About Session IPA

About Session IPA
Session IPA's are lower alcohol, "sessionable" beers with a similar flavor profile and style as American style IPAs. They are deep gold to amber in color and usually fall below 5% in alcohol unlike their boozier counterparts, American style IPAs. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish.

Top Picks for Session IPA

Fulton Brewing Company Hopstar Session IPA
91 points
Brilliant yellow color. Herbal aromas and flavors of herb muffin with honey, roasted tropical fruit, and buttered toasted baguette with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, subtle, long finish that shows notes of onion roll, rapini and carrot greens, and peppercorns finish. A bright and light session ale that delivers a wallop of hoppy goodness.
Hopping Nomad Hopping Nomad IPA
89 points
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of under-ripe apricot, peach yogurt, soursop, jicama, and leafy greens with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, intriguing, medium-long finish with nuances of hints of banana cream, dried mango, and watermelon rind finish. A well-balanced, flavorful session IPA that over-delivers for the category.
Veza Sur Brewing Co. Mala Yerba Session IPA
89 points
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple mango Danish and hard boiled egg with Canadian bacon with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish that shows notes of lemon peppercorn muffin, endive, dried papaya, and rooibos finish. A mouthwatering and quenching session IPA that is sure to please.
Wayne Gretzky Session Ale
86 points
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Gold color. Fruity, herbal aromas and flavors of grilled pineapple and mangos, herbs, and flatbreads with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of grilled root vegetables and leeks, pepper, cannabis, and oatmeal cookie. An easygoing IPA for burgers and brats.