Hops. You love them, but drinking a bigger IPA usually means that it’ll be a short session and that’s just no good. So here’s a session IPA packed full of Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy hops that’ll let you get your lupulin hit all day long. Get in the zone. Stay in the zone. The Hop Zone! What is a Session IPA? – A session IPA is a lower alcohol strength version of an American IPA. The hopping rates remain the same as a traditional American IPA which is more than an American Pale Ale but the alcohol strength is similar to that of an American Pale Ale. This beer is all about the hops. IBUs have not been measured in a lab but the best guess is 40 IBUs. The hopping rate in Hop Zone is normally reserved for an American IPA. Munich and Carahell malts balance the bitterness. The high dry-hop rate ensures intense aromatics without bitterness.