Beer name

Beer O'Clock Session IPA

Beer type


Beer type

Beer description If you’re into IPAs there’s a good chance you revel in sipping a few of these typically intensely aromatic, fruity, citrusy, malty and bracingly bitter brews with a finish that has your palate yearning for one more! This recipe tapers the alcohol level down to a more 'sessionable' level, whilst maintaining the characters we love about IPAs. Perfect for that time of the day when you would like to have a few. After all, it’s Beer O’clock somewhere in the world, right?! Flavour profile
Approx. Alcohol Level:
Naturally Carbonated:


  • 1 x 1.7kg Coopers Australian Pale Ale
  • 2 x 500g Light Dry Malt
  • 1 x 200g Crystal Wheat Grains
  • 1 x 25g Nelson Sauvin Hop Pellets
  • 1 x 25g Galaxy Hop Pellets
  • 1 x 25g Bravo Hop Pellets
  • 1 x 11.5g Safale US-05 Dry Yeast
  • 1 x 250g Coopers Carbonation Drops

Step 1: Mix

Place the Crystal Wheat Grain in a plastic zip-lock sandwich bag and crack it using a rolling pin.

Stir into 2 litres of hot water (not boiling) and let steep for about 1hr.

Strain into a good size pot (around 8 litres) then add 500g of Light Dry Malt plus another 2 litres of water and bring to the boil.

Add Nelson Sauvin hops and boil for 10mins then Galaxy Hops for a further 10mins then Bravo Hops for the final 10mins (30mins boil in total).

Set the pot in a cold/ice water bath to cool then strain into a fermenting vessel (FV).

Add the Australian Pale Ale and the remaining 500g of Light Dry Malt, stir to dissolve then top up with cool water to the 20 litre mark and stir thoroughly.

Check the brew temperature and top up to the 23 litre mark with warm or cold water (refrigerated if necessary) to get as close as possible to 18°C.

Sprinkle the dry yeast, fit the lid and try to ferment at 18°C.

Step 2: Brew

Ferment at 18C and it is complete once the specific gravity is stable over 2 days.

Expected readings should be around the 1008 to 1012 mark.

Step 3: Bottle

Bottle the brew with a priming rate of 8g per litre (2 carbonation drops per 750ml bottle).

Step 4: Enjoy

Allow to condition for at least 2 weeks in the bottle. To take advantage of the fresh hop characters, drink this brew early.


Expect the alcohol content to be around 4.5% ABV.