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Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

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

  1. MSardina1

    MSardina1 Savant (250) California Apr 12, 2012

    Port Brewing Wipeout
    Pizza Port San Clemente Pseudo IPA
  2. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Advocate (580) West Virginia Apr 29, 2010 Beer Trader

    Flower power , sculpin with headhunter close behind.
  3. paulytasker

    paulytasker Advocate (565) New York May 16, 2012 Verified

    Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. & Smuttynose Finest Kind
  4. kpanter

    kpanter Savant (265) Florida Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    CCB Jai Alai (prefer the Humidor Series if that's available)
    Green Flash West Coast IPA

    ^my top 2 currently. About to try Heady in the coming weeks, and I feel like Pliny always deserves a mention (although I know both are 2x IPAs)

    Great thread!
  5. Second the recommendation for Tap It IPA out of SLO.
    Rudd Awakening IPA (Old schoolhouse brewing)
  6. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Jai Alai. Oak aged Jai Alai.
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  7. Fuzzy Baby Ducks and hmmm...Lunch or Blind Pig...I will go Lunch
  8. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Champion (915) Michigan Jun 18, 2012 Verified

    Plenty of great ones.

    I guess I'd say Racer 5 and Two Hearted.
  9. Chas58

    Chas58 Aficionado (135) New Jersey Oct 21, 2010

    Jai-Alai and Union Jack
  10. mackeyse

    mackeyse Savant (445) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Flower Power
  11. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (410) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Two Hearted and Head Hunter
  12. acevenom

    acevenom Advocate (555) Louisiana Oct 7, 2011

    I'll go with Stone IPA and Sierra Nevada Homegrown Estate Ale as my top two.
  13. Larkin4beer

    Larkin4beer Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012

    Union Jack and Blind Pig
  14. dbc5

    dbc5 Advocate (535) Arizona Jun 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    White Rajah and Head Hunter. Ohio has really stepped up in the IPA department.
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  15. 1. Union Jack
    2. Uinta Hop Notch
  16. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (400) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    Flower Power
    Sculpin (draft only)
  17. Fat Head's Head Hunter
    Bell's Two Hearted
  18. I've only had Sculpin twice, but of those two times I would rate it first.

    Of the IPA's I've had multiple times, I would put 2 hearted and Victory HopDevil on top.
  19. sweatervest27

    sweatervest27 Savant (280) Ohio Oct 13, 2009

    Head hunter and white oak jai alai
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  20. rolandboy

    rolandboy Savant (250) Michigan Oct 11, 2012

    two hearted and centennial.
  21. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (675) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    Flower Power and Meadowlark
  22. Auror

    Auror Advocate (730) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    Exactly this.
  23. Gosox8787

    Gosox8787 Savant (475) New Hampshire Jan 24, 2009 Verified

    If I had to pick two, I am going local. A big portion of that is that I know I am getting them fresh, but also they are both tasty beers.

    HF Riwaka
    Portsmouth 5C's IPA
  24. Sculpin IPA
    Columbus IPA

  25. 1. Revolution Anti-Hero
    2. FW Union Jack
  26. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Savant (420) Massachusetts Feb 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    Blind Pig and Flower Power
  27. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Advocate (620) Florida Nov 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sweetwater IPA
    Jai Alai
  28. hophead247

    hophead247 Savant (485) California Jan 27, 2008 Beer Trader

    Aroma Coma
    Blind Pig
  29. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Savant (315) Massachusetts Dec 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    really like Stowaway from Baxter. Lunch from ME. Sierra Nevada Hemisphere series. Flower Power.
  30. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Savant (490) Connecticut Oct 21, 2009 Beer Trader

    Fat heads head hunter
    Alpine Nelson
  31. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Advocate (590) Minnesota Oct 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hop devil
    Two hearted
  32. Rymar9

    Rymar9 Savant (370) South Carolina Jan 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    Foothills Jade
    Alpine Nelson
  33. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    This exactly.
  34. 1.selins grove Snafu IPA
    2.Selins grove IPA
  35. nc41

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

    Let me add another; Founders Harvest. I can come up with 10 easy and I didn't even mention Head Hunter and Columbus.
  36. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    head hunter
    two hearted
  37. dman127

    dman127 Savant (320) Illinois Jul 11, 2011 Beer Trader

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  38. nc41

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

    I like Sculpin, but there are at least 10 better on "my" list, Personal preferences and all. The old Sculpin was great, then something changed, maybe the volume they're cranking out hurts it a bit, but obviously still very good.
  39. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Savant (400) Michigan Apr 13, 2012

    Obviously meaning the stuff I can get all the time, otherwise this would be different:
    Two Hearted (B) and a tie for 2 (sure, it's a cop out!) All Day IPA (Founders) and Ranger (NB). Just based on volume.

    (O'Dells IPA, for one example would be in the glass around here a lot...if I could get it!)
  40. Mcconaughy

    Mcconaughy Zealot (75) California Feb 27, 2010

    My two fav IPA's
    1. Pliney the Elder
    2. Stone Enjoy by