The best IPA no one knows about?

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  1. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Ohio

    Matriarch from Jackie O's
  2. timahood32

    timahood32 Initiate (176) Nov 17, 2009 North Carolina
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    Olde Hickory Death by Hops
  3. miketd

    miketd Zealot (535) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    This latest batch is especially good. Or maybe we finally some fresh stuff in Cleveland. Either way, I'm digging it tonight.
  4. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    If it's a beer that we don't know about, we probably don't know the acronym for it...
  5. jodan

    jodan Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2008 California

    Didn't make the connection as to what the 'TG' in the title meant, but I had 3 Toppling Goliath hoppy beers on Darkness Day Eve and thought they were all fantastic. Hopefully the bottling line will mean I can have their great beers more than once a year.
  6. sil1

    sil1 Aspirant (228) May 19, 2012 California
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    Starting to get traction behind it simtra is pretty solid from knee deep
  7. zeledonia

    zeledonia Meyvn (1,365) Nov 23, 2008 Washington
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    Got some of this in a BIF. At first I thought "two bottles of one beer in a BIF?" After drinking the first, I understood and appreciated the choice.

    One that's not been mentioned (perhaps cause it's too well known?) is Boneyard RPM. Folks in the PNW know it, but I think most of the country has no clue what they're missing.
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  8. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (634) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    x2. Great beer, traded some Columbus IPA and White Rajah and got 2 as extras. Very, very solid.
  9. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (634) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
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    Had a bottle of Simtra at my bachelor party thanks to Leschkie. HOLY SHIT. So good. Sat for about 5 minutes just smelling it, and it didn't disappoint when I actually took a drink.
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  10. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
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    I figure people from California know... Beachwood Melrose
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  11. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    This is the only Toppling Goliath I've had so far and it was excellent. I get bored of IPAs, but the smell and taste of this reminded me of why I loved them in the first place. They must start distributing to Illinois!
  12. Wielder

    Wielder Initiate (142) Sep 5, 2012 Indiana

    TIPA from Schlafly was pretty awesome.
  13. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    This small brewery in San Jose called Russian River makes this IPA called Pliny the Elder. It's fantastic! Unfortunately it's only distributed to a few states :slight_frown:


    No really... Southern Star Pro-Am 2012, (512) IPA, Deep Ellum IPA, Karbach Rodeo Clown IIPA. Beloved locally, not known outside of Texas, really.
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  14. patto1ro

    patto1ro Zealot (526) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Scottish IPA.
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  15. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Initiate (93) Aug 16, 2010 Texas

    Not telling.
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  16. climbeer07

    climbeer07 Initiate (60) Mar 9, 2012 Wisconsin

    Steel toe size 7? Such a great beer from a rather small operation.
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  17. libbey

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

    This x 1000
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  18. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2010 Oregon

    Yes!!! Went to Odd Side last summer and this beer blew me away! Phenomenal stuff! I'll also echo support for Fort George Vortex and Boneyard RPM - both are fantastic. And I don't believe I saw any mention of Fremont Interurban, so...there it is.
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  19. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (332) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    This brewery makes some great beers and they don't typically get a whole lot of recognition on here. If you ever trade from floridians see if they can get some of this!
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  20. inspektor

    inspektor Zealot (504) Jun 20, 2009 North Carolina
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    Snake Handler Double IPA
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  21. craigo19

    craigo19 Devotee (497) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan
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    Maumee Bay IPA and Amarillo Brillo from Maumee Bay Brewing in Toledo.
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  22. ripps1

    ripps1 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 New Jersey

    This. As well as Kane's Double dry hopped galaxy head high. Both are amazing beers.
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  23. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Steel Toe Size 7
    Columbus IPA
    Odd Side Citra
    Kuhnhenn Fluffer

    The people that posted these answers are the winners.
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  24. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The best IPA no one knows about.

    If I told you, I'd have to kill you.
  25. marquis

    marquis Crusader (762) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    But Ron, the Scots are known not to use many hops :slight_smile:
  26. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,739) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Lift Bridge Hop Dish and i always mention Steel Toe
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  27. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,786) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Pako's IPA.
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  28. micromaniac129

    micromaniac129 Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Old Forge in Danville Pa. Thier overbite IPA is fantastic. Think Furious or Sculpin or Flower power.
  29. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    In terms of American takes on the more traditional English IPA, I actually love Shipyard's (Fuggles) IPA...single variety, hefty bitterness, nice malt backbone, and at just the right ABV.
  30. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,112) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    It's known fairly well here in its local area but I don't think its local area of familiarity extends too far out of state.... Wormtown Be Hoppy.
  31. Phacoman

    Phacoman Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I'm not sure what qualifies for this thread but Evolution Lot 3 is a great IPA that is little known about.
    Highly recommend.
  32. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    came to post this. it's getting pretty popular in NJ but this is probably top 10 for me right now.
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  33. MinorThreat

    MinorThreat Devotee (488) Apr 7, 2008 Nebraska
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    This^ hands down.
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  34. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Selins Grove Brew Pubs IPA. Their APA is awesome too!!
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  35. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I wouldn't say no one knows about them, it's get some love on here, but it definitely doesn't get mentioned nearly enough in my opinion.

    Meadowlark from Pretty Things
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  36. EdH

    EdH Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2005 Utah

  37. PaulUH

    PaulUH Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2012 Texas

    yep... dont forget endeavor
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  38. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Flat 12 Walkabout
    It is listed as a Pale Ale, but I and many others don't think it fits.
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  39. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
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    Societe's The Pupil
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  40. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Caldera IPA, Drakes IPA and Big Sky IPA.
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