IPA Day - Best IPA in your State.

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  1. sefus12

    sefus12 Pundit (872) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    Here's my take for the Commonwealth of KY
    • Against the Grain's Citra Ass Down
    • West Sixth IPA
  2. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Are we talking year-round? Or can it be a limited release?

    Because that Liberty Bell Ringer IIPA from Victory (which I believe they brewed for Philly beer week, but it was still around until a couple weeks ago) was seriously awesome. Not at all spicy like Hop Devil, just a ton of citrus and tropical fruit hop flavor, very west coast style. I was really impressed with that stuff. Hopefully they decide to bottle it (or at least make it seasonal/rotating release).
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  3. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 England

    I don't live in a state, but Ilkley Brewery's Lotus IPA is damn tasty from cask.
  4. slim2043

    slim2043 Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    Late to the party, but for sure, these two
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  5. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona

    Without a doubt!
  6. Errto

    Errto Zealot (611) Oct 20, 2009 Connecticut

    This. And Gold Stock is closer to an IPA than anything else based on what people generally consider an IPA.
  7. BenTenison

    BenTenison Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 New Jersey

    This became a frequent question but I left it pretty wide open as to either a single or double and availability. Was just a general what is your favorite question. Was mostly curious as to what people enjoy most from their own state.
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  8. velcrogrip

    velcrogrip Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Florida

    I love Jai Alai as a staple in my fridge. But White Oak Jai Alai is even better.
    And Pineapple Hop Gun from Funky Buddha is out of this world amazing.
  9. Warlocks-Passage

    Warlocks-Passage Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 California

    Russian River Blind Pig.
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  10. cutsw

    cutsw Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2013 Florida

    Connecticut - NEBCO - Ghandi-Bot
  11. Jack_Around

    Jack_Around Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2013 Texas

    I see love for Saint Arnold Endeavour in Texas, and a couple of months ago I might have agreed, but now it's gotta be Karbach Hop Delusion.
  12. mattviator

    mattviator Zealot (524) Jul 9, 2005 Louisiana

    NOLA Hopitoulas
  13. Buttstorm

    Buttstorm Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2005 New York

    Flower Power is the best IPA in New York State!
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  14. rxeight

    rxeight Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Ninja v Unicorn
  15. FlannyTheManny

    FlannyTheManny Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2013 Illinois

  16. roger617

    roger617 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Indiana

    Liftoff (IPA) and Rip Cord (IIPA) by Daredevil for me. A close 2nd to Grapefruit Jungle by Sun King.
  17. roger617

    roger617 Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2013 Indiana

    I just vacationed in FL and had both of these. PHG is amazing, and one of my favorite all time IPA's. Jai Alai was awesome as well.
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  18. Gameover170

    Gameover170 Zealot (570) Feb 8, 2013 Indiana

    My favorite IPA/DIPA of all time was Permanent Funeral. If we're talking regulars, all the FFF line up is fantastic for Indy.

    IIPA: Dreadnaught/APW/Apocalypse Cow
    IPA: BrooDoo/Zombie Dust (come on, it is)
    APA: Alpha King
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  19. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Well LBR is definitely hands-down my favorite IPA that's been brewed in PA, but Weyerbachers Double Simcoe is also pretty spectacular. The Mango Double Simcoe is even better, but only available on tap.

    I'm surprised no one from PA has mentioned Troegs Triple Mango... Seems to have garnered a lot of hype, although I haven't had it.
  20. Boonedog

    Boonedog Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Illinois

  21. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2011 Florida

    Jai Alai and its variations.
    Pineapple Hop Gun is pretty damn close though
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  22. yankeefan287

    yankeefan287 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'd have to go with Weyerbacher Double Simcoe. Like others have said, PA is not known for its IPAs.
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  23. alexipa

    alexipa Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado

    Ska Modus Hoperandi
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  24. billyrenfroe

    billyrenfroe Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2012 Florida

    Jai Alai by Cigar City in Florida
  25. MrWendal

    MrWendal Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Louisiana

  26. sukwonee

    sukwonee Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Washington

    Wisdom Seeker for WA - anyone?
  27. dawatts

    dawatts Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2006 Massachusetts

    Julius from Treehouse Brewing in MA
  28. SadMachine

    SadMachine Pooh-Bah (2,704) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Yes sir! Drank some Head High last night =) The Galaxy Double Dry Hopped version is even better, and Overhead (their DIPA) is also phenomenal!
  29. tdm168

    tdm168 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,024) Aug 10, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    I really like all of the IPAs that Olde Hickory and Foothills have put out. Especially Seeing Double, Jade, Death by Hops, and Redeemer. Wicked Weed's DIPA was solid too tho. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite in the state.
  30. SadMachine

    SadMachine Pooh-Bah (2,704) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    While Head Hunter is good I felt that Bodhi absolutely blew it out of the water! Bodhi is easily top 3 DIPAs I've ever had, and that's including many of the heavy hitters like Abner, Heady Topper, Enjoy By, and Sucks!
  31. BulletsOverHamburgers

    BulletsOverHamburgers Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2013 Virginia

    Parkway's Get Bent IPA, though there are a few new breweries popping up that may have some tasty offerings soon...
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  32. LeeMarvin

    LeeMarvin Zealot (606) Jan 15, 2005 Massachusetts

    In Massachusetts, ss of this writing - Wormtown Hopulence
  33. ChipMurray

    ChipMurray Pundit (985) May 21, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania is known for great IPAs, if only folks had more love and appreciation for East Coast IPAs. I will admit I love the the West's clarity and bite, but the East has it's own song.
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  34. xanok

    xanok Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut

    Pretty sure I can make a case for FBD.
  35. JKV96

    JKV96 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    Massachusetts has to be Treehouse Julius.
  36. GRbruR

    GRbruR Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2008 Utah

    I prefer Epic's Brainless IPA, a Belgian twist. However, no IPA compares to Founder's Centennial IPA out of Grand Rapids. We need to find a way to get GR beers into Utah... legally. Goddamn Mormons.
  37. GRbruR

    GRbruR Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2008 Utah

    Personal taste is objective as we all know. I love me a Heady Topper, however, it would go fourth on my list behind Founder's Centennial IPA, Green Flash's West Coast IPA, and Bell's Two Hearted.
  38. loren01

    loren01 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2004 Washington

    Gigantic IPA for Oregon
  39. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Probably not the best, but my favorite is Mayflower IPA. My girlfriend's apartment is less than a mile from the brewery, and I get it fresh on the regular. Also, their staff is awesome. My girlfriend and I hung out there for a few hours on a Saturday morning this past February, and had a blast talking to the two girls working there. Great place.
  40. NMFB

    NMFB Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2013 North Carolina

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