Originally Posted by bumpdad
I like Hops. Pale Ales and IPA's are a standard in my house. I've only had one that I didn't like - Weyerbacher Hops Infusion - uuugghhhh! We called it Hops Up Your A--. In an earlier thread I mistakenly thought it was Victory's Hop Devil which is good, but not great imo.
My current favorites are:
Sweetgrass IPA - kinda mild on the hops but great nonetheless
Odell's Five Barrel Pale Ale
Mirror Pond Pale Ale
Flying Dog Pale Ale
Dales Pale Ale
Hazed and Infused
I like hops, too. A lot. From your list above, I see we have different palates. But as they say at these Forums, de gustibus est non disputentum (do I have the right Forum for that phrase?).
Two comments on your choices: 1) Victory's Hop Devil is a great beer. Assertive, crisp, and floral Cascade hops, and with just a hint of the citric-noted Amarillo. Great balance. 2) Dale's is not one of my favorites, but I used to work for Dale and he deserves all the success he's enjoyed - he's a great guy. If you ever make it to Oscar Blues, mix 3/4 Dales with 1/4 Gordan's for a significant improvement over either alone.
Also on my list:
Dogfish's 90 Minute (you gotta try both the 60 and 90, if you haven't already);
Odell's IPA (hugely dry-hopped with Amarillo (or is that Chinook? I really can't tell). I can't always drink this one, but when I'm in the mood, it's great);
Stone's Ruination (I have an Arrogant Bastard in my fridge for tonight);
The Green Flash's West Coast and Extra Pale;
Mad River's Steelhead Extra Pale Ale (not overly hopped, but it's unfiltered, which adds a smoothness and creaminess that magnifies its complexity)
Boy, all that writing got me thirsty...