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Pilsner glasses for IPAs?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DarkDragon999, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. DarkDragon999

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    I usually drink IPA's out of a goblet or pint glass but I have a flared pilsner glass I want to use and I'm wondering how common or acceptable it is to drink an IPA out of a pilsner glass.
     
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    Acceptable to who? Take your beer and pour that shit into any glass you feel like! Drink it up man! lol...
     
  4. DarkDragon999

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    Well pilsner glasses are thinner and I know for an ipa you want a wider mouth to release the aroma. Thats why I asked.
     
  5. Stoutish

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    Generally if I have an IPA sixer I'll try different glasses, I've found that pilsner glasses give more of a straightforward hops profile as you drink them. Belgian tulip glasses will really bring forth the fruity profiles of a good IPA. Experiment! It's what brings out half the fun of craft beer! It's tough to get the Pils glass to temper the brew however.
     
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    I know man, I was just messing with you. I'm sure someone will give you the technical answer you are looking for.

    Cheers!
     
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    From what I've read the tall, thin pilsner glasses (which I'm assuming is the kind you mean?) are mainly for presentation (showing off the clarity and light color of a pilsner) and a little head retention. I'd recommend a tulip for IPA's.

    That said, glassware doesn't make that big of a difference. Drink out of whatever makes you happy.
     
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    i pour everything into this just to feel like a bad ass.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Beer bongs are the only "true" way to appreciate the complexities of the tannins and high levels of alpha acids that are present in most IPA's.
     
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    If you're not breaking out your beer bong right now, your behind the game!
     
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    the best glasses to drink IPA┬┤s in are big wine glasses
     
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    I use this type of Pilsner glass from time to time (I think it's kind of nice as an all-purpose glass, though a bitch to keep clean):
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    I use weizen glasses for double IPAs. Whatever floats your boat!
     
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    I just got some Goose Island Summer Wheat Pilsner glasses that are great for anything. I drink a lot of IPA's so those go in there. Honestly, I don't notice a lot of difference between a shaker pint and a tasting tulip. If you like the glass, use it.
     
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    It makes a taste difference, but let's not get crazy. You'd drink it from the bottle if you had no glass. I say that, but then, I hate straight sided pints for really fragrant beers. So I'm a damn hypocrite.
    Anything that flares out and then narrows will do for me, but I prefer snifters and globes because then I can look like a bigger jerk when I drink. :)

    But if you worry about the glass you use, you're doing it wrong.
     
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    I always pour mine in an Oversized wine glass. Cause I love to smell em. At least for the first time Im drinking a new IPA.
     
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    You have my permission
     
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    drink it form one of these pils glasses:
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    IPA in a Pilsner glass, you will burn in BA hell!!
     
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    I feel like such an unsophisticated heel. I rarely bother with a glass and just bottle feed !!! ;)
     
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    Your beer. Doesn't really matter. I have a Hitachino Nest pils glass that I drink a lot of my IPAs out of.
     
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    Yeah, but all the other poured IPAs will be pointing at it and laughing. Justifiably of course.
     
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    There was a bar around here in Cambridge that was selling Hopslam in Pilsner glasses. It still tasted like Hopslam and I don't believe that the Bros ever wrote them a citation.
     
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    Does it matter if it's common or acceptable? Do what feels right - even if that means drinking beer from a sippy cup.
     
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    I prefer my hoppy beers in Pilsner glasses over Tulips. Call me crazy or wrong but that's just my preference.
     
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    I drink all my beer out of a Yahtzee shaker...
     
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    I've drank porters out of my pilsner glass too. For some reason it's soothing to see something long dark ;)
     
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    I drink IPA's out of pilsner style glasses all the time. Alot of people will probably disagree with me, but to me its either pour it in a glass or don't. Who cares what glass. Heady Topper demands you drink it from the can so who knows....
     
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    Good Pour!
     
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    I've drank IPAs out of a pilesener glass. Tasted just fine.
     
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    Sounds risky. I wouldn't try it.
     
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    I love Pils glass my last one broke, do it. And I don't like to drink out of shaker pints, I absolutely hate them. I have some that are cool to collect, but as a drinking tool they suck.
     
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    Pour it in and try. Not trying to be an ass, but pour an IPA into a pils glass and try it. That is the only way you will know how the glass showcases the beer.

    Internet forums are great for asking questions, but sometimes the answer lies within your own experience.
     
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    I'll drink my beer in whatever I find on you after I take your lunch money and give you an atomic wedgie.
     
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    Quit apologizing, you're not that far off. I have my personal geeky technical opinions of glassware vs. the beer style and unless you have a big glassware collection, pour it into whatever vessel floats your boat, the aroma and "overall experience" may be compromised a little but it won't kill the flavor.
     
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    :eek: I have a pretty generous collection of eclectic glassware with some really cool stuff but THAT has to be THE coolest piece I've ever seen...hands down. (I'd probably drink any style of beer out of that one just for the coolness factor.)
     
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    I'll do it. What the hell. My only pilsener glass is very similar to my tulip anyway.

    Frankly, I have no issue drinking any beer out of anything ... so long as its beer.
     
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