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Old 12-26-2010, 02:51 PM   #31
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60 min, Bells 2 hearted ale,Founders Centenial IPA, IPA cristmas ales,wet hopped ales like SN Estate Ale! Good stuff..

 
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:07 PM   #32
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DFH 90 minute was the one that got me hooked on IPA'S. I remember pouring that first one into a glass and taking a whiff...WOW.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:03 AM   #33
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:35 AM   #34
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can anyone suggest some good APAs?

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:40 AM   #35
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So far my favorite IPA is Nectar IPA, I just love their balance of hops and malt. Stone is another one of my favorites. I've yet to try DFH, mainly cause I haven't seen it around anywhere local.

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:36 AM   #36
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Got a growler of Ithaca Brewing Flower Power IPA a little while ago, and man, that stuff is outrageous! Hoppy, flowery, and just darn tasty.

Loved it so much, now I pretty much only drink IPA's as my base "sipping" brew. Great Lakes and Saranac are pretty good, DFH 60 minute is OK (not as good as the others IMHO).

Now, just waiting a few more weeks for my first brew, an IPA to condition and I'll be set.

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #37
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60 min, Bells 2 hearted ale,Founders Centenial IPA, IPA cristmas ales,wet hopped ales like SN Estate Ale! Good stuff..
It was Stone IPA and especially Bells two-hearted and Sweetwater IPA that were my hops epiphanies. My uneducated view a few years ago was that hops=bitterness. I had no clue of the flavor and aroma qualities of hops. I had the beers above and instantly fell in love with the citrusy flavors and smell. Since I started brewing, IPA/APA have been just about the only style I've brewed, but in the last few months I've tried a stout and quasi-Belgian ale, so I'm exploring new ground. I use to not like Stouts, but that has changed quite a bit this winter.

 
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:46 AM   #38
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Im about to brew my first IPA and am trying to conjure something up. any suggestions? One big question is it ok to dry hop in primary? I May just add the aroma hops at end and be done with it i heard its just as good, well at least with pelletsWhere is sweetwater from?

 
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:55 AM   #39
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DFH 90 minute was the one that got me hooked on IPA'S. I remember pouring that first one into a glass and taking a whiff...WOW.
This! And also, Central Waters Imperial IPA, Lake Eerie Monster. Those two are the best balance of outrageous hops and big happy maltiness that made me fall in love with IPAs.

 
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:18 AM   #40
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If Any body gets a chance at Two Brothers Brewery from Chicago.The Resistance is an incredible Ipa, as far as all that i tried, its up there with Bells and Dogfish.They also had my first pale ale i actually enjoyed since this is one of my least favorite styles.Just tried it! Happy new Year!

 
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