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The best IPA no one knows about?

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

  1. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (620) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004 Subscriber

    Shit, I forgot that.
  2. Drake's Denogginizer
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  3. Columbus Brewing Co. IPA and Uinta Hop Notch.

    When Great Lakes distributes Hop Madness, watch out. Dreadnaught wont be the same.
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  4. Yea I think Hop notch is good and flies under the radar.

    I'd add Mayflower IPA out of mass I dont think many people have heard of this, its solid.

    Also I had Digital IPA from yeastie boys, some australian brewery I think, was really good.
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  6. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Advocate (540) Wisconsin Jul 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    I would say Iowa is good at hiding awesome IPA's. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  7. River Horse Hop-a-lot-amus.
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  8. The one that I've brewed myself with Centennial and Cascade hops, around 6% ABV and 80 IBUs! :p
  9. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Savant (475) Illinois Nov 4, 2008

    damn- all these sound great! Anyone want to do a nationwide road trip!
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  10. SquirrelsBrews

    SquirrelsBrews Aficionado (220) Massachusetts May 31, 2011 Beer Trader

    Mayflower IPA from Plymouth Ma..One of the best around the Boston area!!
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  11. Overlord

    Overlord Advocate (665) California Jun 28, 2007

    Hoppy Birthday from Alpine. Not even a contest.
  12. mjryan

    mjryan Advocate (550) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    Two come to mind, though they are fairly new. Both are Mn IPAs. First, Hop Dish from Liftbridge Brewing in Stillwater Mn. So fucking good. Second, Foto IPA from Lucid in Minnetonka Mn. Unique, dry and hoppy as hell. Anyone here heard of Masala Mamma?
  13. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Advocate (545) Massachusetts Jun 22, 2004 Beer Trader

    I believe it defines the white whale
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  14. TicoCali

    TicoCali Savant (460) California Jul 25, 2010

    Protector IPA by Enegren Brewing
  15. Chris_Cali_2o9

    Chris_Cali_2o9 Aficionado (245) Nov 18, 2012

    Not sure how well known Knee Deep brewing is, but their Citra PA caught me off guard. Should be called an IPA and i'd at least put it up there in my top 10.
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  16. Bitto Honey IPA from Prism Brewing in North Wales, PA
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  17. iSrALE

    iSrALE Aficionado (215) Mexico Nov 18, 2008

    Big Daddy ipa from Speakeasy San Francisco Ca
  18. The guys hording all of the Boneyard in the PNW don't know what they're missing by not having Berryessa and their awesome IPA's.

    Berryessa's Double Tap gets my vote.
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  19. whiskey

    whiskey Advocate (535) California Feb 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Ft. George Vortex and Bootjack Icicle
  20. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (665) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    I also had a chance to try Sweet Water IPA and it was great :)
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  21. dvs0ne

    dvs0ne Disciple (60) Indiana Dec 17, 2010

    Triton Railsplitter. Indy's best ipa.
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  22. Wormtown Be Hoppy.
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  23. godlessape

    godlessape Savant (320) Georgia Dec 12, 2010

    Sweetwater IPA. Out of Atlanta GA. Very good indeed.
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  24. harperman69

    harperman69 Savant (400) Tennessee Feb 11, 2009 Beer Trader

    Lots of good beers listed and I'd like to add Straight to Ale's Monkeynaut.
  25. Jae9979

    Jae9979 Savant (295) New York Sep 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    Railroad IPA from Rohrbachs Brewing in Rochester, NY
  26. rangerred

    rangerred Advocate (505) Tennessee Dec 20, 2006 Subscriber

    Marble IPA out of Albuquerque. Pretty sure it is only distributed in NM and TN which is kind of random. Also Troopers Alley IPA from Wolf Hills Brewing in Abingdon, VA.
  27. harperman69

    harperman69 Savant (400) Tennessee Feb 11, 2009 Beer Trader

    It's distributed in TN because of a trademark dispute settlement.
  28. kemoarps

    kemoarps Champion (805) Washington Apr 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    I actually liked Ninkasi's total domination.
    Populist from eagle rock is good down in la.
    If you find yourself in new Mexico la cumber is a solid brewery and their elevated ipa is fantastic
  29. I don't see Revolution's Anti-Hero get mentioned as much as I'd expect.
  30. zac16125

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

    Ive never heard of this, but the name alone makes me want to try it.
  31. uawildcat

    uawildcat Aficionado (230) Arizona Aug 12, 2011

    The best unknown IPA is Four Peaks Hop Knot IPA from Tempe, AZ.

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  32. Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery out of Williamsport PA
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  33. DUB from 10 Barrel Brewing
  34. jellikit

    jellikit Savant (335) Washington Aug 17, 2012

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  35. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Wedge Third Rail DIPA (although I felt it was more of a strong ale). Yummmm.

    Love Sweetwater IPA, too, and Columbus is quite good, as well.
  36. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Savant (315) Aug 20, 2012

    I don't know
  37. kbrinson

    kbrinson Aficionado (110) Indiana Mar 5, 2010

    Often overlooked by Surly in Minneapolis - Town Hall Brewery's Masala Mama IPA is outstanding.
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  38. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman Savant (265) Michigan May 16, 2012

    I genreally am not a huge fan of ABC (arbor brewing company) but Buzzsaw IPA is pretty damn good. Maybe it's because I can get it very fresh and on tap, but I really enjoyed it.
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  39. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (665) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    These are local for me. Timber Beast-Rye IPA, 16 reviews, Snake Handler DIPA, 53 reviews.
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  40. shuggy

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

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