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View Poll Results: Which IPA do you prefer...
Stone IPA 65 30.52%
Dogfish Head 60 46 21.60%
Bells Two Hearted 102 47.89%
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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I'm really into IPA's right now (understatement of the year) and these are probably my favorite 3. I just wondered how they ranked with others.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:26 PM   #2
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Where's the poll?

...in absence, my vote would be for Bells or Stone for 1st place followed in a distant third by 60m

Edit: Weird...it wasn't there the first time I clicked in.

 
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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Stone, closely followed by Bell. Dogfish head is two laps behind, somewhere in the dust of various Sierra Nevada IPAs.

 
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:45 PM   #4
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Stone's IPA kind of bores me. Never had Bell's before, it isn't sold around here, but I have heard good things. 60 minute is my choice of the three.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:21 AM   #5
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I went with DFH but I've never had Bell's. If I had to go with my top 3 then I would have to pick Smuttynose, Clipper City Loose Canon, and Bear Republic Racer 5.

 
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:07 AM   #6
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Stone's IPA kind of bores me. Never had Bell's before, it isn't sold around here, but I have heard good things. 60 minute is my choice of the three.
really, Stone's bores you? I'd love to hear you reason.

Bell's isn't sold in AZ either (that I've seen) - but I do love stones and DFH 60.

 
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:13 AM   #7
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really, Stone's bores you? I'd love to hear you reason.

Bell's isn't sold in AZ either (that I've seen) - but I do love stones and DFH 60.
Their regular IPA doesn't have enough aroma. The flavor is good, but nothing special. Now if we are talking Ruination that is a good IPA. If the beer selection wasn't so bad around here I would probably be drinking Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic all the time that is a great IPA. I have my next two batches planned, but a Hop Rod Clone is in the works for sure.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:18 AM   #8
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Good poll. I have been lucky enough to have had quite a few of all of these beers.
The Bells and the Stone are both fantastic beers but I give the nod to Bells. I better competition would have been Bells Two Hearted vs Stone Ruination. That would be a tough choice. While I know many people speak very highly of the Dogfish it does not do much for me.
Here is how I rank them.
1st Bells Two Hearted
2nd Stone IPA
3rd Dogfish

 
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:28 AM   #9
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I love Stone and the Ruination even more and two hearted is 2nd with DFH not even registering on my radar.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #10
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Well, I'm lucky enough to be able to get all three. I'd have to say that I prefer the Two-Hearted over the other two, with the Stone next, and the 60-minute far back. I love the DFH 90-minute, but the 60-minute is nothing special. The Stone IPA is pretty darn good, but to my tastes it's just a little more one-dimensional than the Bell's. Now the Ruination would be my favorite of off of these, but that's not a choice.

Not that I'd turn down any of the above of course. They're all good.
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