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2014-07-19 12:34:13 AM  
Worse? Anything is better than more hops.
 
2014-07-19 12:34:54 AM  
But, you know, it's still not exactly mainstream.

Cue the stampede of hipsters.
 
2014-07-19 12:52:36 AM  

doglover: Worse? Anything is better than more hops.


This. I'd prefer the sheep shiat.
 
2014-07-19 01:27:08 AM  

doglover: Worse? Anything is better than more hops.


I often wonder how many people really enjoy a taste that bitter and how many have been browbeaten into saying they like it to fit in

/my god that stuff is horrid
 
2014-07-19 02:32:40 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: doglover: Worse? Anything is better than more hops.

I often wonder how many people really enjoy a taste that bitter and how many have been browbeaten into saying they like it to fit in

/my god that stuff is horrid


Bitter CAN be good. But there has to be other flavors. Just throwing hops in on top of hops is silly.
 
2014-07-19 02:39:52 AM  
Hops != Bitter

Additions at different times yield different characteristics.
 
2014-07-19 02:46:32 AM  
Screw IPA's, they suck.

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier...
 
2014-07-19 02:49:53 AM  
Eh. Sheep poop is a very mild sort of poop. Not sure how it smells burning -- what kind of depraved pyromaniac experiments with poop immolation, anyway? -- but it can't be too horrible, can it?

Just wonder who'd be tempted by burnt turd notes in their beer...
 
2014-07-19 02:58:15 AM  
What's the point, you can just poop in your own beer if you want to. Go ahead, poop in your beer and drink it.
Aaaaaaaahhh, he did it...
 
2014-07-19 03:04:19 AM  
I read that as how do you make an IPO even worse.

/was like, sheep dung won't make it worse
 
2014-07-19 03:11:33 AM  
Ah yes, another fark circle jerk about how bad IPAs are. Yes there are many lousy IPAs out there. But there are plenty of amazing ones that are hoppy and well-balanced. Heady Topper and Gandhi Bot for instance.
 
2014-07-19 03:12:02 AM  

ElLoco: doglover: Worse? Anything is better than more hops.

This. I'd prefer the sheep shiat.


agreed...........I tried a sam adams double IPA once........tasted like farking hairspray in a beer bottle.
 
2014-07-19 03:12:51 AM  
Ewe do the same thing.

Why just yesterday a particularly devious herd of Merinos, decided to grace my double-hopped IPA with some double-popped brown-eye spray.

I was so busy counting them that I was too sleepy to notice.
 
2014-07-19 03:16:06 AM  
I used to love IPAs but my palate has changed over the years. These days I prefer a nice amber.

2.bp.blogspot.com

Or Drop Top, Boont, Fat Tire, etc. Is there a hard and fast definition of "amber"?
 
2014-07-19 03:24:07 AM  

wholedamnshow: Ah yes, another fark circle jerk about how bad IPAs are. Yes there are many lousy IPAs out there. But there are plenty of amazing ones that are hoppy and well-balanced. Heady Topper and Gandhi Bot for instance.


I will stick with my weissbier and my dobblebocks I am not a fan of heavily hopped beer. Ruins the flavor for me and seems to drown out any other possible flavors than bitter.
 
2014-07-19 03:25:37 AM  

sparky191: wholedamnshow: Ah yes, another fark circle jerk about how bad IPAs are. Yes there are many lousy IPAs out there. But there are plenty of amazing ones that are hoppy and well-balanced. Heady Topper and Gandhi Bot for instance.

I will stick with my weissbier and my dobblebocks I am not a fan of heavily hopped beer. Ruins the flavor for me and seems to drown out any other possible flavors than bitter.



dopplebock* jeeze its early in the morning.
 
2014-07-19 03:29:27 AM  

Canton: what kind of depraved pyromaniac experiments with poop immolation, anyway?


Six-year-old me with a magnifying glass and a ditch full of dog poop.
 
2014-07-19 03:32:18 AM  
Well if civet coffee is supposed to be so good then other poop-infused foods could be as well I suppose.

/would pay to try the coffee
//would try this if given one
///maaasaa'n that's smooth
 
2014-07-19 03:38:07 AM  

wholedamnshow: Yes there are many lousy IPAs out there.


Yup. They're called IPAs.

/it's okay, beer snobs, you can still drink your undrinkable drinks of choice
//the rest of us will have stuff that doesn't taste like it was fermented in Satan's hate-filled ass
 
2014-07-19 03:44:37 AM  
Here I thought it was sheep shiat all along...
 
2014-07-19 03:50:12 AM  

CowardlyLion: wholedamnshow: Yes there are many lousy IPAs out there.

Yup. They're called IPAs.

/it's okay, beer snobs, you can still drink your undrinkable drinks of choice
//the rest of us will have stuff that doesn't taste like it was fermented in Satan's hate-filled ass


Imagine a double hopped IPA with Cilantro served in a wooden cup made of popsicle sticks.
 
2014-07-19 03:52:24 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: doglover: Worse? Anything is better than more hops.

I often wonder how many people really enjoy a taste that bitter and how many have been browbeaten into saying they like it to fit in

/my god that stuff is horrid


I just like bitter drinks in general.  Blame it on being raised by a dad with a raging coffee habit and a dental hygienist mom who didn't let sweet drinks anywhere near her kids.
 
2014-07-19 03:53:16 AM  
Let an American make it. Or worse still, name it.
 
2014-07-19 04:18:15 AM  
This must taste and smell as baaaaaaaad as it sounds.....
 
2014-07-19 04:32:06 AM  
Leerooooooy... mmmJenkemmmmmm!
 
2014-07-19 04:56:27 AM  

CowardlyLion: wholedamnshow: Yes there are many lousy IPAs out there.

Yup. They're called IPAs.

/it's okay, beer snobs, you can still drink your undrinkable drinks of choice
//the rest of us will have stuff that doesn't taste like it was fermented in Satan's hate-filled ass


There are some very good IPAs out there, just avoid American ones and stick with the traditional British ones that haven't been over hopped
 
2014-07-19 06:32:06 AM  
IPA = no good for a guy with a slight allergy to hops

A nice porter or stout does just fine for me.
 
2014-07-19 07:29:36 AM  
Pretty sure the Pitchfork and Greenwich Village hipsters will be tripping over their own two feet to be the first to try this.
 
2014-07-19 07:49:45 AM  
Still better than that watered-down, rice syrup-laden shiat the rednecks call "beer".
 
2014-07-19 07:51:37 AM  

sparky191: sparky191: wholedamnshow: Ah yes, another fark circle jerk about how bad IPAs are. Yes there are many lousy IPAs out there. But there are plenty of amazing ones that are hoppy and well-balanced. Heady Topper and Gandhi Bot for instance.

I will stick with my weissbier and my dobblebocks I am not a fan of heavily hopped beer. Ruins the flavor for me and seems to drown out any other possible flavors than bitter.


dopplebock* jeeze its early in the morning.


Fun fact : Dopplebock is the more hipster version of dobblebock which is the more hipster version of doublebock  ; )
 
2014-07-19 08:33:40 AM  
Ah, here it is - hadn't yet seen the IPA hate thread for the week.

Don't like 'em? Don't drink 'em. Sure, a fair number of the double IPAs taste like soap or worse but there is a huge variety which range from quaffable to divine. And brewers churn them out like mad because they're ready to drink immediately with no investment in aging and storage.
 
2014-07-19 08:37:08 AM  
I used to love beer.  Now I'm really not liking it.  Everything in the beer aisle is over-hopped and has a high ABV.   I actually had a Miller Lite after a long hard day at work and coaching my kids' baseball teams and I said "My God, this beer actually tastes good!".

Am I wrong?  Because I've been told I am not supposed to like Miller Lite.  I used to like it a long time ago then all the craft brews showed up and I was told I was only supposed to like them.  I think after all these years of over hopped boozy beers I'm a little worn out.
 
2014-07-19 08:39:16 AM  
Most IPAs I've had are really good.  There was a tendency a few years ago to overhop (the living hell of of) them, but I think that most craft breweries today have scaled that tendency back to accommodate a reasonable palate.
 
2014-07-19 08:42:42 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I used to love beer.  Now I'm really not liking it.  Everything in the beer aisle is over-hopped and has a high ABV.   I actually had a Miller Lite after a long hard day at work and coaching my kids' baseball teams and I said "My God, this beer actually tastes good!".

Am I wrong?  Because I've been told I am not supposed to like Miller Lite.  I used to like it a long time ago then all the craft brews showed up and I was told I was only supposed to like them.  I think after all these years of over hopped boozy beers I'm a little worn out.


Like what you like, but I'd say that either your area's selection of craft beers is poor, or you aren't very good at selecting beers.  If you don't like high IBUs there are plenty of styles out there that aren't hop-bombs.  Of course the "American Rice Lager" is one of those.
 
2014-07-19 08:53:22 AM  
Ah, the weekly hop-hipster thread where we hear IPA fanboys defend the skunk urine.
Hipsters, let me give you a clue; pretending to like some foul nastiness that no one else likes doesn't make you cool or interesting,  it makes you a self-absorbed twat-waffle.  Your friends with the stupid mustaches and Buddy Holly glasses don't like that crap either, they just say they like it to avoid being "mainstream", and impress other hipster douches.

/Sheep shiat might be an improvement.
 
2014-07-19 08:55:23 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: doglover: Worse? Anything is better than more hops.

I often wonder how many people really enjoy a taste that bitter and how many have been browbeaten into saying they like it to fit in

/my god that stuff is horrid


Not me. I live in the heart of craft beer brewing country ( the Pacific Northwest), yet I prefer lagers over IPAs..

/ even the mass-produced lagers
// I know I'm probably guilty of heresy with that statement....
 
2014-07-19 09:10:42 AM  
I wouldn't care about the hops circle jerk if it didn't mean that two out of every three beers I try locally somewhere taste like hoppy ass.   It's almost a waste of money trying new craft beers.  I'll be on Portland tomorrow, but even when you tell the bartender. To recommend. Non-hoppy beer, it will still be hoppy, just not like. a billionty on the hop-meter
 
2014-07-19 09:26:58 AM  
Constable Clitoris is going to have to get away from chocolate shops and visit some microbreweries.

?It's smoked with sheep dung?  Why don't you get into conventional areas of brewing?
Larks vomit pale ale?
 
2014-07-19 09:32:21 AM  
Geez the hate is strong in this thread. I like IPAs. Yes, some of them taste like sphincter-wrapped aspirin but not all of them. Seems like that's mostly the newer breweries that have popped up over the last few years.

/not a beer snob
//also not a hipster
 
2014-07-19 09:44:15 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I used to love beer.  Now I'm really not liking it.  Everything in the beer aisle is over-hopped and has a high ABV.   I actually had a Miller Lite after a long hard day at work and coaching my kids' baseball teams and I said "My God, this beer actually tastes good!".

Am I wrong?  Because I've been told I am not supposed to like Miller Lite.  I used to like it a long time ago then all the craft brews showed up and I was told I was only supposed to like them.  I think after all these years of over hopped boozy beers I'm a little worn out.


No you are not wrong, you just enjoy drinking beer more than you do just talking about beer like the craft beer hipsters do.
 
2014-07-19 09:49:49 AM  
It's hard to tell if the hate for IPAs is coming from super beer hipsters whose palate is too advanced for the overpowering flavors of IPAs. Or from Coors light plebs who think IPA drinkers are choking down bitter beers to prove something.

Either way, it seems like you just have nothing to say about beer so your one opinion is to hate on IPAs and the people who drink them. If you don't like them, don't drink them. You just sound like a douche complaining about what other people enjoy.
 
2014-07-19 09:52:00 AM  
I'm not a fan of hop bombs.  Hops are a good thing.  Too much, and you've got hop tea, not beer.

That said, beer with shiat is a disgusting idea.  There is no way I'd ever consider drinking sheep shiat IPA, or any other sheep shiat beer.

Why would someone even think of doing this?  I really question WTF happened to humanity when I see garbage like this.
 
2014-07-19 09:58:30 AM  
Wow. Some people get really upset by those with different taste palettes.

I prefer American Pales to IPAs, but the distinction is blurring. I've figured out that I like Amarillo, Citra, Noble and Cascade varieties of hops, but I think Simcoe hops taste like cat piss smells (looking at you, Lagunitas).

Most big macro brewed beers taste like sweetened club soda to me now. And at most big box liquor stores, craft beer costs the same or less than InBev/MillerCoors products.

It's weird though. It's like hating on people that prefer Five Guys to McDonalds: "You know you're just pretending to prefer fresh ingredients. They've served billions! Checkmate."
 
2014-07-19 10:14:54 AM  
Just give me a Guinness. Went old school years ago.
Good enough for my great-great-great-great-great....etc.-granddads and it's good enough for me.

That youtube video they have up from the company is funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg0LritZbJk
 
2014-07-19 10:37:25 AM  

trevzie: It's hard to tell if the hate for IPAs is coming from super beer hipsters whose palate is too advanced for the overpowering flavors of IPAs. Or from Coors light plebs who think IPA drinkers are choking down bitter beers to prove something.

Either way, it seems like you just have nothing to say about beer so your one opinion is to hate on IPAs and the people who drink them. If you don't like them, don't drink them. You just sound like a douche complaining about what other people enjoy.


Meh.

I'm not either of those things.

The first time I ever tried beer, I think I was 15.  The beer was, if I remember correctly, Natural Light.  It was utterly disgusting, probably the most vile thing I'd ever had in my mouth at that point.  The second time, maybe a year or so later, was Budweiser, it was just as vile.  I thought I didn't like beer, I didn't drink it again, until...

A few years after that, I was talked into trying a Guinness.  I insisted that I hated beer, I was going to have a gin and tonic (which I had the first time when I was probably 17, liked it the first time).  But no, my friend insisted that I should try this one, it was different, and that I might actually like it.  Fine, I agreed to take a sip, fully expecting the horrible taste and that I'd find something to spit it in.

Nope.  The first sip was delicious.  I finished the beer and had a few more glasses.  Had something changed, had my palate matured and I liked beer now?  I had to test it, tried another sip of Budweiser a few days later.  Nope, still horribly vile.  So I was probably 18 (no, not legal yet) when I first realized that beer was a varied and sometimes vastly different thing.  This was the '80s, Guinness was the only stout available in my area, so I didn't yet realize that it was only mediocre when it comes to stouts, but hey, it was a start.  I love beer, and I've had many, many great beers since then.

IPAs became a big thing fairly recently.  I don't like them, and I particularly don't like the overpowering hop bomb ones.  I mean, sure, they're better than Budweiser, but that just means I'll actually drink one rather than spitting.  I want to taste the hops, but I also want to taste the malts, I want to taste the yeast and the flavors it imparts, beer isn't supposed to be a single flavor overpowering the rest.

I'll make fun of you for liking hop bombs.  I'll also make fun of you for driving a Volkswagen, and I'll mercilessly abuse you if you use Windows.  Because you deserve it.  But I won't hate you.

And yes, Natural Light is just as vile today as when I was 15.  I'll absolutely question your judgment in everything if you drink it or any of the other American horsepiss lagers.  I won't date a woman who drinks Budweiser or Bud LIght - though that's not because I hate her for it, it's because the smell of stale horsepiss on her breath in the morning makes me want to retch, and that's not something anybody wants after an evening of drinking.
 
2014-07-19 10:54:51 AM  

goodwynn: Screw IPA's, they suck.

Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier...


This. Once I realized that I liked Wheat Beer, that was it.
 
2014-07-19 11:43:30 AM  
My tastes have veered away from the hop bomb IPAs of late into Berliner Weisses and Goses/Geuzes. And I've always loved saisons and other farmhouse style beers.

Mrs. Datanerd had an interesting cider from Spain the other night that had undergone natural fermentation.  It had barnyard smells on the nose, and tasted like a washed-rind stinky cheese.  Very odd stuff.  She said she was very glad to have had the experience and would never, ever, drink it again.
 
2014-07-19 11:46:28 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I used to love beer.  Now I'm really not liking it.  Everything in the beer aisle is over-hopped and has a high ABV.   I actually had a Miller Lite after a long hard day at work and coaching my kids' baseball teams and I said "My God, this beer actually tastes good!".

Am I wrong?  Because I've been told I am not supposed to like Miller Lite.  I used to like it a long time ago then all the craft brews showed up and I was told I was only supposed to like them.  I think after all these years of over hopped boozy beers I'm a little worn out.


I'm feeling the same way... Craft beer fatigue has set in...
 
2014-07-19 12:39:36 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Ah, here it is - hadn't yet seen the IPA hate thread for the week.

Don't like 'em? Don't drink 'em. Sure, a fair number of the double IPAs taste like soap or worse but there is a huge variety which range from quaffable to divine. And brewers churn them out like mad because they're ready to drink immediately with no investment in aging and storage.


I dunno, some of these anti-IPA guys seem pretty tough, you know for people posting anonymously on the internet.

I don't think there's any type of beer I don't like, but there are certainly several individual brands that don't appeal to me.

There isn't a person in this room I wouldn't kill for the chance to drink Three Floyd's Zombie King until I'm unconscious.
 
2014-07-19 01:49:28 PM  

born_yesterday: TofuTheAlmighty: Ah, here it is - hadn't yet seen the IPA hate thread for the week.

Don't like 'em? Don't drink 'em. Sure, a fair number of the double IPAs taste like soap or worse but there is a huge variety which range from quaffable to divine. And brewers churn them out like mad because they're ready to drink immediately with no investment in aging and storage.

I dunno, some of these anti-IPA guys seem pretty tough, you know for people posting anonymously on the internet.

I don't think there's any type of beer I don't like, but there are certainly several individual brands that don't appeal to me.

There isn't a person in this room I wouldn't kill for the chance to drink Three Floyd's Zombie King until I'm unconscious.


And now we have an "I can name more obscure beer then you can" thread. Don't forget the pictures folks!
 
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