The best IPA no one knows about?

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  1. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 Illinois

    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.

  2. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (112) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    Old Town IPA from Tustin Brewing Company. I really enjoy that beer.
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  3. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Initiate (172) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Two Brothers Heavier Handed IPA
  4. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    A second for TG. They know their hops.
  5. brplatz

    brplatz Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2012 New Mexico

  6. ImJ2x

    ImJ2x Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 California

    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

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

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

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Thai PA or Centennial (not Founders) from Bare Hands in Granger, IN.
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  9. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Meyvn (1,432) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
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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
  10. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

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  11. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,805) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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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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  12. shuggy

    shuggy Initiate (138) Dec 22, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Not sure if serious?
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  13. Hoppenheimer

    Hoppenheimer Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2011 Kentucky

    West Sixth IPA from Lexington, KY. If you can find a can, try it and see.
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  14. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Agree wvsabbath. Almost sessionable at 5.8 percent. Very tasty.
  15. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Idiot ipa wow that's fuckin good
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  16. Handle

    Handle Initiate (145) Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    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.
  17. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Virginia

    Bitter valentine
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  18. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Zealot (525) Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
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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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  19. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Aspirant (210) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    I love me some Widmer Nelson.
  20. mindfuldave

    mindfuldave Devotee (491) Mar 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    Kane Head High

    amazing stuff
  21. miketd

    miketd Zealot (535) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    AKA Elevated IPA... I agree.

    My list would be huge as there are many draft only IPAs under the radar.
  22. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 California

    Fort George Vortex <---On my top 5 IPAs of all time.
    Third Street Bombay Rouge (bottle version).
  23. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (3,284) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    New England Brewing Company's Fuzzy Baby Ducks. All citra.
  24. muletrane

    muletrane Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Breaker Brewing Company I Love PA IPA
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  25. JimDH

    JimDH Initiate (60) Feb 7, 2011 Kentucky

    No one knows about? Do you know about Columbus Brewing IPA? Oh, never mind.
  26. tjwarren

    tjwarren Disciple (349) Dec 31, 2008 Ohio

    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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  27. mike409

    mike409 Aspirant (220) Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
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    Fluffer IPA from kuhnhenn
  28. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Hop Head from Porterhouse brewery in Ireland
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  29. mpayne5

    mpayne5 Zealot (512) Aug 18, 2011 Indiana
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    Triton Railsplitter or Sun King Grapefruit Jungle.

    Both local to me, but both amazing.
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  30. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    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.
  31. egrace84

    egrace84 Savant (949) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Masala Mama. Had a Sweetwater IPA tonight for the first time and loved it also... very solid.
  32. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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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

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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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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  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,585) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I want all of these.
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  35. Centennial

    Centennial Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Vermont

    Under the radar ipa is my favorite.
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  36. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Lakefront IPA, seems to fly under the radar even here in Wisconsin. Best citrus heavy IPA out there IMO!
  37. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Georgetown Lucille IPA
  38. stimulus

    stimulus Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2009 New Jersey

    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.
  39. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    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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