Ninkasi’s latest, Steady Orbit, is a low-abv session IPA meant to invoke a “feeling of escape, exploration, and a sense of accomplishment” — without much booze in the mix. Flavored with Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy hops, it drinks more boldly than expected, with a big punch of lemon peel and orange peel, bitter roots, fresh-cut grass, and a finish of dried flowers. It definitely doesn’t drink like a session beer, with a rich and immersive body that never once comes across as short on flavor. It’s clearly a go-to if you’re on the hunt for a quality session IPA.
A- / $9 per six-pack / ninkasibrewing.com