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ObSession IPA - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

ObSession IPA - Extract 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!

Estimated Original Gravity: 1.048-1.052
Estimated IBUs: 58-62
Estimated ABV%: 4.8-5.2%
Estimated SRM: 5-6
 

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 included steeping grains will come milled.
 

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

 
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
 
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME

 



 

Simcoe® and Warrior® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
 
ABV %5
IBU60
SRM5
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
One of our favorite beers!
Guy B on Sep 25, 2020
sounded good
Chris E on Jul 14, 2020
One of our favorite beers!
Guy B on Sep 25, 2020
Not too alcoholic
Darren J on Aug 25, 2020
sounded good
Chris E on Jul 14, 2020
Seemed like a good bio about it
Matthew P on May 2, 2020
Nice Spring/Summer IPA. I've made it before and enjoyed it.
Joe M on Apr 29, 2020
Why not!!
Nick Horsky on Apr 18, 2020
One of my favorites
Gary H on Mar 24, 2020
I figured I’d try a different ipa with a reasonable price
Mark L on Mar 17, 2020
I like it
Clint S on Mar 7, 2020
One of my favorite kits and right now, I'm a little low in IPA
Gary H on Feb 13, 2020
IPA that I have not brewed before. Prefer IPAs. Good comments by others.
Dennis B on Dec 30, 2019
Ordered previously and enjoyed it
David M on Dec 24, 2019
best kit ever
Guy B on Jul 8, 2019
looks good
Kevin H on Jun 20, 2019
Awesome recipe!
Valued C on May 21, 2019
tis a tasty beer
Clint S on Apr 25, 2019
Attempting a better IPA
Roger Laurel on Feb 6, 2019
My favorite so far, so I want to brew it again
Valued C on Feb 4, 2019
Made this kit once and loved it. Buying to brew again.
Jon P on Jan 14, 2019
An old favorite
Gary H on Dec 12, 2018
A good one to have on hand for friends who like IPAs.
Irma M on Nov 17, 2018
experimenting
Timothy D on Sep 5, 2018
great kit
Thomas S on Aug 10, 2018
Inexpensive IPA. I haven't brewed for a while, so I wanted something less expensive incase I screw it up!
Loren A on Aug 9, 2018
Have brewed previously and it's a nice lower ABV IPA.
Greg L on Aug 4, 2018
Reviews
David Stephens on Aug 3, 2018
Sounds like a good IPA
Simon H on Jun 11, 2018
One of my favorites
Gary H on May 30, 2018
My absolute favorite kit, great fresh, hoppy taste.
Guy B on May 12, 2018
Looking for a session IPA
Edward T on May 10, 2018
One of my favorites A goto IPA
Gary H on May 9, 2018
Fathers day
Joseph G on May 7, 2018
like this hop combo
Robert P on Apr 24, 2018
I've brewed it before. I enjoy session beers
Fred La R on Apr 13, 2018
One of my old favorites
Gary H on Apr 12, 2018
This will be batch #26 for this. It's a favorite.
George W on Apr 11, 2018
Looks like a good kit
David Williams on Apr 5, 2018
Tried it before and have had good luck. Enjoy it!
David M on Mar 26, 2018
its good
Clint S on Mar 23, 2018
looking for great tasting low ABV IPA that is less bitter
Bron F on Mar 8, 2018
Not too alcoholic
Darren J on Aug 25, 2020
Seemed like a good bio about it
Matthew P on May 2, 2020
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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AWESOME!!
After 3 weeks layering tares,as good as any micro brew! Patience grasshopper ... your beer will taste much better waiting till it's ready. Can't rush greatness.
June 25, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
This was a nice solid hazy citrusy IPA, nice job guys
Great recipe. I did the extract version and was very pleased. Next I am going to try the all grain. Cheers.
March 22, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Flavorful with a great nose.
Delicious beer. Beautiful color with a great head.
October 28, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Blonde Obsession is an addiction!
I was not prepared for the overwhelmingly successful response that this recipe generated. 5 gals went fast and my friends are still asking if I have any more.

On day 9, I dry-hopped with 1 oz each of Centennial & Simcoe as per directions for 3-5 days. However, I did not have time to keg until day 19. (10 days later!) I waited a day at 68d and then chilled at 38d with CO2 at 20lb.
On day 23, sampled a surprisingly refreshing, non-bitter taste though it was still a little 'green.'
On day 25, officially enjoyed with friends and it was the number one choice for 90% of the beer drinkers. That keg was emptied before the party ended. One friend who loves stouts and another wine, were constantly at that keg for refills and to me, was a great compliment. ABV 6.8% Simcoe is amazing!
June 4, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Nice flavor
Has good flavor and a lower ABV%. Nice IPA flavor for a summer day since it is not too heavy.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
So Good!!
This is only my 4th brew, but I have to say this is my favorite! Great hops flavor, excellent aroma and love the color. I will be ordering another one, so that when this one is gone, the other will be ready for drinking. If you like IPA's, try this kit, you won't be disappointed.
September 18, 2017
What an IPA should taste like.
I've been eyeballing this one for a long time and finally ordered and brewed it. I was not disappointed. The first thing I noticed after pouring was the beautiful light color and clean white head. The aroma of the Centennial and Simcoe is awesome. It's almost one of those beers you could be satisfied just smelling. It's an easy drinking IPA that won't knock you on your rear. I definitely recommend it.
October 13, 2016
Overall good
This is really a good IPA. Great blend of hops, not too bitter at all. Mostly nose feel especially with the dry hop. This is a good thing since the body is a little light malt wise. Great for hop heads who want to be able to have a few, or more... Certainly no kick your butt double IPA, but that's exactly what you need some times. Pitched dry yeast US-04, bottled at 2 weeks, perfect flavor after a month. Worth trying for anyone looking for a light IPA.
December 27, 2015
Good Brew
I like this easy to make IPA. With he secondary hopping, it;s 'great. I'd do this one again
May 5, 2015
This could be my summer go-to beer
I'm a newb brewer but with 30 plus brews come and gone in the nine months since I started. I accidentally over-diluted an early batch and have since had all my brews come in on the heavy side. So with a fridge full of strong porters and double IPAs I was looking for something I could consume and still function. This session IPA has a beautiful light color and that nice hop nose. Very drinkable, but still has a lot of personality. My first batch came out 5.6% abv. I know there will be more to come.
April 4, 2015
Response from MoreFlavor
Updating this. Just ordered my 11th obSession kit. This is a solid recipe!!!
December 14, 2017
George W
Response from MoreFlavor
Updating this. Just ordered my 11th obSession kit. This is a solid recipe!!!
December 22, 2017
George W