Highest rated IPAs in New York

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November 4, 2022
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Highest rated IPAs in New York

The craft beer revolution has taken a major bite out of macrobrew's traditional dominance of the national palette, and India pale ale is perhaps the most popular category to find traction in its wake. A wide range of flavor profiles and varieties—not to mention a generally higher alcohol content—make what constitutes an IPA a much more diverse profile than the average lager, which tend to run thinner, less hoppy, and in some cases wheatier.

A full breakdown of precisely what makes an IPA an IPA is as complex as the process of its creation. Some brands position themselves by the "type" of IPA they are—session, double IPA, dry hopped, double dry hopped, and so forth; others focus on the region or state in which they are created, which explains East and West Coast varietals as well as Belgian and British IPAs. India pale ale actually takes its origins from the British Isles. During the British colonial era, the intense heat and humidity of then-colony India made the brewing of a sustainable beer impractical, particularly one that could withstand the months-long sea voyage from India to Britain, but that didn't mean British sailors didn't still need a drink. Thus—as hops are a preservative—a heavily hopped beer was devised, and now centuries later there exists a mass spectrum of hoppy, deeply profiled, occasionally fruity ales that have a loyal following.

In 2020, the overall IPA category accounted for 19% of all beer sales, according to Drizly, putting it ahead of all other beer types and second only to hard seltzer. Paige Guzman, chief marketing officer for California-based brewer Lagunitas, told Craft Brewing Business, "What started as a fixture of the craft brew category has now grown into its own subset on the shelf." Pandemic-related shutdowns have only further fueled the success of the IPA market, and every state in the nation has both its favorites and its keystone brewers and producers.

Stacker compiled a list of the best IPAs from New York using data from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 IPAs per brewery were included. So if you want to know if your favorite made the list, or you're looking for a new local brew to add to your go-to IPA arsenal, this list has got you covered.

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#30. Hollows

- Rating: 4.35 (108 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: LIC Beer Project
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#29. Mass Riot

- Rating: 4.38 (65 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.30%
- Brewery: Prison City Pub & Brewery
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#28. Full-Stack IIPA

- Rating: 4.32 (836 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths
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#27. Double Something Mosaic

- Rating: 4.43 (40 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Finback Brewery
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#26. mc²

- Rating: 4.33 (516 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
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#25. Demiurge

- Rating: 4.47 (30 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
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#24. Do We Live In A Society Of Spectacle?

- Rating: 4.56 (21 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Root + Branch Brewing
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#23. Lambo Door

- Rating: 4.35 (653 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Grimm Artisanal Ales
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#22. Sexual Fluctuation

- Rating: 4.4 (81 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
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#21. Apotheosis

- Rating: 4.48 (35 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.00%
- Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
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#20. Fluctuation

- Rating: 4.37 (331 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.10%
- Brewery: Equilibrium Brewery
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#19. Double Dry Hopped Bon Bon 2X TNT IIPA

- Rating: 4.42 (85 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths
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#18. Mirrorshield

- Rating: 4.45 (58 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Hudson Valley Brewery
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#17. Radical ONE

- Rating: 4.45 (59 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: Sand City Brewing Co. - North
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#16. Riot In Vermont

- Rating: 4.54 (30 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.50%
- Brewery: Prison City Pub & Brewery
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#15. Tesseract - Double Dry-Hopped

- Rating: 4.45 (82 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Grimm Artisanal Ales
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#14. Second Wave

- Rating: 4.44 (101 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Sand City Brewing Co. - North
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#13. Tesseract

- Rating: 4.4 (624 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Grimm Artisanal Ales
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#12. Magnetic Compass

- Rating: 4.41 (324 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.40%
- Brewery: Grimm Artisanal Ales
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#11. Afterimage

- Rating: 4.41 (643 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Grimm Artisanal Ales
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#10. Softly Spoken Magic Spells

- Rating: 4.41 (1,078 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.60%
- Brewery: SingleCut Beersmiths
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#9. Power Of ONE

- Rating: 4.48 (73 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: Sand City Brewing Co. - North
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#8. Even Mo Mofo

- Rating: 4.47 (109 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Sand City Brewing Co. - North
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#7. Pile Of Crowns

- Rating: 4.47 (113 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: LIC Beer Project
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#6. ONE

- Rating: 4.52 (61 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Sand City Brewing Co. - North
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#5. Double Dry Hopped All Citra Everything

- Rating: 4.5 (630 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company
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#4. Double Dry Hopped Mylar Bags

- Rating: 4.51 (654 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company
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#3. Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Daydream

- Rating: 4.52 (506 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company
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#2. Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Dream

- Rating: 4.52 (717 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.50%
- Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company
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#1. 4th Anniversary

- Rating: 4.58 (252 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Other Half Brewing Company
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