What is your IPA?

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

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  1. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    There's none I can get all the time and love. What I love depends on where I am and what's fresh.
  2. LSUPT

    LSUPT Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 California

    Something I can always get fresh: Alesmith IPA,
    If it was distributed here: Furious or Odell IPA,
    Whenever I see it I buy it: any Alpine IPA, Hoppy B-Day at the top of the list even though it's an APA
  3. Dpgsox

    Dpgsox Initiate (15) Feb 1, 2010 Massachusetts

    Green flash West Coast
    Flower Power
    Union Jack
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  4. andylipp

    andylipp Zealot (549) Dec 8, 2006 Massachusetts

    Uinta Hop Notch has been my go-to lately. Fresh and delicious.

    And if I could get fresh Union Jack on a regular basis it would be my other. (And when it's not around, Finest Kind is in the mix as well.) So many tasty ones out there, though...
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  5. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    3 way tie. Maximus, bodhi, gubna
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  6. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (655) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Columbus. Only available to me a few times a year, but by the case. My favorite IPA

    Sweetwater is not available but its my next favorite

    Always available

    Flower power

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  7. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (655) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Dales is really an IPA.....

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  8. Johnny_Duck

    Johnny_Duck Disciple (346) Apr 19, 2013 Tennessee
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    Regardless of the style you call it, I'll call it delicious.
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  9. blackcompg

    blackcompg Defender (610) Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    I give mad props to Bell's Two Hearted, it is a nearly perfect IPA imho, and I would be very content if it were the only IPA ever to grace my fridge. It's also fairly reasonably priced, and available year round, and I buy it often ($9.49/6pk). But with that said, the IPA (actually DIPA) that I've always had in my fridge this entire year so far is New Belgium's Rampant - and I've got to say, this beer has grown on me significantly. And at $8.99/6xer and yr round availability (and always fresh at my local shop 1 minute up the road), I Always have this in my fridge.
    *I also rotate the latest Lagunita's products all year long, the Mariano's that is reasonably my house has all of their main stays and seasonal offerings at $8.49 a 6xer, sometimes on sale for $7.99 (= stock up time! - just recently finished up a case of Lil' Sumpin Wild)

    And if we're talking favorites? Well let's just say that my family from Kalamazoo is bringing my 2 cases of Bell's Oracle when they come to stay a few nights next weekend.
  10. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,225) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Whatever I haven't tried yet. I very rarely purchase the same beer more than a couple of times a year.
  11. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (127) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Dry Dock Hop Abomination
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  12. Casey3236

    Casey3236 Defender (695) Sep 14, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Can get everyday: Flower Power
    Can only get by trading but wish I could get everyday: Surly Furious
  13. iuindy2l

    iuindy2l Initiate (0) Mar 25, 2013 Indiana

    Fat Head's Headhunter. End of discussion.
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  14. dwoolley1

    dwoolley1 Devotee (451) Dec 16, 2009 New York
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    Flower Power
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  15. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    I came into this tread just to post Two Hearted Ale... You did it for me.
  16. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (198) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    That "extra" means about as much as Summit Extra Pale Ale, or Guinness Extra Stout...
  17. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Size 7 and Furious

    It kills me to leave 2H or Odell out.
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  18. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (181) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    Big Sky IPA. Great price, great beer.
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  19. averyclaire

    averyclaire Initiate (0) May 7, 2013 Minnesota

    1. Surly Furious - all around go-to
    2. Big Eddy Imperial - in the summer
    3. Harpoon - when I'm back east
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  20. kudos

    kudos Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2013 Florida

    Jai Alai
    Green Flash west coast IPA
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  21. JaymoNJ

    JaymoNJ Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2013 North Carolina
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    Flower power
    Perpetual IPA
    Head High

    Been enjoying the Kane growlers lately
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  22. SteveKotajarvi

    SteveKotajarvi Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2011 North Dakota

    Surly Furious
    Bell's Two Hearted
  23. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    RR Blind Pig
    Deschutes Inversion
  24. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (852) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Jai Alai
    Any homebrew IPAs I decide to make.
  25. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Couldn't agree more. I'd also have to throw in Torpedo as well. I can run 2 minutes up the road, one single right hand turn, and pick up Torpedo at my local 7-11. And I do... often. I prefer Two Hearted, but it's more like a 20 minute drive.
  26. rmaste6282

    rmaste6282 Aspirant (206) Apr 30, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Blind Pig
  27. Mr_McDoodles

    Mr_McDoodles Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2013 Massachusetts

    Right now Founders All Day IPA (looking at previous posts it seems I am not alone). Easy to drink, tastes good, can find it at a couple of local stores, comes in a sixer, and ok priced.

    Next would be probably Racer 5.
    Although if I could get Wormtown Be Hoppy in a sixer for a decent price, that would probably be my go to.

    I still have lots and lots to try, so this may change in the future/near future.
  28. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (189) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Head hunter. Seriously every time I drink it I'm so happy, for me it's nearly a perfect beer.
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  29. jds8411

    jds8411 Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2008 California

    Ballast Point Sculpin and Stone Ruination
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  30. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (9,693) May 5, 2010 Michigan
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Founders Centennial (it's a constant debate between this and two hearted for me, but I always seem to buy Founders much more)
    Stone IPA (always blows me away and is always available fresh, thanks Stone freshness project)

    Whenever I go to my parents house in Ohio: Head Hunter, White Rajah, and Columbus are always purchased . So those are my side quest IPAs I can't get here. Love all of them
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  31. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,307) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    DIPA - DFH 90 has the best balance
    IPA - Sculpin

    Now... you may discount my choices after I confess my great sin: I really dislike Two-hearted and have no idea why people rave about it.
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  32. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Big Eye IPA
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  33. ediaz

    ediaz Aspirant (211) Nov 23, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    used to be jai alai until CCB distro started blowing.
  34. ElijahRivera

    ElijahRivera Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2009 New York

    I'll second that.
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  35. GardenWaters

    GardenWaters Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Illinois

    Wow, I'm impressed with all the love/respect that Stone IPA is getting in this thread. It seems that most people forget that Stone even does a standard IPA, instead everyone is usually fussing over Ruination.
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  36. joeebbs

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I can't get this all the time as it's not distributed in PA but New Belgium's Ranger is delicious.
  37. pearljam118

    pearljam118 Aspirant (295) Jul 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Consistently and available
    1) Two Hearted
    2) Stone IPA

    Available but seem to be only great when super fresh
    1) Flower Power
    2) Sculpin

    Wish they were available but aren't
    1) Blind Pig
    2) Jai Alai
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  38. RichD

    RichD Champion (809) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Totally wish we could get Jai Alai and Two Hearted up here in Rhode Island, but we don't and I haven't tried either yet. Also, I think that Rhode Island is one of the few states that is missing a world class IPA that is produced in-state.

    With that being said, my 2 favorite readily available IPAs are, Lunch & probably 90 Minute.

    Honorable mention to those who are not readily available like Tree House's Julius which is probably my favorite all time IPA.
  39. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Torpedo and for the most part, Flower Power
  40. rozzom

    rozzom Defender (639) Jan 22, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    My favourite - HF Susan (but although I had this once in NYC, now this is pretty much limited to when I go to VT, and then, if it's available - a la the Friday before FOFA)
    I buy when it's available - Lunch
    I buy when I feel like an IPA - Flower Power
    I buy when I'm at the in-laws (Miami) - Jai Alai (used to get this in NYC, but not anymore - boo)
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