Beer Run: IPA Diversity


By many measures, the India Pale Ale (or IPA) is one the most popular beer styles. The first IPA I ever tasted was BridgePort IPA. I had no idea what to expect and I loved its bitter grapefruit hop flavor. Since then, I've profiled more IPAs than any other style.

Just when I think I'm starting to grow tired of IPAs, creative brewers come up with different variations and twists on the style. So in this series, I'm going to explore the diversity within the IPA family by tasting the following beers:


What's your favorite variation of the IPA style?


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5 comments:

  1. Of these I've tried only the Two Hearted Ale, which is very good, but not as good as all the hype would have it, I think. I'm curious about Wildeman's Farmhouse IPA, as Flying Dog does some great beers.

    But I'm surprised that you don't have any of the Dogfish Head IPAs here -- the 90min IPA is perhaps the best of the style I've had.

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  2. What no example of the Cascadian Dark Ale? :-D

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  3. Hey Tuomas. I plan to post the Wildeman review tomorrow. The omission of DFH's IPAs wasn't intentional. These are just the IPAs I happened to have on hand at the time. I do have four DFH beers that I plan to profile soon. Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Anon, the answer to your question depends on if you care about the CDA / Black IPA name debate. I do not. So I guess that makes Dubhe my CDA representative. Cheers!

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  5. I recently fell in love with Flat Tail Brewing English IPA form the Seriously Low Budget Series. Sadly enough it was a limited run, so anytime I find some in the bottle shops I pick it up pretty quick. In fact I scored two bottles last Friday!

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