DIPA glassware recommendation

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  1. AlaskanYoung

    AlaskanYoung Disciple (379) Dec 1, 2011 Arkansas

    Was at drydock brewery in Aurora,CO lastweek and i was trying quite a few of their beers, all of which were served in a pint,except one beer. As i was drinking i was searching beers on BA. I ordered a DIPA in a tulip (ba recommended glassware). The bartender said it would be an abomination to serve a dipa in a tulip. I said id like it in a tulip and was told the best she could do was a taster pint (they have tulips,snifters etc all behind the bar). We exchanged words about it for a minute and ultimately i just got a pint. Had i not made a 1500mi trip to CO to visit breweries, i probably would've just left after already spending $100. So my question is, are BAs recommendations accurate?
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  2. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I think you're over thinking this.
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  3. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    yes absolutely, even if its not a really heavy beer (stout, dipa) etc. i still enjoy using my duvel glass for session beers, makes the flavor and aroma a lot more pronounced IMO, compared to the typical pint glass at least
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  4. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,741) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    Anyone who tells you it's an abomination to serve a DIPA in a tulip vs a pint is clearly an idiot or is just trying to be a jerk.
  5. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Um, you were paying for the beer (and more than one from the sound of it.) What did the bartender care what glass you drank it from?
  6. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Glass styles are suggestions and not rules. We all may have preference in glassware but we should expect to drink it in the glass of the establishments choosing. We may not agree with their choice but it is probably best to just roll with it.

    Personally I am not one to pour my DIPAs in tulips but I would be hard pressed to say it is inappropriate.
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  7. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    I think tulips are awesome, they do hold less though don't they? There are times though, I go to the bar and just want to hold a giant pint glass. It just feels good.
  8. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    I never quibble over glassware in bars or brewpubs. Most places seem to skip over tulips and snifters for more durable almighty pint or nonic. I can understand that.
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  9. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (792) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    It could be because she wnold not be able to know when she had poured a pint, in another glass.
  10. mobius387

    mobius387 Disciple (345) Dec 5, 2010 New Hampshire
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    "drink from the can!" says heady topper
  11. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    while i suppose i'd prefer a tulip, if the tulip was 12oz and the shaker pint was 16oz, then i'll choose the shaker pint every time.
  12. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    My sam adams 'Perfect Pint' Glass is used for everything. Especially DIPAs!
  13. StarRanger

    StarRanger Initiate (153) Nov 27, 2006 North Dakota

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  14. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Any glass with a little tulip to it will enhance just about any beer. There are tulip pints, stemmed tulips, etc... To say that it would be an abomination to serve a DIPA in a pint glass is laughable. Last time I ordered Gubna on tap it came in a 10oz tulip/goblet, without having to ask for it.
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  15. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Defender (619) May 29, 2011 Florida
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    It's beer, enjoy it in a care free state of mind as it's meant to be enjoyed. Don't fret over silly things like this man!
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  16. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    I can see that. But since most tulips tend to hold a bit less than an average pint glass, she would be pouring less, right? I just don't see the point of arguing with a paying customer to the extent that he or she is still stewing about it days later. On the other hand, I also don't see the point in arguing with a bartender over the glass to the point of being ticked off about it. It's a glass. In the grand scheme of things, why let that ruin a good time?
  17. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    you the award for the strangest avatar I've seen in my time on this site. Also, I wish more of the customers at my bar cared about the glasses! we use tulips, pints, and snifters for different styles/sizes, but occasionally people will actually turn down a beer because they don't want a "fancy/girly" glass; their loss, I suppose.
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  18. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (389) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    The only glass anyone should use at all is the Teku. It accentuates the flavor of hype.
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  19. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Crusader (792) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    It depends on what the bar calls a pint. In NJ a lot of places pour a 12 or 14 oz "pint" not 16. Tulips can be deciving. I have a Palm tulip that can hold 22 oz when filled close to the brim. An oversized wine glass can hold 16 oz bottle of beer with ease. Your right no point in arguing about it .
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  20. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (272) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    I would drink DIPA's in tulips.
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  21. RonfromJersey

    RonfromJersey Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2002 New Jersey

    I'll skip over the discussion over what is the right glass, as I sip my HopSlam in a Storm King pint glass.

    On the other issue here, as someone was has spent over twenty years asking for soft drinks and mainstream beers to be served in stemware for the women in my family, my reaction is "what is the bartender's problem?".

    I mean, I can see the abomination line as a joke, but in the end, give the customer what they want when it's that easy.
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  22. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I drink my DIPAs from tulpis or snifters. In the end, it doesn't really matter. It was stupid that he was arguing with you though. You could have gotten really mad and walked out, and he would have lost a costumer. Stupid from a business point of view. Just serve the beer
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  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,313) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Tulip glass all the way!
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  24. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,313) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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  25. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (131) May 15, 2011 New York
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    Ive done this once at a restaurant that isnt known for beer.

    I once ordered a Flower Power and it came in an old style pilsner glass while a friend ordered a gin/vodka/whatever and tonic and it came in a duval style tulip. I asked for a tulip for my second Flower Power and everything was fine.
  26. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    I think both you and the bartender are taking it a bit too seriously.
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  27. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Can't go wrong with either a pint glass or a tulip IMO.
  28. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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  29. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,126) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Beer is supposed to be fun ... we recomend it though we don't expect people to live by it, it is a personal preference (choice).

    Just had this DIPA in my Spiegelau glass ... but I drink nearly every beer out of this glass.

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  30. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,105) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I bet you were so worried about drinking the dipa from a tulip that you didn't even get a bottle of blighs.
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  31. AlaskanYoung

    AlaskanYoung Disciple (379) Dec 1, 2011 Arkansas

    I got 1-3 of everything they had for sale
  32. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Devotee (400) Nov 21, 2008 Texas
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    I like big wine glasses that I get at the Dollar Store. They are perfect beer glasses for most styles. If you want to.actually fill it, it will hold almost a full bomber. So I guess they have a 21 ounce capacity. $1 is a great price too. Ive got shitloads of them.
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  33. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Other than the glassware travesty, did you try the Hefeweizen? So good.
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  34. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,808) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    This is the correct answer.
    Quite frankly, if you asked for the beer to served in your boot, thee correct response woulf be
    "Left or right boot sir."
  35. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Perfect glass choice in my opinion. I always drink DIPA's out of a short stemmed tulip/snifter such as this.
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  36. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    the duvel tulip is a pretty rad glass. The SA perfect pint or whatever is a really functional piece of glassware.
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  37. ahawkman

    ahawkman Initiate (135) May 15, 2007 California

    The Spiegelau glass above looks similar to the glass I drink everything from when at home... the New Belgium globe. Everything from SNPA to Sucks to Raspy, yum!
  38. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    After having Boulevard's Double-Wide IPA from their own Smokestack tulip glass, I will be pouring DIPA's into a tulip from now on. Perfect glass for DIPA's IMO, just perfect.

    Side note: I also find Sam Adams Boston Lager glasses work great for just about ANYTHING in a pinch. I highly recommend them to anyone getting into craft/quality beer. Great all-purpose glass. Can be had for $3 at many stores = no brainer purchase.
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  39. EddieGold

    EddieGold Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2012 North Carolina

    one without holes
  40. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Initiate (32) Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

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