Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by pro45, Dec 29, 2016.
I'm not a huge IPA fan but
1. Pliny the Elder
2. TG Sosus
RR Pliny the Elder
Hoof Hearted South of Eleven
Bells Hop Slam
Well, based on ratings alone, my top three new-to-me DIPAs for 2016 were:
Bissel Brothers' Swish
Stone Unfiltered Enjoy By
All of those were from January, so I don't have specific memories of them. Also, with the exception of EB, I didn't get the chance to have more than one of each. So, small sample size.
No DIPAs stood out to me this year as super memorable. Single IPAs, definitely.
Tired Hands Double Watermelon Milkshake
Fat Heads Hop Juju
Hoof Hearted "Ill have whats shes having"
Alchemist -Heady Topper
Lawson's -Sip of Sunshine
Trillium - Cutting Tiles
1. doubleganger (improvement on my favorite TH brew, unfathomable)
2. king jjjulius
3. the juice is loose (got to try as an extra, the come up is real)
Upstate - Double
Upstate - 2016
Lagunitas - Waldos
Enjoy by unfiltered
1.) Grimm Afterimage
2.) Greenpoint Turbulence
3.) Singlecut Softly Spoken Magic Spells
Let's see, 1 and 2 are new to me this year, and 3 is newly distributed to my state so it no longer has to be a treat I have to shlep to Vermont for.
1. The Alchemist: Crusher
2. Electric Brewing: Dropping Knowledge
3. 14th Star: Tribute
1. Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
2. Alchemist Heady Topper
3. Ithaca Creeker
Based on a taste testing I did in July.
Favorites I hadn't had before:
1. Great Notion Juice Box
2. Casa Agria Mirror Flexin'
3. Wicked Weed Freak of Nature
4. Cellarmaker Are You Afraid of the Dank?
1) Tree House King Julius
2) Tree House Very Hazy
3) Trillium Dialed in with Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer Juice
Double ipas, I keep seeing regular ones listed. That said, my regular go to, 87 by Night Shift. Way awesome. Crusher was very enjoyable as well.
Lupulin Lust - Rip Current
Mocha IPA - Stone
Nelson, She Wrote - Noble
Top 3 that I hadn't had before:
1. Trillium Scaled Way Up
2. Hill Farmstead Double Galaxy
3. Trillium Dialed in (w/ Pinot Gris Juice)
Transient Artisan Ales Juice is Loose
Pipeworks Crimson Snapper
Stone Ruination 2.0
Trillium/Lawsons: Pow Pow
Bissell Bros. :Swish
3-way tie: Swish, Vicinity and Softly Spoken Magic Spells
those are the two that stand out.
I live in the middle of Nebraska (no homer)... This was clearly Tree House's year!
1) Juice Machine
2) Very Hazy
3) King Julius
- DDOOUUBBLLEE TTHHAATT!! by Boiler Brewing (homer)
Dinners pretty awesome .
Fat Head's - Super Juicy Hop JuJu
Knee Deep - Lupulin River
Tröegs - Nimble Giant
Hmmmmmm...I am ranking ones I tried for the first time in 2016
Troegs Nimble Giant
Golden Road - Wolf Among Weeds
Long Trail - Space Juice
Trillium - Mettle
Trillium - Dialed-In (they were all awesome)
Bissell Brothers - Swish
Have Boneyard started canning notorious? Looking to get some sent to TX
My top 3 that I tried for the first time are:
The Rise (River Roost)
Ghost in the Machine
Honorable mention to Even Mo Mofo from Sand City and Method Air from Foam
My favorite all time that I had again in 2016 are:
Double Galaxy from HF
Top Double IPAs I rated as 1st time drinking them in 2016 in my rank order/ratings:
Toppling Goliath King Sue - 5
HF Society & Solitude - 4.9
HF Abner - 4.83
Foam Built to Spill - 4.81
Stone Enjoy By Unfiltered - 4.79
Manor Hill Citra Spendor - 4.7
Trillium Heavy Mettle - 4.59
Manor Hill Hidden Hopyard vol 2 - 4.56
Champion Fruit Basket - 4.55
Flying Dog Single Hop Series Ella - 4.44
Evolution Lot 6 - 4.41
Trillium Upper Case - 4.39
Bottom of the Barrel DIPAs in 2016 (I won't provide ratings but these were my 2 lowest rated) :
Tall Tales Bonnie & Clyde
Plough Monday - Organic Imperial IPA
As far as I'm concerned whether its Pale Ale, IPA through Double IPA, Hill Farmstead blows me away nearly every time I can get their stuff.
Foam has been killing it lately. Can't wait to take the trip and check them out
Pipeworks - Ninja vs Unicorn (easily my most purchased beer in 2016. all styles included.)
Toppling Goliath - Sosus
Toppling Goliath - Pompeii
1) King Julius/Very Hazy (can't decide)
2) Heady Topper
3) Singlecut - Bill Full Stack
1. Infinite Highway - Dancing Gnome Brewing
2. Tenured - Levity Brewing
3. The Shape of Hops to Come - Neshaminy Creek Brewing
Disappointed in Troegs Nimble Giant and Treehouse Curiosity 28.