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Old 12-24-2010, 06:54 AM   #1
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I'm a new brewer (3 batches so far) and I never liked any IPA I tried until after brewing my first beer. It wasn't an IPA but a wheat. Anyway, the intense smell of hops during the boil somehow changed me. I loved the smell so much that I tried a Ranger IPA the next day and didn't hate it. The bitterness took a bit of getting used to but I could appreciate it and found myself wanting more. I then tried a Sierra Nevada (which I've always hated) and I really liked it! This is really scaring me, I'm starting to exhibit symptoms of that weird creature known as the hophead...

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Old 12-24-2010, 07:10 AM   #2
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That a boy! Hops are like vitamins for us brewers!

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Old 12-24-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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You will find a HUGE variety of hoppy beers! Discovering hops is like opening the other half of beer styles.

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Old 12-24-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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Yep I think alot of beer fans go through the same thing. All you need to do now is take a road trip and grab yourself some Russian River brews.

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Old 12-24-2010, 02:27 PM   #5
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Welcome to the dark side! Even my husband Bob hated hoppy beers, until about a year ago. Now, his favorite beer styles are hoppy beers! He loves highly hopped APAs a bit more than IPAs, because he loves the hops without the extreme bitterness. But he won't ever turn down an IPA.

It happens to all of us. But then, sometimes, hopheads wander back to other interesting styles, and some are getting very much into sours now.

I guess it's like spicy food- once you find out you love it, you can get pretty extreme.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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There is no escaping it. Soon you'll be buying hop tea bags and trying to prove science wrong by putting "150" ibus worth of hops in you beer!

Right now I have 4 sour beers cellaring that I am learning to like! Oooo it's a fun world of beer

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:01 PM   #7
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At the moment, if I'm not drinking something hoppy, I feel like something is wrong. hehe
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:22 PM   #8
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Hmmmm. I never liked IPAs until.....well......I still don't. Blech.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:48 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Bernie Brewer View Post
Hmmmm. I never liked IPAs until.....well......I still don't. Blech.
Same here, it's kinda like the sour candies. I never understood it. Oh well, it's not like there aren't 1,000,000+ other types of homebrews we can make!


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