Best IPA/DIPA by State

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  1. ricp215

    ricp215 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2014 Massachusetts

  2. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Defender (628) Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    For NC, I might have to go with GreenMan Destroyer (IIPA) and Jade (IPA)
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  3. Shaymus

    Shaymus Defender (627) May 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    MA: Treehouse Julius and Very Green
  4. rojapa

    rojapa Devotee (406) Jun 26, 2013 New York

    NY: Ithaca Flower Power
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  5. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,534) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Michigan: Bell's Two Hearted Ale (IPA)
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  6. Jwhere

    Jwhere Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2014 Indiana

    I'd go with chillwave over eerie, LOVE chillwave!
  7. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (837) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Of states I've sampled a lot from:

    PA: Helltown's Idle Hands or Victory Hop Ranch (you may even be able to throw in a vote for Voodoo's Good Vibes)
    OH: Fat Head's Hop JuJu
    IN: Permanent Funeral
  8. karamchandani

    karamchandani Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2013 South Carolina

    I'd beg to differ....

    SC: COAST Boy King Double IPA
  9. JStewart00

    JStewart00 Initiate (134) Aug 20, 2014 New Jersey

    Dead on!!
  10. infuturity83

    infuturity83 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    Dafuq? You serious?

    Also...although their not IPA's, I would also nominate Jack's Abby's Kiwi and Mass Rising
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  11. Beer21

    Beer21 Champion (833) Oct 17, 2010 Florida

    FL = Swamphead Big Nose IPA
  12. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,785) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    Just got one of those last week, haven't popped it yet, so I'll have to take your word for it.
  13. fineout

    fineout Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2010 Rhode Island

    RI- Proclamation Tendril
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  14. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (509) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    VA DIPA: Smartmouth Notch 9
  15. digga90

    digga90 Initiate (93) Jan 5, 2011 New York


    either Ithaca Flower Power or Barrier Money
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  16. kgncfl

    kgncfl Initiate (195) Dec 24, 2013 Washington

    What do we thinkg
    I think the Alchemist makes better IPAs then Heady. At least two, possibly 3.
  17. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,326) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Well 07xxx is available in cans. Granted their distribution footprint is not very large. So I think that qualifies.
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  18. miketd

    miketd Zealot (527) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio

    Juju is Ohio's best, but there are many great options...
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  19. Fezzik1970

    Fezzik1970 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2014 New Jersey

    077xx is a double, 7.8% and is a full production beer in cans. It meets every requirement.
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  20. asparkoflife

    asparkoflife Aspirant (229) Jul 12, 2011 Massachusetts

    MA: for me their are a bunch but top 3: Tree House Julius, Trillium Congress Street, Trillium Mettle

    NY: Peekskill Higher Standard
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  21. Rosinante

    Rosinante Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2014 Massachusetts

    Agreed. Trillium's Congress St is in the conversation. Also Wormtown's Be Hoppy.

    DIPA: I've developed a fondness for Wormtown's Buddha Juice.
    #61 Rosinante, Sep 30, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
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  22. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Disciple (396) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    And some might say Congress Street IPA from Trillium. For me it doesn't matter, I live here and still don't really have access to them. The OP said:Has to be in a can or bottle, and readily available. Of those, Wormtown Be Hoppy would win here in MA, but even it is scarce, which would perhaps lead me to Wachusett Larry.
  23. keenan41

    keenan41 Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2005 New York

    NY DIPAs - Rushing Duck War Elephant, Newburgh Hop Drop, Peekskill Higher Standard. The smaller guys are making the better beers right now.
  24. misternebbie

    misternebbie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    PA/Pittsburgh, Thunder Hop from Church Brewery
  25. keenan41

    keenan41 Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2005 New York

    Trillium is putting out awesome stuff right now.
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  26. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,149) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware


    IPA Hop Mountain from Dominion I had it fresh from the brewery and thought it was damn fine.
    DIPA 90 minute from DFH Have to give a bit of love to DFH.
  27. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas


    Diamond Bear Two Term...........Not great but the best in state readily available
  28. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Meyvn (1,037) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    Not Fresh Squeezed. It is good, but Boneyard Hop Venom is better by a mile. I hear great things about Notorious, but have not have the privilege yet. They are not bottled, but are readily available on tap.
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  29. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (837) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    LOL, well played.
  30. Vizualize

    Vizualize Initiate (120) Jun 13, 2014 New York

    NY: IPA - Barrier Money, DIPA - Other Half Green Diamonds, TIPA - Other Half All Green Everything
  31. MrDave

    MrDave Disciple (385) Jan 23, 2013 California

    PtE is not the best, it's the most coveted.
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  32. Tunerstyle63

    Tunerstyle63 Initiate (148) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois

    IL- DIPA Pipeworks (Ninja vs. Unicorn, Citra Ninja ect...)
    IPA Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts

    Honorable Mentions
    Daisy Cutter
    Double Daisy Cutter
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  33. Ken_P

    Ken_P Disciple (372) Dec 31, 2013 Massachusetts

    MA- Another vote for Congress St - not the easiest to get but a lot easier to do than Treehouse
    RI - Foolproof King of the Yahd
  34. APBT91

    APBT91 Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 North Carolina

    Haven't had freak so I will say Hop Drop for NC.
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  35. ScottieD

    ScottieD Disciple (325) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut

    CT: For DIPA it's definitely Gandhi Bot or Coriolis
    For IPA it's likely Fuzzy Baby Ducks or possibly Supernaut
  36. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Champion (809) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio


    IPA Fatheads Head Hunter / or Columbus IPA
    DIPA Columbus Bodhi / Fatheads Hop Juju
  37. bellbw

    bellbw Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2014 Virginia

    I'm going to have to disagree. Great beer but it's a session ale not a true IPA or DIPA. It has to be Hardywood Great Return or Triple Crossing/The Answer Street Cred for me
  38. Seabass1964

    Seabass1964 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2014 Arkansas

    Those from out of state. No outstanding Ipa/dipa's brewed in Arkansas. Love me some Pliny, Apoclypse cow, West Coast Ipa, Elevated, Double Jack, Sculpin, Mars, Mycernary, etc...
  39. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Disciple (361) May 17, 2013 Illinois

    Reading is a skill. From the original post "Has to be in a can or bottle, and readily available, no limited brews, etc."
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  40. Chrisheartsbeer

    Chrisheartsbeer Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 North Carolina

    NC: Hop Drop n Roll #1, then Wicked Weed's FoN
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