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Any alternatives to leviathan ipa?

Discussion in 'New England' started by chadb, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. chadb

    chadb Aficionado (120) Connecticut Nov 23, 2008

    It's been out from the local distibutor in CT and store wanted another for me to try. What is a good alternative that is out in CT? Place is great at getting stuff just need a few without guessing.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Dizbro21

    Dizbro21 Savant (255) Connecticut Dec 28, 2010

    I never had leviathan, but it's a hoppy red right? Try Oskar Blues G-Knight.
  3. soze47

    soze47 Savant (380) Massachusetts May 22, 2010

    Leviathan is a series, not a single beer. There was an Imp Red in the series, but I'm not sure it is one of the year round offers or one in the same as the IPA. The IPA is pretty solid from what I remember, but can't recollect enough to offer any comparisons.

    Smutty Big A? Not sure if that is around in CT, but maybe a good alternate.
  4. emannths

    emannths Savant (445) Massachusetts Sep 21, 2007

  5. For locals... Smutty Big A is good. In CT you can probably get Gandhi Bot from NEBCO more easily. I'm a huge Wachusett Larry fan, but I'm not sure if you get it in CT.

    Lots of nice DIPA's get distributed to New England. I'm not sure exactly what CT gets, but likely Victory Hop Wallop, Southern Tier (multiple), Dogfish Head 90 minute, to name a few that are typically easily found.
  6. woosterbill

    woosterbill Champion (905) Kentucky Apr 6, 2009 Verified

    Gandhi-Bot FTW! Yesterday there were a few fresh cases at New England Beverages in Orange, fyi. Get some!
  7. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Advocate (540) Massachusetts Aug 16, 2006 Verified

    A little off topic, but I read in Yankee Brew News that the Big A is no longer going to be brewed year-round. It sounds like they're adding a new series (I guess); in addition to the Big Beers, seasonals, Short Batch and standard lineup, they'll be doing 3-4 (I think) different, rotating specialty beers a year available in 4-packs. It sounds like it will be Big A, Noonan Black IPA, and Vunderbar pilsner to start.
  8. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (635) Maine May 1, 2011

    If you don't mind bombers Long Trail Double IPA is on shelves now.
  9. marcdalke

    marcdalke Savant (285) Connecticut Mar 9, 2009 Verified

    Yes...yes...yes...get the Bot for sure!
  10. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (660) California Aug 26, 2009 Verified

    Smutty Big A
  11. bszern

    bszern Savant (250) Massachusetts Aug 18, 2011

    Stone Ruination, Long Trail Brewmaster's DIPA, Southern Tier Unearthly IPA, DFH 90min IPA are all solid options.