The best IPA no one knows about?

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  1. theycallmedugan

    theycallmedugan Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 California

    New Albanian Brewing Company's Hoptimus IPA, So freaking good!!!
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  2. sreichgott

    sreichgott Aspirant (249) Oct 18, 2007 Pennsylvania
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  3. t420o

    t420o Zealot (566) Jul 16, 2009 Colorado
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    Schlafly New Zealand IPA. I don't live in StL which makes me sad because it's a truly amazing IPA
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  4. akuyper

    akuyper Initiate (158) Jan 29, 2009 Washington
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    Every IPA Toppling Goliath has ever made. I cannot wait until they start bottling this spring. Golden Nugget is sublime.
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  5. calidelphia

    calidelphia Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2012 California

    10 Barrel Apocalypse surprised me bigtime. Almost every Beachwood IPA ever made. Oh... and Societe is going to turn some heads when/ if they start bottling their 3 IPAs.
  6. Maxwell

    Maxwell Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Massachusetts

    Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth, NH just opened up a tasting room, and their New England Gangsta' is citra-hopped and superbly juicy goodness. Their IIPA, Jack Wagon, is also great.
  7. randylangford

    randylangford Zealot (575) Jun 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  8. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (629) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Schlafly AIPA and TIPA
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  9. tcman128

    tcman128 Initiate (46) Sep 2, 2012 Illinois
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    Mathias from Haymarket Brewery in Chicago
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  10. willjschmidt

    willjschmidt Crusader (768) Mar 2, 2007 California

    831 IPA from Sante Adairius.
  11. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Aspirant (210) Jul 13, 2012 California
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  12. BrianTheBrewer30

    BrianTheBrewer30 Aspirant (211) Nov 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Rough Draft Eraser IPA
  13. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Gotta throw in another vote for Steel Toe, Size 7. Such a fantastic beer. Trade for it!
  14. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Aspirant (283) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    chicago people know about it this and the rest of you should too. pipeworks ninja vs unicorn and pipeworks citra ninja.
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  15. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    Floyd IPA by Ruth McGowans is a great local IPA that no one seems to know about.
  16. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2012 New York
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    Hop Whoopin' by O'so Brewing Company in Plover, WI

    I've only had it a couple of times but I absolutely loved this beer. It makes me wish I could get back to WI more often. And I'm shocked that it's score is only 86.
  17. BrassHandles

    BrassHandles Initiate (42) Nov 22, 2012 Washington
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  18. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    Awesome! I'll pick up a pint the next time I'm shopping for skinny jeans!

  19. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Apex by Bear Republic, although it's technically a DIPA. I don't know if that was a "only brewed once" kinda deal or whatever, but it only has 159 reviews on BA, and I was lucky enough to find it on tap at the South Philly Taproom a while back. S*** is amazing.
  20. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Just had Simtra after drinking a Pliny. That gets my vote
  21. JohannBock

    JohannBock Aspirant (223) Jul 14, 2011 Virginia

    OT20 Double IPA from The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It's there house IIPA and it is one of the best things I've ever had
  22. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Simtra, Sculpin, Wookey Jack, Butcherstown Black, The Incredible Hop, Caldera IPA.
  23. beerboy9960

    beerboy9960 Aspirant (223) Jan 28, 2011 Oklahoma
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  24. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (326) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Ithaca Flower Power. Had a growler of it. Powerfully good!
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  25. Rimbimhoot

    Rimbimhoot Crusader (767) Sep 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Got to go local: Pipeworks Citra Ninja or Haymarket Mathias
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  26. alelover

    alelover Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Michigan

    thats what im saying.. go find this beer people!!
  27. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,527) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Really not fair , but Foothills Jade. Scores a 94, in house only. Some of the better stuff is regional only.
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  28. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,193) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  29. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Simtra is awesome.... my local stop just picked up 4 cases.
  30. Jips

    Jips Initiate (198) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois
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    Stormchaser, the summer seasonal from Free State. Centennial and Citra!
  31. alelover

    alelover Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Michigan

    a.. in t..? haha
  32. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    Schlafly AIPA. Fantastic beer. If it were brewed on the west/east coast it would cost twice as much. Also, Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA is pretty darn good also and nobody knows about that.
  33. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,637) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Mikkeller Single Hop Amarillo.
  34. beerwolf

    beerwolf Initiate (23) Feb 23, 2012 Washington

    Yep. Elevated was the star IPA of 2012, IMO.
  35. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    anything with "jade" in the name from Foothills. They also have a 100+ IBU 3.5% beer that is awesome.
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  36. siege06nd

    siege06nd Savant (946) Dec 29, 2009 Virginia
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    White Rajah out of Cleveland, OH and Orange Whip out of Falls Church, VA are two of the finest under-the-radar IPAs I've encountered.

    Oh and Evolution Lot No. 3 IPA.
  37. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Deep Ellum IPA is one of the best IPAs I have ever had
  38. jbarra101

    jbarra101 Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Texas
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    La Cumbre Elevated IPA...amazing stuff!!
  39. Duesler

    Duesler Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2012 Connecticut

  40. Rfunk

    Rfunk Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 California

    Just Outstanding IPA by Kern River is a great brew.
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