Best Ipa in Colorado

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    So I grew up in the denver area before craft beer. I am visiting family but not able to visit breweries this time. Can you recommend the best ipa (not hazy) that I can now get in the grocery stores?
     
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    Ranger IPA from New Belgium is a good pick.
     
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    Didn't New Belgium sell out to someone?
     
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    Ranger is still a good IPA. There are lots of craft breweries here and most have more than one IPA.
     
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    Nope. But Native Ipa is owned by Miller/Coors and is only brewed and distributed here using all Colorado ingredients and it's a damn good Ipa. Easily found here.

    Odell's Ipa is one of my favorites. Telluride and Station 26 also have very good ipa's that are easily found.
     
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    Ok thanks for the suggestions. Of course there were multiple choices available in some selections. I hope I made a good one. I'm thirsty
     
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    Have fun being back in Colorado!
     
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    Coming back to this because New Belgium sold to Kirin today. Japanese based I believe.
     
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    Wow! That's a surprise.
     
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    Well won't be doing them again. The ranger was just ok anyway. Made me miss my own.
     
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    Interesting. I've always considered their ipa rock solid.
     
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    I won't do them again because they are now big beer. It is a solid ipa. I'm just partial to my own and ones that have a dominate hop flavor. Bubble stash comes to mind.
     
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    Just moved to Denver last week and the number of local breweries within walking distance is insane. I feel like I moved to paradise.
     
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    I’m jealous....
    I’ve not been there in 15 years or so. Actually was running a construction project near Commerce City, but headed into Denver and Boulder whenever I could. Beautiful country for sure. You’ll have to hook up with @Nosybear as he’s familiar with all the local brewing scene. Hope to get back there in the next few years.
     
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    I'm out in Aurora. Dry Dock is my "home" brewery but Bent Barley is giving them a run, probably since they're in walking distance of us.
     

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