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What is your IPA?

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

  1. On hiatus: Sucks
    Price conscious (ie almost every day) Avery IPA
    In the mood for something stronger: Ruination

    Seasonal, right now: Avery DuganA
  2. glennhead

    glennhead Disciple (65) New York May 27, 2010

    Obviously, HT when I'm in VT! Otherwise, Lagunitas Sucks or Founders Centennial IPA. I used to be a Flower Power addict, but I'm getting over it (too bitter aftertaste), so I moved to Founders, which seems a little less bitter, but still hoppy.
  3. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Savant (320) Colorado Apr 18, 2009

    Odell IPA
    Rickoil's Totally Eye-P-A
  4. primrose54

    primrose54 Savant (395) Ohio Apr 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    1. headhunter
    2. Sculpin
  5. Zacp2110

    Zacp2110 Zealot (85) New Hampshire May 28, 2013

    Smutty Finest Kind and Torpedos are my go to with hopnotch frequently thrown into the mix
  6. Racer 5, Founders Centennial, & Two Hearted > any (or better yet, ALL) of them
  7. lewisti

    lewisti Savant (325) Connecticut Nov 7, 2001

    just got back from a week in West Palm and I think I had at least one Jai Alai every day that's some good shit
    craftabrew407 and Roguer like this.
  8. Two-Hearted and fresh Commodore Perry.

    Before I moved it was Columbus IPA and Head Hunter
  9. Huffaroma

    Huffaroma Savant (280) Montana Jan 2, 2012

    Ruination, and Hat Trick Hop
  10. Local (growler): Sacred Heart IPA

    Non-local (bottle): Torpedo, Ranger
  11. Roguer

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

    My family lives in Palm Beach county, and I've been working them to get me some Jail Alai. It's fairly low distro down there, but they do get it...which is better than CT.

  12. Ruination and Racer 5 as I can get these all the time. If I had to pick a favorite that is more limited I would have to go with Hop Venom.
  13. From the US: Alesmith IPA
    Scotland: Cromarty AKA IPA
  14. RobM77

    RobM77 Aficionado (180) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    Central Illinois has a new "micro brewery" in Savoy called Triptych. Out of the gate their beers were not great, but they've been learning and improving and their current offerings are quite good. Getting a lot of local play on tap around Champaign-Urbana, and their Galaxy IPA has been on tap at Crane Alley and this is one deliciously, fantastic beer!!!!! Great job, guys! Love to see a local operation be successful! I'll keep enjoying your product.
  15. ScottieD

    ScottieD Savant (470) Connecticut Jul 30, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

  16. I am absolutely going with Sixpoint's Resin here.

    I'm not one to bash insane-o hop bombs, as I occasionally enjoy them. However, I'm a huge fan of balance in a beer. I don't want any one feature to completely wreck my palate for the others.

    Resin may be the most balance DIPA I've ever had. Refreshing, smooth, beautiful.
  17. Just my 2p worth, but what about DogfishHead?
    I like Harpoon, and Stone rocks
    Confession; Ipa's not my thing.
    DagenhamDavis likes this.
  18. I did like So. Tier's (Utopia?)
  19. Racer 5 is great but hard to get fresh here in Michigan. Two Hearted is Michigan-made, and equally as good as far as I'm concerned. I've had plenty of tasty IPAs, but something about the flavors of Two Hearted and Racer 5 just make me all happy-like.
  20. Hoppyum all day long.
  21. Ninkasi's Total Domination used to be it but now its either Sculpin or Brew Free or Die
  22. jte1988

    jte1988 Zealot (80) Indiana Sep 5, 2010

    Local IPA - Flat 12 Half Cycle

    National - Torpedo
    Judgie likes this.
  23. WiscoBrewsco

    WiscoBrewsco Savant (315) Wisconsin Dec 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Sculpin and AleSmith IPA
  24. Mshull

    Mshull Savant (450) Ohio Mar 26, 2013 Beer Trader

    Just bought a sixer of hoppyum when I got into topsail, excited to try it
  25. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Advocate (710) Maryland Jan 13, 2013

    Uinta Hop Notch IPA
    Victory Hop Devil Ale
    ChipMurray likes this.
  26. 46and2

    46and2 Aficionado (230) Minnesota Mar 28, 2008

    Surly Furious (previous "go to")
    Summit Saga - Best beer value in the game, in my opinion.
  27. BBAVUSO21

    BBAVUSO21 Savant (400) New York Jan 25, 2013

    Double Trouble every single time
  28. Since so many have picked Two Hearted, I'll pick my favorite double: Breckenridge 471 Small Batch.
    Also a local one for me: Natty Greene's Elm Street IPA
  29. Ethos, Maximus and Two Hearted.
  30. DeanMoriarty

    DeanMoriarty Champion (830) California May 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    Stone Ruination on a daily basis!
  31. Stone - "Enjoy By"
  32. Stokes_

    Stokes_ Initiate (0) Virginia Aug 13, 2013

    GF West Coast and Hop Stoopid. There's better out there but none are available in my area.
  33. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (420) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    Head Hunter

  34. West sixth ipa...

    Definitely the best available near me year round
  35. 1) Blind Pig
    2) Green Flash WC IPA
  36. spyder

    spyder Initiate (10) California Sep 1, 2013

    Stone IPA
    Dust Bowl Hops of Wrath
  37. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Savant (460) New Mexico Jan 13, 2006

    Samuel Smith
  38. RaggaD

    RaggaD Savant (345) Florida Jun 29, 2013

    Jai Alai
    Hop Gun
  39. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Savant (305) Illinois Nov 6, 2011

    I've always been an IPA guy, but recently my two main "go-to" beers have been APAs (Dale's and Two Brothers Sidekick). I live near Two Brothers brewery, and fresh Sidekick is the as close to Zombie Dust in a can as I can get.

    There's a lot of great IPAs out there available on the reg (I'm thinking 6 packs here), but I find myself always going back to Two Hearted and Founders Centennial. Sculpin if I'm feeling like spending $15 on a sixer.
  40. mpalestino

    mpalestino Savant (480) Pennsylvania May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    founders all day ipa
    stone ipa
    and yards ipa