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-TH- 03-05-2009 02:07 PM

Calling all IPA lovers...what are your favorite 3?
After doing a poll here:
I thought I would open it up to see what others' favorite 3 IPA's (or IIPA's) are. I'm hoping that will give me some ideas to look for next time I'm at the party store. As you know from the poll, my three are:

Bells Two Hearted
Dogfish Head 60
Stone IPA

Beerrific 03-05-2009 02:09 PM

Smuttynose IPA
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Sweetwater IPA

(weird how they all start with 's')

jmulligan 03-05-2009 02:13 PM

Pliny the Elder
Leafer Madness
DFH 90

bigjohnmilford 03-05-2009 03:12 PM

Just 3? There are so many good ones out there.

Bear Republic Racer 5
Stone IPA
Smutty Nose IPA
Southern Tier IPA
Victory Hop Wallop
Ballast Point Big Eye

the list goes on and on.

janzik 03-05-2009 04:05 PM

I probably haven't tried as many IPAs as everyone else, but my top 3 are:

Stone IPA
Avery's IPA
Victory Hop Devil

Avery and Victory can probably be interchanged depending on what I last bought, and they're not that far behind from Stone's.

I'm not really a fan of the Double IPAs, but Ruination is probably my "favorite", if I had to pick one. I've had Avery's Maharashi(sp), Flyin' Dog's Double Dog and a few others and I'm not really that big of a fan of them.

ohiobrewtus 03-05-2009 04:09 PM

Hop Whallop
Two Hearted

This is all subject to change though, since I have a bottle of Pliny on the way.

SumnerH 03-05-2009 04:10 PM

So far all American IPAs and no true British-style IPAs? C'mon people!

Meantime English IPA
Schlafly Export IPA
Stone IPA

EDIT: Hop Slam and the like are DIPA/IIPAs, if those are allowed then replace the Stone with their Ruination.

Brewmando 03-05-2009 04:34 PM


Red Hook Longhammer
Goose Island IPA

uwjester 03-05-2009 05:03 PM

Russian River: Pliny the Elder
O'Dells: IPA
Left Hand: Warrior IPA

wildwest450 03-05-2009 05:11 PM

From my geographically limited experience

Stone IPA
Abita Jockamo
Kashmir IPA

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