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Top Shelf IPAs

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by VncentLIFE, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. VncentLIFE

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    Odd thought I had. If you had to rank your top shelf IPAs. Ones that you can walk into almost any store and just grab, how would you rank them. Mine will be skewed because I visit NE OH often, so those will be included.

    1) Columbus Brewing Co. IPA
    2) Fatheads Head Hunter
    3) Sweetwater IPA
    4) Bell's Two-Hearted
    5) Ska Modus Hoperandi
     
  2. Danny1217

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    Jai Alai
    Two Hearted
    Stone Ruination
    90 Minute
    Hercules
     
  3. fmccormi

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    We're talking year-round, I'm assuming?

    1) Finestkind
    2) Flower Power
    3) GF West Coast IPA
    4) Ruination
    5) Tröegs Perpetual

    And then there's Torpedo. I feel like that's probably on everybody's list, whether they realize it or not—easy to forget about it / take it for granted.
     
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    1. Union Jack
    2. Double Jack
    3. Revolution Anti-Hero
    4. Crooked Tree
    5. Lakefront IPA

    Western Suburbs of Chicago
     
  5. fmccormi

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    Oh—for reference, my selection is coming from upstate NY.
     
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  6. InVinoVeritas

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    Here's my list from what I can locally get. However, if trade is open to conversation, this list would surely shift for Union Jake, Sweetwater, Heady and so on.

    1) Anderson Valley - Hop Ottin' IPA
    2) Three Floyds - Dreadnaught
    3) Bell's - Two Hearted
    4) Sierra Nevada - Torpedo
    5) Smuttynose - Finest Kind
     
  7. onemanarne

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    My rotation for the last while...

    GoodLife Descender IPA
    Ninkasi Total Domination
    Firestone Union Jack
    Fremont Interurban IPA
    Stone IPA
     
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  8. HokiesandBeer

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    Year around single IPA's you can easily find locally? Hmm...in no particular order.

    1. Bell's - Two Hearted
    2. Victory- Hop Devil
    3. Ithaca- Flower Power
    4. Alesmith- IPA
    5. FW - Union Jack
     
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  9. Guy-T

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    Lately it's been
    1) Lake Erie Monster
    2) Bells Two Hearted
    3) Red Hook IPA
    4) Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3
    5) Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
     
  10. frankthetank86

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    LBNY. in no particular order.
    1)Flower Power
    2)Sculpin
    3)Double Jack
    4)Lagunitas Sucks
    5)Ruination
    ya. i like imperials. so what. wannna fight about it:mad:lol
     
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    RR Blind Pig
    Kern River Just Outstanding
    Alpine Nelson
    Alpine Duet
    Ballast Point Sculpin

    Location: San Diego
    (Ok, I don't actually live there, but I wish I did.)
     
  12. TheMonkfish

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    Get out of my head!
     
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  13. BeerMeInStl

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    In no particular order:

    FW Union Jack
    Bell's Two Hearted
    Stone IPA
    Lagunitas Maximus
    Bear Republic Racer 5
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
     
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    1-Alpha King
    1-Insanity
    1-Hopslam

    Im done...good night lol
     
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    You have all those to trade I'm assuming?
     
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    Elevated and Susan stand out to me.
     
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    1) Heady
    2) Heady
    3) Heady
    4) Simtra
    5) Sucks
     
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    Ruination
    West Sixth
    Unearthly
    Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer Wolf (seems i can usually find one or the other)
    Lake Erie Monster

    In Central KY
     
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    Ruination
    Torpedo
    Union Jack
    Double Jack
    Stone IPA
     
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    Maine Beer Co Lunch
    Ithaca Flower Power
    DFH 60 Minute
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Victory Hop Devil
    Troegs Perpetual
    Bear Republic Racer 5
    Green Flash West Coast IPA
     
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    1) Kane Head High
    2) Flower Power
    3) Latitude 48
    4) Breckinridge Small Batch 471
    5) Victory Hop Devil
     
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  22. lucas1801

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    A lot of DIPA picks as usual in these threads. DIPA Ht,Citra, Galaxy and Double Sunshine
     
  23. djsmith1174

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    Surly Furious
    Bell's Two Hearted
    Founder's Centennial
    SN Torpedo
    Odell's IPA

    All based on year round IPAs. If we're talking about seasonals and DIPAs, then my list would change.
     
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  24. MCain04

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    DIPA or single?

    DIPA list:
    Heady
    PtE
    Galaxy Unicorn
    Double Jack
    Sucks

    IPA list:
    Zombie Dust
    Two-Hearted
    Anti-Hero
    Union Jack
    Alpha King
     
  25. cjoc83

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    So this is a list of year rounder favorites that are available in our area, right?
    West Chester, PA
    (In no particular order)
    Double Simcoe
    Hop Wallop
    Bengali Tiger
    Flower Power
    Red Racer
     
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    MN-he'brew hop manna; surly furious; sierra nevada torpedo; victory hop devil; sierra nevada celebration; hop stoopid
















    manna
     
  27. jasonmason

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    Green Flash West Coast IPA
    SN Torpedo
    Ruination
    KRBC Just Outstanding
    Racer 5
     
  28. IamMe90

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    You have Zombie Dust, Pliny and Heady on this list. You cannot find two of those three beers on the shelves in any place where you can find the other...
     
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  29. 510a

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    Ruination
    Fat Tug
    Descender
    Pliny
    Hop Henge
    Sucks
     
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  30. zestd

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    Ninkasi Tricerahops
    Deschutes Hop Henge
    Widmer's Falconer IPA (Rotator series)
    Stone Ruination
    SN Torpedo
     
  31. warrenout330

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    Ne Ohio selection

    1. Head hunter
    2. white rajah
    3.columbus brewing ipa
    4. Sculpin
    5. Anit-hero
     
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  32. bismarksays

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    In Iowa, restricting to myself lto what I can get canned/bottled (sorry Toppling Goliath...for now)
    Bell's Two Hearted
    Founder's Centennial
    Stone Ruination
    Summit Saga
    Lakefront IPA
    Of course, I would never turn down a Ranger, Torpedo, or Green Flash West Coast IPA either.
     
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    FW Double Jack
    Flower Power
    ST 2xIPA
    Smuttynose Big A
    He'Brew Lenny's RIPA
     
  34. mjryan

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    Town Hall Masala Momma.
    Surly Furious.
    Lift Bridge Hop Dish.
    Summit Saga.
    Lucid Foto.
     
  35. ThirstyFace

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    Sculpin
    Double Jack
    Shed IPA (English style)
    Green Flash WCIPA
    Ithaca Flower Power
    Kelso Industrial Unfiltered
     
  36. Trevdawg

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    Edward
    Abner
    Heady
    Flower Power
    Hoponius
     
  37. sirsteve42

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    Flower Power
    Union Jack
    bengali tiger
    Port Jeff IPA
    Kelso industrial
     
  38. MatthewPlus

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    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Cigar City Jai Alai
    Stone Ruination
    Oskar Blues Gubna
    Bells Two-Hearted
     
  39. sefus12

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    Here's my list from Louisville, KY

    1- SN Torpedo
    2- Bell's Two Hearted
    3- West Sixth IPA
    4- Founders Centennial
    5- Stone Ruination

    Side note- We get 3Floyds and Green Flash as well, but some combo of availability or freshness forces me to leave them off the list.
     
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    you can if you travel like I do. be jealous.
     
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