Snifter or tulip?

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  1. Shaaarrrp

    Shaaarrrp Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Virginia

    So I mostly drink these types of beers but can't find a clear answer on what sort of glass is preferred...any input or suggestions for a decently priced set?

    Pliny the elder
    Dogfish 90 minute
    Lagunitas sucks
    Stone enjoy by

    Also, what sort of glass should I be drinking something like nugget nectar out of?

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  2. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

  3. tcanaday

    tcanaday Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 California

    I prefer a snifter, but that could be against all kinds of beer laws. I think a tulip is all for the elegant look, does nothing to the nose for me.
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  4. brureview

    brureview Meyvn (1,370) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

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  5. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    Drink ALL of them in a tulip. Snifter is really for darker beers. Tulip is great and perfect for all of those IPA and DIPA
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  6. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I've been using my DFH snifter for everything as of late. It really brings out the aromatics in a lot of these brews. Can't wait until my IPA glasses get here tomorrow.
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  7. Shaaarrrp

    Shaaarrrp Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Virginia

    By "IPA glasses" do you mean something other than a tulip?
  8. Flight0011

    Flight0011 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    I would use a tulip for those but when nothing is available my favorite beer mug never fails!
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  9. Kerfluffel

    Kerfluffel Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Washington

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  10. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Defender (609) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    I use a pint glass...typical English style pint glass. I guess I'm a plebeian.
  11. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (4,074) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I just drink my APA/IPA/DIPAs out of a Nonic.

    I have snifters for my thick dark beers, and tulips are a bit of a catch-all but I primarily use them for all the Belgian styles.
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  12. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Can't go wrong with either.. so many of us so called "beer geeks" need to tone down the pretentious attitudes about beer and every aspect of it. Glassware is very important, but this tulip vs. snifter thing is kinda over the top. No matter what beer I pour into either, I get excellent aroma. Head retention and drinkability goes to the tulip though.. But either way, you'll get a great experience!
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  13. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Snifter for anything that is considered a DIPA and is 9% or over which pertains to every brew you listed except Nugget Nectar.
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  14. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    I will second this as this is how I tend to consume my beverages unless I resort to the pint glass for IPAs.
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  15. feelin_iffy

    feelin_iffy Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 Michigan

    I rotate between my Founders tulip and a snifter, but I favor the tulip
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  16. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    I actually like this design from Rastal for both hoppy beers and big stouts/barleywines. Sort of a hybrid snifter/tulip.

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  17. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    I typically choose tulips over snifters if only because they are easier to clean. I drink most IPAs out of a standard shaker int.
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  18. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I like both, but would have to say the snifter is my favorite. I can drink anything out of a snifter.
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  19. Rusel_G

    Rusel_G Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 North Carolina

    I actually really like my Samuel Adams pint glass for most everything but my stouts. I'm also occasionally OCD enough that I have to try to drink the beer in a glass, usually from a pint night, from the brewery.
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  20. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    I prefer the taller tulip glasses for IPA's, especially the Imperials. That new DFH/SN glass is hiteous!
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  21. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    The "dividing line" between a snifter and a short-stemmed tulip isn't really defined. I agree this design is perfect. There are other similar designs that work perfectly as well.
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  22. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,430) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    thanks for the info ...

    when in doubt, I say tulip. the answers suggest personal preference seems to be the way to go.
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  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,340) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    You listed hoppy beers! TULIP all the way with a nood to a tulip/snifter hybrid style glass as mentioned earlier in the thread.
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  24. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    What would New Belgium's "globe" be considered? I loved mine until it fell off the dish rack and shattered...:/
  25. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Tulip Snifter, similar to the ones posted above.
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  26. Wtbrooks

    Wtbrooks Initiate (0) May 31, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I usually use a duvel tulip for all the beers I drink. Big enough for plenty of beer but also easy to drink from.
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  27. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    The NB glass is nice, I'd call it a globe style glass, it is an enlarged snifter, not much of a tulip, just a large snifter. Does get the job done though, and it does hold a healthy amount.
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  28. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

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  29. MattNelson

    MattNelson Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2010 District of Columbia

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  30. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

  31. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    Have a few Duvel tulips but find myself using my Maudite snifter more often.
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  32. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    The correct answer to this question is TEKU.

  33. jman005

    jman005 Aspirant (256) Jan 21, 2013 Kentucky
    This for sure.
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  34. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (271) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
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    Your answer for the Heady is located on the can. All else a tulip.
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  35. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    Yep. I use the same shape glass for all hoppy beers, lambic, Saisons, and pretty much anything not malt forward. For those (stout, porter, quad, old ale, etc.) I use a snifter.
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  36. Eastside151

    Eastside151 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Ohio
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    By far my favorite/coolest glass in my cabinet...
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  37. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    I wish they weren't so tall. They look effective yet goofy to me.
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  38. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (555) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    20 oz English Imperial Pint glass for all beers - filled up.
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  39. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (4,200) Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    I think either, but a snifter is truly all purpose.
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