So I knew there were lots (well eight or twelve or twenty) other (I)PAs out there in Dublin, at least, and I reckoned that having a competition with the first eight I could find probably wouldn't be fair to the others. So far, I have grabbed all the (I)PAs from O'Briens, Molloys, Dunnes, and Superquinn so far; Tesco has a couple of possibles, I think, and I still have to get into Baggot St Wines, so there may be a third round of 4 "quarter finals".
There are a couple of beers I have excluded, Nogne beers from Norway as they are about 8 squid for 50cl (too dear), Smithwick's Irish Pale Ale (too meh), Alpha Dawg from The Franciscan Well Brewery (too unavailable), etc. So I got eight more...
The following six beers were bought in Molloy's (Ballyogan) which has a surprisingly large selection of craft beers, given that the locals probably don't drink that much of them.
Timothy Taylor's Landlord 50cl 4.1% abv - €3.10 site
Thwaites Indus Pale Ale 50cl 4.6% abv - €2.99 site
Flying Dog Doggy Style Pale Ale 35.5cl 5.5% - €3.29 site
Thornbridge Jaipur India Pale Ale - 50cl 5.9% abv - €4.39 site
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 35cl 7.2% abv - €2.79 site
ODell India Pale Ale 35.5cl 7% abv - €3.79 site
These last two were purchased in Superquinn (Blackrock)
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale - 50cl 4.3% abv - €3.29 site
College Green Brewery Headless Dog - 50cl 4.2% abv - €3.29 site
I will be performing the next four "quarter finals" over the next couple of weeks, maybe starting tonight if I'm feeling thirsty...