Juciest, tastiest IPA/DIPA you've had recently?

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  1. Bradystraps

    Bradystraps Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2013 Connecticut

    Looking to try some new IPA/DIPA's. My taste is for juicy, fruity, tasty brews similar to Lagunitas Sucks. I've had Sip of Sunshine recently which was super. Any and all suggestions are appreciated! I am in CT so hard to get Cali beers here. :slight_frown:
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  2. leaversuch

    leaversuch Disciple (380) Dec 18, 2012 Massachusetts

    Have you had Captain's Daughter yet? Awesome beer that should be accessible in CT.
  3. twizzard

    twizzard Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 New York

    Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight, Second Fiddle & most anything from Trillium.
  4. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (795) Feb 25, 2015 Montana

  5. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (8,934) Mar 6, 2013 New York
    Society Trader

    seconded. Also Other Half Galaxy
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  6. Himself

    Himself Initiate (0) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    Lord Hobo Boom Sauce is pretty juicy as is Clown Shoes Space Cake.
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  7. London_Gent

    London_Gent Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 England

    The Kernel IPA Equinox. Ticked all the boxes. Distribution might be an issue...
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  8. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Sea Hag from NEBCO. Ghandi Bot if you can find it.
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  9. rjd722

    rjd722 Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2013 Maryland

    DirtWolf DIPA (Victory, PA) and The Kragle IPA (Free Will, PA)
  10. Kozaka

    Kozaka Defender (649) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Get to NEBCO today if you can, Locust Reign on tap.
  11. chrisjws

    chrisjws Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Stone's Anniversary beer is awesome if you get distro.
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    SINKTIPS_N_SUDS Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2014 Ohio

    not sure if fat heads head hunter is available there but it fits that description. and sculpin or big eye should also be available(I think) in your area.
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  13. Tbub18

    Tbub18 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2014 New York

    Luckily you're in NE--VT beers like HF/2nd Fiddle, Treehouse, Trillium, Bissell Bros
  14. Monktastic7

    Monktastic7 Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    MagoTago from TiredHands, Treehouse Julius, (next time it's made ) Double Sunshine by Lawson's, YellowRose, HopVenom by Boneyard!
  15. shnsajax

    shnsajax Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2013 Idaho

    Another for Hop Venom.
  16. EggsBenny

    EggsBenny Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2015 Connecticut

    My man. I too am from Connecticut. If you're willing to drive around a little bit, I went to Tree House Brewing right over the border in Mass and got Green just last week, its great. They're only open on Thursday and Friday from 5-8 so you have to time it up. Then I recommend going to Other Half Brewing in Brooklyn, pretty much everything they make is awesome. But, again, funny hours. I think they're open Thur-Sat like afternoon to evenings. Beard Brewing in Stonnington makes really cool and creative IPAs. Black Hog Ginga Ninja is awesome and usually available, and if you see Piglet from them take it, it's their Double, they're located in Oxford. And like other people said, Sea Hag and Ghandi Bot from New England are really great and that brewery is in Woodbridge. Lots of options.

    In liquor store keep your eyes open from Space Cake and particularly Lemon Drop Space cake (CT only release), they just came out and are fresh.
  17. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Todd the axeman and epiphany by foundation were both excellent
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  18. mpmcguire11

    mpmcguire11 Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2014 Rhode Island

    I agree nothing like a fresh Captain's Daughter.
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  19. jcos

    jcos Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2009 Maryland

    DC Brau Solar Abyss
    Trillium Vicinity
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  20. OldManMetal

    OldManMetal Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2015 North Carolina

    Probably not new to the OP, or anyone but me, but I just popped my Double Trouble cherry last night, and it was a nice faceful of juicy pineapple and citrus (with some nice dank pine behind that). Wasn't too sweet, either. Very impressive IIPA.
  21. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico

    How do you define juicy? I'm seeing quite a broad spectrum of recommendations to be honest.

    I define juicy as literally almost tasting like a orange juice or tropical mixed drink. Sucks feels more citrus in a hoppy sort of way. Others out there are literally juicy. You may just get every ipa recommendation around. We do perceive things differently.
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  22. Helgy

    Helgy Initiate (0) May 22, 2014 Minnesota

    Todd the Axeman by Surly right off the top of my head. And one from a smaller brewery actually Ode by Castle Danger. Oh and I finally got my hands on Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue, I'd definitely try that one out.
  23. BeerMe330

    BeerMe330 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2013 Ohio

    Any IPA from Jafb.
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  24. oldn00b

    oldn00b Champion (888) Feb 23, 2015 Virginia

    The other night the new SN Hop Harvest surprised me - interesting hop profile. But after that, Resin tasted particularly juicy for some reason. Always love Resin.
  25. Stignacious

    Stignacious Defender (692) Aug 24, 2011 New York

    Had Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Other Half Nelson, and Other Half Green Diamonds for the first time within the past week; my oh my.
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  26. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (2,324) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

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  27. juke_cleveland

    juke_cleveland Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2014 Indiana

    18th Street IPAs and DIPAs are pretty much always tropical and juicy. I had Sinister recently. Not their GREATEST, but still damn good.
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  28. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    I'll second Todd The Axe Man from Surly. Hands down the juiciest IPA I've had all year. A true masterpiece. It's the best use of both Mosaic and Citra together I've ever experienced.

    Oh....and King Sue from TG is a tropical juice bomb.

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  29. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    Todd the Axeman is great. Any pipeworks IPA should cure your needs. When available, Crimson Snapper by PW is so damn juicy.
  30. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,111) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
    Society Trader

    Not. Even. Close.
  31. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    I know it's technically listed as a "pale ale" but Green Street from Trillium/Other Half was just about the juiciest I've had in a while. Excellent stuff!

    Honorable mention: Captain's Daughter, Todd the Axeman (just got some in a trade and LOVED it)
  32. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    ^^^^ This, plus Night Shift Santili. Just got some last Friday and I'm liking it a lot. Definitely on the juicy side.
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  33. jpuetz

    jpuetz Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 South Dakota

    Todd the Axe Man is incredible!!
  34. Houser

    Houser Defender (626) Sep 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    trillium artaic
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  35. phillyhops

    phillyhops Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 New Jersey

    any ipa from trillium really, and maine another one
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  36. FFreak

    FFreak Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2013 Vermont

    Frost Beer Works Some IIPA
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  37. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,459) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia

    This is a very important question. I remember that I recently had a very highly regarded IPA that I had heard for years described as juicy that did not fit my definition of juicy. It was rather disappointing.
  38. berto714

    berto714 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2014 New York

    Grimm Tesseract.
  39. BranfordBound

    BranfordBound Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Hands down it was Julius from Tree House for me.
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  40. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,941) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    @Oktoberfiesta @Sheppard

    There is no definitive and unambiguous definition for the term "juicy". What some folks are posting as recommended "juicy" beers is totally subjective to their personal palates.

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