Skip to comments.IPAs for People Who Don't Like IPAs
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.
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If you haven't tried any of Great Lake's Beers I highly recommend that you do.
Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is darn good.
Probably my favorite Great Lakes beer!
Old Leghumper from the Thirsty Dog Brewing Company of Akron, Ohio is also an excellent porter.
I used to like IPAs but they’ve gotten boring, not enough variation.
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.
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.
I have tried quite a few in the last couple months and I have to disagree.
I think if you try Southern Tier Brewing Companys 2XIPA you might be surprised.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have to disagree on the IPAs, but I am with you on the ambers. Troeg’s Hopback is a great amber from PA.
I love IPA’s. I try everyone I can get my hands. Unlike some other posters on here, I find them all different.
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.
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