Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Feb 18, 2022.
Hopdevil IPA from Victory Brewing.
Wow....that's how Sculpin was for BP. Maybe more in that case. Hope they have those contracts locked.
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.
Back to the title of the thread...Jai Alai......
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.
Rapture from Alchemist is Devine. Heady Topper real good, Rapture different level. Also huge G-Bot fan!
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.
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.
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.
Troegs Perpetual IPA - great bang for the buck.
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.
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%
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!
Two Hearted all day, not even a tough decision
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.
Do you have some examples of "original, historic IPAs" for a newbie?
Bell’s Two Hearted or Half Acre Daisy Cutter (a pale ale but probably more IPA?)
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).
Cigar City Jai Alai.