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Thread: IPA's - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

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    Thanks guys. Was definitely Acorn, only my fourth beer of the night and nothing was at all blurred at that stage. The Ossett front is less clear to me as my phone (notes) tells me I thoroughly enjoyed their Big Red but it was at the end of the night and I haven't the slightest idea where I drank it!
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    I think you're right Millay, much is down to personal taste and how the beer's been kept.

    Here's the updated list:

    The Good

    Marble - Lagonda IPA
    Blue Monkey - Ape Ale
    Brew Dog - Punk IPA
    Thornbridge - Jaipur IPA
    Art Brew - Monkey and Spanked Monkey
    Acorn - Scorachi IPA
    Bingham - Space Hoppy IPA
    Tryst - Raj IPA
    Moor Pacific IPA (OB)
    Kirkstall Dissolution (OB)
    Penzance Brewing IPA (BF)
    Dark Star Green Hopped IPA (PoH)
    Kernels Simcoe IPA (PoH)
    Wadsworths Henrys IPA (A1)
    Buxton Axe Edge Double IPA (PSM)
    Summer Wine Diablo IPA (PSM)
    Redemption Big Chief (PSM)
    Thornbridge Seaforth IPA (RobC)
    Hopdeamon Skrimshander IPA (Wit)
    Old Dairy Blue Top (Wit)
    Acorn Santiam IPA (O Blue)
    Brains IPA (Mil)
    Tring XL IPA (Mil)


    The Bad

    Greene King - IPA
    Caledonian - Deuchars IPA
    Marlow - Rebellion IPA
    Brains - IPA
    Wells - Eagle IPA
    McMullen's IPA (BF)
    Tring XL IPA

    The Nostalgic

    Charringtons IPA (ND)

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    A little bit late chipping in on this thread, but I would echo the comments above about the fluidity of the term these days, plus not getting too hung up on style boundaries. From a limited personal perspective, I'd say that in West Yorkshire the term IPA is often applied to APAs and even golden ales, beers that may well be below 5%. Two I've enjoyed recently have been Fernandes Motueka IPA and Summer Wine Kahuna.
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    Another new one tried this week at The Euston Tap, Ilkley Lotus IPA, typical IPA style and flavour and dangerously drinkable at 5.7%.

    The updated list:

    The Good

    Marble - Lagonda IPA
    Blue Monkey - Ape Ale
    Brew Dog - Punk IPA
    Thornbridge - Jaipur IPA
    Art Brew - Monkey and Spanked Monkey
    Acorn - Scorachi IPA
    Bingham - Space Hoppy IPA
    Tryst - Raj IPA
    Moor Pacific IPA (OB)
    Kirkstall Dissolution (OB)
    Penzance Brewing IPA (BF)
    Dark Star Green Hopped IPA (PoH)
    Kernels Simcoe IPA (PoH)
    Wadsworths Henrys IPA (A1)
    Buxton Axe Edge Double IPA (PSM)
    Summer Wine Diablo IPA (PSM)
    Redemption Big Chief (PSM)
    Thornbridge Seaforth IPA (RobC)
    Hopdeamon Skrimshander IPA (Wit)
    Old Dairy Blue Top (Wit)
    Acorn Santiam IPA (O Blue)
    Brains IPA (Mil)
    Tring XL IPA (Mil)
    Fernandes Motueka IPA (A&H)
    Summer Wine Kahuna (A&H)
    Ilkley Lotus IPA (TP)

    The Bad

    Greene King - IPA
    Caledonian - Deuchars IPA
    Marlow - Rebellion IPA
    Brains - IPA
    Wells - Eagle IPA
    McMullen's IPA (BF)
    Tring XL IPA

    The Nostalgic

    Charringtons IPA (ND)

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    The best style of beer..

    A few more to mention.

    Brewdog - Hardcore IPA (not seen this about for a while)
    Stone - Ruination IPA (this has the honour of most expensive beer I've had at £7 in Euston Tap).
    Sierra Nevada - Torpeda IPA (frequently on in North Bar)
    Rat - King Rat
    Last edited by Spinko; 18-12-2011 at 12:33.

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    Another one for the good list tried yesyerday

    Orkney - Wayfarers India Pale Ale at 5% not to strong and it was very drinkable.

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    Did I mention Marble Dobber? A little sweet but up to 19th Century IPA average strength (6%) and bursting with hoppy flavour.

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    The updated list:

    The Good

    Marble - Lagonda IPA
    Blue Monkey - Ape Ale
    Brew Dog - Punk IPA
    Thornbridge - Jaipur IPA
    Art Brew - Monkey and Spanked Monkey
    Acorn - Scorachi IPA
    Bingham - Space Hoppy IPA
    Tryst - Raj IPA
    Moor Pacific IPA (OB)
    Kirkstall Dissolution (OB)
    Penzance Brewing IPA (BF)
    Dark Star Green Hopped IPA (PoH)
    Kernels Simcoe IPA (PoH)
    Wadsworths Henrys IPA (A1)
    Buxton Axe Edge Double IPA (PSM)
    Summer Wine Diablo IPA (PSM)
    Redemption Big Chief (PSM)
    Thornbridge Seaforth IPA (RobC)
    Hopdeamon Skrimshander IPA (Wit)
    Old Dairy Blue Top (Wit)
    Acorn Santiam IPA (O Blue)
    Brains IPA (Mil)
    Tring XL IPA (Mil)
    Fernandes Motueka IPA (A&H)
    Summer Wine Kahuna (A&H)
    Ilkley Lotus IPA (TP)
    Brewdog Hardcore IPA (Sp)
    Stone Ruination IPA (Sp)
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA (Sp)
    Rat King Rat (Sp)
    Orkney Wayfarers IPA (A1)
    Marble Dobber (OB)

    The Bad

    Greene King - IPA
    Caledonian - Deuchars IPA
    Marlow - Rebellion IPA
    Brains - IPA
    Wells - Eagle IPA
    McMullen's IPA (BF)
    Tring XL IPA

    The Nostalgic

    Charringtons IPA (ND)

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    Recently had Oakham Green Devil IPA, and found it worthy of the good list. Another 6%er, is has been described as 'Oakham Citra on Steroids'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinko View Post
    The best style of beer..

    A few more to mention
    Sierra Nevada - Torpeda IPA (frequently on in North Bar
    I'm sorry,but I had a bottle of this a couple of years back, and found it wellnigh undrinkable, reminding me of the famous day I chewed a hop pellet on a trip round either Sheps or Fremlins.
    Totally one dimensional. Damn pricey too!
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