IPA Day 2016

Hops, hops, hops!

Hop vines growing in my garden, August 2016
Hop vines growing in my garden, August 2016

Yesterday was National IPA Day 2016. My wife and I visited Two Stones Pub Hockessin and had some great local and non local brews.

Delaware Today put together a nice article on some top Delaware-area IPAs.

Here are some of my other favorite IPAs. These probably aren’t all on someone’s list of best IPAs in the world, but I enjoy drinking them. Let me know your thoughts. If you think you don’t like IPAs but all you’ve tried is a Dogfish 60 Minute or a Lagunitas IPA or a Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, you should revisit the style. There are a lot of exciting new variations.

Imperial IPA
– Dogfish Head – 120 Minute
– Firestone Walker – Double Jack
– Stone – RuinTen Triple IPA (they had this on tap last night and it lived up to my memories of how good it is)
– Stone – Enjoy By Series
– Union – Double Duckpin
– Sixpoint – Resin

IPA
– Sierra Nevada – Torpedo
– Evil Genius – Stacy’s Mom
– Dogfish Head – 75 Minute IPA
– RAR – Nanticoke Nectar
– Blue Earl – Walking Blues

Other IPA (Session, Black, White, Fruit, etc.)
– Ballast Point – Mango Even Keel (quite possibly my favorite new beer of the past year)
– Lagunitas – Night Time Ale
– Manor Hill – Passion Fruit IPA
– Mispillion River – Black Tie

I’ve also brewed a few of my own homebrew IPAs, session IPAs, & double IPAs that my wife, friends, & I enjoy drinking them fresh.


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