for me.
  26. DrStiffington

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

    I think the thread is asking for favorites so people can discuss which ones they prefer, not poll whether or not people like the style. Funny how no one answers this way on threads asking for favorite regular IPA or favorite stout, etc.
  27. Warren2621

    Warren2621 Zealot (580) Sep 26, 2014 Indiana

    I had Green Flash Citra Session again recently and its more impressive than I remember. My first taste came a year or two ago in bomber form, and now they are in six packs. The six pack was delicious.
  28. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Yeah, mine too. But among beers I can actually get routinely, lately Easy Jack is hitting the spot. Boulevard Pop Up is very good.
  29. cjohns73

    cjohns73 Zealot (598) Dec 19, 2010 Delaware

    Firestone Easy Jack, Newburyport Melt Away (seek it out!), Stone Go To
  30. Greeny87

    Greeny87 Initiate (137) May 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Easy Jack & All Day IPA. Both solid choices.
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  31. prock180

    prock180 Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 Arizona

    Speakeasy baby daddy
  32. beerchic

    beerchic Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2015 Ohio

    The only one I like is Fat Head's Sunshine Daydream.
  33. krbrevard

    krbrevard Initiate (0) May 2, 2015 Virginia

    As of last weekend, Green Flash Citra...
  34. bowzer4birdie

    bowzer4birdie Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2012 Illinois

  35. sbh50

    sbh50 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Ohio

    I didn't really like the style until I tried Easy Jack. That's my second favorite of the style. I happened upon an even better one in Cross Bones by Heavy Seas. IMO one of the most underrated breweries out there. Both of these beers are so good and will be my go-to's in the summer unless I find something better.
  36. beerded_drunk

    beerded_drunk Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

  37. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    In just about every thread on this site, there's at least a few responses that don't answer the original question. What is it about this thread that pulled you out of the woodwork to gallantly defend the OP's question?
  38. Rfortier

    Rfortier Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2013 New Hampshire

    Mbc beer II
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  39. DrStiffington

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

    I could ask you why you are gallantly defending the poster that I replied to? I've just noticed that with session IPAs more than any other beer, people constantly answer that way. I think it's weird how many responders on this thread say things like "they're all terrible". "I don't like any". "I'd rather have a few regular IPAs" "just have a pale ale, they're more balance" etc. the title explains it: "favorite session IPA".
  40. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (402) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I've noticed that too. It's almost like it's more acceptable to not like them than to like them. I don't think there's anything wrong with saying "none" if someone doesn't like them. You're right, though, they could also ignore the thread.
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