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The best IPA no one knows about?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by geneseohawk, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. geneseohawk

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    We all know the big names and ipa's out there- what is your favorite ipa no one knows about? I'll start from Toppling Goliath in Decorah Iowa. They have several Ipa's that are fantastic but this one is one of my favorites brewed with all Nelson Hops.

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  2. j47paco

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    Old Town IPA from Tustin Brewing Company. I really enjoy that beer.
     
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    Two Brothers Heavier Handed IPA
     
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    A second for TG. They know their hops.
     
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    I logged in just to "like" this.
    But, since I'm here now, let me rep Mammoth Brewing's Owens Valley Wet Harvest Ale. It tastes like a wet hopped Gordon (G'Knight) to me. [And, having exactly 0 reviews here, it certainly meets the OP's criteria.]
    And their IPA395 is probably the most unique GOOD IPA I've had. It's infused with sage and juniper. Very strange, but if you're a Gin gent like me, it's damn tasty.
     
  7. barleywinefiend

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    Well, under the radar, any IIPA from Hollister Brewing.
     
  8. ja1022

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    Thai PA or Centennial (not Founders) from Bare Hands in Granger, IN.
     
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    Big hop from east end brewing, pittsburgh pa, fresh ill put it right up there among the best ipa's out there
     
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    Westbrook IPA. Web drank fresh Id put it up there with the best of them, maybe only behind Sculpin.
     
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    Not sure if serious?
     
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  13. Hoppenheimer

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    West Sixth IPA from Lexington, KY. If you can find a can, try it and see.
     
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    Agree wvsabbath. Almost sessionable at 5.8 percent. Very tasty.
     
  15. jaIsPoAn

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    Idiot ipa wow that's fuckin good
     
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    I'll throw two out from Charlotte's NoDa Brewing: NoDaRyeZ'd and Hop, Drop 'n Roll.

    Regionally, I'll give a nod to SweetWater's, which I think is consistently great and doesn't often get a lot of love.
     
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    Bitter valentine
     
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    Maybe not one that no one knows about, but one that is overlooked by most beer geeks: Widmer Falconer's IPA. Part of the rotator series and totally delicious!
     
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    I love me some Widmer Nelson.
     
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    Kane Head High

    amazing stuff
     
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    AKA Elevated IPA... I agree.

    My list would be huge as there are many draft only IPAs under the radar.
     
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    Fort George Vortex <---On my top 5 IPAs of all time.
    Third Street Bombay Rouge (bottle version).
     
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    New England Brewing Company's Fuzzy Baby Ducks. All citra.
     
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    Breaker Brewing Company I Love PA IPA
     
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    No one knows about? Do you know about Columbus Brewing IPA? Oh, never mind.
     
  26. tjwarren

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    I was just gonna say Columbus IPA but someone beat me to it. It should go viral it is so good.
     
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    Fluffer IPA from kuhnhenn
     
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    Hop Head from Porterhouse brewery in Ireland
     
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  29. mpayne5

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    Triton Railsplitter or Sun King Grapefruit Jungle.

    Both local to me, but both amazing.
     
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    I wasn't a huge fan of ZeeLander. But Golden Nugget is great. And PseodoSue, while listed as an APA, blows away most IPAs.

    Toppling Goliath is the bomb.
     
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    Masala Mama. Had a Sweetwater IPA tonight for the first time and loved it also... very solid.
     
  32. Anonymous1

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    2011 Daly Double.....before Half Acre changed the recipe and started calling it Space IPA....which is a shadow of the former beer IMHO
     
  33. Anonymous1

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    I also tried Sweetwater IPA recently, and was really surprised at how great it was. Who knew?
     
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    I want all of these.
     
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    Under the radar ipa is my favorite.
     
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    Lakefront IPA, seems to fly under the radar even here in Wisconsin. Best citrus heavy IPA out there IMO!
     
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    Georgetown Lucille IPA
     
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    How about Schlafly Tasmanian IPA? Only 34 reviews, but by far their highest rated beer. The Export & American IPA's are no slouches either for their respective takes on the style.
     
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    even though its not technically an ipa, odd side ales citra pale ale is right up there with zombie dust, this place is still kinda under the radar, although I think if they start botteling/canning soon they will take off. their double ipa I had today was also great, reminded me of a hopslam.
     
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