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My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« on: December 20, 2011, 03:54:24 PM »
I am a transplant in northern wisconsin. I am originally from Washington State. I have struggled to find a really good local IPA. Any body got any suggestions?

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 04:52:44 PM »
Isn't New Glarus in WI? Not a huge IPA fan myself but it looks like they have a few options and they are a really good brewery!
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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 05:17:34 PM »
New Glarus is in Wisconsin. They are an okay brewery. I think most of their brews are overly sweet and unbalanced. They do not have a good IPA that I have found yet. Wisconsin people in general seem to be adverse to any hop flavor.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 07:11:35 PM »
Ale Asylum or Tyranena...you're welcome ;)
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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 07:40:42 PM »
Lakefront IPA is also good and local.
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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 07:49:26 PM »
I have had Lakefront actually. Good brewery. I have a hard time finding the IPA in the stores around me. I will look for Ale aslyum. I don't know that one.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2011, 11:10:42 PM »
If you're into Russian Imperial Stout at all, you might want to try Big Eddy, from Leinenkugels.  Yes, seriously.  It's got a few hops and the alcohol will knock you on your butt.  But otherwise, yeah, you can't go wrong with anything from Tyranena if you can find it, and Ale Asylum is another great bet.  I would agree, though, that in general, it's not as easy to find IPA around here as it might be anywhere else.
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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 12:34:30 AM »
Ale Asylum is in Madison and Tyranea is in Lake Mills.  You can also give Oso Hopdinger a try which is from Wausau.  If you are closer to MN you can also give Surly a try.  Several local brew pubs also offer them.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 12:41:00 AM »
Hm, you just might have to go for imports, like Bell's Two-Hearted if you can find it. You should be able to get some MN beers fairly easily. Surly lives up to the hype and Summit makes an ok IPA.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 07:59:15 PM »
I like Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters. And Hopalicious from Ale Asylum is one of my favorite APAs anywhere.
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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2011, 08:03:22 PM »
I like Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters. And Hopalicious from Ale Asylum is one of my favorite APAs anywhere.

+1 to the Glacial Trail IPA from Central Waters. Ale Asylum definitely has some good beers.  Unfortunately, I do not get to Madison as often as I would like.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2011, 06:58:15 AM »
I think a big part of it is a regional taste difference. To me Glacial Trail is pretty weak as far as the hop profile and aroma. In Seattle we like our hops present and starring.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 07:45:16 AM »
You figured it out Krusty, east of Colorado your're gonna have to make your own. I think they used up most of the hops in the name.Out east, finding a west coast style ipa is like finding a needle in a haystack, it's  possible - but good luck.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 03:39:18 PM »
Amen man. I just had a lagunitas hop stoopid that reminded me that when it comes to the hops the west just does it better.

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Re: My kingdom for a Wisconsin IPA
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 04:16:57 PM »
Amen man. I just had a lagunitas hop stoopid that reminded me that when it comes to the hops the west just does it better.

I am not a fan of super hoppy beers in general but when I have one I do prefer more late hop presence. Still I don't think you can say that west coast IPAs are better, just different than east coast IPAs. some folks like super bitter beers with a less hoppy more beery finish.
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