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Are you hooked on IPAs?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Champion (755) Illinois Dec 13, 2008

    always prefer hops to sweet/bready malt, IPAs are my go-to beer.
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  2. SGToliver

    SGToliver Savant (345) Washington Nov 22, 2012

    Never had this style before, are they good? Sounds a little dry to me.
  3. mnrider

    mnrider Savant (465) Connecticut May 26, 2009 Verified

  4. While I enjoy varied styles IPA's are my favorites. Some I enjoy: Sculpin IPA, Blind Pig IPA, Victory Hop Devil, & Loose Cannon IPA. My favorite is Pliny the Elder but I only get that on California visits.
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  5. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Kanes Double Overhead > Head high. Try it!
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  6. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Aficionado (235) Connecticut Jan 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    Quite the opposite with me. I don't care for IPA's or DIPA's whatsoever. Every revered one I have tried tastes like carbonated grapefruit juice with malt mixed in. o_O

    Just my personal taste but I prefer other styles like Belgian ales and stouts and really "don't get" the whole IPA craze.
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  7. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Yes. Have a nice day.:D
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  8. MenardMa

    MenardMa Advocate (500) Connecticut Feb 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Same here. Not many non-IPA's interest me much these days unless they're really interesting. I do like a nice imperial stout or Barleywine once a week or so, but generally...the hops are what I crave.
  9. Same here. I even started a similar thread a few weeks ago. I miss the hops when I drink other styles.
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  10. Where can you get Kane's? is it only sold around the shore? Do they bottle and sell sixers? tried going to their website and it isn't really even set up... just says how they were trying to get up and running in summer 2011...
  11. fox227

    fox227 Advocate (610) California Nov 19, 2010

    There are so many different hop and malt combinations to experience with IPAs so they generally never get boring to me. However, I am open to all styles, even ones with very little to no hop character.
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  12. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (430) Arizona Oct 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I cant seem to buy anything else, Browsing around Total wine and More for the better part of 30 minutes , I will come up with 5 out of 6 beers being IPA's , even if I am looking for a session beer.
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  13. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (430) Arizona Oct 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have to agree. Stone is one that everyone knows about, But Bear republic makes about the best west coast IPA out there. Another great style is the dry hopped beers of Oskar blues. very unique in their flavor profile. GKnight Imerial Red is always in my fridge.
  14. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Not sure where to get it. I've looked all around but can't find it. I was lucky enough to have it at the Asbury Park Beerfest.
  15. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Had a Lagunitas IPA on tap the other night. Fantastic!
  16. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Yep. I range out to other styles, sure, but my core of interest, is IPA/DIPA.
    I think, as with all matters of taste, to each their own. Having said that,
    I couldn't be happier to be hooked!

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  17. Beefytits4

    Beefytits4 Savant (495) Illinois Nov 2, 2011

    Yea, The only style I seek out more would be Barleywine but since the ratio of IPA to Barleywine is 1,000,000 to 1, I typically buy more IPAs.
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  18. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (420) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    A thousand times yes.
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  19. I just drink hop tea with a shot of graves
  20. Is this a rhetorical question. Hoppiness is good for you....like antioxidants and vitamin C....
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  21. HOP_KING

    HOP_KING Savant (285) Illinois Jan 30, 2013

    Yes, that's why I drive an hour to Munster, IN once a month.
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  22. I appreciate IPA's but am by no means hooked on them. Sours however ....
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  23. Tut

    Tut Savant (495) New York Sep 23, 2004

    The yawn was for one dimensional, over hopped, IPA's in general. I used to like them 15 years ago when they were more balanced. These days I only like British IPA's
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  24. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Savant (270) Georgia Nov 19, 2012

    A lot of IPAs are very flavorful for the money. Belgians are great, but pricey.
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  25. JPlo

    JPlo Aficionado (155) Maryland Jan 23, 2013

    Yes, I have fallen in love with the hops....
    May there be some addictive substance in the hops?
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  26. You left out Alpine, how can you say IPA without them in the mix... For that matter how can you say IPA without saying ALpine
  27. Beer thats what I like Hoppy, malty, guezy, smokey, soury.. Beer thats whats for dinner!



    inbetween snacks

    Oh and the occaisional walk home... Sorry if I slured my words. I was thinkin about Beer.
  28. I used to like hop bombs but now I couldn't give a shit less to be honest. I like the "east coast" style IPAs just fine though. My favorite to date is probably Burton Baton (not a traditional IPA, I know). I really don't understand the crazy one dimensional hoppy beer craze but as long as people drink what they like its ok.
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  29. Haven't had it--gotta have it since you said so!

    VDODSON Savant (320) North Dakota Feb 5, 2013

    Yes, to the point its practicaly all I purchase. Stouts have never been my forte, and I find most others lack in the flavor department when compared to true hoppy IPA. I love the smell so much I use it as cologne, jk.
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  31. Ed5388

    Ed5388 Zealot (75) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm obsessed!! Have a fridge full of amazing stouts that I can't seem to want to drink cause I keep reaching for an ipa!!
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  32. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Initiate (0) New Jersey Aug 15, 2011

    I love my IPA's but I know a lot of my customers who will only drink pale hoppy stuff and I dont understand it. Sure there's lots of versatility in the style, but there's lots of versatility in other styles and just beer itself.
  33. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,145) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Beer Trader

    Back when I first got into craft beers I didn’t like IPA’s all that much. Then I went through a phase where that’s all I wanted. Now I think I’ve “normalized” and I like them, but they’re not my favorite.
    These days I’ve found myself really enjoying the “classic” IPA’s that kind-of aren’t cool anymore. Beers like Hop Devil, 90 Minute, Titan, Stone IPA, Union Jack, etc.
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  34. costcrew04

    costcrew04 Disciple (50) California Feb 19, 2013

    Stone Brewing Co.'s Ruination might be the greatest IPA I have ever had. They are a San Diego Brewery. I am not sure how national their sales force is, so I'm not sure if they are only CA distributed. If any of you have a chance to try it, get in it! If you like West Coast syle hops, this is the ultimate.
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  35. This is truly an excellent IPA or DIPA. I keep it on hand as much as possible.
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  36. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (460) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    That was my daughter's favorite IPA but to me it tastes like soapy water. Everybody's taste buds are different
  37. Also Stone is widely available so never fear if you find yourself on the East coast
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  38. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I started out with IPAs/DIPAs- DFH 90 minute is what really pushed me into the craft beer movement. There are times where I really feel the true pleasure drinking an IPA, but these usually come after I expand my horizons to something else and then come back to IPAs. Recently its been stouts, and I'm looking at expanding into sours and Belgian ales. But I just had a bottle of Pliny and it was sublime. It's going to always be my "first love" so to speak, and I will always come back to a good IPA/DIPA, especially if I can trade for Pliny or Heady Topper.
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  39. GameFreac

    GameFreac Advocate (515) Georgia Apr 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Yes I didn't even realize it but I only had IPAs in my fridge for a few weeks. Just bought a bunch of non-IPAs to make up for it.
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  40. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Aficionado (110) Washington Feb 19, 2013

    I'm nervous that I've limited my beer drinking to IPA's only, but I'm not satisfied drinking a beer that isn't hopped out.. It's ridiculous how much hops I add to my home brew, and forget about not dry hopping.. Lol