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DIPA glassware recommendation

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AlaskanYoung, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Was at drydock brewery in Aurora,CO lastweek and i was trying quite a few of their beers, all of which were served in a pint,except one beer. As i was drinking i was searching beers on BA. I ordered a DIPA in a tulip (ba recommended glassware). The bartender said it would be an abomination to serve a dipa in a tulip. I said id like it in a tulip and was told the best she could do was a taster pint (they have tulips,snifters etc all behind the bar). We exchanged words about it for a minute and ultimately i just got a pint. Had i not made a 1500mi trip to CO to visit breweries, i probably would've just left after already spending $100. So my question is, are BAs recommendations accurate?
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  2. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I think you're over thinking this.
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  3. yes absolutely, even if its not a really heavy beer (stout, dipa) etc. i still enjoy using my duvel glass for session beers, makes the flavor and aroma a lot more pronounced IMO, compared to the typical pint glass at least
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  4. kevanb

    kevanb Champion (785) Illinois Apr 4, 2011 Verified

    Anyone who tells you it's an abomination to serve a DIPA in a tulip vs a pint is clearly an idiot or is just trying to be a jerk.
  5. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Um, you were paying for the beer (and more than one from the sound of it.) What did the bartender care what glass you drank it from?
  6. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Glass styles are suggestions and not rules. We all may have preference in glassware but we should expect to drink it in the glass of the establishments choosing. We may not agree with their choice but it is probably best to just roll with it.

    Personally I am not one to pour my DIPAs in tulips but I would be hard pressed to say it is inappropriate.
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  7. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I think tulips are awesome, they do hold less though don't they? There are times though, I go to the bar and just want to hold a giant pint glass. It just feels good.
  8. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (735) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    I never quibble over glassware in bars or brewpubs. Most places seem to skip over tulips and snifters for more durable almighty pint or nonic. I can understand that.
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  9. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (625) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Verified

    It could be because she wnold not be able to know when she had poured a pint, in another glass.
  10. mobius387

    mobius387 Savant (440) Florida Dec 5, 2010 Verified

    "drink from the can!" says heady topper
  11. robwestcott

    robwestcott Advocate (675) Indiana Nov 3, 2008 Verified

    while i suppose i'd prefer a tulip, if the tulip was 12oz and the shaker pint was 16oz, then i'll choose the shaker pint every time.
  12. My sam adams 'Perfect Pint' Glass is used for everything. Especially DIPAs!
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  14. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (675) Washington Nov 25, 2012

    Any glass with a little tulip to it will enhance just about any beer. There are tulip pints, stemmed tulips, etc... To say that it would be an abomination to serve a DIPA in a pint glass is laughable. Last time I ordered Gubna on tap it came in a 10oz tulip/goblet, without having to ask for it.
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  15. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Advocate (570) Florida May 29, 2011 Verified

    It's beer, enjoy it in a care free state of mind as it's meant to be enjoyed. Don't fret over silly things like this man!
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  16. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    I can see that. But since most tulips tend to hold a bit less than an average pint glass, she would be pouring less, right? I just don't see the point of arguing with a paying customer to the extent that he or she is still stewing about it days later. On the other hand, I also don't see the point in arguing with a bartender over the glass to the point of being ticked off about it. It's a glass. In the grand scheme of things, why let that ruin a good time?
  17. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (665) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Verified

    you the award for the strangest avatar I've seen in my time on this site. Also, I wish more of the customers at my bar cared about the glasses! we use tulips, pints, and snifters for different styles/sizes, but occasionally people will actually turn down a beer because they don't want a "fancy/girly" glass; their loss, I suppose.
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  18. jamvt

    jamvt Advocate (590) Massachusetts Aug 5, 2005 Verified

    The only glass anyone should use at all is the Teku. It accentuates the flavor of hype.
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  19. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (625) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Verified

    It depends on what the bar calls a pint. In NJ a lot of places pour a 12 or 14 oz "pint" not 16. Tulips can be deciving. I have a Palm tulip that can hold 22 oz when filled close to the brim. An oversized wine glass can hold 16 oz bottle of beer with ease. Your right no point in arguing about it .
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  20. I would drink DIPA's in tulips.
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  21. RonfromJersey

    RonfromJersey Champion (910) New Jersey Jan 25, 2002 Verified

    I'll skip over the discussion over what is the right glass, as I sip my HopSlam in a Storm King pint glass.

    On the other issue here, as someone was has spent over twenty years asking for soft drinks and mainstream beers to be served in stemware for the women in my family, my reaction is "what is the bartender's problem?".

    I mean, I can see the abomination line as a joke, but in the end, give the customer what they want when it's that easy.
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  22. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (665) California Dec 29, 2008

    I drink my DIPAs from tulpis or snifters. In the end, it doesn't really matter. It was stupid that he was arguing with you though. You could have gotten really mad and walked out, and he would have lost a costumer. Stupid from a business point of view. Just serve the beer
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  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    Tulip glass all the way!
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  24. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

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  25. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (335) New York May 15, 2011 Verified

    Ive done this once at a restaurant that isnt known for beer.

    I once ordered a Flower Power and it came in an old style pilsner glass while a friend ordered a gin/vodka/whatever and tonic and it came in a duval style tulip. I asked for a tulip for my second Flower Power and everything was fine.
  26. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    I think both you and the bartender are taking it a bit too seriously.
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  27. Can't go wrong with either a pint glass or a tulip IMO.
  28. Agreed
  29. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,450) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member Verified

    Beer is supposed to be fun ... we recomend it though we don't expect people to live by it, it is a personal preference (choice).

    Just had this DIPA in my Spiegelau glass ... but I drink nearly every beer out of this glass.

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  30. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Advocate (690) Colorado Jan 20, 2012

    I bet you were so worried about drinking the dipa from a tulip that you didn't even get a bottle of blighs.
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  31. I got 1-3 of everything they had for sale
  32. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Advocate (520) Texas Nov 21, 2008 Verified

    I like big wine glasses that I get at the Dollar Store. They are perfect beer glasses for most styles. If you want to.actually fill it, it will hold almost a full bomber. So I guess they have a 21 ounce capacity. $1 is a great price too. Ive got shitloads of them.
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  33. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Other than the glassware travesty, did you try the Hefeweizen? So good.
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  34. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Champion (985) New Jersey Feb 23, 2012 Verified

    This is the correct answer.
    Quite frankly, if you asked for the beer to served in your boot, thee correct response woulf be
    "Left or right boot sir."
  35. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Perfect glass choice in my opinion. I always drink DIPA's out of a short stemmed tulip/snifter such as this.
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  36. the duvel tulip is a pretty rad glass. The SA perfect pint or whatever is a really functional piece of glassware.
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  37. The Spiegelau glass above looks similar to the glass I drink everything from when at home... the New Belgium globe. Everything from SNPA to Sucks to Raspy, yum!
  38. darky

    darky Savant (270) South Dakota Apr 16, 2010

    After having Boulevard's Double-Wide IPA from their own Smokestack tulip glass, I will be pouring DIPA's into a tulip from now on. Perfect glass for DIPA's IMO, just perfect.

    Side note: I also find Sam Adams Boston Lager glasses work great for just about ANYTHING in a pinch. I highly recommend them to anyone getting into craft/quality beer. Great all-purpose glass. Can be had for $3 at many stores = no brainer purchase.
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  39. one without holes