What's your go-to IPA?

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,254) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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    I recently asked this question on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, but let's hear from the forum too.

    What's your go-to IPA?

    Me: Probably Swami's from Pizza Port. It's an old-school West Coast IPA that I can always find fresh at the grocery store for around $11.99-14.99 for a 6-pack of 16oz cans.
     
  2. jonphisher

    jonphisher Grand Pooh-Bah (3,436) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Fresh Squeezed from Deschutes, if its too old I go local, Cape May IPA. Both currently in the fridge :beers:

    Cape May has this super pungent orange zest aroma to it, taste is very orange forward to, it is super refreshing and has a nice bite.
     
  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Grand Pooh-Bah (3,274) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    My go to pale ale is daisy cutter. It hits all the ipa notes for me, and is about as much an American pale ale as zombie dust or SNPA. If that doesn't count, the Alpha King.
     
  4. teromous

    teromous Grand Pooh-Bah (3,088) Mar 21, 2010 Virginia
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    Right now it's Two Hearted from Bell's. It's a solid beer that I can usually find fresh in both cans and bottles, that doesn't break the bank. Very enjoyable.
     
  5. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Grand Pooh-Bah (5,542) Aug 12, 2007 California
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    Head Hunter for the "head" hunter. Probably. Most likely. Yeah, that's my answer for now. Much love, Todd! Peace...
     
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  6. beer_beer

    beer_beer Pooh-Bah (2,162) Feb 13, 2018 Finland
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    Good question. Don't know why I still haven't got go-to beers, experimenting wildly.
     
  7. backwash

    backwash Aspirant (264) May 26, 2021

    This makes me wonder what PP does differently - that this price point is acceptable to them and pays the bills yet other breweries charge $20 / 4 pack. Now if they'd just can Poor Man's DIPA....
     
  8. dcgunman

    dcgunman Pooh-Bah (2,608) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Beachwood Amalgamator the Gator.
     
  9. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,058) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    I don't have a specific beer, but anything from Sierra Nevada or Bell's.

    (I've gotten to the point where I don't even bother with IPAs from anyone else.)
     
  10. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Grand Pooh-Bah (5,199) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    Another vote for Bell's Two Hearted. Always available. Always delicious.
     
  11. Bhubbard34

    Bhubbard34 Pooh-Bah (2,021) Mar 4, 2016 Pennsylvania
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    My Go to that is always solid….

    Alien Church from Tired Hands
     
  12. Casterbridge

    Casterbridge Savant (1,031) Mar 26, 2010 Connecticut

    If we can include doubles, my go-to is G-Bot. If limited to just IPA, I'd say Counterweight Headway.
     
  13. gatornation

    gatornation Grand High Pooh-Bah (9,502) Apr 18, 2007 Arizona
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    Classified as APA ,to me they are IPA. Pseudo Sue and Lizard King, Both nicely priced.
     
  14. Prager62

    Prager62 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,126) May 7, 2010 Colorado
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    Spoiled with so many top notch locals and fresh releases it changes weekly! Westbound & Down IPA has quickly become a favorite since opening their Mill location in Lafayette just down the road.
     
  15. darktronica

    darktronica Grand Pooh-Bah (3,138) Aug 29, 2014 Indiana
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    Not necessarily a "go-to," but the year-round standard I have bought the most is Bodem from Half Acre. Delicious.
     
  16. Steve_Studnuts

    Steve_Studnuts Maven (1,281) Apr 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Another vote for Two-Hearted. Hell, you can grab it in most gas stations for cheap these days. Hard to beat the quality too.
     
  17. steveh

    steveh Grand Pooh-Bah (4,030) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Right?

    If I had to put my feet to the fire, it would be Two Hearted in a second, but yeah -- Powder Day was a great after-Dry January hop-quencher for me -- and Torpedo is a good go-to.

    Although, I like Goose Island's and the local from Tighthead, Bear's Choice.

    All this from a non-IPA oriented beer drinker, FWTW.

    (BTW -- sure wish I could find Anchor Liberty more available... or is that an APA?)
     
  18. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Grand Pooh-Bah (3,625) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    I'm in same boat as Todd, I grab either PP Swami's or Revision IPA 6ers depending on whichever is fresher or what store where I'm shopping.
     
  19. paulish

    paulish Grand Pooh-Bah (3,090) Feb 2, 2014 New York
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    Something from Lagunitas.
     
  20. The_Kriek_Freak

    The_Kriek_Freak Grand Pooh-Bah (5,083) Aug 18, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    If I had easier access to it then it would have been Heady. But given that I don't, my go to is Sip of Sunshine.

    Sure, they are both DIPAs but anyway.

    Head High from Kane is another go-to.
     
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