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Best budget Imperial IPA

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

  1. screamking

    screamking Savant (405) Ohio Jan 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    FBS on here now at $10 a 4pack. Wait til this fall when it's $10 a 6pack, best stout value ever!
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  2. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (475) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

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  3. Wachusett Larry!
  4. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    Widmer Deadlift
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  5. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    for me: fresh green flash IIPA, hands down.

    heady topper if you have access. SN torpedo by a huge margin if you don't need that extra punch of alcohol and hoppiness that most of the big name IIPAs have.
  6. HeresToHopping

    HeresToHopping Aspirant (35) Jan 21, 2013

    Hop Wallop for $9.99? What state are you living in? 11.99 a sixer is the cheapest in NY I have ever seen a Victory sixer. My vote for best value DIPA...Lagunita's Lil Sumpin Wild Ale. $11.99/sixer, and 8.80% abv! Some call it Belgian IPA...but I disagree (considering that is not a real style of beer).
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  7. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Savant (290) Texas Jan 8, 2011

    This. Also, in the South is Saint Arnold Endevour at $5 a bomber. Awesome stuff.
  8. HeresToHopping

    HeresToHopping Aspirant (35) Jan 21, 2013

    Actually...I might need to go with Lagunita's Sucks on this one if you're talking about value for taste, and abv! Strike my previous candidate.
  9. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (470) Texas Dec 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sucks, Resin, Deviant Dales.Ten Fidy, and Green Flash Double stout are reasonably priced to me
  10. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Odell myrcenary and lugene; great divide yeti and hercules ipa.
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  11. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (470) Texas Dec 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agreed on Leviathan
  12. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Savant (455) Pennsylvania Mar 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    Southern Tier 2XIPA & Bell's 2 hearted ale.
  13. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (800) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    If you can get your hands on it , http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/19832/75599, Gunslinger DIPA from Crown Valley is a really great beer at a budget price, I can get it for around 9 bucks , not sure where all they distribute but I dont believe its nationwide. I have yet to rate it on here just out of laziness but I would give it around a 4 or better
  14. oregonhophouse

    oregonhophouse Aspirant (40) Feb 27, 2012

    Hop Venom, hands down. But yeah, Hercules will do in a pinch! Our pub just had a big contest for the top single IPA in Oregon, after 1100 unique votes, results are interesting (we think) - check our our website if you're interested in this:
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  15. Stevedore

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

    Drinking some Sucks right now and I keep coming back to this as being the best DIPA hop bang for my buck.
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  16. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (605) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    My money is on Green Flash Imperial IPA for sure! You can get a bomber for $6 here.
  17. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    Those last two are the most disgusting Imperial IPAs I've ever had ;)
  18. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Advocate (580) Delaware Feb 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    I find that hard to believe. Even from the brewery you will pay $12/six. It is pretty uniformly $11.99-$12.49 in SEPA/Northern DE. They moved their entire imperial lineup up a buck or two at least a year ago.
  19. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    Funny, because Hopslam is more like $25-30 a six pack here. So if someone can get 3 22oz bottles of Hop Stoopid for $12 (not $13.09, because they're not buying a six pack)....well, let's just say I'd rather spend $12 on the Lagunitas before I spent ~$30 on the Hopslam.
  20. Flashy

    Flashy Advocate (675) Vermont Oct 22, 2003

    Heady Topper when it returns (hope it doesn't get worse when it becomes more common) - $14 for a four pack of 16 oz cans is a bargain. Narwhal is awesome for the price as is everything Sierra Nevada makes.
  21. If I were in Waterbury, Vermont, the choice would clearly be Heady Topper for Imperial IPA

    However, I'm in PA and the best local option is Victory Hop Wallop - case for about 45

    Imperial Stout would also have to go to Victory with Storm King Stout - case for about 50
  22. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Champion (800) California Mar 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Holy shhhhhhhhhite!!!!! You're right. At that price it comes out to around $.23 per oz. Bombers look like a good deal but packs are always the way to go.
  23. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Savant (430) Minnesota Apr 23, 2007

    Double IPA: Lagunitas Maximus

    Imperial Stout: Founders
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  24. OTB

    OTB Savant (465) California Sep 2, 2011

    Alpine Pure Hoppiness, 5.99.

  25. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Advocate (545) Massachusetts Jun 22, 2004 Beer Trader

    First I've heard of this, rumor or confirmed?
  26. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Confirmed, it's on their release calendar on their website.
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  27. screamking

    screamking Savant (405) Ohio Jan 20, 2013 Beer Trader

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  28. rxeight

    rxeight Savant (425) Illinois Feb 5, 2012

    Zombie Dust $8.75 per 6 pack. Is it an imperial? No. Is it better than most? Yes.
  29. I've been digging Stoudt's Double IPA at $9.99 a sixer.
  30. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Deep sigh.... if I could only find it on regular basis in Ohio. :(
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  31. 66 ounces for $12 is the same cost per ounce as 72 ounces for $13.09. I hope you don't think a 22 ounce bottle holds as much beer as 2 12 ounce bottles.
  32. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    How much can I but Hop Venom for?
  33. ramnuts

    ramnuts Aficionado (245) Oregon Feb 16, 2009

    I guess that depends upon what the local bath house rates support...:eek:
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  34. You've gotta go Sucks at ~$10 per sixer. Dare I say I prefer it to Hop Slam? For half the price?
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  35. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    That damn Y and T are a little too close. I was trying to be a smartass too.
  36. ramnuts

    ramnuts Aficionado (245) Oregon Feb 16, 2009

    technology is "hard"
  37. 25 to 30 dollars is a total ripoff anywhere. I kind of thought 19.99 was a little too steep. Hopslam is good, but your 30 dollars are better spent elsewhere. Thats almost a case of Sucks...
  38. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (300) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    Sucks. Wal-Mart. 7.87.
  39. as tempting as that is, I refuse to shop there.
    I'll gladly pay a $1.12 premium to not go to wal mart
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  40. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (300) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    I love Wal-Mart. it makes me feel soooooooo good about myself.