Your Most Consistent IPA?

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  1. DVoors

    DVoors Initiate (160) Jan 6, 2014 Indiana

    Bell's Two Hearted
     
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  2. bigdog3838

    bigdog3838 Initiate (197) Aug 7, 2012 Florida

    Bell's Two-Hearted, Ballast Point Sculpin
     
  3. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

  4. papposilenus

    papposilenus Poo-Bah (2,094) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Ditto.
     
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  5. Matt_Johnston

    Matt_Johnston Initiate (80) Apr 23, 2014 Ohio

    Grapefruit Sculpin, Resin, Anti-Hero
     
  6. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,479) Feb 22, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    PtE, probably because I usually drink it pretty fresh.
     
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  7. ravenwork

    ravenwork Initiate (63) Mar 16, 2015 Pennsylvania

    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.
     
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  8. hophugger

    hophugger Poo-Bah (2,462) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia
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    Resin by Sixpoint. Even with the tweaks, it is consistently AWESOME !
     
  9. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

  10. Chcshammonde

    Chcshammonde Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2014 California

    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.
     
  11. JTW10

    JTW10 Initiate (69) Nov 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

    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.
     
  12. BeerZar

    BeerZar Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2014 Ohio

    Headhunter and Two Hearted.
     
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  13. wordemupg

    wordemupg Poo-Bah (4,292) Feb 11, 2009 Canada (AB)
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  14. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2010 Indiana

    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.
     
  15. Homers_Beer_Odyssey

    Homers_Beer_Odyssey Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 New York

    Flying Dog Double dog
     
  16. dirtdirtdirtdirt

    dirtdirtdirtdirt Initiate (63) Aug 29, 2015 New York

    Green Flash West Coast
    Firestone Walker Union Jack
     
  17. michman

    michman Aspirant (205) Oct 14, 2005 Illinois

    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.
     
  18. riversglow

    riversglow Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2015 North Carolina

    Dogfish head 90 min
     
  19. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    anti-hero
     
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  20. nick0417

    nick0417 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Illinois

    Sculpin or Union Jack.
     
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  21. quindog

    quindog Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2010 Colorado

    Union Jack and Odell
     
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  22. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,832) May 7, 2015 Florida
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    Sierra Nevada's Torpedo
     
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  23. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,811) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    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.
     
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  24. Homers_Beer_Odyssey

    Homers_Beer_Odyssey Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 New York

    Flying Dog Double Dog Double IPA
     
  25. Beerwolf666

    Beerwolf666 Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2013 Maryland

    #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!
     
  26. MrDave

    MrDave Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 California

    Yup, Grapefruit Sculpin...specifically in the can.
     
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  27. mikevanatta

    mikevanatta Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 Minnesota

    Two Hearted has literally never missed the mark for me.
     
  28. Beast089

    Beast089 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2014 New York

    La Cumbre Elevated IPA
     
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  29. Casey3236

    Casey3236 Defender (655) Sep 14, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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.
     
  30. Brando87

    Brando87 Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2013 Illinois

    Half Acre Space. Shitz dope
     
  31. marquis

    marquis Champion (825) Nov 20, 2005 England

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  32. DBCB28

    DBCB28 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2014 North Carolina

    La Cumbre Elevated IPA.
     
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  33. gratefulmason

    gratefulmason Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Southern tier 2x and dirtwolf
     
  34. Mpontiakos

    Mpontiakos Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2015 Virginia

    Outside of Grapefruit Sculpin, the most consistent IPA is Maine Beer Another One.
     
  35. Split73

    Split73 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2015 Michigan

    Two Hearted
     
  36. JratBones

    JratBones Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    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.
     
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  37. mpmcguire11

    mpmcguire11 Aspirant (254) Sep 6, 2014 Rhode Island

    SmuttyNose Finest Kind
     
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  38. chrisjws

    chrisjws Savant (902) Dec 3, 2014 California

    Pliny, Sculpin, Racer 5, Union Jack
     
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  39. Split73

    Split73 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2015 Michigan

    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.
     
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  40. SINKTIPS_N_SUDS

    SINKTIPS_N_SUDS Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2014 Ohio

    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.
     
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