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Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by BoJangles, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. mike_v_sardina

    mike_v_sardina Initiate (148) Apr 12, 2012 Vermont

    Port Brewing Wipeout
    Pizza Port San Clemente Pseudo IPA
  2. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Meyvn (1,395) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
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    Flower power , sculpin with headhunter close behind.
  3. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (329) May 16, 2012 New York
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    Green Flash West Coast I.P.A. & Smuttynose Finest Kind
  4. kpanter

    kpanter Aspirant (201) Nov 25, 2012 Florida
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    CCB Jai Alai (prefer the Humidor Series if that's available)
    Green Flash West Coast IPA

    ^my top 2 currently. About to try Heady in the coming weeks, and I feel like Pliny always deserves a mention (although I know both are 2x IPAs)

    Great thread!
  5. peter831

    peter831 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 California

    Second the recommendation for Tap It IPA out of SLO.
    Rudd Awakening IPA (Old schoolhouse brewing)
  6. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (850) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Jai Alai. Oak aged Jai Alai.
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  7. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (3,142) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    Fuzzy Baby Ducks and hmmm...Lunch or Blind Pig...I will go Lunch
  8. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Plenty of great ones.

    I guess I'd say Racer 5 and Two Hearted.
  9. Chas58

    Chas58 Initiate (185) Oct 21, 2010 New Jersey

    Jai-Alai and Union Jack
  10. mackeyse

    mackeyse Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    Flower Power
  11. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Two Hearted and Head Hunter
  12. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    I'll go with Stone IPA and Sierra Nevada Homegrown Estate Ale as my top two.
  13. Larkin4beer

    Larkin4beer Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012

    Union Jack and Blind Pig
  14. dbc5

    dbc5 Devotee (472) Jun 18, 2009 Arizona
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    White Rajah and Head Hunter. Ohio has really stepped up in the IPA department.
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  15. SouthAtholSuds

    SouthAtholSuds Initiate (173) Nov 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    1. Union Jack
    2. Uinta Hop Notch
  16. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    Flower Power
    Sculpin (draft only)
  17. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (1,505) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Fat Head's Head Hunter
    Bell's Two Hearted
  18. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Zealot (533) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    I've only had Sculpin twice, but of those two times I would rate it first.

    Of the IPA's I've had multiple times, I would put 2 hearted and Victory HopDevil on top.
  19. sweatervest27

    sweatervest27 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2009 Ohio

    Head hunter and white oak jai alai
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  20. rolandboy

    rolandboy Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

    two hearted and centennial.
  21. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Flower Power and Meadowlark
  22. Auror

    Auror Defender (636) Jan 1, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Exactly this.
  23. Gosox8787

    Gosox8787 Meyvn (1,048) Jan 24, 2009 New Hampshire

    If I had to pick two, I am going local. A big portion of that is that I know I am getting them fresh, but also they are both tasty beers.

    HF Riwaka
    Portsmouth 5C's IPA
  24. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    Sculpin IPA
    Columbus IPA

  25. GreenCoffee

    GreenCoffee Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2012 Illinois

    1. Revolution Anti-Hero
    2. FW Union Jack
  26. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Aspirant (270) Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Blind Pig and Flower Power
  27. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Aspirant (225) Nov 22, 2011 Florida
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    Sweetwater IPA
    Jai Alai
  28. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (370) Jan 27, 2008 California
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    Aroma Coma
    Blind Pig
  29. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (96) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    really like Stowaway from Baxter. Lunch from ME. Sierra Nevada Hemisphere series. Flower Power.
  30. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (367) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    Fat heads head hunter
    Alpine Nelson
  31. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Hop devil
    Two hearted
  32. Rymar9

    Rymar9 Aspirant (270) Jan 24, 2011 South Carolina
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    Foothills Jade
    Alpine Nelson
  33. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    This exactly.
  34. eagles22

    eagles22 Aspirant (251) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    1.selins grove Snafu IPA
    2.Selins grove IPA
  35. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,483) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Let me add another; Founders Harvest. I can come up with 10 easy and I didn't even mention Head Hunter and Columbus.
  36. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (189) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    head hunter
    two hearted
  37. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (121) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,483) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I like Sculpin, but there are at least 10 better on "my" list, Personal preferences and all. The old Sculpin was great, then something changed, maybe the volume they're cranking out hurts it a bit, but obviously still very good.
  39. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Obviously meaning the stuff I can get all the time, otherwise this would be different:
    Two Hearted (B) and a tie for 2 (sure, it's a cop out!) All Day IPA (Founders) and Ranger (NB). Just based on volume.

    (O'Dells IPA, for one example would be in the glass around here a lot...if I could get it!)
  40. Mcconaughy

    Mcconaughy Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2010 California

    My two fav IPA's
    1. Pliney the Elder
    2. Stone Enjoy by
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