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Post Your Top 5 IPA's/DIPA's

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

  1. gkingus

    gkingus Zealot (80) Rhode Island Jan 15, 2013

    Heady Topper
    Flower Power
    Nugget Nectar
    60 Minute

    Harpoon IPA is probably my go to/more affordable beer of choice though. It's a little more sessionable than those listed above.
  2. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Savant (400) Alabama Jan 20, 2013

    Alpine Nelson
    Jai alai
    Enjoy By
  3. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. Heady
    2. Sucks
    3. Enjoy By
    4. Furious
    5. Permanent Furneral
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  4. starrdogg

    starrdogg Advocate (650) District of Columbia Jun 21, 2010 Beer Trader

    1) HF Abner
    2) Double Sunshine
    3) Alpine Nelson
    4) HF Ephraim
    5) Boneyard Notorious
  5. nanobrew

    nanobrew Advocate (645) California Dec 31, 2008

    1) Bad Boy
    2) Enjoy By
    3) Societe The Pupil
    4) Duet
    5) KR Citra

    there are a few others from the Pizza Ports and some special event IPAs I would put on there, but I wanted to keep the list with regularly released beers.

    ...hmmm now that I look at that list i just realized everything is from SoCal (only one is non SD), either that is homerism or we are just spoiled here.

    For non SoCal IPA/DIPA

    1) HF Susan
    2) FFF Artic Panzer Wolf
    3) PtE
    4) Heady
    5) Sucks
  6. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (610) California Sep 13, 2009

    1. Pliny
    2. Racer 5
    3. 90 Min
    4. Ruination
    5. Burton Baton
  7. Drakes black label
    Alpine expo
    Pliny the elder (not a fan of the younger)
  8. Nickyboy777

    Nickyboy777 Zealot (85) California Dec 17, 2010

    Damn straight! I love that stuff; I get 2 growler fills every time I make it down there from Mission Viejo.
  9. Ford

    Ford Advocate (570) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Heady Topper
    Enjoy By
    Karbach Hop Delusion
    Saint Arnold Endeavour
    Lone Pint Yellow Rose

    The first four are dIPA's.. the last is a single.. and a great one.
  10. DtheVillain

    DtheVillain Zealot (90) California Oct 17, 2012

    Exponential Hoppiness
  11. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Jai Alai
  12. Topher78

    Topher78 Savant (365) California Jul 8, 2011

    Hop Ninja
  13. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Savant (305) Minnesota Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    In the order I thought them up...
    Abrasive - Surly
    Heady Topper - Alchemist
    Simcoe Ninja - Pipeworks
    Sosus - Toppling Goliath
    Sucks - Lagunitas

    Furious - Surly
    Head Hunter - Fat Head's
    Mango Mama - Town Hall Brewery
    IPA - Odell
    Size 7 - Steel Toe
  14. primrose54

    primrose54 Savant (395) Ohio Apr 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    1. heady topper
    2. Head Hunter - Fatheads
    3. Enjoy by
    4. Elevated
    5. Furious
  15. Morey

    Morey Advocate (615) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007 Beer Trader

    Off the top of my head in no particular order....
    Kern Citra
    Enjoy By

    Head Hunter
    White Rajah
    Lavery Dulachan
    Two Hearted
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  16. BJasny

    BJasny Savant (430) Texas Jul 10, 2011

    1. Pliny the Elder. After this no particular order but the next 4 would be...

    Two Hearted
    Double Jack
    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
  17. ScottP

    ScottP Savant (475) New Hampshire Mar 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Heady Topper
    Society & Solitude #5
    Kern Citra
    Double Sunshine
  18. BRLockwood

    BRLockwood Savant (275) Virginia Aug 1, 2005 Subscriber

    Pliny the Elder
    Flower Power

    Five States!
  19. anteater

    anteater Advocate (735) Oregon Sep 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Keene Idea
  20. Heady Topper
    Flower Power
    My Bitter Valentine
    Hopponius Union - yes I know it is technically an IPL
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  21. Ruination
    Burton Baton
    Enjoy By
    Hop Stoopid
  22. Ljudsignal

    Ljudsignal Savant (365) Massachusetts Jul 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    I've only recently begun exploring IPAs, having clung rather single-mindedly for some time to a devotion to Belgian dark ales...but here's my list based on what I've had so far. In no particular order:

    Maine Beer Co. Lunch
    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Stone Enjoy By
    Jack's Abby 2nd Anniversary (yeah, it's an IPL, so sue me. It's also sodding delicious.)
    Stone RuinTen
  23. Gilmango

    Gilmango Savant (335) California Jul 17, 2007

    Kern Citra
  24. The one's that come to mind:

    1. Deep Ellum IPA
    2. DFH 60 Minute IPA
    3. Green Flash West Coast IPA
    4. Breckinridge 471 IPA
    5. Stone IPA
  25. badbeer

    badbeer Advocate (505) Iowa Jun 19, 2005 Beer Trader

    Love the avatar.
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  26. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    If I did this as a pie chart, you wouldn't be able to see anything except my first pick----everything else would just be a sliver.

    1. Zombie Dust (screw you, it's an IPA and everyone knows it)
    2. Lagunitas Sucks!
    3. Central Waters Illumination
    4. Alpha King (see above)
    5. Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA

    It's genuinely hard for me to rank anything after Sucks; the last three are pretty much interchangeable. Honorary mention to Anchor Humming Ale---which is far more of an IPA/APA straddler than either Alpha King or Zombie Dust. Also Hopslam, on its good days anyway, and Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale.

    I am obviously very much a fan of the more tropical fruit flavors in my hoppy beers, probably with pine second. I have grown more fond of grapefruit flavors but I still find it more bitter than others. Chinook has a very special place in my heart, I just love that unique spicy flavor, but you really have to be careful with it.
  27. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Savant (430) Minnesota Apr 23, 2007

    Bells Hopslam
    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    Avery Maharaja
    Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster
    Mad River Steel Head Double IPA
  28. VladTepes

    VladTepes Aficionado (190) Finland Oct 18, 2012

    Anchorage Bitter Monk
    Brewfist Spaceman
    Mikkeller Invasion IPA
    Port Mongo
    Port Wipeout
  29. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Savant (395) Ohio Oct 11, 2009

    My top 5 IPA's and DIPA's in no particular order:

    Stone IPA
    Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    The Brew Kettle White Rajah
    Founders Centennial IPA

    Honorable Mention: Great Divide Titan IPA

    Stone Enjoy By IPA
    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour
    Odell Myrncenary
    Stone Ruin10
    Dogfish Head 90min IPA

    Honorable Mention: Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA
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  30. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Savant (430) Illinois Sep 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    Jai Alai

    Enjoy by (on tap it's insane)
    Lake Erie Monster
    Hopslam (I'll give it another chance this year)
  31. trentbrown89

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

    So good, I work two miles away. Awesome :)
  32. kneary13

    kneary13 Savant (330) Massachusetts Jan 30, 2010

    i've only had it once at a festival. very limited distribution would hurt them in this forum, though i tip my hat to them for servicing the local community first.
  33. Geno206

    Geno206 Aficionado (155) Washington May 15, 2013

    Omnipollo - Nebuchadnezzar
    Green Flash - Palate Wrecker
    Boneyard - Hop Venom
    Stone - RuinTen
    Firestone Walker - Double Jack

    Would've listed Boneyard - Armored Fist, but it's classified as a CDA...
  34. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (660) California Aug 26, 2009

    HF Abner
    Heady Topper
    HF Double Galaxy
    Lawsons Double Sunshine
    Smuttynose Finestkind (my first love)
  35. MacStinson

    MacStinson Savant (375) Michigan Aug 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Crooked Tree
    Founders Harvest
    Union Jack
    AleSmith IPA
    Two Hearted

    90 min
    Aww Jeah
    Hop Stoopid
  36. BucannonXC5

    BucannonXC5 Advocate (535) California Jul 10, 2011 Beer Trader

    1. Abrasive Ale
    2t. Pliny the Elder
    2t. Pliny the Younger
    4. Double Jack
    5. Duet IPA
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Heady Topper
    Surly Abrasive Ale
    Stone Ruination 10th/RuinTen
    Cigar City Jai Alai
    La Cumbre Elevated IPA

    ... sadly 4 out of 5 are not available in my market and the other is limited/seasonal :(
  38. MCain04

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

    I'm gonna have to squeeze 7 into 5. But 5 breweries at least.

    Ruinten/Enjoy By

    Runner up/darkhorse: Odell IPA and Mercenary
  39. dennis3951

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

    Flying Fish Exit 16
    Long Trail Unfiltered IPA
    Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Climax IPA
  40. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Advocate (660) Illinois Apr 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    permanent funeral
    citra ninja
    enjoy by