Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

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Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Bad 'Ed » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:55 pm

Anyone know of any commercially available West Coast style amber IPAs? I'm looking for something really hoppy, very bitter with lots of crystal in. Piney kinda hops.

I tend to buy the really hoppy beers I like because they do a better job of it than I do.
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Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Hanglow » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:11 pm

Three easily obtainable ones that spring to mind are

Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Magic Rock Cannonball
Brewdog Jackhammer

Most british takes on west coast IPAs don't tend to be strong enough both in bitterness and malt sweetness I think, so I'd probably call them transatlantic IPAs, although it's been quite a while now since I have bought many UK made IPAs as I've been buying various german lagers and brewing bitters/saisons/wheat beers for what seems like ages now!
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Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Trefoyl » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:48 pm

Brewdog Hardcore? Never had it but it looks dark. IPAs are all that’s available here in the US so I’m sick of them :roll:
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Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Bad 'Ed » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:13 pm

Hanglow wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:11 pm
Three easily obtainable ones that spring to mind are

Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Magic Rock Cannonball
Brewdog Jackhammer
I mean much more amber than that. Like 15-20% crystal or something.

If I am remembering this rightly I had this beer a fair few years ago when I was in California which is like what I am aiming for.
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Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Bad 'Ed » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:16 pm

Trefoyl wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Brewdog Hardcore? Never had it but it looks dark. IPAs are all that’s available here in the US so I’m sick of them :roll:
Just googled that, thanks. I've never had it before but I'll check it out, although I imagine the 9.2% will make it fairly prohibitive!

Edit: it seems to have been renamed Mr President over here, but seems easy to get hold of, so I'll get a couple and see.
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Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Hanglow » Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:53 pm

That was a good one last time I had it! Other DIPAs might be what you want then. Celebration from Sierra Nevada is one perhaps?


The only american red IPA I can think of is Thornbridge Colorado Red, but I just checked and that is only 5.9%
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Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Trefoyl » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:19 pm

Celebration from Sierra Nevada was one of my all time favorites for awhile.
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Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Post by Bad 'Ed » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:25 pm

Hanglow wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:53 pm
The only american red IPA I can think of is Thornbridge Colorado Red, but I just checked and that is only 5.9%
I'm not actually wanting it to be hugely strong, 5.9 is easily strong enough for me!

I got some Mr President from Tesco yesterday and will see if I can get some of the others online somewhere. They both sound good!
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