Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by turfy, Aug 23, 2015.
Bell's Two Hearted
Bell's Two-Hearted, Ballast Point Sculpin
Grapefruit Sculpin, Resin, Anti-Hero
PtE, probably because I usually drink it pretty fresh.
Troegs Perpetual IPA, refreshing, very drinkable, and with a nice complexity that doesn't exceed the pale ale refreshment factor. OK, I may be a bit biased, but this is my own honest opinion.
Resin by Sixpoint. Even with the tweaks, it is consistently AWESOME !
Consistent? I'll go local with Size 7 and Masala Mama.
Enjoy By. People say that it's different each batch - I guess I just don't pick up on that. Every time I pick it up it's consistently delicious and hits the spot perfectly for me.
Others I can say are really consistent are Smuttynose IPA, Double Jack, and probably Space Cake.
where do you people get your sculpin? for me it has always been the odd one out of big name west coast IPAs when it comes to consistency and not-fall-off-after-one-month-ability. grapefruit sculpin, however, sells out so incredibly fast here that it is guaranteed fresh every time and thus is consistently good.
Headhunter and Two Hearted.
Fat Tug by Driftwood, most of my friends south of the boarder have never heard of it, #38 on the IPA list.
Several come to mind, and all of them must be relatively fresh: Goose IPA, SN Torpedo, SN Pale (if you will consider it an IPA), and DFH 60 Minute.
Flying Dog Double dog
Green Flash West Coast
Firestone Walker Union Jack
2 hearted, lagunitas, anti hero. prob most midwest IPAs more based on their freshness. im not a crazy freshness snob but have good luck that they are never more than a month old usually. i know to some thats ancient.
Dogfish head 90 min
Sculpin or Union Jack.
Union Jack and Odell
Sierra Nevada's Torpedo
Modus Hopperandi. Been drinking it for 6-7 years and still love it to death. Never had a version that fluctuated in bottles, cans, or kegs either.
Flying Dog Double Dog Double IPA
#1-Again-"Sierra Nevada" Their Torpedo is always fucking consistent and Perfect,and I LOVE How they print the" Packed on Date" Right on the Box in Big Ole Print,Kudos to them man,you always know just how fresh your Beer is,I wish ALL Craft Breweries would do the same thing! I mean Shit man,when you are dropping serious bucks on some top notch Brew [15-20+ bucks a 6er] I think you should have the right to know when it was made right? [IMHO]- "Sierra Nevada" is the Benchmark Brewery for all others to strive for-they do Shit Right,and sell Ultra High Quality Craft Brew @ such reasonable Prices,..you have to love em.cheers!
Yup, Grapefruit Sculpin...specifically in the can.
Two Hearted has literally never missed the mark for me.
La Cumbre Elevated IPA
I gotta say that Ithaca Flower Power is as consistently good a beer as I have ever had. I sense no deviation batch to batch, date to date, whatever.I'm surprised no one else has mentioned it yet.
Half Acre Space. Shitz dope
Greene King IPA , it stays the same year in year out.
La Cumbre Elevated IPA.
Southern tier 2x and dirtwolf
Outside of Grapefruit Sculpin, the most consistent IPA is Maine Beer Another One.
I understand that most people would wanna put Tree House Julius,or Trillium Congress St,etc...I understand the keyword here is "CONSISTENT" but I don't consider these consistent(not saying they aren't possibly the best IPAs i've ever had). Consistent to me is walking into your local liquor store going up to the cooler or dry shelf and grabbing an IPA. Not driving,mailing,or standing in line for 2 hours. Ballast Point Sculpin line,Founders Centennial,Two Roads road 2 ruin,Lagunitas to me are all consistent.
SmuttyNose Finest Kind
Pliny, Sculpin, Racer 5, Union Jack
I totally agree. Living in Michigan I have the privilege of going into any grocery store, liquor store or gas station know that if nothing catches my eye I will always have Two Hearted to fall back on. Never disappointed.
where I live fresh Columbus ipa is never far, and its always consistent. out of hundreds and hundreds of bottles ive consumed, I can not remember a bad one. I venture away from it for a while, but always return, and I still cant believe how great it is every time I open a bottle.