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The best IPA no one knows about?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by geneseohawk, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Savant (475) Illinois Nov 4, 2008

    We all know the big names and ipa's out there- what is your favorite ipa no one knows about? I'll start from Toppling Goliath in Decorah Iowa. They have several Ipa's that are fantastic but this one is one of my favorites brewed with all Nelson Hops.

  2. j47paco

    j47paco Savant (410) California Dec 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    Old Town IPA from Tustin Brewing Company. I really enjoy that beer.
    blguillen, luisc123 and ImJ2x like this.
  3. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Savant (250) Illinois Oct 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Two Brothers Heavier Handed IPA
  4. jawzman

    jawzman Aficionado (240) Minnesota Mar 20, 2010

    A second for TG. They know their hops.
  5. La Cumbre IPA
  6. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Aficionado (175) California Jan 3, 2012

    I logged in just to "like" this.
    But, since I'm here now, let me rep Mammoth Brewing's Owens Valley Wet Harvest Ale. It tastes like a wet hopped Gordon (G'Knight) to me. [And, having exactly 0 reviews here, it certainly meets the OP's criteria.]
    And their IPA395 is probably the most unique GOOD IPA I've had. It's infused with sage and juniper. Very strange, but if you're a Gin gent like me, it's damn tasty.
  7. Well, under the radar, any IIPA from Hollister Brewing.
  8. ja1022

    ja1022 Aficionado (230) Indiana Sep 27, 2009

    Thai PA or Centennial (not Founders) from Bare Hands in Granger, IN.
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  9. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Big hop from east end brewing, pittsburgh pa, fresh ill put it right up there among the best ipa's out there
  10. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    KS1297 and Brunite like this.
  11. zac16125

    zac16125 Poobah (1,025) South Carolina Jan 26, 2010 Beer Trader

    Westbrook IPA. Web drank fresh Id put it up there with the best of them, maybe only behind Sculpin.
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  12. shuggy

    shuggy Savant (465) Pennsylvania Dec 22, 2006 Beer Trader

    Not sure if serious?
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  13. West Sixth IPA from Lexington, KY. If you can find a can, try it and see.
    KYzac, haddon, KYGunner and 3 others like this.
  14. Agree wvsabbath. Almost sessionable at 5.8 percent. Very tasty.
  15. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (400) New York Aug 1, 2012

    Idiot ipa wow that's fuckin good
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  16. Handle

    Handle Savant (415) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    I'll throw two out from Charlotte's NoDa Brewing: NoDaRyeZ'd and Hop, Drop 'n Roll.

    Regionally, I'll give a nod to SweetWater's, which I think is consistently great and doesn't often get a lot of love.
  17. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Virginia Jan 24, 2011

    Bitter valentine
    mscrowley, MattFoley, MrOH and 3 others like this.
  18. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Advocate (685) Massachusetts Mar 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    Maybe not one that no one knows about, but one that is overlooked by most beer geeks: Widmer Falconer's IPA. Part of the rotator series and totally delicious!
    Falcone and Hardcore like this.
  19. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Savant (375) California Jul 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    I love me some Widmer Nelson.
  20. Hessian257

    Hessian257 Advocate (625) New Jersey Mar 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Kane Head High

    amazing stuff
  21. miketd

    miketd Advocate (615) Ohio Mar 2, 2006 Beer Trader

    AKA Elevated IPA... I agree.

    My list would be huge as there are many draft only IPAs under the radar.
  22. Fort George Vortex <---On my top 5 IPAs of all time.
    Third Street Bombay Rouge (bottle version).
  23. New England Brewing Company's Fuzzy Baby Ducks. All citra.
  24. muletrane

    muletrane Savant (420) Pennsylvania Oct 26, 2006

    Breaker Brewing Company I Love PA IPA
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  25. JimDH

    JimDH Aficionado (235) Kentucky Feb 7, 2011

    No one knows about? Do you know about Columbus Brewing IPA? Oh, never mind.
  26. tjwarren

    tjwarren Savant (320) Ohio Dec 31, 2008

    I was just gonna say Columbus IPA but someone beat me to it. It should go viral it is so good.
    brew44, Swik, itsthepleats and 2 others like this.
  27. mike409

    mike409 Savant (315) Michigan Jan 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Fluffer IPA from kuhnhenn
  28. Hop Head from Porterhouse brewery in Ireland
    Murphey likes this.
  29. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Advocate (635) Indiana Aug 18, 2011 Beer Trader

    Triton Railsplitter or Sun King Grapefruit Jungle.

    Both local to me, but both amazing.
    Kyrojack and cadizkyguy like this.
  30. I wasn't a huge fan of ZeeLander. But Golden Nugget is great. And PseodoSue, while listed as an APA, blows away most IPAs.

    Toppling Goliath is the bomb.
  31. egrace84

    egrace84 Poobah (1,070) Illinois Mar 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Masala Mama. Had a Sweetwater IPA tonight for the first time and loved it also... very solid.
  32. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Advocate (500) Illinois Mar 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    2011 Daly Double.....before Half Acre changed the recipe and started calling it Space IPA....which is a shadow of the former beer IMHO
  33. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Advocate (500) Illinois Mar 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I also tried Sweetwater IPA recently, and was really surprised at how great it was. Who knew?
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  34. I want all of these.
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  35. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (450) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    Under the radar ipa is my favorite.
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  36. Lakefront IPA, seems to fly under the radar even here in Wisconsin. Best citrus heavy IPA out there IMO!
  37. Georgetown Lucille IPA
  38. How about Schlafly Tasmanian IPA? Only 34 reviews, but by far their highest rated beer. The Export & American IPA's are no slouches either for their respective takes on the style.
  39. founder26

    founder26 Savant (470) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    even though its not technically an ipa, odd side ales citra pale ale is right up there with zombie dust, this place is still kinda under the radar, although I think if they start botteling/canning soon they will take off. their double ipa I had today was also great, reminded me of a hopslam.
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