Post Your Top 5 IPA's/DIPA's

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

  1. addiwilliams

    addiwilliams Apr 4, 2011 Virginia

    Lagunitas sucks
    Bells two hearted
    Southern tier iniquity
    Sierra Nevada celebration
    West Sixth IPA
     
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  2. HOP_KING

    HOP_KING Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

    Some People Have Too Much Time on Their Hands.

    Since When Did Drinking Beer Become Less About Enjoying the Hops and More About Being the Coolest Hipster in Town?
     
  3. MacQ32

    MacQ32 Mar 5, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Heady
    PtE
    Arctic Panzer Wolf
    Another One
    Resin
     
  4. MacQ32

    MacQ32 Mar 5, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    EaSy On ThE sHiFt KeY
     
  5. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Jul 22, 2011 Ohio

    Dipa

    1. Dreadnaught
    2. Pliny The Elder
    3. Ephraim
    4. RuinTen
    5. Doom
    5. Hop Slam

    IPA's all styles
    1. Black Heart
    2. Stone IPA
    3. Broo Doo
    4. Alesmith IPA
    5. Red Racer
    6. Founders harvest ale
    6. Green Flash West Coast ipa
    8. SN Torpedo
    9. Commodore Perry
    10. Union Jack
     
  6. manutdfan

    manutdfan May 25, 2012 Florida

    Heady
    Double Sunshine
    Pliny
    Jai Alai
    Dreadnaught
     
  7. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Mar 13, 2013 New York

    heady/pliny
    ruinten
    double trouble
    sucks
     
  8. RichD

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    In order

    DIPAs
    1. Heady Topper
    2. Lawson's Double Sunshine
    3. Hill Farmstead Abner
    4. Hill Farmstead Society & Solitude 5
    5. DFH 90 Minute IPA
    Give me a month and I'm sure Pliny will be on the list. Have yet to try it though

    IPAs
    1. Hill Farmstead Susan
    2. Maine Beer Co. Lunch
    3. Lawson's Chinooker'd IPA
    4. DFH 75 Minute IPA
    5. Founders Harvest Ale
     
  9. stella77artois

    stella77artois Nov 4, 2010 New York

    So many more I need to try, but here is my current 5/5list :

    IPA
    1) Southern Tier IPA
    2) Victory Hop Devil
    3) SA Latitude 48 IPA
    4) Torpedo
    5) Stone IPA

    DIPA
    1) Heady Topper
    2) Ruination
    3) SN Hoptimum
    4) Double Trouble
    5) Flying Dog Double Dog

    Would love to try so many more from the West Coast, but we don't get them back East.
     
  10. zestd

    zestd Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    DIPA:
    PtE
    90 Minute
    Sucks
    Myrcenary
    Tricerahops

    IPA:
    Stone IPA
    Hop Notch
    Torpedo
    Fresh Squeezed
    Falconers Flight

    Honorables:
    Hoptimum
    Hop Henge
    Hot Rod Rye
    Hop Stoopid


    Alliteration ftw.
     
  11. stella77artois

    stella77artois Nov 4, 2010 New York

    Great brew, had some when I was in SF. Wish we got it in NY.
     
  12. drrone

    drrone Dec 18, 2011 Utah

    Heady
    Pliny
    Enjoy By
    Sucks
    Double Jack
     
  13. wezzul

    wezzul Dec 17, 2009 Michigan

    Enjoy By
    DRIPA
    Double Trouble
    Hopslam
    FF Dekoorc Eert
     
  14. dbc5

    dbc5 Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    I will preface this by saying that although I enjoy trading with some regularity, my experience is that after exposed to the subpar conditions involved when shipping a beer across the country, you are generally better off grabbing IPAs available to you locally. That said, the Ohio/Michigan distribution area is lucky enough to have a wealth of amazing IPA and DIPA offerings. My list is as follows.

    1) Bells Hopslam
    2) Columbus Brewing Bodhi
    3) Brew Kettle White Rajah
    4) Maumee Bay Amarillo Brillo
    5) Fat Heads Head Hunter
     
  15. zestd

    zestd Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    I have to say, I haven't had Jai Alai yet, but its on a plane in a family member's luggage right now. I'm pumped to finally try it.
     
  16. mythaeus

    mythaeus Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    1. PtE
    2. Hopslam
    3. Heady Topper
    4. Sculpin
    5. RuinTEN

    Honorable: Lucky 13, Flower Power, Double Jack....and a bunch more, kinda unfair to decide actually.
    Wish I had some of the stuff listed by others, I'm sure my list will. Heading out to Strangelove in Philly tonight to try RR Blind Pig for the first time and get my fix for PtE :D

    Al
     
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  17. Trautwein09

    Trautwein09 Mar 25, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    In no particular order.

    Permanent Funeral - FFF
    Hopslam - Bells
    Double Jack - Firestone Walker
    Heady - Alchemist
    Vixnu - Cervejaria Colorado
     
  18. CTBadger

    CTBadger Nov 22, 2005 Connecticut

    Of course, these are only the ones I have had the good fortune to sample...

    1. Maharaja
    2. Racer 5
    3. Torpedo
    4. Ruination
    5. Celebration
     
  19. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    IPAs

    1. Blind Pig
    2. Alpine Duet
    3. Sculpin
    4. Alpine Nelson
    5. GF West Coast

    DIPAs

    1. PtE
    2. Heady Topper
    3. Sucks
    4. Enjoy By
    5. FW Double Jack
     
  20. SadMachine

    SadMachine Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    IPA
    1. Double Dry Hopped Galaxy Head High
    2. Head High
    3. Dayman
    4. Racer 5
    5. Chinooker'd

    DIPA
    1. Enjoy By
    2. Bodhi
    3. Sucks
    4. Society & Solitude #3
    5. Abner
     
  21. lehueve

    lehueve Jul 16, 2013 Mexico

    I haven't got that many IPA's or DIPA's since I was not a big fan of the style but now I'm starting to taste more of them. So far, this is my top 5 from the 22 beers that I have had of this style:
    1. Ale Smith IPA
    2. Dogfish 90 Minute Imperial IPA
    3. Stone Ruination IPA
    4. Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Ale
    5. Port Brewing Wipeout IPA
     
  22. GA_SIPPER

    GA_SIPPER Feb 24, 2013 Georgia

    Maharaja
    RuinTen
    Stone IPA
    Sweetwater IPA
    Two Hearted
    West Coast IPA
    Palate Wrecker
    Burton Baton
    75 Minute

    (Sorry OP. Just listed some of my favorites)
     
  23. dedbeer

    dedbeer Jun 23, 2013 Illinois

    First post. Thought this would be a good thread to start.

    IPAs:
    Zombie Dust
    Alpha King (I know these aren't classified IPAs but 60+ I.B.U.s and over 6% abv puts them there in my book)
    Anit-Hero
    Stone IPA
    Union Jack


    IIPAs:
    Permanent Funeral
    Hopslam
    Thumbprint IIPA
    Arctic Panzer
    Dreadnaught
     
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  24. TheGator321

    TheGator321 May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    just had Blue Lobster's wheat ipa. It was excellent
     
  25. bccrosley

    bccrosley Oct 8, 2012 Connecticut

    List subject to change, as I haven't tried some of the top-rated stuff, but have some of them coming in trades. From what I've had...

    1) Lawson's double sunshine
    2) heady topper
    3) lagunitas sucks
    4) ghandibot
    5) Green Flash Palate wrecker
     
  26. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Oct 1, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    1. Sucks
    2. Pliny the elder
    3. Deviant Dales
    4. Maharaja
    5. Surly

    It changes once I drink one to much and decided to move on for a bit.
     
  27. BeerIndustry22111

    BeerIndustry22111 Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota

    Surly Abrasive/Wet/Furious
    Bells Two Hearted
    Lagunitas IPA/Sucks
    Summit Unchained #12
    Hoptimum
     
  28. corysmith01

    corysmith01 Apr 26, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Heady Topper
    Flower Power
    Double Jack
    Sucks
    RuinTen

    I wanted to put Racer 5 in there as that's probably my all-time go-to IPA, but the others edged it out if I'm going on pure taste. And of course I have heart for Sculpin too.
     
  29. DyingBreed

    DyingBreed Jan 4, 2013 Indiana

    Permanent Funeral
    Sculpin
    Dreadnaught
    Hopslam
    Pliny
     
  30. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Cigar City Jai Alai
    Odell IPA
    Odell Myrcenary
    Russian River Pliny The Elder
    Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

    (Only chosed one's I have tried via bottle)
     
  31. GoPickItUpBro

    GoPickItUpBro Jul 12, 2013

    The Pupil
    The Bachelor: Mosaic
    The Roustabout
    The Apprentice
    The Scrapper
     
  32. KOP_Beer_OUtlet

    KOP_Beer_OUtlet Jul 13, 2013 Pennsylvania

    In no particular order

    DIPA:
    Hopslam
    Pliny the Elder
    Citra
    Heady Topper
    Dreadnaught

    IPA:
    Racer 5
    Flower Power
    Commodore Perry
    Hopnotch
    Two Hearted
     
  33. fernz18

    fernz18 Feb 6, 2009 California

    DIPA
    1. PtE
    2. PtY
    3. Nefarious
    4. Enjoy By
    5. Yulesmith - Summer

    IPA
    1. Nelson
    2. Aroma Coma
    3. Pupil
    4. Duet
    5. Sculpin (can)
     
  34. JackXCI

    JackXCI Mar 7, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    1. Westbrook IPA
    2. Pliny
    3. Enjoy by
    4. Sucks
    5. Hopslam
     
  35. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Why 5? There's only one beer that should be mentioned here... Triple hops brewed Miller Lite! No further discussion needed.
     
  36. JMScowcroft

    JMScowcroft Feb 18, 2008 Vermont

    Hrm I think I'm biased living in Vermont or something...

    Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA
    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Lawson's Chinooker'd IPA
    Hill Farmstead Ephraim
    Hill Farmstead Abner

    Honorable mention: Russian River's Pliny The Elder


    Now there are very thin margins of ratings here, anything over a 4.5 to me is always a great brew to drink and is amazing, so along those lines I have a lot more brews from a variety of different places that I enjoy and would 100% recommend to others.
     
  37. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Just curious as to why you needed to specify on the container. I freakin love cans, and I'll pour them or just drink straight from them. Is it just your personal preference because those cans are awesome or have you perceived that the taste or aroma is better?
     
  38. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Oct 11, 2009 Ohio

    Definitely a really really good DIPA....I got a bunch of Ninkasi stuff through "Let's Pour" because its not available in OH...I had heard really good things and wanted to try their stuff....A quality brewery!
     
  39. fernz18

    fernz18 Feb 6, 2009 California


    Taste and aroma is better. I'm from SD, so I've had the opportunity to have Sculpin every possible way: 12oz bottle, bomber, can, tap, nitro tap, habanero sculpin, fresh, not fresh etc. I believe Sculpin in a can tops them all. I have about 4 friends that agree. The fruit flavors are so present in the can...you can those in fresh bottles or a good clean tap, but it's more pronounced in cans.
     
  40. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I wouldn't disagree with you either way because perception is everything when it comes to beer. I wish we got the cans out here. Sculpin is amazing
     
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