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Video: 6 IPAs from Minnesota to try right now

We drank – and rated – them so you know what to buy.

Every brewery is making IPAs, so it can be hard to chose which one to buy.

That's why we're here. 

Producers Melissa Turtinen, Josette Elieff and Zach McCormick tried six IPAs from Minnesota craft breweries, and rated them based on our 1-5 rating scale to help you decide which ones you might want to drink.

Here are videos with our reviews, plus more details about each beer.

Hopshifter #11 – Surly Brewing

It's the 11th edition of Surly's Hopshifter, that's smooth and not too bitter.
Alcohol: 6 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa and Zach gave it a 5, Josette a 2.
Zach's take: "Definitely on the juicier end of things, a cleaner tasting IPA ... a little easier on the tongue." 

Sun Dogs – Eastlake Craft Brewery

It's a super juicy, fruity, IPA that's described as being like Sunny D.
Alcohol: 7 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa and Zach gave it a 5, Josette a 3. 
Melissa's take: "I could drink this every day. Not bitter, juicy, refreshing, smooth – it's great." 

Double Up Imperial IPA – Excelsior Brewing

This seasonal IPA is bitter, but not too overwhelming.
Alcohol: 8 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa and Zach gave it a 3, Josette a 2. 
Zach's take: "It's not a total palate wrecker – there's some balance to it." 

Red Hop Rising IPA – Castle Danger Brewery

This red IPA has a strong malty flavor, but still hop forward. 
Alcohol: 6.9 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa gave it a 3, Zach a 4 and Josette a 1. 
Zach's take: "It's a neat experiment, but I didn't like it as much as other IPAs."

Spirit Foul Hazy IPA – Fair State Brewing Co-op

This limited-release, hazy IPA is a collaboration with San Diego's Modern Times Beer. 
Alcohol: 6.3 percent. 
1-5 rating: Zach gave it a 5, Melissa a 4 and Josette a 3.
Melissa's take: "This is really good ... it's refreshing and bitter all at the same time."

IPA – Fair State Brewing Co-op

This IPA smells deliciously hoppy, and is described as having citrus, pine and dank flavors. 
Alcohol: 6.2 percent.
1-5 rating: Melissa and Zach gave it a 4, Josette a 2.
Melissa's take: "It has a happy, bitter finish. It's not fruity, but almost – and then bitter." 

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