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Old 01-15-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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I just bought bells hopslam. What I expected to be a hop bomb I find it to not be as hoppy as I would expect a beer with that title to deserve. In fact I don't find it very hoppy at all. Do you become accustomed to hops overtime and just demand more and more?



 
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like it my friend. I acquired some Pliny the Elder and it didn't even seem hoppy enough for me. Good thing I brew my own, I guess.



 
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:53 PM   #3
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I agree. Whe DFH 90 min came out I thought it was the hoppiest thing I'd ever drank. Now it's not hoppy enough!
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:35 PM   #4
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I am nowhere there yet on the hop scale. I am thinking of Belgian Ale and the cloves and spice and Wheat beer more. But is this what home brewing does to you?
What is it that you are after the bitterness or aroma?

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:36 AM   #5
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I like ipas to at least have a decnet amount of bitterness. this one is ok but not very bitter at all imo

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:33 AM   #6
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I dream about hops....
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:42 AM   #7
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70 IBU is the minimum for my session ales.

Whenever I have hop pellets in the fridge, I smell them each time I make a visit and smile.

Is that odd?

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:42 AM   #8
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something I noticed, is that before I got into craft beers and home brewing, I thought Guinness was a pretty heavy beer. I had 2 of them last night for the first time, in a long time, and it was just a very very mild beer to me. Literally, not much there at all. Im not a hop head by any means, as I dont like most IPA's yet. But, I can easily see it happening.

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:11 AM   #9
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70 IBU is the minimum for my session ales.

Whenever I have hop pellets in the fridge, I smell them each time I make a visit and smile.

Is that odd?
Only when you start smoking them.



 
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