IPAs are becoming exceptionally popular, and you bet this year's holiday offerings include IPA gift baskets. This type of beer is defined by the focus on hops, but not all IPAs are burn-your-mouth bitter hoppy.
Sessions IPA's are light and crisp. New England IPAs are juicy flavorful. Imperial wet-hopped IPAs? Yeah, those are the ones everyone complains about. Whatever. I love 'em.
Some find that the IPAs are an acquired taste, and others figure out right away why this distinctly American beer style is taking over the world. The IPA beer baskets in this list are perfect gifts for any IPA lover in your life. Who knows, you might find one or two that you want to buy for yourself.
I love to say that anyone who says they hate IPAs just hasn't had the right IPA.
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Lagunitas IPA California Beer Crate Gift Basket
This Lagunitas IPA Crate is a brilliant choice. It offers 12-oz IPAs from Lagunitas, along with beer nuts, PopChips, pistachios and pretzels. The combination is a good balance of beer and snacks. It’s sure to keep the recipient happy for at least a little while.
IPA Beer & Snacks Gift Box
Beer and snacks is a common theme,as this next box shows. The box just contains 4 beers, along with 3 individual snacks. Still, that’s not a bad thing. The four beers are all different, providing plenty of variety. The box is also inexpensive, making it a good choice if you’re on a budget.
California IPA Beer Gift Basket
Here’s an IPA basket with a different focus. This one contains 6 beers. They’re all Racer 5 IPA from the brewery Bear Republic Brewing. The rest of the basket is themed around the beer. The snacks include crackers, cheese straws,pretzels, jerky California chips and even cheese spread.
West Coast IPA Six Pack Cooler
This isn’t your typical gift basket and is certainly simpler. Even so, the beer cooler is a nifty idea, especially as it should help keep beers at exactly the right temperature. It comes with 6 different IPAs, giving the recipient the chance to find some new favorites. Plus, the style means that the beer can be easily taken on the go.
Dad’s IPA Beer Gift Box
This IPA Beer Gift Box seems to have been designed for Father’s Day, but you could gift it at any time of the year. The 4 beers all come from different brewing companies. There are also three savory snacks included and one iced sugar cookie (which is the #1 Dad hat). That’s not too bad for the price.
Founders Porter IPA Deluxe Bouquet
The pictured Founders Porter IPA Deluxe Bouquet is one of many cool gifts from the Bouquet of Beer brand. The 6 beers it contains are all Founders Porter IPA, which is perfect for fans of the brewery. There’s also a selection of gourmet snacks and a bottle opener from the company.
Craft Beer Bucket
By default, this Craft Beer Bucket comes with 6 bottles of Lagunitas IPA, a pint glass, a beer cozy, a bottle opener and gourmet popcorn, all stored within a reusable pail. That’s pretty appealing but it’s not even the best part. The gift comes from BroBasket, which means you have the ability to customize. You can add in various items, change the beer or even add on engraved glasses. Pretty cool, right?
IPA Holiday Beer Celebration
Check out this IPA Holiday Beer Celebration box if you want something that’s focused on the holidays. The box is small enough that it could be a random gift and big enough that anyone would be grateful at receiving it. With 4 identical bottles of beer and 3 snacks, this would also be a good box to share.
Hop Head IPA Gift Basket
This Hop Head IPA Gift Basket is a little unusual, as it contains sweet snacks (Ferrero Rocher chocolates) along with savory popcorn. Still, the sweet and salty combination does often work well, so why not? The box is also impressive for its small size. There is even a pint glass and BroBasket Koozie in there.
IPA 8 Bottle Basket
This is a simpler IPA basket than normal, as it just contains 8 different beers, with no additions. The gift wouldn’t be as presentable as others, but it still has advantages. In particular, this means that the beer is taken care of and you can source the treats and snacks yourself. Doing so might work better, as everyone has their own preferences about snacks. Sourcing them yourself means that you can be certain that the gift contains the best possible combination.
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Apocalypse IPA Deluxe Bouquet
Bouquet of Beer always presents their products well and this Apocalypse IPA Deluxe Bouquet is no exception. The bouquet includes 6 bottles of the beer, along with a collection of snacks, such as Butter Toffee Pretzels and Shorty Sausages. There is even some color coding between the components, which makes it look even more impressive.
Standard IPA Variety Bouquet
This gift might look similar, as it’s from the same brand as the previous one. The difference is that the Standard IPA Variety Bouquet contains 6 different IPAs, rather than 6 from the same brand. You can choose to add on snacks to make the gift similar to the previous example or you could add on a hydroflask instead.
Calling this an IPA Bouquet is a little misleading, especially as you’re getting 2 beers, some gourmet meat sticks and a bottle opener in a box. Despite the odd naming, the gift itself is appealing. It is much more elegant than many of the other items on the list and the box even has a handle for easy transport. The beers are also in large bottles (16.9 oz to 22 oz), so you’re still getting a decent amount of beer.
Best IPA Of 2018
If beer is your focus, then this gift basket should be perfect. It is quite simply just a box of beer– containing 24 high-rated beers for 2018. The ratings were gathered from sites like Beer Advocate, which should mean that all of the beers chosen taste good.The box does also come with drinking accessories, but you’ll need to buy any snacks separately.
Best IPA Beer Basket of 2018
This beer basket is a more complex version of the previous one. In this case, there are 12 bottles of beer included, which have all been highly rated.There is also a themed gift box that comes with various snacks like peanuts, chocolate chip cookies, pistachios and pretzels.
Don't forget that beer of the month clubs are also very popular, and can be a great “recurring” gift for 3, 6, 12, or more months!