Your Top 3 DIPAs of 2016

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  1. BWood

    BWood Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2015 California

    I'm not a huge IPA fan but

    1. Pliny the Elder
    2. TG Sosus
     
  2. td26

    td26 Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2016 Ohio

    RR Pliny the Elder
    Hoof Hearted South of Eleven
    Bells Hop Slam
     
  3. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (7,319) Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Well, based on ratings alone, my top three new-to-me DIPAs for 2016 were:

    Bissel Brothers' Swish
    Foundation Epiphany
    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.
     
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  4. BeerzMcKenzie

    BeerzMcKenzie Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Ohio

    Tired Hands Double Watermelon Milkshake
    Fat Heads Hop Juju
    Hoof Hearted "Ill have whats shes having"
     
  5. skleice

    skleice Disciple (302) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    Juice Machine
    Headroom
    Very Green
     
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  6. Marklaker

    Marklaker Zealot (588) Jun 5, 2014 Florida

    The Waldos
    Hop JuJu
    Hopslam
     
  7. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Alchemist -Heady Topper
    Lawson's -Sip of Sunshine
    Trillium - Cutting Tiles
     
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  8. BeantownBrews

    BeantownBrews Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2016 Massachusetts

    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)
     
  9. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 New York

    Upstate - Double
    Upstate - 2016
    Lagunitas - Waldos
     
  10. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Meyvn (1,276) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Enjoy by unfiltered
    Hop juju
    Rebel raw
     
  11. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (12,644) Apr 18, 2007 Florida
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    Hopsmack
    King jjjuilius
    Sousas
     
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  12. CrimeDog

    CrimeDog Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2015 New York

    1.) Grimm Afterimage
    2.) Greenpoint Turbulence
    3.) Singlecut Softly Spoken Magic Spells
     
  13. meefmoff

    meefmoff Zealot (504) Jul 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    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
     
  14. bigflatsbeerman

    bigflatsbeerman Initiate (139) Nov 2, 2005 New York

    1. Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
    2. Alchemist Heady Topper
    3. Ithaca Creeker

    Based on a taste testing I did in July.
     
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  15. wilymobastardo

    wilymobastardo Zealot (517) Jan 12, 2015 California
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    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?
     
  16. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (7,262) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    1) Tree House King Julius
    2) Tree House Very Hazy
    3) Trillium Dialed in with Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer Juice
     
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  17. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    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.
     
  18. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (369) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    Lupulin Lust - Rip Current
    Mocha IPA - Stone
    Nelson, She Wrote - Noble
     
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  19. Sheppard

    Sheppard Poo-Bah (2,301) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    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)
     
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  20. Karnivool1

    Karnivool1 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 Illinois
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    Transient Artisan Ales Juice is Loose
    Pipeworks Crimson Snapper
    Stone Ruination 2.0
     
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  21. Relik

    Relik Initiate (108) Apr 20, 2011 Canada (NS)

    • Trillium/Lawsons: Pow Pow
    • Unfiltered: Diety
    • Bissell Bros. :Swish
     
  22. ScottyTheBeerGuy

    ScottyTheBeerGuy Initiate (158) Sep 1, 2014 New York

    Scaled Up
    Afterimage
    3-way tie: Swish, Vicinity and Softly Spoken Magic Spells
     
  23. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark Initiate (103) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan
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    Bell's Grandslam
    Short's Superfluid

    those are the two that stand out.
     
  24. SinjaminBentek

    SinjaminBentek Meyvn (1,066) May 14, 2014 Nebraska
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    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

    Honorable Mention
    - DDOOUUBBLLEE TTHHAATT!! by Boiler Brewing (homer)
     
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  25. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Dinners pretty awesome .
     
  26. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (4,771) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio
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    Fat Head's - Super Juicy Hop JuJu
    Knee Deep - Lupulin River
    Tröegs - Nimble Giant
     
  27. buckeye1275

    buckeye1275 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Delaware

    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
     
  28. steve_o4

    steve_o4 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2016 New Hampshire

    Trillium - Mettle
    Trillium - Dialed-In (they were all awesome)
    Bissell Brothers - Swish
     
  29. Obriencurt

    Obriencurt Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2016 Texas

    Have Boneyard started canning notorious? Looking to get some sent to TX
     
  30. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (2,062) Apr 16, 2015 New York
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    My top 3 that I tried for the first time are:
    The Rise (River Roost)
    Ghost in the Machine
    Very Hazy

    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:
    Second Fiddle
    Double Galaxy from HF
    Dinner
     
  31. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,566) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    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.
     
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  32. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (462) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Foam has been killing it lately. Can't wait to take the trip and check them out
     
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  33. Unmakable

    Unmakable Initiate (44) Mar 9, 2016 Illinois

    Pipeworks - Ninja vs Unicorn (easily my most purchased beer in 2016. all styles included.)
    Toppling Goliath - Sosus
    Toppling Goliath - Pompeii
     
  34. edward_boumil

    edward_boumil Initiate (0) Jun 28, 2015 New York

    1) King Julius/Very Hazy (can't decide)
    2) Heady Topper
    3) Singlecut - Bill Full Stack
     
  35. Beer_Gewrew

    Beer_Gewrew Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2017 Pennsylvania

    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.
     
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