What's your favorite IPA? (2022)

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Love or hate 'em, India Pale Ales of all varieties currently dominate the craft beer scene and drain wallets dry every day. But today (Aug 4) is a day to celebrate. Why? It's IPA Day!


    So, what's your favorite IPA?

    (Feel free to jump on this same question on our socials too: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

    Hoppy IPA Day!
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  2. Domingo

    Domingo Grand Pooh-Bah (3,884) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    Comrade Superpower overall
    Lagunitas IPA for something I can drink every day
    Rumble would be my all-time fave if it was still made
  3. Peach63

    Peach63 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    So many good ones, it's hard to pick just one. Especially if IPA's are you favorite style.
  4. steveh

    steveh Grand Pooh-Bah (3,988) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    IPA Day? Hmm. I have a Torpedo and Dankful left from the SN Hoppy Pack.

    Decisions, decisions. :wink:
  5. oneeye

    oneeye Savant (1,002) Feb 17, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale or Fat Heads Head Hunter. If someone offered me a Celebration Ale or a Head Hunter, I would pick Celebration Ale. With it being a seasonal during the fall and winter months the rest of the year my favorite ipa would be Fat Heads Head Hunter.
  6. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,036) Feb 15, 2010 New York
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    If it was cheap and easily available or expensive and rare, my answer would still be Torpedo.
  7. bbtkd

    bbtkd Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,104) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    • Russian River Pliny The Elder - more bitter than I prefer, but quality
    • Dogfish Head 120 Minutes
    • Lupulin Strictly Illegal
    • Fair State Double Universe
    • Avery Double Digit
  8. Ranbot

    Ranbot Pooh-Bah (2,327) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Unquestionably, Bells Two-Hearted
  9. Reidrover

    Reidrover Grand Pooh-Bah (4,335) Jan 14, 2003 Oregon

    Every day...Boneyard RPM
    Seasonal.. Celebration
    Fresh Hop season. Fresh Hop Eliot ( Ex-Novo)
  10. Braunmeister_1943

    Braunmeister_1943 Pooh-Bah (1,999) Nov 22, 2020 Pennsylvania
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    Equilibrium “Wavelength “!
  11. BigIronH

    BigIronH Grand Pooh-Bah (3,526) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Most frequently consumed is Light Hearted Ale and it’s not even close. My highest rated IPA is undoubtedly a one off from HOMES. Probably my favorite NEIPA with constant availability would be “The Juice is Loose”; Transient Artisan Ales. Cheers.
  12. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Pooh-Bah (1,986) May 2, 2014 Kentucky
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  13. paulish

    paulish Pooh-Bah (2,878) Feb 2, 2014 New York
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    Strictly from refrigerator.
  14. Giantspace

    Giantspace Pooh-Bah (2,757) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I too loved Rumble, any other oaked IPA that gets distribution?

    Based on what I drink my favorites are
    Two Hearted

    Given more $ to buy what I want

    Head Hunter

    IPA I miss

    Original Columbus IPA
    SN Hop Hunter
    Weyerbacher Double Simcoe
    Mosaic Promise , in 15 packs

    I just started to drink Fiddlehead and see it’s available here now. My guess is it will be too much $ for me to buy. I’m already missing those $3 19.2 cans I had in NY

    I won’t have an IPA today as I’m working quite late and have a 7 hour turn around for Friday.

    #14 Giantspace, Aug 4, 2022
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2022
  15. Stormfield

    Stormfield Pundit (869) Feb 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Hill Farmstead Susan
  16. DrOfGolf

    DrOfGolf Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2019 Delaware
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    Torpedo ... Dankful ... Atomic Torpedo ... and seasonal Celebration from Sierra Nevada.

    Dogfish Head 120 minute

    Lagunitas IPA ... Lagunitas Maximus IPA
  17. Motorhate

    Motorhate Initiate (0) May 23, 2022 England

    The three best in my opinion are al English ...

    Fuller's Bengal Lancer India Pale Ale

    Shepherd Neame India Pale Ale

    Samuel Smith's India Ale
  18. budsNpils

    budsNpils Pooh-Bah (2,032) Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    Iv said it before I'll say it again.

    Yellow Rose IPA - Lone Pint Brewery
  19. Xerlic

    Xerlic Maven (1,362) Aug 26, 2016 New York

    Tree House Green.
  20. Domingo

    Domingo Grand Pooh-Bah (3,884) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    White Oak Jai Alai is the only one I know of. Napa Smith's Hopageddon is a stronger take on the concept, but I don't think they distribute anything very far if at all anymore.
  21. dcotom

    dcotom Grand Pooh-Bah (4,896) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    King SSSueee.
  22. ChicagoJ

    ChicagoJ Grand Pooh-Bah (3,881) Feb 2, 2015 Illinois
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Four Chicago IPA Stars


    Available Year Round in Chicago: Revolution Anti-Hero & Spiteful IPA
    Chicago Seasonals: Half Acre Navaja & Spiteful 10/9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA

    Four for the Road
    Available in Las Vegas & sometimes here: Beachwood Amalgamator & AleSmith IPA
    Favorites beyond Chicago & Las Vegas: Fat Heads IPA & Russian River Pliny the Elder

    You can buy me an Amalgamator, any old time.
    #22 ChicagoJ, Aug 4, 2022
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2022
  23. sefus12

    sefus12 Pundit (872) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    All-time fav: Sierra Nevada Celebration
    Year-round and available: SN Torpedo and Fiddlehead IPA
    Honorable mentions: Bells Two Hearted, Alchemist Focal Banger, Pollyanna Lexical Gap, and Fat Head’s Head Hunter
  24. TongoRad

    TongoRad Grand Pooh-Bah (3,826) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    In a world where I could get my favorite any time any where-
    Yellow Rose
    Head Hunter
    all hit the sweet spot for me.

    For what's regularly available it's probably Cape May Coastal Evacuation, especially when fresh.

    Maine Lunch is just too pricey per bottle to be a regular, but on draught it's one I'd never pass up.
  25. sefus12

    sefus12 Pundit (872) Sep 7, 2006 Massachusetts

    Lunch narrowly missed my list. Never buy it in bottles, but like you I won’t pass it up on draft.
  26. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Grand Pooh-Bah (3,260) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    All year: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Fat Head’s Head Hunter are neck and neck

    Seasonal: Fat Head’s Hop Juju

    I’m not considering beers I don’t regularly see here but like, e.g. Sip of Sunshine or Pliny the Elder, and only occasionally get because of the generosity of other Advocates.
  27. digitalflood

    digitalflood Maven (1,354) Feb 4, 2011 New York

    According to my ratings log its a tie (or close enough) between Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Rush Duck Remarkable Liquids 2nd Anniversary IPA.
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  28. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Savant (1,205) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I agree with MotorHate,
    Sammy Smith India ale.
    Domestic is Founder's Double Trouble, but it's never "in season" anymore.
    I'll drink a 2-Hearted, but I'm so worn out from it.
    Other than that, I'm sick n tired of them.
  29. dano213

    dano213 Savant (1,128) May 24, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Half Acre Vallejo
  30. Amendm

    Amendm Pooh-Bah (2,093) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Be Hoppy by Wormtown Brewery when I'm in New England and Jia Alai by Cigar City when I'm in Florida.

    These beers are available fresh and on draft, reasonably priced, true to style and a great value.
  31. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Maven (1,470) May 7, 2017 Utah

    The ever only 1 IPA on my mind. Waldos
  32. DVMin98

    DVMin98 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,219) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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  33. DVMin98

    DVMin98 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,219) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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    According to my ratings, Monkish "Stacking Chips" is my favorite IPA
  34. jkrich

    jkrich Pooh-Bah (1,842) Nov 1, 2001 Florida
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    There are so many good ones, but my favorite American IPA is Racer 5. As far as "English" Samuel Smith has a very good example as noted above.
  35. misteil

    misteil Pooh-Bah (1,603) Feb 21, 2019 Ireland
    Pooh-Bah Society

    I can’t pick a single one, but I got to shout out Whiplash, best brewery in Ireland making the best IPA in Ireland by a mile
  36. LampertLand

    LampertLand Pooh-Bah (2,772) Nov 2, 2011 Canada (BC)

  37. BillyRipp

    BillyRipp Initiate (52) Dec 18, 2021 Wisconsin

  38. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Grand Pooh-Bah (3,114) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    Hoppy IPA Day! Oh gosh. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Ithica Flower Power IPA, Bell's Two Hearted, Whitbread Pale Ale (snuck that one in). Too many favorites!
  39. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,164) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Bells Two Hearted

    But Lone Pint Yellow Rose is a close second - I just can't get it here.
  40. Shanex

    Shanex Grand Pooh-Bah (4,244) Dec 10, 2015 France
    Regional Mod Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    If I want to set the bar really high:

    Bells Two hearted, but that was via an international trade so… thanks @superspak

    Pliny the Elder and like above beside thanks to @beergoot

    Fresh Hops (Oregon) thanks to @John_M because I got them super fresh.

    As for more available IPAs I’ll have to go with Duvel Triple Hop Cashmere or Citra, Hopus or Houblon Chouffe hence Belgian ones.

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