Best IPA/DIPA by State

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  1. joeyjoey104

    joeyjoey104 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2014 California

    Doing a best IPA by state series on Instagram, looking for some input from BA members. Has to be in a can or bottle, and readily available, no limited brews, etc.

    So far here are my notes:

    AL: Snake Handler DIPA
    AK: ?
    AZ: ?
    AR: ?
    CA: Will split up North & South - North CA: Pliny the Elder, South CA: Nelson IPA
    CO: Odell Brew IPA? Lots of good ones I need to try
    CT: Ganhdi Bot?
    DE: ? 60 Minute IPA? 90?
    FL: Jai Alai IPA
    GA: SweetWater IPA
    HI: ?

    Any input would be appreciated. Trying to utilize the BA ratings in my picks.
     
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  2. Stillyman11

    Stillyman11 Disciple (394) Apr 7, 2014 California

    MN: Surly Abrasive
     
  3. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (202) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    OH: Bodhi.
    ME: Dinner
     
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  4. Sunn

    Sunn Aspirant (290) Oct 14, 2012 Iowa

    WI: Scream IIPA

    (Not from WI, but you know I'm right.)
     
  5. KAF

    KAF Crusader (772) Jun 22, 2007 Iowa

    Iowa: TG King Sue
     
  6. Omnium

    Omnium Meyvn (1,406) Jan 31, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I'd say for Ohio it'd be between Columbus's Bodhi, and The Brew Kettle's El Lupo Libre
    For PA its a total mixup for me. Helltown's Idle Hands, Roundabout's Pacific Ring, but state wide I'm leaning to Victory's Dirt Wolf
     
  7. Stillyman11

    Stillyman11 Disciple (394) Apr 7, 2014 California

  8. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Disciple (311) Aug 23, 2013 Iowa

    Another Iowa vote for King Sue!
     
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  9. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    NY: Flower Power
    OR: Fresh Squeezed
    I would also argue that Sucks is the best NorCal IPA. Enjoy By is the best SoCal IPA.
    PA: Dirt Wolf
     
  10. gatheredwaters

    gatheredwaters Devotee (426) May 1, 2014 Vermont

    NM: La Cumbre Full Nelson
     
  11. Coorsy

    Coorsy Defender (643) Jul 11, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Im not from vermont, but wouldnt the #1 beer in the world be their best IPA!? lol

    -xICooRsYIx
     
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  12. tiffany0322

    tiffany0322 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2014 Ohio

    For me the OH would go to GL Chillwave formerly l known as alchemy hour
     
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  13. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    With places like Lawson's and Hill Farmstead it might not be. Ratings are just ratings, after all.
     
  14. infuturity83

    infuturity83 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    From Massachusetts, I assume a lot of people will nominate Tree House's Julius.

    But I would say that Green is equally good, if not better.
     
  15. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,660) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I guess 'in a can or bottle and readily available' renders Flying Fish Exit 16 the default winner of NJ; it's a fine beer in any event :slight_smile:.
     
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  16. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,326) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    New Jersey:
    IPA- CARTON 077xx
    DIPA -Kane Overhead
     
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  17. Rawbster

    Rawbster Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 North Carolina

    NC : Wicked Weed Freak of Nature DIPA
     
  18. tbaker397

    tbaker397 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 West Virginia

    Throw one out that probably no one here will get (unless from WV) but Chestnut Brew works here in Morgantown makes a beer called 'Your Best Hoption'. Truly magical brew. Oh and ohio I will vote for head hunter or juju. Edit: never realized flying fish is from nj. My bad. Double edit: I have lived in all 3 states
     
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  19. hophead_87

    hophead_87 Initiate (173) Apr 23, 2014 Virginia

    VA: Three Brothers Drift
     
  20. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,660) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That's kind of what I was getting at above- do you think those qualify for how the OP described it?
     
  21. blatchy

    blatchy Initiate (0) May 3, 2010 New York

    NY DIPA: Three Heads Brewing Too Kind
     
  22. rynegne

    rynegne Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2014 Illinois

    IL: Pipeworks Mosaic Imperial Double IPA is my favorite. I was digging Two Brothers Wobble this weekend as well at Roundhouse...but I need to spend a bit more time with it.

    *Edit: I believe Revolution Anti-Hero IPA is up there as far as more widely distributed stuff. Sorry, I didn't read the WHOLE post first haha.
     
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  23. BlackNotesIII

    BlackNotesIII Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Alabama

    +1 for Snake Handler. But in GA, my vote goes to Terrapin Hi-5 over Sweetwater IPA.
     
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  24. robear

    robear Initiate (0) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin

    WI IPA: Bunny Green Toe (Lakefront IPA if you want something available across the whole state. Hard to find fresh, but when you do it's a damn near example of a malty IPA)
    WI IIPA: Scream

    (Black Husky Pale Ale is just as good as any Wisconsin IPA, but since it isn't "officially" an IPA I'll leave it off this list.)
     
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  25. DblDiamond

    DblDiamond Aspirant (211) Jul 17, 2013 Arizona
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    AZ: DC Mountain DIPA from Arizona Wilderness is outstanding.
     
  26. BlackNotesIII

    BlackNotesIII Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Alabama

    I think Double Sunshine is the best I've had from VT
     
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  27. Jwhere

    Jwhere Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2014 Indiana

    IN: Permanent Funeral
     
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  28. Coorsy

    Coorsy Defender (643) Jul 11, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Well if you want my honest opinion i think HF makes better IPAs than heady. But i was just making the suggestion.

    -xICooRsYIx
     
  29. joeyjoey104

    joeyjoey104 Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2014 California

    Do they can/bottle this one?
     
  30. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Disciple (373) Apr 4, 2014 New York
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    New York
    IPA: Ithaca Flower Power
    DIPA: Sixpoint Hi-Res
     
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  31. Benish

    Benish Meyvn (1,094) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Wisconsin
    New Glarus Scream IIPA or Black Husky Sproose (formally known as Sproose Joose).
     
  32. CTbrew32

    CTbrew32 Zealot (565) Dec 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    CT has the tag team of Gandhi Bot and Sea Hag. For Oklahoma I'd say Coop f-5 for an ipa and there literally isn't a readily available dipa brewed in state...
     
  33. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Aspirant (229) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    Oklahoma:
    DIPA - RoughTail 1st Anniversary Ale
    IPA - RoughTail IPA, followed closely by COOP F-5
     
  34. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (2,187) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    in OH I think it is a tie between Fathead's Headhunter and Great Lakes' Lake Erie Monster. Those beers have my vote!
     
  35. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (2,187) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio

    For California it is a tie between pretty much every IPA/DIPA Stone has ever done and of course Pliney!
     
  36. DieHippieDie

    DieHippieDie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 North Carolina

    NC- WW freak of nature or Foothills Jade
     
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  37. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,785) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    Agree with both, but I'd throw another Foothills brew into that mix...Seeing Double

    SC - COAST - HopArt
     
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  38. moshea

    moshea Devotee (464) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan

  39. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Initiate (159) Oct 27, 2012 Kentucky

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