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A hoppy beer for someone that doesn't like hops?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ash37, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. ash37

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    I love stouts, ales, barleywine, porters.... Etc but I can stand hoppy beers, I just can't. I tried Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale the other day, I thought this might be good, couldn't even finish 6oz's. So I wanted to know if any of you guys know of a hoppy beer that non hop lovers seem to like ? ( I know this is a weird request ) I have been interested in Heady Topper(I'm not sure why) but I'm sure I will hate it
     
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    I've converted many with Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin
     
  3. sajaffe1

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    I am not a big IPA fan, but Oskar Blues G'Night Red IPA is pretty good.
     
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    ... but I'm sure you will hate it. ;)
     
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    Why are you forcing yourself to drink something you don't like?
    I think your time, money and calories would be better spent exploring the styles you do like.
     
  6. yemenmocha

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    power of conformity is huge, right?

    next he will want barnyard brett beers that are light on the fecal notes ;)

    (OP, you know people will want to tease you on this)
     
  7. ash37

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    Yeah I know it sounds dumb, I just thought it would be nice to find at least one ipa I would like
     
  8. SammyJaxxxx

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    If you want to start drinking a new style, try Belgians.
     
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    Actually I have a 3 year old Pliny.
    I am sure all the hops have faded. Sounds right up your alley.
     
  10. victory4me

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    Do you like grapefruit juice? Try Racer 5
    Pineapple Juice? Bell's Two Hearted.
    Summer fruits? Ithaca Flower Power
    Citrus? Little Sumpin Sumpin
    Pine? Sierra Nevada Torpedo
    Balance? Ballast Point Big Eye
     
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    Thanks man for recommendations, ill check them out
     
  12. nc41

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    If you hate hoppy bitter beers why force it? Drink what you like.
     
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    Why? :)
     
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  14. buddha5050

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    I would go with Founders All Day I.P.A.,Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale, Bells Two Hearted
     
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    Anything from Lagunitas. They're hoppy, but they're also really sweet so they can appeal to people who don't like the intense bitterness from most IPAs. I would recommend Lucky #13, Little Sumpin Wild, or Brown Shugga
     
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    It kinda got lost.. when I found it the beer was a year or so old.
    Now it just sits on the credenza in my office.
     
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    Can anyone recommend a good steak for someone who doesn't like red meat?
     
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    Grill a portabello mushroom with a little olive oil
     
  19. ifnkovhg

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    If hops aren't your thing, I think pale ales like SN, Deschutes Mirror Pond, FW Pale 31 might be worth a look. If it must be an IPA, try FW Union Jack -- it's citrusy vs. piney. IMHO.
     
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    Stoked on the Big Eye reference. Big Eye gets overshadowed by Sulpin.

    Love me some big eye!
     
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    Huh?

    Why is there so many posts on this site about IPAs? There are so many styles of beer out there! If you like them, you like them. If you don't, then you don't.
     
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    I was also turned off by IPA's when I first got into craft beer. Troegs Nugget Nectar was my gate way drug.
     
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    Try Brooklyn Lager
     
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    DFH 90 minute might be worth a try. It is very well balanced...a bit of sweetness to it that many IPA/DIPAs don't have. And if you like brews a bit higher on the ABV side, it's nice (it's really easy drinking for a 9% ABV beer). Great mouthfeel, too.
     
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    DFH 90 - start with DIPAs and work your way down. I couldn't stand IPAs for years and now can't get enough of them.
     
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    Anchor Liberty has long been the place to start- gentle waves of tangerine and grapefruit, balanced with light caramel, and very, very drinkable.

    Just make sure you check out their crazy-ass bottle dating system before getting some:
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/28
     
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  27. ThirstyFace

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    Perhaps an English style IPA. The Shed IPA is like orange marmalade on stone crackers.
     
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    If I hated hoppy brews I'd go for English brews. Even XBs are pretty tame. Damn if I would force myself to like anything , I hate liver so I don't eat it. Simple
     
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    All Day IPA. Maybe start with a hoppy stout or a black IPA. Maybe the Hoppybunny from Duck Rabbit.
     
  30. nc41

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    Another idea would be Barleywins or dipas with some age on them. You'd get the hops not the bitter as it went more malty.
     
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    Drink what you like man, don't force it. If you don't like hops, just don't drink IPAs as most are defined by their hop profile.
     
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    Isn't this kind of like starting a thread asking what kind of cut of steak to get for a vegetarian?

    If you don't like hops, there's plenty of alternatives. Drink those. ;)
     
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    Head Hunter IPA is available in Indiana, and it's an excellent IPA.
    Though, I would start with pale ales to begin your lupulin threashold shift and then work your way up to the bigger IPAs. Staying with the Indiana brews, FFF gumballhead. If you can get Fountain Squarte stuff, the hop for teacher has a nice hop character but isn't palette crushing.
     
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    I don't think I can help you here.

    Maybe age some IPAs and try that
     
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    That's good, but EKU Pils is truly bone dry with a serious German hop signature. Hops is hops.
     
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    Don't worry about hopping on the IPA bandwagon. Most of them taste the same anyways. Just check for styles that you really like. Why waste money/time/calories on a style you do not enjoy?
     
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    Well, first, stouts, porters and barleywines are all ales. So there's that.

    Secondly, stouts, porters and barleywines can be pretty hoppy without the bite IPAs have, so maybe they're already satisfying your hop urge.

    If you go to the beer styles list on this website, you'll find---I'm not going to bother counting them---a whole lotta beer styles to like aside from IPAs. So start down that list and you'll find so many you do like that two 2 styles you don't care for will be forgotten about.
     
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    I'm confused why would you buy beer you know you won't like? I usually hate hops too, but I will say Headys different, in a good way, maybe you just don't like stone. I can't stand lots of their beers. My advice try Heady if you don't like it don't keep wasting money on hoppy beer, I don't.
     
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    Tuna steak.
     
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    Large portabllo mushrooms too
     
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