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Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

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

  1. Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Victory Hop Devil
  2. WesM63

    WesM63 Advocate (640) Ohio Nov 6, 2011

    This sounds like a trick question.

    The three Ohio IPA's are hard to beat. Columbus IPA, Head Hunter and White Rajah. Then again, super fresh draft Perpetual IPA is outstanding.
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  3. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Savant (315) Aug 20, 2012

  4. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Societe The Pupil
    Alpine Nelson
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  5. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    1. Two Hearted
    2. Blind Pig

    3a. Finest Kind
    3b. Union Jack
  6. Blind Pig
    Just Outstanding
  7. meanmutt

    meanmutt Advocate (640) Ohio Feb 6, 2012

    Head Hunter
    Racer 5
  8. 1. Chinooker'd
    2. Union Jack
  9. blackcompg

    blackcompg Savant (325) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    Right now Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye and Firestone Union Jack, honorable mentions:
    - Bell's Two Hearted
    - Founders Centennial
    - Lagunitas Sucks
    - Sierra Nevada Celebration
    - Bear Republic Racer Five
  10. jbarra101

    jbarra101 Aficionado (135) Texas Aug 11, 2012

    La Cumbre Elevated IPA and Bear Republic Racer 5
  11. bsnone

    bsnone Aficionado (245) Arizona Nov 22, 2012

    Bells Two Hearted Ale, Union Jack IPA.
  12. Aren't Pliny and Heady doubles?
  13. But I'd have to go with blind pig, and flower power
  14. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (320) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    Flower Power and Sculpin
  15. BCross

    BCross Savant (275) Washington Nov 20, 2011

    Black Raven- Trickster IPA
    Old School House- Ruud Awakening
  16. Modus Hoperandi
    White Rajah
  17. Morey

    Morey Advocate (525) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007

    Sculpin & Head Hunter.

    Honorable mentions go to..... Flower Power, 2 Hearted, Founders Harvest, Columbus IPA, Smutty, Zombie Dust, Lavery Dulachan.
  18. Flower Power & Surly Wet
  19. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    Nelson and Citra Ninja.

  20. single IPAs, man. Both of those are DIPAs.
  21. Harpoon. Because I was drinking it during the 05 and 09 unc national championships. And stone. Because its the best single for the $$.
  22. 1. Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    2. The Kernel Suke Quto Coffee IPA

    For less obscure, year-round offerings, I'm partial to Furious and Odell's.
  23. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (270) Ohio Apr 11, 2010

    Three Floyds Dreadnaught. Current number two, the brew kettle white rajah.
  24. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Three Floyds Zombie Dust. If Zombie Dust is cheating, Ale Asylum Bedlam. If a Belgian IPA is cheating, Surly Wet. If a wet-hopped IPA is cheating, Odell IPA.
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  25. Stone and Two Hearted.
  26. La Cumbre Elevated
    Stone IPA

    DFH 60min would be number 2 if it were available here
  27. Alpine Duet
    KR Just outstanding
  28. Titan and Celebration.
  29. 2 Hearted
    Racer 5

    both terrific beers
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  30. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Savant (490) Illinois Sep 1, 2008

    Two Hearted
    Union Jack
  31. hophead247

    hophead247 Savant (430) California Jan 27, 2008

    Great choices if this thread was about IIPA's.

    And it's Pliny...
  32. 1) Maine Beer Co. Lunch
    2) Blind Pig
  33. ashwill6

    ashwill6 Aspirant (30) Ohio May 22, 2012

    Zombie Dust and White Rajah hands down! I might be a girl, but I'm a hophead!
  34. jimilayne

    jimilayne Aficionado (245) New York Aug 18, 2012

    1. Blind Pig
    2. Speakeasy Big Daddy
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  35. hardy008

    hardy008 Champion (760) Minnesota Jan 12, 2008

    This is my answer exactly.
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  36. it is difficult to have a top two but I would definitely have to put
    the Elevated IPA from la cumbre up there and always like Hollister Brewing Pope IPA
    definitely have to mention Kern river Just outstanding and flower power
    guess that a few more than two lol as for single ipa's but there are a lot of good dipa's
  37. BMitch

    BMitch Aficionado (235) Virginia Jul 10, 2012

    Union Jack
    MBC Lunch

    So anyone gonna go through all the posts and tally up the "winner"?
  38. Fat Head's Head Hunter and Bell's Two Hearted
  39. Kernel Citra is the Best IPA I have ever tasted. Heavy Sea's Loose Cannon is another favorite of mine.
  40. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (385) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    Flower Power & Two Hearted.

    Honorable mentions to Troeg's Perpetual and Victory HopDevil.

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