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IPAs for People Who Don't Like IPAs
WSJ On-Line ^ | Jan. 24, 2014 | WILLIAM BOSTWICK

Posted on 02/28/2014 12:06:06 PM PST by Pontiac

THINK YOU DON'T like IPAs? Too bitter, too intense? Many are. Tongue-numbingly resinous and paint-thinner strong, today's double and triple India Pale Ales have a few devoted, if masochistic, fans. But to those of us more interested in grace than grandeur, IPAs can be hard beers to love. Or even swallow.

No longer. Showcasing new and experimental breeds of hops, the latest pale ales offer a welcome change of pace: nuanced flavor.

So get them while you can: a fleeting, flickering burst of tropical sun in a northern winter.

1. Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA (9.4% ABV): Hop-of-the-moment Mosaic bursts through this beer like a splash of mango nectar. It comes on like fruit soda but finishes with an IPA's bracing bitter kick.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: ale; beer; drink; ipa
Great Lakes Brewing of Cleveland Ohio has gained national attension in the Wall Street Journal.

HooRay for the Home Team!!

If you haven't tried any of Great Lake's Beers I highly recommend that you do.

1 posted on 02/28/2014 12:06:06 PM PST by Pontiac
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To: Las Vegas Dave; Whenifhow

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2 posted on 02/28/2014 12:06:42 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is darn good.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 12:07:16 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: needmorePaine

Probably my favorite Great Lakes beer!


4 posted on 02/28/2014 12:08:43 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac
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5 posted on 02/28/2014 12:11:31 PM PST by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: needmorePaine

Old Leghumper from the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company of Akron, Ohio is also an excellent porter.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 12:12:12 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

I used to like IPAs but they’ve gotten boring, not enough variation.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 12:13:05 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Zeneta
Old Leg Humper
8 posted on 02/28/2014 12:16:48 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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9 posted on 02/28/2014 12:22:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: discostu

There is another thing that I found out.

I was using one of those e-cigarettes, while drinking a Samuel Adams Boston Lager®. It’s not considered an IPA, but a word of warning. Your e-cig will taste really really bad if you drink this beer at the same time.


10 posted on 02/28/2014 12:24:36 PM PST by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: Pontiac

I’m kinda partial to hefeweizens and really don’t like the ipas very much. But i might give a couple of these a try.


11 posted on 02/28/2014 12:24:43 PM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: discostu
I used to like IPAs but they’ve gotten boring, not enough variation.

I have tried quite a few in the last couple months and I have to disagree.

I think if you try Southern Tier Brewing Company’s 2XIPA you might be surprised.

12 posted on 02/28/2014 12:25:12 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

I’m sworn off of them mostly, once in a while I’ll be in the mood, but there’s no exploration, they’re all HOPPY and that’s it. Not like say ambers which have a very wide flavor pallet.


13 posted on 02/28/2014 12:29:44 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Zeneta
Your e-cig will taste really really bad if you drink this beer at the same time.

Try it with a SA Boston Ale. A very good ale and might make all the difference. Though a bit harder to find than Sam's Lager.

14 posted on 02/28/2014 12:35:11 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Pontiac

I like IPA, I’ve been getting Dogshead 90 minute IPA or I go to Tigermart near Clemson with my 64oz jugs and can select an IPA from among 8 or 9 ranging in ABV 6% to 9.6% but there expensive.

I like the grapefruit taste and I like adding a nice juicy wedge of orange or Meyer Lemon.

I’ll be sure to try that one out.

Oh, yea, IPA have huge calorie counts. Not as much as like the dark brew, but they can get up to the low 300 per pint.

8:00 ... 12 oz of IPA, pretend you’re in Colorado and you’ll be asleep by 9 and get a good nights sleep.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 12:38:34 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: discostu
they’re all HOPPY and that’s it.

Well that is the definition of an IPA. When you buy one you are expecting hops.

But there are variations in hops just like there are in malts and yeast. I find the Southern Teir 2XIPA tyo be very different than the Great Lakes IPA.

The 2XIPA has white wine notes while the Great Lakes has more fruit flavor.

16 posted on 02/28/2014 12:43:51 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

You are right about Southern Tier. Also, Dogfish Head 90 Minute is an Imperial IPA, and it is a well-balanced beer. Yes, it is still hoppy, but it has a nice malt backbone.


17 posted on 02/28/2014 12:45:47 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: discostu

I have to disagree on the IPAs, but I am with you on the ambers. Troeg’s Hopback is a great amber from PA.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 12:48:28 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: Pontiac

I love IPA’s. I try everyone I can get my hands. Unlike some other posters on here, I find them all different.


19 posted on 02/28/2014 12:51:22 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Pontiac
they’re all HOPPY and that’s it.

Well that is the definition of an IPA. When you buy one you are expecting hops.Exactly.

The "I" in "IPA" stands for "India". I don't need my beer hopped-up to survive shipping to India, so I don't drink IPAs.

20 posted on 02/28/2014 1:05:50 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Pontiac
IPAs are my favorite summer beer.

/johnny

21 posted on 02/28/2014 1:07:54 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: needmorePaine
Troeg’s Hopback is a great amber from PA.

And Troeg's Nugget Nectar is a heck of an IPA. As well as the IPA from Brooklyn Brewery.

22 posted on 02/28/2014 1:16:40 PM PST by gdani
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Sam Adams...great marketing, bland microbrews overall. Summit from St. Paul is much better, and as a company just a couple years younger.

But I did try the mix-pack of Adams’ pale ales and was happy enough that I’d buy it again if I found it. Probably wouldn’t buy a 12 of any of them individually, though.

My newest favorite is the He’brew mixed pack of IPAs...Hop Manna is an absolutely fitting name and the Rye IPA is wonderful as well.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 1:41:19 PM PST by gnickgnack2 (QUESTION obama's AUTHORITY)
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To: Pontiac
Try this Fulton IPA, Sweet Child of Vine. From Minnesota. I'm not normally a fan if IPA's but this has more flavor depth than others.

Their other brews are excellent too.

24 posted on 02/28/2014 2:12:22 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Pontiac

25 posted on 02/28/2014 2:16:26 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Zeneta

Have you tried their Tornado?


26 posted on 02/28/2014 2:49:30 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Pontiac

When I was growing up, Labatt’s IPA was the beer that all fathers of teenagers drank at home because they knew we wouldn’t touch it.


27 posted on 02/28/2014 3:10:13 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Damifino

One of my all time favorite IPAs! Can’t find it in Maryland. But I was blessed with a delivery of Fulton SCoV (and Surly Furious, and several other styles from vaious Minnesota breweries) from friends who drove here in January - just ahead of a winter storm that followed them.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 4:00:10 PM PST by GambrillsGuy (uic)
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>> Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA (9.4% ABV)

Way too high ABV for first-timers. I suggest staying under 7% which is still strong. The alcohol intake is about twice that of a light beer. So if you’re accustomed to consuming pints of light beer, be advised.


29 posted on 02/28/2014 4:05:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Pontiac; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Pinging the Ohio list..


30 posted on 03/01/2014 4:01:07 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: Pontiac

Bought & Brewed most of them all last 12 years or so...best of the lot so far...KBBA...Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale...a bit strong and a bit pricey...I have taken to using it as a mix together with SNPA...maybe a touch of Torpedo, but not much...IPA can be and mean anything one wants it to.....my own McG’s is fine for me...but I do use mostly store-bought!

Used to brew...just extract brewing...and...the Mr Beer...2gal containers are just right for experimenting...one I get a recipe down where I’m satisfied w/it...5 gal buckets are fine...

Jus’ Plain Dick
*****


31 posted on 03/01/2014 6:57:11 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Pontiac

Titan IPA (Great Divide Brewing Compnay,Denver CO) and Stone IPA (Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, CA) are two of the best.


32 posted on 03/01/2014 7:12:11 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Zeneta

A pale ale is NOT an IPA.


33 posted on 03/01/2014 7:12:44 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Excellence

Torpedo?


34 posted on 03/01/2014 3:16:01 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

http://www.sierranevada.com/beer/year-round/torpedo-extra-ipa


35 posted on 03/01/2014 3:23:37 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Excellence

I have a few Torpedos in the fridge. I was just wondering if you wrote Tornado in #26 and meant torpedo.

Does SN have something called a Tornado?


37 posted on 03/01/2014 4:03:35 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

It’s been a long time since I had one, I didn’t like it, so I probably got confused. Anyway, I had to stop drinking altogether because of the migraines. I really miss the regular Sierra Nevada and also Long Board.


38 posted on 03/01/2014 4:22:11 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: First Authority
I will be drinking Smutty Nose IPA at StrangeBrew of ManchVegas tonight…Sam Adams and my fall-back beer, Harpoon IPA are weak compared to Smutty.

I will have to put Smutty Nose IPA on my wish list. Thanks

39 posted on 03/01/2014 4:33:26 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: gnickgnack2
Sam Adams...great marketing, bland microbrews overall. Summit from St. Paul is much better, and as a company just a couple years younger.

Well that is the point of the article pointed out in the first line of the article.

Many people are turned off by the trademark intense hoppyness of the IPA. The Great Lakes IPA was mellowed for the typically bland beer taste that Americans have developed post Prohibition.

40 posted on 03/01/2014 4:38:16 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Damifino
Try this Fulton IPA, Sweet Child of Vine. From Minnesota. I'm not normally a fan if IPA's but this has more flavor depth than others.

I will put it on my wish list. We have a beer and wine store nearby that has a great selection of microbrews. They may have it.

41 posted on 03/01/2014 4:43:09 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Squawk 8888
Try this Fulton IPA, Sweet Child of Vine. From Minnesota. I'm not normally a fan if IPA's but this has more flavor depth than others.

I have been pretty fortunate with my kids. Generally speaking they have ignored my beer.

My step son will only occasionally have a beer with me.

The wife and I had him out last night to celebrate his getting his insurance agent license and he turned down a fine local Winter Ale.

OK with me; Saves me seven bucks. He did chow down on the appetizers.

42 posted on 03/01/2014 4:48:25 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: gunnyg
Brewing beer is something I want to take up when I retire.

My grandfather on my dad’s side made his own wine. My mother’s father made his own beer and cider (for which he was well known).

Unfortunately for me both of my grandfathers were dead before I could learn any of their secrets.

But I think it is in my blood and given the effort I can rekindle that art in my family.

43 posted on 03/01/2014 4:52:48 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Noumenon

Ping.


44 posted on 03/02/2014 12:21:20 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Pontiac

Commodore Perry is also a good GLBC IPA.

Chillwave was originally called “Alchemy Hour” but someone owned that name. They should have named it “Surfin’ Cleveland” instead, so when you run out there’s....


45 posted on 03/03/2014 8:42:11 AM PST by E Rocc (November 2, 2010: The beginning of the end of the kleptocracy.)
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