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Since: Oct 07

Elverta, CA

#1 Oct 25, 2007
What is the best India Pale Ale?

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Since: Aug 07

Wyoming, MI

#2 Oct 26, 2007
I have recently become a huge fan of New Holland Mad Hatter IPA. It has a really hoppy finish with the zing of orange peel flavor. Super refreshing.

Goose Island IPA is reall, really good as well. I would put it as a toss-up between them, at least here in my area as New Holland is a pretty local brew.
elglst

Lubbock, TX

#3 Oct 27, 2007
Here is ratebeer's top 50 list for IPAs:
http://ratebeer.com/Ratings/TopBeersByStyle.a...
The best "accessible" IPA (meaning you can probably find them in your area) are:
1. Two Hearted Ale
2. Stone India Pale Ale
3. Victory Hop Devil
4. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
5. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

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Since: Aug 07

Wyoming, MI

#4 Oct 27, 2007
Two-Hearted kicks ass. I had no idea that it was considered an IPA. Its made in Kalamazoo, Michigan by Bell's and mmmm mmmm good.

The Sierra Nevada isn't bad, though really not hoppy enough for me (I'm a crazed hop-head).

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Since: Oct 07

Elverta, CA

#5 Oct 29, 2007
I personally find the Sierra Nevada brews too bitter for me. I'll have to try the others on the list, as well as Mad Hatter and Goose Island. Should be easy since there is a Bev Mo close to where I work!

Right now my favorite is Lagunitas IPA.
Tex

Amarillo, TX

#6 Oct 30, 2007
Central Waters
Ace

Colorado Springs, CO

#7 Oct 30, 2007
Stone Brewing Co. produces both "Stone IPA" which is a great, intense session IPA and also the "Ruination [double] IPA" which is over the top if you love the hop. Both are worth a go for any fan of the style.
Captain Carzy

Cleveland, OH

#8 Nov 27, 2007
Commodore Perry from Great Lakes Brewery Co is my favorite. I don't care for any IPA with an Alcohol % less than 7.
Giuseppe

Maple Valley, WA

#9 Jan 5, 2008
The Lost Coast Brewery makes an IPA called Indica, and if you can get it fresh, it's absolutely delightful.

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Since: Nov 07

Carbondale

#10 Jan 10, 2008
For a standard IPA, it is hard to beat Bell's Two Hearted Ale. If you're looking for more aggressive hop character, try Dogfish Head's 60 or 90-Minute IPA. They make another called 120-minute IPA, but this one is so extreme, not to mention high in ABV, that it is difficult to drink more than a shot's worth at a sitting.

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Since: Aug 07

Wyoming, MI

#11 Jan 10, 2008
If you can get it, I would suggest trying out Arbor Brewing's Sacred Cow IPA. Not much in the way of head, but a strong dose of hops really made this one stand out for me.

As far as I know you can only get it in Michigan. It is bottle conditioned as well, so there is a little yeast cake at the bottom of the bottle. Decant with care.
Fonz

Goshen, IN

#12 Apr 29, 2008
best IPA ever made... TWO BROTHERS HEAVY HANDED IPA!! Brewed with fresh hops so it's only available in the fall in the midwest. Next best in no particular are...
green flash west coast ipa, flying dog snake dog ipa, and great divide fresh hop!

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Since: Oct 07

Marysville, CA

#13 Apr 30, 2008
The Sacramento Brewing Company makes a good IPA, just had some recently in fact.
Antifreze

Phoenix, AZ

#14 Apr 30, 2008
1. Three Floyd's Dreadnaught (NW indiana)
2. Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA (120 if you can find it)

Those are the 2 best in my opinion.

(I'm currently aging 2 bottles of the 120min IPA)
Antifreze

Phoenix, AZ

#15 Apr 30, 2008
oh, and dont forget Flying Dog's Double Dog Double Pale Ale

its an imperial IPA
Eric - Reading PA

United States

#16 May 6, 2008
Try the Avery IPA - Colorado brewer - The best I have ever had. My second choice is Hop Devil.

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Since: Oct 07

Marysville, CA

#17 May 6, 2008
I'm going to make one with my new Mr. Beer. I'll let you know when it is perfected.
quixoticmex

Miami, FL

#18 Aug 3, 2008
I think liberty ale is a fine IPA no one has mentioned it yet I think its just great I highly recommend it.

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Since: Aug 07

Wyoming, MI

#19 Aug 3, 2008
I've been consuming Victory Ales "Hop Devil." Yummy.
Tuna

Bay City, MI

#20 Sep 19, 2008
Saif wrote:
If you can get it, I would suggest trying out Arbor Brewing's Sacred Cow IPA. Not much in the way of head, but a strong dose of hops really made this one stand out for me.
As far as I know you can only get it in Michigan. It is bottle conditioned as well, so there is a little yeast cake at the bottom of the bottle. Decant with care.
I am insane about IPA's and an extreme hophead, not into maltiness at all with my IPA's. Sacred Cow sucks! I absolutely hated it

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