Stouts and sours and Scotch ales are all gifts from the beer god named "God, But The One Who Works On The Beer", but the IPA is the once and current king of craft brews. So we felt it was our duty, as people who drink stuff, to ask nine illustrious beer scribes to pick their 10 favorites, and explain why all others pale in comparison. Sorry. For the pale thing, not all the hard work we put in so you know exactly what to drink.
[EDITOR'S UPDATE ON SOMETHING THAT WE FOOLISHLY FORGOT TO MENTION: We were strictly looking to find the finest IPAs, not Double IPAs or Triple IPAs or Duodecuple IPAs. Although we love those too and you'll hear about them soon, don't worry.]