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Snifter or tulip?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Shaaarrrp, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Shaaarrrp

    Shaaarrrp Zealot (95) Virginia Dec 5, 2012

    So I mostly drink these types of beers but can't find a clear answer on what sort of glass is preferred...any input or suggestions for a decently priced set?

    Pliny the elder
    Dogfish 90 minute
    Lagunitas sucks
    Stone enjoy by

    Also, what sort of glass should I be drinking something like nugget nectar out of?

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  2. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

  3. I prefer a snifter, but that could be against all kinds of beer laws. I think a tulip is all for the elegant look, does nothing to the nose for me.
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  5. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (660) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    Drink ALL of them in a tulip. Snifter is really for darker beers. Tulip is great and perfect for all of those IPA and DIPA
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  6. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I've been using my DFH snifter for everything as of late. It really brings out the aromatics in a lot of these brews. Can't wait until my IPA glasses get here tomorrow.
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  7. Shaaarrrp

    Shaaarrrp Zealot (95) Virginia Dec 5, 2012

    By "IPA glasses" do you mean something other than a tulip?
  8. I would use a tulip for those but when nothing is available my favorite beer mug never fails!
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  10. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Champion (755) Minnesota Feb 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    I use a pint glass...typical English style pint glass. I guess I'm a plebeian.
  11. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I just drink my APA/IPA/DIPAs out of a Nonic.

    I have snifters for my thick dark beers, and tulips are a bit of a catch-all but I primarily use them for all the Belgian styles.
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  12. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (470) Texas Dec 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    Can't go wrong with either.. so many of us so called "beer geeks" need to tone down the pretentious attitudes about beer and every aspect of it. Glassware is very important, but this tulip vs. snifter thing is kinda over the top. No matter what beer I pour into either, I get excellent aroma. Head retention and drinkability goes to the tulip though.. But either way, you'll get a great experience!
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  13. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Snifter for anything that is considered a DIPA and is 9% or over which pertains to every brew you listed except Nugget Nectar.
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  14. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    I will second this as this is how I tend to consume my beverages unless I resort to the pint glass for IPAs.
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  15. I rotate between my Founders tulip and a snifter, but I favor the tulip
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  16. I actually like this design from Rastal for both hoppy beers and big stouts/barleywines. Sort of a hybrid snifter/tulip.

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  17. I typically choose tulips over snifters if only because they are easier to clean. I drink most IPAs out of a standard shaker int.
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  18. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    I like both, but would have to say the snifter is my favorite. I can drink anything out of a snifter.
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  19. I actually really like my Samuel Adams pint glass for most everything but my stouts. I'm also occasionally OCD enough that I have to try to drink the beer in a glass, usually from a pint night, from the brewery.
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  20. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

    I prefer the taller tulip glasses for IPA's, especially the Imperials. That new DFH/SN glass is hiteous!
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  21. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    The "dividing line" between a snifter and a short-stemmed tulip isn't really defined. I agree this design is perfect. There are other similar designs that work perfectly as well.
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  22. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (865) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    thanks for the info ...

    when in doubt, I say tulip. the answers suggest personal preference seems to be the way to go.
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  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (840) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    You listed hoppy beers! TULIP all the way with a nood to a tulip/snifter hybrid style glass as mentioned earlier in the thread.
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  24. What would New Belgium's "globe" be considered? I loved mine until it fell off the dish rack and shattered...:/
  25. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Tulip Snifter, similar to the ones posted above.
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  26. I usually use a duvel tulip for all the beers I drink. Big enough for plenty of beer but also easy to drink from.
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  27. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    The NB glass is nice, I'd call it a globe style glass, it is an enlarged snifter, not much of a tulip, just a large snifter. Does get the job done though, and it does hold a healthy amount.
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  30. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Savant (300) Oregon Nov 21, 2012

  31. Have a few Duvel tulips but find myself using my Maudite snifter more often.
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  32. The correct answer to this question is TEKU.

  33. jman005

    jman005 Advocate (565) Kentucky Jan 21, 2013

    This for sure.
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  34. caskstrength

    caskstrength Savant (330) Minnesota Nov 26, 2008

  35. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Your answer for the Heady is located on the can. All else a tulip.
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  36. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Advocate (625) Georgia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    Yep. I use the same shape glass for all hoppy beers, lambic, Saisons, and pretty much anything not malt forward. For those (stout, porter, quad, old ale, etc.) I use a snifter.
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  37. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Savant (485) Ohio Jun 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    By far my favorite/coolest glass in my cabinet...
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  38. I wish they weren't so tall. They look effective yet goofy to me.
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  39. 20 oz English Imperial Pint glass for all beers - filled up.
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  40. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poobah (1,210) Maine Sep 17, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I think either, but a snifter is truly all purpose.