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Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BoJangles, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. rjvaudreuil

    rjvaudreuil Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Furious
    Abrasive
    Maximus
    Racer 5
    Celebration
  2. theHoff77

    theHoff77 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Abrasive
    Furious
    90 Minute
    Size 7
    Two Hearted
  3. Providence

    Providence Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Alchemist Heady Topper
    NEBCO Gandhi Bot
    Bells Hopslam
    RR Pliny
    Pretty Things Meadowlark
  4. BigRedEye

    BigRedEye Member

    Location:
    Texas
    1. Stone 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA (no longer available...tear)
    2. Avery Maharaja (surprised not to see this on more people's lists)
    3. Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
    4. Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (my "everyday" IPA)
    5. Bell's Two Hearted Ale (so sad it's not available in Texas)

    Honorable mention to Green Flash West Coast IPA and Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous (technically not an IPA, but it reminds me of #1). I've had Pliny the Elder and it does not make this list.
  5. BigRedEye

    BigRedEye Member

    Location:
    Texas
    yeah, you're right, i haven't had Heady Topper...
  6. BSW

    BSW Member

    Location:
    California
    Pliny the Elder
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Hop Stoopid
    Lil' Sumpin Sumpin
    Racer 5

    What can I say, I'm a Sonoma County homer!
  7. ilovermont

    ilovermont Member

    Location:
    Vermont
    Double Sunshine
    Citra
    Abner et al. (any HF DIPA)
    Heady
    Bad Boy
  8. ThomasMetal75

    ThomasMetal75 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Sea Monster is most diffidently not an IPA of any kind. It's an Imperial Stout!
  9. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I think you missed something hidden within that post.
  10. Roudy

    Roudy Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    IPA
    Union Jack
    Blind Pig
    Sculpin
    Sweetwater
    2XIPA

    DIPA
    Pliny the Elder
    Double Jack
    Hopslam
    Mongo
  11. Schwerzpunkt

    Schwerzpunkt Member

  12. SkeeterBoganski

    SkeeterBoganski Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    DFH 90
    Myrcenary
    Double Jack
    Pliny the Elder
    Southern Tier Unearthly
  13. kojevergas

    kojevergas Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Exponential Hoppiness
    Pliny The Younger
    Mikkeller Amarillo Single Hop
    Sculpin
    Abrasive
  14. rjknyy

    rjknyy Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Pliny the Elder
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Bells Two-Hearted
    COAST Boy King
    Heady Topper
  15. dglgmut

    dglgmut Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    There are really too many, but here are some of my favs:

    Stone Ruination
    Avery Dugana
    DFH Burton Baton
    Firestone Double Jack
    Lagunitas Maximus
  16. RashyGrillCook

    RashyGrillCook Member

    Location:
    California
    Jai Alai
    Gandhi-Bot
    Just Outstanding
    Racer 5
    Two Hearted
  17. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    1) Two Hearted
    2) Moon Man
    3) Hopslam
    4) Flower Power
    5) Double Trouble
  18. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Member

    Location:
    California
    Hoplslam
    Heady
    fresh ZD
    Pliny
    Aroma Coma
    Sculpin
    Palate Wrecker
  19. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    No particular order:
    Pipeworks Ninja Vs Unicorn
    Surly Furious
    New Glarus IIPA
    Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf/Dreadnaught (tie)
    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
  20. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    From what I've had...

    Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree
    Firestone Walker Double Jack
    Great Divide 18th Anniversary
    Southern Tier Gemini
    Stone 10th Anniversary Ruination
  21. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Member

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Heady Topper
    Founders Centennial IPA
    Abner
    Founders Harvest
    Stone IPA
  22. kneary13

    kneary13 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    1. Heady Topper
    2. PtE
    3. Lunch
    4. Ruination (not 10. think the original is better)
    5. Two-Hearted

    expecting Stone 'enjoy by 12.21.12' to be added to this list as MA is getting it. haven't read much about the others, but what i know about the concept leaves me to expecting nothing short of a new addition to the top 5.
  23. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Head Hunter
    Heady Topper
    Palate Wrecker
    All Day IPA
    120
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  24. DerekCarruth

    DerekCarruth Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    1. Ruination--a distant first. Because of the price, not always in the fridge, but when it is it's a real treat
    2. Little Sumpin Sumpin--may not be an ipa, but damn, damn good
    3. Stone IPA--awesome
    4. Boulevard Double Wide--just got a growler and finished it by myself that night
    5. Sweetwater IPA--my hometown ipa that is always in the fridge
  25. FEUO

    FEUO Member

    Location:
    Ontario (Canada)
    In no particular order:
    Founders Devil Dancer (they call it a triple)
    FFF Zombie Dust
    FFF Arctic Panzer Wolf
    Stone Ruination
    Victory HopDevil
  26. avnick

    avnick Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Elder
    Hopslam
    Maharaja
    Hop Stoopid
    Hopsickle
  27. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Member

    Location:
    California
    DIPA
    Three Floyds - Dreadnaught
    Russian River - Younger
    Alpine - Exponential
    Triple Rock - Rodger's Last Stand
    Bells - Hopslam
    Surly - Wet
    Odells - Myrcenary
    Avery - Maharaja (when super fresh)

    IPA:
    Kern River - Just Outstanding
    Alpine - Duet + Nelson
    Fatheads - Head Hunter
    Russian River - Blind Pig + Hopfather
    Drake's - Aroma Coma
    Odells - IPA
    Three Floyds - Broodoo + Zombie Dust (its an IPA, yep i said it)

    That is all. If I had a constant rotation of these beers I would be so happy.
  28. lecoupdejarnac

    lecoupdejarnac Member

    Location:
    California
    Damn hard category to pick five from...

    Drake's Aroma Coma
    Speakeasy Double Daddy
    Dogfish Head 90 minute (more balanced than the 120, I think)
    Russian River Pliny The Younger (The Elder almost makes the list, too!)
    Ballast Point Sculpin
  29. founder26

    founder26 Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    wait till you have heady topper! ;)
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  30. TheFlock

    TheFlock Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Heady topper, Pliny the elder, flower power, sculpin, hop knot (four peaks)
  31. fox227

    fox227 Member

    Location:
    California
    IPA:
    Alpine Nelson
    Alpine Duet
    Sculpin
    The Pupil
    Just Outstanding

    DIPA:
    PTE
    Sucks
    Mongo
    Maharaja
    Racer X
  32. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Member

    Location:
    California
    1. Pliny The Elder
    2. Sculpin
    3. Blind Pig
    4. Palate Wrecker
    5. Lagunitas Sucks
  33. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Member

    Location:
    Delaware
    DFH Squall
    FFF Dreadnaught
    Hopslam
    Sculpin
    Stone Green Tea 16th Anniversary
  34. turfy

    turfy Member

    Location:
    Texas
    PTE
    Blind Pig
    Galaxy
    Sculpin
    Mongo
  35. fredmugs

    fredmugs Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Update: Heady Topper goes to #2.
  36. Jimmyp7010

    Jimmyp7010 Member

    Location:
    New York
    Pick any 5 of Hill Farmsteads ipas/dipas and those are my favorite....seriously. In no particular order;

    Abner
    Susan
    Society and solitude 4
    Society and solitude 5
    Double citra
    Double galaxy
  37. Squidly

    Squidly Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Heady Topper
    Pliny the Elder
    DFH Burton Baton
    DFH 90 Minute
    Ithaca Flower Power
  38. dep0952

    dep0952 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Sculpin
    Two hearted ale
    Libation st. Boniface
    2x ipa souther tier
    Pliny
  39. Murphey

    Murphey Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    1. MY HOMEBREW
    2. Fat Head's Headhunter
    3. Stoudt's DIPA
    4. Dogfish Head 90 Minute
    5. Stone Ruination
  40. millerbuffoon

    millerbuffoon Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Just gonna rattle off 10...

    Nelson
    Abner
    Heady
    Duet
    Two-Hearted
    Zombie Dust (APA, for all you critical putz's)
    Lag Sucks
    Hopslam
    NN (okay)
    Pliny the Elder

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