NFR Favorite Ipa (preferably Wa, Mt, Id, Or)

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  1. Steffan Brown

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    Bridgeport, Ninkasi and Pike are three I gravitate towards. Although, I had the Racer 5 this past Sunday and it was also very tasty...
     
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    #1 - American Brewing/Breakaway IPA out of Edmonds. Skip can brew the heck out of beers.
    #2 - Stone IPA
     
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    DogFish Head 90 minute IPA is a great beer. Brewed in DE.
     
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    Brew Free or Die IPA (by 21st Amendment Brewery in SF) is my personal fav now for an every day IPA. For special occasions, Gubna Imperial IPA by Oskar Blues (but it is spendy).
     
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    The Back in Black black IPA by 21st Amendment is quality stuff was well.
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    either terminal gravity (enterprise or) or mine
     
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    The best IPA is actually a Stout or a Brown :)

    I'll take a Fred's Rivertown Brown over any IPA.
     
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    India Pale Ales were originally pale ales which had been hopped above and beyond the levels of normal pales. During the period of the British raj, these ales were shipped to India and became a favorite of Tommy Atkins while eh was stationed there and, of course, he brought his taste for the extra hops home with him. The IPAs were heavily hopped in order to help preserve them during the long, slow and often hot, voyage from England to India. Humulin, one of the active ingredients of the hop, is an excellent preservative.

    I have a bit of a problem with the recently introduced "dark" IPAs. Wouldn't a dark IPA become an IDA?
     
  10. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I like mine.

    Other than that I had a total domination for lunch yesterday.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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    I envy you guys that have such a great selection of IPAs. Here in the wilderness we pretty much have to take what we get or make a long drive. But I have found happiness with Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA. It is available, affordable and seems to have a lot more character than many of the ales out there that are popularly priced. It has become my favorite at the exclusion of all others until I find something better.

    Ive
     
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    Snoqualmie Wildcat IPA gets my vote. Nothing like hitting the river then stopping in at one of the local pubs in Fall city and sucking back a couple.

    SCARBOO
     
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    Hopworks is pretty tasty. Stone is a killer and so is Lagunitas. How they all charge $6 for 22oz is beyond me though...

    Anybody seen the SN Torpedo in the tall boy cans yet? Read they were going to make them. Sure would be a great river beer.
     
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    Ive - if you can get Sierra Nevada, keep a look out for their Ruthless Rye IPA. I wouldn't put it in the same league as the best IPA's on the market but it stands out among the grocery store standards.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Whats the big deal about IPAs, Its just beer , it gives you a buzz & makes you piss. Budwieser was once a IPA a hundred years ago or so!!!!!
     
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    Big Al's Hop Villain is a favorite IDA or Black IPA. Whatever you want to call it, it is a tasty treat for sure!
     
  17. Charles Sullivan

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    Budweiser isn't an Ale. It was never an Imperial pale ale.

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    Some of us prefer our beer to taste good.

    I am a huge nerd and brewer, but actually have a mild alcohol intolerance (allergy is a better way to describe it I guess), and can't drink much more than one or two beers, so I choose to go for the good stuff and enjoy it. Alcohol is an unfortunate necessity in beer for me. Tastes like shit without it.
     
  19. Alan Green

    Alan Green Spiritual and Legal Counsel to the Fishes

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    Mmmm.....IPAs.....

    Rosebud IPA is delicious. I like the Diamond Knot, previously mentioned. Always will have a soft spot for the Boundary Bay from my B'ham days. I think to this day though, my favorite beer remains (though maybe not technically an IPA) Rogue Brutal Bitter. Damn that's good stuff.

    Anybody know when Waddell's is doing Hoppy Days again????
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Well acording to the special on tv about the budwieser brand a hundred years ago or so it was a ipa.But it evolved over the years to suit the taste of the general population who prefered a lighter beer, more of a lager style. I think that they got the recipe right as far as sales go as by far budweiser is the best selling beer in the U.S. Of course as any politician knows good advertising will sell anything