IPA and Pale Ale Discussion

Discussion in 'Beer' started by hoiballin33, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

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    No Coast is heaven. No Coast is life. I love it. I love it a lot.
     
  2. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I've been to 3 Floyd's and liked a lot of what they had on tap but I prefer Psuedo Sue any day of the week over zombie dust.

    Some of my favorite go-to IPA/APA

    Bells two hearted

    Odell IPA

    Stone enjoy by

    Anything from TG

    Todd the axeman /furious

    Alpine pure hopinnes/hoppy birthday/alpine/duet

    Central waters HHG


    Ballast point sculpin
    lagunitas ipa
    Lagunitas sucks

    Summit saga

    All Day IPA has replace bud light as my crushable drink of choice.
     
  3. Macloney

    Macloney Well-Known Member

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    Surly-Furious
    Surly-Overrated
    Lone Tree-Peach IPA
    COOP-F5
    Odell-Red IPA
    Odell-Perle White IPA
    Flat Earth-Northwest Passage
    Tallgrass-8-bit

    Odell is the best all around brewery in the world. I have had better single beers, more fun, better tours, etc, but nobody has a better arsenal than these guys. 90 Shilling is the perfect beer.
     
  4. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin
    - FWIW, the pineapple sculpin is very disappointing
    Odell India Pale Ale

    For being out in the yard:

    All Day IPA
    Dale's Pale Ale
     
  5. jcyclonee

    jcyclonee Well-Known Member

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    I want to thank you all for recommending this. I picked up a pack this weekend and was very impressed. It's probably not quite as good as the other Surly IPA's but at $5.49 per pack it is certainly more than acceptable.
     
  6. EnkAMania

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    Their watermelon IPA is disgusting, even worse than the pinapple
     
  7. hoiballin33

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    Can confirm. It tastes like a jolly rancher.
     
  8. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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  9. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
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    Tried some Hopalicious and Moon Man tonight. Both were pretty tasty
     
  10. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    This is the best session IPA on the market in Iowa. All Day is #2.

    Surly's X Citra was a mild disappointment. Still a pretty good beer though.
     
  11. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Like other Citra pales, it seems to have major batch variation and doesn't keep well. I've had amazing Zombie Dust and not that great Zombie Dust.

    When it's on, it's stellar.
     
  12. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
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    Found a little bottle shop east of UW campus called Riley's. They were out, yesterday, but said they might be getting some today, so we went back. They were only selling singles, and you could only get a maximum of two, but they had it. Now, I just need to put on a disguise and go get two more. Went to a place called "The Old Fashioned" yesterday, and they had a massive selection. All Wisconsin beers. Moon Man, Nectarine and Hopalicious were all very good.
     
  13. bufante

    bufante Active Member

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    515 Brewing in Clive is crushing the IPA game lately. Bogan and Passé are two of the best in Iowa right now.
     
  14. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Old Fashioned is just a ******* gem. Their Bloody Mary's are the ****.
     
  15. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    515, TG, Alluvial, and Pulpit have all made world class IPA/APAs recently. We're pretty blessed.
     
  16. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    The Iowa beers have come along way in the past 5 years. Firetrucker's Tropical Burn is pretty damn good too.
     
  17. Mr Janny

    Mr Janny Welcome to the Office of Secret Intelligence
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    Did not have a Bloody Mary, but we certainly tried a bunch of their beers. And their food was top notch. Very neat place.
     

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