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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. addiwilliams

    addiwilliams Disciple (394) Apr 4, 2011 Virginia

    Lagunitas sucks
    Bells two hearted
    Southern tier iniquity
    Sierra Nevada celebration
    West Sixth IPA
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    HOP_KING Initiate (170) 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 Meyvn (1,188) Mar 5, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Arctic Panzer Wolf
    Another One
  4. MacQ32

    MacQ32 Meyvn (1,188) Mar 5, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    EaSy On ThE sHiFt KeY
  5. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Defender (621) Jul 22, 2011 Ohio


    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 Initiate (0) May 25, 2012 Florida

    Double Sunshine
    Jai Alai
  7. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    double trouble
  8. RichD

    RichD Champion (806) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    In order

    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

    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 Devotee (498) Nov 4, 2010 New York

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

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

    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 Disciple (363) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    90 Minute

    Stone IPA
    Hop Notch
    Fresh Squeezed
    Falconers Flight

    Hop Henge
    Hot Rod Rye
    Hop Stoopid

    Alliteration ftw.
  11. stella77artois

    stella77artois Devotee (498) Nov 4, 2010 New York

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

    drrone Aspirant (286) Dec 18, 2011 Utah

    Enjoy By
    Double Jack
  13. wezzul

    wezzul Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2009 Michigan

    Enjoy By
    Double Trouble
    FF Dekoorc Eert
  14. dbc5

    dbc5 Devotee (472) 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 Disciple (363) 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 Champion (834) 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 :grinning:

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  17. Trautwein09

    Trautwein09 Initiate (169) 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 Initiate (0) 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 Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
    Beer Trader


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


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

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,328) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

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

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

    lehueve Initiate (0) 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

    GA_SIPPER Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Georgia

    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 Disciple (319) Jun 23, 2013 Illinois

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

    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)
    Stone IPA
    Union Jack

    Permanent Funeral
    Thumbprint IIPA
    Arctic Panzer
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  24. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Aspirant (239) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

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

    bccrosley Disciple (369) 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 Initiate (0) 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 Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota

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

    corysmith01 Devotee (404) Apr 26, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Heady Topper
    Flower Power
    Double Jack

    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 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 Indiana

    Permanent Funeral
  30. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,206) 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 Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2013

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

    KOP_Beer_OUtlet Aspirant (265) Jul 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    In no particular order

    Pliny the Elder
    Heady Topper

    Racer 5
    Flower Power
    Commodore Perry
    Two Hearted
  33. fernz18

    fernz18 Initiate (172) Feb 6, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

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

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

    JackXCI Initiate (182) Mar 7, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

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

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) 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 Crusader (718) 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 Initiate (0) 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 Disciple (346) 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 Initiate (172) Feb 6, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    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 Initiate (0) 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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