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current APA,IPA of choice

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:12 pm
by matt7215
now that we actually have a selection of year round apa/ipa's to choose from, what are you grabbing the most and why?

me - mad tom

reason - consistancy

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:13 pm
by matt7215
second most purchased for me in crazy canuck

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:19 pm
by phat matt
I have been loving the crazy cannuck over the summer great beer. For a non lcbo choice I have to say sinister sam from taps brew pub. It has been tasting great lately.

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:27 pm
by mgmoney
Smashbomb & Crazy Canuck and Hophead my 3 regular APA/IPA selections hand down partly because I can usually only procure LCBO products..as road trips are unfortunately not in the plans due to family/budgetary restraints...

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:31 pm
by kafercrazy
Mad Tom & Crazy Canuck for me.

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:10 pm
by robinvboyer
Hands down, red racer. One of my locals always has a few cases on display.

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:32 pm
by notdan
Mad Tom. Because I love centennial hops.

Re: current APA,IPA of choice

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:42 pm
by Belgian
matt7215 wrote:me - mad tom

reason - consistency


Yep, that one for same reason & Red Racer.

Though Stone IPA from the bottle is a great TV-watching IPA.

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:16 pm
by velovampire
kafercrazy wrote:Mad Tom & Crazy Canuck for me.

Same.

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:42 pm
by sprague11
Locally, Mad Tom, though if Smashbomb settles on a consistent formula i'll be happy.

Out of province: Stone IPA and Dale's Pale Ale

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:41 pm
by iguenard
Ontario: Mad Tom
US: Edward, Hill Farmstead (APA)

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:48 pm
by JeffPorter
IPA: Mad tom: Consistent, and VERY available.

APA: Crazy Canuck, but only because I don't live in Peterborough and can't buy Square Nail from the Publican brewery EVERY DAY!!!

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:14 am
by cratez
Canadian IPA: Tree Hop Head / Muskoka Mad Tom / Flying Monkeys Smash Bomb interchangeably. I find them all to be reliable and decidedly above average, especially compared to everything else available at the 'BO/TBS.

Ontario APA: Great Lakes Crazy Canuck hands down. I think it's sad and almost infuriating that this exemplary pale is only rated as "good" (B/3.69) on Beer Advocate, just because they screwed up the initial release with some diacetyl problems. I deleted my old review and added a new one as soon as they cleaned up the recipe. Luckily the current RB score (89/92) is much more reflective of the outstanding quality of this ale.

US APA/IPA: been savouring my half cases of Three Floyds Alpha King and Half Acre Daisy Cutter over the last month and a bit. Following our upcoming Grand Rapids trip, it'll probably be one of the Michigan world beaters, like Two Hearted or Centennial.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:18 am
by Iceman
I was never much of a Pale Ale drinker before, but the beers below have shown me the light...

Canadian IPA - Muskoka Mad Tom
Canadian APA - Great Lakes Crazy Canuck
US IPA - Southern Tier IPA

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:36 am
by TheSevenDuffs
I still haven't found a go-to IPA. I am hoping that we start to see consistent batches of Smash Bomb because that is certainly the best alternative, when it is "on"

The best APA is without a doubt Crazy Canuck. I love the stuff.