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Old 12-17-2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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I'm interested in finding some killer way-hopped IPA's-as in big boil additions and dry-hopped, hop-backed commercial brews.

I want to try some IPA's that the hops come flying outta my nose, kinda IPA's.

Rip your face, over-hopped, 7+% IPA's that proudly stand as fine American examples of an IPA.

I've had a few, but don't really sample each and every commercial craft brew there is, and there is a bunch; so tell me the ones that really made an impression on you.

I'll allow a way-hopped red ale or some such cousin, as I've just tried the Founders Red Ale, and it was okay...
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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My favorite to date is Bell's Two Hearted Ale. It has a kick, but a flavorful one.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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Can't always find it, but Bell's Hopslam should do the trick for you.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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Flying Fish's HopFish, I love that beer.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:10 PM   #5
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It has to be a toss up between hop slam and Double arrogant bastard
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:11 PM   #6
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New Holland Mad Hatter.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #7
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I wouldn't really say overhopped...because it's so balanced, by my favourite borderline IPA/IIPA is Hop Cubed by Clipper City.

 
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #9
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Although I love Two Hearted (it is my favorite commercial IPA to date), I hesistate to call it 'overhopped'. I think it is probably one of the better examples of a balanced IPA as the malt backbone is not overriden by the hops, I believe this may be the reasoning behind the 'Two Hearted' naming, but that' just my guess. It has a huge hop aroma, but I am not sure the IBU's come close to many other offerings out there.
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Although I love Two Hearted (it is my favorite commercial IPA to date), I hesistate to call it 'overhopped'. I think it is probably one of the better examples of a balanced IPA as the malt backbone is not overriden by the hops, I believe this may be the reasoning behind the 'Two Hearted' naming, but that' just my guess. It has a huge hop aroma, but I am not sure the IBU's come close to many other offerings out there.
I'd say Bell's Two Hearted and Stone Ruination are great.

The "Two Hearted" name has to do with Ernest Hemingway, and a river near my friends camp where Hemingway hung out.
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