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Post Your Top 5 IPA's/DIPA's

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheFugitive, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Double/imperial; Ruinten, Hop Dam, Double Trouble, Olde Hickory Redeemer, Pliny the Elder.
    Single; Sculpin, Flower Power, West Coast IPA, Stone IPA, Bling Pig.
    Black IPAs; Dubhe, Sublimely Self Righteous, Stone 15th Ann, Wookey Jack, Duck-Rabbit ABA.
    Cheers! And no, haven't had Heady.
  2. dexterk1

    dexterk1 Advocate (690) Illinois May 29, 2011 Subscriber

    Centennial IPA
    Two Hearted
    DFH 75min
    The Finest Kind
    All Day IPA
  3. SFACRKnight

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

    1. Heady
    2. red swingline primitive ipa
    3. odell ipa
    4. fresh squeezed
    5. elysian space dust
  4. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011

    1) sucks
    2) Columbus IPA
    3) resin
    4) resin
    5) resin
    *order changes according to freshness. presuming all were 5 days old, this would be my pecking order
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  5. Haven't had Exponential Hoppiness in years, but damn that is epically good stuff.
  6. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Advocate (630) Missouri Jan 26, 2013

    In no particular order:

    Union Jack
    Odell IPA
    Jai Alai
    Schlafly TIPA

    Enjoy By
    Double Jack
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  7. 1. Lawson's Double Sunshine
    2. The Alchemist Heady Topper
    3. Ballast Point Sculpin
    4. Greenman Rainmaker
    5. Stone Enjoy By
  8. No order of preference
    Double Trouble
    Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
    Honorable Mention:
    Dorado, Hoptimum

    Jai Alai
    Two Hearted (on tap only)
    Firestone Walker Union Jack
  9. Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    DFH 90-min
    Stone Enjoy By
    Harpoon Leviathan
    NOLA Mechahopzilla
  10. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. Heady
    1. Pliny
    3. Sosus
    4. Double Trouble
    5. New Glarus IIPA

    1. Fantasy Factory
    2. Founders Harvest Ale
    3. Ballistic
    4. Jai Alai
    5. Nugget Nectar
  11. surfcaster

    surfcaster Advocate (605) North Carolina Apr 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    Enjoy By

    Two Hearted

    Still yet to get HT
  12. LouDogg114

    LouDogg114 Savant (305) Georgia Jan 1, 2012

    Terrapin Hopzilla
    Dogfish head 90 min
    Jai Alai
    GD double Hercules
  13. Jae9979

    Jae9979 Savant (295) New York Sep 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    Jai Alai
    Zombie Dust
    Alpine Nelson
  14. tronester

    tronester Advocate (655) Oklahoma Nov 25, 2006

    Stone Ruination IPA
    Anchor Liberty Ale
    Atlas India Pale Ale (on cask)
    Pliny The Elder
  15. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Champion (835) Florida Feb 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Haven't had Heady, Younger, Sucks, Nelson or Surly IPAs, but of what I have tried:

    1. Double Jack
    2. Hopslam
    3. Pliny
    4. Dreadnaught
    5. Enjoy By & Double Trouble tied

    1. Sculpin
    2. Founders Harvest
    3. Dayman Coffee
    4. Two Hearted
    5. Alesmith & Anti-Hero tied
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  16. DucksFan16

    DucksFan16 Advocate (585) Alaska Feb 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    HF Abner
    Heady Topper
    Citra DIPA
  17. Rohkey

    Rohkey Savant (350) Michigan Jan 13, 2013

    Full disclosure - I've never had Pliny, Sculpin, Heady Topper, Zombie Dust, or some of the other highly acclaimed IPA/DIPAs not available in Michigan (nor have I had Enjoy By). I've had Dreadnaught once but don't remember it enough to rank it, although I remember really liking it.

    1) Kuhnhenn DRIPA
    2) Double Trouble
    3) 90 Minute
    4) Greenbush Dunegras
    5) 60 Minute / Centennial IPA /Hopslam / Double Crooked Tree
  18. lic217

    lic217 Advocate (630) Connecticut Aug 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Gandhi Bot
    Heady (it was a little old when I first tried, it might beat Gandhi if fresh)
    Enjoy by
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  19. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Advocate (580) New Jersey Apr 5, 2013 Beer Trader


    Ghandi Bot
    Lake Erie Monster
    Double Trouble
    Enjoy By


    Two Hearted
    Jai Alai
    Flower Power
    Odell's IPA
  20. DblDiamond

    DblDiamond Savant (440) Arizona Jul 17, 2013 Beer Trader

    First ever post! IPA lover here. Definite West Coast bias:
    Enjoy by
    Pliny the Elder
    Black Racer

    Ruinten & Palate Wrecker are great too.
  21. spitshaded

    spitshaded Savant (345) Virginia Nov 12, 2012

    Russian River Blind Pig
    Fat Heads Headhunter
    Founders Centennial
    Dark Horse Crooked Tree
    Thirsty Dog Citra Dog

    DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon
    Alewerks Bitter Valentine
    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour
    RR Pliny the Elder
    Stone Enjoy By
  22. Would be nice if more breweries would send their beers to NJ since they send them to our neighbouring states of PA, NY and MD (hi, Bells), then I could try more without having to drive all over through loads of traffic everywhere to get some.
    Heady Topper
    Zombie Dust
    Pliny the Elder
    Maine Beer Lunch
    FW Double Jack
    There are loads of others I've enjoyed, but these are the top of the standouts for me. Kane Brewing here in NJ makes an IPA and Imperial IPA that are both getting great ratings so far. Nearly 90 minute drive and they're only open Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, which is hard to get off work for me during those times, but am going to try and make it happen soon.
  23. planbee

    planbee Savant (435) North Carolina May 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Bells Two Hearted
    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Elysian The Immortal
    Surly Furious
    Mikkeller Invasion

    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught
    Odell Myrcenary
    Foothills Seeing Double
    Williamsburg Bitter Valentine
  24. 1: Heady Topper 2: Pliny the younger 3: pliny the elder 4: Simtra 5: Sucks Than probably something from drakes
  25. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Advocate (540) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013 Beer Trader

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Abrasive
    3. Pliny the Elder
    4. Nelson
    5. Hopslam
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  26. vette2006c5r

    vette2006c5r Advocate (705) Minnesota Oct 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    1. Hopslam
    2. Abrasive
    4. Two Hearted
    5.Exit 16
  27. Chriscrundwell12

    Chriscrundwell12 Savant (305) Minnesota Jan 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    1. Minneapolis Town Hall Mango Mama
    2. The Alchemist Heady Topper
    3. Surly Abrasive
    4. Pliny the Elder
    5. Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
  28. Pliny
  29. jman005

    jman005 Advocate (565) Kentucky Jan 21, 2013

    Two Hearted
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  30. No order:
    Two hearted
    Caldera Ipa
    Odell Ipa
  31. Chaaaarlieeee

    Chaaaarlieeee Aficionado (220) Rhode Island Nov 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    HF Abner
    HF Society and Solitude #2
    HF Double Citra
    Heady Topper
    Pliny the Elder

    I havent had any Alpine beers or Lawson's Double Sunshine.
  32. Nickyboy777

    Nickyboy777 Zealot (85) California Dec 17, 2010

    1) Societe - The Pupil
    2) Heady Topper
    3) Pliny the Elder
    4) Enjoy By
    5) Zombie Dust
    6) Bootlegger's Far Out

    oops was that six, my bad ;) I mixed in IPA/DIPA's
  33. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Enjoy By
    3. PtE
    4. Double Trouble
    5. Hoptimum

    Regs joints
    1. Flower Power
    2. Sculpin
    3. 2 Hearted
    4. Deviant Dales
    5. Union Jack
  34. Just finished a very fresh bottle of Head Hunter, might be a close 5
  35. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Savant (465) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. Kern River CITRA
    2. Double Sunshine
    3. Heady Topper
    4. Pte
    5. Abrasive
  36. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Savant (385) California Feb 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    RuinTen/enjoy by
    The pupil/Pliny

    So hard to pick 5ish
  37. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Savant (385) California Feb 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    Shout out to societe!!
  38. jstilwell

    jstilwell Savant (410) Massachusetts Oct 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    S&S 5
    HF Double Citra
  39. meb3476

    meb3476 Savant (475) Massachusetts Apr 1, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    1. HF Abner
    2. Heady Topper
    3. HF Double Citra
    4. Lunch
    5. Double Trouble
  40. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Savant (420) Florida May 15, 2011

    this is ah ard list since Their are SO many that I haven't had, but , ehh
    1. 2XIPA
    2. Sculpin IPA
    3. Self Righteous
    4. India brown ale
    5. XXXXIpa