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 Advocate (715) Rhode Island May 18, 2012

    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 (505) New York May 14, 2013

    Double IPA: Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA
    IPA: Ithaca Flower Power
     
  5. Easy for MN: Surly Abrasive Ale.
     
  6. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck Advocate (590) Maine May 7, 2013

    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. 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
     
  10. Hendry

    Hendry Savant (440) 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 (400) Ohio Apr 27, 2013

    IPA: White Rajah
    IIPA: Hop Juju
     
  12. NoDa Hop Drop n Roll
     
  13. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,115) Michigan Sep 23, 2011

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

    Ohiolager Aficionado (200) Ohio Feb 19, 2014

    wow. really. so many. but chillwave or commodore perry. GLBC Cleveland OH.
     
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  15. miketd

    miketd Advocate (510) Ohio Mar 2, 2006

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

    But really, I could list about 50 others that are almost as good.
     
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  16. EricTKole

    EricTKole Advocate (515) Michigan Jan 4, 2014

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

    Druid_51 Aficionado (170) Kentucky Aug 11, 2013

  18. 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 (670) 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. 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 (520) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2013

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

    Roguer Champion (985) Connecticut Mar 25, 2013

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

    Pretty easy choices, honestly.
     
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  25. Younger, Elder, Enjoy By....I also enjoy a Belching Beaver from time to time. Great aroma.
     
  26. JrGtr

    JrGtr Savant (390) Massachusetts Apr 13, 2006

    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 Advocate (590) Maine May 7, 2013

    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. Session IPA- Carton Boat
    IPA- Kane Head High
    IIPA- Flying Fish Exit 16
     
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  30. craftabrew407

    craftabrew407 Zealot (90) Florida Sep 21, 2013

    Jai Alai.
     
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  31. IPA- Ska Modus Hoperandi
    DIPA- Odell Mycenary
     
  32. This ^
    *Kane Overhead honorable mention for DIPA*
     
  33. elkevo

    elkevo Aficionado (215) Ohio Dec 14, 2013

    100% agree
     
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  34. elkevo

    elkevo Aficionado (215) Ohio Dec 14, 2013

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

    DeFaz Savant (265) Ohio Jun 30, 2013

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

    McStagger Savant (435) California Jun 2, 2005

    Hah. Hahahaha. I have no idea.

    *edit*

    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 Savant (305) Montana Jan 29, 2014

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