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Old 07-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #31
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I took the exit years ago. There are way too many great styles out there to get stuck on megahopping.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:06 AM   #32
Apr 2012
Richland, WA
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I honestly think it was PBR that got me interested in the odd flavor it had that other beers didn't.

As for a truly hoppy IPA I'm not sure which was my first, it seems so long ago now.

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:13 AM   #33
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While it might be pedestrian to most other IPA's out now, DFH 60 minute took me by complete surprise several years ago after enjoying the occasional beer in general. I tried it against the 90 minute, and liked the less malty sweet 60 even still.

One trip to world market where a single bottle of Green Flash WCIPA and others were bought..... I was done.

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:18 AM   #34
Feb 2011
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I don't consider my self a hop head, but I can enjoy hoppy beers...

My gateway was a tour of Sam Addams brewery... They gave us hop cones to smell and rub between our hands.. The connection between that and the flavors/aromas drew me in...

Two months after the tour I brewed my first beer
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:19 AM   #35
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Chicagoland, IN
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Three Floyds, circa 2003.
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