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Favorite bottled hoppy offerings from OR and WA

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by hannont, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. hannont

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    I'm curious to know what some of your favorite bottled hoppy offerings are from breweries in OR or WA. These beers are generally not my thing, so I haven't tried many of them. I'm looking to pick up a few for a friend from outside the region. I'm not looking for IPA variants exclusively, just beers with a prominent hop profile. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can provide. Cheers!
     
  2. NWer

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    Into growlers? I'd go with Trickster or Lucille.
     
  3. beefandbean22

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    Haven't had it yet, but Double Mountain just released their double ipa, Molten Lava.
     
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    I really like Gigantic IPA.
     
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    Workhorse is solid. Also old Schoolhouse IPA is good.
     
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    Descender
     
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    Workhorse IPA (Laurelwood Brewing)
    Apocalypse IPA (10 barell brewing)
    Decanter IPA (good life brewing)
    Total Domination (ninkasi brewing)
    Hopworks IPA (Hopworks brewing HUB)
    Watershead IPA (Oakshire Brewing)
     
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    Descender :)
     
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    Thanks. Auto correct.
     
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    Depends upon what you like in hop character. Hoppiness isn't a flavor. Do you like citrus, pine, earthy, dank, floral, or a combination of two or more of these flavors?

    I like citrus so would go with Hopworks IPA, Workhorse, and HOTD Blue Dot. I sometimes like dank so would go with Fremont Interurban.

    Unfortunately for you, the best OR and WA IPAs are not (yet) bottled or canned - those from Boneyard, Fremont's The Brother and The Sister, Georgetown Lucille, Black Raven Wisdom Seeker (except on rare and very limited occasions), and Elysian Hubris.
     
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    One of my favorites is brewed and bottled in Poulsbo, WA. Humulo Nimbus IIPA from Sound Brewing.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions y'all. So far I have a growler of Boneyard's Hop Venom, Gigantic IPA, Double Mountain Molten Lava and Good Life's Descender. Tried to get some Washington offerings at By the Bottle in Vancouver but was let down by the selection.
     
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    the new Workhorse is superb, nearly as good as the OLD Workhorse...and the DIPA on tap at Laurelwood, Megafauna is definitely worth obtaining.
     
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    Ninkasi Total Domination and Fort George Vortex are also worthy mentions.
     
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    It was mentioned above, but +1 to Blue Dot. Sometimes the bottle might not be near as good as on tap, but it's a great NW beer.
     
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    Boundary Bay IPA
     
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    Bourbon Barrel Aged Vortex was soooooooooo juicy. I definitely preferred it to the original, which is weird as the general rule is IPA's are best fresh.
     
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