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What is your IPA?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nickapalooza86, Aug 29, 2013.

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  1. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    Ya I know, another IPA preference thread.... I am at home hanging out with my 5 month old little man having a Two Hearted while Nathan (my 2 and half year old) and Samme (my beautiful wife) head to Sesame Street Live... It dawned on me "I could only drink Two Hearted and be ok in my IPA life!"

    Do not get me wrong I love variety.

    So the question is what is your IPA (of 2 IPAs)?

    I do not want you to list 70 IPAs you love. Just one or two you can get all the time and love.

    1. Two Hearted
    2. Lakefront IPA

    Cheers.
     
  2. Rekrule

    Rekrule Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Stone IPA, Smutty Finest Kind.
     
  3. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    Stone IPA & Lagunitas Maximus
     
  4. Roguer

    Roguer Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Jai Alai, Flower Power - neither of which are available here. Fortunately, there are plenty of other great IPAs available. :)
     
  5. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Apr 13, 2002 Georgia
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    Sweetwater ipa, stone ipa......ehhh for now anyway.
     
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  6. Warlocks-Passage

    Warlocks-Passage Jul 4, 2013 California
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    Blind Pig- Russian River
     
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  7. shamrock071521

    shamrock071521 Aug 23, 2012 Michigan

    Bell's Two Hearted
    Short's Huma Lupa Licious

    I go back in forth constantly on which one is my favorite, right now I'd probably say Two Hearted.
     
  8. Mohican88

    Mohican88 Jan 20, 2010 Ohio
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    Columbus IPA, no need for 2.
     
  9. purecarver

    purecarver Jul 30, 2010 California

    Racer 5 is the go to - always! Stone Ruination and Ballast Sculpin are a close second. Did I just leave out Pliny!?!
     
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  10. stevenc1311

    stevenc1311 Oct 20, 2007 Georgia

    I usually go with Sweetwater since it's a good IPA and local.
     
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  11. 30-06pack

    30-06pack Jul 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Evolution lot 3
     
  12. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I'd have to go with Two Hearted, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, or Stone IPA. But when Gubna and Hoptimum are around, they are my go to!
     
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  13. victory4me

    victory4me Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    1. Ithaca Flower Power
    2. Firestone Walker Union Jack
     
  14. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Jan 4, 2013 California
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    Aroma Coma, Two-Hearted.
     
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  15. utopiajane

    utopiajane Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Flower Power
    Elysian Space Dust
     
  16. dedbeer

    dedbeer Jun 23, 2013 Illinois

    Racer 5 and Stone IPA. If we're counting doubles Arctic Panzer Wolf, although I couldnt drink that everyday without burning off my taste buds :D
     
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  17. Bsetz

    Bsetz Aug 29, 2013 Missouri
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    1. O'dell IPA
    2. Tallgrass Ethos
     
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  18. Potatocrawler

    Potatocrawler Jun 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Year-round = Hopdevil
    Seasonal = Alchemy Hour
     
  19. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    My IPA is Two Hearted. Coincidently, Two Hearted is the IPA.

    I could only drink Two Hearted and be okay in my beer life.
     
  20. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    Green Flash - always available

    Sculpin
     
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  21. smutty33

    smutty33 Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Readily avail. I.P.A.?

    Smuttynose Finestkind

    Ithaca Flower Power

    Cheers
     
  22. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    One's I can get everyday: Two Hearted Ale/ Caldera

    My favorites : HF Susan / Zombie Dust ya its an APA.
     
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  23. Siriusfisherman

    Siriusfisherman Aug 23, 2011 Colorado

    Stone IPA
    Snake River Pako's IPA
     
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  24. rgfellow

    rgfellow Feb 9, 2013 New Mexico

    Odell IPA (my everyday)
    Elevated IPA (my treat)
     
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  25. ScottyG

    ScottyG Jul 12, 2013 Michigan

    1. Founders All Day IPA
    2. Short's Huma Lupa Licious
     
  26. hnandez

    hnandez Jun 5, 2013 California

    Sculpin
    Green Flash Imperial
     
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  27. kingofhop

    kingofhop May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Torpedo. I don't have to wander far and wide to find it. It doesn't break the bank. Tastes good, pretty filling.

    *asterisk* technically an "extra" IPA.
     
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  28. keithm61

    keithm61 Nov 22, 2011 North Carolina

    Green Man & Racer 5
     
  29. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue May 1, 2011 Maine

    Those are mine as well.
     
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  30. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Does availability factor into it?

    If not
    Blind Pig (not distributed in NJ)
    Lunch (distributed here but hasn't been on the shelf in months)

    If it does:
    Kane Head High
    Flower Power
     
  31. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    1. Jai Alai
    2. Zombie Dust

    And yes I consider ZD to be an American IPA. Bite me FFF.
     
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  32. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Stone IPA and Kane Head High.

    **Damn it's hard to pick only two!
     
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  33. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Snake River Pako's and Odell IPA.
     
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  34. jkd03c

    jkd03c May 19, 2013 Florida

    1. Jai Alai
    2. Sculpin
     
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  35. Gtreid

    Gtreid Mar 27, 2008 Florida
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    Jai Alai
    Two hearted
     
  36. mjryan

    mjryan Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Summit Sagá and Town Hall Massala Mama.
     
  37. rgordon

    rgordon Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    My go to is Foothills Jade (and Hoppyum). Uinta Hopnotch is a great deal, Lagunitas IPA is different but good, and Ballast Point Sculpin hits those special spots. I also really like Smuttynose Finest Kind. OK, Jade and Hopnotch!
     
  38. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Nov 17, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Arbor Brewing Buzzsaw
    Lagunitas IPA
     
  39. EBeckett3

    EBeckett3 Jul 24, 2013 New Jersey

    Always available: DFH 60 & Victory Hop Devil
     
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  40. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Two Hearted for sure, doesn't hurt that I can get it even at the corner store across the street...

    Would drown myself in Flower Power if I could, along with others that don't make it here.
     
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