What was your favorite beer from IPA Fest in Cyberspace (2021)?

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What was you favorite beer from the fest?

Poll closed Jun 2, 2021.
  1. Lawson's Finest Liquids (Little Sip IPA)

    17 vote(s)
  2. Breakside Brewing (@Portland IPA)

    10 vote(s)
  3. Against the Grain Brewery (Citra Ass Down)

    3 vote(s)
  4. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. (West Coast IPA)

    4 vote(s)
  5. New Realm Brewing Co. (Jacked 'Squatch)

    5 vote(s)
  6. Russian River Brewing Co. (Double Dry-Hopped Pliny the Elder)

    97 vote(s)
  7. Revision Brewing Co. (Social Fermentation)

    2 vote(s)
  8. Hop Butcher for the World (I Want To Believe)

    26 vote(s)
  9. DC Brau Brewing Co. (Sticky Find)

    10 vote(s)
  10. Lamplighter Brewing Co. (Rabbit Rabbit)

    5 vote(s)
  11. Drekker Brewing Co. (Clueless Wonder)

    20 vote(s)
  12. BeerThugLife (The Hop Boss)

    21 vote(s)
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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Like we saw with the last virtual beer fest, all of the fest beers have been trending for ratings since people start cracking them open. But what was your favorite beer from the fest? Vote now and feel free to share your thoughts too.

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  2. drac86

    drac86 Crusader (493) Jan 28, 2014 Indiana

    Tough to compare between Clear Night and Hazy Night and pick an overall winner... DDH Pliny and Little Sip were excellent on Night 1, and Clueless Wonder and Hop Boss were great on Night 2. Picking just one means I'm going with Pliny, but all four of those are in the conversation for me.
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  3. FBarber

    FBarber Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,989) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I voted Little Sip. It was the one IPA in that grouping that I'd drink regularly if I had access to it. DDH Pliny was #2, but Little Sip edged it out in my personal preference book.
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  4. donspublic

    donspublic Grand Pooh-Bah (3,356) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    For the life of me family always interferes with this, but I will keep supporting them. Having gone thru only a handful after the fact it is a tie between DDH Pliny and Lawsons.
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  5. Mr_Straw_hat

    Mr_Straw_hat Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2020 Ohio

    Loved all the beers not a bad one for me in the fest but my top three would be I want to believe, DDH Pliny and Little Sip. Makes me wish these brewery offering were available locally for my to buy regularly.
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  6. lisaaz

    lisaaz Aspirant (276) Jun 28, 2009 Arizona

    We're half way through the beers in random order (couldn't do the festival real time), but so far I'm going to have to say Citra Ass Down. Haven't had the Pliny yet.
  7. johnInLA

    johnInLA Pooh-Bah (2,274) Jun 12, 2005 California
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Friday: DDH Pliney
    Saturday: Clueless Wonder
  8. MokiAmalaki

    MokiAmalaki Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2020 California

    Hard to vote, loved them all for their differences. I like the Squatch, because I enjoyed the hop combos. I did not vote for Pliney, because I like the original soooo much, the double hop was good but just made me want original. I really did like listening to Vinney. But the squatch got me.
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  9. ovaltine

    ovaltine Grand Pooh-Bah (5,719) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    This one .....


    ..... which I happen to be drinking now. Let’s make this the “WIPAAYDN” thread!!!

    I keed, I keed. This is my favorite, though. I’ve had it before, and it’s as fantastic as I remembered it being. Some dank, some resiny pine, the subtle stone fruit referenced in the RR video, and a whole lotta bitterness to flow into a drying finish. The quintessential WCIPA, IMHO.
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  10. socon67

    socon67 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,479) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Gotta give it to DDH Pliny (and it appears I'm not alone). A hearty blast of hop resin, with the scent of pine cones, and the flavors of tropical fruit. Clearly a highlight of the event. Let's face it, RR still commands the hype.
  11. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Pooh-Bah (1,999) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Friday: Lawson’s Lil Sip
    Saturday: Drekker Clueless Wonder
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  12. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Pooh-Bah (1,999) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Overall winner for me was Drekker
  13. NMRer

    NMRer Initiate (0) May 25, 2015 New York

    Little Sip on night 1 and Sticky Find on night 2. Just loved how unique the latter was…
  14. CB_Michigan

    CB_Michigan Maven (1,436) Sep 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Pliny was tops overall. For night 2, I Want to Believe just barely edged out Clueless Wonder and The Hop Boss, but it was really close between those 3.
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  15. MBKnj

    MBKnj Initiate (0) May 5, 2015 New Jersey

    Breakside was the house favorite on Friday - so delicious. Lawson’s was really good, too. We loved all the beers on the second night. Number one on Saturday was Revision Social Fermintation followed by Lamplighter Social Fermentation.
  16. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Pooh-Bah (1,999) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Runners up for me: Friday-DDH Pliny the Elder, Saturday-Revision Social Fermentation
  17. jbertsch

    jbertsch Pooh-Bah (2,588) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts
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    My palate was blown by the time we got to Pliny. Wish we started with it because that may have changed my vote. I'd say Lamplighter was my favorite but that's slightly disappointing because I'd already had that one before.

    Surprised Revision only got one vote, I thought that one was in contention for best.
  18. erosier

    erosier Pooh-Bah (1,865) Sep 26, 2007 Connecticut
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    I think DDH Pliny the Elder was my favorite but it was pretty hard to pick one. Maybe I was just the most excited for that one, but it lived up to the hype for me. Little Sip was also excellent, so was The Hop Boss which was surprisingly sweeter than expected, and Weathered Souls West Coast IPA was awesome too. Great job on this @BeerAdvocate !
  19. BFCarr

    BFCarr Pooh-Bah (2,112) Feb 13, 2012 New Jersey
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    Winner: DDH Pliny the Elder
    Honorable Mention: Citra Ass Down

    Must say there wasn't a bad egg in that dozen!
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  20. tommystyles

    tommystyles Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2021 Oregon

    I really like the DC Brau submission - made me want to seek out other examples of the "DC Hazecore IPA" style. :slight_smile:

    Having lived in the north Bay Area previously and already having a long love affair with the OG Pliny, I agree with a previous poster that the DDH just made me want the original.

    Little Sip really impressed me. Didn't get my highest score, but I felt like it was better than the sum of its parts. Breakside was good, but I live in Portland, and I like some of their other IPA's better than this one (Wanderlust is my current fave there).
  21. Stevenss

    Stevenss Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2014 Wisconsin

    Please send more of each for further research. I enjoyed them all. My two favorites were Pliny and The Hop Boss (Pliny and The Hop Boss sounds like the name of a great buddy sitcom). Two very different beers, like comparing apples and oranges. I'm going with the Two-Stage DDH Pliny the Elder. It's a solid, well crafted, delicious beer that I could drink every day.
  22. puck1225

    puck1225 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,013) Dec 22, 2013 Texas
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    Beer Thug
    Clueless Wonder
    DDH Pliny
    Enjoyed the whole package!
  23. dug53

    dug53 Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2015 Alaska

    Thanks to everyone who put together an amazing festival! So many great beers. I spread mine out over a number of days so my palate could enjoy all of these incredible beers.

    My top 5 in the festival box
    Russian River
    Hop Butcher for the World
    New Realm
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