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The best IPA no one knows about?

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

  1. New Albanian Brewing Company's Hoptimus IPA, So freaking good!!!
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  2. sreichgott

    sreichgott Aficionado (145) Pennsylvania Oct 18, 2007 Subscriber

  3. t420o

    t420o Advocate (605) Colorado Jul 16, 2009

    Schlafly New Zealand IPA. I don't live in StL which makes me sad because it's a truly amazing IPA
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  4. akuyper

    akuyper Aficionado (210) Iowa Jan 29, 2009 Beer Trader

    Every IPA Toppling Goliath has ever made. I cannot wait until they start bottling this spring. Golden Nugget is sublime.
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  5. 10 Barrel Apocalypse surprised me bigtime. Almost every Beachwood IPA ever made. Oh... and Societe is going to turn some heads when/ if they start bottling their 3 IPAs.
  6. Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth, NH just opened up a tasting room, and their New England Gangsta' is citra-hopped and superbly juicy goodness. Their IIPA, Jack Wagon, is also great.
  7. randylangford

    randylangford Advocate (650) Pennsylvania Jun 11, 2008 Beer Trader

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  8. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (690) Missouri May 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Schlafly AIPA and TIPA
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  9. tcman128

    tcman128 Aficionado (155) Illinois Sep 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Mathias from Haymarket Brewery in Chicago
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  10. 831 IPA from Sante Adairius.
  11. bayareahustla

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

  12. Rough Draft Eraser IPA
  13. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Advocate (635) Minnesota Feb 15, 2005

    Gotta throw in another vote for Steel Toe, Size 7. Such a fantastic beer. Trade for it!
  14. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (365) Illinois Sep 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    chicago people know about it this and the rest of you should too. pipeworks ninja vs unicorn and pipeworks citra ninja.
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  15. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Floyd IPA by Ruth McGowans is a great local IPA that no one seems to know about.
  16. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (210) New York Jan 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hop Whoopin' by O'so Brewing Company in Plover, WI

    I've only had it a couple of times but I absolutely loved this beer. It makes me wish I could get back to WI more often. And I'm shocked that it's score is only 86.

  17. chcfan

    chcfan Advocate (630) California Oct 29, 2008

    Awesome! I'll pick up a pint the next time I'm shopping for skinny jeans!

  18. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Apex by Bear Republic, although it's technically a DIPA. I don't know if that was a "only brewed once" kinda deal or whatever, but it only has 159 reviews on BA, and I was lucky enough to find it on tap at the South Philly Taproom a while back. S*** is amazing.
  19. Just had Simtra after drinking a Pliny. That gets my vote
  20. OT20 Double IPA from The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It's there house IIPA and it is one of the best things I've ever had
  21. flayedandskinned

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

    Simtra, Sculpin, Wookey Jack, Butcherstown Black, The Incredible Hop, Caldera IPA.
  22. beerboy9960

    beerboy9960 Savant (295) Oklahoma Jan 28, 2011 Beer Trader

  23. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Ithaca Flower Power. Had a growler of it. Powerfully good!
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  24. Rimbimhoot

    Rimbimhoot Advocate (565) Illinois Sep 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Got to go local: Pipeworks Citra Ninja or Haymarket Mathias
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  25. alelover

    alelover Advocate (610) Michigan Aug 19, 2012

    thats what im saying.. go find this beer people!!
  26. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Really not fair , but Foothills Jade. Scores a 94, in house only. Some of the better stuff is regional only.
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  27. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

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  28. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    Simtra is awesome.... my local stop just picked up 4 cases.
  29. Jips

    Jips Savant (400) Kansas Nov 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    Stormchaser, the summer seasonal from Free State. Centennial and Citra!
  30. alelover

    alelover Advocate (610) Michigan Aug 19, 2012

    a.. in t..? haha
  31. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Savant (380) Missouri Jan 16, 2011

    Schlafly AIPA. Fantastic beer. If it were brewed on the west/east coast it would cost twice as much. Also, Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA is pretty darn good also and nobody knows about that.
  32. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,200) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo.
  33. Yep. Elevated was the star IPA of 2012, IMO.
  34. anything with "jade" in the name from Foothills. They also have a 100+ IBU 3.5% beer that is awesome.
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  35. siege06nd

    siege06nd Advocate (685) Virginia Dec 29, 2009 Beer Trader

    White Rajah out of Cleveland, OH and Orange Whip out of Falls Church, VA are two of the finest under-the-radar IPAs I've encountered.

    Oh and Evolution Lot No. 3 IPA.
  36. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Deep Ellum IPA is one of the best IPAs I have ever had
  37. jbarra101

    jbarra101 Aficionado (135) Texas Aug 11, 2012

    La Cumbre Elevated IPA...amazing stuff!!
  38. Duesler

    Duesler Savant (390) Connecticut Oct 30, 2012

  39. Rfunk

    Rfunk Aficionado (125) California Nov 28, 2012

    Just Outstanding IPA by Kern River is a great brew.