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Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

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

  1. Lutter

    Lutter Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Austin Beerworks Fire Eagle IPA
    (512) IPA
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  2. ripps1

    ripps1 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Flower Power and Kane Head High.
  3. baconman91

    baconman91 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    lol..

    i'm not so sure i cld Narrow it dwn to 2..i've had Most of them (i'm a True IPA guy), Not all (--that's short of impossible, there's so many), including Fat Head (last yr's IPA winner) & Sculpin -- both are good..but Frankly i think a bit Over-rated -- -- there ARE bttr out there.

    -Ithaca Flower Power
    -both Sierra Nevada's.. Hoptimum & Torpedo
    -Stone IPA
    -both Victory's.. Hop Wallop & Hop Devil
    -Dogfish Head makes sum Good ones too
    -surprisingly, Sam Adams Whitewater is a bit Refreshing on a Hot Summer day, its a Wheat IPA..if u didn't know, u cldn't tell ( i generally HATE Most wheat beers, but That one is Damn good )

    ..i cld probly give a top 20 straight off the top of my head. Name TWO ?! -- simply just too damn difficult, depends on your mood really..they all taste different. AND opinions vary..not everything taste the same to evry1.
  4. Surly Furious and Three Floyds Broo Doo

    Furious can fuck off if we can call Zombie Dust an IPA

    Bell's Two Hearted is a runner-up
  5. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Head Hunter and White Rajah.
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  6. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Columbus Ipa
    Head Hunter Ipa
    honorable mention -
    White Rajah
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  7. haddon

    haddon Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Green Flash & West 6th.
  8. Utley12

    Utley12 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    DFH 60 Minute and Sculpin. Honorable mention: RR Blind Pig.
  9. jacewg

    jacewg Member

    So hard to narrow down: white rajah and Schlafly tasmanian

    Honorable mention: duet, sculpin, blind pig, flower power, lunch

    I didn't do a good job of narrowing that down.
  10. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Putting only 2 at the top is tough. So many good breweries nailing this style. But I'll go with local...

    Columbus Brewing IPA
    Fat Head's Head Hunter

    Out of state - Odell and Union Jack.
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  11. NWer

    NWer Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Black Raven Trickster
    Surly Fruious
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  12. rollom

    rollom Member

    Location:
    New York
    MBC Lunch
    HF Susan

    Honourable mention: Thornbridge Jaipur (if on a well handled cask in the UK)
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  13. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    I cant pick 2, but I can pick 4. Head Hunter, Columbus Brewing Co. IPA, Two-Hearted, and 3Floyds Broo Doo.
  14. jefftennis

    jefftennis Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Flower Power and Sculpin
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  15. nc41

    nc41 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    HF Susan is outstanding, and I couldn't only pick two if I had to, there's at least 6 or so really serious IPA's out there.
  16. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Member

    Location:
    New York
    Green flash WC
    Lunch
  17. suspect

    suspect Member

    Location:
    New York
    Flower Power and Surly Wet
  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Member

    Location:
    New York
    # 1 is easy, Alpine Nelson.
    # 2 not so easy, but let's go with Green Flash WC IPA

    Honorable mention to Flower Power, Stone and Head Hunter and Founders Harvest Ale
  19. craft_shannie

    craft_shannie Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    at this point in time,
    1. troeg's perpetual ipa
    2. schlafly tasmanian ipa
  20. RichD

    RichD Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Maine Beer Lunch
    SN Celebration Ale

    Honorable Mention
    Red Racer 5

    DISCLAIMER: I have not yet had Heady Topper or Pliny but those are double IPAs.
  21. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Lunch, head hunter, Columbus, jai alai, daisy cutter, furious
  22. soulkeeper1369

    soulkeeper1369 Member

    Location:
    Maine
    Harlan IPA
    Maine Beer Company Lunch IPA
  23. Finatic

    Finatic Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Flower Power
    Jai Alai
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  24. fox227

    fox227 Member

    Location:
    California
    It's been a long time since I had them, but until I try them again and decide otherwise, it's Alpine Nelson and Duet.
  25. denver10

    denver10 Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    1. Odell's IPA
    2. Bell's Two Hearted or Brew kettle's White Rajah. Only had both these these once or twice so I could use a few more tries of each to make my final determination.

    Lots I haven't had.
  26. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Member

    Location:
    Delaware
    Flower Power & Sculpin
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  27. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Member

    Location:
    California
    Torpedo
    Prohibition Big Daddy

    Blind Pig, Hopnotch and Racer 5 are pretty swell too.
  28. nharres

    nharres Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Two Hearted and Nelson
  29. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Odell IPA and Surly Furious
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  30. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Member

    Location:
    Kansas
    Odell

    Ska Modus Hoperandi
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  31. BigCheese

    BigCheese Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Union Jack and Finest Kind.

    I'd include Hoponious Union also, but its a lager.
  32. robinsmv

    robinsmv Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Jai alai
    Two hearted
  33. YumYumGumGum

    YumYumGumGum Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Founders Harvest Ale
    Foothills Jade
  34. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Member

    Location:
    Quebec (Canada)
    flower power, sierra celebration
  35. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    This is ever changing for me but as of today I would say...

    Bells Two Hearted and Lakefront IPA, when Ale Asylum Bedlam and Ballistic are in season I drink them like water.... Bedlam should be year round!
  36. tectactoe

    tectactoe Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Celebration, Two Hearted.
  37. scootsmal

    scootsmal Member

    Location:
    New York
    3HB The Kind
    Stone IPA

    Tough to choose 2 though. These are my defaults i guess.
  38. klaybie

    klaybie Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Sierra Nevada Celebration and Racer 5. Kind of hard to pick a top 2...so many good ones. Sculpin would be but I don't have access to it regularly to really know.
  39. unclekeith

    unclekeith Member

    Location:
    Alaska
    Sculpin
    Anchorage Brewing Frequency (non-bret)
  40. Dools9

    Dools9 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Lunch and Sculpin, Alesmith IPA a close third.

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