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Old 07-27-2012, 04:32 PM   #251
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Bell's Two Hearted (go figure)
Smuttynose Big A
8 Wired Hopwired (best IPA I've had in 2012, if not ever).

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #252
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I still haven't narrowed it down to 3 yet since my last post here a few years ago, but I am going to say that Alpine Nelson is definitely on my short list. Pliny, Heady Topper, and Sculpin are all contenders, too.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:10 PM   #253
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Stone- Ruination
Lagunitas-IPA

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #254
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Here is the tally of the votes in the first 5 pages of this thread. Few surprises.

SIXTEEN VOTES:
Stone IPA

EIGHT VOTES:
Bells Two Hearted
Pliny the Elder

SEVEN VOTES:
DFH 90

SIX VOTES:
Stone Ruination

FIVE VOTES:
Victory Hop Wallop
Victory Hop Devil
Sierra Nevada Celebration

FOUR VOTES:
Goose Island IPA

THREE VOTES:
Smuttynose IPA
Bear Republic Racer 5
Acery’s IPA

TWO VOTES:
Great Divide Hercules
Dogfish Head 60
Sweetwater IPA
Southern Tier IPA

ONE VOTE:
Ballast Point Big Eye
Leafer Madnes
Meantime English IPA
Schlafly Export IPA
Bridgeport
Red Hook Longhammer
O'Dells: IPA
Left Hand: Warrior IPA
Abita Jockamo
Kashmir IPA
Hop15
West Coast IPA
sam Smith IPA
Diamond Bear IPA
Short's Huma Lupa Licious
Arcadia IPA
Three Floyd's Alpha King
Caldera IPA
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA
Elysian Jasmine IPA
Southern Tier Gemini

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Old 07-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #255
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Pliny the Elder wins the 2012 votes... followed closely by Bell's Two Hearted, Goose Island IPA, Founders Red's Rye, and Stone Ruination

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Old 07-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #256
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Bell's Two Hearted (go figure)
Smuttynose Big A
8 Wired Hopwired (best IPA I've had in 2012, if not ever).
8 Wired and Epic New Zealand make some, if not the best, IPA's in the world
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:05 PM   #257
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8 Wired and Epic New Zealand make some, if not the best, IPA's in the world
http://hopville.com/recipe/1589005/a...-clone-attempt
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #258
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Kern River Citra DIPA
Pliny the Elder
Heady Topper

If No DIPA
Two Hearted
Union Jack
Torpedo

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Old 08-02-2012, 03:09 PM   #259
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Just browsed through much of this discussion...

IPA, Double IPA, Extra IPA, Imperial IPA... whatever you want to call them.

Is it really that big of a deal to make a huge distinction between these styles in a simple forum discussion about Favorite IPAs?

If someone says Pliny or Heady Topper, why is it a big deal? Do you really have to point out, like a Ref with a stick up his butt, that those are technically not regular IPAs? ...Anyway, just a pet peeve of mine.

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Old 08-02-2012, 03:13 PM   #260
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Here are the totals through page 15. Votes tallied through January 2010 (have a long ways to go). I have these in Excel and may go back some time in the next week or two to complete the list. Yeah there are a lot, thanks to all who voted obscure

Stone IPA 33
Bells Two Hearted 25
Pliny the Elder 22
Stone Ruination 20
DFH 90 17
Sierra Nevada Celebration 13
Bear Republic Racer 5 10
Dogfish Head 60 10
Sierra Nevada Torpedo 10
Goose Island IPA 8
Lagunitas IPA 7
Victory Hop Wallop 6
Bridgeport 6
Green Flash IPA 6
Russian River Blind Pig 6
Bells Hopslam 6
Victory Hop Devil 5
Smuttynose IPA 5
Sweetwater IPA 5
Flying Dog Snake Dog 5
O'Dells: IPA 4
Three Floyd's Alpha King 4
Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA 4
Acery’s IPA 3
Great Divide Hercules 3
Southern Tier IPA 3
Hop15 3
Arcadia IPA 3
Boundary Bay Inside Passage Ale 3
Avery IPA 3
Three Floyd's Dreadnaught 3
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid 3
Hop Ottin' 3
Rouge Yellow Snow IPA 3
Ballast Point Big Eye 2
Left Hand: Warrior IPA 2
Abita Jockamo 2
Short's Huma Lupa Licious 2
Ninkasi Total Domination IPA 2
Pliny the Younger 2
Founders Double Trouble 2
Saint Arnold's Elissa 2
Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA 2
Mountain Sun FYIPA 2
Alaskan IPA 2
Bittersweet Lenny IPA 2
New Holland Mad Hatter 2
Surly Furious 2
Moylan's HopSicle 2
Great Divide Titan IPA 2
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 2
Leafer Madnes 1
Meantime English IPA 1
Schlafly Export IPA 1
Red Hook Longhammer 1
Kashmir IPA 1
West Coast IPA 1
sam Smith IPA 1
Diamond Bear IPA 1
Caldera IPA 1
Elysian Jasmine IPA 1
Southern Tier Gemini 1
Big Daddy IPA 1
Breckenridge 427 1
Bear Republic Hop Rod IPA 1
Bear Republic Apex 1
Kodiak IPA 1
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon 1
Northern Lights IPA 1
Big Sky IPA 1
Diamond Knot IPA 1
Deschutes Hop Henge IPA 1
New Glarus Hop Hearty IPA 1
Founders Centennial 1
Flossmoor Station X-IPA 1
Lakefront Brewery IPA 1
Summit IPA 1
Deschutes Red Chair 1
DFH Burton Baton 1
Troeggs Nugget Nectar 1
Stone Cali Belgique 1
Founders Devil Dancer Tripple IPA 1
Michigan High Seas IPA 1
Sierra Nevada Anniversary 1
Alesmith IPA 1
Boulder Mojo 1
India Beer 1
Hercules DIPA 1
Lagunitas Maximus 1
Terminal Gravity 1
GF West Coast 1
Scuttlebutt Gale Force 1
Boulevard Single-Wide IPA 1
Alpine Nelson Rye IPA 1
Sierra Nevada Wet Hop Harvest Ale 1
Hop Devil 1
Sixpoint Begali Tiger 1
Harpoon IPA 1
Firestone Union Jack 1
Pike 1
Ska Modus Hoperandi 1
Deschutes Inversion 1
Mikkeller Single Hop Sauvin 1
Rogue Brutal IPA 1

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