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The best IPA no one knows about?

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

  1. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Aficionado (185) Ohio Aug 31, 2010

    Matriarch from Jackie O's
  2. Olde Hickory Death by Hops
  3. miketd

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

    This latest batch is especially good. Or maybe we finally some fresh stuff in Cleveland. Either way, I'm digging it tonight.
  4. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    If it's a beer that we don't know about, we probably don't know the acronym for it...
  5. jodan

    jodan Savant (335) California Jul 24, 2008

    Didn't make the connection as to what the 'TG' in the title meant, but I had 3 Toppling Goliath hoppy beers on Darkness Day Eve and thought they were all fantastic. Hopefully the bottling line will mean I can have their great beers more than once a year.
  6. sil1

    sil1 Savant (290) California May 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Starting to get traction behind it simtra is pretty solid from knee deep
  7. zeledonia

    zeledonia Advocate (590) Washington Nov 23, 2008 Beer Trader

    Got some of this in a BIF. At first I thought "two bottles of one beer in a BIF?" After drinking the first, I understood and appreciated the choice.

    One that's not been mentioned (perhaps cause it's too well known?) is Boneyard RPM. Folks in the PNW know it, but I think most of the country has no clue what they're missing.
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  8. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (625) Ohio Jan 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    x2. Great beer, traded some Columbus IPA and White Rajah and got 2 as extras. Very, very solid.
  9. Keffa

    Keffa Advocate (625) Ohio Jan 8, 2009 Beer Trader

    Had a bottle of Simtra at my bachelor party thanks to Leschkie. HOLY SHIT. So good. Sat for about 5 minutes just smelling it, and it didn't disappoint when I actually took a drink.
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  10. vacax

    vacax Advocate (675) California Jun 3, 2008 Beer Trader

    I figure people from California know... Beachwood Melrose
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  11. Mandark

    Mandark Savant (350) Illinois Apr 8, 2008 Beer Trader

    This is the only Toppling Goliath I've had so far and it was excellent. I get bored of IPAs, but the smell and taste of this reminded me of why I loved them in the first place. They must start distributing to Illinois!
  12. Wielder

    Wielder Aficionado (180) Indiana Sep 5, 2012

    TIPA from Schlafly was pretty awesome.
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    This small brewery in San Jose called Russian River makes this IPA called Pliny the Elder. It's fantastic! Unfortunately it's only distributed to a few states :(


    No really... Southern Star Pro-Am 2012, (512) IPA, Deep Ellum IPA, Karbach Rodeo Clown IIPA. Beloved locally, not known outside of Texas, really.
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  14. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    Scottish IPA.
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  15. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Savant (345) Texas Aug 16, 2010

    Not telling.
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  16. Steel toe size 7? Such a great beer from a rather small operation.
    sacrelicio, hood17, Rob-P and 3 others like this.
  17. This x 1000
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  18. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Savant (300) Oregon Mar 15, 2010

    Yes!!! Went to Odd Side last summer and this beer blew me away! Phenomenal stuff! I'll also echo support for Fort George Vortex and Boneyard RPM - both are fantastic. And I don't believe I saw any mention of Fremont Interurban, so...there it is.
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  19. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (440) Florida May 16, 2011 Beer Trader


    This brewery makes some great beers and they don't typically get a whole lot of recognition on here. If you ever trade from floridians see if they can get some of this!
    dcs1548 and JarlowMarlow like this.
  20. inspektor

    inspektor Savant (475) North Carolina Jun 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    Snake Handler Double IPA
    Dracarys, DanE, CrazyOtto623 and 2 others like this.
  21. craigo19

    craigo19 Savant (330) Michigan Oct 12, 2009

    Maumee Bay IPA and Amarillo Brillo from Maumee Bay Brewing in Toledo.
    APH likes this.
  22. ripps1

    ripps1 Advocate (545) New Jersey Aug 28, 2012

    This. As well as Kane's Double dry hopped galaxy head high. Both are amazing beers.
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  23. Steimie

    Steimie Advocate (590) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Steel Toe Size 7
    Columbus IPA
    Odd Side Citra
    Kuhnhenn Fluffer

    The people that posted these answers are the winners.
    DrinkinViking likes this.
  24. The best IPA no one knows about.

    If I told you, I'd have to kill you.
  25. But Ron, the Scots are known not to use many hops :)
  26. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,285) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Lift Bridge Hop Dish and i always mention Steel Toe
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  27. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Pako's IPA.
    EdH and gatornation like this.
  28. micromaniac129

    micromaniac129 Champion (750) Pennsylvania Nov 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    Old Forge in Danville Pa. Thier overbite IPA is fantastic. Think Furious or Sculpin or Flower power.
  29. In terms of American takes on the more traditional English IPA, I actually love Shipyard's (Fuggles) IPA...single variety, hefty bitterness, nice malt backbone, and at just the right ABV.
  30. It's known fairly well here in its local area but I don't think its local area of familiarity extends too far out of state.... Wormtown Be Hoppy.
  31. Phacoman

    Phacoman Savant (265) Pennsylvania Jun 26, 2011

    I'm not sure what qualifies for this thread but Evolution Lot 3 is a great IPA that is little known about.
    Highly recommend.
  32. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    came to post this. it's getting pretty popular in NJ but this is probably top 10 for me right now.
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  33. MinorThreat

    MinorThreat Advocate (625) Nebraska Apr 7, 2008 Beer Trader

    This^ hands down.
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  34. Selins Grove Brew Pubs IPA. Their APA is awesome too!!
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  35. I wouldn't say no one knows about them, it's get some love on here, but it definitely doesn't get mentioned nearly enough in my opinion.

    Meadowlark from Pretty Things
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  36. EdH

    EdH Aficionado (230) Utah Jul 27, 2005

  37. PaulUH

    PaulUH Savant (265) Texas Aug 14, 2012

    yep... dont forget endeavor
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  38. Flat 12 Walkabout
    It is listed as a Pale Ale, but I and many others don't think it fits.
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  39. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Savant (310) Ohio Oct 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Societe's The Pupil
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  40. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Caldera IPA, Drakes IPA and Big Sky IPA.
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