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Stone IPA 65 30.66%
Dogfish Head 60 46 21.70%
Bells Two Hearted 101 47.64%
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:50 PM   #11
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2 Hearted > Stone IPA > 60 Minute

I would also put Ruination ahead of 2 Hearted. I tend to not like the lighter IPAs, they seem to fill a void between strong IPAs and pale ales that I am personally not interested in.


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Old 03-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #12
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Two Hearted and Stone IPA are my top two IPA's, i picked Bells, but between the two, its like trying to pick the the hotter of two smoking hot twins. i like DFH 60 though, but as others have said, just nothing stands out about it.


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Old 03-04-2009, 05:56 PM   #13
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I really like the Bells Two Hearted a lot. The other two I don't think are anything all that special.

Sweetwater IPA should be on that list too, damn thats a fine beer.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:13 PM   #14
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None of my favorite IPAs are on this list either. Alesmith IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin (or Big Eye), Green Flash West Coast, Russian River IPA (not Pliny, just their single IPA), and plenty more are higher on my list than any of these. Stone makes a solid IPA, but it is a bit one dimensional for me (and I am not a huge fan of magnum hops at that level of bitterness) and I don't like the DFH60 very much.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:20 PM   #15
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haven't had the bells, but the stone ranks above the dfh60. if the dfh90 was on there, that would have won for me. but i agree with others, there are a lot better ipas out there than these three, imo.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:27 PM   #16
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Thanks for the responses.

I didn't want to start a thread that says "list your 3 favorite IPA's" because I was more curious about what people thought of these three. However, now I'm thinking it might be a good idea. I've tried plenty of others (I would say a dozen other brands) but most either taste too weak or have some funky taste that I don't like. But maybe I should keep trying more. The only thing is I can get two-hearted at my local grocery store for under $10 a sixer whereas most other ipa's like stone, dfh, etc are much more.
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Thanks for the responses.

I didn't want to start a thread that says "list your 3 favorite IPA's" because I was more curious about what people thought of these three. However, now I'm thinking it might be a good idea. I've tried plenty of others (I would say a dozen other brands) but most either taste too weak or have some funky taste that I don't like. But maybe I should keep trying more. The only thing is I can get two-hearted at my local grocery store for under $10 a sixer whereas most other ipa's like stone, dfh, etc are much more.
It is really regional. We're in the land of IPAs out here. Breweries in SD almost have to have a good IPA or they're not really as noticed. Some places have 3 good IPAs. It really is out of control here. I blame/thank Stone for it, really.
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Stone > Two-hearted >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>DFH60
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:41 AM   #19
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Double IPA's are better for my taste. Founders Double Trouble is a show stopper!!! Bells 2 Hearted is very good though!!
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Stone is the best of these 3 with Bell's very close behind. DH60 is also a fine American IPA (and better than the DH90, though the 75 blend is pretty great for an AIPA).

These are heavily skewed choices toward the American bastardization of the style, though, with no "real" IPAs as options. Give me a Schlafly Export IPA or even a Fuller's IPA over any of these; if I'm going with an American-style IPA, I'm going whole-hog with a Ruination or similar.


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