Controversial Beer Opinions Thread

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

  1. Greenstone

    Greenstone Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2017 Michigan

    When I go to a restaurant, bar, brewery I don’t want to talk about beer. In fact I want to talk about anything other than beer. Beer just happens to be want I’m drinking. If I want to discuss, dissect, or rate beer I will stay at home, pour a glass, and read through beeradvocate.com.
     
  2. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (122) Jan 8, 2012 Kentucky

    Preach it. Whenever you read here about something from 3 or 4 years ago "drinking well" you can bet it would have "drank" better 3 or 4 years ago.
     
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  3. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (405) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    No complaints here. I think it's well balanced. It is an Imperial Amber Ale with high IBUs = should be well balanced.
     
  4. shehateme

    shehateme Devotee (460) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    The monthly treehouse thread needs to be locked permanently......absolutely insufferable!!! ....also don’t like kids at breweries
     
  5. pbrian

    pbrian Defender (660) Feb 8, 2001 Connecticut

    Yeah, he just crossed the line.
     
  6. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,458) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    I am really glad people boycott Wicked Weed I no longer have to wait in line when I go there to eat with the wife!!
     
  7. sculls65

    sculls65 Aspirant (236) Dec 15, 2008 Michigan

    Never understood trading for a beer I couldn't get locally.
     
  8. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,103) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    BCBS is best served over vanilla ice cream.
     
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  9. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (3,608) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Start hopping other styles and then people start complaining that an American Barleywine is really more of a heavy IPA, or that a pale ale by ____ should now be considered an IPA. :wink:

    I will say, that I tend to avoid buying IPAs when I'm traveling. I'm sure I've set back some great beers at the store, but IPA is such a broad term that there is no way I'm buying an unknown beer labeled an "IPA" to bring back home. Too much utter crap under that title (with some damn good ones in the mix) to justify setting aside space in the car/luggage for an unknown "IPA".
     
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  10. drinkin-beeers

    drinkin-beeers Disciple (363) Jan 29, 2014 Montana

    Good thing you didn’t put barrel aged or you wouldn’t have had a new beer in the last 5 years
     
  11. ypsifly

    ypsifly Meyvn (1,064) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    I believe in it.
     
  12. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (412) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Ha! How about Italian breweries as a conversational piece?
     
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  13. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,333) Sep 24, 2007 Kyrgyzstan
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    People work long and hard for that title. Maybe you should look into what it takes to be called that.
     
  14. Lone_Freighter

    Lone_Freighter Poo-Bah (6,948) Jun 4, 2017 Vermont

    I was going to come to say this, but this guy beat me to it. I wanted to read this entire thread before I commented.

    It's "mead." Not meed.

    But +1 to Ninjakillzu's entire comment.
     
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  15. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,757) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    I’ll echo the arguments I hate:

    Don’t like cans
    Which packaging is best
    Breweries that sellout
    Local is best
    Won’t stand in line...ever

    I’ll think of more
     
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  16. Lone_Freighter

    Lone_Freighter Poo-Bah (6,948) Jun 4, 2017 Vermont

    Call me an old fart, but younger beer reviewers don't know how to rate to style.

    I plead for the day when a millennial rates a Pilsener above a 4 on BA or Untappd.
     
  17. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,103) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    Sorry, but this is a really ignorant statement. (And I'm not a cicerone.)
     
  18. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,333) Sep 24, 2007 Kyrgyzstan
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    Is that a controversial beer?
     
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  19. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (405) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Deleted. Wrong thread.
     
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  20. TheWolf

    TheWolf Disciple (321) May 26, 2015 Delaware

    The NEIPA craze is driven by the FOMO disease (fear of missing out) that is widespread in the craft community. When in reality finding a core group of beers you enjoy while occasionally experimenting with new offerings offers a much higher long term value and enjoyment proposition. For the record - I suffer from chronic FOMO.
     
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  21. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Zealot (520) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    (unless you're waiting for a beer festival to open) . . .

    LINE. SHARES. ARE. STUPID.

    There, I said it. Come at me bros.

    I'm in line to buy furniture. Let's drink in public!

    I'm in line to buy groceries. Let's drink in public!

    I'm in line with my 9 year old to go watch Peter Rabbit. Let's drink in public!

    I have a wife and 2 kids at home and yet I'm in line at 5:30 in the morning on a random Saturday in December to buy 2 bottles of barrel-aged stout that I'll just turn around and try to flip in a trade or sell on the secondary market: Let's drink in public!

    So weird.
     
  22. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,650) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Bwah! Oh well, you can lead a horse to pilsner...:wink:
     
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  23. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,206) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    I don't have time to read the whole thread right now. Has anyone already used 'pumpkin beer is an abomination and fit for nothing but pouring down the sink?'

    If that's already taken, I'll go with 'I actually like 22oz bombers'.
     
  24. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (480) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    There are way too many IPAs being brewed.
     
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  25. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,107) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    IPAs are not the answer to every food and beer pairing question. In fact, they don't pair well with most foods. An IPA with a nice chunk of aged cheddar, though, is a thing of beauty.
     
  26. Kraz

    Kraz Aspirant (200) Feb 12, 2018 Indiana
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    If you want a milkshake, drink a milkshake. Not a beer. Sorry Tired Hands.
     
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  27. rozzom

    rozzom Champion (823) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Sorry if this has been mentioned already - I’m late to the game and this thread has moved quickly.

    Anyway - “world class”. It’s use should result in an auto-ban
     
  28. TheWolf

    TheWolf Disciple (321) May 26, 2015 Delaware

    Regular online conversation amongst a group of strangers on the narrow topic of beer is likely an indication of a social deficiency.
     
  29. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,650) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Use, or mis-use? :wink:
     
  30. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,088) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I bet I wouldn't like that beer...sue me. :wink:

    I don't like flights, but at the same time I routinely get them. Breweries are constantly brewing new beers that I haven't had. There's ALOT of bad beer out there, especially at tap rooms, where brewers are putting out experimental beers or beers they haven't yet dialed in.

    Some of these beers are quite expensive, I don't want to drop $8 for a pint of some experiment. Unfortunately, flights are necessary in today's craft beer world.


    I've read the whole thread and still haven't seen this one...I HATE 16 oz. cans. It's irresponsible packaging for the majority of ABVs on today's beers.
     
  31. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (974) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I could never take Otis the Walker Coonhound to any public place. He would be loved and want to be rubbed by everyone. He is very gregarious and seeks out humans. He is a cool dog, but he could create chaos without even making enemies. He's a comic and very funny..Still....My old Lab Lily could go anywhere and not a soul would ever object. She had great manners and a real sense of decorum. My dogs are always happier at home anyway.
     
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  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,743) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Much as I drink and enjoy Bourbon Barrel Aged stouts, I might never touch another if I could buy enough Rum Barrel Aged stouts. And RBA quads. And RBA scotch ales. And RBA porters. Rum eats Bourbon's lunch.
     
  33. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,333) Sep 24, 2007 Kyrgyzstan
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    Disagree with you on taster trays, agree on 16oz cans.
     
  34. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,333) Sep 24, 2007 Kyrgyzstan
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    There's a couple I see at some of my local breweries. Her dog is a small-medium mixed breed who is very shy, and just sits on the bench next to Mom. His dog is a huge Great Pyrenees. Biggest pile of white fluff you've ever seen. He just lays next to Dad, basically daring people to not fluff him up. Loves every bit of attention he gets.
     
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  35. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,206) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    i wish I'd said that.
     
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  36. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,088) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I get it. So I don't disagree with people hating flights. I want a full beer. But I would say the majority of the time 2 or 3 out of the 4 beers I get on a flight are something I would be extremely disappointed if I ordered a full pint of.
     
  37. Greenstone

    Greenstone Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2017 Michigan

    People that go through the levels and graduate are and should be considered experts. I just believe the name is trying to play off the wine industries “sommelier” and sound fancy. Thinking a word sounds snobby is in no way an ignorant statement or a knock on the skills that are required to achieve it. The topic was “Controversial Beer Opinions”
     
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  38. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,206) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    I have a limited capacity for self-loathing and am tired of being shamed for preferring NEDIPA's over almost any other style of beer ninety-nine-point-something perecent of the time.

    NEIPA is a distinct style from AIPA.

    I hate those iPads that make you opt not to tip 20% before you can have a case of cans slid across the counter to you.
     
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  39. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,743) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    One thing that really annoys me is people that cite "truck chasers" as the reason they can't get their "fair share" of cult beers. I can either go to one store, stand in line for the one or two BCBS or CBS or Pirate Bombs and then go home and whine how truck chasers are preventing me from buying more - or - I can think it out, hit a few stores where I've had luck before, and get more than the one or two. There is no limit, there is no fair share. I'm putting some thought into it, spending time, gas, and dollars and ending up with more. Not like I'm cornering the market to resell or trade, it's for my consumption. There is even one store in town that has twice offered me all they have left in order to just be done with the hype - so I go there first.
     
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  40. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (1,727) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Most West Coast IPAs are better than most New England IPAs.
    A beer isn't good just because it's hazy, expensive, or difficult to obtain.
    "Shelf beer" should NEVER be seen as an insult.
    Brown ales are the most underappreciated style of beer.
    An imperial stout isn't good just because you add a dozen flavorings and age it in a barrel; in fact, I usually prefer them without.
    Frosted glasses are an abomination.
    Glassware in general is super important and I reserve my right to be anal about it.

    ...That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure I'll add more later. :slight_smile: