What's your go-to IPA?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Feb 18, 2022.

  1. Bitterhopking

    Bitterhopking Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2020

    Hopdevil IPA from Victory Brewing.
  2. backwash

    backwash Aspirant (264) May 26, 2021

    Wow....that's how Sculpin was for BP. Maybe more in that case. Hope they have those contracts locked.
  3. russpowell

    russpowell Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,236) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    Locally, it's Bentonville Brewing's Space Goose New England IPA. Regionally, American Solera, Roughtail & Great Raft have a pretty good stable of rotating IPAs that make me happy. Nationally no one available locally stands out from the crowded field.
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  4. Ocalafox

    Ocalafox Grand Pooh-Bah (4,089) May 17, 2016 Florida
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    Back to the title of the thread...Jai Alai......
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  5. ReeceHart

    ReeceHart Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2022

    I'm really enjoying the Farm Island IPA from Trader Joe's. TJ's beer selection usually doesn't satisfy me, but the Farmhouse is a lovely, well-executed, and uncomplicated IPA that sips well.
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  6. Papalu22

    Papalu22 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2022

    Rapture from Alchemist is Devine. Heady Topper real good, Rapture different level. Also huge G-Bot fan!
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  7. MacMalt

    MacMalt Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,516) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    That's a very hard question since there are constantly new ones to try. But if I had to pick I'd go with two, both DIPAs: Kane's Over Head, which is fruity, and Neshaminy's Shape of Hops to Come, which is very bitter. I'm also happy drinking Carton's O'Dub any time.
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  8. MNAle

    MNAle Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    I don't have a go to IPA.

    The majority of the time these days when I end up with an IPA in my 'fridge it is because it came along for the ride in a sample pack I bought for the other beers.

    Summit EPA is almost always in my refrigerator. That's as close as I get to a go to IPA.
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  9. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Pooh-Bah (1,769) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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    There are others I like more overall, but for a standard IPA (no NEIPAs or doubles), it's tough to beat the price point and consistency of a Two-Hearted. SN Torpedo close behind.
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  10. TimStehr

    TimStehr Initiate (77) Feb 14, 2022

    Troegs Perpetual IPA - great bang for the buck.
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  11. babacosmo

    babacosmo Initiate (131) Sep 7, 2015 Pennsylvania

    If I’m in a Hazy mood then Karate in the Garage by Southern Swells, if I’m in an Old School mood then Founders Centennial which I love.
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  12. b11

    b11 Devotee (362) Jun 27, 2012 New York

    IPA. yuk.
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  13. ManOfMuzic

    ManOfMuzic Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2020 California

    Right now it’s the Luplin River from DIPA from Knee Deep. What an amazing OG beer. Easily one of the cleanest and meanest beers I’ve ever had.
    Next closest would be the Alpine Nelson. Truly my go to “yard beer”. One of the best OG light Hazy WC IPAs at a cool 7.0%
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  14. jrhughes

    jrhughes Initiate (27) Jan 7, 2022

    I've tried a lot of IPAs, and Odell's Myrcenary Double IPA is my favorite. It checks in at a hefty 9.3 ABV, but it doesn't taste boozy. Plus it has an incredibly smooth finish. It's tough to beat, but I'm always looking for contenders!
  15. jet3288

    jet3288 Devotee (360) Nov 14, 2013 Indiana

    Two Hearted all day, not even a tough decision
  16. wenowhere1

    wenowhere1 Aspirant (212) Nov 6, 2006 New Jersey

    Cheers to all the Bell's Two Hearted fans!
    Living in the Philly area, I would add Yards Signature IPA to this list.
    Cigar City Jai Alai, Maine Lunch and 3 Floyds Zombie Dust are all solid classic WC/ IPA's too.
    Shame the hazy's have "clouded" the definition of an American IPA, IMHO.
  17. MartinChemnitz

    MartinChemnitz Initiate (32) Jan 6, 2022 Colorado

    Do you have some examples of "original, historic IPAs" for a newbie?
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  18. FlaviusG

    FlaviusG Zealot (593) Aug 15, 2009 Illinois

    Bell’s Two Hearted or Half Acre Daisy Cutter (a pale ale but probably more IPA?)
  19. YW54

    YW54 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2022

    I love Four Winds' Brewing's West Coast IPA from Delta, BC. Also Steamworks' Flagship Hazy IPA is a very close second. Bomber Brewing's core Pale Ale is my favourite all-around ale (when I can find it in stores-too lazy to go to the brewery).
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  20. yensidw

    yensidw Initiate (188) Jun 30, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Cigar City Jai Alai.