Favorite Colorado IPAs?

Discussion in 'US - West' started by hoppytobehere, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,950) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Weldwerks skip pass is tasty cakes ijs
     
  2. bufante

    bufante Aspirant (260) Jun 28, 2014 Iowa
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    Stopped into Knotted Roots today, great IPAs! They had two doubles on tap that were fantastic.

    Small world moment was me running into the head brewer of Toppling Goliath there, mentioned a collab possibly. Would love to see that!
     
  3. dauss

    dauss Zealot (588) Aug 9, 2003 Colorado

    Today Comrade is tapping More Dodge Less RAM, GABF® Gold Medal winning American-Style IPA
     
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  4. dcgunman

    dcgunman Meyvn (1,285) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    This. Myrcenary DIPA. Still delicious.
     
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  5. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,352) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado
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    So far TRVE and Westbound & Down make my favorite IPAs here--as far as hazies go, Outer Range wins by a longshot.
     
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  6. clusterfolk

    clusterfolk Initiate (89) Jun 20, 2014 Colorado

    Reviving the GOAT thread... Really digging this throwback red IPA from Telluride, San Juan Skyhop. Definitely old school but still somewhat light and crisp compared to older examples. Still nice on a winter day. Plus absolutely killer can art.
     
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  7. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,950) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Not gonna lie, I miss odell Red and avery hog heaven. And Sierra Nevada flipside as well. Those red ipas were fire. Gonna have to find this one.
     
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  8. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (2,352) Sep 15, 2014 Colorado
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    LITTLE. MACHINE.

    If you love super dry, crisp, modern West Coast style IPAs, this brewery will knock your socks off. I visited the brewery about a month ago and wanted to drink myself under the table. Couldn't get enough of the stuff. They're on par with some of the new-school IPAs in California these days.
     
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  9. clusterfolk

    clusterfolk Initiate (89) Jun 20, 2014 Colorado

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  10. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,736) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Feels like both red and black IPA's have made a bit of a comeback...but not in bottles/cans. I've run into a pile of good ones (Comrade, S26, B&B, Dry Dock, Launch Pad, TRVE, etc.) but almost none of those get packaged. I think TRVE's Black Cascade is the only one that has.

    The best one in all the land, Marble Red, seems to be totally missing from CO shelves, too. They definitely can it and we're definitely in Marble's distro area, but I've never seen it up here.
     
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  11. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,950) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I hadn't seen marble for YEARS on shelves and ran into some this weekend.
     
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  12. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,736) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    They pulled out of our market for 6-7 year but re-entered a year or so ago. The weird thing is that I don't ever see anything I actually want from them. Marble IPA and Red are absolutely amazing, but I don't think we get either of those. Feels like all I ever see if Double White and whatever seasonal they have at the moment. Admittedly there aren't a ton of big witbiers on shelves, but that's not something I normally want, either.
     
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  13. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,950) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I used to buy the crap out of bombers of red when we got them. What a great beer.
     
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  14. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Zealot (524) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Grabbed some Desert Fog a few months ago… it was about 3 months from canning (didn’t notice until I got home), but it was delightful.

    When I first moved to Colorado at the end of 2006, I immediately loved Marble, Odell, and Deschutes, as they were new to me and delicious… turns out that’s still the case :slight_smile:
     
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  15. travis224

    travis224 Initiate (194) Jul 24, 2010 Colorado
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    Favorite new beer of the year so far is OMF, Weldwerks, and Firestone Walker WC pale ale Knock the Froth Off. Tasty old school pale ale. Highly recommend.
     
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