Highest rated IPAs in Oregon

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November 4, 2022
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Highest rated IPAs in Oregon

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 Oregon 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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#15. Hoppy New Year

- Rating: 4.34 (28 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.60%
- Brewery: Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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#14. Laurelwood Megafauna

- Rating: 4.27 (113 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 9.50%
- Brewery: Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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#13. Fresh Squeezed IPA

- Rating: 4.24 (5,657 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.40%
- Brewery: Deschutes Brewery
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#12. Armored Fist Double CDA

- Rating: 4.29 (226 ratings)
- Type: Black IPA
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Boneyard Beer Company
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#11. Super Ripe

- Rating: 4.34 (59 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 9.00%
- Brewery: Great Notion Brewing
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#10. Pallet Jack IPA

- Rating: 4.3 (264 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.20%
- Brewery: Barley Brown's Brewpub
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#9. Juice Jr.

- Rating: 4.32 (226 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 6.00%
- Brewery: Great Notion Brewing
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#8. Sticky Hands

- Rating: 4.32 (515 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.10%
- Brewery: Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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#7. RPM IPA

- Rating: 4.32 (976 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.60%
- Brewery: Boneyard Beer Company
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#6. Sticky Hands - Tropical Slam

- Rating: 4.42 (55 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.25%
- Brewery: Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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#5. Over-Ripe

- Rating: 4.42 (60 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Great Notion Brewing
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#4. Super Over Ripe

- Rating: 4.49 (35 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 9.10%
- Brewery: Great Notion Brewing
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#3. Juice Box (JB DIPA)

- Rating: 4.42 (259 ratings)
- Type: New England IPA
- ABV: 8.20%
- Brewery: Great Notion Brewing
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#2. Hop Venom Double IPA

- Rating: 4.42 (1,044 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.90%
- Brewery: Boneyard Beer Company
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#1. Notorious Triple IPA

- Rating: 4.54 (892 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 12.00%
- Brewery: Boneyard Beer Company
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