Best budget Imperial IPA

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  1. screamking

    screamking Devotee (466) Jan 20, 2013 Ohio
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    FBS on here now at $10 a 4pack. Wait til this fall when it's $10 a 6pack, best stout value ever!
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  2. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

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  3. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (59) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Wachusett Larry!
  4. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Widmer Deadlift
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  5. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,456) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    for me: fresh green flash IIPA, hands down.

    heady topper if you have access. SN torpedo by a huge margin if you don't need that extra punch of alcohol and hoppiness that most of the big name IIPAs have.
  6. HeresToHopping

    HeresToHopping Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013

    Hop Wallop for $9.99? What state are you living in? 11.99 a sixer is the cheapest in NY I have ever seen a Victory sixer. My vote for best value DIPA...Lagunita's Lil Sumpin Wild Ale. $11.99/sixer, and 8.80% abv! Some call it Belgian IPA...but I disagree (considering that is not a real style of beer).
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  7. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Texas

    This. Also, in the South is Saint Arnold Endevour at $5 a bomber. Awesome stuff.
  8. HeresToHopping

    HeresToHopping Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013

    Actually...I might need to go with Lagunita's Sucks on this one if you're talking about value for taste, and abv! Strike my previous candidate.
  9. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Sucks, Resin, Deviant Dales.Ten Fidy, and Green Flash Double stout are reasonably priced to me
  10. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,105) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Odell myrcenary and lugene; great divide yeti and hercules ipa.
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  11. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Agreed on Leviathan
  12. Holmes698

    Holmes698 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Southern Tier 2XIPA & Bell's 2 hearted ale.
  13. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    If you can get your hands on it ,, Gunslinger DIPA from Crown Valley is a really great beer at a budget price, I can get it for around 9 bucks , not sure where all they distribute but I dont believe its nationwide. I have yet to rate it on here just out of laziness but I would give it around a 4 or better
  14. oregonhophouse

    oregonhophouse Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012

    Hop Venom, hands down. But yeah, Hercules will do in a pinch! Our pub just had a big contest for the top single IPA in Oregon, after 1100 unique votes, results are interesting (we think) - check our our website if you're interested in this:
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  15. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,832) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Drinking some Sucks right now and I keep coming back to this as being the best DIPA hop bang for my buck.
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  16. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    My money is on Green Flash Imperial IPA for sure! You can get a bomber for $6 here.
  17. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Those last two are the most disgusting Imperial IPAs I've ever had :wink:
  18. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Crusader (701) Feb 24, 2011 Delaware
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    I find that hard to believe. Even from the brewery you will pay $12/six. It is pretty uniformly $11.99-$12.49 in SEPA/Northern DE. They moved their entire imperial lineup up a buck or two at least a year ago.
  19. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Funny, because Hopslam is more like $25-30 a six pack here. So if someone can get 3 22oz bottles of Hop Stoopid for $12 (not $13.09, because they're not buying a six pack)....well, let's just say I'd rather spend $12 on the Lagunitas before I spent ~$30 on the Hopslam.
  20. Flashy

    Flashy Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    Heady Topper when it returns (hope it doesn't get worse when it becomes more common) - $14 for a four pack of 16 oz cans is a bargain. Narwhal is awesome for the price as is everything Sierra Nevada makes.
  21. logan0203

    logan0203 Disciple (307) Nov 16, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    If I were in Waterbury, Vermont, the choice would clearly be Heady Topper for Imperial IPA

    However, I'm in PA and the best local option is Victory Hop Wallop - case for about 45

    Imperial Stout would also have to go to Victory with Storm King Stout - case for about 50
  22. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (566) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Holy shhhhhhhhhite!!!!! You're right. At that price it comes out to around $.23 per oz. Bombers look like a good deal but packs are always the way to go.
  23. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Double IPA: Lagunitas Maximus

    Imperial Stout: Founders
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  24. OTB

    OTB Disciple (398) Sep 2, 2011 California

    Alpine Pure Hoppiness, 5.99.

  25. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Devotee (455) Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    First I've heard of this, rumor or confirmed?
  26. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Confirmed, it's on their release calendar on their website.
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  27. screamking

    screamking Devotee (466) Jan 20, 2013 Ohio
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  28. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (290) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Zombie Dust $8.75 per 6 pack. Is it an imperial? No. Is it better than most? Yes.
  29. MightyMan

    MightyMan Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I've been digging Stoudt's Double IPA at $9.99 a sixer.
  30. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Deep sigh.... if I could only find it on regular basis in Ohio. :slight_frown:
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  31. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    66 ounces for $12 is the same cost per ounce as 72 ounces for $13.09. I hope you don't think a 22 ounce bottle holds as much beer as 2 12 ounce bottles.
  32. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (274) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    How much can I but Hop Venom for?
  33. ramnuts

    ramnuts Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2009 Oregon

    I guess that depends upon what the local bath house rates support...:grimacing:
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  34. ClemsonCharles

    ClemsonCharles Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2009 Virginia

    You've gotta go Sucks at ~$10 per sixer. Dare I say I prefer it to Hop Slam? For half the price?
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  35. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (274) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    That damn Y and T are a little too close. I was trying to be a smartass too.
  36. ramnuts

    ramnuts Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2009 Oregon

    technology is "hard"
  37. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    25 to 30 dollars is a total ripoff anywhere. I kind of thought 19.99 was a little too steep. Hopslam is good, but your 30 dollars are better spent elsewhere. Thats almost a case of Sucks...
  38. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (64) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Sucks. Wal-Mart. 7.87.
  39. KevinGordon

    KevinGordon Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 North Carolina

    as tempting as that is, I refuse to shop there.
    I'll gladly pay a $1.12 premium to not go to wal mart
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  40. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (64) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    I love Wal-Mart. it makes me feel soooooooo good about myself.
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