ObSession IPA - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

ObSession IPA - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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If you're looking for a new session IPA to obsess over, look no further!  We recently changed this recipe slightly, making all finishing hops Centennial (rather than a blend between Centennial and HBC-342).  We made sure to keep the Simcoe® dry hop though, as we felt this really brought a "pop" to the aroma!  

While the general rule of thumb has been "one or two IPAs and you're feeling it", at just under 5%, we like to think of this beer as a hop lovers dream.  The type of IPA that you can open up at noon, get the grill going, and forget worrying about how you're going to feel after drinking 8% IPAs for a few hours!  (Yes, we know that feeling too...)

A half pound of corn sugar helps this one finish out nice and dry, while a small amount of acidulated malt will help make those hops pop. The clean bitterness of Warrior® balances perfectly with a slightly sweet malt profile, all topped off with a white, frothy head thanks to the wheat malt.

So what are you waiting for?!  Order your kit today and let the obsession begin!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.048-1.052
  • SRM (Color Range): 5-6
  • IBUs: 58-62
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
Simcoe® and Warrior® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
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5% abv
Oliver B on Jun 28, 2022
Try a new recipe see if we like the simcoe and we like low alcohol beer
Augusta L A on Feb 16, 2022
5% abv
Oliver B on Jun 28, 2022
Friend selected. Brewing for his wedding memorial day weekend
Fred S on Apr 1, 2022
Try a new recipe see if we like the simcoe and we like low alcohol beer
Augusta L A on Feb 16, 2022
Brother in law's Xmas gift
Levi Stephen K on Nov 3, 2021
Looks tasty
Daniel Tate on Sep 23, 2021
Kit of the week
Juan S on Sep 21, 2021
Wanted a low ABV IPA
Larry D V on Aug 10, 2021
chip w on Jun 25, 2021
Trying something new
Andrew R on Feb 28, 2021
Justin G on Jan 15, 2021
Brett S on Nov 20, 2020
Brett S on Sep 10, 2020
Love IPAs.... brewing a new one.
Vincenzo D on Aug 27, 2020
Looks unique, and tasty
Kadouri, D on Aug 1, 2020
Had it before
Gerald B on Jan 14, 2020
Looking for a good session IPA
JOHN C on Jan 10, 2020
It looks like an intersting kit. Good old centennial hops throughout.
Mark McQuade on Mar 12, 2019
Looks tasty
Steven T on Mar 8, 2019
Special price and ipa
jerod c on Feb 7, 2019
good deal during half off promo
Valued C on Nov 17, 2018
Good beer for the price purchased before
Chris C on Aug 2, 2018
Friend selected. Brewing for his wedding memorial day weekend
Fred S on Apr 1, 2022
Brother in law's Xmas gift
Levi Stephen K on Nov 3, 2021

4.5 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Not an IPA??
I've used MoreBeer for years now and never disappointed but this one is a standout. It clocks in at just over 5% ABV but gives every indication of being an 8% IPA. An abundance of aroma, balanced bitterness, and ample hop flavor. Add a little gypsum to make the hops stand out a little more. The acidated malt put my pH at 5.4 with no adjustment. Just perfect. This will be on my regular rotation from now on.
January 4, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great session IPA
For a session IPA this has a lot of great flavor. It has more of a hop aroma/flavor than a bitterness and is very pleasant.
December 19, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great session IPA. My go to.
March 11, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
BIAB and better than expected!
I bought this kit and milled it myself in the Riverside show room. I used thed BIAB method and my OG was far higher than expected. I just finished primary and dry hoping. It smells very strongly of mango, guava, passionfruit and my ABV is near 8.5%... I keep taking sample readings to make sure I am correct and enjoy drinking those because they are so freaking tasty! This will be something I brew again and again I already know.
May 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5
Good IPA!
It's an ok IPA. Not a hop overload at all. I'm not a fan of the HBC-342 hops, I don't think it added much of anything! As stated in another review very mellow. Would I brew this again? No, I like a bolder hop kick! But, if Pale Ale's are your thing and you want just a little more hop kick this might be for you.
Rated 4 out of 5
This one is pretty good
I liked this kit and it was very tasty but I found I'm not very fond of the HBC-342. It was too melony for my taste. As always though, all hops were fresh and smelled great when they arrived. I will steer clear of the HBC-342 in future brews.
May 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
One Word
"FANTASTIC" Morebeer hits it out of the Park with this recipe. I bumped it up a tad in the dry hop, to suit my tastes but a REALLY good IPA.
May 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit. A favorite of my friends and family
A light IPA that doesn't blow out your palate. I will be brewing this regularly with the hot weather coming.
May 6, 2015