The best IPA no one knows about?

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  1. InlandTaipan

    InlandTaipan Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2009 California

    omnipollo Mazarin
  2. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Hell yes! LaCumbre Elevated IPA. Liquid Gold!
  3. terryg75

    terryg75 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012

    Columbus Brewing Co's Bodhi IPA is ridiculously good. It reminds me of Sculpin, but way better. Word on the street is that they will finally start bottling it in January. If they do, search high and low for it!
  4. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Citra PA by Odd Side Ales is very good.
  5. PetieP

    PetieP Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    This gal right here.

  6. sefus12

    sefus12 Aspirant (224) Sep 7, 2006 Kentucky

    Was coming here to say this. Great beer and one of my go-to IPAs here in Louisville.
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  7. jawneyt

    jawneyt Initiate (181) Mar 14, 2012 Wisconsin
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    All the IPAs/ APAs from TG are incredible. For those of you that can't roadtrip to HF.... make the trip out to Decorah... well worth while visit. You won't be disappointed.
  8. deadphish12

    deadphish12 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Washington

    Rhinelander Imperial Jack Double IPA
  9. Keithstone44

    Keithstone44 Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2011 Indiana

    Tasmanian IPA. Wow, it blew me away. It's now one of my favorite IPA's
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  10. BeerSocrates12

    BeerSocrates12 Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Texas

    I have to spread the local love. Deep Ellum IPA is great IPA not well known outside of Dallas....
  11. Craftonly23121

    Craftonly23121 Aspirant (247) Jun 28, 2011 Rhode Island
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    Those from the Midwest probably know about it but I'd say HopJuice Black by Two Brothers. One of the best Ive ever had
  12. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Horny Toad IPA, Mogollon. Not Best, but damned good.
  13. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Initiate (0) May 10, 2011 New York
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    After I walked out of the brewpub I would have said Devils Backbone 8 Point...after getting a bottle of it in trade I may regret that statement
  14. mbeamer182

    mbeamer182 Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA
  15. MoBitter

    MoBitter Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2005 California

    Mayflower IPA (Plymouth, MA)
    Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (Baltimore, MD)
  16. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Hoodoo, Midwest Wet Hopped IPA, from North Peak Brewing. Whew!
  17. patpbr

    patpbr Initiate (0) May 25, 2005 Ohio

    I really like Sacred Cow from Arbor Brewing Company. Its based in Ann Arbor Michigan. I know no way of getting it to Cincinnati
  18. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    I get growlers of IPA from a local vineyard/ brew house called westbend vineyards in lewisville NC. Doesn't even have a name and is very new. But a fresh growler for 15$ at 8.5 abv and it's very good.
  19. GeckoPunk

    GeckoPunk Initiate (163) Jul 29, 2012 Connecticut

    Galaxy Pale Ale - New England Brewing Co.

    Only served in growlers and on tap at a few local pubs... Although I love my Ghandi Bot, sometimes I'm more in the mood to drink this absolutely delicious concoction.

    What a shame for all those who have no access or distribution of this fine beer. :slight_frown: It is very disheartening.
  20. kismet

    kismet Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2011 Illinois

    another vote for schlafly tasmanian of the most easy drinkng, tasty beers around.
  21. inkdemention

    inkdemention Initiate (139) Nov 17, 2012 Nevada
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    here in las vegas we have big dogs brewing . they make the wardog double ipa. all killer no filler
  22. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

  23. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,148) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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  24. Migsro

    Migsro Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 Minnesota
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    Cigar City Jai Alai...all the way..
  25. canucklehead

    canucklehead Poo-Bah (2,464) Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

  26. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    I'm no expert on IPA by any means but i thought Fat Tug from Driftwood was really great. I see only 64 reviews on BA
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  27. TimJacob

    TimJacob Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012

    I think the Overhead is even better
  28. stig

    stig Initiate (150) Jan 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    Just came back from Portland and was floored by any IPA/IIPA from Boneyard Brewing. All delicious!
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  29. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    good beer but everyone knows about Sculpin
  30. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Flat 12 bierwerks, Indianaolis

    Half Cycle IPA
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  31. MoparGrease

    MoparGrease Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 California

  32. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (164) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Good call. I'd also throw in Rail Splitter from Triton, also out of Indy.
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  33. scoand

    scoand Initiate (67) Dec 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Size 7 from Steel Toe out of St Louis Park, MN
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  34. mindfuldave

    mindfuldave Devotee (491) Mar 22, 2011 New Jersey
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    Yeah overhead is awesome as well.
  35. draimegould

    draimegould Initiate (163) Feb 12, 2011 Missouri
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    Fresh Schlafly AIPA is stellar.
  36. HKemhorns

    HKemhorns Initiate (139) Apr 12, 2009 Texas

    Wow! I just read 6 pages of this thread hoping to be enlightened. A grand total of two of the beers mentioned are available in Texas.... Southern Star Pro Am '12, which was a limited that was brewed a couple of months ago and was totally amazing. Had one tonight and unfortunately, it's taken a serious dive.

    ...and Alpha Dog, which I bought the day it arrived at my store...very mediocre.

    Either I need to move, or I need access to better IPAs.

    Oh...and St Arnold Endeavour is world class.
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  37. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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    this is tasty for sure
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  38. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Laurelwood Workhorse
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  39. dgilks

    dgilks Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    This. This. This. Was lucky enough to have it last year when I was in LA and it was phenominal.
  40. TheBigLebrewski

    TheBigLebrewski Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012 Michigan

    A beer named "thai ipa" sounds like one i'd love to try. And a like for the Greenbush sampler.
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