Top American IPAs & Imperial IPAs

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

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  1. khall62

    khall62 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2010 New Jersey

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Victory Hop Devil
  2. WesM63

    WesM63 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2011 Ohio

    This sounds like a trick question.

    The three Ohio IPA's are hard to beat. Columbus IPA, Head Hunter and White Rajah. Then again, super fresh draft Perpetual IPA is outstanding.
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  3. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

  4. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Societe The Pupil
    Alpine Nelson
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  5. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    1. Two Hearted
    2. Blind Pig

    3a. Finest Kind
    3b. Union Jack
  6. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Blind Pig
    Just Outstanding
  7. meanmutt

    meanmutt Crusader (716) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    Head Hunter
    Racer 5
  8. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (568) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    1. Chinooker'd
    2. Union Jack
  9. blackcompg

    blackcompg Defender (610) Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    Right now Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye and Firestone Union Jack, honorable mentions:
    - Bell's Two Hearted
    - Founders Centennial
    - Lagunitas Sucks
    - Sierra Nevada Celebration
    - Bear Republic Racer Five
  10. jbarra101

    jbarra101 Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Texas

    La Cumbre Elevated IPA and Bear Republic Racer 5
  11. bsnone

    bsnone Aspirant (245) Nov 22, 2012 Arizona
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    Bells Two Hearted Ale, Union Jack IPA.
  12. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 California

    Aren't Pliny and Heady doubles?
  13. MexicanSkittel

    MexicanSkittel Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2010 California

    But I'd have to go with blind pig, and flower power
  14. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2008 Ohio

    Flower Power and Sculpin
  15. BCross

    BCross Aspirant (226) Nov 20, 2011 Washington
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    Black Raven- Trickster IPA
    Old School House- Ruud Awakening
  16. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    Modus Hoperandi
    White Rajah
  17. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,029) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Sculpin & Head Hunter.

    Honorable mentions go to..... Flower Power, 2 Hearted, Founders Harvest, Columbus IPA, Smutty, Zombie Dust, Lavery Dulachan.
  18. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Flower Power & Surly Wet
  19. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Nelson and Citra Ninja.
  20. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    single IPAs, man. Both of those are DIPAs.
  21. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Harpoon. Because I was drinking it during the 05 and 09 unc national championships. And stone. Because its the best single for the $$.
  22. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,616) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    1. Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    2. The Kernel Suke Quto Coffee IPA

    For less obscure, year-round offerings, I'm partial to Furious and Odell's.
  23. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (217) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Three Floyds Dreadnaught. Current number two, the brew kettle white rajah.

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (682) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA and Three Floyds Zombie Dust. If Zombie Dust is cheating, Ale Asylum Bedlam. If a Belgian IPA is cheating, Surly Wet. If a wet-hopped IPA is cheating, Odell IPA.
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  25. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Stone and Two Hearted.
  26. Beerandboards

    Beerandboards Devotee (462) Nov 6, 2012 New Mexico
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    La Cumbre Elevated
    Stone IPA

    DFH 60min would be number 2 if it were available here
  27. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,413) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Alpine Duet
    KR Just outstanding
  28. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (524) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Titan and Celebration.
  29. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    2 Hearted
    Racer 5

    both terrific beers
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  30. Vonerichs

    Vonerichs Poo-Bah (1,638) Sep 1, 2008 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Two Hearted
    Union Jack
  31. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (370) Jan 27, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Great choices if this thread was about IIPA's.

    And it's Pliny...
  32. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,800) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    1) Maine Beer Co. Lunch
    2) Blind Pig
  33. ashwill6

    ashwill6 Initiate (0) May 22, 2012 Ohio

    Zombie Dust and White Rajah hands down! I might be a girl, but I'm a hophead!
  34. jimilayne

    jimilayne Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    1. Blind Pig
    2. Speakeasy Big Daddy
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  35. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,969) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    This is my answer exactly.
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  36. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (579) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    it is difficult to have a top two but I would definitely have to put
    the Elevated IPA from la cumbre up there and always like Hollister Brewing Pope IPA
    definitely have to mention Kern river Just outstanding and flower power
    guess that a few more than two lol as for single ipa's but there are a lot of good dipa's
  37. BMitch

    BMitch Initiate (170) Jul 10, 2012 Virginia
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    Union Jack
    MBC Lunch

    So anyone gonna go through all the posts and tally up the "winner"?
  38. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Initiate (172) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Fat Head's Head Hunter and Bell's Two Hearted
  39. thepeter

    thepeter Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Kernel Citra is the Best IPA I have ever tasted. Heavy Sea's Loose Cannon is another favorite of mine.
  40. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Flower Power & Two Hearted.

    Honorable mentions to Troeg's Perpetual and Victory HopDevil.
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