Our first New Hampshire craft IPA blind taste test is done and the results have been tabulated!
We took 15 of the best IPAs from New Hampshire, and had 9 local craft beer lovers sample them blind and rank them according to taste. Each judge was able to sample as much of each beer, as many times as need to determine the final rankings.
Every judge had to order all the beers from 1 to 15, where 1 was the best. All the rankings were collected and each beer was given a final score by totaling the ranks across the nine judges.
Here are the final results:
- Spyglass State Machine with Citra
- Litherman’s Misguided Angel
- Backyard’s Lazy Daze
- Breakaway’s Rise
- Kettlehead’s MI6
- Deciduous Smiling High
- Candia Road’s Tree Streets
- Concord Craft’s Safe Space
- Garrison City’s Isosceles
- Great Rhythm’s Double Squeeze
- From The Barrel’s Piipa
- Great North’s Tragically Hopped
- Rockingham’s Guinea Pig
- Stoneface’s Hopulization
- Long Blue Cat’s Radioface
Congratulations to Spyglass, Lithermans and Backyard breweries!
Their beers will be placed into the Best New England IPA contest that we will be conducting sometime in future.
Congratulations to all the breweries that were in our tasting. You all are continuing to improve and evolve the NH beer scene and we all thank you so much!!
If you favorite New Hampshire IPA did not make the contest or did not place where you feel it deserves, don’t worry, we will be doing this again very soon!
Next up, we will be heading to the great state of Maine to find it’s best IPAs. We will keep posted!