ObSession IPA | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

ObSession IPA | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • At just under 5%, we like to think of this beer as a hop lover's dream. A truly sessionable IPA overflowing with hop character
  • Includes Warrior®, Centennial, and Simcoe® hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 58-62
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

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 included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.
Simcoe® and Warrior® are registered trademarks owned by Yakima Chief Hops, LLC.
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low ABV - session-able!
Christian F on Dec 19, 2022
I enjoy IPAs but not high alcohol beer.
Fred La R on Mar 3, 2022
low ABV - session-able!
Christian F on Dec 19, 2022
I keep this brew on tap at all times
Gary H on Mar 31, 2022
I enjoy IPAs but not high alcohol beer.
Fred La R on Mar 3, 2022
Loved this brew in past!
Chris M on Dec 2, 2021
Sounds interesting and we are looking for a lower ABV
Kent F on Aug 10, 2021
Ease of using liquid malt extract
Vaughn G on Aug 3, 2021
Favorite style of beer
Joe B on Jul 24, 2021
I thought I'd try something new.
chris p on Mar 18, 2021
Looks very tasty, good reviews
landon gellert on Jan 27, 2021
It's crazy tasty kids.
Dean H on Nov 7, 2020
Loved THIS beer
Nick Horsky on Nov 4, 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 T 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 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
cockroach 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
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
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
I keep this brew on tap at all times
Gary H on Mar 31, 2022
Loved this brew in past!
Chris M on Dec 2, 2021

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15 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Still my favorite.
My favorite. Just brewed my 49th batch (extract). I lapsed a couple of batches ago and forgot to add the 2oz of Centennial at flame out, so I saved it for the dry hop, and the result was excellent. Since then I modified the hop schedule to add 1 oz Centennial at flameout and 2 oz Centennial and 1 oz Simcoe at dry hop. This kit has been a family favorite for many years.
April 15, 2021
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So balanced and delicious!
Fresh, malty, slight Belgian ale aromas, and a light hoppy IPA backbone. My favorite kit so far. Gonna definitely brew this again! My friends keep asking for more of my "Fraíche SIPA!"
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April 7, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Flavorful with a great nose.
Delicious beer. Beautiful color with a great head.
October 28, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Rated 5 out of 5
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