Ballast Point Sculpin - The definition of clean. Probably the most smooth IPA I've ever had (even more so than Pliny the Elder). The flavors simply meld together perfectly. Not a trace of alcohol on the pallet. Oranges, pine, lemon grass, and caramel balance. Believe the hype on this beer. Must try!! If you can't get this in your town...trade with someone! The bottle I just had was a couple of months old. This item fresh...will blow the hop fiend's mind!
Shmaltz He'brew Hop Manna - Another clean IPA. This one isn't as complex as the Ballast Point. Not that the Ballast Point is as complex as a Belgian Quad or anything...but still. Lots of pale malt, fruity hops, and a slick mouth feel make this my second favorite beer right now.
St. Arnold Endeavour - This is actually a DIPA. But it isn't heavy. It's more like a IPA and 1/2. Tons of pine and orange flavored hops. A pretty big helping of pale malts and just a bit of caramel balance. There is a bit of alcohol warmth as well...but nothing offensive. Freagin' Fantastic, well melded IPA!!
These three beers are remarkably close in terms of color and flavor. They are all clean and hoppy...perfect summer time beers.