india pale ale

Discussion in 'Beverages' started by Jay721, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Jay721

    Jay721 Guest

    what are some good brands of ipa's,it seems like alot of the brands ive found seem to be only sold locally and im not in the city and state the brewery or whatever is in

    oh and some of them are only sold in the 22 oz bottles and i perfer 6 packs
     
  2. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    Why do people like these?
     
  3. relaxxx

    relaxxx Senior Member

    About the only reason to live in Nova Scotia,
    Alexander Keith's.

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  4. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    There are always so many new IPAs and double IPAs being introduced that it's hard to keep up with them. It would seem that IPAs are easily the most popular style among craft brew enthusiasts. I personally get tired of IPAs after a while and generally feel the style is quite overrated, yet there are some great ones out there. Some of the classic IPAs would be Stone IPA, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Bell's Two Hearted Ale, etc. Two of my favorites as of recent are Firestone Walker Union Jack and Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. I tend to like IPAs with a more juicy, citrus hop profile as opposed to the more piney, dry ones.
     
  5. Smattering

    Smattering Guest

    Sweetwater! My fave.
     
  6. eggsprog

    eggsprog liberalobamacommunist HipForums Supporter

    Keith's isn't as bitter as most IPAs, I find.
     
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  7. natural philosophy

    natural philosophy bitchass sexual chocolate

    Depends on where you are. Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Pale Ale are both great. Ranger IPA and Rampant IPA from New Belgium are good also. Snake Dog IPA from Flying Dog is a favorite of mine. Right now I'm drinking an Anderson Valley Hop Ottin' IPA. Very floral and grassy and delicious.
     
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  8. Orison

    Orison my dog is full of stars Staff Member Super Moderator

    2Xipa southern tier.
    rebel ipa sam adams not bad really for reasonable price beer.
     
  9. MochaMood

    MochaMood Member

    Dogfish Head also has a 120 minute IPA that is delicious and heady right out of the store, but also of a quality for adding to your collection and aging. I have a few back waiting for a special occasion.
     
  10. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    My Top FIVE IPA/Imperial IPAs at the moment:

    1) Grimm Afterimage
    2) Stone "Enjoy By" (varies each release, though is almost always outstanding)
    3) Ballast Point Sculpin
    4) SInglecut Billy Full Stack
    5) Firestone Walker Double Jack

    Some runners up would be:

    Alesmith IPA
    Bell's Two Hearted
    Sixpoint Puff
    Ballantine IPA
    Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
    Troegs Nugget Nectar

    IPAs I have not had (but want to try) because I have not been able to get ahold of them where I live...

    Russian River Pliny The Elder/Pliny The Younger
    The Alchemist Heady Topper
    Tree House Brewing Julius and Green
     
  11. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    I try so many beers and don't keep track that I couldn't name a top 5 ipa's
    However dogfish head 90 min and troegs nugget nectar would very likely be in there.
    Ballast point has a few I like.
    And my local favorite is evolution craft brewerys lot6
     
  12. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    As a history nut I think it's fun these kind of beers still have the word india in the name.
     
  13. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Why?
     
  14. Meliai

    Meliai Senior Member

    I'm not the biggest fan of IPAs but I did try a coffee IPA a few weeks ago and it was really good. I can't remember the brewery
     
  15. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Because it relates to the origin of why an ipa beer has more alcohol, is generally more bitter and why it was called Indian pale ale in the first place.
    There is no good reason to still call it like that other than the historical origin (which was that these kind of ales were ment for overseas markets, mainly men of the british imperial army of which a lot happened to be in India)
     
  16. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Well, when the normally hopped beers were shipped abroad to India from England, they would be spoiled by the time they arrived in India. They found that adding more hops to the beer prevented spoilage, hence the name of the style.
     
  17. Mattekat

    Mattekat Ice Queen of The North

    Sounds like how port wine was invented.
     
  18. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Yup, the wine was fortified with brandy to make it last long trips.
     
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  19. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    Was there a reason to change the name?
    We can just fly to India in a few hours now so let's change the name to "moon pale ale"
     
  20. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    Damn that would be a good name for a hoppy imperial.
     

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