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Old 05-13-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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I opened up a bottle of Red Hook IPA and it was dissapointing. It tasted like it may have once been a decent beer, but degraded in the bottle and lost all its nose and the only thing left was the bitterness.

Can anyone reccomend a good commercial IPA and tell me which ones not to waste my money on?

I'll reccomend one good one, Sweetwater IPA brewed in Atlanta, GA. Awesome!

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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I like Sierra Nevada Torpedo (plus it's cheap!), Crooked Tree IPA, Bell's Two Hearted, Stone IPA, and several others.

I don't like Smuttynose IPA one bit. It has an odd off-flavor. Full Sail is "ok" but nothing special.

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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I enjoy Bridgeport's Hop Czar Imperial IPA. If you are looking for a normal IPA, Deschutes Inversion IPA is usually nice as well. Both are pacific northwest beers though so I'm not sure if they are distributed in the south.

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #4
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Smuttynose IPA....mmmm...Amarillo hops

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:42 PM   #5
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Founders Centennial IPA or even better their Red's Rye - rye IPA

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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Racer 5 is a good flavorful, easy to drink IPA with moderate bitterness

Blind Pig and Sculpin are a couple of my favorites if you can find em out there

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Full Sail is "ok" but nothing special.
Yeah, the IPA is one of the more disappointing releases from Full Sail.

Inversion from Deschutes, Apocalypse from 10 Barrel, and Total Domination from Ninkasi are my usual IPA's.

Agreed on Torpedo, and it's a great source for 24 oz bottles.
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I enjoy Bridgeport's Hop Czar Imperial IPA.
I need to get back to Costco and pick up another case of that.
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #9
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My favorite is still Dogfishhead 60 Minute

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Some good advise on here so far. Another to try (one of my favorites) is one you can't get in GA (look for a source in NC):

Ballast Point Sculpin IPA

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