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Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

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

  1. khall62

    khall62 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Victory Hop Devil
  2. WesM63

    WesM63 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    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. JAI ALAI
    STONE
  4. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Member

    Societe The Pupil
    Alpine Nelson
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  5. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    1. Two Hearted
    2. Blind Pig

    3a. Finest Kind
    3b. Union Jack
  6. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Member

    Location:
    California
    Blind Pig
    Just Outstanding
  7. meanmutt

    meanmutt Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Head Hunter
    Racer 5
  8. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    1. Chinooker'd
    2. Union Jack
  9. blackcompg

    blackcompg Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

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

    bsnone Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Bells Two Hearted Ale, Union Jack IPA.
  12. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Member

    Location:
    California
    Aren't Pliny and Heady doubles?
  13. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Member

    Location:
    California
    But I'd have to go with blind pig, and flower power
  14. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Flower Power and Sculpin
  15. BCross

    BCross Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Black Raven- Trickster IPA
    Old School House- Ruud Awakening
  16. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Member

    Location:
    Nebraska
    Modus Hoperandi
    White Rajah
  17. Morey

    Morey Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Sculpin & Head Hunter.

    Honorable mentions go to..... Flower Power, 2 Hearted, Founders Harvest, Columbus IPA, Smutty, Zombie Dust, Lavery Dulachan.
  18. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Member

    Location:
    New York
    Flower Power & Surly Wet
  19. CityofBals

    CityofBals Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Nelson and Citra Ninja.
  20. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Member

    Location:
    California


    single IPAs, man. Both of those are DIPAs.
  21. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Harpoon. Because I was drinking it during the 05 and 09 unc national championships. And stone. Because its the best single for the $$.
  22. woosterbill

    woosterbill Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    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 Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught. Current number two, the brew kettle white rajah.
  24. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Stone and Two Hearted.
  26. Beerandboards

    Beerandboards Member

    Location:
    New Mexico
    La Cumbre Elevated
    Stone IPA

    DFH 60min would be number 2 if it were available here
  27. gatornation

    gatornation Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Alpine Duet
    KR Just outstanding
  28. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Titan and Celebration.
  29. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    2 Hearted
    Racer 5

    both terrific beers
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  30. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Two Hearted
    Union Jack
  31. hophead247

    hophead247 Member

    Location:
    California
    Great choices if this thread was about IIPA's.

    And it's Pliny...
  32. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    1) Maine Beer Co. Lunch
    2) Blind Pig
  33. ashwill6

    ashwill6 Member

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

    jimilayne Member

    Location:
    New York
    1. Blind Pig
    2. Speakeasy Big Daddy
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  35. hardy008

    hardy008 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    This is my answer exactly.
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  36. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Union Jack
    MBC Lunch


    So anyone gonna go through all the posts and tally up the "winner"?
  38. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    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 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Flower Power & Two Hearted.

    Honorable mentions to Troeg's Perpetual and Victory HopDevil.

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