Favorite Colorado IPAs?

Discussion in 'Mountain' started by hoppytobehere, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Son?
     
  2. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    This years iteration of superdamp is phenomenal. Some dank resin a bit of tropical and this fantastic candied orange peel thing going were just fan fucking tactic
     
  3. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (496) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Putting together a mixed bucket of tasty hazebois and IPAs for my dad’s birthday..

    Was excited to see some stuff from True on the shelf, but had to hard pass when I noticed no dates on anything.. ya know sometimes you’ll see singles without dates but they’ll be right next to 4 packs with a date sticker you can reasonably assume is the same age- not the case. Maybe I missed it... anyone have insight into the way they date their cans?

    Either way he’ll be happy with his Weldwerks, New Image, La Cumbre, SoS..
     
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  4. DanInRealLife

    DanInRealLife Initiate (27) Jul 20, 2020 Colorado
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    It's a little bit more work with TRVE, but I have found you can pretty easily cross-reference their cans with their IG page since they post just about every release.
     
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  5. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (496) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    oh cool- so they strictly do one-offs?
    I’ll do that next time:slight_smile:
     
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  6. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Not strictly one offs. @TrveBrewer lil help
     
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  7. DanInRealLife

    DanInRealLife Initiate (27) Jul 20, 2020 Colorado
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    ^^^ Not one-offs, but batches are far enough apart that there is little to no chance that a release gets lapped sitting on a shelf.
     
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  8. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (496) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Is it really a difficult thing to put dates on things?

    seems like something everyone should be doing these days, but what do I know?
     
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  9. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I'm pretty sure they date. Like odd13 used to with stickers.
     
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  10. TrveBrewer

    TrveBrewer Initiate (33) Jun 13, 2014 Colorado

    The short answer to this is no...and yes. We date every 4 pack of beer that goes out the door. We do not currently have the ability to date every can, unfortunately. We sticker and pak tech each case of beer by hand and think long and hard about packaging format and presentation, so it is immensely frustrating for me to see our beer broken down further at the retail level, as we have no control over this, and it undoes some of our work.

    Like you, I hope to be able to date each can at some near point down the road, as I also look at dates when picking up beer. We got our canning line towards the end of last year, and hoped to continue adding on/improving it, but obviously this year has been rough.

    Wish I could help more, but, yeah, we do put dates on each 4 pack of beer.
     
  11. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (496) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    That’s lame that the date stickers are either being removed or the 4 pack holders are being swapped out for whatever reason...

    appreciate your response!
     
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  12. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Retailers are shady as f***, I see them do this with the stickers on the four pack holders all the time. I opted to shop at places that do not remove the stickers, maybe something to think about in the future bro beans.
     
  13. clusterfolk

    clusterfolk Initiate (91) Jun 20, 2014 Colorado

    Crooked Stave Distro just made a post about Fremont Field to Ferment and Ecliptic Altair Fresh Hop, so I imagine those beers will be arriving this week or soon thereafter.

    As always, I'm putting up the bat signal for Cowiche Canyon! I know it's unlikely that we see any but, if so, I want to get my hands on it!
     
  14. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Just trade for it. I haven't seen it locally in years. Get some fresh hopped head full of dynamite while you're at it. Anyone try elevations wet hopped offering?
     
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  15. dauss

    dauss Zealot (597) Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
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    Comrade is tapping the More Dodge Less RAM tomorrow for the start of the GABF passport. Tapping Saturday, a IIPA for Hops & Pie's 10th Anniversary, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy and Motueka
     
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  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,348) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    How about taking beers past their best by date and putting them on the new beers endcap? I’ve seen that done.

    I had a can of Hopped and Loaded by 105 West that Ty of Skull Tree Brewing shared with me. Pretty average. I haven't seen many "new" Colorado IPAs for quite a spell.
     
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  17. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    105w has the English and saison game on lockdown. I cant recommend their ipas.
     
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  18. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble Initiate (110) Aug 21, 2020 Colorado

    This newbie is still learning and my tastes are evolving. I am more appreciative of subtle nuances of some of all IPAs now versus when I began.

    eg. I thought Odell IPA was way too bitter upon first few tries, but now I am appreciating its flavors. At first, I tended to prefer more exaggerated flavor profiles like Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. I still like that but I have some CO IPAs that I will be buying again.

    Ranked.

    Odell Myrcenary (yea, double but great)
    Odell Mountain Standard
    Odell IPA
    Weldworks Juicy Bits
    Avery Pear of Peaches
    New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Hazy
    Avery Hazyish
    Station 26 Juicy Banger IPA
    Odell Rupture
    Bootstrap Lush Puppy
     
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  19. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (496) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    based on this list I’d HIGHLY recommend Comrade Superpower and 4 Noses Bout Damn Time

    hopefully you had a chance to try Odell Tree Shaker when it was out a few months ago
     
  20. barneyrubble

    barneyrubble Initiate (110) Aug 21, 2020 Colorado

    thanks for the tips.

    I did try the 4 Noses but came away a bit less enthralled than those in the list. Shaker was on my "to try" list but did not get to it yet. Have yet to see any single Comrades, but did try a few Odd 13s.
     
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  21. DanInRealLife

    DanInRealLife Initiate (27) Jul 20, 2020 Colorado
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    You'll have to go to the source for Superpower; Comrade doesn't can/package outside of a few Crowler drops to Grapevine (may have been a COVID thing?).
     
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  22. considerbeer

    considerbeer Initiate (40) Dec 15, 2016 Colorado

    FWIW, we almost always get Cowiche Canyon in Colorado, but even the biggest, best stores might only get a case or two. It's also an industry favorite from what I'm told, so a lot of store employees buy it up.
     
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  23. Justins123

    Justins123 Initiate (21) Feb 7, 2016 Colorado

    Stop by Cherry Cricket during happy hour and you can grab a Superpower for $4. Great deal.
     
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  24. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,691) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Comrade and Cannonball Creek are probably our best two IPA brewers in CO and neither distro a package product beyond the occasional hand-filled crowler. Comrade has quite a few draft accounts, but Cannonball doesn't seem to have that much of a distro footprint.
    If a packaged product is what you're seeking, Westbound and Weldwerks are probably CO's finest. At least that are readily available.
     
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  25. DanInRealLife

    DanInRealLife Initiate (27) Jul 20, 2020 Colorado
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    I would put New Image and Outer Range on that best-of and readily-available list as well. We don't see much W&D here in Colorado Springs sadly.
     
  26. clusterfolk

    clusterfolk Initiate (91) Jun 20, 2014 Colorado

    Cowiche Canyon landed! Just picked up what may have been the final sixer from Mile High but it will probably make its way to other stores with this week's CSA drops.
     
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  27. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Count me in even though I still have a metric shit ton of other beer to drink.
     
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  28. clusterfolk

    clusterfolk Initiate (91) Jun 20, 2014 Colorado

    Comrade, Cannonball Creek, and OMF brought home gabf medals for hoppy beers this year -- Glad they're recognizing quality! Cheers!
     
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  29. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Comrade is hard to beat
     
  30. travis224

    travis224 Initiate (192) Jul 24, 2010 Colorado
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    Can anyone confirm if the Blue Moon Hazy beer is indeed gold medal worthy? I actually like Blue Moon a fair bit, but is their hazy IPA this good? Seems like a strange selection to me.
     
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  31. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,772) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Just saw that myself and have never seen a blue moon IPA available. Not sure where to grab one.
     
  32. dauss

    dauss Zealot (597) Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
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    I think you have to go to the brewpub in RiNo. It says it's on the menu right now, updated as of 8PM, 10/17/2020.
     
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