The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Trying my first IPA - Interesting

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2009, 12:35 AM   #1
JoeMama
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,224
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Trying my first IPA - Interesting

Well, (yes I am a beer virgin of sorts - but NEVER a BMC man)

I am trying my first IPA (as now that I have been afflicted with HB, I am continually looking to expand my beer horizons) At any rate, I knew that it is dubbed as a 'hoppy' beer, but damn if thats not an understatement! Very hoppy nose, and WOW! I truly appreciate the value that hops add to the complexity of the beer now more so than I ever have. Although IPA isnt high on my list of 'must brews' Im still slowly enjoying it and appreciating its flavor and smell!

Still to try - Doppelbock and Arrogant Bastard Ale
Oh yeah, this is a Stone IPA.
-Me

__________________

Ergo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I am.

Eggo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I waffle.

JoeMama is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 12:40 AM   #2
Brew-boy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,415
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Welcome to the vine.

__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/
Brew-boy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 12:40 AM   #3
s3n8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haymarket VA
Posts: 1,180
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Stone IPA is a fine example of the style. One of my favorites, according to the clone recipe in BYO made with Magnum, Perle, and Centennial. Do yourself a favor and try a few others with different hops. One of my other favorites is Bells Two Hearted Ale. All Centennial Hops. Pure awesome.

__________________
s3n8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 12:41 AM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,801
Liked 2707 Times on 1626 Posts
Likes Given: 3483

Default

I go through periods where I'm into one style or another and can't get enough. I actually happen to be in hop head mode.
There are so many different versions of that style (any style really) I like Bell's Two Hearted, Stone, Founder's Centennial, Avery Ipa and yesterday I discovered Hop3 (squared) . All were excellent, all were hoppy to different extent and all were wonderful.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 12:42 AM   #5
chefchris
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 1,634
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Just took a hyrdo sample of the BYO published Stone IPA clone. I made it for my Dad as it's his favorite beer. I'm not an IPA fan, but damn if it wasn't delicious.

__________________
staygoldBREWING

Primary: RIS, Flanders Red, Berliner Weisse

On Tap: Brown Ale, American Stout, Pumpkin Porter, Pale Ale, Uncle Muscle's IPA, Rowsdower Canadian Dry Stout

Bottled: Berliner Weisse

I think you are confuisng circle k with a reach around. - Denny's Evil Concoctions
chefchris is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
JoeMama
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,224
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

For some funny reason, I seem to have a preference to my own brewed beer (Yeah, even though I only have a couple under my belt) It seems that regardless of the brew (okay maybe Im lying) I feel IMO that my beer is the tastiest.
Although I found what I am going to brew for myself next
-Me

__________________

Ergo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I am.

Eggo Bibo Sum - I drink, therefore I waffle.

JoeMama is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 01:10 AM   #7
MikeG
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,019
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
For some funny reason, I seem to have a preference to my own brewed beer (Yeah, even though I only have a couple under my belt) It seems that regardless of the brew (okay maybe Im lying) I feel IMO that my beer is the tastiest.
Although I found what I am going to brew for myself next
-Me
Nothing wrong with that. I wonder what others think of my beer when I'm loving it! I'm drinking my first beer of my 2nd batch of IPA today and frankly, it's awesome - and quite alcoholic - am I judging it through beer goggles?!
__________________
MikeG is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 01:20 AM   #8
s3n8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haymarket VA
Posts: 1,180
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I had a barleywine that someone described as "really good beer with a shot of grain alcohol in it". That was at 3 months. I am hoping it mellows out.

__________________
s3n8 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 01:22 AM   #9
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,801
Liked 2707 Times on 1626 Posts
Likes Given: 3483

Default

I just brewed my first IPA..and plan on bottling it tomorrow...along with my Marris Otter/Argentian Cascade smash...so I should be in hop city in a few weeks.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2009, 03:53 AM   #10
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 41,692
Liked 5967 Times on 5241 Posts
Likes Given: 669

Default

Revvy and JoeMama - glad to see you guys getting in on the hop-wagon!!

I too go through phazes with beers -- but them IPA's seem to always rise to the top...

Rev - what IPA recipe did you brew? I'm still tinkering with my house IPA recipe, but I'm oh so close....(hint, the 4# of Warrior, Cascade, and Willametter I bought of niko on here should be a clue)

__________________
AZ_IPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
this is interesting z987k Extract Brewing 3 04-27-2007 08:43 PM
Interesting First AG bloomerjt07 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 02-08-2007 05:57 AM
Looks interesting? Orfy Bottling/Kegging 1 02-03-2007 09:17 PM