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Old 07-20-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default What's wrong with (the concept of) dry hopping?

I was at a small up-and-coming brewery in North San Diego county and overheard the brewmaster/staff deriding Stone's Ruination because it was dry hopped. I wasn't able to chase them down to find out their reasoning for the criticism, is dry hopping looked down upon within the pro circles? Are they just jealous? I do like Ruination over their IPA though : )

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:00 PM   #2
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Maybe its a west coast thing? Over here on the East Coast, dry hopping is viewed much better.

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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No clue what beef he had with Ruination, unless of course it was too hoppy for him. I know of more than a few breweries that advertise their IPAs/APAs to be dry hopped.

Heck, Schlafly even named their APA "Dry Hopped APA."

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:08 PM   #4
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Whoa, Hey outside, which brewery are you talking about. No brewery in SD looks down upon dryhopping, hell they embrace it. I dunno what his problem was. But west coasters love their hops

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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Nothing dumber than making fun of your competition in front of customers. Especially when the competition is a powerhouse brewery. Almost every west coast brewery I've seen has dry hopped beers on the schedule.

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:31 PM   #6
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Nothing is wrong with dry hopping!!!

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:39 PM   #7
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possible you didn't hear the entire conversation?

it would be far more common for someone to be chastised for NOT dry hopping an IPA, esp on the west coast

Aside from possibly Lost Abbey I would almost guarantee which ever brewery you are referring to has at least 1 if not several beers that are dry hopped

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possible you didn't hear the entire conversation?

it would be far more common for someone to be chastised for NOT dry hopping an IPA, esp on the west coast

Aside from possibly Lost Abbey I would almost guarantee which ever brewery you are referring to has at least 1 if not several beers that are dry hopped
lost abbey has dry hopped beers as well...considering lost abbey and port brewing is the exact same thing.

as for talking about ruination, maybe they were talking about the double dry hopped version thats been around a lot lately. I can see where they might see it as overkill when you can get great aroma and it isnt as over the top with one dryhop addition
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I like when Stone has specialty growler fills of Double Dry Hopped beers. Bring on the hops.

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lost abbey has dry hopped beers as well...considering lost abbey and port brewing is the exact same thing.

as for talking about ruination, maybe they were talking about the double dry hopped version thats been around a lot lately. I can see where they might see it as overkill when you can get great aroma and it isnt as over the top with one dryhop addition
def was not including port - no question they dry hop
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