Recently, the popularity of IPAs has grown immensely. Known for their high content of hops, IPAs often have a more bitter taste to them than your average lager, for example. IPAs can come in a variety of different flavors and styles. These styles of IPAs are characterized by regions, which is why you might see terms such as New England styles or West Coast IPAs. Every IPA is craft with an individual formula of hops, malts, grains, and fruits, to create the special flavors that we all know and love.
Ultimately, every IPA is unique in its flavor. That’s why we decided to compile a list of the top IPAs of 2021.
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Dogfish Head are brewers that love their IPAs, as they have produced multiple delicious, different varieties. This beer in particular, the 60 minute IPA, has an ABV of about 6%. It is an outstandingly bold, crisp beer that reviewers say carries an ‘explosion’ of flavor and crispness. Because of this, Dogfish Head and their 60 minute IPA are at the top of our list.
This well-respected IPA is popular across the country—and for good reason. With its high hops content, piney flavors, and notes of citrus, this IPA is full of delicious flavors. The Stone IPA contains subtle hints of malt to balance out its flavors, creating a beer that almost anyone would want to drink after a long day in the sun. This IPA also rings in with a higher alcohol percentage of 6.9%.
Founders All Day IPA
Founders All Day IPA made it onto our list of top IPAs this year for a few reasons. Not only is this beer pretty easy to find, but it won’t break your bank either. This IPA is full of citrus notes and goes perfectly with long summer days with friends. With an alcohol percentage of about 5%, the All Day IPA makes for a great, light beer to drink without feeling too weighed down if you want a few.
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
Named after the Two Hearted River in Michigan, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is one of the most popular IPAs across the country. Full of hops, citrus, malts, and delicate hints of fruit, this IPA is delicious no matter the time of year. It’s also a great start for people that are just diving into the world of IPAs. This beer pairs great with summer barbeques and days out on the lake, and its ABV rings in at 7%, meaning that you’re in for a good time.
Finding Your Favorite New IPA
IPAs show off the skills of the breweries that create them by combining ingredients like malts, hops, barley, and more to create unique beers with complex flavor profiles. As IPAs become more and more popular, more and more new styles are being worked on by breweries everywhere.
Whether you’re interested in trying a new IPA or you want to stock up on an old favorite, you can find what you’re looking for at Payless Liquors. With our vast collection of IPAs and many other styles, you’re bound to find something new to love. Check out our full beer selection over on our website!