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

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  1. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    Hope you don't have to get used to disappointment...they were out of the IPA earlier this week. The "Black IPA" was okay but not as good as 21st Amendment Back in Black or maybe I was just thirsty for a "real" IPA.

    Least desirable: Longhammer IPA - Budweiser with a single, individual, dry hop in it.
     
  2. troutpocket

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    Not a fan of Deschutes Chain Breaker White IPA. Two great styles that do not mix.
     
  3. Evan Burck

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    I used to work there, and was the guy doing the dry hopping on that beer. I had to haul 200lbs of Cascade pellet hops up to the top of the tallest tanks there (you can see them sticking out of the roof), and pour all 200lbs of them through a hole about 1" in diameter. I don't miss that task one bit.
     
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    Two-Tun (yes, it's spelled Tun). Easy drinking IPA with a sweet finish.
     
  5. mjb

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    Really? 64 responses to a question about regional beers including ID and no one called out Laughing Dog? Alpha Dog, Devil Dog, DogZilla Black...jeez, I need one now.
     
  6. Jake Dixon

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    Totally agreed. I was optimistic, but am disappointed to say the least.
     
  7. aplTyler

    aplTyler Inept Steelheader

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    Not yet... I'll be on the lookout for it now though! Thanks for the heads up
     
  8. aplTyler

    aplTyler Inept Steelheader

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    I mentioned Laughing Dog way back on page one... good people. I like to stop in at the brewery when I head up to Sandpoint
     
  9. Porter

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    Yes that is the one I couldn't remember name of.....experimental brew gone horribly wrong!!! :eek:
     
  10. quazman

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    I agree tried it last week....not good.
     
  11. John Wallace

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    BLACK RAVEN Redmond Wa.
     
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    pyramid out burst imperial, had it tonight for the first time was great
     
  13. Breck

    Breck The Whisky Guy

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    Another shout out to Black Raven's Wisdom Seeker IPA. Absolutely perfect for a hop head like me, but has a nicely rounded floral and citrus complexity.

    Some other great IPAs, in no particular order:

    -Terminal Gravity
    -Ninkasi Total Domination
    -Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Double IPA is fantastic.
    -You can usually get a decent IPA at McMenamins, depending on the location.
     
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    tell us where and we will come with our own personal opinions. Oh, and of course something to taste.
     
  15. DennisE

    DennisE Topwater and tying.

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    Found another good one: Skagit Brewing Sculler's IPA. It's a good option if you're going to Pass Lake. They're located right next to the old grain elevator in Mount Vernon.
     
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    Another that I had tonight and will recommend... Alameda (PDX) Yellow Wolf. Great beer!
     
  17. Jason Decker

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    i dig the Black Raven Trickster IPA , though i am not an ipa fan, it is decent
     
  18. MarkS

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    I too like a hearty IPA...I have recently been hitting up Leafer Madness by Beer Valley and Long Hammer by Red Hook (if I am just at the gas station). I will have to try some Black Raven...haven't yet.
    I have always been a fan of Deschutes (mmmm, mirror pond) so I have to mention their Hop Henge. As some have stated, not every Deschutes IPA is a hit but this one is pretty tasty.

    IPAs are by far my favorite to brew - basic 2row mash and then dry hopping. This is a good intro to a question I've always had: if the Yakima Valley is the 2nd (maybe 3rd) largest hop producer in the world, why the lack of homebrew shops and micro breweries in the surrounding areas? Sure some exist, but Oregon has us beat tenfold.


    the pic is of some Mt Hood and Cascade I grew last year :)

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    the problem with harvesting is that this many:

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  19. TheLeetAngler

    TheLeetAngler New Member

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    I agree with those who chose Racer 5...

    but for those of us north of the border, nothing beats a Red Racer IPA !!!

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  20. Mike Wilson

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    Just released by Emerald City Brewery is an IPL (India Pale Lager) They call it "Ivana" a Russian blonde is the pin up on their label. Not only is it the best lable they have, the beverage is crisp, clean, hoppy and very drinkable for hours on end as it is a session lager. Ivana lager has treated me very well and makes me say ivana lager over and over again.