Widmer Brothers release Session-style Replay IPA

Widmer Brothers Replay IPA label

The hottest beer style of 2015 just keeps getting more popular with Widmer Brothers Brewing launching their Replay IPA, a low-alcohol by volume (ABV) – or session-style – India Pale Ale that will be available exclusively in the Oregon market. Replay IPA has the big hop character of a Northwest Style IPA packed into a lower alcohol content and lighter bodied beer, making it a great choice to drink while enjoying all that Oregon has to offer.

Replay features tropical, piney and citrus notes from the generous use of Chinook, Citra, Alchemy and the experimental X-431 hop varieties. The beer also utilizes wheat in the malt bill, true to Widmer Brothers’ form and a subtle nod to the brewery’s flagship Hefe, giving the beer balance and a velvety smoothness. Replay IPA is 4.5 percent ABV, allowing for extended enjoyment during long Oregon days and nights.

“There are a lot of ‘session’ beers on the market that are well above five percent ABV,” said Ben Dobler, innovation brewer at Widmer Brothers Brewing. “With Replay IPA, we wanted a true session-style IPA with a ton of character and fairly low alcohol content. By using wheat and a pretty interesting mix of hops, our brewing team created a beer that’s ready to go all day.”

Replay IPA will be available year-round, in 6- and 12-packs, and on draught, in Oregon only.

For more information on Widmer Brothers Brewing, please visit widmerbrothers.com or see what the brewery is up to on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Replay IPA
Replay IPA balances complex hoppiness and an easy-drinking nature to create the perfect session-style IPA. Enjoy bold hop aroma and flavor in a beer that’s ready to play all day. Seize the day. Replay.

Malts: 2-Row Pale, Wheat, Caramel
Hops: Alchemy, X-431, Citra, Chinook
Original Gravity: 10.5
Color: 6 SRM
IBU: 40
ABV: 4.5%

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  • Kyle reynolds
    Kyle reynolds
    Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:38 AM

    Why isn’t the reply being sold anymore in Eugene OR. No one has it. Around coberg rd

    • Samurai Artist
      Samurai Artist
      Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:24 AM

      it might be no longer available or no one is ordering it. Ask your local bottleshop about ordering some.