Overused terms/words in craft beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by KalH, Apr 14, 2015.

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  1. KalH

    KalH Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 North Carolina

    So lately I've been noticing that I can't read an article about the beer industry without reading the word "passion" over and over again. This is not meant to be a jab at anybody in the industry as I respect everyone's "affinity" for craft beer, but am I alone in feeling like its slung around a little too often?? I mean, there's a dictionary/thesaurus for a reason. What other words/terms you guys feel are being overused?

    Also, "citrusy" is probably the most overused general descriptor of IPAs. JMHO.
  2. gatheredwaters

    gatheredwaters Initiate (0) May 1, 2014 Vermont

  3. draheim

    draheim Grand Pooh-Bah (4,181) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

    "Palette" and "pallet" are definitely overused. Unless someone is talking about a beer having a palette of flavors or cases of beer sitting on a pallet.
  4. Pahn

    Pahn Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    read my reviews one after another if you want to know something about words being overused.
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  5. Beer-Revelry

    Beer-Revelry Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2015 Texas

    This. I literally talk about head potential and retention in every single review. Just my dedication to being thorough, definitely overused though.
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  6. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Grand Pooh-Bah (5,681) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Horse blanket :confused:
    Dank :astonished: (yes, I'm guilty)
  7. nc41

    nc41 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

  8. deford

    deford Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2013 California

    Complex...what the hell does that taste like?
  9. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

  10. Mitchell57

    Mitchell57 Zealot (590) Jan 8, 2013 Wisconsin


    Horse Blanket.


    This beer is a (insert malt or hop or barrel) bomb

    Other annoying words that don't really mean much
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  11. Providence

    Providence Pooh-Bah (2,376) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    I automatically have less respect for people when they use that word to describe anything (unless they are talking about the Iliad and/or the Odyssey).
  12. NHhomebrewguy

    NHhomebrewguy Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2012 New Hampshire

  13. dcw6363

    dcw6363 Zealot (528) Nov 11, 2009 Wisconsin

    Lateral tongue

    Unpeeled/raw/freshly picked etc. Please. Like you can tell the difference between freshly mown hay and that stale hay that's been sitting around for a day.

    Mid - palate

    "/ thread"

    Best beer to have while diagramming sentences in Latin

  14. rozzom

    rozzom Pooh-Bah (2,534) Jan 22, 2011 New York
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    Picked up "my" bottles

    Craft beer - too much me me me
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  15. raffels

    raffels Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

  16. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan


    I prefer the term panther piss
  17. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,046) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    Overused and annoying:

    - mind-blowing

    - anything related to beer culture or personalities that is deliberately misspelled and used semi-sarcastically or not... such as: whalez (I just threw up in my mouth)
  18. Treyliff

    Treyliff Grand Pooh-Bah (4,711) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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  19. deford

    deford Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2013 California

    Except, well...I'm not quite sure, really ...what panther piss tastes like...
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  20. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Grand Pooh-Bah (4,887) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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