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50 must try hoppy beers

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  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,766) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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  2. JoolyGoodFellow

    JoolyGoodFellow Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012

    Hopslam and Hop Wallop belong on there
  3. jwat

    jwat Disciple (387) Jan 19, 2012 Pennsylvania

    So many of those I wanna try, probably only have had about a dozen of them. My addition to that list would be double crooked tree
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  4. Sunhunters

    Sunhunters Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2008 California

    Maharaja and duganA both belong on there for sure.
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  5. immobilisme

    immobilisme Aspirant (231) Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    Seems like they just put one per brewery.
  6. Boitnott

    Boitnott Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 North Carolina

    Man there is some good stuff. Makes me want to go buy a Ruination right NOW! I will say that there a lot there that I have not tried. Interesting list.
  7. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Sam Adams beat out Sculpin? WTF?!

    Nothing from Alpine? This list is utter fail.

    More fail, it's PNW rag and pretty much the majority of winners are non-distributed beers vs. beers they can probably get in the bottle. They obviously didn't reach out very far in attempting to do any research. This article is a showcase of PNW beers, which is what they should have focused on: WA & OR beer. Several I'm dying to try though....but only if I hop a flight.

    I counted: 25 beers are from the PNW, screw the rest of the country.
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  8. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    I like the idea of one per brewery, and an intesting list. No smuttynose though!

    Also, I personally dont even really like flower power, but given its popularity among most surprised not to see that on the list as well.
  9. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    No Flower Power? WTH?
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  10. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Heady Topper, Hopslam, Maharaja, Dreadnaught, Founders Double Trouble or Harvest Ale, Lagunitas Sucks... Come on now. Way too many big guns missing from the list.

    Definitely interested in trying those that I haven't had, though.
  11. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Except Boneyard is near the top...where it should be :slight_smile:
  12. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (186) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    Not a bad list, but these beers should be on it:


    Many more as well, but it's not easy to narrow a list down to 50 in the first place...Love that Prima Pils is on this...on of my fav session beers
  13. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    I'll be there in the end of June. Can't wait to try out all that Bend has to offer.
  14. thereal

    thereal Initiate (145) Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    Dubhe tastes like the inside of an assy ashtray.
  15. phisigben

    phisigben Aspirant (291) Jan 8, 2009 Kentucky
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    I cant believe someone hasn't commented that Pliny is only 12th, it is easily top 3.
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  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    An internet list not everyone agrees on?

    Get the heck outta here.
  17. EROCK75

    EROCK75 Disciple (350) Aug 5, 2009 Illinois
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    I would add Daisy Cutter...
  18. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    WHAT!! a website based out of Oregon, doing a mainly PNW related article. The outrage!!

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  19. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,393) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    surly abrasive not on the list
  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,766) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    IIRC, one of the guys who runs the blog also works at one of the more well-known beer stores in PDX, so this list might a combination of whats local to them, stuff they've traded for and stuff that's been on the shelves. There's a couple of head scratchers for me too, but I thought they did OK with representing non-West Coast brews.
  21. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Good list, but Prima Pils ranked higher than Ruination, Pliny, Mongo, Alpha King, Myrcenary and West Coast IPA? Please.
  22. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (957) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    I've never heard of more than half of the beers on that list.
  23. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Devotee (456) Sep 13, 2011 Florida
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    Surprised not to see a lot of good brews. Interesting article non the less.
  24. MrTopher

    MrTopher Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2009 California
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    This list is CRAP... And the whole "One Beer Per Brewery" crap is a lie!
    They have Avery IPA (31) and then Avery Hog Heaven (28).
  25. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

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  26. Glibber

    Glibber Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2009 Idaho

    I stopped to have a beer this afternoon, and sampled the Hoptimum and Stone Levitation. Ended up getting a Saison from Belgium because I was not up for such a hoppy beer.
  27. miketd

    miketd Zealot (522) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    Eh, it's a list and highly subjective. But any best of IPA list without Head Hunter on it is irrelevant as far as I'm concerned.
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  28. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (347) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    I am impressed that the hometown brewery from my little sparrow fart town made number 13 on the list. Ice harbor brewery, "beer so fresh you'll have to slap it." Pretty cool.
  29. Aml42000

    Aml42000 Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2011 Washington

    Hair of the Dog Blue Dot is conspicuously absent and a PNW beer...
  30. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Yep, this list is bunk.
  31. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Two words. Nugget Nectar. Eff Brewpublic. Seriously. I can't believe Hopslam or Heady Topper were excluded, as well.
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  32. OTB

    OTB Disciple (390) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Someone is always going to be left with the big " WTF " when these types of lists are released. I actually enjoy reading what other brew brains consider the " best of the best " I've had quite few of these and many more I just discovered for the first time.

    Yea there are some obvious omissions but it is what it is.

  33. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    I've only had 15 of those. The list makes you realize how many great hoppy beers there are out there, because I assume every one of us reading it is like "But there's no X, Y, Z, etc"... there are probably 30 or 40 great hoppy beers off the top of my head, not on that list, that I would opt for over several of the beers that ARE on that list.
  34. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    This list seems very west coast/pacific northwest heavy. Don't get me wrong, it's a good list, but there's lots of other highly sought after hoppy beers that aren't on this list.
  35. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    That list is so esoteric, it's almost useless to me
  36. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I really wouldn't call Latitude 48 IPA as a must try. Not that it isn't good, I just don't think its anything special.
  37. potteryboy

    potteryboy Initiate (131) Jul 17, 2009 Alabama

    Weak list. Too many omissions to mention. We could easily make a list of the 100 Must Try Hoppy Beers, not on the 50 Must Try Hoppy Beers list! Oh well. Having a Deviant Dale's, and yes, it is on the list. Do I feel better, I don't know. Nugget Nectar is on deck.
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  38. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    Glad to see Elevated IPA on the list, even though it's La Cumbre not La Cumbra as they spell it in the article. Sadly it's tap only until they get their canning line set up sometime this summer.
  39. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Florida

    What, no Jai Alai?
  40. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    This week I have had Gandi-bot, Port Mongo, Sculpin, Nugget Nectar, Maine Lunch, Flower Power, Ruthless Rye(yeah I know which one don't belong here) and it only the third day of the week. Damn I should try for a 50 IPA week.
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