Best Juicy IPAs you had this summer....

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Mugman8, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. Mugman8

    Mugman8 Aspirant (257) Sep 30, 2018 New York

    My top three were Sip of Sunshine (Lawson), Benwood (Cigar City) and Wrench (Industrial Arts).....
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  2. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,545) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    There’s a slew of good ones, but Boss Tweed I thought was pretty well done, and a pretty big beer. When they get that big it’s easy to bugger it up.
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  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,771) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Summer camp Crush was pretty awesome.
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  4. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,305) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia

    Other Half's DDH Green City was pretty damn good, but I have not drank that many IPAs this summer to be honest.
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  5. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,545) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    It’s been forever, not new and it’s been forever since I was at the Warren store buying a bunch of bottles, but Lawsons Chinookered flys under the radar, and Lawson’s imo doesn’t make a bad beer.
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  6. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,504) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    Outer Range's DDH Nelson In the Steep IPA (6.8%ish)
    New Image More Fun than a Pillow Fight (9.5%!)

    ....hands down
  7. ichorNet

    ichorNet Meyvn (1,465) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    Mast Landing Windbreaker
    Stoneface Toobz
    Burlington Beer Co. Double Nü Disco Jumpsuit (milkshake IPA but close enough)
    J. Wakefield File Not Found
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  8. traction

    traction Defender (625) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    Equilibrium + Civil Society - Sweep the Leg TIPA.

    Tasted like overripe tangerine juice with no booze in it whatsoever and it was 10% abv. Delicious.
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  9. Longhorn08

    Longhorn08 Aspirant (258) Feb 4, 2014 Texas

    I liked Zen Garden by Clown Shoes.
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  10. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (336) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Troegs Lucky Holler was a huge hit with me, ended up really enjoying this beer.
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  11. mambossa

    mambossa Aspirant (246) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio

    Tropicana Extra Pulp with a couple shots of Stoli
  12. Pinz412

    Pinz412 Aspirant (274) Nov 20, 2019 Pennsylvania

    Dancing Gnome - Triple Lustra
    Four Points - Overbranded Citra
    Equilibrium x Other Half - Dream Wave Distortion
    Tired Hands - Punge
    Equilibrium - Super Fractcal Fulcrum Set
  13. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,303) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    I’ve drunk a fuckton of Hill Farmstead and Tree House this year but, unexpectedly, the very best IPA I’ve had lately was a Collective Arts/Aslin collaboration, Collective Project: IPA No. 13.
  14. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (457) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    Trill had a number of releases in August that blew me away. The Headrooms really nice. [​IMG]
  15. JTW10

    JTW10 Initiate (72) Nov 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Stone Tiki Escape was pretty legit, also Stolen Sun Mosaic Stylee
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  16. chipawayboy

    chipawayboy Devotee (457) Oct 26, 2007 Massachusetts

    But discovering G Cheek was a revelation
  17. puck1225

    puck1225 Poo-Bah (2,967) Dec 22, 2013 Texas
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    Bent Wookie from Holdout Brewing in Austin, TX was a pleasant, refreshing surprise for an imperial NEIPA. Juicy, not too sweet and very flavorful.
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  18. heymikew

    heymikew Savant (975) Mar 18, 2011 California

    Ghostown Ominous, Barebottle Unicorn Dust, Laughing Monk Brother Andy, Pacifica Cloud Bounce, Boomtown Graffiti dipa, Alvarado Make Mischief.
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  19. bret27

    bret27 Meyvn (1,187) Mar 10, 2009 California

    Treehouse’s Verrrrrrryyyyy Ggggggggggggggggggreeen. The best ipa I’ve ever had. (And I’ve had most of the top ipa’s).
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  20. Jack_14

    Jack_14 Initiate (66) Nov 2, 2019 Italy

    Hello Advocates :beers:

    My personal podium for the Juicy Ipa drunk this summer
    (some of my photos attached) :

    Italian Breweries:

    1) PLAIN OF THE PO - Crak brewery


    2) FRUIT CAN'T LOOSE - Crak brewery

    3) BE HAPPY - Opperbacco microbrewery
    on an equal footing with the
    VELVET SUIT of the MC77 brewery

    In general :

    1) TASTY JUICE - Lervig


    2) PLAIN OF THE PO - Crak brewery


    3) MANGO FANDANGO - Spike brewery
    on an equal footing with the
    CLWB TROPICANA - Tiny Rebel



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  21. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (2,536) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    For me it was Hop Deluge from Other Half. So good.
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  22. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Crusader (738) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Sip of Sunshine seems to be #1 for me every summer (and maybe year)
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  23. IPAs_for_days_13

    IPAs_for_days_13 Aspirant (273) May 29, 2020 Texas

    My favorite so far has been the Kush Super Dank DIPA from Community Beer Company in Dallas, TX
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  24. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (653) Mar 28, 2009 California

    they’ve become my new favorite brewery. Everything they brew is great and they do a variety of styles from pilsners, to hazies, WC and stouts. Now that they opened the Costa Mesa location with hours that Fit my schedule. Rarely went to the Orange location.
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  25. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,573) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    In no particular order:

    NugMo, Toppling Goliath
    Lassos and Lasers Brett IPA, Confluence
    Easy Eddy, Big Grove
    1282, Confluence
    Collapse of the Multiverse, Lion Bridge

    All excellent brews, all Iowa breweries.
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  26. beeragent

    beeragent Meyvn (1,073) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    This summer, I’ve been blessed by easily finding juicy IPA’s on the grocery store shelves. Specifically any of the DDH IPA’s from Tupps, or the hazy IPAs from Spindletap, or the fantastic fresh IPA’s from 5 Stones!

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,046) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    I've never seen a juicy IPA that isn't hazy. :thinking_face:

    New England IPA

    Emphasizing hop aroma and flavor without bracing bitterness, the New England IPA leans heavily on late and dry hopping techniques to deliver a bursting juicy, tropical hop experience. The skillful balance of technique and ingredient selection, often including the addition of wheat or oats, lends an alluring haze to this popular take on the American IPA.
    #27 WCKDVBZ, Sep 15, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2020
  28. beeragent

    beeragent Meyvn (1,073) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    Than keep looking. Not all juicy IPAs are hazy. I’ve had plenty from local breweries (Pinthouse, Cibolo Creek, Freetail, etc.), that have brewed several juicy IPA’s that are juicy and not hazy. Look before you criticize!
  29. Thankin_Hank

    Thankin_Hank Meyvn (1,393) Nov 18, 2013 Texas

    Due to the _____ ____ ____ pandemic, I've been buying the local Juiciest stuff I've seen so far. We don't get the good stuff from the Northeast very often but I've had several good ones and I think these guys are on track from what I've learned so far.
    >>>>>Turning Point Beer, Bedford has Triple IPAs, a Quadruple IPA clocking in at 10.2 and 12.4% ABV. One and done for me. Switching to Lone Star, PBR or ...
    Brain Scramblies. Wifey approved

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  30. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,595) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Speaking of Industrial Arts. I just had "Impact Wrench" a few days ago and it was insanely juicy, over the top. Loved it and by far the best. The other two juicy choices from this Summer? A fresh 4-pack of Overhead from Kane Brewing last month (just insanely good), and fresh Party Wave from Kane (gave it a 4.4).

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,046) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    And I then will do. Why so sensitive?

    Every single pic on here so far shows a hazy beer. Different levels of hazy, but definitely hazy. Like I said, I have never seen/had one that was clear and juicy. All the clear ones have been West Coast-style, which is piney and resiny, bitter and dry
    #31 WCKDVBZ, Sep 15, 2020
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2020
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  32. Abe_Froman

    Abe_Froman Crusader (737) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    I moved from Boston down south. I was so spoiled before.

    I will say the TrimTab specials, Wild Leap Alpha series, and Cherry Street Hazy's have helped fill the Trillium/Tree House/Fin Back/Foam shaped hole in my heart.

    Also I've been lucky enough to grab a couple of Creature Comforts and Baa Baa Brewhouse Hazy/NEIPA offerings.

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,046) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Sounds like you're in GA. Seek out Bearded Iris' stuff.
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  34. KRug

    KRug Zealot (525) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts

    This summer was the first time I had anything from Tree House, and I was blown away by King Julius and Very Green. All their others were delicious too, these ones just stick out to me. These were beyond Heady imo, just fantastic juice bombs, but quite balanced. Also, Singlecut's DDH Electric Blue was incredible as well, though I had that before the summer
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  35. traction

    traction Defender (625) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    I think anyone looking for a Juice Bomb is going to enjoy Treehouse more than Heady Topper. Totally agree Singlecut has put out some awesome stuff recently as well. I also tried Treehouse for the first time this year and I think On The Fly was the standout although everything was good. Still need to try their stouts one day.
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  36. traction

    traction Defender (625) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    He is definitely in GA from that list. GA just got a huge batch of Attention Please from Bearded Iris within the past couple weeks it is pretty easy to find right now. OP might also want to check out Ology who has been sending a bunch of FL haze up to GA these past few months.
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  37. KRug

    KRug Zealot (525) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts

    Yeah for sure, Heady is still incredible though
    Their stouts are mind blowing, Moment of Clarity (coffee maple milk stout) managed to crack my top 10 beers of all time :sunglasses:
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  38. mickyge

    mickyge Meyvn (1,222) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'd have to say,
    Double Dry Hopped Vicinity, Trillium
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  39. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (114) Sep 25, 2010 New York

    One that stands out is Barnyard Rockstar from Tin Barn, a new brewery open a bit NW of NYC, absolutely fantastic 10% juice bomb.

    Yea that was good, a friend actually held on to a can for like 4 months and we had it last week, still pretty good. I also started watching Cobra Kai recently and realized I totally missed the reference.
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  40. traction

    traction Defender (625) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    I told the friend I was with I didn't like the name and can art and he had to explain the reference to me and then it made a ton more sense. I'm close enough to 40 you think I would remember the movie...