Best budget Imperial IPA

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  1. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Wish I could get sucks for 8.99!
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  2. pdoran10

    pdoran10 Jun 30, 2009 Minnesota

    Lagunitas Maximus, Sucks (borderline) and Pyramid Outburst ($7.99 for a six pack)
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  3. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Sucksssss! I certainly hope it becomes year-round. It'd be a fridge staple.
  4. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I think it depends on what flavor profile you want or is it the ABV. I have had some IPAs that I like better than an imperial and several imperials that I like better. For the money I like Southern Tier 2X, Schlafly TIPA, and Stone. This is all based on the taste that I am in the mood for. I am not a big fan of Torpedo, as I would much rather have Hotpimum.
  5. BJasny

    BJasny Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    Sixpoint Resin, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
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  6. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Heady Topper at $12
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  7. osusullins

    osusullins Aug 7, 2011 Illinois

    I think Port Brewing Mongo is one of the best bang for your buck Imperial IPAs out there. Bomber is usually right around $8 bucks and it is delicious.
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  8. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    DIPA -- Sucks, Outburst, Laughing Dog's Alpha Dog and Devil Dog (both under $4/bomber and pretty tasty IMO)

    IS -- Full Sail IS, Narwhal, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, Southern Oregon Brewing Black Heart, Old Raspy, and Widmer KGB (best when aged)
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  9. Moose90

    Moose90 Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Bombers: Hop Henge, Hop Stoopid.

    4 Pack: Myrcenary, Deviant

    6 Pack: Sucks
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  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Uh, HELLO?! Pliny of course!!
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I get it for $8.13 in Casper. Sometimes we DO get some good deals.
  12. tdizzlegrizzle

    tdizzlegrizzle Nov 3, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Hop Wallop at about $45/case here in the Philly area. (DFH 90 Min about $55/case by comparison). Best tradeoff of quality and value from what i have seen around here.
  13. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I'm not sure where Casper is but at that price you're living the dream!
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  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Wyoming, bro. The state that has 6 new breweries in the works!:p
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  15. ucfalum08

    ucfalum08 Jan 20, 2013 Florida

    Sucks and Narwhal. Never had either until a couple of weeks ago. I've been enjoying a lot of both since.
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  16. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I find Mad River Steelhead DIPA at 9.99 per 6 to be by far the best for the price. As far as Hop Stoopid goes, I like it, but at 4.79 I find many 4 packs around 10$ much better. i.e. Ruination, DFH 90, Mendocino IIPA, etc.
  17. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    Cosign. Recently bought a bomber for $3.49. Good stuff.
  18. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Stout wise Lagunitas imperial stout is pretty much the best for the price. In the stout world I'm willing to spend more for quality. Oak or espresso yeti, southern tier jahva, breakfast stout, or night stalker have been my go tos this year.
  19. tony32408

    tony32408 Sep 21, 2009 New York
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    Flower Power.
  20. Affini7y

    Affini7y Jan 2, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I always thought it was. Don't they call it an "extra ipa"?
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  21. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    Brooklyn BCS is hard to beat at $7.99 a 4 pack.
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  22. bloomincookie

    bloomincookie Sep 9, 2012 California

    A discount supermarket near me sells 12-packs of both Torpedo & Mirror Pond--- $12, cant beat that!
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  23. MDDMD

    MDDMD Jun 4, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Easy one....Sucks!!
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  24. SamJory

    SamJory Nov 28, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Phillips Amnesiac Double IPA; not many people know about it, it's a great BC brew. Can't get it in London but when I'm in BC it's around $5.50 canadian for a bomber and it's absolutely superb!
  25. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    Truth, I can't deny any of that. I should probably have made my particular point a little clearer. When it's around, it's $3.99 a bomber here, which is a killer price for beer in bombers in general. I also prefer my double IPAs in bombers rather than six packs as I want to drink them as fresh as possible and not have six of 'em that I have to knock off asap. Also, having been out of work until very recently, I can't necessarily go out and regularly pay $9-11 bucks for a sixer of good, hoppy beer, though I can splurge $4 and have a bomber of Hop Stoopid. No, it's not the hands-down cheapest option by any means, but in terms of quality, affordability, and the fact that it's widely distributed, it's my go-to.

    Also, fwiw, I like it every bit as much as Hopslam I'd have to say, though I haven't tried Sucks.
  26. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Saranac High Peaks Imperial IPA is good. Also Bear Republic's Racer 5 IPA is a very good beer at around $5 or so for a 22 oz. bottle.
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  27. dcs1548

    dcs1548 Nov 6, 2011 Virginia

    Of course for DIPA's it's hard to top anything by Lagunitas and the Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout is great, too. Also, for Imperial Stouts give the Lagunitas Imperial Stout a try, I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about it, I really enjoyed it and it's one of the best priced Imperial Stouts I've seen.
  28. MCain04

    MCain04 Jan 3, 2013 Texas
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    DIPA: Sucks, Maximus, ST 2xIPA - for beers you can get in most states. Best overall? Heady at $12 for 4 pack (equivalent to $12 a growler or $4 a bomber) if you happen to live in New England.

    RIS: Old Rasputin, Narwhal, FBS, FIS. Stone IRS as a runner up at $6/22 oz. Brooklyn BCS is cheap but I wouldn't drink it above any of the aforementioned.
  29. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    The first post asks for budget Imperial IPAs as well as Imperial Stouts. :p
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  30. Hammerknocker

    Hammerknocker Aug 30, 2008 North Carolina

    Southern Tier 2XIPA $7.99 or Lagunitas Sucks $8.49 a six-pack. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid $3.99 a bomber (North Carolina).
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  31. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    sixpoint resin, two brothers northwind stout, hoptimum is also amazing, just slightly more expensive than resin
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  32. EddieGold

    EddieGold Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    Green Flash Imperial IPA
  33. Spaghett

    Spaghett Oct 27, 2011 California

    Not necessarily the best budget DIPA but Dogfish 90 minute comes in a 4 pack for roughly 11-13 bones depending on where you at. You definitely are paying for quality fa-sho.

    Hop Stoopid is a good ol' bomber to suck down for about 4 duckets(U.S.= 4 boanz).
  34. Spaghett

    Spaghett Oct 27, 2011 California

    And as for an imperial stout...Old Rasputin is my go to. Like 8 ducks for a four pax??? Get the heck outta here and go buy sum right meow! Peas.
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  35. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Sucks, Stone, DFH IPA, Green Flash, Breckenridge 471
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  36. cavedave

    cavedave Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Otter Creek Imperial Stout is now in 12 oz., 10.00 a 4pak, prob. less in most other markets as we are in NY and higher priced for most beers. Better than Old Raspy IMHO.
  37. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Dec 13, 2011 California

    Anything Lagunitas comes in at a big beer for a bargain. Their cappuccino stout is good and plenty of solid ipa offerings. Sierra nevada makes great ipa's that are always available as well. Stone is pretty good to.
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  38. BeersAndBears

    BeersAndBears Dec 30, 2012 Nebraska
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    Odell Myrcenary without a doubt. 10 bucks a 4 pk. Great value for BAs that like a big bold DIPA without a lot of malt sweetness to help cover up the 10% abv (give or take). This one has a ton of hops and just enough malt to satisfy.
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  39. Crabbicuss

    Crabbicuss Jan 3, 2011 Maryland

    DC Brau Corruption!!!
  40. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew May 29, 2011 Florida
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    Lagunitas Maximus
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