OK... I must admit, DIPA's are beginning to grow on me...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bradystraps, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Kern River Brewing Company's CITRA is my personal favorite, although I only got two bottles this year...:mad:
  2. Once you have a Double Jack you won't go back.
  3. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    Such a great beer. I just cracked open a bottle with a year on it - barleywine city. I expect that it's hitting soon (Feb beer IIRC)
  4. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    That made me literally laugh out loud. Well played!
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  6. BillMC518

    BillMC518 Aspirant (30) New York Feb 20, 2013

    I like the Firestone Double Jacks myself. They come in a 4 pack at 9.5%. But any of the beers mentioned above will be on my search list.
  7. atomic

    atomic Savant (480) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Verified

    Thats how I feel. I don't usually like the standard run of the mill IPA much, but a DIPA I will drink with glee.
    Especially hopslam.

    this is a rather unusual thing to post as I am currently drinking revolution anti-hero and absolutely love it.
  8. atomic

    atomic Savant (480) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Verified

    Yea? I know a place that stocked to their eyeballs in it. I should go help them out.
  9. I've had this experience too. Strange.
  10. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Savant (370) California Feb 14, 2011

    I'm glad you finally admitted it. It was ridiculous when you would not.
  11. 90 minute from DFH and Green Flash Imperial IPA. 90 minute is more sweet and balanced, and green flash is more onion.
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  12. CTJman

    CTJman Poobah (1,040) Connecticut Jan 14, 2013 Verified

    If he only lived in CT
  13. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Not trying to be a dick, but if you think NN and Sucks taste like grapefruit then these coming recommendations will not be helpful.
  14. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    You and half of the other responders missed the point, OP does not want a grapefruit DIPA.
  15. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    Oops. That's where I stopped reading.
  16. nc41

    nc41 Champion (770) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    Mongo and or Hopsickle. I always thought Hopsickle was a big beer and it is, but I had them on tap back to back and the Mongo was killer good. Two of the best after work bad day beers available.

    VDODSON Savant (320) North Dakota Feb 5, 2013

    Double IPA's are the pinnacle of flavor, it will send your tastebuds into shock. I remember the first time I had an Abrasive, as soon as I opened the can I was hit with a huge grapefruit smell. One of the best beers to date I have ever had, its a shame its seasonal and not avaible in ND.
  18. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    The Pliny killer has a name, and the name is Heady
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  19. nc41

    nc41 Champion (770) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    Fresh HT and or Abrasive is an amazing thing, but the OP was looking for a piney resinous DIPA not a grapefruit bomb. I see the OP lives in CT and Alchemist is probably not a killer drive. Hell I'd do it, and I've done it from NC.
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  20. Yep... it'll be on my Spring weekend get-away list. :cool:
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  21. I tried the Lag Sumpin Sumpin last night and wasn't blown away. It was decent but nothing I would buy again. The Sucks and Nugget Nectar were far better IMO.
  22. nc41

    nc41 Champion (770) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    Nice, next time in I'm staying an extra day so I can hit Lawsons delivery and HF. Have to say that Prohibition Pig and Blackback are great places to have a brew.
  23. jsurfs82

    jsurfs82 Savant (425) Ohio May 13, 2008

    Really? Have you had other 3 Floyds DIPA's? I've had this in my fridge but have been sitting on it a bit since I'm not sure my stance on this Rye craze yet.
  24. jsurfs82

    jsurfs82 Savant (425) Ohio May 13, 2008

    Whatever you do don't drink that Nugget Nectar after Sucks. NN was definitely a disappointment to me. Very subtle beer. Hell I love Tröegs Perpetual and think its much more of a hop head beer. Sucks is amazing as well.
  25. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (655) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    Probably the bitterest DIPA I've ever had (not in a bad way). Shorts is perhaps the most interesting microbrewery in the Midwest.
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  26. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Jan 24, 2011

    I was commenting on the post I quoted, not the OP :D
  27. Actually, I may prefer NN over Sucks. I will hit them both again and compare. One things for sure, the NN is the most beautiful colored beer I have ever seen. Looks gorgeous in the glass and makes it even more refreshing.
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  28. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Advocate (510) Florida Jul 13, 2011 Verified

    What he said
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  29. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 Advocate (520) Pennsylvania May 13, 2012 Verified

    Founders Double Trouble = grapefruit Bomb
  30. Has anyone had Mayflower IPA? How does it compare to the others mentioned here? Also need to try Sierra Nevada Torpedo.
  31. abkayak

    abkayak Savant (450) New York Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    2le Simcoe.....has gotten me to seek out all Weyerbacher brews.....all.
  32. I was drinking some Founder's Double Trouble last night and thought to myself, "This is one of the maltier DIPAs I've had." So, if you still like a solid malt undertone, without the intense citrus-y hops that some other DIPAs have, you might like to try that. Don't get me wrong, though, as there is still a hop presence as well.
  33. I am quickly becoming a fan of the DIPA taste of hops and citrus. Amazing how my taste for this style has just come alive.
  34. RWNay

    RWNay Savant (490) Illinois Oct 7, 2010 Subscriber

    Was that last years Double Trouble? Or did this one come out already this year? According to the website, its scheduled for May-June. Maybe its more malty because its old?
  35. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (615) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    Double jack
    Dry Dock DIPA
    Ska decadent
    I could go on for days.
  36. Uh NN does not have a huge grapefruit flavor nor is it a DIPA. Just sayin'.
  37. Understood. I stated earlier, that even though it is classified as an "Amber/Red Ale" it really is more of a DIPA in many people's views. I def taste the grapefruit. Not strong, but it's there.
  38. RWNay, I honestly didn't even look. It's certainly possible that it was last year's release, and that could explain the maltier taste. It's also the first time I've purchased it, so I didn't have a previous experience to compare it to. Have you had fresh Double Trouble before, and if so, how did you find the taste ?
  40. ahh, I love when my phone + browser + BA all work together to bring us posts that make no sense.
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