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What's Your Favourite Ontario West Coast IPA?

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...and Southern Tier IPA. I think i should find a way to revisit that after so long.
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Had The Exchange Brewery Extension Two-Way West Coast IPA today. It was quite good.

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MatttthewGeorge wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:55 am I too tried the Lower West Side WCIPA and echo the comments above: a slightly lighter version of Boneshaker, in all the right ways. I really enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Question though: my can says 6% yet the lcbo image says 5%... why is that?
That's a great question. LCBO website is incorrect. I'll get that changed.

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Was so happy to find this thread, it made my get an account.

Agree with lots of the above.
1. Boneshaker 2. Lake Effect/Octopus/Karma Citra 3. Headstock 4. Lone Pine 5. Mad Tom.

I miss Smashbomb. It was the beer that turned me to IPA's and with all the hazy stuff flying monkey does now, I wish they still had a place for it.

Still love B.C offerings. Fat Tug is up there with Boneshaker, and I was sad to realize I couldn't get Red Racer any more.
Another good one to look out for in the Guelph LCBO's is Brother's Brewing Lamp Lighter.
I now will also try to track down some of the Exchange and Lower West Side WCIPA soon.

I've realized over time even with in the WCIPA's, there's the true early WCIPA's and then more of the American IPA's which became WCIPA's and I prefer the later. Some great American one's I've picked up on trips - Ballast Point Sculpin, Bell's Two Hearted among others.

Also when Sawdust brews Twin Pines... it's one of the best tasting beers out there... it's been about 2 years though.

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supastan416 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:47 pm Was so happy to find this thread, it made my get an account.
Very happy you joined!

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supastan416 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 4:47 pm Was so happy to find this thread, it made my get an account.

Agree with lots of the above.
1. Boneshaker 2. Lake Effect/Octopus/Karma Citra 3. Headstock 4. Lone Pine 5. Mad Tom.

I miss Smashbomb. It was the beer that turned me to IPA's and with all the hazy stuff flying monkey does now, I wish they still had a place for it.

Still love B.C offerings. Fat Tug is up there with Boneshaker, and I was sad to realize I couldn't get Red Racer any more.
Another good one to look out for in the Guelph LCBO's is Brother's Brewing Lamp Lighter.
I now will also try to track down some of the Exchange and Lower West Side WCIPA soon.

I've realized over time even with in the WCIPA's, there's the true early WCIPA's and then more of the American IPA's which became WCIPA's and I prefer the later. Some great American one's I've picked up on trips - Ballast Point Sculpin, Bell's Two Hearted among others.

Also when Sawdust brews Twin Pines... it's one of the best tasting beers out there... it's been about 2 years though.


I wish we could get Two Hearted here.

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Love Boneshaker.
Had been drinking a lot of Mad Tom the past year or two, but found it to be too sticky sweet last couple of times I tried it.

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sofakingdrunk wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 7:10 pm I wish we could get Two Hearted here.
I have a Quick Beer video trip to Kalamazoo in March and I'm trying to get an interview with Bell's. Since they're now owned by Kirin/Lion I guess the old reasons for why they never came to Ontario – supposedly Larry Bell refused to deal with LCBO – don't apply anymore. I will try and find out what I can!

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Cass wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:34 pm
sofakingdrunk wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 7:10 pm I wish we could get Two Hearted here.
I have a Quick Beer video trip to Kalamazoo in March and I'm trying to get an interview with Bell's. Since they're now owned by Kirin/Lion I guess the old reasons for why they never came to Ontario – supposedly Larry Bell refused to deal with LCBO – don't apply anymore. I will try and find out what I can!

Nice one. Give them a couple friendly nudges while your at it.

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Post by midlife crisis »

Three Sheets Brewing New Wave IPA. Don't believe that one has been mentioned. I really like it. They're in Port Elgin though so perhaps not super accessible.

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Mad Tom :D

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