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(South Jersey Courier-Post)   Budweiser abandons any plan to buy Budweiser. It was as if millions of people shrugged and kept drinking their IPAs   (courierpostonline.com) divider line 34
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2013-05-19 02:13:59 AM
Wow, what a coincidence. I have no plans to buy Budweiser either.
 
2013-05-19 03:04:28 AM
American style IPA will be the next American lager.
 
2013-05-19 07:50:42 AM
IPA is nothing but fermented hops juice.

Budweiser isn't better, per se, but it's not like IPA is good.
 
2013-05-19 08:34:57 AM
IPA is shiat.
 
2013-05-19 08:43:28 AM

doglover: IPA is nothing but fermented hops juice.

Budweiser isn't better, per se, but it's not like IPA is good.


This.
 
2013-05-19 09:27:33 AM

Third Day Mark: doglover: IPA is nothing but fermented hops juice.

Budweiser isn't better, per se, but it's not like IPA is good.

This.


Like everything else, there is good IPA and bad IPA. There is good lager and bad lager. There is even good Budweiser and bad Budweiser.

The only thing that are dumb are dismissing an entire category as "not good", "shiat" or "fermented hops juice"; or arguing about matters of taste.
 
2013-05-19 09:58:11 AM
No word on whether or not Budweiser abandons any plan to bang that chick in the canoe.
 
2013-05-19 10:02:23 AM
I would rather drink a Budweiser than most IPAs.
 
2013-05-19 10:03:50 AM

doglover: IPA is nothing but fermented hops juice.

Budweiser isn't better, per se, but it's not like IPA is good.


Back when the Ham's in Greenville was still open (they were the only one outside of Greensboro with their own in-house brewery) and they knew every single member of our department by first name and sight, we talked to them about the IPA explosion.  They did a Double Peg Leg IPA that was about 8.5%, but it was like a hops enema.  The guy said that there was a severe hops shortage in the US about 2007-08, and so a bunch of farmers decided to switch over to hops and when the edge came off the shortage, the price plummeted and IPAs became relatively cheap to make.  That's the reason by about 2010, you could find those 7% and 8% IPAs everywhere.
 
2013-05-19 10:17:43 AM
Keith's is among my favoured mainstream beers, apparently its an IPA and I didn't even know what an IPA was until now and I've been drinking Keith's a lot longer then Hipsters and their microbrew hobbies gained any popularity.

/long winded way of saying:  Shutup and just drink your beer, beardos
 
2013-05-19 10:22:40 AM
IPA, like any strongly spiced recipe, walks a razor's edge.

It can be good, but so much can go wrong you have to hit the sweet spot. It's not like wine where almost nothing can go wrong.

IPA has too little hops? It fails.
IPA has too much hops? It fails.
IPA too weak? It fails.
IPA too strong? It sells, but also fails.

So much can go wrong.

The worst that happens with wine is you have to make non-food quality vinegar from it.
 
2013-05-19 10:28:34 AM
Heh, I remember this in the eighties. This has been going on forever, I doubt it's truly over.
 
2013-05-19 10:34:17 AM
Meanwhile, I will continue to support my many, varied and high quality local northern California craft brewers and vintners.

/2 megadeath corporations owning all the breweries in the world? They can go fark themselves.
 
2013-05-19 10:49:18 AM
Is this the semi-annual American beer bashing thread?
 
2013-05-19 11:28:04 AM

Mr. Breeze: Is this the semi-annual American beer bashing thread?


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No, it's the semi-annual crap beer bashing thread
 
2013-05-19 11:59:18 AM
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IPS?  No time for bitter beer.
 
2013-05-19 11:59:59 AM
IPA, dammit, IPA.
 
2013-05-19 12:16:32 PM

doglover: IPA, like any strongly spiced recipe, walks a razor's edge.

It can be good, but so much can go wrong you have to hit the sweet spot. It's not like wine where almost nothing can go wrong.

IPA has too little hops? It fails.
IPA has too much hops? It fails.
IPA too weak? It fails.
IPA too strong? It sells, but also fails.

So much can go wrong.

The worst that happens with wine is you have to make non-food quality vinegar from it.


I enjoy IPAs, and I enjoy the variety found within the style.  Sometimes I'm in the mood for a hop bomb, sometimes I'm in the mood for something a little more subtle.  DFH 60 minute IPA is about perfect for me.  I've tried the 90 minute and the 120 minute, and they go too far over the ledge for my tastes.

The nice thing about beer is that in handy little 12 ounce bottles you can have a ton of different style in your fridge at one time.  Right now I'm really digging on Saisons and Lambics.  I'd love for there to be a boom in Lambic popularity, because right now they're not very easy to find unless I go to the big beer store, and they're expensive compared to other beer.
 
2013-05-19 12:17:16 PM
BTW, if you like a nice dry hoppy beer without going full IPA, swing by your local Fresh & Easy to pick up a box of Furo from Guatemala. Very tasty!

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2013-05-19 12:22:19 PM

BumpInTheNight: Keith's is among my favoured mainstream beers, apparently its an IPA and I didn't even know what an IPA was until now and I've been drinking Keith's a lot longer then Hipsters and their microbrew hobbies gained any popularity.

/long winded way of saying:  Shutup and just drink your beer, beardos


Keiths my call itself and IPA but it is not an IPA, in this case the use of IPA is a pure marketing term.  Sure its a little more flavourful than a Bud or Coors Light but that is not saying much.  Heck  I am not even sure Keiths is actual an ale to be honest, I would not be surprised to find out it was bottom fermented.
 
2013-05-19 12:26:24 PM

BumpInTheNight: Keith's is among my favoured mainstream beers, apparently its an IPA and I didn't even know what an IPA was until now and I've been drinking Keith's a lot longer then Hipsters and their microbrew hobbies gained any popularity.

/long winded way of saying:  Shutup and just drink your beer, beardos


Keith's my go-to macro as well but to call it an IPA is about as accurate as calling a molehill a mountain
 
2013-05-19 12:38:55 PM
Which is weird because according to yesterday's thread, IPAs and hoppy brews are a brewery's way of covering for brewing really shiatty beer.
 
2013-05-19 12:44:40 PM
there are certain times of the year, it varies, but at least six or seven times I immensely crave a budweiser, and I genuinely like it. Boston Lager is my normal brew, followed by heineken.
 
2013-05-19 12:50:01 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Which is weird because according to yesterday's thread, IPAs and hoppy brews are

can be a brewery's way of covering for brewing really shiatty beer.

FTFY. The difference can be critical...
 
2013-05-19 05:31:06 PM
I care - budvar is a good beer, called czechvar or something in the US. AB InBev often lower the quality of the beers they buy to cut costs. I would rather have budvar stay budvar.

Just cause you can't appreciate a well brewed pilsner doesn't mean that everyone is like you.
 
2013-05-19 10:20:21 PM
Looks like everyone hates IPA now.  I guess that officially makes it a mainstream beer now.  Of course, you all hated IPA before it was cool to, am I right?
 
2013-05-19 11:01:12 PM
My two go brands, not that anyone cares

philadelphia.foobooz.comwww.archrival.com
 
2013-05-19 11:51:05 PM
The real Budweiser is from Budweis, not St. Louis. The real Pilsner is from Pilsen, not Milwaukee. That's a no-brainer.
 
2013-05-20 01:08:45 AM
I'll continue to just have a Heineken...when I'm not slamming vodka.

/I'll probably die of liver failure at the age of 37
 
2013-05-20 03:58:05 AM
Budvar is pretty good.   Much better than Generic American Adjunct Lager #5.

But there are so many other choices!  Why compare meh to bleh?

http://officialmancard.com/omc/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/beer-chart -f ull.jpg
 
2013-05-20 08:15:23 AM

Farker Soze: Looks like everyone hates IPA now.  I guess that officially makes it a mainstream beer now.  Of course, you all hated IPA before it was cool to, am I right?


I'm just going to continue loving IPAs and wait for them to become retro, at which point I will have been into them since before they got cool again.

/too lazy to be a hipster
 
2013-05-20 08:25:44 AM

Farker Soze: Of course, you all hated IPA before it was cool to, am I right?


Yes.

And I'll continue hating it long after it becomes passe to do so. Because I just don't like it.

You realize the actual problem is that IPAs got trendy for awhile and people who didn't really like them pretended otherwise, right? Not that people suddenly decided it was cool to hate them. We all hated them before, it's just that some people decided to pretend they didn't for a bit and now they're back to admitting they didn't really like IPA to begin with.

I didn't like it before it was cool to drink, I didn't like it while it was cool to drink and I don't like it now that the neat factor is wearing off for goobers who didn't realize it existed until the "cool kids" made it common enough for them to notice. As an individual who just doesn't care for it, I'm hoping this means local pubs in my area won't have 2/3 of their draft list taken up by IPAs anymore.

Also, Budweiser is the only beer I can't drink. I mean, not literally. I can pour it in my mouth and swallow it, but it gives me a nasty headache for some reason. Granted, I've only ever had one in my whole life so it was probably something else actually causing the headache and it was just coincidental that it happened while I was drinking the can of Budweiser but now I have that association stuck in my head and, frankly, I didn't like it enough anyway to try and get past that psychological roadblock, so I'll just keep telling myself it was the beer's fault.

/ less IPA, moar stout
 
2013-05-20 09:41:11 AM

skozlaw: Farker Soze: Of course, you all hated IPA before it was cool to, am I right?

Yes.

And I'll continue hating it long after it becomes passe to do so. Because I just don't like it.

You realize the actual problem is that IPAs got trendy for awhile and people who didn't really like them pretended otherwise, right? Not that people suddenly decided it was cool to hate them. We all hated them before, it's just that some people decided to pretend they didn't for a bit and now they're back to admitting they didn't really like IPA to begin with.

I didn't like it before it was cool to drink, I didn't like it while it was cool to drink and I don't like it now that the neat factor is wearing off for goobers who didn't realize it existed until the "cool kids" made it common enough for them to notice. As an individual who just doesn't care for it, I'm hoping this means local pubs in my area won't have 2/3 of their draft list taken up by IPAs anymore.

Also, Budweiser is the only beer I can't drink. I mean, not literally. I can pour it in my mouth and swallow it, but it gives me a nasty headache for some reason. Granted, I've only ever had one in my whole life so it was probably something else actually causing the headache and it was just coincidental that it happened while I was drinking the can of Budweiser but now I have that association stuck in my head and, frankly, I didn't like it enough anyway to try and get past that psychological roadblock, so I'll just keep telling myself it was the beer's fault.

/ less IPA, moar stout


I've been drinking IPAs since the late 90s (I got hooked on the style by Tree Hophead and Nelson Brewing Company's Paddywhack IPA) and I still love them. The aroma. That lingering, mouth of citrus. There's nothing better than it on a scorching hot summer day (with a good crisp pilsner a great alternative).

On a cold winter's day? Definitely stouts and porters.

Every beer has its place. And all styles can be good (i.e. depending entirely on the brewer).
 
2013-05-20 03:42:29 PM

czetie: Third Day Mark: doglover: IPA is nothing but fermented hops juice.

Budweiser isn't better, per se, but it's not like IPA is good.

This.

Like everything else, there is good IPA and bad IPA. There is good lager and bad lager. There is even good Budweiser and bad Budweiser.

The only thing that are dumb are dismissing an entire category as "not good", "shiat" or "fermented hops juice"; or arguing about matters of taste.


There is also when, who, where you are drinking said drinks that greatly change their taste and desirability.  For example:  I would much rather drink a budweiser on a scorching hot day when I am out in the sun than lets say a northwestern style IPA.  However, sitting down with a nice steak in my house watching the game or fights I would much rather have the IPA.
 
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