Can't help ya with the recipes, except I imagine my beer batter would be good with Guinness (two cups flat beer, two cups flour, two eggs, two teaspoons salt, two teaspoons baking powder)...
ANYWAY: Point to this post is I've been on an IPA kick lately. I know I'm late to the party but I've been trying every IPA I can get my hands on. There's some good stuff out there, some really good stuff, and some stuff that makes me question if the brewmaster has tastebuds.
My current favorite is Epic Armageddon IPA from New Zealand. I picked it up at the co-op liquor store for any Albertans looking for it. I've got a list on the go at home of what I tried and what I liked if anyone wants to know.
Edit: My bad! I thought this was BeachLegoGals beer thread! DOH!