Best IPA/DIPA you have had.

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  1. fulcrumbs

    fulcrumbs Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2015 Massachusetts

    1.) Lawson's SOS
    2.) Trillium Upper Case
    3.) HFB Abner
  2. Bisco42

    Bisco42 Aspirant (235) Oct 16, 2014 Ohio

    DIPA - Hop JuJu
    IPA - Constantly changing, but Columbus Brewing Company's IPA is pretty damn fantastic.
  3. spwalshesq

    spwalshesq Initiate (156) Jan 25, 2008 Massachusetts

    Other Half All Green Everything
    Hill Farmstead Ephraim
    Trillium Double Dry-hopped Congress Street
    Tree House Green
    Heady Topper
    TG King Sue
  4. ThatguyJoefromBoston

    ThatguyJoefromBoston Initiate (102) Mar 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    Trillium UPPER CASE
    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Cigar City Oak Aged
    Revolution Galaxy-Hero
  5. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,448) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Silly question based upon a particular taste/moment.

    At times I'd say Heady but others I really love Perpetual. Taste is subjective is it not?
  6. SoleBriety

    SoleBriety Disciple (337) Oct 10, 2013 California

    DIPA: tie between Russian River Pliny and Fat Head's Hop Juju
    IPA: another tie between Bell's Two Hearted and Alpine Nelson
  7. beernooph

    beernooph Initiate (189) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut

    Hmmmm, Gandhi Bot, Heady Topper, Fuzzy Baby Ducks, Flower Power, Sip of Sunshine (just had it this weekend Wow!). Sculpin, Lunch, Sea Hag....too many great ones
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  8. beernooph

    beernooph Initiate (189) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut

    Forgot to put Lagunitas Sucks
  9. woodchipper

    woodchipper Meyvn (1,247) Oct 25, 2005 Connecticut

    There is no absolute favorite here-- all great, but for different reasons (which one of your kids do you like the best?).
    • Heady
    • Dirt Wolf
    • Sucks
    • Sip of Sunshine
    • Enjoy By
    • Pliny Y
    • Sculpin
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  10. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,175) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
    Society Trader

    Recently had Dirt Wolf for the first time and definitely have to add it to my list!
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  11. Dansac

    Dansac Initiate (147) Dec 6, 2014 California

    Abner is probably my favorite DIPA/IPA of all time.
  12. dripa8

    dripa8 Initiate (198) Sep 19, 2014 Kansas

    Kern river double citra,planet,hop stopped,sucks,the calling
  13. dripa8

    dripa8 Initiate (198) Sep 19, 2014 Kansas

    Damn spell check! Pliney #2, hop stoopid #3
  14. HoppedChef84

    HoppedChef84 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2015 Rhode Island

    I'm in agreement with a lot of people here. For me standing out in no order, green flash, peak organic, sn torpedo, and harpoon to name a few.
  15. jeremyshred

    jeremyshred Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2015 Colorado

    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    Stone Enjoy By
    Breckenridge 471
    Pikes Peak Elephant Rock

    Just some off the top of my head.
    Tried Hop Hunter for the first time today and it was really good so that might become a 12 pack purchase every now and again and being that Enjoy By is made in 6 packs that is going to be a regular too.
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  16. myatomicpolygon

    myatomicpolygon Initiate (125) Sep 10, 2010 New York

    All Green Everything
  17. threeviews

    threeviews Zealot (581) Apr 18, 2011 Florida

    My preference (no order - but does not include the 'whales'):
    Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment (this is my all-time favorite beer, regardless of style, but happens to be in the category of IPA/DIPA)
    Molotov Lite - Evil Twin
    Chillwave - Great Lakes
    Hopslam - Bell's (yep, I still love this beer despite all of the negative reaction in the craft beer community)
    Seeking Alpha - Captain Lawrence

    Honorable Mentions:
    Burton Baton - Dogfish Head (fresh is the best!)
    RuinTen - Stone
    Tribute - 14th Star
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  18. TonyBaloney

    TonyBaloney Initiate (148) Sep 18, 2008 Minnesota

    Hop Juju and Abrasive are excellent choices in the DIPA category.

    Head Hunter and Furious are a nice pair for IPA.
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  19. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (1,954) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    So far........

    Project Dank
    Get Elevated
    Fresh Squeezed
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  20. MeBeerGood

    MeBeerGood Initiate (31) Jan 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    Need to try some Hill Farmstead, Alchemist, and Tree House stuff, but that best that I've ever had in no particular order;

    Double Sunshine
    Congress Street
    Two Hearted
    Founders Harvest Ale pre '13 when it was at 6.5% abv
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  21. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (331) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois

    My 2 favs as of today:

    Todd the Axeman
    Square Grouper
  22. Ccagno15

    Ccagno15 Initiate (95) Jul 25, 2014 New York

    I just had mbc another one yesterday solid ipa
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  23. KMachHops

    KMachHops Disciple (320) Jun 16, 2014 California

    DIPA: Pliny the Elder, Sip of Sunshine, and Tongue Tickles
    IPA: Nelson, Annica, Grapefruit Scuplin
  24. StrappingYoungLad

    StrappingYoungLad Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2013 Indiana

    3F War Mullet.

    I'm not a complete 3F acolyte but god this beer makes me want to believe.
  25. HoppySeb

    HoppySeb Crusader (747) Jan 21, 2014 Washington

    DIPAs, in no particular order & off the top of my head:
    • Trillium Upper Case
    • Bodhi
    • Boneyard Hop Venom
    • Heady Topper
    • 3-Way '14
    • Pliny the Elder
    • Pipeworks Crimson Snapper
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  26. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Bells Two Hearted
    Maine Beer Lunch
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Evil Twin Molotov Lite
    Boulevard The Calling
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  27. brainfock

    brainfock Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2014 Arizona

    There are so many great IPA's and DIPA's out there I would love to see a lot of these people on BA do some blind taste testing to see what their actual favorites are.
  28. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    I could drink Bodhi all day maybe just 2 Pint servings. Such a great DIPA, I am one to say it's worthy of its High rating on this site. I just wished they would Can it.
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  29. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Devotee (455) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Really impossible to answer. Changes on a constant basis. Just recently, spanning the last six months, I would go with:
    SN Finest Kind
    Flower Power
    Double Trouble
    Castaway IPA
  30. scbeerman

    scbeerman Aspirant (294) Feb 16, 2015 South Carolina

    DIPA: Stone Enjoy By maybe? Palate Wrecker? Can't really get a lot of the regionally limited doubles like Double Sunshine, Heady Topper, etc. in SC easily.
    IPA: Far and away Creature Comforts Tropicalia. The rest of the country is in for a serious treat when they start distributing beyond North Georgia. Even not perfectly fresh it's a notch or two above great beers like Sculpin or Two Hearted.
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  31. leaf_dwelling

    leaf_dwelling Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2015 Massachusetts

  32. BryanP

    BryanP Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 North Carolina

  33. jimmyfishkin

    jimmyfishkin Aspirant (217) Nov 17, 2008 Wisconsin

    I love Surly Furious and if I had to choose a DIPA I'd probably say NG Scream IIPA, but I just had Abrasive for the first time last weekend and that was damn good as well.
  34. SortaAmbivalent

    SortaAmbivalent Aspirant (233) Sep 11, 2005 Minnesota

    Grapefruit Sculpin
  35. Hoolie5

    Hoolie5 Initiate (129) Mar 23, 2011 Wisconsin

    1. The Alchemist - Heady Topper
    2. Surly – Abrasive Ale
    3. Toppling Goliath – Imperial Golden Nugget
    4. Lagunita - Lagunita's Sucks
    5. Victory - Dirt Wolf
    6. Avery - Maharaja
    7. Tyranena – Hop Whore
    8. Karben4 – Fantasy Factory
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  36. HoppySeb

    HoppySeb Crusader (747) Jan 21, 2014 Washington

    16oz cans of Bodhi. That would be awesome. I agree, such a crushable beer.
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  37. SteveSexton203

    SteveSexton203 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut

    This beer is one of my Fav beers and one ofmy fav by MBC i like it better than lunch, dinner is good but not worth the drive for one case limit, compared to vermonts offerings and the number of releases that can be caught in one day. Granted Bissell did release swish on the same weekend. Just havent had Beer 1 yet or lil One
  38. hvy1

    hvy1 Aspirant (259) Jul 23, 2007 Maine

  39. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Aspirant (212) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts


    1) Second Fiddle
    2) Hill Farmstead Abner
    3) Kern River Citra
    4) Heady Topper
    5) Maine Beer Company Dinner


    1) Alpine Nelson
    2) Focal Banger
    3) Beer Hates Astronauts
    4) Congress St
    5) Jai Alai
  40. wingnutter

    wingnutter Zealot (502) May 18, 2005 Florida

    IPA: Cycle Crank, Alpine Nelson, Half Acre Senita

    DIPA: Noble Ale Works Tongue Tickles, Pipeworks Unicorn Hits Rock Bottom
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