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Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

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

  1. No particular order

    Two Hearted
    Dreadnaught
    Abrasive
    Headhunter
    Hopslam
  2. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (830) Michigan May 8, 2006

    I refuse to give a combined list.

    IPA
    Two Hearted
    Blind Pig
    Finest Kind
    Sculpin
    Union Jack

    DIPA
    Oracle
    Heady
    Pliny
    Abrasive
    Hopslam
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  3. 1.Any Founders(All Day, Centennial, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer, Harvest)
    2.Bells Hopslam
    3.Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    4.Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    5.Victory Hopwallop
    Have yet to try such breweries as 3 Floyds, Russian River, Firestone, and more. :(
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  4. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Advocate (545) Colorado May 10, 2010

    Younger
    Elder
    Hopslam
    Abrasive
    Myrcenary
  5. Ynot2

    Ynot2 Savant (300) California Jul 24, 2009

    WTH, this was posted in the What are you drinking thread. I am not that drunk.

    Top 5 would be

    Pliny
    Heady
    Blind Pig
    Two Hearted
    Union Jack
  6. ChiPool

    ChiPool Aficionado (185) Illinois Nov 6, 2011

    Green Flash WC IPA, Union Jack, Dreadnaught, Odells, Pliny
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  7. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Savant (495) Colorado Aug 10, 2012

    Hopslam
    Racer 5
    Schlafly TIPA
    Sculpin
    Two Hearted
  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Advocate (695) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    IPA:
    TBK White Rajah
    Bell's Two Hearted
    Sculpin
    Fat Head's Head Hunter
    Loose Cannon / Flower Power

    DIPA:
    FFF Dreadnaught
    Lawson's Double Sunshine
    Columbus Bodhi
    Bell's Hopslam
    Fat Head's Hop JuJu

    :D
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  9. miketd

    miketd Savant (485) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

    Fat Head's Head Hunter
    FH's Hop JuJu
    Union Jack
    Humidor Jai Alai
    White Rajah
  10. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aficionado (245) Ohio Apr 11, 2010

    TBK White Rajah
    FFF Dreadnaught
    DFH 90 Minute
    Stone Enjoy-By IPA
    RR Pliny the Elder



    ... just off the top of my head
  11. 1. Heady Topper
    2. Heady Topper
    3. Heady Topper
    4. Hopslam
    5. Two Hearted
  12. Lakefront IPA
    Two Hearted
    SN Torpedo
    Ale Asylum Bedlam -(Belgian IPA)
    CW Illumination
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  13. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Aficionado (215) Iowa Sep 9, 2012

    No order

    Furious
    Odell Ipa
    Elder
    Dreadnaught
    Two Hearted
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  14. Hercules DIPA
    Little Sumpin' Sumpin'
    Ruiniation
    Union Jack IPA
    Green Flash West Coast
  15. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aficionado (215) Oregon Feb 21, 2012

    order depends on my mood

    Hop Venom
    Heady
    Blue Dot (certain batches on draft at hotd, varies pretty wildly)
    RPM
    10th Anniversary Ruination (I really hope they bring this out as a standard or limited release, fuck it was good)
  16. stealth

    stealth Advocate (545) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011

    Pliny
    Row 2 Hill 56
    Hopslam
    Two-Hearted
    Myrcenary
  17. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Alabama Jan 13, 2011

    Heady
    Pliny
    Head Hunter
    Zombie Dust
    Snake Handler
    In no certain order...
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  18. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (620) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    Hopslam
    Jai Alai
    Pliny the Elder
    10th Anniversary Ruination
    Two Hearted
  19. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    :rolleyes:

    You should probably drink more variety of beer, HT isn't that great, despite what the internet says.
  20. well to do this shit properly.
    IPAs:
    Two-Hearted
    Hop Notch
    Hop Madness (Great Lakes)
    Jai Alai
    Smuttynose

    DIPA:
    Pliny
    Heady
    10th Anniversary Ruination
    Oaked Unearthly
    LEM

    Honorable mentions are Foothills Jade, On The Wings of Armageddon, White Oak Jai Alai, The Oracle, and Brooklyn Blast.
  21. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (360) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    [​IMG]
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  22. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I know, I know... "That's, like, your opinion, man...":cool:
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  23. smithm1970

    smithm1970 Aficionado (140) Ohio Jan 11, 2010

    Heady
    HF Abner
    Columbus Brewing's Bodhi
    fresh hopslam
    Jackie O's Mandala DIPA..its 100% citra-licious!
    (if I had a 6th choice: GF WC IPA)

    PS I had a week old Pliny yesterday..so I'm not a hayseed that hasn't had the 'good stuff'.
  24. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Champion (770) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Of the IPAs/DIPAs I've had:

    IPA (in no particular order):
    Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA
    Sixpoint Bengali Tiger
    New Glarus Hop Hearty
    (512) IPA
    Ale Asylum Ballistic IPA

    DIPA (in no particular order):
    New Glarus Thumbprint IIPA
    Sixpoint Resin
    Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
    Ale Asylum Satisfaction Jackson
    Southern Star Pro-Am
  25. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (320) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    IPA
    Sculpin
    Flower Power
    Celebration Ale
    West Coast IPA
    Racer 5

    DIPA
    Pliny
    Double Trouble
    Hoptimum
    Hopslam
    Lake Erie Monster
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  26. caseyoharaa

    caseyoharaa Savant (250) California Nov 15, 2009

    IPA:
    Blind Pig
    Union Jack
    Torpedo
    Racer
    Fresh Sculpin

    DIPA
    Pliny the Elder
    Ruination 10
    Citra
    Sucks
    Hop Stoopid
  27. tectactoe

    tectactoe Advocate (740) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    90 Minute
    Founder's Centennial
    Stone Ruination
    Bell's Two-Hearted
    Bell's Hopslam

    I haven't been lucky enough to get my hands on Heady or Pliny yet. One day......
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  28. caseyoharaa

    caseyoharaa Savant (250) California Nov 15, 2009


    Does my list make my residence obvious? Hahah
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  29. What about what my mouth says?
  30. Heady
    Lunch
    Flower power
    Union Jack
    Sucks
  31. how in the hell did I leave out the best IPA?! Revised list:
    Columbus IPA
    Two-Hearted
    Hop Notch
    Hop Madness
    Jai Alai
  32. Double Jack
    Maximus
    PTE
    16th Anniversary (stone)
  33. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Savant (425) Michigan Jan 27, 2012

    So far
    1. Founders Harvest
    2. DFH 60 min
    3. Torpedo
    4. NB Ranger
    5. Two-hearted (I think it was a little old when I had it on tap)
  34. Going strictly on ratings...

    Hill Farmstead Ephraim (4.60)
    DFM 75 Minute IPA (4.58)
    Selins Grove Indian Pale Ale(4.55)
    Stone Ruination 10th Anniversary (4.55)
    Ballast Point Sculpin (4.45)
  35. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Savant (405) Maryland Oct 6, 2011

    60 min
    90min
    Schlafly APA
    Union Jack
    Torpedo

    I'm admittedly a bit of a homer with the DFH. I need to try a wider variety of IPA's.
  36. Heady Topper
    Pliny the Elder
    Edward
    Wachusett Larry
    Aroma Coma

    There are plenty i haven't tried yet though
  37. cetherid

    cetherid Savant (385) Indiana Aug 23, 2010

    HF Double Galaxy
    Alpine Nelson
    Heady Topper
    Dreadnaught
    Rye Da Tiger
  38. IPA:
    Union Jack
    Finest Kind
    Racer 5
    Blind Pig
    Celebration

    DIPA:
    Pliny
    Hoptimum
    Double Jack
    Hop Wallop
    Lagunitas Sucks
  39. 1. Chinooker'd,
    2. Heady Topper,
    3. Hopslam,
    4. Dreadnaught,
    5. Bedlam.
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  40. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    It says there's three different beers named, "Heady Topper."

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