Best IPA/DIPA by State

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  1. Tunerstyle63

    Tunerstyle63 Initiate (150) Jul 3, 2014 Illinois

    King Sue was nominated as well. Just going by rotating but not one time brews.
  2. BlumBeer

    BlumBeer Initiate (0) May 17, 2012 Florida

    I would say Due South - Category 5
  3. Erockruns

    Erockruns Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2014 Massachusetts

    MA: IPA: Tree House Green, Wormtown Be Hoppy, Tree House Julius
    DIPA: Tree House Haze

    VT: DIPA: Lawson's Double Sunshine, Lawson's Sip of Sunshine, Alchemist Heady Topper,
    Best lesser known DIPA: Foley Bros. Fair Maiden
  4. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Initiate (195) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts

    This isn't 1998.

    I'd say IPA - Julies and DIPA - Heavy Mettle
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  5. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (520) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    I'll put a Vote in for my state: Colorado

    IPA: Odell IPA
    DIPA: Avery Dugana or Mountain Standard from Odell
  6. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Savant (903) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire

    NH: Stoneface IPA
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  7. smanson56

    smanson56 Crusader (793) Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire

    New Hampshire: Stoneface IPA
    Vermont: Fiddlehead 2nd Fiddle
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  8. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (166) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    WA: The Brother
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  9. Jwilkesbooth

    Jwilkesbooth Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2014 Maryland

    While not a district has a few great IPA/DIPAs.
    DC: On The Wings Of Armageddon, DC Brau
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  10. mccorvey

    mccorvey Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 North Carolina

    I have to say that I like HD'nR better than FoN too. One's (FoN) a DIPA, though.
  11. Garypuffer

    Garypuffer Initiate (123) Apr 3, 2011 New Hampshire

    As a New Hampshire beer-fiend I've gotta go for Smuttynose's Finest Kind IPA
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  12. atomic

    atomic Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois

    I'd say Ninja Vs Unicorn gets made often enough that you can find it reasonably fresh at all times.

    Also if we are going by regular releases, Square Grouper deserves a nom, or at least Citra Ninja as that comes out several times a year.
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  13. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,199) May 23, 2011 Washington

    Standard IPA?

    WA: Topcutter
    OR: RPM/Pallet Jack
    #93 distantmantra, Sep 30, 2014
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  14. DblDiamond

    DblDiamond Aspirant (221) Jul 17, 2013 Arizona

    Crap. No and no. Stupid old man eyes!
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  15. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (561) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    he wanted bottled/canned
  16. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (561) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Although word is Double knot from Four peaks is to be bottled/Canned soon
    My personal favorite IPA Locally is Hop Knot
  17. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey

    My pretend future residence
    Kona Castaway.

    My... actual residence
    Kane overhead
  18. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,254) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
    Moderator Society Trader

    Based on my (limited) experiences:

    FL: Jai Alai
    CT: Gandhi Bot
    VT: Well, damn. Abner? Heady? You almost have to go Heady by default, and I can't really argue with that. Let's just say that picking an IPA from VT is like picking an IPA from CA; good freaking luck.

  19. jeffaroo95

    jeffaroo95 Initiate (0) May 30, 2014 Texas

    TX- Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher
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  20. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Captain Lawrence makes a lovely DIPA that goes largely unnoticed so I am noticing it for you =)
  21. DblDiamond

    DblDiamond Aspirant (221) Jul 17, 2013 Arizona

    Lumberyard is good too.
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  22. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (577) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    DIPA Wicked Weed Freak of Nature
    IPA NODA Hop Drop and Roll by a nose over Foothills Jade
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  23. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,999) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Yeah- I knew they were canning it, but thought it was only available in a few counties close to the brewery. I also don't know if it sells out right away or not. But, what the hell, let the OP worry about that stuff :slight_smile:
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  24. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (865) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    In a recent trade, I got a very nice New Hampshire DIPA from @mklisz. From the Barrel Lily is the name. It had one of the best aromas I've ever put my nose to. This was 10 minutes after sharing cans of Focal Banger which has a spectacular nose as well. We all felt Lily smelled better but didn't quite have the flavor of Focal. Definitely worth checking out FYI.
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  25. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (526) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    My thoughts EXACTLY.
    Jade on tap is just tough to beat--that nose is getting shorter.
  26. A-HILLA

    A-HILLA Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2013 Illinois

    IL: Revolution Anti-Hero & Pipeworks Ninja Vs. Unicorn
  27. WynnDavis

    WynnDavis Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2014 Minnesota

    minnesota: surly abrasive and furious, in close second if not a tied is indeed: let it ride ipa.
    wisconsin: scream iipa, nuff said on that.
    iowa: king sue for iipa and too many good ipa's and pale ales to just single down to one.
  28. DanHarper

    DanHarper Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Indiana

    Permanent Funeral is not readily available...It's all about Zombie Dust and Dreadnaught,with honorable mention to 18th Street's Sinister
  29. DavidlovesCBC

    DavidlovesCBC Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Florida

    FL best IPA is my avatar white oak aged jai alai
  30. stonewall2

    stonewall2 Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2007 Virginia

    PA: Dirt Wolf
    VA: Stone IPA
  31. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (275) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    I'd almost have to look at the NM IPA Challenge results year after year. A unique event that pits anywhere from 10 to 16 breweries IPAs against each other for the common fan to taste and vote on. It's usually done in 3-4 different venues on different dates. The common fans vote.. This year Bosque Brewings Scale Tipper won. That's some great stuff. Definitely competes with Elevated.. For years it was Il Vicino's Exodus IPA, which has less than a dozen votes on BA.. As a state, I feel we are highly underrepresented as having world class IPAs... La Cumbre brought us attention. I hope other breweries start canning or bottling some of their great works of art.

    NM: Consistently and a front runner for me would be La Cumbre Elevated Ipa
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  32. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Society Trader

    By a mile.
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  33. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Nebraska

    NE doesn't have an awful lot of them, but easily the best one I've had is Imperial Mango IPA
  34. xanok

    xanok Zealot (556) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut

    You should check one of the other 1000000 threads that cover this exact topic.
  35. BigRedDog

    BigRedDog Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Indiana

    TX: lone pint's Yellow Rose. (They just started bottling I heard, so this counts.)

    Home state of TN: Squirrel King or Try from wiseacre (both DIPA)
    Yazoo Hop Project or wiseacre ananda for IPA
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  36. Coorsy

    Coorsy Defender (684) Jul 11, 2014 Massachusetts

    Everyones entitled to their opinion, but if you think harpoon is the best IPA in massachusetts, your living under a rock lol.

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  37. skidiskadisss

    skidiskadisss Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Rhode Island

    CT - Gandhi
    ME - Dinner
    MA - Julius
    congress st haze and green are very good also
  38. joyceleong___

    joyceleong___ Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2014 California

    I'll put another vote in for alpine's nelson. by far my favorite in socal.
  39. asparkoflife

    asparkoflife Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2011 Massachusetts

    Absolutely are. I consider myself lucky to be so close to them.
  40. Walkerjgt

    Walkerjgt Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2013 Ohio

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