Best Craft IPA from Vermont – RESULTS!

Saturday April 20th, 2019 by merrygodown

Our first Vermont craft IPA blind taste test is done and the judges have spoken!

Our team has traveled all over Vermont to find the top 15 IPAs and then enlisted 15 craft beer loving judges to try them all and find the best in a blind taste test.

Each beer was placed in a neutral container and each judge was able to sample each beer as many time as needed. The judges then ranked each beer from 1 to 15 (1 being the best) and then submitted the scores. All the scores were totaled up and beer with the lowest score was declared the winner.

The results…

  1. Fiddlehead – Mastermind
  2. Burlington Beer Company – Intangible Tides
  3. Foam – The Nameless
  4. Hill Farmstead – Society and Solitude #5
  5. Upperpass – Cloud Drop
  6. Foley Brothers – Pieces of Eight
  7. Frost – Double Shush
  8. Zero Gravity – Madonna
  9. 14th Star – B72
  10. Alchemist – Focal Banger
  11. Long Trail – VT IPA
  12. Simple Roots – Northend IPA
  13. Lost Nation – Mosaic
  14. Magic Hat – Laughing Stock
  15. Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Triple Sunshine

Congratulations to Fiddlehead, Burlington Beer Company and Foam!

These winning IPAs will move on and compete with the winners from the NH, ME, CT/RI and MA contests for the right to claim the title of best IPA in New England!

If your favorite brewery or IPA was not in the contest or did not do as well as you would have expected, don’t worry, we will being doing this again in the future!

Congratulations to all the breweries that we represented because all the of beers were fantastic. It was very hard for the judges to rank them, they were all so good and the results were very close!

We are very lucky to live in a part of the US where there are so many great breweries and beers! Keep up the great work!