Top Hops

This blog was started so that I would have a place to write about all the beer and food I love…which is a lot! :D

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Due to my desire to cater to many people I also include recipes and beers that non beer-lovers might enjoy. But after 6 months of being live, I realized I haven’t posted much about my favorite type of beer.

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I LOVE a lot of beer types but my favorite are India Pale Ales (IPAs). I am a hophead. I am not ashamed ;)

I shied away from posting too much about IPAs in fear of losing followers! But I must express my love for IPAs and share with you some of my favorites :)

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Before writing this post, I tried to compare some of them to give a proper analysis of each. Sipping them side by side made them lose their individual qualities though.

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Comparing IPAs is like comparing friends….you can’t do it! IPAs all have unique differences…qualities that pertain to their style.

471 Small Batch IPA

Double Hopped IPA
Breckenridge Brewery

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This beer is powerfully soft…it is strong yet very smooth making its POWER subtle.

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This beer will get you though if you’re not careful…with a 9.2% ABV it is only sold in 4 packs.

Odell IPA

Odell Brewing Company

The Odell IPA took the traditional IPA and added its own American twist. It is bold and strongly hopped.

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St. Lupulin is another one of my favorites from Odell but since it is technically a “Pale Ale,” it should go on my Pale Ale favorites :)

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It is a summertime favorite due to it only being available May through September. Get it now or else you will have to wait until next May!

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Hop Notch

Uinta Brewing Company

Hop Notch was recently discovered and liked immediately :) Most of my favorites are local beers but this one is actually from Utah.

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It is a very easy drinking IPA. It is still very hoppy but it is almost more of a refreshing IPA to me.

Maharaja

Imperial IPA
Avery Brewing Company

When I chose to write this post I started with trying to pick just 3 of my favorites…then it turned into more…

The Maharaja is a vibrantly hoppy and GREAT beer. It is intense but finishes smoothly.

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Even after choosing the ones to post about I continued to remember others that I love as well…Titan IPA (Great Divide), Ranger (New Belgium), and Avery IPA. My list mainly contains local favorites because they are readily available.

I still like many others but would have to do some intense research ;) to compile a nation-wide list.

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Listening to:

Skinny Love by Birdy

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14 responses to “Top Hops

  1. i LOVE LOVE IPAs! Most of my friends do actually, so its always a good time trying different kinds and swapping when we get the chance. Thanks for the great post! Must go to Denver soon. :-)

    • Hey, thanks for stopping by! I am glad to find another hophead! Do you have any favorites you could recommend? Denver is a great place that is exploding with craft beer! Definitely visit soon :)

      • Of course. I have a couple of faves- Lagunitas of course. Then there’s Harpoon, Southern Tier2x and Dogfish Head Imperial. I haven’t been going to the craft places as much recently, but I usually go for these or try something new. Your blog is great! Also, I adore Birdy. :-)

    • I will hve to try all your favorites! I have heard of Southern Tier2x recently but I have never had it. More to add to my list of things to try :D Thank you so much! Glad you like my music selection! :)

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