The best IPA no one knows about?

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  1. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (615) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Shit, I forgot that.
  2. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Drake's Denogginizer
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  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Columbus Brewing Co. IPA and Uinta Hop Notch.

    When Great Lakes distributes Hop Madness, watch out. Dreadnaught wont be the same.
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  4. BigCheese

    BigCheese Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Yea I think Hop notch is good and flies under the radar.

    I'd add Mayflower IPA out of mass I dont think many people have heard of this, its solid.

    Also I had Digital IPA from yeastie boys, some australian brewery I think, was really good.
  5. libbey

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

  6. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Devotee (458) Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I would say Iowa is good at hiding awesome IPA's. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  7. 30-06pack

    30-06pack Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    River Horse Hop-a-lot-amus.
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  8. eduardolinhalis

    eduardolinhalis Meyvn (1,378) Jan 10, 2009 Switzerland

    The one that I've brewed myself with Centennial and Cascade hops, around 6% ABV and 80 IBUs! :p
  9. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 Illinois

    damn- all these sound great! Anyone want to do a nationwide road trip!
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  10. SquirrelsBrews

    SquirrelsBrews Disciple (316) May 31, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Mayflower IPA from Plymouth Ma..One of the best around the Boston area!!
    RBCORCORAN and BigCheese like this.
  11. Overlord

    Overlord Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2007 California

    Hoppy Birthday from Alpine. Not even a contest.
  12. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (566) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Two come to mind, though they are fairly new. Both are Mn IPAs. First, Hop Dish from Liftbridge Brewing in Stillwater Mn. So fucking good. Second, Foto IPA from Lucid in Minnetonka Mn. Unique, dry and hoppy as hell. Anyone here heard of Masala Mamma?
  13. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Devotee (455) Jun 22, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I believe it defines the white whale
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  14. TicoCali

    TicoCali Disciple (346) Jul 25, 2010 California

    Protector IPA by Enegren Brewing
  15. Chris_Cali_2o9

    Chris_Cali_2o9 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012

    Not sure how well known Knee Deep brewing is, but their Citra PA caught me off guard. Should be called an IPA and i'd at least put it up there in my top 10.
    Lordkrystic and jfh like this.
  16. Bobtiley

    Bobtiley Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bitto Honey IPA from Prism Brewing in North Wales, PA
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  17. iSrALE

    iSrALE Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 Mexico

    Big Daddy ipa from Speakeasy San Francisco Ca
  18. theconductor

    theconductor Aspirant (209) Nov 4, 2008 California

    The guys hording all of the Boneyard in the PNW don't know what they're missing by not having Berryessa and their awesome IPA's.

    Berryessa's Double Tap gets my vote.
    RobertV916 likes this.
  19. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (271) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Ft. George Vortex and Bootjack Icicle
  20. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    I also had a chance to try Sweet Water IPA and it was great :)
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  21. dvs0ne

    dvs0ne Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2010 Indiana

    Triton Railsplitter. Indy's best ipa.
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  22. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,216) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Wormtown Be Hoppy.
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  23. godlessape

    godlessape Disciple (380) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Sweetwater IPA. Out of Atlanta GA. Very good indeed.
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  24. harperman69

    harperman69 Aspirant (234) Feb 11, 2009 Tennessee
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    Lots of good beers listed and I'd like to add Straight to Ale's Monkeynaut.
  25. Jae9979

    Jae9979 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012 New York
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    Railroad IPA from Rohrbachs Brewing in Rochester, NY
  26. rangerred

    rangerred Poo-Bah (1,603) Dec 20, 2006 Tennessee

    Marble IPA out of Albuquerque. Pretty sure it is only distributed in NM and TN which is kind of random. Also Troopers Alley IPA from Wolf Hills Brewing in Abingdon, VA.
  27. harperman69

    harperman69 Aspirant (234) Feb 11, 2009 Tennessee
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    It's distributed in TN because of a trademark dispute settlement.
  28. kemoarps

    kemoarps Meyvn (1,001) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    I actually liked Ninkasi's total domination.
    Populist from eagle rock is good down in la.
    If you find yourself in new Mexico la cumber is a solid brewery and their elevated ipa is fantastic
  29. GreenCoffee

    GreenCoffee Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2012 Illinois

    I don't see Revolution's Anti-Hero get mentioned as much as I'd expect.
  30. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,787) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Ive never heard of this, but the name alone makes me want to try it.
  31. uawildcat

    uawildcat Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2011 Nebraska

    The best unknown IPA is Four Peaks Hop Knot IPA from Tempe, AZ.

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  32. thegift00687

    thegift00687 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 New Jersey

    Edgar IPA from Bullfrog Brewery out of Williamsport PA
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  33. shutyourface

    shutyourface Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 New York

    DUB from 10 Barrel Brewing
  34. jellikit

    jellikit Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 Washington

  35. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Wedge Third Rail DIPA (although I felt it was more of a strong ale). Yummmm.

    Love Sweetwater IPA, too, and Columbus is quite good, as well.
  36. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

  37. kbrinson

    kbrinson Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2010 Indiana

    Often overlooked by Surly in Minneapolis - Town Hall Brewery's Masala Mama IPA is outstanding.
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  38. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman Initiate (0) May 16, 2012 Michigan

    I genreally am not a huge fan of ABC (arbor brewing company) but Buzzsaw IPA is pretty damn good. Maybe it's because I can get it very fresh and on tap, but I really enjoyed it.
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  39. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Aspirant (286) Feb 28, 2012 Mississippi
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    These are local for me. Timber Beast-Rye IPA, 16 reviews, Snake Handler DIPA, 53 reviews.
    harperman69 likes this.
  40. shuggy

    shuggy Initiate (136) Dec 22, 2006 Pennsylvania
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