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What's the best IPA brewed in your state?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Stinkypuss, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Curious to see what our BA's favorite IPA (or double IPA) is that is brewed in your state?
    Something many advocates would be very proud of, understandably..

    I live in Pennsylvania, rich of fine breweries, but I have made my choice. My favorite IPA would have to be Victory Dirtwolf. It is fantastic and stands up to just about anything out there.
  2. Mikecap

    Mikecap May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Parish Ghost in The Machine is the best IPA in Louisiana by far. It is also the best beer in the state period.
  3. BurgeoningBrewhead

    BurgeoningBrewhead Jul 18, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Seconding Victory, but with Hop Ranch. For me, it blows Dirt Wolf out of the water. Also it doesn't help that the Dec/Jan batch of Dirt Wolf was awful for some reason.
  4. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 May 14, 2013 New York
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    Double IPA: Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA
    IPA: Ithaca Flower Power
  5. vette2006c5r

    vette2006c5r Oct 14, 2009 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Easy for MN: Surly Abrasive Ale.
  6. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck May 7, 2013 Maine
    Beer Trader

    IPA- Maine Beer Company Lunch
    Double IPA- Rising Tide Calcutta Cutter
  7. AaronRodgersMVP12

    AaronRodgersMVP12 Jan 20, 2013 Wisconsin

    IPA= Lakefront IPA
    Double IPA= New Glarus IIPA
  8. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    For me in Wisconsin it would be a Belgian IPA called Bedlam from Ale Asylum. Brewed with Citra hops, a Belgian style yeast from here in the states and a whole lot of deliciousness!
  9. PeprSprYoFace

    PeprSprYoFace Feb 18, 2008 California
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    Cliche but I would have to say Younger, or Elder as the one you can find in bottles. Only one at a time when you can but it is an awesome IPA. Some people don't like it just because it is so popular but it is the best IPA around these parts
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  10. Hendry

    Hendry Mar 8, 2013 Vermont

    Lawson's Double Sunshine IIPA (#9 on BA top 250,deserves to be in front of Heady Topper)
    Lawson's Triple Play IPA (2011 Nat'l IPA Champion)
  11. ohiobrew

    ohiobrew Apr 27, 2013 Ohio
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    IPA: White Rajah
    IIPA: Hop Juju
  12. andyctree

    andyctree Apr 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    NoDa Hop Drop n Roll
  13. Zaphog

    Zaphog Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    IPA- Short's Hopstache
    DIPA- Kuhnhenn DRIPA
  14. Ohiolager

    Ohiolager Feb 19, 2014 Ohio

    wow. really. so many. but chillwave or commodore perry. GLBC Cleveland OH.
    kwakwhore, csoult, MacQ32 and 2 others like this.
  15. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    IPA: Fat Head's IBUsive
    IIPA: Fat Head's Hop Juju

    But really, I could list about 50 others that are almost as good.
    nc41, michaelg137, csoult and 4 others like this.
  16. EricTKole

    EricTKole Jan 4, 2014 Michigan
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    IPA: Bells Two Hearted Ale
    DIPA: Founders Double Trouble
  17. Druid_51

    Druid_51 Aug 11, 2013 Kentucky

  18. dldfan11

    dldfan11 Sep 1, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Pipeworks Citra Ninja or Half Acre Double Daisey Cutter...IL
  19. CPHunterJr

    CPHunterJr Jan 18, 2014 Illinois

    Currently living 50/50 in Michigan and Illinois

    Michigan: Two Hearted
    Illinois: Tough call but I'm going to go with Half Acre Space IPA

    Hometown is New Orleans. I havent had the pleasure of trying Parish Ghost in the Machine, but I know that NOLA Hopitoulas has been about the only local I can stand to drink when I've gone home for the past few years
  20. pjs234

    pjs234 Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    IPA: Fuzzy Baby Ducks
    DIPA: Gandhi Bot
  21. wborr82

    wborr82 Aug 20, 2013 Florida

    Easy: Jai Alai and it's variants. (White Oak Aged is fantastic and the Dry Hopped varieties are great as well.)
    Runner up: Swamp Ape
  22. mjstacker

    mjstacker Jul 3, 2013 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    Two of my favorites, but did you get to try any Maine Beer Co. "Dinner" last week? Right up there in the double conversation.
    soulkeeper1369 likes this.
  23. Benish

    Benish Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Not sure about IPAs but for Double IPA: Sproose Joose (now called Sproose per Black Husky Brewery).
    Danmullens1 likes this.
  24. Roguer

    Roguer Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    From Florida => Jai Alai.
    Live in CT => Gandhi Bot.

    Pretty easy choices, honestly.
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  25. frankd97

    frankd97 Dec 24, 2008 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Younger, Elder, Enjoy By....I also enjoy a Belching Beaver from time to time. Great aroma.
  26. JrGtr

    JrGtr Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I'm in Massachusetts. Does an IPL count? in which case it might be Mass Rising or Hoponius Union from Jack's Abby.
    Pretty Thing's Meadowlark is also really good.
    Admittedly there are some that are supposed to be excellent that I haven't had - Tree House brewing f'rinstance...
  27. Handyandy58

    Handyandy58 Aug 3, 2011 California

    Tradtional, widely available: 3 Sheeps - Really Cool Waterslides
    More local: Karben4 - Fantasy Factory
    Non-traditonal: Ale Asylum - Bedlam
  28. hockeypuck

    hockeypuck May 7, 2013 Maine
    Beer Trader

    I didn't get a chance to stop in and try it. I'm sure it's right up there based on the quality of all the MBC beers.
  29. Can-In-Hand

    Can-In-Hand Jul 9, 2013 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Session IPA- Carton Boat
    IPA- Kane Head High
    IIPA- Flying Fish Exit 16
    djrn2, antott0523, schteve and 12 others like this.
  30. craftabrew407

    craftabrew407 Sep 21, 2013 Florida

    Jai Alai.
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  31. timontheroad

    timontheroad May 9, 2011 Colorado

    IPA- Ska Modus Hoperandi
    DIPA- Odell Mycenary
  32. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer May 13, 2013 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    This ^
    *Kane Overhead honorable mention for DIPA*
  33. PhillyBeerGuy72

    PhillyBeerGuy72 Oct 4, 2013 New Jersey

  34. elkevo

    elkevo Dec 14, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    100% agree
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  35. elkevo

    elkevo Dec 14, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Doesn't get much better than this......PERIOD!!!
    nc41, ha-sheem, wcu80 and 2 others like this.
  36. DeFaz

    DeFaz Jun 30, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    IPA: White Rajah by The Brew Kettle
    Double IPA: Hop Juju by Fat Head's
    michaelg137, Jeffries55 and MichiBrew like this.
  37. McStagger

    McStagger Jun 2, 2005 California

    Hah. Hahahaha. I have no idea.


    IPA: Alesmith IPA
    DIPA: Lagunitas Sucks
    TIPA: Moylan's Hopsickle
    Session: Stone Goto
    #37 McStagger, Mar 20, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014
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  38. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Jan 29, 2014 Montana
    Beer Trader

    Montana-----Blackfoot River brewing single malt ipa
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  39. jaken0ss

    jaken0ss Nov 6, 2013 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Don't forget 077xxx
    ryanflc, pjvie, djrn2 and 1 other person like this.
  40. swfeidt

    swfeidt Jul 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    gotta go with the victory. Dirtwolf and Hop ranch. Couldn't really tell you which one I like better, but I think hop ranch is seasonal, but i'm not sure.
    oneeye and pep like this.
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