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What is your IPA?

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

  1. Flower Power
    Mayflower IPA
  2. RobM77

    RobM77 Aficionado (180) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    Had Saga for the first time the other night. So delicious... I had four.
    dizztracted and nickapalooza86 like this.
  3. racer2k

    racer2k Savant (390) Massachusetts May 21, 2004

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo but as of late I have been enjoying this local beer from Newburyport Brewing Company called Green Head IPA..Fantastic hop bomb that is incredibly fresh in a can! Go get some.
  4. Berkshire Lost Sailor IPA. Hoppy AND Malty.
    CJRubes and Mr_McDoodles like this.
  5. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Advocate (590) Pennsylvania Jun 24, 2012 Verified

    Lil' Sumpin' Sumpin' and Hop Rod Rye. Honorable mention to Finest Kind.

    At least pale and stout are adjectives; how does one go about being "extra India Pale"?
  6. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (205) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    90 Minute and Stone IPA. For a while it was Two Hearted, but recently re-discovered just how awesome Stone, especially given its availability. Troegs Perpetual is also up there.
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  7. jmdarcy

    jmdarcy Aficionado (160) Connecticut Jul 15, 2010 Verified

    If I was going with stuff thats always around it would be two hearted and double jack. My favorite one offs of the past couple years would be Super IPA and Twenty. Pliny is always at the top too though.
  8. wborr82

    wborr82 Aficionado (115) Florida Aug 20, 2013

    Jai Alai and Ranger now that NB is in Florida.
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  9. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Advocate (560) Illinois May 17, 2013 Verified

    My go to is Anti-Hero, since it's readily available. My favorite would have to be Elevated IPA, though.
  10. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Advocate (545) Florida Jul 13, 2011 Verified

    Jai Alai when I can find it any of the local stores

    More readily available: Sweetwater IPA

    Favorite IPA that comes around once a year: Lagunitas Sucks
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  11. slim2043

    slim2043 Savant (420) Connecticut Jul 23, 2012 Verified

    NEBCO Sea Hag
    Ithaca Flower Power
  12. JZ468

    JZ468 Aficionado (235) New Mexico Jan 3, 2012

    Me too....
  13. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (940) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Verified

    Once I get past the fact that I'm a bit of a variety whore, this is a surprisingly easy answer for me, even though there are a ton of really fabulous IPAs.

    Green Flash West Coast IPA
    Tallgrass Ethos IPA

    I would pick Blind Pig, but it's just too much of a hassle to get my hands on, and if I'm going out of my way to get Russian River, I'm going with PtE and/or Supplication.
  14. Ysgard

    Ysgard Savant (335) Virginia Mar 5, 2008

    Local: El Guapo. Quite Nice fresh.
    Torpedo for widely available.
  15. GoGators

    GoGators Advocate (730) New Jersey Aug 5, 2010 Verified

    Kane Head High
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  16. Nanners

    Nanners Aficionado (160) Ohio Aug 15, 2013

    I'm getting some good information from this thread...sounds like I need to try Kane...

    1. Original white rajah was my favorite of all time, before the formula change.
    2. dark Horse crooked tree is my go to these days.
  17. ryhayes

    ryhayes Aficionado (205) Ohio Jan 21, 2013

    I am really digging Uinta Hopnotch right now.
  18. Always available:

    1a. Stone
    1b. Two Hearted


    1a. Sucks
    2b. Founders Harvest
  19. Nanners

    Nanners Aficionado (160) Ohio Aug 15, 2013

    3. I'll give an honorable mention to the ZD...yes, its an IPA.
    4. head hunter if nothing else is on the shelf...a little pricey.
  20. Aleforme

    Aleforme Savant (425) Washington Nov 26, 2008 Verified

    7 Seas Brewing - Rude Parrot
    Alesmith IPA
  21. MattLatuchie

    MattLatuchie Savant (280) Illinois Jul 29, 2013

    Revolution Anti Hero
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  22. MikeWard

    MikeWard Savant (465) Pennsylvania Sep 14, 2011

    Torpedo & West Coast IPA. Shout outs to Racer 5 & Two-hearted
    ChipMurray likes this.
  23. Stone IPA and Sucks
  24. Aaronkv

    Aaronkv Savant (310) California Jul 9, 2013 Verified

    Enjoy By

    and whenever I make the trip; Alpine
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  25. Rampant is extremely under rated, as is Ranger!
  26. Only one that I can get all the time AND love is Worthington's White Shield. When I see Ilkley Lotus IPA on cask though, I will get some as it's delicious. Bottled isn't the same, sadly.
  27. Icarus

    Icarus Savant (270) Minnesota Oct 6, 2012

    Surly Overrated & Furious
    Summit Saga
    Odell IPA
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  28. when Sucks comes back, Sucks
    til then i don't really have a go to
  29. Treezilla

    Treezilla Aficionado (130) Colorado Aug 12, 2013

    Odell ipa
  30. scootsmal

    scootsmal Savant (270) New York Aug 15, 2012

    IPA: Stone IPA and The Kind IPA (3HB)
    IIPA: Gandhi Bot and ST 2XIPA
  31. Hop Stoopid.
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  32. right now my fav's are...

    Tree house (Brimfield, MA) Julius
    Peekskill's ipa
  33. 1. Ballast Point Sculpin
    2. Cigar City Jai Alai
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  34. DOTU

    DOTU Savant (465) California Feb 11, 2011 Verified

    Racer 5 or Hop Rod Rye about equally
  35. If I can't get Heady there isn't really an IPA worth drinking.
  36. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Advocate (570) Florida Jun 10, 2011 Verified

    Jai Alai is the go to IPA in my household.
  37. Handle

    Handle Savant (405) North Carolina Mar 16, 2009

    Torpedo and, even though it's seasonal, Ruthless Rye or Celebration.

    Because those three are great beers and even better values, I drink more of them than any other example of the style.
  38. Flower Power
  39. I would say IPAs that are in constant rotation in my fridge are:
    Two Hearted
    Flower Power
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  40. msween21

    msween21 Savant (385) Massachusetts Jan 2, 2013 Verified

    Be Hoppy
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