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Best budget Imperial IPA

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

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  1. jfh

    jfh Apr 25, 2008 California
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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]
  2. pitweasel

    pitweasel Jun 11, 2007 New York

    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.
  3. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Hop Stoopid. (Sorry so late to the party!)
  4. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    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.
  5. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    $7.87? Was that a Rollback price? Hahaha!
  6. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    Sucks is the only acceptable answer here.
  7. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    Why do I feel the need to take a shower?
  8. rigo

    rigo Jul 30, 2006 New York

    avery the maharaja
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  9. SDJason

    SDJason Feb 7, 2013 California
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    Just got Union Jack for 9.99 a six pack
  10. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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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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  11. screamking

    screamking Jan 20, 2013 Ohio
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    He asked for input on imperial stouts too.... Don't just read the title, read the post too!
  12. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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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!
  13. bulldogbrewhaus

    bulldogbrewhaus Sep 17, 2012 Virginia

    Recently had Sucks for the first time, nothing about that beer sucks.
  14. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Awkward. :oops: (Late night beer drinking coupled with being tired = embarrassing.)
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  15. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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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
  16. victory4me

    victory4me Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    $21 for less beer than a six pack. That's a "value?"
  17. Mongrel

    Mongrel Feb 14, 2013 Maryland
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    And/or Brown Shugga. Both unbelievable and underrated values.
  18. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    I assume it must have been old. Couldn't read the date on it. Shouldn't have been on shelves because it sucked.
  19. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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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
  20. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Ska Modus Hoperandi sixpk cans.
  21. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

  22. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    You see it in 6 packs where you live?
  23. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Harpoon Leviathan.
  24. victory4me

    victory4me Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    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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  25. victory4me

    victory4me Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    My vote for RIS is Brooklyn Black Chocolate

    For DIPA, I'd go with Sucks, FF Exit 16, Maximus, or Double Trouble.
  26. Shaaarrrp

    Shaaarrrp Dec 5, 2012 Virginia

    Damn Dave...where you livin? A sixer of Hopslam in VA is $24 and change
  27. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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
  28. xombii13

    xombii13 Apr 21, 2011 Texas

    Hop Stoopid for the win!
  29. abcramer

    abcramer Feb 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Torpedo is one of my favorite IPAs, but it's not an Imperial IPA. The name, "Torpedo Extra IPA" is a bit misleading.
  30. SenorHops

    SenorHops Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    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.
  31. XpensiveBieros

    XpensiveBieros Feb 3, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Definitely Lagunitas Maximus or Sucks!
  32. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho May 3, 2012 Virginia

    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.
  33. ColdOne

    ColdOne Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    Agree 100%. I'd rather that buck or two go to the awesome family that owns my local bottle shop.
  34. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Sucks at 10.99 a sixer, easily the best easy to get DIPA I can get in NC.
  35. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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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
  36. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    you noticed also, huh?
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