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Old 10-02-2012, 12:19 AM   #51
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I'm the complete opposite of the O.P. I hate drinking anything sugary sweet. I think it all stems from a traumatic childhood. My father while I grew up always made boatloads of homade wine; still does at 67. So as a young adventurous boy little HopSpunge would tiptoe down to the basement and stuff a backpack full of red zinfindell. Off I would go over to a friends house, or into the fields to totally abuse sweet red wine with everyone. This went on for a long time. Sick as a dog many times. I think this helped develop my hatred of sweet liquids. Now, many many years later my love for hops I can not hide. I grow hops. I horde hops fearing another hop embargo. I stare at all of the hops in my feezer and fridge dailly. My house ale is like getting sand-blasted in the face with hops. Ending on a good note, I turned my dad into a hophead (he still likes wine also)................


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Old 10-02-2012, 12:28 AM   #52
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I was not a hoppy fellow either till I learned about Oaking.. Neighbor had me try his IPA, held it up to my nose... hoppy smell (fine and good), took a big drink, very flavorful (always good) and swallowed ...... No bitter beer face, no terrible hoppy bitterness as it drops down the throathole...just the nice memmory of what was on your tounge. I asked him what did he do?? Oaked...

I have found this to be true with every hoppy beer I make now. Some oaking and suddenly, it's pretty good.


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Old 10-02-2012, 01:38 AM   #53
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Oaking....nice .... I will try it for sure
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:30 AM   #54
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I'm coming around to them but still don't go for the hopstreme brews.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:27 AM   #55
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I don't understand the following in the high hops beer, its like drinking medicine that you are forced to drink. I like beers that have a malt or almost sweetness to it... A friend keeps telling me that beers high in Hops its what beer is suppose to be and I firmly disagree ... Can someone explain why is it so important to have high hop smells and taste? Just wondering
I felt compelled to join this forum just so I could respond. The four main tastes that our buds can detect are salt, sweet, sour, and bitter. We humans, like most animals, have evolved to love the first two and hate the second two. It teaches us not to eat too much stuff that would probably kill us.

But some modicum of dissonance is necessary to make flavors, and life, interesting and delicious. That's why we love chocolate.

Although hops are a great preservative that allows beer to survive the journey to India, my beer doesn't have to travel that far. So I have no need to assault my senses with bitterness. Rich flavors can be found in better balanced beers.

Embrace and rejoice in the beer drinker you are!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:14 AM   #56
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Its all taste, I recently found I don't enjoy really hoppy beers as much as I thought. I pick up really hoppy beers here and there and thought I enjoyed them quite allot so much so that when I had the chance to grab a 1/6 barrel of Sierra Nevada Hoptimum I jumped on it . That was months ago and there is still a few pints in the keg, and at points its almost been a chore to drink . It's all personal taste and for me a little goes a long way with super hoppy beers.
On the other side of the coin I will happily quickly down a half barrel of Guiness (all be it not in one sitting) which might seem disgusting to some, its all taste.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:21 AM   #57
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I felt compelled to join this forum just so I could respond. The four main tastes that our buds can detect are salt, sweet, sour, and bitter. We humans, like most animals, have evolved to love the first two and hate the second two. It teaches us not to eat too much stuff that would probably kill us.

But some modicum of dissonance is necessary to make flavors, and life, interesting and delicious. That's why we love chocolate.

Although hops are a great preservative that allows beer to survive the journey to India, my beer doesn't have to travel that far. So I have no need to assault my senses with bitterness. Rich flavors can be found in better balanced beers.

Embrace and rejoice in the beer drinker you are!
Welcome to HBT BeerTheory. First Time I've ever seen "modicum of dissonance" in a first post.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #58
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Wow I had to bust out the dictionary.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #59
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I always had a preference for the maltier beer, but once I got on here it seemed like everyone was all talking about the 100 ibu and super hoppy beers. I tried one and couldnt finish it, way too bitter. I went back to my malt bombs and was happy. Last year I decided to brew a pale ale, using less bitter and more citrusy hops. it came in at around 35 ibus, not really hoppy but alot more than I was use too. I loved it. I have found quite a few ipa's that I like, not all of them have the dry mouth puckering bitterness. Alot or pretty citrusy and tasty. Its definatly something you have to work into.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:04 PM   #60
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I always wonder why those who love happy beers feel that others need to learn to love them. I also love the aroma of hops, I like scented candles, but I do not want to eat one.

I have been drinking beer for over 30 years and still like maltier brews. My first real beer was when I was stationed in Germany.

I appreciate others taste and let it go there. If you come to my house and want a happy beer, bring it with you, everything I brew is 25 ibu or less.

The beauty of brewing, is that you can design and brew the exact beers you like to drink. Most of the beer I brew I drink, so guess whose taste buds I am brewing for?

Hops and malt can be like politics and religion, everyone has their own beliefs and it may be best to not try to force them in others just respect one another.


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