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The best IPA no one knows about?

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

  1. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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.

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  2. j47paco

    j47paco Member

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

    mateuszekxxpl Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Two Brothers Heavier Handed IPA
  4. jawzman

    jawzman Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    A second for TG. They know their hops.
  5. brplatz

    brplatz Member

    Location:
    New Mexico
  6. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Member

    Location:
    California
    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. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Well, under the radar, any IIPA from Hollister Brewing.
  8. ja1022

    ja1022 Member

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

    wvsabbath Member

    Location:
    West Virginia
    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 Member

    Location:
    New York
    KS1297 and Brunite like this.
  11. zac16125

    zac16125 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    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 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Not sure if serious?
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  13. Hoppenheimer

    Hoppenheimer Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    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. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Agree wvsabbath. Almost sessionable at 5.8 percent. Very tasty.
  15. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Member

    Location:
    New York
    Idiot ipa wow that's fuckin good
    xxbillay and rikatine like this.
  16. Handle

    Handle Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    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 Member

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

    EnronCFO Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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 Member

    Location:
    California
    I love me some Widmer Nelson.
  20. Hessian257

    Hessian257 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Kane Head High

    amazing stuff
  21. miketd

    miketd Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    AKA Elevated IPA... I agree.

    My list would be huge as there are many draft only IPAs under the radar.
  22. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Member

    Location:
    California
    Fort George Vortex <---On my top 5 IPAs of all time.
    Third Street Bombay Rouge (bottle version).
  23. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    New England Brewing Company's Fuzzy Baby Ducks. All citra.
  24. muletrane

    muletrane Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Breaker Brewing Company I Love PA IPA
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  25. JimDH

    JimDH Member

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

    tjwarren Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    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 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Fluffer IPA from kuhnhenn
  28. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Hop Head from Porterhouse brewery in Ireland
    Murphey likes this.
  29. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Triton Railsplitter or Sun King Grapefruit Jungle.

    Both local to me, but both amazing.
    Kyrojack and cadizkyguy like this.
  30. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    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 Member

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

    Anonymous1 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I also tried Sweetwater IPA recently, and was really surprised at how great it was. Who knew?
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  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
    I want all of these.
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  35. Centennial

    Centennial Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Under the radar ipa is my favorite.
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  36. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Lakefront IPA, seems to fly under the radar even here in Wisconsin. Best citrus heavy IPA out there IMO!
  37. Georgetown Lucille IPA
  38. stimulus

    stimulus Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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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