Ruination is hoppy, but the Younger will destroy it. I mean, it is really damn intense. I've had my four glasses of it for the year. I might sneak off for another one this week, but all in all if you drink a couple, you're not going to be tasting anything else for a while.Ruination certainly can't be the ceiling. (I think hop Wallop is around 140 IBU)
Say it aint so!
I'm interested in getting my hands on Pliny the younger after seeing the
freaking clone recipe's hop schedule.
Oh man, you're killing me! I just read up on this and now I have to try and get my hands on some. Santa Rosa is less than an hour away from me, so maybe I'll just drive over and break in at night.Ruination is hoppy, but the Younger will destroy it. I mean, it is really damn intense. I've had my four glasses of it for the year. I might sneak off for another one this week, but all in all if you drink a couple, you're not going to be tasting anything else for a while.
That's not the case with Ruination to me.
I've had it on tap this week at 3 places in San Diego. There are a couple more that got it. We're blessed.Oh man, you're killing me! I just read up on this and now I have to try and get my hands on some. Santa Rosa is less than an hour away from me, so maybe I'll just drive over and break in at night.
Let's be fair, don't lump people into a big group like that. I am over 30, hate energy drinks (love coffee), but do enjoy hoppy beers. Not so much the bitter, but the aroma and the taste of a dry hop. The more it tastes like fresh hops smell the better. As for the age thing, I really did not get into the hoppier beers until I was 29. Over the top hoppy with no balance is not that good. The analogy of the hot sauce is perfect. I agree with it 100%.You can tell by the poll results that IPAs and hoppy beer is wildly popular. It makes sense though that a lot of people like them because they are really over-the-top in my opinion, and America is about being over the top. My guess is that most IPA lovers are younger, 30 or less, and when they arent drinking an IPA they are drinking Red Bull.
Hi, and welcome to the internet!Hey, quick reality check for everyone.
This is subjective, and our opinions are not global fact.
It is completely possible for me to love something that
you hate and we are both right.
Trying to offer an explanation as to why your opinion
is quasi fact in a situation where no fact exists is stupid.
Amen, I love Twist of Fate!!It's all about balance.
They call this beer a bitter, but it's pretty hoppy. I love it. In fact, I think I'll go to cato's and have some on cask tonight:
Twist Of Fate Bitter Ale - Moonlight Brewing Company - BeerAdvocate
I love some spicy foods, however I've also found the limitations of my palate (and my GI tract) and found the level of spice I like. It's higher than a lot of people's but there's plenty of people who like their food hotter than I do... and that's ok.Hops are to beer what hot sauce is to food. A little can go a long way in some dishes (as with styles of beer) but some need a little more. Every once in a while, it's fun to shock your tastebuds with something over the top. And for some people, there is no such thing as too much; for them, if it isn't spicy, it isn't worth eating.
Waste of money in my opinion. Kinda like buying a Ford F-450 when you don't own a business or haul anything around. Sorry, buddy, it doesn't increase your penis size...in fact it proves the opposite.I've noted a similar trend in beer drinkers. There's that small group that think if you're not drinking something that went through 6 hop infusions, was then filtered through hops, and later dry hopped that you might as well be wearing a skirt.
All very excellent IPA's. I absolutely LOVE Lagunitas's offering because it is a bit more sessionable coming in just under 6%abvStone IPA - Probably my favorite. Such a wonderful beer.
Lagunitas IPA - Nearly misses 1st for 2nd place. Great beer.
Bear Republic's Racer Five - Another california IPA. Good brew in bottles.
I agree. While I prefer stouts and porters, I do crave a good IPA now and then. It's funny: when I first tried an IPA, oh, three or four years ago, I could barely drink it. I just couldn't understand why anyone would drink something like that.I'm only 32, but when I'm not drinking an IPA, I'm drinking water or another good style of beer. I think your assumptions are way off base.
Try the All-Amarillo IPA recipe in the recipes section. It's the best IPA I've had. Not crazily bitter, and loaded with amarillo flavor and aroma. Good stuff.While there are some IPAs that are worth visiting, most are over the top bitter. Don't get me wrong, I'm still searching for that first elusive tapped IPA I tried that had so much back flavor and aroma that defined what I think an IPA should be. I have almost given up the thought of finding it again. While I can't live without APAs, it seems that I cant find my elusive IPA love again. Every time I visit that bar I try what they have, but alas I feel like a jilted lover that can never be requitted.