What's your go-to IPA?

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

  1. bplabernie

    bplabernie Zealot (518) Sep 2, 2014 Michigan

    Dogfish Head 90 Minute would be the IPA I would choose if were only aloud 1IPA
  2. YW54

    YW54 Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2022

    My fav is Four Winds West Coast IPA from Delta, BC. A close second is Steamworks' Flagship Hazy IPA and also Bomber Brewing's core Pale Ale (when I can find it in the stores-too lazy to go to the brewery).
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  3. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile Zealot (549) Jan 3, 2021 Kansas

    In my ratings here at BA, Two Hearted Ale sits at the top.
    A couple of my more recent go-to's have been Furious by Surly and Union Jack by Firestone Walker. I find that Union Jack tastes extremely similar to Elevated by La Cumbre, which is a favorite, but not available in my area.
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  4. Crossbowy

    Crossbowy Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2018 Texas

    Citra Mellow from Galveston Brewery. If I can't get it I will drink Light Circus by Karback. Both around $9 a six pack of 12oz cans.
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  5. jaz58

    jaz58 Zealot (634) Dec 13, 2005 Canada (ON)

    Ransack The Universe by Collective Arts. The very best IPA I’ve had.
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  6. availablename

    availablename Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2010 Canada (BC)

    Fat Tug from Driftwood Brewing in Victoria, BC. Intensely hopped, 80+ IBUs. Some beers are gratuitously over hopped simply to try and out-hop bomb everyone else, but the boat load of hops in Fat Tug has purpose. Four different finishing hops include loads of Amarillo with Cascade, Centennial and Columbus and for bittering Summit hops are used.
    All this balances very well, start to finish, with the robust sweetish malty ale that doesn't hide for a moment under all that tropical fruit, citrussy, resinous hops. Perennially in my top 5 beers of all time. Label says 7% ABV, don't believe it, a few of them can knock you on your ass if your not paying attention.
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  7. Lelampp

    Lelampp Pundit (780) Sep 1, 2012 Ohio

    So many good candidates...but I have to say Two Hearted closely followed by Head Hunter.
  8. JMo62

    JMo62 Initiate (27) Jan 2, 2022

    None. I prefer brown ales and porters. Bocks and amber/red ales, too.
  9. rwalton_23

    rwalton_23 Initiate (166) Jun 25, 2014 Germany

    Bell’s Two Hearted by far.
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  10. JahNoth

    JahNoth Devotee (397) Apr 10, 2002 New York

    Three heads The Kind!!
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  11. robdesign

    robdesign Initiate (73) Feb 28, 2019 Maryland

    Currently digging Monument City's 51 Rye IPA and also enjoy Key Brewing's Speed Wobbles (both Baltimore based brewers)
  12. Vancurious

    Vancurious Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2021

    Oh that's a tough one. I really like Beere Brewing's "Mental Floss" and the recently added "Jellyfish Magician", a Westcoast-ish Double IPA. Equilibrium also has some great ones.
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  13. Casaflyr

    Casaflyr Initiate (148) Jul 1, 2014 Wyoming

  14. chuckpalka

    chuckpalka Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2006 Illinois

    I like to drink local. Two of my favorites from Chicago are Revolution Anti-Hero and BuckleDown Belt & Suspenders
  15. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,922) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    I wish I could, off hand the few outfits that do heritage brewing & historic recreations are NW of England Nano brewers but I will look into it a bit further to see if there is a more practical option
    To be conditioned…
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  16. saswwp

    saswwp Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Massachusetts

    Anything that's not "New England", anything without "stone fruit." Troeg's Perpetual, Racer 5, Opa Opa. Ithaca "Flower Power." I'm really missing the IPAs from ten years ago. I also like Sierra Torpedo, though not like the others.
  17. imack2501

    imack2501 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2022

    Me: All Citra Fresh to Death by Aurora Brewing Company. Unfortunately I don't live near Treehouse but have found 3 solid breweries in Central NY: Aurora, Prison City and Beer Tree.
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  18. dagomez

    dagomez Initiate (99) Jan 23, 2021 California

    Relax from Offshoot(The Bruery), Fresh Squeezed from Deshutes and Pliny the Elder from Russian River are my faves.
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  19. algebeeric_topology

    algebeeric_topology Pooh-Bah (1,966) Dec 30, 2014 Florida
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  20. dbcl

    dbcl Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2022 Connecticut

    Counterweight Headway is the perfect go to for NEIPA, at least in CT, as it's available just about anywhere, reasonably priced ($11/4pk), and is damn solid.
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