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What is your IPA?

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

  1. LSUPT

    LSUPT Initiate (0) California Feb 3, 2011

    Something I can always get fresh: Alesmith IPA,
    If it was distributed here: Furious or Odell IPA,
    Whenever I see it I buy it: any Alpine IPA, Hoppy B-Day at the top of the list even though it's an APA
  2. Dpgsox

    Dpgsox Zealot (80) Massachusetts Feb 1, 2010

    Green flash West Coast
    Flower Power
    Union Jack
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  3. Uinta Hop Notch has been my go-to lately. Fresh and delicious.

    And if I could get fresh Union Jack on a regular basis it would be my other. (And when it's not around, Finest Kind is in the mix as well.) So many tasty ones out there, though...
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  4. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    3 way tie. Maximus, bodhi, gubna
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  5. Columbus. Only available to me a few times a year, but by the case. My favorite IPA

    Sweetwater is not available but its my next favorite

    Always available

    Flower power

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  6. Dales is really an IPA.....

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  7. Regardless of the style you call it, I'll call it delicious.
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  8. blackcompg

    blackcompg Savant (325) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    I give mad props to Bell's Two Hearted, it is a nearly perfect IPA imho, and I would be very content if it were the only IPA ever to grace my fridge. It's also fairly reasonably priced, and available year round, and I buy it often ($9.49/6pk). But with that said, the IPA (actually DIPA) that I've always had in my fridge this entire year so far is New Belgium's Rampant - and I've got to say, this beer has grown on me significantly. And at $8.99/6xer and yr round availability (and always fresh at my local shop 1 minute up the road), I Always have this in my fridge.
    *I also rotate the latest Lagunita's products all year long, the Mariano's that is reasonably my house has all of their main stays and seasonal offerings at $8.49 a 6xer, sometimes on sale for $7.99 (= stock up time! - just recently finished up a case of Lil' Sumpin Wild)

    And if we're talking favorites? Well let's just say that my family from Kalamazoo is bringing my 2 cases of Bell's Oracle when they come to stay a few nights next weekend.
  9. Whatever I haven't tried yet. I very rarely purchase the same beer more than a couple of times a year.
  10. Bigrock

    Bigrock Aspirant (25) Texas Feb 4, 2013

    Dry Dock Hop Abomination
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  11. Can get everyday: Flower Power
    Can only get by trading but wish I could get everyday: Surly Furious
  12. iuindy2l

    iuindy2l Aficionado (120) Indiana Mar 25, 2013

    Fat Head's Headhunter. End of discussion.
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  13. dwoolley1

    dwoolley1 Savant (475) New York Dec 16, 2009

    Flower Power
  14. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Savant (410) Minnesota Apr 23, 2007

    I came into this tread just to post Two Hearted Ale... You did it for me.
  15. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Savant (410) Minnesota Apr 23, 2007

    That "extra" means about as much as Summit Extra Pale Ale, or Guinness Extra Stout...
  16. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Advocate (535) Minnesota May 11, 2007

    Size 7 and Furious

    It kills me to leave 2H or Odell out.
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  17. printer1

    printer1 Savant (275) Iowa Aug 29, 2005

    Big Sky IPA. Great price, great beer.
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  18. 1. Surly Furious - all around go-to
    2. Big Eddy Imperial - in the summer
    3. Harpoon - when I'm back east
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  19. kudos

    kudos Initiate (0) Florida Aug 16, 2013

    Jai Alai
    Green Flash west coast IPA
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  20. JaymoNJ

    JaymoNJ Aspirant (45) New Jersey Feb 15, 2013

    Flower power
    Perpetual IPA
    Head High

    Been enjoying the Kane growlers lately
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  21. Surly Furious
    Bell's Two Hearted
  22. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) California Dec 29, 2008

    RR Blind Pig
    Deschutes Inversion
  23. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (655) Florida Jul 15, 2011

    Jai Alai
    Any homebrew IPAs I decide to make.
  24. Prh27

    Prh27 Savant (310) Virginia Apr 24, 2012

    Couldn't agree more. I'd also have to throw in Torpedo as well. I can run 2 minutes up the road, one single right hand turn, and pick up Torpedo at my local 7-11. And I do... often. I prefer Two Hearted, but it's more like a 20 minute drive.
  25. rmaste6282

    rmaste6282 Savant (380) California Apr 30, 2009

    Blind Pig
  26. Right now Founders All Day IPA (looking at previous posts it seems I am not alone). Easy to drink, tastes good, can find it at a couple of local stores, comes in a sixer, and ok priced.

    Next would be probably Racer 5.
    Although if I could get Wormtown Be Hoppy in a sixer for a decent price, that would probably be my go to.

    I still have lots and lots to try, so this may change in the future/near future.
  27. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (470) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    Head hunter. Seriously every time I drink it I'm so happy, for me it's nearly a perfect beer.
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  28. jds8411

    jds8411 Savant (465) California Oct 12, 2008

    Ballast Point Sculpin and Stone Ruination
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  29. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,020) Michigan May 5, 2010

    Founders Centennial (it's a constant debate between this and two hearted for me, but I always seem to buy Founders much more)
    Stone IPA (always blows me away and is always available fresh, thanks Stone freshness project)

    Whenever I go to my parents house in Ohio: Head Hunter, White Rajah, and Columbus are always purchased . So those are my side quest IPAs I can't get here. Love all of them
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  30. 57md

    57md Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Aug 22, 2011

    DIPA - DFH 90 has the best balance
    IPA - Sculpin

    Now... you may discount my choices after I confess my great sin: I really dislike Two-hearted and have no idea why people rave about it.
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  31. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,235) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Big Eye IPA
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  32. ediaz

    ediaz Savant (335) Florida Nov 23, 2011

    used to be jai alai until CCB distro started blowing.
  33. ElijahRivera

    ElijahRivera Savant (370) New York Jun 30, 2009

    I'll second that.
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  34. Wow, I'm impressed with all the love/respect that Stone IPA is getting in this thread. It seems that most people forget that Stone even does a standard IPA, instead everyone is usually fussing over Ruination.
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  35. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

    I can't get this all the time as it's not distributed in PA but New Belgium's Ranger is delicious.
  36. Consistently and available
    1) Two Hearted
    2) Stone IPA

    Available but seem to be only great when super fresh
    1) Flower Power
    2) Sculpin

    Wish they were available but aren't
    1) Blind Pig
    2) Jai Alai
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  37. RichD

    RichD Advocate (735) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012

    Totally wish we could get Jai Alai and Two Hearted up here in Rhode Island, but we don't and I haven't tried either yet. Also, I think that Rhode Island is one of the few states that is missing a world class IPA that is produced in-state.

    With that being said, my 2 favorite readily available IPAs are, Lunch & probably 90 Minute.

    Honorable mention to those who are not readily available like Tree House's Julius which is probably my favorite all time IPA.
  38. Torpedo and for the most part, Flower Power
  39. rollom

    rollom Advocate (580) New York Jan 22, 2011

    My favourite - HF Susan (but although I had this once in NYC, now this is pretty much limited to when I go to VT, and then, if it's available - a la the Friday before FOFA)
    I buy when it's available - Lunch
    I buy when I feel like an IPA - Flower Power
    I buy when I'm at the in-laws (Miami) - Jai Alai (used to get this in NYC, but not anymore - boo)
  40. Single:
    FW Union Jack
    Lagunitas IPA

    FW Double Jack
    Sierra Hoptimum
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