Post Your Top 5 IPA's/DIPA's

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  1. gkingus

    gkingus Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Rhode Island

    Heady Topper
    Flower Power
    Nugget Nectar
    60 Minute

    Harpoon IPA is probably my go to/more affordable beer of choice though. It's a little more sessionable than those listed above.
  2. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Alabama

    Alpine Nelson
    Jai alai
    Enjoy By
  3. MichPaul

    MichPaul Zealot (597) Jan 28, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    1. Heady
    2. Sucks
    3. Enjoy By
    4. Furious
    5. Permanent Furneral
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  4. starrdogg

    starrdogg Champion (836) Jun 21, 2010 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    1) HF Abner
    2) Double Sunshine
    3) Alpine Nelson
    4) HF Ephraim
    5) Boneyard Notorious
  5. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    1) Bad Boy
    2) Enjoy By
    3) Societe The Pupil
    4) Duet
    5) KR Citra

    there are a few others from the Pizza Ports and some special event IPAs I would put on there, but I wanted to keep the list with regularly released beers.

    ...hmmm now that I look at that list i just realized everything is from SoCal (only one is non SD), either that is homerism or we are just spoiled here.

    For non SoCal IPA/DIPA

    1) HF Susan
    2) FFF Artic Panzer Wolf
    3) PtE
    4) Heady
    5) Sucks
  6. MarioM

    MarioM Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    1. Pliny
    2. Racer 5
    3. 90 Min
    4. Ruination
    5. Burton Baton
  7. DistillersOutlet

    DistillersOutlet Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2013 California

    Drakes black label
    Alpine expo
    Pliny the elder (not a fan of the younger)
  8. Nickyboy777

    Nickyboy777 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2010 California

    Damn straight! I love that stuff; I get 2 growler fills every time I make it down there from Mission Viejo.
  9. Ford

    Ford Defender (693) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Heady Topper
    Enjoy By
    Karbach Hop Delusion
    Saint Arnold Endeavour
    Lone Pint Yellow Rose

    The first four are dIPA's.. the last is a single.. and a great one.
  10. DtheVillain

    DtheVillain Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 California

    Exponential Hoppiness
  11. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Jai Alai
  12. Topher78

    Topher78 Disciple (304) Jul 8, 2011 California

    Hop Ninja
  13. DBijnagte

    DBijnagte Initiate (109) Dec 7, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    In the order I thought them up...
    Abrasive - Surly
    Heady Topper - Alchemist
    Simcoe Ninja - Pipeworks
    Sosus - Toppling Goliath
    Sucks - Lagunitas

    Furious - Surly
    Head Hunter - Fat Head's
    Mango Mama - Town Hall Brewery
    IPA - Odell
    Size 7 - Steel Toe
  14. primrose54

    primrose54 Initiate (143) Apr 7, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    1. heady topper
    2. Head Hunter - Fatheads
    3. Enjoy by
    4. Elevated
    5. Furious
  15. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,042) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Off the top of my head in no particular order....
    Kern Citra
    Enjoy By

    Head Hunter
    White Rajah
    Lavery Dulachan
    Two Hearted
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  16. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (378) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    1. Pliny the Elder. After this no particular order but the next 4 would be...

    Two Hearted
    Double Jack
    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
  17. ScottP

    ScottP Zealot (565) Mar 4, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Heady Topper
    Society & Solitude #5
    Kern Citra
    Double Sunshine
  18. BRLockwood

    BRLockwood Aspirant (254) Aug 1, 2005 Florida

    Pliny the Elder
    Flower Power

    Five States!
  19. anteater

    anteater Crusader (784) Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Keene Idea
  20. Pgarand

    Pgarand Initiate (123) Jan 8, 2009 New Hampshire

    Heady Topper
    Flower Power
    My Bitter Valentine
    Hopponius Union - yes I know it is technically an IPL
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  21. ExaltedNecrosis

    ExaltedNecrosis Disciple (390) Jul 5, 2012 Texas

    Burton Baton
    Enjoy By
    Hop Stoopid
  22. Ljudsignal

    Ljudsignal Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I've only recently begun exploring IPAs, having clung rather single-mindedly for some time to a devotion to Belgian dark ales...but here's my list based on what I've had so far. In no particular order:

    Maine Beer Co. Lunch
    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Stone Enjoy By
    Jack's Abby 2nd Anniversary (yeah, it's an IPL, so sue me. It's also sodding delicious.)
    Stone RuinTen
  23. Gilmango

    Gilmango Aspirant (226) Jul 17, 2007 California

    Kern Citra
  24. JackofBlades

    JackofBlades Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Texas

    The one's that come to mind:

    1. Deep Ellum IPA
    2. DFH 60 Minute IPA
    3. Green Flash West Coast IPA
    4. Breckinridge 471 IPA
    5. Stone IPA
  25. badbeer

    badbeer Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2005 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Love the avatar.
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  26. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (283) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    If I did this as a pie chart, you wouldn't be able to see anything except my first pick----everything else would just be a sliver.

    1. Zombie Dust (screw you, it's an IPA and everyone knows it)
    2. Lagunitas Sucks!
    3. Central Waters Illumination
    4. Alpha King (see above)
    5. Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA

    It's genuinely hard for me to rank anything after Sucks; the last three are pretty much interchangeable. Honorary mention to Anchor Humming Ale---which is far more of an IPA/APA straddler than either Alpha King or Zombie Dust. Also Hopslam, on its good days anyway, and Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale.

    I am obviously very much a fan of the more tropical fruit flavors in my hoppy beers, probably with pine second. I have grown more fond of grapefruit flavors but I still find it more bitter than others. Chinook has a very special place in my heart, I just love that unique spicy flavor, but you really have to be careful with it.
  27. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Bells Hopslam
    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    Avery Maharaja
    Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster
    Mad River Steel Head Double IPA
  28. VladTepes

    VladTepes Initiate (156) Oct 18, 2012 Finland

    Anchorage Bitter Monk
    Brewfist Spaceman
    Mikkeller Invasion IPA
    Port Mongo
    Port Wipeout
  29. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Devotee (457) Oct 11, 2009 Ohio

    My top 5 IPA's and DIPA's in no particular order:

    Stone IPA
    Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
    The Brew Kettle White Rajah
    Founders Centennial IPA

    Honorable Mention: Great Divide Titan IPA

    Stone Enjoy By IPA
    Great Lakes Alchemy Hour
    Odell Myrncenary
    Stone Ruin10
    Dogfish Head 90min IPA

    Honorable Mention: Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA
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  30. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (167) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Jai Alai

    Enjoy by (on tap it's insane)
    Lake Erie Monster
    Hopslam (I'll give it another chance this year)
  31. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    So good, I work two miles away. Awesome :slight_smile:
  32. kneary13

    kneary13 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    i've only had it once at a festival. very limited distribution would hurt them in this forum, though i tip my hat to them for servicing the local community first.
  33. Geno206

    Geno206 Initiate (0) May 15, 2013 Washington

    Omnipollo - Nebuchadnezzar
    Green Flash - Palate Wrecker
    Boneyard - Hop Venom
    Stone - RuinTen
    Firestone Walker - Double Jack

    Would've listed Boneyard - Armored Fist, but it's classified as a CDA...
  34. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    HF Abner
    Heady Topper
    HF Double Galaxy
    Lawsons Double Sunshine
    Smuttynose Finestkind (my first love)
  35. MacStinson

    MacStinson Zealot (500) Aug 1, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Crooked Tree
    Founders Harvest
    Union Jack
    AleSmith IPA
    Two Hearted

    90 min
    Aww Jeah
    Hop Stoopid
  36. BucannonXC5

    BucannonXC5 Poo-Bah (2,623) Jul 10, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    1. Abrasive Ale
    2t. Pliny the Elder
    2t. Pliny the Younger
    4. Double Jack
    5. Duet IPA
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Heady Topper
    Surly Abrasive Ale
    Stone Ruination 10th/RuinTen
    Cigar City Jai Alai
    La Cumbre Elevated IPA

    ... sadly 4 out of 5 are not available in my market and the other is limited/seasonal :slight_frown:
  38. MCain04

    MCain04 Zealot (585) Jan 3, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I'm gonna have to squeeze 7 into 5. But 5 breweries at least.

    Ruinten/Enjoy By

    Runner up/darkhorse: Odell IPA and Mercenary
  39. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (840) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Flying Fish Exit 16
    Long Trail Unfiltered IPA
    Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Climax IPA
  40. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Disciple (397) Apr 27, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    permanent funeral
    citra ninja
    enjoy by
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