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(MLive.com)   For when you want all of the pine resin but none of the buzz, non-alcoholic IPAs are hitting the market   (mlive.com) divider line
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2021-01-14 10:48:20 AM  
CSB: the only N/A beer my local carries is Heineken. It's a bit pricey but ok.

What drives me crazy is that the cans aren't 12 ounces, but 11.4
O_o

Oh, and in my Red state still controlled by the syphilitic ghost of Carrie Nation, I still have to show ID when buying it and am not allowed to buy even this on Sundays before noon.
 
2021-01-14 10:56:18 AM  
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This is the only NA that's objectively good.  I've tried many of them. But my friends who drink actually enjoy this one.

There is an NA IPA called Hairless Dog that is ok if you're into super hoppy. Most NA IPAs are terrible, but that one isn't bad.
 
2021-01-14 11:14:20 AM  
If I didn't want something with alcohol I would just drink something that by design didn't have alcohol.
 
2021-01-14 11:17:37 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Oh, and in my Red state still controlled by the syphilitic ghost of Carrie Nation, I still have to show ID when buying it and am not allowed to buy even this on Sundays before noon.


Not really a Red State thing, it's just something that applies to a lot of older states who had time to pass these blue laws down from centuries past -- for example, I know MD is very restrictive (no beer, wine or liquor at grocery stores at all).

In AL, we can buy all the wine and strong craft been we want almost anywhere...but similar to you, nothing for the 10 hours preceding noon on Sunday. Some rural counties are totally dry 24/7, which is just losing tax money to your neighbors.

I used to say "No biggie, who's drinking on a Sunday morning?" but that was before Covid.

By the time we started writing laws for the West, people were like "fark it, liquor at the grocery store is fine!"
 
2021-01-14 11:19:50 AM  
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As I said in another thread, only good thing about most IPAs is the high abv burns out your sense of taste relatively quickly.

Might as well go down on a pine tree at this point.
 
2021-01-14 11:20:44 AM  

hobnail: Most NA IPAs are terrible


FTFY
 
2021-01-14 11:22:33 AM  

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As I said in another thread, only good thing about most IPAs is the high abv burns out your sense of taste relatively quickly.

Might as well go down on a pine tree at this point.


IPA and Mountain Dew 50:50 is almost drinkable.
 
2021-01-14 11:30:16 AM  
Breweries found a way to make IPAs worse?
 
2021-01-14 11:36:24 AM  
"Don't kid yourself" beer?

Pass.
 
2021-01-14 11:42:40 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: hobnail: Most NA IPAs are terrible

FTFY


When I used to drink, Surly Furious and Fulton Sweet Child of Vine were the only IPAs I could handle.

/Minneapolis-like typing detected
 
2021-01-14 11:49:53 AM  
This could probably classify as ironic, since the whole point of the extra hopping was originally to help cover the additional alcohol content required to make the beer stable enough to ship to ... INDIA.

I'm not going to discount this completely. I've been trying to cut back on drinking without much success. If you like the flavor, this could be a decent step-down.
 
2021-01-14 12:20:28 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Oh, and in my Red state still controlled by the syphilitic ghost of Carrie Nation, I still have to show ID when buying it and am not allowed to buy even this on Sundays before noon.

Not really a Red State thing, it's just something that applies to a lot of older states who had time to pass these blue laws down from centuries past -- for example, I know MD is very restrictive (no beer, wine or liquor at grocery stores at all).

In AL, we can buy all the wine and strong craft been we want almost anywhere...but similar to you, nothing for the 10 hours preceding noon on Sunday. Some rural counties are totally dry 24/7, which is just losing tax money to your neighbors.

I used to say "No biggie, who's drinking on a Sunday morning?" but that was before Covid.

By the time we started writing laws for the West, people were like "fark it, liquor at the grocery store is fine!"


That is what I have heard as well, Mass and Penn have horrible alcohol laws.  I read an article a while back that said the worst 2 were Utah and Mass.

And in Michigan for years, the rule was no booze before noon on Sunday and none on Christmas day.  It wasn't left wing groups that pressured the government to overturn it, it was businesses.  Ski resorts (and probably casinos)  wanted to serve on Christmas and liquor stores wanted to serve before LIons games.
 
2021-01-14 12:34:14 PM  

hobnail: Marcus Aurelius: hobnail: Most NA IPAs are terrible

FTFY

When I used to drink, Surly Furious and Fulton Sweet Child of Vine were the only IPAs I could handle.

/Minneapolis-like typing detected


Ichy IPA from Great Basin in Reno is outstanding. Maybe hopothermia from Alaska brewing.
 
2021-01-14 12:44:15 PM  
My wife has been on a NA kick for a while.  Mainly because it has low calories (plus we're doing IVF treatments).  We've discovered that Partake actually tastes like a beer and isn't terrible.  They have a surprising amount of different styles, so it's not always the same.

https://drinkpartake.ca/
 
2021-01-14 12:44:49 PM  
IPAs would be fine if places would just farking stock other kinds of beer too for those of us who think that IPAs taste like being sprayed in the face with Pine-Sol
 
2021-01-14 2:24:08 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: CSB: the only N/A beer my local carries is Heineken. It's a bit pricey but ok.

What drives me crazy is that the cans aren't 12 ounces, but 11.4
O_o

Oh, and in my Red state still controlled by the syphilitic ghost of Carrie Nation, I still have to show ID when buying it and am not allowed to buy even this on Sundays before noon.


Heineken Zero is the only N/A I'll touch anymore, and only during dry January.  They managed to remove the sweetness that screws up the other n/a stuff out there.
 
2021-01-14 9:42:34 PM  
I discovered a readily-available NA IPA substitute some years ago after oral surgery.  Mix one part 3% Hydrogen Peroxide with 2 parts water and gargle with it for 30 seconds.  Spit out.  You're welcome.
 
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