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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Post by Alefroth » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:02 pm

I'll be glad when brewers are done exploring the boundaries of an IPA. Brut IPA sounds like a ridiculous trend (because why would I want an IPA to taste like tonic water with lemon). I felt the same way about the NE IPAs which mostly tasted like stale OJ to me. If you want to brew a beer that isn't like an IPA at all, then just call it what it is. I suspect a lot of newer beer drinkers (and maybe even brewers) can only relate to IPAs though, and everything has to start with that as a baseline.

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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Post by ImLawBoy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:10 pm

Jeff V wrote:
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Further more, Spotted Cow is only acceptable if your other choices are Lite, Bud Light, Coors Light, and they are out of water. :tjg:
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Alefroth wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:02 pm
I'll be glad when brewers are done exploring the boundaries of an IPA. Brut IPA sounds like a ridiculous trend (because why would I want an IPA to taste like tonic water with lemon). I felt the same way about the NE IPAs which mostly tasted like stale OJ to me. If you want to brew a beer that isn't like an IPA at all, then just call it what it is. I suspect a lot of newer beer drinkers (and maybe even brewers) can only relate to IPAs though, and everything has to start with that as a baseline.

Grumble grumble.
I definitely wish they would call them something other than IPA. I remember reading an article titled something along the lines of, "Do you think you don't like IPAs? These beers will change your mind!" It was all about hazy/juicy/NE IPAs. They're not going to change anyone's minds about IPAs because they don't taste like IPAs. The same can be said for Brut IPAs.
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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Post by Scuzz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:32 pm

Jeff V wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:46 am
Scuzz wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:58 am
We tried the Brut and yea, it was lite, kinda champagney and probably would be a better summer beer.
This seems to be a growing fad, I've seen a handful of Brut IPAs on the shelves. I can't stand champagne, and beer that is in any way reminiscent of it doesn't belong in my house (this is why I revile the Belgian beers so much). I figure I can safely stay away from this trend, although when I see it at a beer tasting, I might give it a shot just because I don't generally knock something unless I tried it.
It wasn't a "bad" beer but it isn't, to my taste buds at least, what I expect from an IPA. And while it had a little of that champagne style to it I wouldn't call it a champagne.

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Re: Whatcha drinking?

Post by Kraken » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:55 pm

I'll be the heretic who enjoys pushing the boundaries of what "IPA" means. As long as hops are front and center, I don't mind the IPA appellation for beers that depart from the traditional style, as long as they're appropriately labeled. If I got a black brut NE IPA when I thought I was buying a standard bitter hop bomb, I'd be pissed. If something billed as fruity and hazy tastes like Pine-Sol, I'd be pissed.

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