What is your IPA?

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  1. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Disciple (370) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    On hiatus: Sucks
    Price conscious (ie almost every day) Avery IPA
    In the mood for something stronger: Ruination

    Seasonal, right now: Avery DuganA
  2. glennhead

    glennhead Initiate (0) May 27, 2010 New York

    Obviously, HT when I'm in VT! Otherwise, Lagunitas Sucks or Founders Centennial IPA. I used to be a Flower Power addict, but I'm getting over it (too bitter aftertaste), so I moved to Founders, which seems a little less bitter, but still hoppy.
  3. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2009 Colorado

    Odell IPA
    Rickoil's Totally Eye-P-A
  4. primrose54

    primrose54 Initiate (143) Apr 7, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    1. headhunter
    2. Sculpin
  5. Zacp2110

    Zacp2110 Initiate (0) May 28, 2013 New Hampshire

    Smutty Finest Kind and Torpedos are my go to with hopnotch frequently thrown into the mix
  6. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (49) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    Racer 5, Founders Centennial, & Two Hearted > any (or better yet, ALL) of them
  7. lewisti

    lewisti Initiate (166) Nov 7, 2001 Connecticut

    just got back from a week in West Palm and I think I had at least one Jai Alai every day that's some good shit
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  8. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Two-Hearted and fresh Commodore Perry.

    Before I moved it was Columbus IPA and Head Hunter
  9. Huffaroma

    Huffaroma Disciple (327) Jan 2, 2012 Montana

    Ruination, and Hat Trick Hop
  10. kingjames1

    kingjames1 Disciple (310) Sep 17, 2004 South Carolina

    Local (growler): Sacred Heart IPA

    Non-local (bottle): Torpedo, Ranger
  11. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (3,003) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    My family lives in Palm Beach county, and I've been working them to get me some Jail Alai. It's fairly low distro down there, but they do get it...which is better than CT.

  12. More_Cowbell

    More_Cowbell Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2013 Washington

    Ruination and Racer 5 as I can get these all the time. If I had to pick a favorite that is more limited I would have to go with Hop Venom.
  13. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    From the US: Alesmith IPA
    Scotland: Cromarty AKA IPA
  14. RobM77

    RobM77 Initiate (153) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois

    Central Illinois has a new "micro brewery" in Savoy called Triptych. Out of the gate their beers were not great, but they've been learning and improving and their current offerings are quite good. Getting a lot of local play on tap around Champaign-Urbana, and their Galaxy IPA has been on tap at Crane Alley and this is one deliciously, fantastic beer!!!!! Great job, guys! Love to see a local operation be successful! I'll keep enjoying your product.
  15. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (474) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
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  16. infuturity83

    infuturity83 Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 Massachusetts

    I am absolutely going with Sixpoint's Resin here.

    I'm not one to bash insane-o hop bombs, as I occasionally enjoy them. However, I'm a huge fan of balance in a beer. I don't want any one feature to completely wreck my palate for the others.

    Resin may be the most balance DIPA I've ever had. Refreshing, smooth, beautiful.
  17. BeerRenter

    BeerRenter Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Just my 2p worth, but what about DogfishHead?
    I like Harpoon, and Stone rocks
    Confession; Ipa's not my thing.
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  18. BeerRenter

    BeerRenter Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    I did like So. Tier's (Utopia?)
  19. SerialTicker

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

    Racer 5 is great but hard to get fresh here in Michigan. Two Hearted is Michigan-made, and equally as good as far as I'm concerned. I've had plenty of tasty IPAs, but something about the flavors of Two Hearted and Racer 5 just make me all happy-like.
  20. LE_FEESH

    LE_FEESH Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2012 North Carolina

    Hoppyum all day long.
  21. deadxmastrees

    deadxmastrees Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2012 Washington

    Ninkasi's Total Domination used to be it but now its either Sculpin or Brew Free or Die
  22. jte1988

    jte1988 Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2010 Indiana

    Local IPA - Flat 12 Half Cycle

    National - Torpedo
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  23. WiscoBrewsco

    WiscoBrewsco Aspirant (286) Dec 7, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Sculpin and AleSmith IPA
  24. Mshull

    Mshull Devotee (444) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Just bought a sixer of hoppyum when I got into topsail, excited to try it
  25. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Zealot (507) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    Uinta Hop Notch IPA
    Victory Hop Devil Ale
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  26. 46and2

    46and2 Initiate (152) Mar 28, 2008 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Surly Furious (previous "go to")
    Summit Saga - Best beer value in the game, in my opinion.
  27. BBAVUSO21

    BBAVUSO21 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 New York

    Double Trouble every single time
  28. thehooksman

    thehooksman Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 North Carolina

    Since so many have picked Two Hearted, I'll pick my favorite double: Breckenridge 471 Small Batch.
    Also a local one for me: Natty Greene's Elm Street IPA
  29. SortaAmbivalent

    SortaAmbivalent Aspirant (216) Sep 11, 2005 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Ethos, Maximus and Two Hearted.
  30. DeanMoriarty

    DeanMoriarty Savant (936) May 9, 2010 California
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    Stone Ruination on a daily basis!
  31. Sippinonsizzurp

    Sippinonsizzurp Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2013 California

    Stone - "Enjoy By"
  32. Stokes_

    Stokes_ Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2013 Virginia

    GF West Coast and Hop Stoopid. There's better out there but none are available in my area.
  33. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Head Hunter

  34. addiwilliams

    addiwilliams Devotee (407) Apr 4, 2011 Virginia

    West sixth ipa...

    Definitely the best available near me year round
  35. JorSince88

    JorSince88 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2013 California

    1) Blind Pig
    2) Green Flash WC IPA
  36. spyder

    spyder Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2013 California

    Stone IPA
    Dust Bowl Hops of Wrath
  37. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (284) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    Samuel Smith
  38. RaggaD

    RaggaD Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2013 Florida

    Jai Alai
    Hop Gun
  39. BlakeAM

    BlakeAM Disciple (313) Nov 6, 2011 Illinois

    I've always been an IPA guy, but recently my two main "go-to" beers have been APAs (Dale's and Two Brothers Sidekick). I live near Two Brothers brewery, and fresh Sidekick is the as close to Zombie Dust in a can as I can get.

    There's a lot of great IPAs out there available on the reg (I'm thinking 6 packs here), but I find myself always going back to Two Hearted and Founders Centennial. Sculpin if I'm feeling like spending $15 on a sixer.
  40. mpalestino

    mpalestino Initiate (0) May 28, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    founders all day ipa
    stone ipa
    and yards ipa
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