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Old 04-24-2012, 07:16 AM   #1
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Is it possible to get a different more relaxed drunk buzz from drinking IPAs all night due to consuming all that wonderful hop goodness?

I've googled on my phone but I've had too much lupulin, lol, to do a real in depth search lol.


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Old 04-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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no, its just the ethanol



 
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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I agree with the above. However if you had spicy food (especially hot wings, etc) then THOSE could potentially give you a "capsicum high".

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Old 04-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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It's said that hoppy beers can make you sleepy, but I drink highly hopped beers every evening and I'm no sleepier than when I don't drink highly hopped beers.

I saw a hop pillow somewhere in a hippie store- to help promote sleep. I'd never be able to sleep with hops aroma dancing in my brain. I'd be too busy thinking about beer.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #5
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when people ask me why they feel more drunk from a homebrew I tell them that hops and marijuana are in the same family and that some people believe that the freshness of the hops in homebrew can cause a "hop euphoria"

but that's just to sound cool. pretty sure more fiction than fact.

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #6
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Hops (Lupulin) HAVE been used as a sleep aid and anti-spasmodic. Hops also contain phyto-estrogens (female hormone precursors).

IPAs have a higher alcohol content that many beers, and due to the fact they are incredibly tasty and satisfying, you ended up relaxed and intoxicated.
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I agree with the above. However if you had spicy food (especially hot wings, etc) then THOSE could potentially give you a "capsicum high".

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capsaicin acts on a heat-activated TRP (pronounced trip) channel, which has nothing to do with euphoric sensations.

the only way i could see eating spicy foods leading to feeling of euphoria is just the intense pain the heat causes, which would lead to release of endogenous opiods, similar to a "runners high." i dont know if this is proven, though

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #8
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i found this artcile:

A Single Dose Administration of Valerian/Hops Fluid
Extract (Dormeasan) is Found to be Effective
in Improving Sleep

but its in the journal "holistic nursing practice" so take it for what it is.

ill see if i can find anything else, this is kind of interesting, but as far as hops in beer making you more tired, it seems it would be difficult to sperate the effects of alcohol from the effects of hops (if any)

 
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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New insight in the neuropharmacological activity of Humulus lupulus L.


this one shows that hop extract increases induced sleeping time, as well as just injection of extracted alpha acids. googlescholar.com should have an abstract available for those that are interested, im not sure if the full PDF is available outside

 
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capsaicin acts on a heat-activated TRP (pronounced trip) channel, which has nothing to do with euphoric sensations.

the only way i could see eating spicy foods leading to feeling of euphoria is just the intense pain the heat causes, which would lead to release of endogenous opiods, similar to a "runners high." i dont know if this is proven, though
I can tell you that every time I eat super spicy chicken wings with a few beers, I get a "pepper buzz". I never knew about it until I looked it up. I don't get the same "buzz" if I had the same beers with other non-spicy food.

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