MAP: America’s 30 Favorite Session IPAs


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Over the past few years, Session beers have become a larger and larger category of beer consumed, especially in the summer and fall, when you want to drink a larger number of beers without fear that you’ll pass out in the grass. And with the rise in popularity of this category, more brewers have entered the fray, with Session IPAs dominating the category.

With so many Session IPAs now on the market, we wanted to know which ones are American drinkers’ favorites. To  answer this question we scraped data from Rate Beer and ranked the beers accordingly. In order to qualify, the beer had to have at least ten ratings on the platform and an ABV of 5% or less.

Below are the top thirty Session IPAs in America. The top ten almost entirely reside on the East Coast, which makes some sense, since the high-alcohol Imperial IPAs that helped make craft beer famous really took off out West, meaning it’s probably taken those West Coast brewers a bit longer to come around to this new lower alcohol trend.

The 30 Highest Rated Session IPAs In America

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Here are the 30 highest ranking Session IPAs…

Rank Beer
1 Tired Hands Virgins & Diamonds
2 Hill Farmstead Walden
3 Maine Beer II
4 Arizona Wilderness Lil Gye Rye
5 Lawson’s Finest Super Session IPA #2
6 Stillwater Give-Way (Against The Grain)
7 Bissell Brothers Baby Genius
8 Alpine Babyface
9 Other Half Small Green Everything
10 Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA
11 Societe The Coachman
12 Kern River Gravity Check
13 Lost Nation Lost Galaxy
14 Stone Go To IPA
15 Firestone Walker Easy Jack
16 Other Half Baby Diamonds
17 Carton Boat Session Ale
18 7venth Sun Time Bomb
19 Russian River Dribble Belt
20 Pizza Port Ponto SIPA
21 Reuben’s Brews Daily Pale
22 Berryessa Mini Separation Anxiety
23 Fat Head’s Sunshine Daydream Session IPA
24 Green Flash Citra Session IPA
25 Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker (Two Roads)
26 Kuhnhenn The Fluffer
27 Half Acre Golden Tuna
28 Jackie O’s Morning Cloak
29 Founders All Day IPA
30 Drakes Alpha Session Ale

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MAP: America’s 30 Favorite Session IPAs

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