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(Some Guy)   To the left a definitive guide to IPAs. To the right a definitive guide to Farkers' thoughts on IPAs   (pelliclemag.com) divider line
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358 clicks; posted to Food » on 15 Aug 2022 at 8:58 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 6:48:47 PM  
That was a good read.
 
2022-08-15 7:04:08 PM  
I think the article's author fundamentally misunderstands a number of things. Most glaring is his description of DDH or dry hopping as just being more hoppy.  Saying session ales are just rebranded pale ales is fundamentally wrong. Pale ales are malt forward, ipa's of any strength are hop forward.  I kinda stopped caring after he butchered DDH snd wandered off.
 
2022-08-15 9:14:39 PM  
I got tired of IPAs 20 years ago, for good reason. They aren't bad by any means, but they are over done by almost everyone, and more hops doesn't mean better beer.

YMMV, but I'm genetically designed to drink beer, so...
 
2022-08-15 9:17:01 PM  
When dining out, I often prefer a Session IPA over the potential DUI.
 
2022-08-15 9:18:37 PM  
A good IPA should smell really good and leave you to explore your relationship with bitterness

/something something your bad dating decisions
 
2022-08-15 9:49:56 PM  
They ALL taste like pine-sol to me. IPA, pine-sol.
 
2022-08-15 9:52:01 PM  

Percise1: I got tired of IPAs 20 years ago, for good reason. They aren't bad by any means, but they are over done by almost everyone, and more hops doesn't mean better beer.

YMMV, but I'm genetically designed to drink beer, so...


So what do you drink nowadays?
 
2022-08-15 10:14:17 PM  
Too much hops gives me heartburn. I generally avoid IPAs. I like ales.
 
2022-08-15 10:36:22 PM  
Stouts or get lost.

Tired of this IPA bullshiat.
 
2022-08-15 11:06:36 PM  
I'm not a fan of IPA's, but you can't blame a generation raised on sour gummy worms for embracing them.
 
2022-08-15 11:59:46 PM  
Most of the new Belgium ipas are worth it, wicked weed has some good ones as well, some of the dr dank series were great
 
2022-08-15 11:59:52 PM  
I'm so very tired
 
2022-08-16 12:20:57 AM  
Great Basin Brewing in Reno, NV. Ichthyasaurs IPA. 2015. The last truly balanced and delicious IPA I remember tasting. Alaskan Hopothermia was ok too, but not near as good as ichy.
 
2022-08-16 12:45:45 AM  

Valter: Stouts or get lost.

Tired of this IPA bullshiat.


I'm just to opposite. Somewhere along the way I lost my taste for stouts and they just taste like burnt coffee to me. OTOH a well hopped IPA, count me in!
 
2022-08-16 1:38:01 AM  

Axeofjudgement: I'm so very tired


of bitter beers? or other things? the former is easier to fix.....

wishing you well, axe
 
2022-08-16 2:29:48 AM  
If you're going to get hit in the face with a shovel full of hops it has to be a finely-balanced shovel full of hops. Most aren't.
 
2022-08-16 7:49:08 AM  

runwiz: When dining out, I often prefer a Session IPA over the potential DUI.


No kidding.  You have in your head "a beer an hour and I'm good" and then have to remember that's a 12 oz. 3.8% ABV beer, not a pint of 7% ABV.
 
2022-08-16 10:26:35 AM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: That was a good read.


I'm like just a paragraph in and I'm already like "FARK YEAH!"

/I'm fine with "hazy juicy" IPAs but if it's not labelled as such, I'm going to be disappointed with your beer, so don't set me up for failure
 
2022-08-16 12:19:34 PM  

runwiz: When dining out, I often prefer a Session IPA over the potential DUI.


I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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2022-08-16 12:34:44 PM  
Remember kids: A bad IPA is a good shandy, if you don't mind the ABV.
 
2022-08-16 2:39:25 PM  

Percise1: I got tired of IPAs 20 years ago,


The problem is that I can't FIND the kind of IPAs I was drinking 20 years ago.  It's all this juicy hazy crap, that has no relationship with the bitter hop bombs of olde.

This article was exactly what I needed.

DANVLL: They ALL taste like pine-sol to me. IPA, pine-sol.


I wish they did; they all taste like fruit, now.  No pine to be found.

/Wife and I had a hazy juicy IPA at a brewery this past weekend and we longed for the days when DFH would put out Pennsylvania Tuxedo, which is literally brewed with spruce-tips.
 
2022-08-16 5:40:25 PM  
I had too many IPAs that tasted like bitter hop tea.  Sadly all the college kids like the stuff and most of my liquor store beer selection is now 50% IPAs.I am not going to drop $9 on a 6 pack of beer I have never tasted and might not like, when there are non-IPA alternatives

My FLMB does make good IPAs cause the brewery knows his stuff, and still is able to create good balance in the beer and not make it hop forward so you get more of the flowery notes.
 
2022-08-16 6:26:12 PM  

empres77: runwiz: When dining out, I often prefer a Session IPA over the potential DUI.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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2022-08-16 7:37:10 PM  

Wendigogo: Percise1: I got tired of IPAs 20 years ago, for good reason. They aren't bad by any means, but they are over done by almost everyone, and more hops doesn't mean better beer.

YMMV, but I'm genetically designed to drink beer, so...

So what do you drink nowadays?


Porters are key, but I like stouts as well, most Belgian style ales are some level of good, and weiss beers are important for summer. I just picked up a 6 of Medelo Negra because it is taco Tuesday and 100 degrees out...

Funny enough, I live within 10 miles of Breweries like Russian River, The Hen House, 3rd Street Ale Works, within 20 of Bear Republic, Lagunitas (the original), within 50 of North Coast Brewery, Anderson Valley Brew Co, Moylans (an offshoot of) Marin Brewing Company and I'm sure that I'm forgetting a whole bunch.
I don't drink as much beer anymore, my waistline and liver appreciate my sacrifice... ;)
 
2022-08-16 7:49:09 PM  

mekkab: The problem is that I can't FIND the kind of IPAs I was drinking 20 years ago. It's all this juicy hazy crap, that has no relationship with the bitter hop bombs of olde.


I've not experienced that too much, because I drink so little of it now.
From memory though, you might want to check these out.

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I'll post more if they come to mind...
 
2022-08-16 7:58:30 PM  

Percise1: Wendigogo: Percise1: I got tired of IPAs 20 years ago, for good reason. They aren't bad by any means, but they are over done by almost everyone, and more hops doesn't mean better beer.

YMMV, but I'm genetically designed to drink beer, so...

So what do you drink nowadays?

Porters are key, but I like stouts as well, most Belgian style ales are some level of good, and weiss beers are important for summer. I just picked up a 6 of Medelo Negra because it is taco Tuesday and 100 degrees out...

Funny enough, I live within 10 miles of Breweries like Russian River, The Hen House, 3rd Street Ale Works, within 20 of Bear Republic, Lagunitas (the original), within 50 of North Coast Brewery, Anderson Valley Brew Co, Moylans (an offshoot of) Marin Brewing Company and I'm sure that I'm forgetting a whole bunch.
I don't drink as much beer anymore, my waistline and liver appreciate my sacrifice... ;)


It's been many years since I've had a good stout, mainly because they're on the heavy side. I am curious about the Russian River beers as well, I've heard they're some of the best recently.
 
2022-08-16 8:14:35 PM  
That's part of why I like them... there's a pork chop in every one!

Russian River makes damn good beer, and quite a selection so it's more a question of what you like... it is hard to go wrong, and their sampler "platter is a delight".
If you ever go there, hit it on the off hours/days and NEVER go when they just released a batch of Pliney unless you enjoy hours of sidewalk. This is the Santa Rosa location, never been to the more recent Windsor one 10 miles up the road.

My favorite beer is probably Rejection, a black ale that is only brewed once a year just before Valentines day.
 
2022-08-16 8:15:57 PM  
and their sampler "platter" is a delight.

Oh, the subtle difference of proper punctuation...
 
2022-08-16 8:36:14 PM  

Percise1: That's part of why I like them... there's a pork chop in every one!

Russian River makes damn good beer, and quite a selection so it's more a question of what you like... it is hard to go wrong, and their sampler "platter is a delight".
If you ever go there, hit it on the off hours/days and NEVER go when they just released a batch of Pliney unless you enjoy hours of sidewalk. This is the Santa Rosa location, never been to the more recent Windsor one 10 miles up the road.

My favorite beer is probably Rejection, a black ale that is only brewed once a year just before Valentines day.


Sam Adam's used to make a black lager that was tasty to drink, but even tastier to cook with. Black lager, coarse mustard, stock, little brown sugar and a whisper of vinegar makes a damn fine braising liquid for red meats.
 
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