Best IPA/DIPA by State

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  1. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Champion (851) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    The OP asked for the best DIPAs/IPAs that are bottled or canned. What do BAs do? List beers that are draft only (ie OH: Bodhi, El Lupulo Libre, etc).....anyways....

    OH: TBK White Rajah, Fat Heads Head Hunter, Columbus IPA and Maumee Bay Amarillo Brillo are all really good
     
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  2. chris826

    chris826 Disciple (354) Sep 24, 2014 Mississippi

    MS - Lazy Magnolia Southern Hops'pitality or Timber Beast
     
  3. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Maryland

  4. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,627) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    In CO it comes down to your preferences.

    For "new school" it's probably Backcountry DIPA, Comrade Superpower, Elevation 7437, or Odell IPA.
    For "old school" Avery IPA, Maharaja, GD Titan, and Dale's are tough to beat.
     
  5. RobertH50

    RobertH50 Aspirant (202) Jan 27, 2014 Texas

    TX: Deep Ellum's Dreamcrusher DIPA
     
  6. Macsimus

    Macsimus Initiate (181) Feb 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    To my NC IPA / DIPA lovers - no love for Lynwood Brewery's Hop on Top IPA and Hubris DIPA? I know they are draft only but they deserve mention IMHO. Cheers!
     
  7. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Disciple (396) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    We are talking about readily available shelf beers. Two of these are brewery only and one is draft only. Ghandi is technically a shelf beer, but rare as hell. Even the backups wouldn't qualify.
     
  8. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,282) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
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    As for MA, anything Tree House is extremely difficult to get. Trillium's Congress Street sees limited distribution and is bottled semi-regularly, so that may qualify. Wormtown Be Hoppy and Hopulence are a little more regular and are delicious. Night Shift has has some awesome brewery only IPAs. Beyond the brewery only and limited ones, Leviathan Imperial IPA from Harpoon is pretty tasty.
     
  9. cpxc

    cpxc Initiate (141) Sep 23, 2013 Pennsylvania

    PA - DirtWolf
    VT - Abner
     
  10. _RL_

    _RL_ Disciple (350) Oct 2, 2013 Maryland
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    I would slightly disagree - Fresh Evolution Lot No. 6 is pretty good. If the OP would accept growlers, Union Double Duckpin is pretty good. But other than that, nothing from MD - just buy 90 minute.
     
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  11. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (549) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Jade in the bottle was rather excellent as well the other night. I'll compare with my last Hop Drop tonight.
     
  12. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2013 Maryland

    There's a double duckpin? Shit, I love regular duckpin.

    You know what's messed up? I work 5 minutes from the Union Craft brewery and have NEVER been there. You have inspired me my friend.
     
  13. jonandhisflask

    jonandhisflask Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Kentucky

    OH:Madtree Galaxy High
    KY:ATG Rico Sauvin/ Country Boy Legacy IPA
    IN:FFF Arctic Panzer wolf
     
  14. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (620) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Since the OP requested beers that were either bottled/canned and not limited one time releases, here are my beers for IOWA:
    IPA - No Coast IPA (Peace Tree)
    DIPA - Sosus (Toppling Goliath)
     
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  15. _RL_

    _RL_ Disciple (350) Oct 2, 2013 Maryland
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    Union occasionally pours Double Duckpin at the brewery and it appears on draft around Baltimore now and then (Max's and Columbia Ale House had keg(s) this summer). I can't find release information anywhere, but I thought it was only a spring/summer release.
     
  16. keenan41

    keenan41 Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2005 New York
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    Agreed. I travel to CBus every month or so. Still trying to get JuJu but all these others are great. Been hearing some good things about Jackie O's. They make any good IPAs?
     
  17. keenan41

    keenan41 Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2005 New York
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    I've purchased 4 packs of Ghandhi 5 or 6 times on separate occasions in Albany, NY. Just have to be in the loop to get them.
     
  18. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (189) Dec 26, 2010 New York
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    NY = Flower Power
     
  19. Crawfish61

    Crawfish61 Initiate (100) Feb 1, 2013 Louisiana

    LA - Ghost in the Machine - Parish Brewing
     
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  20. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,494) Sep 24, 2007 Saint Martin
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    Bale Breaker makes a great IPA called Field 41, but they call it an APA. As far as ImpIPAs go, I really like Double Brother from Kulshan (although it has a new name now, I stick with original names. I still call Central City's IPA Red Racer, despite what Bear Republic wants. And, it's also the best IPA from BC). Skagit Brewing's The Gospel is pretty damn tasty too.
     
  21. CTbrew32

    CTbrew32 Zealot (565) Dec 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    I put Gandhi too because there really is no second option. Two Roads Road 2 Ruin would probably be the closest to fitting the OP's list, and while it is solid, it doesn't hold shit to GB. Also, between cans and being sold at the brewery somewhat often I figured it could qualify. OP really needs to change it to regularly available OR in cans/bottle, but people probably wouldn't read that part too :wink:
     
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  22. Haymarket

    Haymarket Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2014 Virginia

    VA: Great Return by a mile.
    Not sure why no one else in the state can put together a great IPA, but it is a Challenger finding a good one. Great Return is solid. Of course, that answer will soon be Green Flash WCIPA, and after that (hopefully) one of the great Stone IPAs when those two come to Virginia Beach and Richmond respectively.
     
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  23. Westyn

    Westyn Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 Texas

    Try you some Lone Pint's Yellow Rose! Dream Crusher is great though
     
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  24. miketd

    miketd Zealot (527) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    Mystic Mama IPA is good; Mandala IIPA is very good to great depending on the hops used. Matriarch IIPA is good as well.
     
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  25. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Aspirant (212) Jan 16, 2012 Indiana

    IN: Apocalypse Cow

    It's been a long time since I had it but Sun King's Cream Dream was amazing.
     
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  26. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,174) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    My opinion for Mass is that Tree house and Trillium are not readily available to most of residents of the state so they don’t qualify to me.

    The best READILY AVAILABLE IPA in Mass is Hoponius Union (yes, lager). Be Hoppy gets top honorable mention as it’s somewhat readily available to most residents but can also be virtually absent depending on brewer schedule. After that, I say Mass Rising for another lager.

    Seriously though, if leaning more on availability, Hoponius Union and Mass Rising are found virtually everywhere at any time and beat all in-state hoppy offerings in terms of combination of constant availability and quality.
     
  27. WDJersey

    WDJersey Meyvn (1,087) Jul 26, 2012 Colorado

    LA:
    IPA: NOLA Hopitoulas
    DIPA: Parish Ghost in the Machine

    MS:
    IPA: Southern Prohibition IPA
    DIPA: Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast
     
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  28. BltByKrmn

    BltByKrmn Zealot (599) Jan 16, 2013 New York

    Loose Cannon is pretty good.
     
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  29. humuloner22

    humuloner22 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 North Carolina

    I totally agree. But I find this to be somewhat arbitrary, considering there may be a brewery, which we have many these days, that make better ones. However, considering the ones I have tried, you are dead on it! I know some might say Hop Drop is the best, but I honestly don't think its all that. Jade blows it away.
     
  30. mrjmann

    mrjmann Disciple (336) Feb 10, 2014 Indiana
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    IN: Permanent Funeral hands down
    2nd place: ZD
    3rd place: Sun King Osiris

    Actually a lot to choose from in this state.

    IL: Daisy Cutter
    OH: Hop Juju
    MI: Two Hearted (Hopslam = Overrated)
     
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  31. basics

    basics Initiate (87) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina

    I gotta go with Jade for NC.

    HDnR and FoN are good but I've always enjoyed Jade the most.
     
  32. almostjay

    almostjay Initiate (0) May 24, 2008 Virginia

    Recent Oregon transplant here. I've been working my way around the Portland breweries and so far my favorite IPA has been from Breakside Brewing. It's available in bottles too, so there's that.

    I'd probably vote for Boneyard's entire lineup if they bottled, though. Holy shit, they've been by far my happiest "discovery" since moving here. RPM, Hop Venom and Notorious are all awesome.

    Love me some Oregon.
     
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  33. Smileitsfreetobehappy

    Smileitsfreetobehappy Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2014 Alaska

    Alaska: Hop Dog double wheat IPA, Pleasure town IPA
     
  34. RonfromJersey

    RonfromJersey Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2002 New Jersey

    Carton 077XX, which is readily available at my local, and I'm on the opposite side of the state from the brewery.
     
  35. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (202) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    The best of the bunch at Jackie O's is Dirty Water.
     
  36. TheeWalrusHunter

    TheeWalrusHunter Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Oregon

    get on the Barley Browns train next. different level. Glad to see you are enjoying the splendor of the state.
     
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  37. RobTheKnob

    RobTheKnob Aspirant (299) Nov 30, 2013 Texas

    From (North) TX:

    Deep Ellum Brewing's IPA
    Deep Ellum Brewing's Dream Crusher DIPA
    Lakewood Brewing's Hop Trapp
    Four Corner's El Chingón
    Community Beer Company's Mosaic IPA
    Cedar Creek Brewing's Dankosaurus IPA
     
  38. DieHippieDie

    DieHippieDie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 North Carolina

    Hop Drop n Roll is a great IPA but I don't get the hype. A lot of beer stores around Raleigh get it fresh from the brewery the same day so maybe that's why its so loved. Jade is definitely better IMO.
     
  39. RBowers

    RBowers Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2014 Virginia

    I'll go freak of nature, HD&R and Burial surf wax west coast for NC. Jade or seeing double aren't even in the conversation IMO.
     
  40. BeahDrinkah

    BeahDrinkah Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2010 South Carolina

    Me too: Citrocity - Seminar Brewing, Florence, SC
    A fantastic, local distribution IPA that very few will ever get to try.
     
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