NC's Best Drinking IPAs/ DIPAs

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by KRubes, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (786) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Veil IPA's are great IMO. The problem is they hardly make any IPA's, it's predominantly all 8-11% monstrosities that are much too sweet and boozy.

    But enough about non-NC hops ha. Been a real treat to have some Heist stuff around lately, Blurred is the Word is really good as is Uberquench, but Citraquench'l is the one that really impressed me.
     
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  2. NoMoreBeerBelly

    NoMoreBeerBelly Initiate (129) Dec 2, 2009 North Carolina
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    Heist's Now Trending (their first Milkshake IPA collab with Aslin) is fantastic. Can's sold out very quickly but they did have some on draft at last check
     
  3. dogleg_left

    dogleg_left Aspirant (237) May 12, 2016 North Carolina
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    Hey!Beer has a Heist tap on 6/16, and the first confirmed keg was Now Trending.
     
  4. KRubes

    KRubes Disciple (336) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    It's not an IPA (5.1% Juicy Pale), but really impressed with Boat Music from Wilmington Brewing Co.
     
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  5. c64person

    c64person Devotee (444) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Nice! Just got some for the beach this weekend, hoping its a tasty one :grinning:
     
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  6. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (786) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Should New Anthem be very crowded on a Sunday? How tough is parking?
     
  7. KRubes

    KRubes Disciple (336) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    Street parking in a few block radius shouldn't be an issue. It's a walkable area. I can't speak to Sunday attendance, but there's usually a decent crowd every time I go there on a Saturday.
     
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  8. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (786) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Wasn’t packed at all btw, super easy and found street parking. Bartender said they just got a crowler machine, but wasn’t up and running yet. Hand Me Down Pumas was very tasty though!
     
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  9. KRubes

    KRubes Disciple (336) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    The Casita/Trophy collab TTYL is on point. Very balanced at 10%.
     
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  10. TomDRaleigh

    TomDRaleigh Devotee (428) Feb 8, 2016 North Carolina
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    Completely agree, so much better then Veil Triple IPAs.
     
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  11. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (786) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    I normally hate all TIPAS pretty much across the board, but have heard a lot of good things about this one, so I will have to try it I guess ha. Also didn’t know it was a Trophy collab, nice.
     
  12. KRubes

    KRubes Disciple (336) Sep 7, 2014 North Carolina
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    Yeah, I typically shy away from big D/TIPAs these days, but wanted to give this one a go.
     
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  13. Stonefeet

    Stonefeet Initiate (121) Jul 18, 2017 North Carolina
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    Ttyl is that triple that drinks like a double. Really awesome display of galaxy and simcoe. And yes far better than the veil triple ipas

    Not sure what anyone would do with a 4 pack of that beer lol
     
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  14. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (786) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    While that definitely sounds good, I guess I’m still left wondering why make it so high abv then? If it’s a triple that drinks like a double, why not just make a double that drinks like a double?
     
  15. Stonefeet

    Stonefeet Initiate (121) Jul 18, 2017 North Carolina
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    Meant it wasn’t overly sweet and boozy like a lot are (the veil in particular)

    Honestly it was more monkish triple like than anything else, just more soft flavors
     
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  16. c64person

    c64person Devotee (444) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    I must be alone in this, I really didn't like TTYL. Casita still hasn't quite figured out how to not have a strong malt background to their hoppy beers. Its good, but I still think Wewededed was much better for being int he same TIPA category.

    I'd like to get a hold of a New Anthem TIPA, I am curious if they could do one that wasn't so strong malt flavor wise.
     
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  17. Dtrain22

    Dtrain22 Initiate (130) Nov 2, 2017 North Carolina
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    While currently having TTYL on draft at state of beer, I’d say I’d have to agree with how it drinks like a really good double. ‘Soft flavors’ nailed it. I was skeptical about the comments saying it’s better than Veil’s triples, but I would have to gladly agree! Anyways, TTYL is delicious and worth a try for sure! Probably shouldn’t be a Monday 12:30pm beer, haha oh well.....ttyl I guess. (Derp)
     
  18. miguel_loves_beer

    miguel_loves_beer Initiate (118) Feb 7, 2017

    agree about casita stuff having some maltiness, but i consider that a good thing. their stuff is malty compared to some of the en vogue NE ipas today, but it's not malty compared to the entire spectrum of ipas out there. it adds a nice depth of flavor.
     
  19. Subcontrabass

    Subcontrabass Initiate (51) Jun 21, 2014 North Carolina

    Had a 4-pack of Burial's From the Darkness There is Light (DDH Enigma and Galaxy + Mosaic lupulin powder) that they released on Saturday. Absolutely delicious. Charlton-esque.

    Drinking their Death in the Distance now and it's real solid, too.
     
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  20. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (786) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    So many good Burial ipa’s recently that it’s hard to keep up. But I’d still contend that very little beats a fresh Hawkbill.
     
  21. Dtrain22

    Dtrain22 Initiate (130) Nov 2, 2017 North Carolina
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    Haven’t had them frequently enough, but HopFly really has a great thing going, especially for the east-of-95 part of north eastern NC. Had their Juice Box NEIPA during a little travel break today and it was very good and refreshing. Glad to see them popping up on draft lists around the triangle.

    I also second the above comment on fresh hawkbill!
     
  22. Andy311x

    Andy311x Initiate (150) Apr 28, 2008 North Carolina

    Went to Brewery Bhavana for Fathers Day, Pulp was absolutely outstanding!
     
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  23. carolinabeerguy

    carolinabeerguy Savant (932) Oct 10, 2005 North Carolina
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    Wise Man’s Blissed Out mango tangerine milkshake IPA is fantastic.
     
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  24. CavemanRamblin

    CavemanRamblin Crusader (786) Jun 19, 2014 North Carolina
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    Burial, Heist, New Anthem.

    My top 3 for ipa’s right now.
     
  25. dogleg_left

    dogleg_left Aspirant (237) May 12, 2016 North Carolina
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    I would go New Anthem, Resident Culture, and Heist in a top 3 list. My top 5 would include Brewery Bhavana and Burial. Casita and Wilmington Brewing are just on the outside. We are getting spoiled.
     
  26. Subcontrabass

    Subcontrabass Initiate (51) Jun 21, 2014 North Carolina

    This tangerine/mango batch of Blissed Out is their best IPA so far. That one seemed to go pretty quick in the Triad, but I believe they still have it on tap at the brewery. I would dig it if they did batches of blissed out featuring other tropical fruit (guava, papaya, pineapple, etc).