Good IPA's?

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  1. CloneGuy8

    CloneGuy8 Well-Known Member

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    I had my first IPA yesterday in over 5 years. Last time I had one, I thought they were gross. I tried Sierra Nevada's Resilience yesterday and thought it was pretty good. Maybe they've gotten better, or maybe my taste has just changed. Either way, what are some other good ones I should try that are available in the Des Moines area? Need to forget that game.
     
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    Surly Furious is the King of IPA's.
     
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    #5 Al_4_State, Jan 12, 2019
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    IPAs have really evolved in the past 5-6 years. Dry hopping, which is where the hops are added during fermentation, as opposed to during the boil, has become a common technique. This gives beer intense hop flavors without all the bitter acid that comes out of the hop when it’s boiled. The resulting IPA is much less bitter than the ones being made previously.

    Lucky for you, we’re at ground zero for great IPAs in Iowa. Toppling Goliath makes a ton. Pompeii is my favorite. Confluence makes a lot of good ones too. Des Moines IPA is more traditional, but their Extinction Event is a New England (the more modern) style. Lake Time’s Haze of Our Lives is damn tasty. Big Grove cans some really good IPAs too.

    Our beer scene is really damn good given our population and culinary reputation.
     
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    Should be able to find some Pseudo Sue in DSM
     
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    There are some many different IPA styles now that it is pretty easy for someone to find something they like. Part of that is the branding of "IPA" is so recognizable that it much easier for brewers to market something called an IPA. Labels can be misleading and creates some beer prejudice. Serially drink whatever new beers you can find and see what you like and what you don't. That is part of the fun for me.

    IPA Means Nothing Anymore
     
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    Des Moines IPA. Solid. What I think an IPA should taste like.
     
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    Lagunitas has a good IPA, they use a different hop, has a distinctive Lagunitas flavor.
     
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    #10 Al_4_State, Jan 12, 2019
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    There’s a lot of truth in this post.

    Basically any ale with a lot of hops gets called an IPA these days. They’re even hopping the **** out of lagers and calling them IPLs, and I’m definitely a fan.
     
  11. CloneGuy8

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    Eat my brown eye
     
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  12. CloneGuy8

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    This is the one I bought. I will report back later.
     
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    Awesome. Can't wait to hear what you think. It is a West Coast style IPA, but if you're gonna go, go all the way.
     
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    My go to list at HyVee
    Any IPA from Toppling Goliath
    Exile Lord Falcon
    Reunion Tank Puncher
    Surly Todd the Axeman
    Lake Time Haze of Our Lives

    Bells Hopslam should be hitting shelves soon.
    Also can’t go wrong with my intro to hoppy beers- Bells Two Hearted
     
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  16. CloneGuy8

    CloneGuy8 Well-Known Member

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    I like it. Good recommendation.
     
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    #17 ArgentCy, Jan 12, 2019
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    The only Toppling Goliath I've had was disgusting. It was like chewing on some pine needles. Hops are overrated. A little can add to some beers but keep it simple. Was also not a fan of Confluences Des Moines IPA.

    Just give me a good German Lager any day.
     
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    I got you fam

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    I'd probably like Psedo Sue. Other than that don't make me chew your damn beer. Or add Jalapenos for goodness sake.
     
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    You’re as nuts in this forum as you are in the cave.
     
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