Pick 10 breweries who should have exclusive rights to brew NE IPAs

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  1. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,471) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    There are differences between beers, however I think odd 13 and weldwerks make beers that are as good or better than trillium and tree house.
     
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  2. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,834) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    I would definitely like to try them some day.

    Cheers!
     
  3. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,384) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Idk. I think everyone should be able to do whatever they want. Im unsure there is any way to stop over-saturation.
     
  4. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,570) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    I can’t wait for the underground haze movement to start. Nothing’s better than sticking it to the man!

    DC can’t tell me what to drink!
     
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  5. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (646) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Bearded Iris
    Brew gentlemen
    Great notion
    Noble ale works
    Monkish
    Treehouse
    Trillium
    Bissell Brothers
    Moonraker
    other Half
     
  6. BiddzzBA

    BiddzzBA Initiate (29) Jan 26, 2018 North Carolina
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    Burial fo sho
     
  7. neenerzig

    neenerzig Poo-Bah (2,650) Feb 15, 2006 Ohio
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    I think the concept of any 10 breweries having the exclusive right to brew any style(s) is an asinine one.

    Eric
     
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  8. JMUbrewz

    JMUbrewz Defender (663) Jun 12, 2013 Virginia

    This thread needs more Triple Crossing.
     
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  9. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (4,006) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I abstain, respectfully.
     
  10. dynajack1

    dynajack1 Initiate (109) Jul 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Wasn't Alpine the ones responsible for this trend?
     
  11. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (519) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Were these cans you bought in Grand Junction? Alpha bits?
    The Alpha Bits cans are brewed at Sleeping Giant, not at weldwerks. DDH Citra Juicy Bits, Extra Extra Juicy Bits, and 3.5 Miles are my absolute favorite WW IPAs so far (that I can remember, I've had a couple dozen).

    I've had a couple Bearded Iris IPAs and frankly they weren't up to the Odd13 / WW level.

    Alpine doesn't make hazy IPAs, or if they do, they didn't in the past.
     
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  12. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,834) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    I traded for them, very fresh crowler's.

    Cheers!
     
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  13. JMUbrewz

    JMUbrewz Defender (663) Jun 12, 2013 Virginia

    Not Outer Range? Just curious, because I've had several IPAs from each of these places, and I thought Blocks of Light and Forestry were my favorites of the bunch. I will say that I'm not sure I've had WW's best offerings, and I do really like enjoy Superfan. Alpha Twins was great too, but I thought the ORB stuff was just phenomenal.
     
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  14. bsullivan

    bsullivan Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2017 Connecticut
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    Excuse me. Get your New York out of New England. New England is 6 states only.
     
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  15. CNoj012

    CNoj012 Meyvn (1,466) Dec 7, 2014 New York
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    Seriously! No New Yorker in their right mind would ever want to be considered a New Englander!! But I will drink your beer and eat your chowder (with a hard R) :wink:
     
  16. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,066) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    You guys sound like Texans!
     
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  17. Jmclowell

    Jmclowell Initiate (143) Jan 27, 2018 Massachusetts

    New England is MA, RI, VT, NH, and ME. Not CT or NY.
     
  18. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,471) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I can't speak for outer range as I haven't had their beers. I have them on my radar though.
     
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  19. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,966) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Huhh? When was Conn. thrown out of New England?
     
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  20. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (6,834) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Isn't half of Jersey part of New England?

    Cheers!
     
  21. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,066) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Okracoke Island ought to be part of New England too. On November 22 1718 Edward Teach (Blackbeard) was killed by Captain Maynard of The Royal Navy. Maynard killed Teach off of Okracoke after a fierce two ship battle. There is a really cool little British graveyard on the island still flying the Union Jack.
     
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  22. Jmclowell

    Jmclowell Initiate (143) Jan 27, 2018 Massachusetts

    Lol it was excluded from the list of New England States that I had seen somewhere once. And I always thought it was funny.
     
  23. dgmirelli

    dgmirelli Aspirant (271) Mar 21, 2015 New York


    correct - Alchemist and HF are out of NEIPA category...
     
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  24. dgmirelli

    dgmirelli Aspirant (271) Mar 21, 2015 New York

    if it must be 10 and 10 only and that meant "our" little regional brewer Sand City here on Long Island had to stop w NEIPA's then I dont wanna play this game, LOL - although IMHO they make the cut...
     
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  25. Tamarack

    Tamarack Initiate (52) Sep 22, 2016 Massachusetts

    Ya'll sleepin on Foam :relieved:
     
  26. JMUbrewz

    JMUbrewz Defender (663) Jun 12, 2013 Virginia

    Gotcha. I would definitely seek them out man! Top notch NE IPAs. You should be able to find draft in Denver occasionally.
     
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  27. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,966) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Foam, arguably, makes their sour/wild ales even better than their IPA's, which is really what makes them amazing brewers, but also what might be a reason folks don't think of them first as NEIPA guys, even though Built To Spill is pretty much state of the art for the style..
     
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  28. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (878) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Fellow NYC’ers who are listing Singlecut. I love our city too but please keep it real.
     
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  29. Satchboogie

    Satchboogie Savant (958) Oct 16, 2010 New Hampshire
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    I thought Heady Topper, Double Sunshine, and Hill Farmstead ARE the definition of NEIPAs and that these 'juice bombs' from Tree House, Trillium, etc are simply a fad, trendy take on the already defined style. :slight_smile:
     
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  30. DKerr

    DKerr Initiate (72) Oct 23, 2017 Colorado
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    I've had a ton from both Weldwerks and Odd13 and to me Odd 13 isnt anywhere close to WW. Odd13 makes solid beer, but I get frustrated when people group the two together. In CO (to me) the NE IPA Tiers are: 1-WW 2-Outer Range/New Image 3-Four Noses/Cerebral 4-Odd13.

    I went to a recent release at Odd13 and then visited 4 noses on my way back and it was very clear who owned the superior IPAs. Wasnt really close.

    Hands down the best 2 NE IPAs I've had in CO have been the Extra Extra Juicy Bits and the DDH Juicy Bits were both amazing beers. Weldwerks knocked those two out of the park. Wish I bought more of them n wont mess around next time they come out.
     
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  31. MFMB

    MFMB Meyvn (1,051) Jan 23, 2015 Idaho

    Great Notion and Revision added to the list of usual suspects mentioned by the OP
     
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  32. darhobo123

    darhobo123 Initiate (80) Jul 28, 2009 Virginia

    As a VA resident i've only had in-state versions of the style plus some random stuff from bottle shops.. it seems we have more 'on the map' breweries for the style than actual 'NE' breweries though which seems kind of ironic... my 'local list' followed by my most notable out of state.

    The Veil
    Commonwealth (Big Papi!)
    Triple Crossing
    The Answer
    Aslin
    Amber Ox
    Adriot Theory

    Captain Lawrence - NY, Tears of Green is pretty good.
     
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  33. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,268) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    No, no, no. Heady Topper is the font from which all contemporary NEIPA's spring. Lawson's is an evolutionary dead end. Shaun Hill is a divergent branch of the NEIPA family tree and stands above and apart. Trillium and Tree House are now the standard against which all newer NEIPA brewers must be measured.

    Bearing in mind that I'm talking out my ass and just trying to start an argument.
     
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  34. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,268) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    When it became a suburb of New York.
     
  35. bsullivan

    bsullivan Initiate (76) Aug 17, 2017 Connecticut
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    The rest of CT wishes to offer up Fairfield County to New York.
     
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  36. cmukid87

    cmukid87 Disciple (343) Jan 30, 2017 Michigan
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    In no particular order
    Aslin
    Veil
    Treehouse
    Trillium
    Old Nation
    Bearded Iris

    Those are about the only I've had. I'd imagine Alchemist, Bissell, and Hill Farmstead would be on the list when I tried them.
     
  37. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx Initiate (55) Mar 8, 2017 Michigan
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    After sampling most of the NE IPA coming out of Michigan I'd have to say that Old Nation and Transient are the only ones I'd really miss if they went away.
     
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  38. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (478) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Easy for me... I don't need a top 10. Trillium alone could get exclusive rights. While others can be close, Trillium is next level with their IPA's...
     
  39. oldbean

    oldbean Disciple (364) Jun 30, 2005 Massachusetts

    I don’t understand why people always want to exclude Hill Farmstead from a style that they, as much as any brewery, pioneered.
     
  40. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (519) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Heady topper and Sip of Sunshine aren't really "cloudy" turbid IPAs. Heady has large yeast chunks in it but the beer is fairly clear.
     
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