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(Buzzfeed)   To celebrate IPA day, here's the definitive top-10 IPA list from Buzzfeed. Hard to argue against any of their choices while drowning in deliciousness   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 197
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2013-08-01 04:18:23 PM
probably should be called "top 10 IPAs from an East-Coaster who knows little to nothing about IPAs."
 
2013-08-01 04:18:58 PM
Overhopped IPAs are an affront to God.

There is such a thing as too many hops, you idiots.
 
2013-08-01 04:25:36 PM

Rev.K: Overhopped IPAs are an affront to God.

There is such a thing as too many hops, you idiots.


Sounds like you've never had GF Palate-Wrecker or PTY? At least try Ruination its pretty widely distributed. That's two triples and a double, I'm guessing that's what you mean by "over hopped?"
 
2013-08-01 04:32:04 PM

drew46n2: Sounds like you've never had GF Palate-Wrecker or PTY? At least try Ruination its pretty widely distributed. That's two triples and a double, I'm guessing that's what you mean by "over hopped?"


Maybe. All I know is that I've tried a number of these new-school IPAs and they are borderline undrinkable because the bitterness is just overwhelming.

Do I like flavor variations? Sure, but these IPAs are waaaaayy too hop heavy, the balance is just wrong and they overpower.
 
2013-08-01 04:41:14 PM
FTA:  The idea was that adding extra hops to a pale ale would increase its alcohol content and shelf life

I'm pretty sure this is incorrect.  Hops don't directly effect the alcohol content of a beer do they?

Also, list fails without DFH 60 Minute IPA
 
2013-08-01 04:43:58 PM
Either i got a bad batch or that founders ipa tastes like it had been used to wash otto's jacket. It was just awful.
 
2013-08-01 04:46:44 PM
Horrible list of likely good IPA's that the majority of us can't get in our stores, nice try BuzzFart.

TuteTibiImperes: FTA:  The idea was that adding extra hops to a pale ale would increase its alcohol content and shelf life

I'm pretty sure this is incorrect.  Hops don't directly effect the alcohol content of a beer do they?


Nope.
 
2013-08-01 04:49:41 PM

Rev.K: All I know is that I've tried a number of these new-school IPAs and they are borderline undrinkable because the bitterness is just overwhelming.


Cake Hunter: Either i got a bad batch or that founders ipa tastes like it had been used to wash otto's jacket. It was just awful.


Time & temperature wreak havoc on IPAs. The difference between a month-old bottled Sculpin and a pint of it from the tasting room at Home Brew Mart is like night & day.
 
2013-08-01 04:54:19 PM

TuteTibiImperes: FTA:  The idea was that adding extra hops to a pale ale would increase its alcohol content and shelf life

I'm pretty sure this is incorrect.  Hops don't directly effect the alcohol content of a beer do they?

Also, list fails without DFH 60 Minute IPA



I don't think it affects overall alcohol content at all, just the flavor (and can act as a preservative, iirc).


violentsalvation: Horrible list of likely good IPA's that the majority of us can't get in our stores, nice try BuzzFart.


Yeah, not one of those is available here.
 
2013-08-01 04:55:10 PM

TuteTibiImperes: FTA:  The idea was that adding extra hops to a pale ale would increase its alcohol content and shelf life

I'm pretty sure this is incorrect.  Hops don't directly effect the alcohol content of a beer do they?

Also, list fails without DFH 60 Minute IPA



No, hops don't affect the alcohol content. The high hop levels were there for the preservative effects. At the time IPAs were first being brewed, they were just trying to prevent the beer being sent to soldiers in India from spoiling.
 
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2013-08-01 05:06:58 PM
Too easy for IPas to be overly bitter.  I don't bother with them unless I can sniff them first.
 
2013-08-01 05:07:42 PM
A real list:

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thefullpint.com

beerpulse.com

And a new favorite:
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2013-08-01 05:23:39 PM

drew46n2: A real list:

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And a new favorite:
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We have Green Flash here, but I haven't tried it yet.

I have liked:
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and

www.theperfectlyhappyman.com

among others.
 
2013-08-01 06:10:09 PM
Session IPAs tend to taste like hop tea.
 
2013-08-01 06:10:56 PM

drew46n2: A real list:

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And a new favorite:
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On your recommend, good sir, I will give them another go.

Wildrose IPA, that comes from the local Wildrose brewery that I adore, is just undrinkable garbage.
 
2013-08-01 08:11:32 PM
We're blessed with many terrific IPAs.  I'm not going to argue about which is best, but it's 512 IPA.
 
2013-08-01 08:18:53 PM
I haven't had any of those, but how about Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA?  That's some good stuff there.

/Probably since it comes in around 30-40 proof.
 
2013-08-01 08:19:47 PM
List fails hard due to lack of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.
 
2013-08-01 08:20:02 PM
thefullpint.com
 
2013-08-01 08:20:19 PM
Shove it up your no-comment-allowing ass, Featured Partner.
 
2013-08-01 08:21:27 PM
I'm a bitter person but this stuff is too hoppy for me hip hop and you don't stop

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2013-08-01 08:21:42 PM
I've only got three more of these:

\www.stonebrewing.com


So, IPA Day is a good enough excuse to crack one open.

Also, that list sucked.
 
2013-08-01 08:22:12 PM
I love a Californian Pale Ale, hate an Indian Pale Ale...    Its to me, its people trying to act all boushie hipster.
 
2013-08-01 08:22:55 PM
There are, quite honestly, more good, drinkable IPAs than even an above-average Farker could try in a good long month.  And not all of them are widely distributed.  But one thing I've noticed about IPAs (and please correct me if I'm wrong) but it seems that they don't necessarily travel well.  Too old, too many temperature changes, too much bouncing around, and they don't handle it well.  Or is that just me?  Stouts, good old-fashoned amber ales, even pilsners seem much more robust in the handling department.
 
2013-08-01 08:23:33 PM
Is it Chimay? No?  then fark off

/IPAs taste too hoppy, bleh
 
2013-08-01 08:23:37 PM
Me, I'd go with Alpine Duet.
 
2013-08-01 08:23:58 PM
Maybe I'm just a ninny, but every IPA I've tried tastes like it's made for masochists.  It's like New Age hipster self-flagellation.
 
2013-08-01 08:24:06 PM
Busch tall boy.
 
2013-08-01 08:24:43 PM
9 of the 10 on this list should be from Stone Brewing, Escondido.

/toured last week

//W00tstout floored me...

///free tshirt, Drew/Will?
 
2013-08-01 08:24:50 PM
Picked up 8 120min today from the DFH brewery in Delaware to celebrate IPA day.  Those babies age quite nicely.
 
2013-08-01 08:26:02 PM

sariq: We're blessed with many terrific IPAs.  I'm not going to argue about which is best, but it's 512 IPA.


This.
 
2013-08-01 08:27:07 PM
IPAs are the beer equivalent to pepper extract sauces: dick-measuring contests in a bottle, e.g. "I like more bitter beers than you do, therefore I'm manlier than you." Often you'll see macho jagoffs bandying about IBU measurements exactly as if they're scoville measurements.
Protip: you're not supposed to like bitter things so stop pretending like you do in order to look macho. Humans have evolved to detect toxins as being bitter. If something is bitter that's often nature's way of telling you "don't consume this."
Give me a nice, warm, malty Belgian ale or stout any day over objectively bad tasting (through evolution) IPAs.
 
2013-08-01 08:27:17 PM

T.rex: I love a Californian Pale Ale, hate an Indian Pale Ale...    Its to me, its people trying to act all boushie hipster.


I think that IPA is too broad a term sometimes. I had a Scottish IPA that was good, but didn't have the hops that I, as an American IPA lover, craved.

/bougie from the word "bourgeois," not boushie
 
2013-08-01 08:27:57 PM

Rev.K: Overhopped IPAs are an affront to God.

There is such a thing as too many hops, you idiots.


No there isn't, you dolts!

// I love hop bombs!
// Actually, I love and cherish the entire beer spectrum.
 
2013-08-01 08:28:26 PM
I enjoy stouts and porters, IPA's taste like vomit to me.
 
2013-08-01 08:28:42 PM

Frankentots: Maybe I'm just a ninny, but every IPA I've tried tastes like it's made for masochists.  It's like New Age hipster self-flagellation.


Then smack my ass and call me 'hipster'.

As mentioned above, Ruination is the bees-knees.

/Seriously, smack my ass.
 
2013-08-01 08:30:23 PM
That list was awful.

No sculpin, no hopslam, no russian river, no firestone walker. Yikes. This list is embarrassing.
 
2013-08-01 08:31:12 PM
Balanced IPAs are great, there's no reason to hate on the hops, but the "balanced" part is key.
 
2013-08-01 08:31:24 PM
Weak list.
 
2013-08-01 08:31:38 PM
Are we naming our favourite east coast IPAs?

Cigar City's Jai Alai is great.

Smuttynose "Finestkind" is good but only if you're near or in New Hampshire. It doesn't seem to travel well.
 
2013-08-01 08:31:38 PM

ZoSo_the_Crowe: IPAs are the beer equivalent to pepper extract sauces: dick-measuring contests in a bottle, e.g. "I like more bitter beers than you do, therefore I'm manlier than you." Often you'll see macho jagoffs bandying about IBU measurements exactly as if they're scoville measurements.



No, my dick is pretty f'n small.  Hung like a light switch, if you will.

And I do like bitter things ... no pretending necessary.

I like what you don't like.  You'll get over it.
 
2013-08-01 08:31:55 PM
List is invalid without Stone.  fark you, Buzzfeed.
 
2013-08-01 08:32:49 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: TuteTibiImperes: FTA:  The idea was that adding extra hops to a pale ale would increase its alcohol content and shelf life

I'm pretty sure this is incorrect.  Hops don't directly effect the alcohol content of a beer do they?

Also, list fails without DFH 60 Minute IPA


No, hops don't affect the alcohol content. The high hop levels were there for the preservative effects. At the time IPAs were first being brewed, they were just trying to prevent the beer being sent to soldiers in India from spoiling.


Hops kinda can affect the amount of alcohol - I've had IPA brew batches start a 'secondary' ferment when dry-hopping in a secondary.  The hops release oxygen which excites the little yeast animals.
 
2013-08-01 08:35:08 PM
List fails without Ninkasi .
 
2013-08-01 08:35:10 PM
Can we get these threads a day or so ahead, or at least early in the day.  I can't remember how many "Days" I've missed because I've only found out about them at 8 PM after 4 or 5 drinks of the wrong sort.
 
2013-08-01 08:35:28 PM
Oh, I guess we're just being beer snobs. Well then, try Avery's The Maharaja Imperial. You'll be glad you did.
 
2013-08-01 08:36:54 PM

DataPanic: hops release oxygen


You're funny .
 
2013-08-01 08:36:59 PM
I just realized, no heady topper. Is there a no dipa, no imperial ipa rule?
 
2013-08-01 08:38:27 PM
insuranceguybeerblog.com
 
2013-08-01 08:38:29 PM
I drink a pile of IPA and I never had any of these.  Must be an east coast thing.

for me it is Maharaja from Avery at No. 1
and then anything from Stone.
 
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