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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Iemolo, Feb 4, 2015.
Only beer/IPA to ever give me heartburn was Stone Go-To IPA. I haven't drank it since.
U r not alone. I don't have acid reflux, I am in good shape, eat well and exercise 3-4 times per week and I get heartburn from some beers like Heady.
My family and I have suffered from varying degrees of acid reflux through our lives, and before I started using acid-blocking prescription medication to counteract the effects of reflux, I definitely found that IPAs were giving me heartburn attacks. I'm in good shape, but if you aren't, start with a good diet and exercise to counteract those things. Things that helped: eating food (and a good diet helps), drinking less in general, not laying down after drinking/eating (in fact, a short walk with the dog after drinking will often help rev up your metabolism). If you still find yourself suffering from the effects of reflux, I would consult with your doctor to discuss more personalized ways to address the issue, perhaps medication.
Sours can tear me up. Especially Upland
Anyone experience the more silent reflux without the typical heartburn ?
I love jello and that gives me heatburn, but beer no I am good
I drink beer when I have heartburn and it goes away. Now the next day after a night on the town. That's a different story. Not really acid reflux as much as just total dyspeptic dysphoria, aka hangover. Also could be you are just getting old. Shit happens when that occurs. The odd thing about acid is sometimes you don't have enough. I had a Chinese medicine specialist tell me to drink vinegar to increase stomach acid in that case. Could be you are allergic as well. That's why medicine is a "practice" nobody knows what the hell is really wrong with anyone, no matter how much education and experience they have its all a guessing game.
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Taking anti-acid pills and drinking can actually cause further acid reflux issues. I used to take anti-acid pills on a daily basis only to find out later that I had the exact opposite problem. I had too little stomach acid. I now take Betaine HCL pills before meals. You should probably get tested for low stomach acid.
Bud Light Clamato does it for me definitely
Kidding aside, I feel the sours, tartier belgium beers (orange peel anyone) does it for me. Luckily IPAs do not trigger anything for me.
Super carbonated beers do it for me though. Think of the macro AAL or import AALs. They make me full way too fast and just sit in my stomach. The higher ABV beers seem better (maybe its the lesser volume)?
Now that I think about it. GI BCBS does it for me too. Super alcohol booze burn goes right to my stomach and causes a burn in my throat. Here I can probably pinpoint it to the ABV of the beer. I'm generally fine with the wide range of 5 to 11% beers though. Avery Tweak at 17% seemed okay, but BCBS is bad... I think overall, some people just can't stand some beers combo of ingredients and overall specs.
Avoid certain styles and just hope the ones you really like don't hate you back
Agreed. Never had any problems at all, but I find I am starting to get some reflux occasionally when I eat or drink alcohol due to putting on weight over the last 4 years due to incredibly stressful jobs.
Also, yeasts are particularly known for causing refulx.
My Doctor had me taking Prilosec in the morning and Zantac at night. That cured me until I dropped 25 pounds, then I stopped both. Haven't had a problem since changing my diet and reducing alcohol other than beer. Those shots of Patron with a beer would certainly have me back on the meds in no time though.
Grapefruit Sculpin had me burping fire last week. Of course I did have 4...
My GERD becomes a problem when I drink IPAs, however I have no problems with stouts
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Strong sours mess me up, always have. First time I ever had a sour was at Stone World Bistro and I ended up trying five other sours in that sitting. I was very miserable a few hours later!
GERD runs in my family and I have some of the worst on the planet, as my acid reflux can lead to sudden vomiting if I don't stay on top of it. Triggers also change from day to day too, which makes it even more frustrating...one day I can eat pasta with tomato sauce with no meds and be fine, one day I can eat all bland foods with meds and be in pain.
I eat healthy, exercise regularly and work hard to maintain a healthy weight.
But to answer the question yes, I do find that IPAs generally tend to bother me more than some other beers.
I'll echo some of the others here. I can do IPA's all day long but sours seem to bother my gut a little.
I was recently Dx'd with GERD recently. I can tell you this, beer does not help with acid reflux. I'm a little overweight and like one of the posts above me, if you can control it with Prilosec (which I'm taking) and lose more weight, it'll get better. And if your acid actually climbs your esophagus, drinking beer or anything acidic will not things better.
Absolutely. Less acids, but the higher alcohol of the 120 minute definitely doesn't help...Whiskey and hard liquor definitely used to give me heartburn before I dropped the weight.
What is heartburn or acid reflux?...been vegetarian all my life.
It's all the alpha acids in the hops. I find that if I don't have a lot of food in my stomach or drink several IPA's, I get a sour stomach and indigestion.
I'm a pretty healthy guy, haven't had to go to a doctor in two years, middle range BMI....and I have the same problem as you. I drank a G'Ubna from Oskar Blues and felt sick the whole night. I know it wasn't a fluke either, because Knee Deep's Hoptologist did the same thing to me. Too acidic and piney.
When you use hops to flavour beers, what you're adding is alpha and beta acids. It's no coincidence that it effects some people in a negative way.
Nelson has never given me AR. Suggest a steady diet.
Even though this thread is old, I figured I'd chime in. Just had Flying Dog's Tropical Bitch and got severe indigestion not even a quarter of the way through the bottle. Couldn't drink anymore. I think I've had this problem with Belgian Style IPA's before and Tripple Ales as well. Trying to figure out the common connection. It's unfortunate because I really like them
I usually get it when I drink Double IPA's or Beers with coffee, but It's not too bad. Wish I didn't get it at all, though.
Dunno. I would get reflux with or without beer. I'm on 40mg omeprazole prescription and have no issues. I have seemed to discover something in my protein shake nullifies the omeprazole. I have a shake and suffer. No shake and I'm fine.
I get acid reflux bad with some sours, I'm looking at you Duchesse.
I don't take any kinda Meds around my breakfast shake. It might nullify the Meds, seperate them is what I,do.
Start taking Zantac before enjoyment. As a 37 year old beer geek since 24 years old, the only way to naturally stop acid reflux altogether is to stop drinking. Yes, I know. Grow some willpower.
Sours give me terrible heartburn, it sucks because I love them! I've never had that problem with IPAs though.
sours are the only thing (beer or otherwise) that give me acid reflux.
I can't say I recall ever experiencing heartburn from IPAs or Double IPAs. But I can say that the Mike's Hard stuff or similar products will give in indigestion. I'd stay away from overly sweet beers and drinks.
Heady Topper is heartburn in a can.
My best friend has the same issue with IPA's. They don't agree with him; reflux to the point of nausea. Funny though...he can tackle sours and coffee just fine.
My first nomination for Burn of the Year goes to @BltByKrmn
Yes. So bad I throw up acid in my sleep and choke on it. True story. Prilosec helps, also not going to bed immediately after having a beer, and don't eat Crap food right before bed either. Last time this happened I had mcdonald's, then a Hopslam and a sculpin and I was burping up beer in my sleep. Sucks.
I've never had this problem with IPAs, but I do get indigestion with Sour Ales. Try letting one of Boulevard's Love Child sours warm up to room temperature and you will get heartburn from hell.
That happened to me one night last year, fucking awful.