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.
And Troeg's Nugget Nectar is a heck of an IPA. As well as the IPA from Brooklyn Brewery.
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.
Their other brews are excellent too.
Have you tried their Tornado?
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.
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.
>> 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.
Pinging the Ohio list..
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
Titan IPA (Great Divide Brewing Compnay,Denver CO) and Stone IPA (Stone Brewing Company, Escondido, CA) are two of the best.
A pale ale is NOT an IPA.
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?
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.
I will have to put Smutty Nose IPA on my wish list. Thanks
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.
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.
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.
My grandfather on my dads side made his own wine. My mothers 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.
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....