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What's the best IPA brewed in your state?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Stinkypuss, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Curious to see what our BA's favorite IPA (or double IPA) is that is brewed in your state?
    Something many advocates would be very proud of, understandably..

    I live in Pennsylvania, rich of fine breweries, but I have made my choice. My favorite IPA would have to be Victory Dirtwolf. It is fantastic and stands up to just about anything out there.
  2. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (815) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Parish Ghost in The Machine is the best IPA in Louisiana by far. It is also the best beer in the state period.
  3. Seconding Victory, but with Hop Ranch. For me, it blows Dirt Wolf out of the water. Also it doesn't help that the Dec/Jan batch of Dirt Wolf was awful for some reason.
  4. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Advocate (745) New York May 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Double IPA: Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA
    IPA: Ithaca Flower Power
  5. vette2006c5r

    vette2006c5r Advocate (705) Minnesota Oct 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    Easy for MN: Surly Abrasive Ale.
  6. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Champion (835) Maine May 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    IPA- Maine Beer Company Lunch
    Double IPA- Rising Tide Calcutta Cutter
  7. IPA= Lakefront IPA
    Double IPA= New Glarus IIPA
  8. For me in Wisconsin it would be a Belgian IPA called Bedlam from Ale Asylum. Brewed with Citra hops, a Belgian style yeast from here in the states and a whole lot of deliciousness!
  9. PeprSprYoFace

    PeprSprYoFace Advocate (570) California Feb 18, 2008 Beer Trader

    Cliche but I would have to say Younger, or Elder as the one you can find in bottles. Only one at a time when you can but it is an awesome IPA. Some people don't like it just because it is so popular but it is the best IPA around these parts
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  10. Hendry

    Hendry Advocate (560) Vermont Mar 8, 2013

    Lawson's Double Sunshine IIPA (#9 on BA top 250,deserves to be in front of Heady Topper)
    Lawson's Triple Play IPA (2011 Nat'l IPA Champion)
  11. ohiobrew

    ohiobrew Savant (445) Ohio Apr 27, 2013 Beer Trader

    IPA: White Rajah
    IIPA: Hop Juju
  12. andyctree

    andyctree Savant (385) North Carolina Apr 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    NoDa Hop Drop n Roll
  13. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,230) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    IPA- Short's Hopstache
    DIPA- Kuhnhenn DRIPA
  14. Ohiolager

    Ohiolager Savant (260) Ohio Feb 19, 2014

    wow. really. so many. but chillwave or commodore perry. GLBC Cleveland OH.
    kwakwhore, csoult, MacQ32 and 2 others like this.
  15. miketd

    miketd Advocate (615) Ohio Mar 2, 2006 Beer Trader

    IPA: Fat Head's IBUsive
    IIPA: Fat Head's Hop Juju

    But really, I could list about 50 others that are almost as good.
    nc41, michaelg137, csoult and 4 others like this.
  16. EricTKole

    EricTKole Advocate (640) Michigan Jan 4, 2014 Beer Trader

    IPA: Bells Two Hearted Ale
    DIPA: Founders Double Trouble
  17. Druid_51

    Druid_51 Aficionado (200) Kentucky Aug 11, 2013

  18. dldfan11

    dldfan11 Aficionado (170) Illinois Sep 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja or Half Acre Double Daisey Cutter...IL
  19. CPHunterJr

    CPHunterJr Disciple (60) Illinois Jan 18, 2014

    Currently living 50/50 in Michigan and Illinois

    Michigan: Two Hearted
    Illinois: Tough call but I'm going to go with Half Acre Space IPA

    Hometown is New Orleans. I havent had the pleasure of trying Parish Ghost in the Machine, but I know that NOLA Hopitoulas has been about the only local I can stand to drink when I've gone home for the past few years
  20. pjs234

    pjs234 Advocate (740) Connecticut Jun 29, 2008

    IPA: Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    DIPA: Gandhi Bot
  21. wborr82

    wborr82 Aficionado (115) Florida Aug 20, 2013

    Easy: Jai Alai and it's variants. (White Oak Aged is fantastic and the Dry Hopped varieties are great as well.)
    Runner up: Swamp Ape
  22. mjstacker

    mjstacker Savant (485) New Hampshire Jul 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    Two of my favorites, but did you get to try any Maine Beer Co. "Dinner" last week? Right up there in the double conversation.
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  23. Benish

    Benish Advocate (720) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    Not sure about IPAs but for Double IPA: Sproose Joose (now called Sproose per Black Husky Brewery).
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  24. Roguer

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

    From Florida => Jai Alai.
    Live in CT => Gandhi Bot.

    Pretty easy choices, honestly.
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  25. frankd97

    frankd97 Aficionado (235) California Dec 24, 2008 Beer Trader

    Younger, Elder, Enjoy By....I also enjoy a Belching Beaver from time to time. Great aroma.
  26. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (460) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006 Verified

    I'm in Massachusetts. Does an IPL count? in which case it might be Mass Rising or Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby.
    Pretty Thing's Meadowlark is also really good.
    Admittedly there are some that are supposed to be excellent that I haven't had - Tree House brewing f'rinstance...
  27. Tradtional, widely available: 3 Sheeps - Really Cool Waterslides
    More local: Karben4 - Fantasy Factory
    Non-traditonal: Ale Asylum - Bedlam
  28. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Champion (835) Maine May 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    I didn't get a chance to stop in and try it. I'm sure it's right up there based on the quality of all the MBC beers.
  29. Can-In-Hand

    Can-In-Hand Aficionado (245) New Jersey Jul 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    Session IPA- Carton Boat
    IPA- Kane Head High
    IIPA- Flying Fish Exit 16
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  30. Jai Alai.
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  31. timontheroad

    timontheroad Champion (775) Colorado May 9, 2011 Verified

    IPA- Ska Modus Hoperandi
    DIPA- Odell Mycenary
  32. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Champion (925) New Jersey May 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    This ^
    *Kane Overhead honorable mention for DIPA*
  33. elkevo

    elkevo Savant (305) Ohio Dec 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    100% agree
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  34. elkevo

    elkevo Savant (305) Ohio Dec 14, 2013 Beer Trader

    Doesn't get much better than this......PERIOD!!!
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  35. DeFaz

    DeFaz Savant (355) Ohio Jun 30, 2013 Beer Trader

    IPA: White Rajah by The Brew Kettle
    Double IPA: Hop Juju by Fat Head's
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  36. McStagger

    McStagger Savant (445) California Jun 2, 2005

    Hah. Hahahaha. I have no idea.


    IPA: Alesmith IPA
    DIPA: Lagunitas Sucks
    TIPA: Moylan's Hopsickle
    Session: Stone Goto
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014
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  37. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Advocate (605) Montana Jan 29, 2014 Beer Trader

    Montana-----Blackfoot River brewing single malt ipa
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  38. jaken0ss

    jaken0ss Savant (300) New Jersey Nov 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    Don't forget 077xxx
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  39. gotta go with the victory. Dirtwolf and Hop ranch. Couldn't really tell you which one I like better, but I think hop ranch is seasonal, but i'm not sure.
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