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Session IPA


Although not yet a formally recognized subcategory of IPA, the Session IPA offers the hoppy character of an India Pale Ale with a lower ABV level. Typically, a Session IPA will range between 3%-5% ABV, while maintaining the integral hoppy flavor of an India Pale Ale.

Historically, the session IPA has roots in early twentieth century England, where factory workers were given drinking sessions during the workday. A modern Session IPA should have hops over 40 IBUs like an IPA, but not exceed 5% ABV, along with less than 7.5% of light crystal malt. A great example of a Session IPA is Full Tilt Brewery's The Bay IPA.

Breweries Producing Session IPA