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"Juiciest" India Pale Ales

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by twizzard, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. twizzard

    twizzard Advocate (525) New York May 11, 2013

    I did a quick search and did not find any threads with this topic...although there may be. Anyway, this is my favorite summer style & was curious if I've missed anything terrific. What are your top 3, year round, juiciest IPA's and/or IIPA's?

    Mine would be (in order of availability in NYS):

    Heady
    Gandhi
    Mass Rising
    War Elephant
    Limbo
    Sucks
  2. rollom

    rollom Advocate (560) New York Jan 22, 2011

    If you can make it to HF (I believe you're upstate right?) - Abner

    Last time I was up there I was drinking it for breakfast (judge away people)
  3. Sharky

    Sharky Aficionado (150) Wisconsin Jan 2, 2014

    Jai ALai is quite juicy
  4. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Advocate (610) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

    Pipeworks Ninja/Unicorn series with Citra Ninja and Unicorn Galaxy leading the pack. Simcoe ninja comes in at number 3.

    Honorable mention for FFF APW.
  5. twizzard

    twizzard Advocate (525) New York May 11, 2013

    HF is a hike...still haven't made the pilgrimage.
  6. Tired Hands Alien Church IPA - likewise for many of TH D/IPAs
    TG PseudoSue - super juicy, tons of mango in this one (technically a pale ale)
    Alpine Keene Idea
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  7. twizzard

    twizzard Advocate (525) New York May 11, 2013

    Off topic but I has the Pipework's BA milk stout the other night and was just blown away...Competes with BCBS all day long.
  8. twizzard

    twizzard Advocate (525) New York May 11, 2013

    Has PS a month or so ago...wish I could get it regularly.
  9. yankeej13

    yankeej13 Savant (415) Florida Sep 3, 2010

    Uinta Hop Nosh
    Bear Republic Apex

    A bit different from one another but both simply amazing.
  10. utopiajane

    utopiajane Champion (860) New York Jun 11, 2013

    Firestone Double Jack is particularly juicy.
  11. thewrongtone

    thewrongtone Savant (355) Texas Oct 15, 2006

    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. Doesn't get much juicier than that, IMO.
  12. Spewlander

    Spewlander Zealot (80) Minnesota May 17, 2014

    Personally, I find Deschutes Fresh Squeezed incredibly juicy.
  13. Streaky

    Streaky Aficionado (150) New Jersey Mar 26, 2013

    Hop Ranch
    Kane Overhead
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  14. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Savant (345) Nebraska Jun 4, 2013

    Myrcenary (It's the Sunny D of IPAs), Odell IPA, Abrasive.

    Seconding Fresh Squeezed and Sucks.
  15. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (600) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Hey Tom,

    like everything on your list, had them all except Limbo. I'd add Hop Ju Ju from Headhunter but it's not around. When I think of juicy brews I'm thinking DIPA's not sharply bitter IPA's and hops like Centennial work pretty well, as does Nelson. So stuff like Two Hearted Ale, Racer 5 even though IPA's are nicely done without going over board on the bitter. Fresh Double Jack is good, fresh is the bitch here, HDR is quite fruity too, not overly bitter, taken blind you would swear it was a DIPA. Jai Alai is also a mild more citrusy/orange IPA too.
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  16. twizzard

    twizzard Advocate (525) New York May 11, 2013

    Agree 100% on the HDR. Not so much on the Jai Alai or Two Hearted....thought they were barely average, at best
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  17. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Savant (395) Illinois May 17, 2013

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  18. MrDave

    MrDave Advocate (540) California Jan 23, 2013

    At just over 3,000 miles away from me, it was a bit more than a hike. Definitely worth doing though!
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  19. KingSue, Sosus, Twisted Galaxy DIPA's... ZeeLander IPA as well. Pure juice!
  20. Roguer

    Roguer Champion (870) Connecticut Mar 25, 2013

    Concur with Heady. Pretty much any of the DIPAs from HF (Double Citra certainly comes to mind as a particular example). Gandhi Bot isn't a bad one, either; great DIPA, but not at the top of the juicy list.

    Others that strike me as "juicy:"

    Sixpoint Hi-Res (freaking hop juice in a can!)
    CCB Jai Alai (one of the best fruit-forward IPAs, IMO)
    Coop F5
    Short's Superfluid (big time; if you like tropical juice notes, check this one out!)
    Drake's Hopocalypse
    Kern Citra
    JA Hopponious Union
    Stone Enjoy By (sometimes juicy, sometimes dank; I know the hop load doesn't change, but I think the freshness of the pellets does affect it, and I've had a few versions that were very fruity)
    SN Hoptimum - yes, it's resiny goodness, but it's got a very significant sweet aspect to it
    Lagunitas Sucks - when fresh; it gets real bad, real quick, though, and the juice notes flee first
    Green Flash Palate Wrecker - despite the name, I find it damn juicy
    Founders Centennial - not the flavor, exactly, but it has one of the best citrus-forward hop aromas of any beer I've ever had. Same goes for Founders Harvest Ale
    Long Trail Limbo - like Hoptimum, I get a lot of pine up forward, but plenty of juicy hops are to be found; great overall IPA
    OC/Lawson's Double Dose - yes, please!
    Alpine Nelson - first class, juicy IPA
    Beer'd Grove Stand (local, growler-only; but super, super juicy)

    Well, I think that's a big enough list. ;)
  21. Joe82684

    Joe82684 Disciple (55) Pennsylvania Apr 10, 2014

    Had my very first Heady Topper last night and boy was that a juicy DIPA! I loved every last sip and even just smelled the can when all of the beer was gone! Lived up to the hype big time for me!

    I would have to agree with some others already posted for other choices. Fresh Squeezed is super juicy. Limbo is fantastic. Brooklyn Blast was pretty juicy as well.
  22. could start with Tree house "Juice Machine"
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  23. Alextricity

    Alextricity Advocate (700) Michigan Jun 18, 2012

    Drinking for breakfast is underrated.
  24. robear

    robear Savant (430) Wisconsin May 24, 2014

    Nobody has mentioned the juiciest beer I've ever had:

    Three Floyds Permanent Funeral. Could have sworn I was drinking orange juice with a tiny bit of pulp in it.

    Societe the Pupil is another that hasn't been mentioned yet.
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  25. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Savant (305) Illinois Feb 28, 2013

    im going to have to go with pseudosue and zombie dust (both pale ales). they both have a long lasting "juicy" finish
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  26. Jai alai for a sipa and enjoy by for a dipa for me.
  27. skubas86

    skubas86 Aficionado (205) Illinois Mar 17, 2013

    Lakefront- Myturn series Johnson
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  28. Hopslam, Hi-Res, PsuedoSue. Year-round you say? I guess then keep Psuedo Sue, switch it to Resin, and add Heady.
  29. nut

    nut Aficionado (125) Illinois Jan 29, 2014

    my favorite 'juiciest' are;

    ballast point - sculpin
    revolution - galaxy-hero, unfortunately not year round, really needs to be
    three floyds - zombie dust
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  30. robear

    robear Savant (430) Wisconsin May 24, 2014

    Stopped by the brewery last night- No Johnson on tap or in bottles. Still a few 4-packs on the shelves at some local stores, but this batch is almost gone.
  31. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Aficionado (245) Ohio Jan 24, 2010

    Two from my area would be Chillwave (absolutely awesome stuff) and White Rajah.

    When I want an easy to find, widely available, I always go with Lagunitas Maximum.

    I also enjoy the majority of those previously mentioned that I have had.
  32. Matthew1788

    Matthew1788 Savant (430) Ohio Feb 23, 2013

    Chillwave tasted like straight fruit juice. Tasty stuff for sure.
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  33. DVoors

    DVoors Disciple (70) Indiana Jan 6, 2014

    +1 for Permanent Funeral and Zombie Dust (when super fresh)
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  34. My palatte sucks, but honestly, any imperial/double IPA is "juicy" and sweet to me, whereas more of the single ipa's came across as have more bitterness.
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  35. Hi-Res is like drinking grapefruit juice so...yeah, Hi-Res.
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  36. robear

    robear Savant (430) Wisconsin May 24, 2014

    The Pupil from Societe is a single- it varied from batch-to-batch for the first year, but the best pint I ever had tasted just ilke grapefruit juice.
  37. Heady
    Pliny
    Fresh squeezed
    Jai Alai
    Sculpin
    Chillwave
    Dirtwolf

    Have yet to experience Hill Farmstead or FFF but I hear the same about them.

    I don't mind hi-res but it's got enough malt to keep it off my juicy list
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  38. Oh yeah, Chillwave!
  39. SenorHops

    SenorHops Savant (375) Rhode Island Aug 10, 2010

    Insert the names of every ipa/dipa here_______________.

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