What's the best IPA brewed in your state?

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  1. jjchristiano

    jjchristiano Aspirant (229) Sep 24, 2009 New Jersey

    KANE Head High - New Jersey
  2. drewskalicious

    drewskalicious Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2012 Georgia

    Gotta hit up on that CC Cosmik Debris- had some from my work's growler bar tonight and it is like Tropicalia on steroids, but those than don't shrink your privates. It's 8.5%, and I feel like I could drink a few snifters (actually, pint glasses) of this.
  3. joe1510

    joe1510 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2006 Illinois

    Being from Chicago and seeing the hate that has gotten poured on Goose Island for the AB acquisition I still drink their beer as much as I have before, maybe a little less Honkers but still.

    Since Cigar City was purchased, do you still feel the same way about their beer as you did previously? This is all very interesting to me.
  4. jssf

    jssf Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2015 California

    Not counting breweries which don't distribute, bottle or can (often) like Cellarmaker or Fieldwork, I'm shocked to say my current vote is for Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis. Mother Earth Boo Koo is also super. And El Segundo Mayberry.
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  5. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,656) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Elevated---DAMN SKIPPY!!!
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  6. Sheppard

    Sheppard Meyvn (1,400) Mar 16, 2013 Virginia

    Congress St IPA.
  7. connecticutpoet

    connecticutpoet Poo-Bah (2,183) Jun 10, 2004 Connecticut

    Although I have not yet had it, it seems like the big consensus for Connecticut would be Sip of Sunshine. I know Lawson's is out of Vermont but SoS is brewed right here in Connecticut. Where it's damn near impossible to find. I've been hunting for months with no success.
  8. dprice

    dprice Initiate (132) Feb 24, 2014 Delaware

    DFH 90 min
  9. ChloeJMK

    ChloeJMK Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2016 Michigan

    Bell's Two Hearted! Oh shit...it could also be Founders Centennial. It's really hard to decide when you live in Michigan :-D
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  10. jdhops

    jdhops Initiate (169) Dec 30, 2011 Tennessee

    Southern Grist Juice Line
    Bearded Iris Homestyle
    Smith & Lentz Double IPA
  11. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (738) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island

    Ugh, maybe Scream? Wisconsin is not really killing it in the IPA race. Solid stouts, great sours, excellent wilds/fruits, decent browns, but we don't really have an IPA that's going to make your head spin.
  12. scxcrunner

    scxcrunner Zealot (559) Aug 24, 2013 Massachusetts

    TH Juice Machine!
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  13. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Devotee (410) Nov 29, 2012 New York

    Other half All Green Everything
  14. PhilsPils

    PhilsPils Disciple (300) Feb 11, 2010 Texas

    I have tried many (make of that what you will!):wink: and in Texas, Yellow Rose from Lone Pint in Magnolia is absolutely world class.
  15. PhilsPils

    PhilsPils Disciple (300) Feb 11, 2010 Texas

    I didn't consider double IPAs in my vote, otherwise Hop Delusion would be a contender. I also would never turn down an Elissa but next to Yellow Rose? sorry St Arnold's...
  16. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (1,973) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    Melvin. They put out some great IPAs and DIPAs. Now that they're starting to distribute more will find out about them. Colorado already knows!
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  17. unhyped

    unhyped Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Oregon

    I've tried the 2x4 by Melvin and I have to say its deffinetly one of the best iPas I've ever had. They will start distributing to Oregon in August and I can hardly wait.
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  18. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,299) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona

    this is a tough one to answer, so i'll just say off the top, double daisy cutter by half acre on tap if you can!
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  19. cbcrunch

    cbcrunch Poo-Bah (1,973) Jan 21, 2012 Wyoming

    So far, all I've had have been outstanding.
  20. Raidersox

    Raidersox Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2016 Pennsylvania

    Changed in what way? I've only been drinking craft for a relatively short time so I might be missing something here, please enlighten me.
  21. ClePaul

    ClePaul Zealot (580) May 30, 2013 Ohio

    I'll go Columbus Bodhi if Im picking one.... with White Rajah and Fat Heads Hop Juju and Hop stalker all also in my 'Favorite' rotation.
  22. ClePaul

    ClePaul Zealot (580) May 30, 2013 Ohio

    Loved that movie too... Tom Hanks was awesome in it!:rolling_eyes:
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  23. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
    Society Trader

    Maybe not the best, but the best one I've had is TG Pompeii.
  24. Beer21

    Beer21 Champion (848) Oct 17, 2010 Florida

    FLORIDA: Sunshine City IPA from Green Bench brewing. Terrific!

    Jai Lai and Big Nose are a close second and third.
  25. CanadianBacon

    CanadianBacon Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2015 Canada (QC)

    Well it's not a state but Le Castor's Yakima IPA here in Quebec! cheers!
  26. Travitten

    Travitten Disciple (381) Feb 8, 2014 Iowa

    Are we counting APAs?

    When brewed in Decorah, Pseudosue is my favorite. There is just something in that Decorah water.

    Ps. Watch out for Pulpit Rock and Lion Bridge in Iowa. They are producing some world class brews.
  27. SerialInebriate

    SerialInebriate Initiate (0) May 16, 2004 Montana

    Blackfoot Single Malt IPA , Helena Mt
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  28. Shermski

    Shermski Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2014 Colorado

    You all just wait. Weldwerks Juicy Bits for Colorado right now.
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  29. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Zealot (524) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    Probably Lot #3 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company.
  30. moonbrews

    moonbrews Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2010 Virginia

    Wish I could get them in VA. Had the 2x4 and Shaolin DIPA when I was in Boulder 2/4. Two of the best IPAs I've ever had.
  31. ArsMoriendiOU818

    ArsMoriendiOU818 Zealot (554) Nov 5, 2013 Virginia

    I'm gonna go with Other Half's Second Anniversary IPA, though since that's a one-off and assuming the following comes back, I'll go with All Citra Everything.
  32. Grindelvasdrum

    Grindelvasdrum Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2015 Kentucky

  33. slipkrash

    slipkrash Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2006 New Jersey

    Coastal is hard to stop drinking, once you've had one or two.
  34. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (1,847) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Forgotten Boardwalk Shore Shiver.
  35. balmand

    balmand Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Nice to see Cape May getting some love in here! Didn't expect to see anyone pick them. I'm a bigger fan of City to Shore than Coastal, though. White Caps was just released and that's pretty damn good too.

    ODub still gets my vote for best in NJ, however.
  36. AWA

    AWA Disciple (320) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I'm pretty sure I've already replied, but oh well.
    I still love Alpine Nelson. And firestone double jack. And Waldos special ale is stupid good. Wait, does this include double IPAs? This is way too hard.
  37. Jaxbeerdude

    Jaxbeerdude Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2014 Florida

    Yeah man I'm with you. As long as they continue to produce the same quality product, I'll continue to buy it. I have Jai Alai nearly every evening. And I still line up on Black Friday to buy Bourbon County.

    I understand breweries wanting to expand and deliver their product to a wider audience, and I can't say that I blame them. I'm not as concerned with where the money to do that comes from as long as they keep creative/quality control and the local workers keep their jobs. I live in Jacksonville and We have an AB brewery here. I think people forget that no matter who owns these companies, they still provide a hell of a lot of local jobs. I never hear anyone mention that.
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  38. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (133) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Currently it is Vine Shine by Magnify.
  39. roachkid40

    roachkid40 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 Georgia

    Just came back from a tour at Cigar City a couple weeks ago. Finally got to taste the Jai Alai white oak. The stuff is straight gold! Ended up buying a few 4 packs of it!
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  40. DVMin98

    DVMin98 Poo-Bah (3,573) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
    Moderator Society Trader

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