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#1 Jay721

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Posted September 28 2013 - 05:40 PM

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

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Posted September 29 2013 - 01:27 PM

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Posted March 21 2014 - 04:34 PM

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Posted March 22 2014 - 09:00 PM

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.

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Posted April 08 2014 - 04:39 AM

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Posted April 08 2014 - 04:42 AM

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Keith's isn't as bitter as most IPAs, I find.
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Posted November 09 2014 - 03:44 PM

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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Posted November 09 2014 - 04:07 PM

2Xipa southern tier.

rebel ipa sam adams not bad really for reasonable price beer.


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Posted February 19 2015 - 04:56 PM

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.

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Posted August 29 2016 - 05:52 AM

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


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Posted August 29 2016 - 06:41 AM

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

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Posted August 29 2016 - 06:42 AM

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


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Posted August 29 2016 - 07:07 AM

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

 

Why?


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Posted August 29 2016 - 07:18 AM

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

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Posted August 29 2016 - 07:37 AM

Why?


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)

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Posted August 29 2016 - 07:43 AM

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.


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Posted August 29 2016 - 07:46 AM

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.


Sounds like how port wine was invented.
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Posted August 29 2016 - 07:54 AM

Sounds like how port wine was invented.

 

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


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Posted August 29 2016 - 11:37 AM

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"

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Posted August 29 2016 - 11:38 AM

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

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