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Beers that make you sleepy.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Personally I can't really drink too many IPA's while out because if so I become crazy lethargic and all I want to do is go home and sleep. I usually limit my IPA consumption to one a night because of this.
  2. The 7th or 8th beer always makes me sleepy.
    It doesnt matter what style.
  3. Beer makes u tired man.its ok.alcohol in general makes people tired
  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (1,410) Colorado Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    Hops and alcohol both have sedative properties, and each will impact people differently.
  5. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Barleywines if I'm at home chillin. After a couple its naptime. If I'm out doing stuff, then I'm fine.
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  6. tut2528

    tut2528 Savant (460) Illinois Sep 26, 2008

    ^this
  7. fritts211

    fritts211 Savant (285) Tennessee Feb 19, 2011

    Being awake makes me sleepy.
  8. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (425) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    Daft. A beer out of St. Louis from Urban Chesnut. Two sips and I was out. I woke up drunk, had a few more sips and thought about going back to sleep. That beer destroyed me. It was the best beer I've had in a while.
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  9. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (505) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Some beer wakes me up....
  10. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (825) California Nov 16, 2009

    Four Loko is not beer.

    Cheers!
  11. hops were once used as a sleeping aid and thought to be 'an unwholesome weed that promotes melancholy'. Before I got used to em, IPAs would put me out
  12. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (360) New York Jul 16, 2011

    yeah. let's list the coffee stouts that keep me up all night :mad: There are many......
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  13. Weird. Until I get to beer number 10, I just continue to get more and more riled up. I've never noticed beer making me unusually sleepy.
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  14. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (460) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    doest necessarily make me tired when i drink, but when im laid back in my chair on my third or fourth beer its lights out. i wake up with a lot of half filled glasses :)
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  15. The really sh*tty ones do that to me..."buzz kill".
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  16. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Savant (250) Arizona Jul 29, 2012

    Some imperial stouts make a pretty good nightcap for me. RIS in general dont make me tired I can have one earlier in the day and be fine, but sometimes it just feels right later at night.
  17. KAYALY

    KAYALY Initiate (20) Feb 6, 2013

    I do not generally get sleepy while drinking it is when I stop drinking I crash.
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  18. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (505) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013


    3beans really did give me a caffine buzz :p
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  19. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) California Dec 10, 2011

    Bruery...diabetic coma.
  20. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (360) New York Jul 16, 2011

    3beans, founders breakfast, bourbon county coffee, jo mama....
    Don't the brewers realize I like to drink beer at night? (Of course they're all brewing these delights just for me :D )
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  21. MilkManX

    MilkManX Savant (300) Arizona Jul 10, 2012

    It depends on what I had to eat,how many beers,what kind of beer,and what I am doing.
  22. coachdicarlo

    coachdicarlo Initiate (0) Missouri Apr 20, 2012

    I have one of these in my cellar. I am currently trying to liquidate my cellar and Super Bowl was my barrel-aged stout day. Planning a barleywine day here soon and that will be on the lineup for sure. Glad to hear you liked it.
  23. Anything over 9% ABV usually makes me sleepy, especially if I'm drinking at home so I try to limit myself to one or two a night.
  24. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (425) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    I got the Daft for Christmas. I wish I had another handful for cellaring. It's an incredible beer. I'd sit on it a year or two and then have some friends over.
  25. One homemade remedy for insomnia is to sew a "pillow" filled with hops and to keep it by your pillow. The hop aroma has powerful effects even before it is used in beer!
  26. Sierra Nevada Estate Ale. That one put me down, twice. Only half way through too...its the hops. different hops do different things to different people. They are 'block specific' if you will. Some get you high when you smoke them, some don't. Some people are really sensitive/allergic to hops. Also, the way hops are processed affects the way they assimilate with the body. You can get a different affect with a pellitized hop as opposed to a wet whole cone hop. So many factors, but its definately the hops 98 percent of the the time.
  27. robwater

    robwater Aficionado (215) Colorado Jan 14, 2012

    A sixer of StB always poops me out...

    (Reply quell: Yes, I realize they're not in said format)
  28. Bakker

    Bakker Savant (275) Illinois Aug 1, 2010

    I read somewhere that the amino acids in hops are similar to tryptophan, you know the stuff in turkey that makes you sleepy. Higher hopped brews = more naps!
  29. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    Came here to say exactly this.
  30. coachdicarlo

    coachdicarlo Initiate (0) Missouri Apr 20, 2012

    last I checked it was still readily available in St. Louis
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  31. JoRado

    JoRado Savant (275) Minnesota Oct 26, 2010

    Steaming hot Ten Fidy with a dash of whole milk and two big marshmallows. Puts me to sleep 60% of the time, all the time.
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  32. Auracom

    Auracom Savant (300) Illinois Nov 5, 2010

    20 oz. of Black Tuesday pretty much did the trick.
  33. NEO68710

    NEO68710 Savant (255) Washington Mar 6, 2006

    Once I hit 30 every beer made me tired ;)
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  34. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Really? Sounds interesting. How do you make it?
  35. obrike

    obrike Savant (415) Texas Jun 19, 2009

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  36. enelson

    enelson Savant (485) Illinois Dec 2, 2007

    Had a Black Tuesday while at the beach last summer. The combo surely helped me sleep soundly.
  37. Ri0

    Ri0 Champion (915) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    It isn't style, but amount for me.
  38. Willbfun

    Willbfun Aficionado (150) New York Sep 28, 2012

    dogfish head 120 minute IPA & Fegleys Hopsolutely put me out.
  39. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Savant (495) Missouri May 11, 2012

    I love IPAs and all but for some reason really hoppy beers make me sleepy.
  40. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Savant (495) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Ahhh I hate waking up to the half full glass, especially if it was something good

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