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Old 10-28-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Calling hop heads.

When you're drinking a big IPA do you find the hops leave you with a slightly tingling,numbing,spicey flavor/feeling in you mouth after a glass or so?

Or is there something very strange and maybe wrong with my BIGIPA?

I like it, I'm going for another, then I think I need a nap.

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:53 PM   #2
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I think it may be the hops coupled with the extra alcohol usually present in a big IPA.

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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Stone Ruination makes my mouth numb. Literally. LOVE IT, sounds like you've got a winner!

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Old 10-28-2007, 05:20 PM   #4
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I love how Orfy's across the pond, so he's already 2 deep on a big IPA when I'm just finishing the 2nd coffee.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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Yeah, sounds like you got it! It looks like you may be experiencing (or are getting close) to this:


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What's the matter, Goblin-boy? Afraid you might taste hops?

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I love 'em

I eat them raw.

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I brewed an IPA recently that had a hundred and fifteen IBU's (according to Promash) and that gave me the same tingling. I could still feel it the next day. Wonderful stuff

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I made the mistake of chewing an as-yet unreleased 19.8% AA hop. Couldn't taste a thing for a hour, but my teeth were squeaky clean.

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Old 10-28-2007, 07:47 PM   #10
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I've definately experienced the Lupulin Threshold Shift. My homebrewed IPA has 76 IPA, and as much as I love it, I want to make one with even more.

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