Controversial Beer Opinions Thread

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Kraz, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Kraz

    Kraz Aspirant (200) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    Dogs irritate me more than kids. People with dogs just let them wander around as if everyone there just loves dogs and wants to spend time with them. At least with kids most of my experiences are the parents corral them pretty well
     
  2. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Actually, most of the time it doesn't.
     
  3. ingchr1

    ingchr1 Initiate (149) Jun 4, 2008 New York

    Most NEIPA's aren't that great and none are worth standing in line for!
     
  4. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (249) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    And then I will have my cat come over and pee on the whole mess :wink:
     
  5. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    You're dead to me.
     
  6. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Not even the best Quad made in Belgium.
     
  7. ingchr1

    ingchr1 Initiate (149) Jun 4, 2008 New York

    And how about brewery cats?
     
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  8. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    No beer is worth that.
     
  9. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Disciple (383) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    I enjoy NEIPAs just as much as anyone else. But, I question how much of a substantial difference there really is between a Tree House or Trillium vs. any local brewer cranking them out here in Houston.

    I mean - at the end of the day - the style isnt all that hard or time consuming to brew.
     
  10. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,107) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    Hey now, there is no need to bring Sam Adams Triple Bock into this conversation.
     
  11. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,401) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I actually enjoy Habanero Sculpin, but don't have much use for the rest of the Ballast Point catalog.
     
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  12. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    There's about half a dozen breweries making great examples here in Pittsburgh. No difference to my palate.

    Indeed. They are a little more expensive to brew than the "normal" beer, however. Hops are pricey.
     
  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,648) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I can't decide between 2 possible responses:

    - true, they can't all be Pannepot Reserva.

    Or

    - they make quads in Belgium now?
     
  14. JamFuel

    JamFuel Poo-Bah (4,397) Mar 26, 2009 Sweden
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    No, but West's often talked about in those terms.

    I'd rather have Rochefort or Bernardus any day of the week ..
     
  15. ingchr1

    ingchr1 Initiate (149) Jun 4, 2008 New York

    FTFY
     
  16. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,608) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Now this does get me going, but I haven't mentioned anything despite having typed up a post once or twice for the pet peeve thread.

    Haze, in its true definition, is synonymous with cloudy and foggy. In other words, there is still a major degree of transparency to the beer, with the particles in suspensions contrasted against patches of clear beer.

    "Hazy" NE IPAs are in fact, not hazy. They are not remotely transparent, and therefore are better described as murky, turbid, or my personal favorite - opaque.

    If one of the major NE IPA producers popped out a beer that was truly "hazy", there would be a thread started up with haze bros and NE IPA fan boys alike calling the beer out for being too transparent.

    I suppose it may be hard to market or hype up beer that is considered "murky", but I'm not a fan of the misnomer of "hazy".
     
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  17. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (2,101) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    The "I only drink cloudy IPAs, bruh" group that scoffs at anything else. Yes, I'm known to drink these beers by the dozens, but I still love the classics. I will never be too good to forget where I came from.

    That is all.
     
  18. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (465) Jun 20, 2014 New York
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    ooh there's a good one. I second this
     
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  19. Kraz

    Kraz Aspirant (200) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    I was wondering how long it would take for Tree House to pop up.

    They were pioneers, they are now just good for the experience (which is still an amazing thing, don't get me wrong, I am even planning a trip there to hang), not the beer, because as stated before there are a number of local smaller places that can knock the style out now that the cat is out of the bag. Hell, there is a place in northern Indiana here that is literally 6 stools and two 2 person tables that makes an out of control NEIPA that isn't far from TH.
     
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  20. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,465) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Looking forward to my next trip to Bamberg!
     
  21. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,603) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    So long as we are opening up I hafta admit when I see some one write or say the term hazebro it makes me think of children playing Pokemon.
     
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  22. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (52) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio
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    Homebrewer snobs
     
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  23. keilerdunkel

    keilerdunkel Initiate (167) Apr 8, 2004 Illinois

    Coffee should not go near any beer. (Aside- cold/iced coffee is an abomination)

    Fruit does not belong in beer.

    Balanced beers (of any style) are not mediocre.

    More of (anything) and/or "rarity" does not make a beer any more special.
     
  24. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (465) Jun 20, 2014 New York
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    thank you for this!
     
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  25. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,331) Sep 24, 2007 Kyrgyzstan
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    I find the opposite to be true. folks tend to keep their dogs leashed, while the let their spawn race around like maniacs after getting jacked up on root beer. As always, there are exceptions on both sides, but give me the doggos in breweries over the diaper-fillers every time.
     
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  26. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (52) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio
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    What could go wrong?
     
  27. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    What about them?
     
  28. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Both of these ^^^
     
  29. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    New craft beer drinkers are irritating as fuck.
     
  30. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,608) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I mean, some people do act a lot like children trying to get the latest NE IPA release.

    Fortunately, they are in the minority (at least, from my experience).
     
  31. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (465) Jun 20, 2014 New York
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    Drie Fonteinen > Cantillon
     
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  32. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,608) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    What about them?

    Or is every single craft beer newbie irritating?
     
  33. BeerseAnyone

    BeerseAnyone Initiate (52) Oct 5, 2017 Ohio
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    It was just a subtle (and humorous to me) jab back at you
     
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  34. Kraz

    Kraz Aspirant (200) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    This, a million times this. Wish brewers read that and understood it more than the consumers
     
  35. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Touche.
     
  36. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (876) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    ditto.
     
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  37. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,608) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Unfortunately, if consumers don't stop think this way, breweries can easily exploit it. And I can't really blame them if it means they can do a couple small batches every month and just about guarantee instant sales.
     
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  38. Kraz

    Kraz Aspirant (200) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    $4.85 Can/1C PP. Follow our Social for Line Updates!
     
  39. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Come on, man. This is a controversial beer opinions thread. I'm just bringing the controversy harder than most.

    In reality, though, a lot of new craft drinkers are running around like they just had their first orgasm saying, "Have you tried this craft beer stuff? It's really something!" and most people that have been around for a while are just like, "Yeah, it's good. You're not the first to notice."
     
  40. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,608) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Ah, gotcha. I always dial down my controversy sensitivity about 2 notches when I read your posts, so I read it pretty stock standard.

    Makes sense. I do enjoy hearing newbies swoon over Blue Moon, and then waiting to see if they develop to the point of boycotting Blue Moon due to who it's owned by.

    Either way, for newbies reading this, don't be afraid to try new beer. :grin: