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ipa in a can

brad4d Nov 17, 2011 04:57 PM

The best IPA I have found is in a can , only available in Maine Stowaway brewed from Baxter Brewing Co.

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    LStaff Nov 17, 2011 05:46 PM

    Also available in MA. I thought it was just ok - a little caramelly and grassy which I couldn't really tell if it was from oxidation (only a month old) or just designed that way. News came out today that their brewer has left. http://beernews.org/2011/11/brewmaste...

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo cans should be coming out some time soon.

    Also - Alchemist Heady Topper - only available in VT right now, but should be coming to Boston market in the near future.

    1. Jim Dorsch Nov 17, 2011 08:51 PM

      Avery, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin, 21st Amendment Brew Free of Die, Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, couple of double red/IPA beers from Oskar Blues, Tallgrass Oasis

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      1. re: Jim Dorsch
        chimay5 Nov 20, 2011 08:44 PM

        If you can find it, Happy Camper IPA from Santa Fe Brewing.

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          Jim Dorsch Nov 21, 2011 06:08 AM

          I don't think that one makes it out east. Long ago you used to find their pale ale (in bottles) in the DC area. I visited that brewery way back, when they were out on a ranch.

      2. JessKidden Nov 21, 2011 07:23 AM

        Sly Fox cans their "Route 113 IPA". That'd be my first pick (if canning dates were all in the same range) of the ones available in NJ.

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          TongoRad Nov 21, 2011 07:36 AM

          That's a really good one, pretty much a hybrid approach to my tastes. The hop character leans heavily English, but the more neutral yeast signature and huuuuge bitterness rings of a more American approach. Pretty darn dry for that gravity as well. Still, even after all that they managed to make a nicely quaffable beer.

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          tacowalker Dec 2, 2011 09:22 PM

          21st Amendment IPA and Caldera IPA are two excellent Oregon IPA's in a can.


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          1. re: tacowalker
            JessKidden Dec 3, 2011 02:18 AM

            21st Amendment is a California company with a brewpub in San Francisco. Their canned beer (and some draught - probably outside the bay area) are contract-brewed by Cold Spring Brewing Co. in Cold Spring, MN.

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            mojoeater Dec 2, 2011 09:30 PM

            Only available in Virginia: Blue Mountain's Full Nelson. Technically it is an "American" Pale Ale. Damned good in a can.

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              Jim Dorsch Dec 3, 2011 06:45 AM

              OT: I hear that Devil's Backbone is either up and running or close to that with their new production brewery.

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              Slightly Grey Dec 3, 2011 06:59 PM

              Surly Furious. Hard to find outside of MN.

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              1. re: Slightly Grey
                kubasd Jan 18, 2012 05:22 PM

                I really like the Surly's Furious as well, with 21st Amendment's Brew Free or Die fighting with it for the top spot.

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                mojoeater Jan 18, 2012 06:40 PM

                One of DH's new faves is Tallgrass IPA in a can.

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