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Post Your Top 5 IPA's/DIPA's

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TheFugitive, Jul 16, 2013.

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  1. TheFugitive

    TheFugitive Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Illinois

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Pliny
    3. Pure Hoppiness
    4. Double Daisy Cutter
    5. Enjoy by and this new comer >Tap It IPA is really growing on me
  2. Broanoke

    Broanoke Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Virginia

    1. Double Trouble
    5. Double TRouble
    Greenia, mcrago, Ant7780 and 2 others like this.
  3. TheFugitive

    TheFugitive Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Illinois

    Not sure why Surly Abrasive didn't make my list
    TheRealPour and dar482 like this.
  4. basics

    basics Initiate (78) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Double Trouble
    Enjoy By
    DemoniChris, ben4unc and qcbrewer like this.
  5. jzlyo

    jzlyo Poo-Bah (1,594) Mar 4, 2012 Iowa

    1. Bells Hopslam
    2. Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
    3. Green Flash West Coast IPA
    4. Rogue Imperial IPA
    5. Bells Two Hearted Ale
    ipamonster likes this.
  6. ebin6

    ebin6 Disciple (347) Jun 11, 2009 California

    1) Citra DIPA
    2) Enjoy By
    3) Pliny
    4) Aroma Coma
    5) Alpine Nelson (personal preference over Duet and Pure Hoppiness...never had Exponential)

    Honorable Mention: Hop Ninja (for the Beachwood shout-out)
    Topher78 and ChanChan like this.
  7. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Bad Boy
    Poorman's DIPA

    Very fresh Dreadnaught & Drake's Hop Salad honorable mention
    Geuzedad likes this.
  8. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Crusader (700) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    1. Heady Topper
    2. PtE
    3. Dreadnaught
    4. Enjoy By
    5. Julius (Tree House Brewing, MA)
    VelvetExtract likes this.
  9. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,235) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    KR Citra
    Heady Topper
    Hop Venom
    Bad Boy
    Higher Standard
    ColoradicalBEER and ChanChan like this.
  10. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,530) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Double Jack
  11. JebediahScooter

    JebediahScooter Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2010 Vermont

    No order of preference:

    HF Ephraim
    Societe The Pupil
    Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
    Alpine Nelson
    Foothills Jade
    Cynic-ale and KillerTofu90 like this.
  12. themind

    themind Defender (696) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    Lawsons DS
    Enjoy By
  13. keithm61

    keithm61 Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2011 North Carolina

    1. Greenman Rainmaker
    2. Stowaway-Baxter brewing
    3. Racer 5
    4. Pyramid Outburst
    5. Green Flash Palate Wrecker
    KillerTofu90 and nickapalooza86 like this.
  14. SpongeRuiner

    SpongeRuiner Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Shorts Freedom Of '78
    3. Pliny The Elder
    4. Bell's Two Hearted
    5. Sierra Nevada Celebration

    Honorable mention goes to Kuhnhenn DRIPA.
    robieobie1 likes this.
  15. Matthewpakula

    Matthewpakula Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    1. Pliny
    2. Knee Deep Simtra
    3. Heady
    4. Ninja versus Unicorn
  16. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Palate wrecker
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  17. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    In no particular order
    Racer five
    Harpoon leviathans
    Lil sumpin sumpin
    VictorWisc likes this.
  18. Extravadanza

    Extravadanza Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 Ohio

    no real order:
    Heady Topper
    Head Hunter
    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour
    Enjoy By
    Columbus IPA
    Trautwein09 and nickapalooza86 like this.
  19. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,466) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    HF Susan / Zombie Dust - the Citra make this one pretty close to even, Susan is a blend, ZD is pure Citra.
    Fresh Flower Power, but only fresh stuff IMO it dies fast.
    Head Hunter

    Honorable mention the Big Boys - Mongo/Hopsickle
    Honorable mention - Ephraim

    Tons of tier 1A brews as well, no particular order. And hell there's probably 15 you could put in here.

    2H Ale
    Racer 5
    Sorry PTE your here, still a great brew though
    Blind Pig
    Jai Alai
    Double Jack - would be higher if I could ever find it fresh, old it's a malty mess.
    HF Double Citra
    Enjoy BY
  20. Brew33

    Brew33 Crusader (746) Oct 24, 2007 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Double Galaxy
    Heady Topper
    Double Sunshine
    White Rajah
  21. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    1. Pliny the Elder
    2. Kern River Citra
    3. Abrasive
    4. DRIPA
    5. Heady Topper

    1. Two Hearted
    2. Celebration
    3. Nelson
    4. Furious
    5. Hopstache
    SpongeRuiner likes this.
  22. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,231) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Hey, that's 10, no fair! I'm going to limit it to 5 total which makes it much, much harder.

    1. PtE
    2. Alpiine Duet
    3. Heady Topper
    4. Surly Furious
    5. DFH 60 Minute

    60 Minute might not deserve to be on lots of people list, but time and time again I keep coming back to it and each time I have it I fall in love with it all over again. It's just such a damn good beer when it's fresh.
    baconman91 likes this.
  23. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,386) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Firestone Walker Double Jack
    Elysian Space Dust
    Flower Power
    Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA
    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour

    Also on the list should be Sixpoint Resin so make it 6.
  24. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (608) Aug 10, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    FRESH Hopslam
    Jai Alai
    Sucks(it's an IPA to me)
    Oak Aged Unearthly
    Double Jack

    I listed 7(or really 9, shoot me)
  25. Hefewiseman

    Hefewiseman Disciple (397) Sep 6, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader


    1. Sucks
    2. Duet
    3. Jai Alai
    4. Union Jack
    5. Sculpin


    1. Heady
    2. Alchemy Hour
    3. Mangrove (7venth Sun)
    4. PtE
    5. Double Jack
    time4lunch and Trautwein09 like this.
  26. velcrogrip

    velcrogrip Devotee (441) Mar 2, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Pliny the Elder
    Jai Alai (white oak, humidor peach or regular)
    Two Hearted
    Heady/Hopslam (tie)
    KVNBGRY likes this.
  27. Stignacious

    Stignacious Defender (646) Aug 24, 2011 New York
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Victory Hop Wallop
    Sixpoint Resin
    The Alchemist Heady Topper
    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    Firestone Walker Double Jack

    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Ithaca Flower Power
    Great Divide Titan
    Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA
  28. smogfood

    smogfood Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    1. Surly Abrasive
    2. Bell's Hopslam
    3. Steel Toe Size 11 (may even be #1)
    4. Central Waters Illumination
    5. Double Trouble, Hoptimum, New Glarus IIPA

    1. Steel Toe Size 7
    2. Sucks
    3. Little Sumpin'
    4. Furious
    5. Founders Centennial
  29. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Meyvn (1,028) Oct 24, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I guess I'll go 5/5 as well...

    1. Alpine Nelson
    2. Societe The Bachelor Mosaic
    3. RR Blind Pig
    4. Societe The Pupil
    5. Alpine Duet
    Huh... didn't realize they would all be CA brews..

    1. RR Pty
    2. Lawson's Finest Double Sunshine
    3. HF Abner
    4. KR Citra
    5. Heady Topper
  30. mtrutlin

    mtrutlin Initiate (67) Apr 4, 2012 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady
    2. Abrasive
    3. Mercenary
    4. Pliny
    5. Tie with Sosus/Zeelander (would be PseudoSue for sure if it wasn't a Pale Ale and qualified for this list)
    youngac and anticipation23 like this.
  31. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,476) Mar 9, 2007 New York
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Surly Abrasive
    3. Pliny the Elder
    4. RuinTen
    5. Arctic Panzer Wolf

    1. Sculpin
    2. Blind Pig
    3. Lunch
    4. Furious
    5. De Ranke Bitter XX
  32. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Defender (643) Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader


    1. Kuhnhenn DRIPA
    2. Founders Double Trouble
    3. Hopslam
    4. Founders Doom
    5. SN Hoptimum


    1. Bell's Two Hearted
    2. Right Brain Black Eye PA
    3. Short's Huma
    4. Short's Dan's Pink Skirt
    5. Founders Reds Rye PA (not sure if quite to style but I group it there...)
  33. SpongeRuiner

    SpongeRuiner Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    You should try some Michigan beers.
  34. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (631) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady
    2. Sucks
    3. Waldo's Special
    4. Pliny
    5. Any Alpine IPA or DIPA
    DemoniChris likes this.
  35. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Defender (643) Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I've tried some of the offerings I can get from Stone, Bear, SN, Anchor, Boston Beer, and will be trying more as they become more widely available.

    But it's pretty hard to rate a six week old Racer 5 against a Two-Hearted right out of the tap at the brewery.

    Not a trader yet - I like these better.
    SpongeRuiner likes this.
  36. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Jai Alai
  37. ahermsen

    ahermsen Aspirant (287) Jun 2, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Abrasive
    3. Maine Lunch
    4. Hopslam
    5. Pliny the Elder
  38. TallSaint

    TallSaint Devotee (411) Dec 10, 2010 New York

    1. HF Ephraim
    2. Heady Topper
    3. Double Sunshine
    4. Bitter Monk
    5. RuinTen

    1. Lunch
    2. Flower Power
    3. Evil Twin Femme Fatale Blanc
    4. SN Torpedo
    5. DFH 75 Minute IPA
  39. anticipation23

    anticipation23 Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Wisconsin

    Blind Pig
    Golden Nugget
    Two Hearted
    Centennial IPA
    Union Jack

    CW Illumination
  40. JayORear

    JayORear Defender (606) Feb 22, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Enjoy By
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