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What is your IPA?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nickapalooza86, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Ya I know, another IPA preference thread.... I am at home hanging out with my 5 month old little man having a Two Hearted while Nathan (my 2 and half year old) and Samme (my beautiful wife) head to Sesame Street Live... It dawned on me "I could only drink Two Hearted and be ok in my IPA life!"

    Do not get me wrong I love variety.

    So the question is what is your IPA (of 2 IPAs)?

    I do not want you to list 70 IPAs you love. Just one or two you can get all the time and love.

    1. Two Hearted
    2. Lakefront IPA

  2. Stone IPA, Smutty Finest Kind.
  3. Stone IPA & Lagunitas Maximus
  4. Roguer

    Roguer Poobah (1,120) Connecticut Mar 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    Jai Alai, Flower Power - neither of which are available here. Fortunately, there are plenty of other great IPAs available. :)
  5. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Advocate (510) Georgia Apr 13, 2002 Beer Trader

    Sweetwater ipa, stone ipa......ehhh for now anyway.
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  6. Warlocks-Passage

    Warlocks-Passage Savant (420) California Jul 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    Blind Pig- Russian River
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  7. Bell's Two Hearted
    Short's Huma Lupa Licious

    I go back in forth constantly on which one is my favorite, right now I'd probably say Two Hearted.
  8. Mohican88

    Mohican88 Savant (315) Ohio Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    Columbus IPA, no need for 2.
  9. Racer 5 is the go to - always! Stone Ruination and Ballast Sculpin are a close second. Did I just leave out Pliny!?!
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  10. I usually go with Sweetwater since it's a good IPA and local.
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  11. Evolution lot 3
  12. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'd have to go with Two Hearted, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, or Stone IPA. But when Gubna and Hoptimum are around, they are my go to!
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  13. 1. Ithaca Flower Power
    2. Firestone Walker Union Jack
  14. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,210) California Jan 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    Aroma Coma, Two-Hearted.
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  15. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poobah (1,040) New York Jun 11, 2013

    Flower Power
    Elysian Space Dust
  16. dedbeer

    dedbeer Savant (420) Illinois Jun 23, 2013

    Racer 5 and Stone IPA. If we're counting doubles Arctic Panzer Wolf, although I couldnt drink that everyday without burning off my taste buds :D
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  17. Bsetz

    Bsetz Savant (330) Missouri Aug 29, 2013 Beer Trader

    1. O'dell IPA
    2. Tallgrass Ethos
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  18. Year-round = Hopdevil
    Seasonal = Alchemy Hour
  19. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (870) Michigan May 8, 2006

    My IPA is Two Hearted. Coincidently, Two Hearted is the IPA.

    I could only drink Two Hearted and be okay in my beer life.
  20. derftron

    derftron Savant (440) Oregon Feb 8, 2012

    Green Flash - always available

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  21. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Readily avail. I.P.A.?

    Smuttynose Finestkind

    Ithaca Flower Power

  22. nc41

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

    One's I can get everyday: Two Hearted Ale/ Caldera

    My favorites : HF Susan / Zombie Dust ya its an APA.
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  23. Stone IPA
    Snake River Pako's IPA
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  24. Odell IPA (my everyday)
    Elevated IPA (my treat)
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  25. ScottyG

    ScottyG Savant (260) Michigan Jul 12, 2013

    1. Founders All Day IPA
    2. Short's Huma Lupa Licious
  26. hnandez

    hnandez Savant (330) California Jun 5, 2013

    Green Flash Imperial
    Lantern, CraigIto, EMLsd and 2 others like this.
  27. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Torpedo. I don't have to wander far and wide to find it. It doesn't break the bank. Tastes good, pretty filling.

    *asterisk* technically an "extra" IPA.
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  28. keithm61

    keithm61 Zealot (75) North Carolina Nov 22, 2011

    Green Man & Racer 5
  29. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (645) Maine May 1, 2011

    Those are mine as well.
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  30. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Does availability factor into it?

    If not
    Blind Pig (not distributed in NJ)
    Lunch (distributed here but hasn't been on the shelf in months)

    If it does:
    Kane Head High
    Flower Power
  31. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    1. Jai Alai
    2. Zombie Dust

    And yes I consider ZD to be an American IPA. Bite me FFF.
    BlastBeats, EricDu, Ri0 and 3 others like this.
  32. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poobah (1,065) New Jersey Oct 27, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Stone IPA and Kane Head High.

    **Damn it's hard to pick only two!
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  33. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Snake River Pako's and Odell IPA.
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  34. jkd03c

    jkd03c Savant (420) Florida May 19, 2013

    1. Jai Alai
    2. Sculpin
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  35. Gtreid

    Gtreid Advocate (600) Florida Mar 27, 2008 Beer Trader

    Jai Alai
    Two hearted
  36. mjryan

    mjryan Advocate (550) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    Summit Sagá and Town Hall Massala Mama.
  37. My go to is Foothills Jade (and Hoppyum). Uinta Hopnotch is a great deal, Lagunitas IPA is different but good, and Ballast Point Sculpin hits those special spots. I also really like Smuttynose Finest Kind. OK, Jade and Hopnotch!
  38. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Advocate (680) Virginia Nov 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw
    Lagunitas IPA
  39. EBeckett3

    EBeckett3 Savant (420) New Jersey Jul 24, 2013

    Always available: DFH 60 & Victory Hop Devil
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  40. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    Two Hearted for sure, doesn't hurt that I can get it even at the corner store across the street...

    Would drown myself in Flower Power if I could, along with others that don't make it here.