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    Love the IPA's unless they overdue it on the hops

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    I find that the hoppiness of an IPA is at first an acquired taste that can then become addicting - kinda like hot sauce. At first it's unappealing, but with more tries you develop a palate, and eventually get into the habit of pushing the taste (meausred in IBUs for beer, Scoville Heat Units for sauce) further and further.

    I also agree with someone's earlier point that because the most mainstream breweries are unlikely to produce IPAs due to their limited appeal, they are more popular with micros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    "I feel like I am missing out on something, but my taste buds lead me to other types of beer more along the lines of a Guinness... :

    Man, Guiness sucks. Try Lion Stout or Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout. I'm not going to try to talk you into IPAs, either you like them or you don't.
    I don't think Guiness sucks at all. It's just a different kind of stout, not at all as rich or flavorful as many others, but it is not supposed to be. But I think it is a great choice when I want to drink something that goes down easy, clean and refreshing, but still has flavor. Low cal, too. As awesome as many Imperial Stouts are, they are simply a whole different animal from something like Guiness. It's apples and oranges.
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    You haven't had a Guiness until you have had one in Ireland! Yum. Has nothing to do with American IPAs or stouts though. Different thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    You haven't had a Guiness until you have had one in Ireland! Yum. Has nothing to do with American IPAs or stouts though. Different thing.
    I'll second that. Once you have one from the Guiness factory, you can't really drink 'em back over in the States anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baybiker9 View Post
    I'll second that. Once you have one from the Guiness factory, you can't really drink 'em back over in the States anymore.
    I'd love to taste a Guiness like it's supposed to taste, not the yuck that is available here in the US of A (sorry Guiness lovers). There are just so many others available here that are better than Guiness.
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    What happened to me was I started drinking IPA's and I can't go back to anything else. Everything else I try doesn't have the pow flavor profile I now require. It's like IPA's have done something to my palette. Yeah I know everyone is different, yeah I know people are going to say I haven't tried this or that. But, my point is that is what I believe is the cause of the popularity. The big beer hoppy off the scale flavor. Just my two cents. I don't know jack about beer. Just that if I stop drinking it, Stone and a few others will notice it on their spreadsheets.
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    Most american big brewers use rice as the grain of choice to build up sugars in the wort. It was like coffee 20 years ago in this country, We didn't know what we were missing. My parents drank folgers and Uban. Then whole bean coffee started to be more and more common in the stores. Most IPA's are brewed with real ingrediants and not overely processed. With all the choices of grains, HOPS and even yeast strains they become an art form as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydbyk View Post
    Why so popular with so many people all of a sudden?



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    I haven't read all of the posts.

    In short, flavor, combined with pinpoint marketing, add in a dash of media (Internet beer forums...).......and you get the new superhero of beers.


    I was the standard Coors light "effing near water" consumer for years. About 5 years ago I tried a Lagunitas IPA and everything changed.

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    IPA's are good summer beers to, very smooth and refreshing on a hot day

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    Quote Originally Posted by baybiker9 View Post
    I find that the hoppiness of an IPA is at first an acquired taste that can then become addicting - kinda like hot sauce. At first it's unappealing, but with more tries you develop a palate, and eventually get into the habit of pushing the taste (meausred in IBUs for beer, Scoville Heat Units for sauce) further and further.

    I also agree with someone's earlier point that because the most mainstream breweries are unlikely to produce IPAs due to their limited appeal, they are more popular with micros.
    Hot sauce was invented to mask the taste of spoiled meats. High IBUs is just an attempt to mask crap beer...

    Just kidding..

    I have not completely written off IPAs. I can definitely see how they are an acquired taste and a fun style to learn to appreciate...

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    In my country, the Netherlands, beer = watery lager by Inbev or some other megacorp. I am glad that I discovered local breweries with all kinds of great IPA's, stouts, smoked, Kölsch, zwarzbier.

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    Didn't Inbev buy all the crappy brewers in the U.S. too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Lagers are beers for people with no taste, and poor judgement. Darks are reserved for those who will subject themselves to syrupy foul liquids only to wake up to mud-butt and regret and disregard fine taste completely.

    IPA's are reserved for the finest of us, the most astute of beer drinkers. Those of us with better judgement, and fine taste. Savor the pine! All the rest is the devils beer.
    THIS!

    Honestly, IPA's are an acquired taste and if you're still on pilsners and lagers then you're still in the "training wheel stages" of beer drinking.

    Have FUN!

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    ^^^^ Pretty dang sure you are a spammer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerdonian View Post
    ^^^^ Pretty dang sure you are a spammer.
    WTF?! First time I've ever been accused of that!!! Pretty dang sure you're a poser!

    Have FUN!

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    ^^^^ Pretty dang sure you are a spammer.
    Where'd that come from? Did I miss something?
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    Here's how I see it playing out:

    G MAN posts, spam-bot posts, Guerdonian calls out spam-bot, mods remove spam, it subsequently looks like Guerdonian called G MAN a spammer, G MAN flips ****, Deano thinks he may have missed something, I post this; Guerdonian may or may not corroborate my story. Yay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    Here's how I see it playing out:

    G MAN posts, spam-bot posts, Guerdonian calls out spam-bot, mods remove spam, it subsequently looks like Guerdonian called G MAN a spammer, G MAN flips ****, Deano thinks he may have missed something, I post this; Guerdonian may or may not corroborate my story. Yay.
    Then I neg rep all of you just for good measure!
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    I think I speak for all of us here when I say "huh?"
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    I drink whatever beer tastes nice to me - not so I can talk about it like a wine toff.

    My case in point:
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    'cause hops are like crack?
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    hi. my name is JC and i'm a recovering hophead.

    I used to be all IPAs all the time. But i think beer prefernces change all the time. And right now I prefer pilsners, light lagers...hell, i'm even enjoying the O'fest / Marzen beers right now.

    But I'm drinking a Bridgeport Kingpin while I make my daughter and I dinner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monzie View Post
    Here's how I see it playing out:

    G MAN posts, spam-bot posts, Guerdonian calls out spam-bot, mods remove spam, it subsequently looks like Guerdonian called G MAN a spammer, G MAN flips ****, Deano thinks he may have missed something, I post this; Guerdonian may or may not corroborate my story. Yay.
    LMAO! Okay, I think you nailed it. Sorry Guerdonian!

    Carry on and CHEERS!

    G MAN

    PS - Great post JChasse!
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