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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. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Double/imperial; Ruinten, Hop Dam, Double Trouble, Olde Hickory Redeemer, Pliny the Elder.
    Single; Sculpin, Flower Power, West Coast IPA, Stone IPA, Bling Pig.
    Black IPAs; Dubhe, Sublimely Self Righteous, Stone 15th Ann, Wookey Jack, Duck-Rabbit ABA.
    Cheers! And no, haven't had Heady.
  2. dexterk1

    dexterk1 May 29, 2011 Illinois

    Centennial IPA
    Two Hearted
    DFH 75min
    The Finest Kind
    All Day IPA
  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady
    2. red swingline primitive ipa
    3. odell ipa
    4. fresh squeezed
    5. elysian space dust
  4. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    1) sucks
    2) Columbus IPA
    3) resin
    4) resin
    5) resin
    *order changes according to freshness. presuming all were 5 days old, this would be my pecking order
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  5. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Haven't had Exponential Hoppiness in years, but damn that is epically good stuff.
  6. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    In no particular order:

    Union Jack
    Odell IPA
    Jai Alai
    Schlafly TIPA

    Enjoy By
    Double Jack
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  7. KillerTofu90

    KillerTofu90 Jan 11, 2013 North Carolina

    1. Lawson's Double Sunshine
    2. The Alchemist Heady Topper
    3. Ballast Point Sculpin
    4. Greenman Rainmaker
    5. Stone Enjoy By
  8. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    No order of preference
    Double Trouble
    Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
    Honorable Mention:
    Dorado, Hoptimum

    Jai Alai
    Two Hearted (on tap only)
    Firestone Walker Union Jack
  9. ChestSplitter

    ChestSplitter Jan 22, 2011 Mississippi

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    DFH 90-min
    Stone Enjoy By
    Harpoon Leviathan
    NOLA Mechahopzilla
  10. Ri0

    Ri0 Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady
    1. Pliny
    3. Sosus
    4. Double Trouble
    5. New Glarus IIPA

    1. Fantasy Factory
    2. Founders Harvest Ale
    3. Ballistic
    4. Jai Alai
    5. Nugget Nectar
  11. surfcaster

    surfcaster Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Enjoy By

    Two Hearted

    Still yet to get HT
  12. LouDogg114

    LouDogg114 Jan 1, 2012 Georgia

    Terrapin Hopzilla
    Dogfish head 90 min
    Jai Alai
    GD double Hercules
  13. Jae9979

    Jae9979 Sep 23, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Jai Alai
    Zombie Dust
    Alpine Nelson
  14. tronester

    tronester Nov 25, 2006 Oklahoma

    Stone Ruination IPA
    Anchor Liberty Ale
    Atlas India Pale Ale (on cask)
    Pliny The Elder
  15. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Feb 16, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Haven't had Heady, Younger, Sucks, Nelson or Surly IPAs, but of what I have tried:

    1. Double Jack
    2. Hopslam
    3. Pliny
    4. Dreadnaught
    5. Enjoy By & Double Trouble tied

    1. Sculpin
    2. Founders Harvest
    3. Dayman Coffee
    4. Two Hearted
    5. Alesmith & Anti-Hero tied
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  16. DucksFan16

    DucksFan16 Feb 17, 2009 Alaska
    Beer Trader

    HF Abner
    Heady Topper
    Citra DIPA
  17. Rohkey

    Rohkey Jan 13, 2013 Michigan

    Full disclosure - I've never had Pliny, Sculpin, Heady Topper, Zombie Dust, or some of the other highly acclaimed IPA/DIPAs not available in Michigan (nor have I had Enjoy By). I've had Dreadnaught once but don't remember it enough to rank it, although I remember really liking it.

    1) Kuhnhenn DRIPA
    2) Double Trouble
    3) 90 Minute
    4) Greenbush Dunegras
    5) 60 Minute / Centennial IPA /Hopslam / Double Crooked Tree
  18. lic217

    lic217 Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Gandhi Bot
    Heady (it was a little old when I first tried, it might beat Gandhi if fresh)
    Enjoy by
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  19. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey
    Beer Trader


    Ghandi Bot
    Lake Erie Monster
    Double Trouble
    Enjoy By


    Two Hearted
    Jai Alai
    Flower Power
    Odell's IPA
  20. DblDiamond

    DblDiamond Jul 17, 2013 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    First ever post! IPA lover here. Definite West Coast bias:
    Enjoy by
    Pliny the Elder
    Black Racer

    Ruinten & Palate Wrecker are great too.
  21. spitshaded

    spitshaded Nov 12, 2012 Virginia

    Russian River Blind Pig
    Fat Heads Headhunter
    Founders Centennial
    Dark Horse Crooked Tree
    Thirsty Dog Citra Dog

    DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon
    Alewerks Bitter Valentine
    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour
    RR Pliny the Elder
    Stone Enjoy By
  22. GuinnessAtRogerWilco

    GuinnessAtRogerWilco Mar 20, 2013 New Jersey

    Would be nice if more breweries would send their beers to NJ since they send them to our neighbouring states of PA, NY and MD (hi, Bells), then I could try more without having to drive all over through loads of traffic everywhere to get some.
    Heady Topper
    Zombie Dust
    Pliny the Elder
    Maine Beer Lunch
    FW Double Jack
    There are loads of others I've enjoyed, but these are the top of the standouts for me. Kane Brewing here in NJ makes an IPA and Imperial IPA that are both getting great ratings so far. Nearly 90 minute drive and they're only open Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, which is hard to get off work for me during those times, but am going to try and make it happen soon.
  23. planbee

    planbee May 28, 2009 North Carolina
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    Bells Two Hearted
    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Elysian The Immortal
    Surly Furious
    Mikkeller Invasion

    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Three Floyds Dreadnaught
    Odell Myrcenary
    Foothills Seeing Double
    Williamsburg Bitter Valentine
  24. ZamaMan

    ZamaMan Apr 5, 2013 California

    1: Heady Topper 2: Pliny the younger 3: pliny the elder 4: Simtra 5: Sucks Than probably something from drakes
  25. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Abrasive
    3. Pliny the Elder
    4. Nelson
    5. Hopslam
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  26. vette2006c5r

    vette2006c5r Oct 14, 2009 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    1. Hopslam
    2. Abrasive
    4. Two Hearted
    5.Exit 16
  27. Chriscrundwell12

    Chriscrundwell12 Jan 19, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    1. Minneapolis Town Hall Mango Mama
    2. The Alchemist Heady Topper
    3. Surly Abrasive
    4. Pliny the Elder
    5. Alpine Exponential Hoppiness
  28. DrunkenMonk

    DrunkenMonk Jun 2, 2012 California

  29. jman005

    jman005 Jan 21, 2013 Kentucky

    Two Hearted
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  30. immobileman

    immobileman Nov 26, 2008 Alabama

    No order:
    Two hearted
    Caldera Ipa
    Odell Ipa
  31. Chaaaarlieeee

    Chaaaarlieeee Nov 23, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    HF Abner
    HF Society and Solitude #2
    HF Double Citra
    Heady Topper
    Pliny the Elder

    I havent had any Alpine beers or Lawson's Double Sunshine.
  32. Nickyboy777

    Nickyboy777 Dec 17, 2010 California

    1) Societe - The Pupil
    2) Heady Topper
    3) Pliny the Elder
    4) Enjoy By
    5) Zombie Dust
    6) Bootlegger's Far Out

    oops was that six, my bad ;) I mixed in IPA/DIPA's
  33. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady Topper
    2. Enjoy By
    3. PtE
    4. Double Trouble
    5. Hoptimum

    Regs joints
    1. Flower Power
    2. Sculpin
    3. 2 Hearted
    4. Deviant Dales
    5. Union Jack
  34. TheFugitive

    TheFugitive Dec 29, 2010 Illinois

    Just finished a very fresh bottle of Head Hunter, might be a close 5
  35. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    1. Kern River CITRA
    2. Double Sunshine
    3. Heady Topper
    4. Pte
    5. Abrasive
  36. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Feb 13, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    RuinTen/enjoy by
    The pupil/Pliny

    So hard to pick 5ish
  37. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Feb 13, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Shout out to societe!!
  38. jstilwell

    jstilwell Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    S&S 5
    HF Double Citra
  39. meb3476

    meb3476 Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    1. HF Abner
    2. Heady Topper
    3. HF Double Citra
    4. Lunch
    5. Double Trouble
  40. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 May 15, 2011 Florida

    this is ah ard list since Their are SO many that I haven't had, but , ehh
    1. 2XIPA
    2. Sculpin IPA
    3. Self Righteous
    4. India brown ale
    5. XXXXIpa
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