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Old 02-11-2008, 02:11 PM   #11
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I LOVE ME SOME IPA!!! the hoppier the better.


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Old 02-11-2008, 02:20 PM   #12
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I love IPAs, but in moderation...


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Old 02-11-2008, 02:35 PM   #13
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APA is one of my favorite brews... especially if its made w/ cascade, simcoe, or both. If you aren't a hop head then thats fine... you probably enjoy malty english ales that I can't enjoy like an APA.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:45 PM   #14
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My tastes have really changed in the last couple of years. I used to dislike hoppy beers, but now I really enjoy a good IPA. Right now, APAs are among my favorites, with a little less hoppiness. Homebrewing has opened up a whole new world to me- it makes me wonder how the masses can stand to drink that watery BMC!
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:02 PM   #15
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Yes-I really do like them. I've had mixed success brewing them though. I like balance though, and you need enough malt to balance the hoppiness and/or bitterness. I think the DFH120 is WAY too sweet-but that's me. I also like the malty stuff-but the variety is what's amazing about beer IMO.

As an aside, it seems that if you enjoy that other green canaboid-you'll tend to like IPAs. You'd also be hard pressed to prove to me that their popularity hasn't contributed to this shortage. For some of my buddies-this is pretty much all they drink. So the demand is definitely there-and if all of a sudden, beers that need 4 or 5 times the 'normal' amount of hops become twice as popular as they once were-the hops have to come from somewhere.

 
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:11 PM   #16
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Everyone's taste is different. Your tongue only detects 4 tastes, sweet, salty, sour and bitter. A large part of the percieved sense of taste sensation is actually smell.

Taste is the weakest of all the 5 senses and as you age your sense of taste declines.

Also other factors influence your sense of taste. Smoking dulls your sense of taste and smell, I've noticed that a great many smokers also like IPA's.

Other things like medication or even a vitamin deficiency can cause a lost, or lessing of the sense of taste.

And just like some people are tone deaf, but can hear, some are color blind but can see, some folks just don't have much of a sense of taste for 1 or more of the 4 tastes we are capable of. Like people that can read a book w/o glasses but can't see dittilly squat 20 ft. away.

Taste varies just like vision, and while some folks are 20/10 some are 20/20, some are 20/200 and some are legally blind but still see something.

The ladies also have more taste buds and a greater sense of taste than the guys as a general rule.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:11 PM   #17
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The only IPAs I have found that I really disliked were those that become almost barleywine-like with their malt profile. I mean, I love IPAs with malty backbones, but not ones with a lot of sweetness or body. DFH's 90 is a pretty good beer, but I would almost consider it a hoppy-barleywine; other breweries seem to take a similar approach to their IIPAs, don't dry them out as well, and their execution is just not as good. I have had a couple of dumpers just because they were too cloying; just having a ton of IBUs and a ton of hop flavor doesn't mean you can go insane with the sweetness.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:21 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by abracadabra

Also other factors influence your sense of taste. Smoking dulls your sense of taste and smell, I've noticed that a great many smokers also like IPA's.

Other things like medication or even a vitamin deficiency can cause a lost, or lessing of the sense of taste.

And just like some people are tone deaf, but can hear, some are color blind but can see, some folks just don't have much of a sense of taste for 1 or more of the 4 tastes we are capable of. Like people that can read a book w/o glasses but can't see dittilly squat 20 ft. away.

Taste varies just like vision, and while some folks are 20/10 some are 20/20, some are 20/200 and some are legally blind but still see something.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with my sense of taste... IPA's are HOPPY! and that the way I like it. Lol... the state of one's taste has little to do with it I think. I mean even if I could taste half of what other people can, I will still notice that a hoppy beer is twice as hoppy as a normal beer.
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:58 PM   #19
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When I first started drinking good beer, IPA's were a bit too much, eventually I got to the point where most commercial IPA's drink like a regular pale ale. I can understand why IPA's might be over the top for some people.

So far, I really haven't ran into a style I don't like. I have limited experience with sour beers, but sampled a few during Brewtopia's x-mas party, and I can definately see myself drinking more.

It doesn't bother me that not everyone likes every type of beer, sometimes I feel that I might have issues because I like all beer styles so far.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:10 PM   #20
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I had my first good IPA on Saturday at a local brewpub. It's hard to get commercial beer that's handled right around here. Pretty much everything I buy from a liquor store is skunked by the time I drink it.

Having had a good one now, though, I do like them. I might have to try my hand at brewing one now.



 
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