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The best IPA no one knows about?

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

  1. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Matriarch from Jackie O's
  2. timahood32

    timahood32 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Olde Hickory Death by Hops
  3. miketd

    miketd Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    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 Member

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

    jodan Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

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

    zeledonia Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    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 Member

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

    Keffa Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    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.
    DrinkinViking likes this.
  10. vacax

    vacax Member

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

    Mandark Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    TIPA from Schlafly was pretty awesome.
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    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 :(

    /sarcasm.

    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 Member

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Scottish IPA.
    Zimbo likes this.
  15. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Not telling.
    SammyJaxxxx and kemoarps like this.
  16. climbeer07

    climbeer07 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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 Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    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.
    Lordkrystic likes this.
  19. raczkowski

    raczkowski Member

    Location:
    Florida
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    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 Member

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

    craigo19 Member

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

    ripps1 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    This. As well as Kane's Double dry hopped galaxy head high. Both are amazing beers.
    mikeburd1128 and SammyJaxxxx like this.
  23. Steimie

    Steimie Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Steel Toe Size 7
    Columbus IPA
    Odd Side Citra
    Kuhnhenn Fluffer

    The people that posted these answers are the winners.
    DrinkinViking likes this.
  24. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Lift Bridge Hop Dish and i always mention Steel Toe
    hood17 likes this.
  27. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Member

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

    micromaniac129 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Old Forge in Danville Pa. Thier overbite IPA is fantastic. Think Furious or Sculpin or Flower power.
  29. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    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. jbertsch

    jbertsch Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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 Member

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

    MinorThreat Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    This^ hands down.
    kemoarps likes this.
  34. danedelman

    danedelman Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Selins Grove Brew Pubs IPA. Their APA is awesome too!!
    cmmcdonn likes this.
  35. Providence

    Providence Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    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
    ClockworkOrange, Dat and patrickcmcd like this.
  36. EdH

    EdH Member

    Location:
    Utah
  37. PaulUH

    PaulUH Member

    Location:
    Texas
    yep... dont forget endeavor
    ASUBeer likes this.
  38. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Member

    Location:
    Seychelles
    Flat 12 Walkabout
    It is listed as a Pale Ale, but I and many others don't think it fits.
    Swik and Skye1024 like this.
  39. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Member

    Location:
    California
    Societe's The Pupil
    Cynic-ale, calidelphia and j47paco like this.
  40. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Member

    Location:
    California
    Caldera IPA, Drakes IPA and Big Sky IPA.
    Lordkrystic likes this.

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