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Best budget Imperial IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by yodajammies, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Wish I could get sucks for 8.99!
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  2. pdoran10

    pdoran10 Savant (330) Minnesota Jun 30, 2009

    Lagunitas Maximus, Sucks (borderline) and Pyramid Outburst ($7.99 for a six pack)
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  3. Stevedore

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

    Sucksssss! I certainly hope it becomes year-round. It'd be a fridge staple.
  4. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I think it depends on what flavor profile you want or is it the ABV. I have had some IPAs that I like better than an imperial and several imperials that I like better. For the money I like Southern Tier 2X, Schlafly TIPA, and Stone. This is all based on the taste that I am in the mood for. I am not a big fan of Torpedo, as I would much rather have Hotpimum.
  5. BJasny

    BJasny Savant (430) Texas Jul 10, 2011

    Sixpoint Resin, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
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  6. Heady Topper at $12
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  7. I think Port Brewing Mongo is one of the best bang for your buck Imperial IPAs out there. Bomber is usually right around $8 bucks and it is delicious.
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  8. DIPA -- Sucks, Outburst, Laughing Dog's Alpha Dog and Devil Dog (both under $4/bomber and pretty tasty IMO)

    IS -- Full Sail IS, Narwhal, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, Southern Oregon Brewing Black Heart, Old Raspy, and Widmer KGB (best when aged)
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  9. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bombers: Hop Henge, Hop Stoopid.

    4 Pack: Myrcenary, Deviant

    6 Pack: Sucks
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  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Uh, HELLO?! Pliny of course!!
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    I get it for $8.13 in Casper. Sometimes we DO get some good deals.
  12. Hop Wallop at about $45/case here in the Philly area. (DFH 90 Min about $55/case by comparison). Best tradeoff of quality and value from what i have seen around here.
  13. I'm not sure where Casper is but at that price you're living the dream!
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  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Wyoming, bro. The state that has 6 new breweries in the works!:p
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  15. ucfalum08

    ucfalum08 Aficionado (195) Florida Jan 20, 2013

    Sucks and Narwhal. Never had either until a couple of weeks ago. I've been enjoying a lot of both since.
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  16. I find Mad River Steelhead DIPA at 9.99 per 6 to be by far the best for the price. As far as Hop Stoopid goes, I like it, but at 4.79 I find many 4 packs around 10$ much better. i.e. Ruination, DFH 90, Mendocino IIPA, etc.
  17. Cosign. Recently bought a bomber for $3.49. Good stuff.
  18. Stout wise Lagunitas imperial stout is pretty much the best for the price. In the stout world I'm willing to spend more for quality. Oak or espresso yeti, southern tier jahva, breakfast stout, or night stalker have been my go tos this year.
  19. tony32408

    tony32408 Savant (260) New York Sep 21, 2009 Beer Trader

    Flower Power.
  20. I always thought it was. Don't they call it an "extra ipa"?
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  21. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (635) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Brooklyn BCS is hard to beat at $7.99 a 4 pack.
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  22. A discount supermarket near me sells 12-packs of both Torpedo & Mirror Pond--- $12, cant beat that!
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  23. MDDMD

    MDDMD Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Jun 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Easy one....Sucks!!
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  24. Phillips Amnesiac Double IPA; not many people know about it, it's a great BC brew. Can't get it in London but when I'm in BC it's around $5.50 canadian for a bomber and it's absolutely superb!
  25. Truth, I can't deny any of that. I should probably have made my particular point a little clearer. When it's around, it's $3.99 a bomber here, which is a killer price for beer in bombers in general. I also prefer my double IPAs in bombers rather than six packs as I want to drink them as fresh as possible and not have six of 'em that I have to knock off asap. Also, having been out of work until very recently, I can't necessarily go out and regularly pay $9-11 bucks for a sixer of good, hoppy beer, though I can splurge $4 and have a bomber of Hop Stoopid. No, it's not the hands-down cheapest option by any means, but in terms of quality, affordability, and the fact that it's widely distributed, it's my go-to.

    Also, fwiw, I like it every bit as much as Hopslam I'd have to say, though I haven't tried Sucks.
  26. 19etz55

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

    Saranac High Peaks Imperial IPA is good. Also Bear Republic's Racer 5 IPA is a very good beer at around $5 or so for a 22 oz. bottle.
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  27. dcs1548

    dcs1548 Savant (375) Virginia Nov 6, 2011

    Of course for DIPA's it's hard to top anything by Lagunitas and the Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout is great, too. Also, for Imperial Stouts give the Lagunitas Imperial Stout a try, I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about it, I really enjoyed it and it's one of the best priced Imperial Stouts I've seen.
  28. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (435) Texas Jan 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    DIPA: Sucks, Maximus, ST 2xIPA - for beers you can get in most states. Best overall? Heady at $12 for 4 pack (equivalent to $12 a growler or $4 a bomber) if you happen to live in New England.

    RIS: Old Rasputin, Narwhal, FBS, FIS. Stone IRS as a runner up at $6/22 oz. Brooklyn BCS is cheap but I wouldn't drink it above any of the aforementioned.
  29. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    The first post asks for budget Imperial IPAs as well as Imperial Stouts. :p
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  30. Southern Tier 2XIPA $7.99 or Lagunitas Sucks $8.49 a six-pack. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid $3.99 a bomber (North Carolina).
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  31. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Savant (425) Missouri Dec 22, 2012

    sixpoint resin, two brothers northwind stout, hoptimum is also amazing, just slightly more expensive than resin
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  32. Green Flash Imperial IPA
  33. Not necessarily the best budget DIPA but Dogfish 90 minute comes in a 4 pack for roughly 11-13 bones depending on where you at. You definitely are paying for quality fa-sho.

    Hop Stoopid is a good ol' bomber to suck down for about 4 duckets(U.S.= 4 boanz).
  34. And as for an imperial stout...Old Rasputin is my go to. Like 8 ducks for a four pax??? Get the heck outta here and go buy sum right meow! Peas.
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  35. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Sucks, Stone, DFH IPA, Green Flash, Breckenridge 471
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  36. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Otter Creek Imperial Stout is now in 12 oz., 10.00 a 4pak, prob. less in most other markets as we are in NY and higher priced for most beers. Better than Old Raspy IMHO.
  37. Anything Lagunitas comes in at a big beer for a bargain. Their cappuccino stout is good and plenty of solid ipa offerings. Sierra nevada makes great ipa's that are always available as well. Stone is pretty good to.
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  38. BeersAndBears

    BeersAndBears Advocate (600) Nebraska Dec 30, 2012 Beer Trader

    Odell Myrcenary without a doubt. 10 bucks a 4 pk. Great value for BAs that like a big bold DIPA without a lot of malt sweetness to help cover up the 10% abv (give or take). This one has a ton of hops and just enough malt to satisfy.
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  39. DC Brau Corruption!!!
  40. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Advocate (630) Florida May 29, 2011 Beer Trader

    Lagunitas Maximus