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Are you hooked on IPAs?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

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  2. Sixam2

    Sixam2 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Washington

    Talk to me about Sours... Where in Spokane do the craft brewers gather ?
  3. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    I drink a black IPA every once in a while and once in a really, really rare instance I will drink an IPA in the summer. I dunno, I don't enjoy American hop varieties all that much and I really do not care for the intense bitterness. Much happier enjoying a pale ale or hoppy saison, either with late hop additions.
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  4. hoplover888

    hoplover888 Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2010 Illinois

    thought about starting a self help group called hops unanimous
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  5. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (322) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Not the Ruination but I've had the regular IPA which I really enjoyed here in NJ. So it's traveled 3,000 miles. Arrogant is good too and priced right. Didn't get the 1st two Enjoy Bys but will look for the Enjoy BY 4/1/13 IPA.
  6. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (625) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

  7. okcommuter

    okcommuter Initiate (195) Dec 25, 2012 Michigan

    I can quit whenever I want to.......
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  8. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Aspirant (256) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    They'd have to rip that can of Heady Topper from my cold, dead hand. Yes, I love IPA's!
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  9. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Disciple (313) Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
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    Absolutely hooked. I hope I never have to give them up!
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  10. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2010 Illinois

    Meh. If IPAs completely disappeared from the shelves tomorrow, it would probably take a few months for me to even realize it.
  11. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Historically I have been a Stout/Porter person. Lately I am on a IPA/DIPA kick. Really enjoy what they bring to the table and find they are a nice offset to the stouts. Couldn't stand them for a long time and was surprised to find how much I am enjoying them now.
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  12. Madskill

    Madskill Aspirant (243) Nov 25, 2012 California
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    I'm addicted to being addicted to IPAs.
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  13. tastybeerinmybelly

    tastybeerinmybelly Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2012 Virginia

    Signed. IPA's are pretty much my go to beer, but I love me some Belgians too. And depending on the season, I might drink a nice stout or hefe or octoberfest or winter lager or barleywine or brown ale or National Bohemian... :slight_smile:
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  14. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (719) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    If by hooked u mean they are on the bottom of my list then yes I am hooked. To each his own but I am not a fan of overly hoppy brews. Old Rasputin as a stout is even too hoppy for my taste. Although I do not mind a PtE every now and again.
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  15. tgchief

    tgchief Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Iowa

    Damn straight I am hooked on hops for life....FOR LIFE! Hops are life as far as I am concerned! Doesn't change the fact that I like almost all styles, but for go to beers it's the Hops that get me :slight_smile: every time.
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  16. stealth

    stealth Defender (607) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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  17. brkstoutfiend

    brkstoutfiend Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2010 Michigan

    If I were told I was allergic to hops I would die of a severe allergic reaction to hops.

    I hear you guys are brewing some pretty amazing hoppy beers your place. I just traded for a bottle of Naughty Temple. Can't wait to try it!!
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  18. tgchief

    tgchief Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Iowa

    Please give me you opinion good or bad and thank you for giving us a try! NT is an old world hopped up bronze ale age to perfection for a year and a half in whiskey barrels. Cheers!
  19. Leepa_Time

    Leepa_Time Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2013 Maryland

    hooked, no. i love IPAs and i know what a good one should taste like. i'm all for hops, but i work in a high end wine/beer store so i'm constantly surrounded by new flavors i want to taste.
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  20. Mercury4040

    Mercury4040 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 California

    What ^^^ he said!
  21. DrLasers

    DrLasers Initiate (160) Apr 18, 2011 California

    I hate IPA's so much that I just ordered my 5th pony keg of one this year.
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  22. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    I definately do go through "I've had enough" phases with respect to IPAs, but I always come back. I suppose that is the very definition of being hooked.
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  23. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    My name is Christopher, my friends call me Chris....and I am hooked on IPA's.

    My quest.. to try all of them.
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  24. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Me, Hophead. You, Jane.
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  25. HenryD

    HenryD Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013 New York
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    since i've been a geek seems the "snobiest" geeks i know frown on the IPA's and brag about their Geuze/Lambic, etc. I realyl dont' care, I'm def. hooked on IPA's and love it. when my nose gets close to that bottle i want pine and citrus and floral aromas to overwhelm me. I do not, however care for heavy Alc IPA's, like them 6%-8% range and always look for a strong Malt backbone. Also loving stouts from frounders/bells/Goose Island.
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  26. falstaff

    falstaff Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2013

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  27. sdpaul

    sdpaul Aspirant (224) May 2, 2012 California
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    nothing like the feeling of a fresh cold hoppy IPA or DIPA or TIPA
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  28. cincysig

    cincysig Aspirant (290) Sep 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    I've been hooked on hops since my first trip to the GABF in 2000. My craziness for hoppy beers has only gotten worse with time. I don't see it changing anytime soon.

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  29. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (322) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Get a good reviewed IPA and take a good wiff before you taste the HOPS. You may find a new beer style you like.
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