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What is your IPA?

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

  1. Flower Power and
    Maximus for me!
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  2. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Jai Alai..I can get it at the supermarket a few days old lately.
    Football at last. Cheers kids!
  3. profholt82

    profholt82 Savant (255) Michigan Oct 25, 2010

    2 Hearted Ale - always
    When I lived in Ohio I bought Head Hunter all the time. Lord, I miss it.
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  4. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (815) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    White Rajah is my fave.. it's too hard to pick a #2, I'd end up listing another three..
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,035) New York Mar 12, 2009

    Flower Power
    Finest Kind

    Life is good for IPA lovers. Sooooooooooo very good.
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  6. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

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  7. Flower Power
  8. mntlover

    mntlover Advocate (535) Tennessee Jun 30, 2003

    Finest Kind
    Sweet Water IPA

    Kind of rotate depending on my moods.
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  9. It's good to see Sweetwater IPA getting some props here. It's my go-to local option.
    I'm stoked that Clown Shoes Galactica is rumored to be year round now. If so, it will pretty much always be in my fridge.
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  10. For me, Sculpin and Ethos. Solid and consistent.
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  11. PtE
    Blind Pig
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  12. Mersh

    Mersh Advocate (630) Connecticut Mar 10, 2013

    Gandhi Bot
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  13. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Advocate (510) Missouri Jan 26, 2013

    What I can get any day:

    FW Union Jack
    Odell IPA
  14. Uinta Hop Notch
    Flower Power
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  15. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Savant (390) Alabama Jan 20, 2013

    Good People IPA
    Straight to Ale Monkeynaught IPA
    Both local and I buy them all the time.
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  16. Another One
    Enjoy By
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  17. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    Local is best - both in Madison.
    1. Fantasy Factory (Spring/Summer - hoping for bottles in 2014)
    2. Ballistic (Fall/Winter)
  18. Stone IPA and Union Jack
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  19. DinoFight

    DinoFight Aficionado (245) Arizona Jan 23, 2013

    Very hard to pick just two. But if I go for straight up taste and solid consistency for a year round release I would have to say:

    -Stone IPA
    -Sierra Nevada Torpedo
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  20. I can answer APA with Dale's Pale Ale.
    I can answer IIPA with Hoptimum.
    I don't have an answer for IPA yet. I'll keep having fun trying to find one though!
  21. b-one

    b-one Aficionado (230) California Feb 6, 2013

    Still Sculpin
    Many contenders for second.
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  22. fds

    fds Aficionado (190) Nebraska Aug 17, 2013

    Boulevard Single Wide and probably Stone IPA for me, although I drink a lot of Ethos too.
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  23. Averwo

    Averwo Savant (495) Iowa Jul 4, 2013

    Stone IPA
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  24. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Savant (490) Vermont Apr 6, 2013

    Exit 16 - Flying Fish

    Maybe some Resin (Sixpoint) if I get bored
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  25. Sweetwater. $8.99 regular price. $6.99 on sale this weekend. Fresh, consistent, cheap.
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  26. Westbrook IPA....local, fresh, and in a can!!
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  27. roger617

    roger617 Savant (375) Indiana Jun 1, 2013

    Two Hearted and 60 Minute.
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  28. If I just consider 2 criteria:
    1. how much I enjoy it
    2. how often I drink it
    it comes out like this...

    1. Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA
    2. Bell's Two-Hearted Ale
    3. West 6th IPA

    everything else is far, far behind.
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  29. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    NYC has the shittiest array of IPAs.

    My standards are:

    Southern Tier
    Flower Power
  30. 1. Lagunitas Sucks
    2. Ole Hickory Death By Hops
    3. Bell's Two Hearted
    4. Jai Alai
    5. Deviant Dales

    6-1,000. 995 other amazing IPAs I'm failing to totally recall.
  31. MgoJohnStamos

    MgoJohnStamos Savant (295) Michigan Jun 15, 2013

    Two hearted and Oddside Citra

    I would be a happy man
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  32. I love Alesmith IPA also
  33. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (785) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    Fat Head's Headhunter IPA
    Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA
  34. Whatever one is fresh.
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  35. Finest Kind, and lately a lot of Founders All Day IPA. Most of the time my go to IPA is the one that's freshest between a dozen or so different IPAs.
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  36. Surly Furious
    Summit Saga
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  37. Available everyday IPA has got to be Troegs Perpetual. That stuff is dynamite when it's fresh. Double IPA, unquestionably Evolution Lot No6. Within a month or so of bottling, that one can compete with any DIPA out there IMHO.
  38. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (390) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Two Hearted followed by Stone IPA
  39. Two Hearted
    Racer 5

    and as a local option Westbrook IPA
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  40. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (435) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    There's none I can get all the time and love. What I love depends on where I am and what's fresh.