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Best budget Imperial IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by yodajammies, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. jfh

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    Auburn Ale house PU240. About $6 per 22oz bomber. Good night is Auburn AH Fools Gold IPA followed by PU 240. Probably not available anywhere but NorCal.

    Old Rasputin 4pack for $10?

    Whats the best budget Imperial IPA and Imperial Stout? I have tried Pyramid 9.99 for a six pack. Anything else out there? Thanks[/quote]
     
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    Of course not. Just in the same way that I hope you don't think paying for a bomber is the same as paying 1/3 a price of a theoretical six pack. You're comparing oz to oz pricing, I'm comparing the money that would actually change hands in the acquisition of delicious beer.
     
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    Hop Stoopid. (Sorry so late to the party!)
     
  4. SenorHops

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    I paid $14 for a 4 pack of Deviant Dales last year. You call that a "budget" IIPA? It was a malt bomb, to boot.
     
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    $7.87? Was that a Rollback price? Hahaha!
     
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    Sucks is the only acceptable answer here.
     
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    Why do I feel the need to take a shower?
     
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    avery the maharaja
     
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    Just got Union Jack for 9.99 a six pack
     
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    I'm not trying to be critical, there's been a lot of great input, but I sit here with my head in my palm when I'm reading suggestions for barleys and stouts when the OP specifically asked for Imperial IPA's.
     
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    He asked for input on imperial stouts too.... Don't just read the title, read the post too!
     
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    Sucks of course is the best/cliche answer on here, but there are some really other good ones out there. Smuttynose Big A IPA, Sixpoint Resin, DFH 90, Hop Stoopid. Also, Sierra Nevada's Torpedo is a great IPA with a kick like a DIPA. and all are under $12!
     
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    Recently had Sucks for the first time, nothing about that beer sucks.
     
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    Awkward. :oops: (Late night beer drinking coupled with being tired = embarrassing.)
     
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    So not a malt bomb bro. And here its like 11ish per 4 pack. Still not the cheapest, but its pretty good.
    Not to argue, but it may have been on the shelf too long before you bought it. Just my opinion though
     
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    $21 for less beer than a six pack. That's a "value?"
     
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    And/or Brown Shugga. Both unbelievable and underrated values.
     
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    I assume it must have been old. Couldn't read the date on it. Shouldn't have been on shelves because it sucked.
     
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    The date is on the bottom of the can. I can't stand not knowing the date it was bottled/canned. I had Hop Stoopid one time and it was a terrible malty mess. It was surely old though. Dates are crucial to knowing the quality of beer
     
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    Ska Modus Hoperandi sixpk cans.
     
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    You see it in 6 packs where you live?
     
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    No, a six pack is 72oz. Three $7 bombers is 66oz and costs $21.

    How is that a value when there are DIPAs out there that are better, cheaper, and of more volume?

    Not that it's a bad beer, I just don't follow the logic.
     
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    My vote for RIS is Brooklyn Black Chocolate

    For DIPA, I'd go with Sucks, FF Exit 16, Maximus, or Double Trouble.
     
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    Damn Dave...where you livin? A sixer of Hopslam in VA is $24 and change
     
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    I see that bomber at 9.99 to 11.99. So at 6.99, i get value. I get your argument with the 6 pack volume logic but a bomber would have to be at 2,.99 to be of value. I was serious though....if you see it in a sixer, let me know. Be good.......drink better
     
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    Hop Stoopid for the win!
     
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    Torpedo is one of my favorite IPAs, but it's not an Imperial IPA. The name, "Torpedo Extra IPA" is a bit misleading.
     
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    Yeah, all the stamps were faded. I made the mistake of assuming that a beer that had so much hype behind it couldn't have stayed on the shelf for any extended amount of time. Anyway, all Oskar Blues beers in the Massachusetts area are ridiculously priced. They want $12 for a 6 pack of Dale's Pale Ale. No thanks. I'll have SNPA for $8.
     
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    Definitely Lagunitas Maximus or Sucks!
     
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    I agree with this, fresh this beer is amazing, had one that was I don't know how old, maybe a couple months but not much more, and it was unimpressive to say the least.
     
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    Agree 100%. I'd rather that buck or two go to the awesome family that owns my local bottle shop.
     
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    Sucks at 10.99 a sixer, easily the best easy to get DIPA I can get in NC.
     
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    Holy crap. I wouldn't pay that price either. Only 6.99 for dales pale ale here.. Can't go wrong with SN though
     
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    you noticed also, huh?
     
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